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OA Spring Ordeal (and LEC Sunday)

OA Spring Ordeal (and LEC Sunday)
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3249 FM 1459 Rd
Sweeny, TX 77480, US
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OA Wihinipa Hinsa Spring Ordeal 2024

The Wihinipa Hinsa Lodge #113 holds a Spring Ordeal at Camp Karankawa every May. The induction ceremony into the Order of the Arrow, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership. During the experience, candidates maintain complete silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and are required to sleep alone the first night, apart from other campers, which teaches significant values. The Ordeal will challenge you, help you discover more about yourself, and strengthen you as a Scout.  A Call-Out ceremony will be performed prior to Ordeal for those Scouts that require one. You are only candidates at this point. You must complete the Ordeal weekend to become official members of the Order of the Arrow.

DATE: May 17-19, 2024

PLACE: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd, Sweeny, TX 77480 

TIME: Check-in Friday from 6-8 p.m., Check-out Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (depending on when cleanup is done).

CONTACT: Anthony Lusk at

COST: The registration fee for Ordeal Candidates includes: OA sash, Lodge flap, OA Handbook, all food for the weekend, and dues for 2024:
$60 Ordeal Candidates
$35 Brotherhood Candidates
$20 Brotherhood Candidates with Annual Pass 
$20 Youth/Adult Staff
$10 Elangomats 
Complimentary, OA Youth/Adult Staff and Elangomats with Annual Pass (Choose OA Annual Package OPTION when registering) 

REGISTER BY: May  7  13, 2024


__ Official BSA Health Form (Part A and B)
__Field Uniform (Full Class A - Shirt, Shorts or pants, Socks)
__Sleeping bag
__Ground cloth or tarp (waterproof)
__Canteen or water bottle
__Insect repellent
__Work clothes
__Work gloves
__Work boots
__Pack or bag
__Hat or cap
__Sunscreen lotion
__Swimsuit (in case of projects at the waterfront)
__Rain gear (if needed)
__Light jacket or sweatshirt (if needed)
__Zip-lock bags (to keep socks and underwear dry)
__Towel and washcloth
__Tent For Saturday night

__Tent For Saturday night
__Money for OA Trading Post

Please arrive in camp with your work clothes on.

$35.00 per Brotherhood Candidate
$20.00 per Brotherhood Candidate w/ Annual Pass-$20 for sash
$10.00 per Elangomats
$60.00 per Ordeal Candidate
$20.00 per Youth/Adult Staff
Cancellation Policy
Refunds will only be granted and paid to the original paying customer - the unit or individual. Refunds will only be considered under certain circumstances (sickness, death in family, summer school, military deployment or relocation) as long as it is requested in writing, with back-up documentation, and received in the Scout Service Center, 3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551-5917. A 15% processing fee will be applied to all refunds. Refund requests due to light weather issues, homesickness, schedule conflicts, misinterpretation of printed council policies and procedures or reasons other than those noted above do not qualify. In addition, partial refunds will not be granted for partial camp/event stays. If a camp or event is forced to be canceled by the council, because of severe weather, or circumstances prior to the camp or event occurring, the council will reschedule the camp/event or initiate the refund process. All refund requests are due to the council office no later than 15 days after the close of the event. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original payment within 30 days after a formal decision has been made.

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