OA New Member Induction Weekends

COVID-19 Protocols

We intend for this event to happen in person and in a safe manner. As of right now, participants should expect to bring and wear face masks at the event. More information is forthcoming.

Congratulations on your election as a candidate for the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society!  Our Order recognizes campers who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

If you were elected by the members of your unit but that have not been fully admitted,  you are considered a Candidate.  As a candidate, you would need to attend one of the Induction Weekends in the year you were elected to become a member of our lodge.

If you already have your OA Sash, you are a Member.  We would encourage all of our members to come back out and help us induct new members into our lodge.

 

Event Information for Candidates and Members

When are the Induction Weekends?

Your next step to become a member of Na Tsi Hi Lodge is to attend one of our two Member Induction Weekends (also referred to as Service Weekends), which are scheduled as follows:

  • Spring Service & New Member Induction OVERNIGHT (at Forestburg)
    • Event Dates : FRIDAY June 4 to SATURDAY June 5
    • On-Time Registration Deadline: May 25
    • Late Registrations: $50 per candidate
  • Fall Service & New Member Induction WEEKEND (at Quail Hill)
    • Event Dates: FRIDAY September 10 to SUNDAY 12
    • On-Time Registration Deadline: August 31
    • Late Registrations:$50 per candidate

You must completeone of these two events to become a member of our Lodge and Scouting's Honor Society.  If you miss both weekends in a calendar year, you would need to be re-elected by your unit.

Advance Registration is Required

  • The event fee is $40 as long as you pay online by the above registration deadline.  
  • This fee includes your lodging, food, new member sash, new member handbook, and event patch.
  • Late Arrivals and Early Departures are NOT permitted for OA Candidates.  
  • The Induction process starts at 9pm Friday night.

What Do I Need to Bring as an OA Candidate?

  • Bring a COPY of your BSA Medical Form (Parts A & B) to the event. Any copies left behind will be shredded by the event's medical officer.
  • For the rest of the gear needed, please follow these instructions that were given to you at your Unit's Election Ceremony or from your unit leader. These instructions are SPECIFIC TO THE JUNE 2021 EVENT only
We intend for this event to happen in person and in a safe manner. As of right now, participants should expect to bring and wear face masks at the event.

 

Candidates should arrive to Forestburg Scout Reservation between 8:00-9:00 PM on Friday night. Please EAT before your arrival to camp as there will be no food served on Friday Night.

On your arrival at camp, proceed directly to the “CHECK-IN” table in front of the Thecker Welcome Center. Members should arrive starting at 4PM and follow the same process.

To comply with current camp & local health guidelines, everyone who wants to go past the parking lot into the camp is required to go through 3 stage check-in process. No exceptions.

  • You will be given a temperature check on arrival as well as confirm some basic safety information that will be sent to you in advance.
  • Our Lodge Membership Team will mark you as present in our database. You will be given instructions and a brief schedule of the activities.
  • Everyone will need to stop and visit with the Medical Officer. If you are a participant (candidate or member), please make sure you have your own copy of your Annual Health and Medical Record (BSA Medical) (Parts A/B) with you.

Note: If you are being driven up to camp, please do not let your ride leave until you have cleared all 3 stages of the check-in process.

What Do I Need to Bring as an OA Candidate?

  • Bring a COPY of your BSA Medical Form (Parts A & B) to the event. Any copies left behind will be shredded by the event's medical officer.
  • For the rest of the gear needed, please follow these instructions that were given to you at your Unit's Election Ceremony or from your unit leader. These instructions are SPECIFIC TO THE JUNE 2021 EVENT only

 

Can Parents or Adult Drivers Stay Over at Forestburg for the June Event?

Parents: If you would want to help volunteer your time at the camp overnight as our guests instead of driving home, please reach out to the Lodge Adviser to discuss.  

 

How Do I register as a Candidate or as a Lodge Member

  • Fill out the Form below.
  • Please choose Candidate or Member to the first dropdown.
  • Remember to bring a copy of your Medical Form (parts A/B) to the event

We will be following all CDC and local guidelines to ensure everyone's safety at our event. Any questions about the check-in process or protocols can be directed towards the Lodge Adviser