Congratulations on becoming a candidate for the Order of the Arrow and getting called out! Being selected by your peers as one who truly lives up to the Scout Oath and Law, is a great honor. Many opportunities await you, and Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge looks forward to having you as a new brother.

The next step in order to become a member of the OA is to complete your Ordeal at either the Fall or Spring Conclave weekend.

Ordeal Candidate Information

The fee for the Ordeal is $35.00. This price covers meals, an event patch, a Lodge flap, asash, a handbook, and your annual lodge membership fees.

Check-in is open from 5:30-7:30 PM Friday for Ordeal candidates in the Dining Hall. All candidates must be at the Pool Pavilion at Ingersoll Scout Reservation (located between the parking lot and Dining Hall) by 8:00 PM for the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony.

Departure time from the Conclave will be approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. Ordeal candidates must be in attendance the entire weekend to become a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Following the Ordeal, there will be a New Member Orientation session, which will be an opportunity to meet Lodge Officers, learn more about the purpose of the Order of the Arrow within Scouting, become familiar with Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge, and find out ways that you can quickly become involved in the Order.

For any questions prior to Conclave, please use the Contact Us form, available at

Candidates are urged to pre-register and pay in advance to besure there will be enough items for all new members to get through check-in. Please send the registration form to the Peoria Scout Service Center (form available online at

Packing List for Ordeal Candidates:

  • BSA Medical Form (Parts A & B) –
  • Old work clothes (wear upon arrival)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth (large)
  • Poncho or Rain Suit
  • Work gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Spending money for OA Trading Post
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Class “A” uniform and extra clothes for later in the weekend
  • Toiletries (towel, soap, etc.)
  • Tent for Saturday night (unless you already have sleeping arrangements coordinated with another Conclave participant)