Congratulations on completing your ordeal! You have just become a very important part of Santee Lodge #116, and are now a part of Scouting's honor society. We encourage you to stay involved in your lodge and continue your service in Scouting. Email any of our Lodge Officers if you have any questions about how you can get involved. You are highly encouraged to check out JumpStart, which will explain the Ordeal process and its backgrounds in the Order of the Arrow. Here you can catch a glimpse of the OA’s rich history, discover more about your Ordeal experience, and learn how to seal your membership in the Order by taking the next step: Brotherhood membership.

Order of the Arrow Brotherhood Requirements

Requirements ( As listed in the OA Handbook )

  1. Memorize the signs of Arrow membership. Memorize the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima (printed on the back of your membership card and in your handbook). Also memorize the Order of the Arrow Official Song, the Admonition, the sign of Ordeal membership, and the Arrow handclasp.
  2. Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal. Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed.
  3. Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting. During a period of at least 10 months, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your own troop or team.
  4. Plan for service in your Lodge. Retain your registration in your Order of the Arrow Lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.                                                                                                                                            
  5. The Brotherhood Study Guide is 
    available by request of the Lodge Secretary or Lodge Adviser.

Review your progress. When you earnestly feel that you have met the four challenges above, write a letter to your lodge secretary. In this letter:

  1. Explain what you think the Obligation means
  2. Describe how you have been fulfilling this obligation in your troop or team and in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service.
  3. Describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program.
  4. Include with this letter your advance registration application and fees for the next Brotherhood ceremony according to the instructions given by the lodge.