Ordeal Overview

The ordeal is the induction process for the Order of the Arrow, Scoutings National Honor Society. If you are reading this post, your unit has selected you to become a member of this organization by completing the ordeal. The ordeal is an opportunity for you to give back in service to our scout camps while learning more about the Order of the Arrow. You will learn more about the ordeal process during the weekend.

We will have our first Fall Induction on August 26th-28th at Camp Crooked Creek and our second Induction Weekend on September 16th-18th at both Pfeffer Scout Reservation and Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, so you can attend whichever is closer to you.

Registration Links

Pfeffer Scout Reservation - May 5th-7th

Camp Crooked Creek - May 19th-21st

Camp Crooked Creek - August 25th-27th

Pfeffer Scout Reservation - September 15th-17th

Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation - September 15th-17th

Packing List

When you come to your ordeal, please be sure to bring the following:

  • Part A and B of your BSA Medical form (Medical forms can be found at this link)
  • Weather appropriate work clothes for the weekend
  • Your BSA Field Uniform (Class A)
  • A tent
  • A sleeping bag
  • A tarp/groundsheet (separate from the one used for your tent)
  • A day pack containing the following:
    • A pocket knife
    • A first aid kit
    • Extra clothing
    • Rain gear
    • A water bottle or camelback bladder
    • A flashlight or headlamp
    • Sun protection
    • Work gloves

Event Schedule

Check-in for the event will not open until precisely 7:30 pm. You will have from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm to check in and get situated. The event will last until 10:00 am Sunday morning. If you need to arrive or leave outside of the designated times, please either contact your chapter leadership or you can contact us at the information below. Depending on the camp, registration will be in either the admin building or dining hall. We will have people at all events to help direct you to registration. 

Please contact us with any questions at info@nguttitehen.org or contact Lodge Chief Anthony H. at lodgechief@nguttitehen.org.