Order of the Arrow
Wahissa Lodge #118 of the Order of the Arrow plays an integral role in the operation of Camp Raven Knob.
A major highlight of each week at Raven Knob is the Wednesday night campfire and OA callout ceremony, hosted by Wahissa Lodge #118. In this ceremony, elected Scouts will be tapped as Ordeal candidates into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society. Wednesday night is also visitors' night, and all visitors and family members are encouraged to attend the campfire with their units.
Each week, Wahissa Lodge invites youth members of any OA lodge to assist with the Wednesday night ceremony as torch bearers and canoe paddlers. Interested Scouts should listen to announcements in the dining hall about when/where to meet for more information and a practice schedule.
Can Ordeal candidates from other lodges be called out during the Wednesday night ceremony?
Yes. Please bring a letter from your Scout Executive or Lodge Advisor confirming the names of the candidates to be tapped. This letter should be delivered in person to the Wahissa Lodge Chief no later than Tuesday afternoon. More details will be covered at the Sunday night leader's meeting.
Can our Ordeal OA members get their Brotherhood while at camp?
As long as they are members of Wahissa Lodge, they can. Order of the Arrow national policy prohibits arrowmen from getting their Brotherhood in a lodge other than their own.