All ordeal candidates that have been elected during the election period (November 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013) should have received a written notice confirming their candidacy and an invitation to attend the upcoming ordeal for their chapter.
If you are unable to participate in your chapter ordeal you should contact your chapter adviser to make arrangements to attend one of the other listed ordeals. You must make arrangements in advance to attend an ordeal in outside of your chapter/district.
All registered participants certify that they have read the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge Participant Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding and agree to abide by the conditions contained therein.
- If you have NOT read the Code of Conduct, use the link below to open and print the document
- Bring the signed Code of Conduct with you to the Ordeal
Old Dominion Fall Ordeal Weekend
October 4th – October 6th
Camp Moss Hollow
12494 Moss Hollow Road
Markham, VA 22643
All Arrowmen: Every member of the Old Dominion chapter is invited to join in this time of service and fellowship. We members must be present and acting in accordance with our values in order to lead by example. Please give of your time to help our new brothers on their long journey; help us honor them by working alongside them.
When & Where: Old Dominion 2013 Fall Ordeal Weekend will be Friday evening October 4th to Sunday morning October 6th at Camp Moss Hollow, 12494 Moss Hollow Road, Markham, VA 22643. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, concluding Sunday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as cleanup and checkout are completed.
Who can attend: Ordeal Weekends are open to all active youth and adult Order of the Arrow members, and newly elected Ordeal Candidates. An active Order of the Arrow member is:
- Currently registered with BSA and
- 2013 lodge dues ($12.00) are paid
If your dues are not current you will need to pay them on site (link to Dues Form below)
What to bring: Order of the Arrow Event Packing List (link below)
Registration: Please pre-register as soon as possible by completing the on-line registration.
- The form is savable to your local hard drive and includes fields that allows the user to fill out the form via computer
- There is a unique registration form for Candidates and Members, make certain you have used the correct form
- Registration deadline is September 27th
- All registration must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 27th at the Marriott Scout Service Center, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
Walk-in registrations must contact Old Dominion Adviser prior to event to confirm available space and must bring their completed BSA Health and Medical form.
BSA Health and Medical form required for Ordeal Weekends! Parts A and B of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Form #680-001 are to be completed and brought to all Order of the Arrow events not exceeding 72 consecutive hours (link below).
- Part A - Medical information required includes a current health history and list of medications. No physical examination by a physician is required unless the event is more than three days.
- Part B - Includes the parental informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement as well as a talent release statement. This form is to be filled out by participants and parents or guardians and kept on file for easy reference.
Please notify the Old Dominion Chapter in advance if you have special dietary or health requirements, and inform those in charge of check-in on Friday night if you have prescribed medications.
All medications need to be in the original containers with the Scouts' name, dosage requirements (containers will be returned), and with the correct amount of medication for the weekend. This includes over the counter drugs with signed note from Parent/Guardian with dosage instructions and time to be taken. Please place all containers in a zip-locked bag labeled with the Scouts' name.
BRING THE COMPLETED HEALTH & MEDICAL RECORD FORM WITH A PHOTOCOPY OF BOTH SIDES OF YOUR INSURANCE CARD TO THE ORDEAL, IF THE FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE STATE "NONE"
If you arrive without your Health & Medical Record Form you will not be allowed to participate in the ordeal and will not receive a refund.
Check-in: Check-in will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the camp's Administration Building. Ordeal candidates must arrive and check in no later than 9:00 p.m. in order to participate in the Pre-Ordeal ceremony. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE as it delays the program and ceremonies.
Cost: $60.00 for Ordeal candidates, $28.00 for general members, $25.00 for Elangomats, $20.00 for Saturday Only, and $20.00 for the Feast only. A $10.00 Late Fee will be required for all registrations post marked after September 27th. Everyone is asked to pre-register as soon as possible.
Cancelation Policy: Refunds for this event may be granted (less 15% handling fee) for the following reasons: sickness (with physician's statement), relocation, or death in the family.
