After 10 months of service as an Ordeal member and fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order.
In order to soldify your membership in the lodge as a Brotherhood member you will need to go through a brotherhood conversion class.
Requirements for Brotherhood Membership
Be an Ordeal member for at least ten months.
Be an active member of your scout unit.
Be an active, paid member of the Lodge.
Write a letter to the Lodge Secretary.
Participate in a Brotherhood Enrichment class and Brotherhood Ceremony.
Know the signs that show your membership within the Order of the Arrow:
The Obligation (p. 10, OA Handbook)
The OA Song (p. 13, OA Handbook)
The OA Handclasp (p. 27, OA Handbook)
The Sign of Ordeal Membership
To gain a better understanding of the Ordeal, review the questions found on pages 52-54 of the Order of the Arrow Handbook.
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