The Challenges of Brotherhood Membership:

You Must meet five challenges before you can enter the Circle of Brotherhood

1. Memorize the signs of Arrow membership. Memorize the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima (also can be found in the OA Handbook or online via Also, Memorize the Order of the Arrow Official Song, the Admonition, the sign of Ordeal membership, and the Order of the Arrow handclasp.

2. Advance your understanding of the Ordeal. Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed. See "the Customs and Traditions of the Ordeal" in your OA Handbook.

3. Serve your unit. Maintain your registration in Scouting, during a period of at least six (6) Months, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your unit.

4. Plan for service in your Lodge. Pay your dues in your Order of the Arrow Lodge. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood Membership involves a pledge of future service to the Lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.

5. 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:

  • Explain what you think the Obligation means,

  • Describe how you have been fulfilling this Obligation in your unit and in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in your service, and

  • Describe your specific plans for giving future service in the lodge program

Then Register for a Lodge event. Events will be posted Here -

We will also add if we are doing a Brotherhood Ceremony during an event.


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