I’ve Been Elected to the Order of the Arrow… Now What? Ordeal? 🏹

Congratulations Order of the Arrow candidate! At the last camporee or summer camp, your name was called out and you left the campfire with Order of the Arrow (OA) brothers. This is known as a “Call-Out” or “Tap-Out” and is the result of you being elected into the order. You should receive a small booklet called “Upon a Lofty Journey”. This is the Spirit Of the Arrow (SOA) booklet. You will also get information about the upcoming Ordeal. If you’re at summer camp this could start that night. Otherwise, you should make plans to attend your Ordeal. This is only the beginning of your membership process in the OA. Many brothers take the ordeal and never return to any OA events. You only take your ordeal once. ‘Be Drave Brothers!’ and finish what you have started with our brotherhood. Don’t be a “Sash-n-Dash” or a “Flapper” as some of your brothers may call you.

🌎 The Order of the Arrow Website: https://oa-bsa.org

🌎 Jumpstart for New Arrowmen: http://jumpstart.oa-bsa.org

📄 (In case you lost it or didn’t get one…) Upon a Lofty Journey SOA: http://www.scouterstan.com/storage/OrderoftheArrow-InductionBooklet1-UponaLoftyJourney.pdf

⚠️Correction: At time stamp 7:05 ScouterStan incorrectly stated that you could do your ordeal with another lodge. What he meant to say is that you can do your ordeal with any chapter within the lodge. Sorry, we didn’t catch this until post review.

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🎃 The Most Frightening 👻Tale of… 💀Scary RECHARTERING! 🦇

Every year all scouting units recharter. 😬 The recharter packet should contain the following:
✔ Step-by-Step Instructions
✔ Printout of Units Current Membership
✔ Unit & Membership Fees
✔ Journey to Excellence
✔ Annual Charter Agreement
✔ Contact Help and Resources Information
✔ Other Stuff from Council/District

Recharter packets are picked up at the October Roundtable. Recharter starts online with instructions contained in the packet. Print out the forms specified in the instructions. Get the signature that is required. Make financial arrangements to cover your fees. Complete the rechartering at the November Roundtable. Remember that you are not alone. Use your resources if you have questions.

🌎 https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering

🍬 Trick-or-Treat!?! Okay here is your candy… https://youtu.be/zlQNdGdl8Rc 

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What Is The Charter System? Understanding The Century-old Charter System

On June 15, 1916 the US Congress first issued a charter (Title 36 congressional charter) to the Boy Scouts of America signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. Scouting in the USA has been charged to help make American youth into outstanding citizens. Since that time Scouting has evolved slowly into the program it is today. Each scouting unit is chartered and owned by organizations threw out our community. Membership in Scouts BSA is required from National before joining a scout unit. That’s the form you filled out when you first joined. Every year after your membership fees are paid threw recharted. Each Council in the United States is financially independent of the National Office. Your local council is funded by local donations and threw Friends of Scouting (FOS).

🌐 https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering/
🌐 https://www.cflscouting.org/unit-recharters/

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