Refund requests must be in writing and received by September 26, 2012 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fees cannot be credited toward another event. This policy is true for any event with fees over $25.00 per participant/registrant unless stated otherwise.
Camping: After checking in on Friday, Ordeal candidates and members are to set up their tents in designated areas.
Weekend Schedule: A detailed schedule will be announced and posted during the Ordeal Weekend.
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
check-in and Ordeal team meetings
Cleanup for evening activities
Brotherhood discussion & walk
After 9:00 p.m.
Pre-ordeal ceremony and Ordeal for candidates
Cracker Barrel for general members
Ordeal Ceremony & Brotherhood Ceremony
The Ordeal and Camp Service Project continues
Chapter and Lodge orientation
Cleanup and depart
Work Projects - Tools Needed: Various tools will be needed to carry out the many camp improvement projects that are being planned.
If you have any of the following, please bring them: List of tools and equipment needed for the service projects. Please make sure that all of the equipment you bring is clearly marked with your name.
It has been our experience that some candidates bring tools that are in poor condition with the thought that should they be lost or damaged, it would not matter. Tools that are in poor condition pose a serious safety problem and are accidents waiting to happen. If the handle of a rake or shovel should break, a serious injury could occur. Please, NO NOT bring tools that are in poor condition. All equipment that you bring must be in safe working condition, and must be clearly marked with your identification BEFORE you leave home. It is you responsibility to ensure that any tools you bring are removed from the Ordeal site when you leave.
Few things are as discouraging during these service times as having a great crew of enthusiastic volunteers and plenty of good jobs to be done, but too few tools to let everybody contribute their full effort. Please bring whatever tools you can.
Many of the Ordeal work projects this weekend involve work that will potentially soil your clothing. Be sure to bring work clothes or something to wear on Saturday you don't mind getting dirt or paint on. As there is a possibility that you may encounter poison ivy, please consider wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants for your work clothes and pack a change of work clothing in a plastic bag should it be necessary to change during the day.
The projects will include: A list of work projects will be posted as the Ordeal weekend approaches.
General members are asked to look over the list of projects prior to the Ordeal weekend to see which one's they'd like to work on.
Elangomats and Nimats needed: Arrowmen are needed to give service to the lodge and their fellow Arrowmen by serving as an Elangomat or Nimat. Elangomats are those Arrowmen who unselfishly go through the Ordeal as a friend to new Order of the Arrow candidates. Nimats are those Brotherhood members who help Ordeal members obtain their Brotherhood. Both opportunities are an excellent way of fulfilling one of the requirements for advancement to the next level of membership in the Order. E-mail the Old Dominion Chapter Chief and or Adviser if you wish to serve as an Elangomat or Nimat.
Ceremonies team looking for new members: TheOld Dominion Chapteris looking for Arrowmen who would like to serve the lodge as a member of the ceremonies team. Serving as a member of the ceremonies team is another way of fulfilling one of the requirements for Brotherhood. E-mail the Old Dominion Chapter Chief and or Adviser if you would like to serve on the ceremonies team or need more information.
Health & Safety needed: The Chapter is looking for Arrowmen who would like to serve as members of the Health & Safety team. Serving as a member of the Health & Safety team is another way of fulfilling one of the requirements for Brotherhood. You will assist with making sure that all participants remain healthy and safe. E-mail the Old Dominion Chapter Chief and or Adviser if you would like to serve on the Health & Safety team or need more information.
Cook Crew: The Chapter is looking for Arrowmen who would like to serve as members of the Cook Crew. Like to cook, want to learn to cook, like to eat really good food? Then this is a team for you. Serving as a member of the Cook Crew is another way of fulfilling one of the requirements for Brotherhood. E-mail the Old Dominion Chapter Chief and or Adviser if you would like to serve on the Cook Crew or need more information.
Last updated 08/26/2013