Summer 2018

New for Summer 2018

Wednesday Call-Outs / Thursday Brotherhood
This summer Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge 23 is moving our weekly call-out ceremonies to Wednesday nights. This change comes because the Family Night at ISR is now being hosted on Wednesday nights. We feel that the call out for scouts to become members of the Order of the Arrow is an important moment that should be shared with friends and families.

  • Call-out will be at the Dining Hall hill, beginning immediately following flag retirement (approximately 8:30 p.m.)

In addition, we have moved the Brotherhood to Thursday. The Brotherhood Hike will be in the afternoon, and Brotherhood ceremony in the evening. Details to be published soon.

Call-Out Dates                   Brotherhood Dates

June 13                                 June 14

June 20                                 June 21

June 27                                 June 28

July 11                                   July 12

July 18                                   July 19

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Summer Ordeal, July 18-19, 2018
Ordeal is returning to summer camp! This special opportunity will be open to anyone called out in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 who has not yet completed their Ordeal.

  • Cost for Ordeal will be $30 which includes Order of the Arrow handbook, Ordeal sash, lodge flap, and one year of dues to the Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge.
  • The Ordeal will be held on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of camp, July 18-19.
  • Candidates must arrive at ISR between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday night
  • Bring a ground cloth, sleeping bag, water bottle, work gloves, sun screen, and bug repellant.
  • Candidates should arrive in work clothes.
  • Candidates must eat before arriving or bring food to eat before going to the call out ceremony.
  • Candidates will finish their Ordeal by 7:00 Thursday evening. They will have been served dinner. Candidates must leave camp Thursday evening unless their troop is camping at ISR.

Upon completion of the Ordeal, candidates will be full members of the Order of the Arrow. We look forward to bringing a new group into our order!

  • Information on how to register for the summer Ordeal will be available at summer camp and on www.wq23.org

Register for Summer Ordeal

Questions? Check www.wq23.org first, or contact Scott Fishel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-256-8895.

Renew Your OA Membership

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Exciting new things have been planned for the OA this year - don't miss out on these great opportunities and re-register with the lodge!

Why should I pay dues? Dues keep you listed as an active member of Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge. Only active members will receive emailed/paper mailed information and newsletters, as well as count towards our lodge membership list. You must also be dues-paying in order to attend our top-quality OA events throughout the year, such as Winter Banquet and Spring Conclave, as well as other great opportunities that the OA can offer.

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