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OA Ordeal

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Our Lodge’s next induction weekend is November 6-7 and we hope you will be able to join us either virtually or in-person. An unlimited number of Ordeal Candidates can complete their Ordeal by participating from home in this unique one of a kind event. We will also be hosting a small in-person Ordeal in Acton limited to 25 people.

Why did we choose Acton? Ordeal candidates were polled last week and overwhelmingly a number of candidates from the Acton/Littleton/Harvard/Groton area expressed interest in a closer to home Ordeal. Feedback from parents at the Ordeals held in September and October was that driving over an hour to a camp and back home twice in one day was a lot of driving. The I495/Rt.2 area was the best fit after considering both the survey and feedback from parents.

Cost: $35.00 (price includes sash ($18.00), Lodge flap ($4.00), OA handbook ($4.00), registration fees ($5.00) and annual membership dues ($18.00): this is a $49.00 value!) Once a member, your weekend price is $25.00. More information about the Ordeal can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1djaDcZklCbenn-cEB3EHYsgSmzBg74Om47GkwckPR7w/edit?usp=sharing.

To celebrate your induction and welcome you to the Order of the Arrow, we would like to invite you to join a special webinar after your induction (Saturday evening) hosted by the National Order of the Arrow called Momentum: Spark. During Momentum: Spark, you will be joined by Arrowmen across the country for four hours of virtual activities and fellowship, immediately after completing your induction. You can look forward to games, competitions, and trivia, as well as messages from some of the National OA leadership, and access to an archive of content from Momentum Launch, the Order’s largest ever national event, access to a community platform to meet Order of the Arrow members from across the country, and a special event patch.

The Ordeal experience has been reviewed to comply with all state public health restrictions with the safety of everyone in mind. The Ordeal will take place in a hybrid format both at home and in Acton. Participation will begin at 8pm on Friday evening at home and will transition to in-person at the work site at 8:30am on Saturday. Pick up will be at 4pm, however the event will continue virtually online Saturday evening. For detailed information about how Catamount Lodge is modifying traditional plans for an Ordeal weekend, please read our Know Before You Go flyer.


November 7, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Catamount Lodge
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