OA Ordeal (Order of the Arrow)

Friday, May 10, 2019 All Day - Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Order of the Arrow

Scouts who were elected into the Order of the Arrow (OA) by their troop must complete an Ordeal within one year, in order to become a member of Colonneh Lodge.  If a candidate does not attend an Ordeal within one-year, then the candidate has to be re-elected by their unit.  A candidate can only complete their Ordeal in Colonneh Lodge.  

Register for an Ordeal


The purpose of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America’s National Honor Society, is to:

  • Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, and through that recognition, cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
  • Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
  • Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
  • Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
http://www.samhoustonbsa.org/oa-ordeal-order-of-the-arrow-2017-06-02