SPRING and SUMMER GATHERINGS for INDUCTIONS 2017
The National Honor Society of Boy Scouting, the Order of the Arrow, will hold two GATHERING and INDUCTION Weekends in 2017. These Gatherings are the opportunities for Candidates elected in the fall of 2016 to become members of the Order of the Arrow and for Ordeal Members with at least 10 months service to seal their membership in the Brotherhood.
The induction process, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order. Upon completion of the Ordeal and its ceremony, the member is expected to strengthen his involvement in the unit and encourage Scout camping.
After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow.