You’ve completed your Ordeal and are now a full member in the Order of the Arrow, entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership within the Order of the Arrow. However, your journey in the Order of the Arrow is only just beginning. A world of opportunities is now open to you as a member of Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge 165 and the Order of the Arrow.
This page will help you as you take the next steps on your membership journey and explore the wonders of the Order of the Arrow.
Get Activated! — Attend Lodge Events and Functions
Now that you are a member of the Order of the Arrow, you can proudly wear your Sash and Lodge Flap. It is time to “activate” your membership within the Lodge/Order and see what being an Arrowman is all about.
The best way to activate your membership is to attend Lodge Events and Functions. You are encouraged to attend Lodge Events and Functions within the first few months after completing your Induction (Ordeal Weekend. You should have received some information at your Ordeal about upcoming Events and Functions, but if not, you can visit our Calendar of Events Page to find out the next event
There are a variety of Order of the Arrow events, activities, and trainings events throughout the year that you can attend.
Being a member in Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge 165 is 100% what you make of it. Getting involved in the Lodge will provide a more satisfying experience, make you a better leader, and develop life-long friendships.
There are a lot of ways to get involved in Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont Lodge. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Serve as OA Unit Representative: As an Ordeal member, your main responsibility is to serve your unit. A great way to serve your unit while still being active in the OA is to be your unit’s OA representative.
For More Information on the OA Unit Representative Program Click Here.
Attend a Lodge Executive Committee Meeting: The Lodge Executive Committee is the backbone of the Lodge. Without them, the Lodge would be unable to operate the Lodge program at the local level.
For More Information on Lodge Executive Committee Meetings Click Here.
Attend a Lodge Event or Function: Lodge Events and Functions allow you to make new friends with Arrowmen from around the council, Area and around the United States, participate in unique activities, learn new skills, and so much more.
Visit the Calendar of Events Page to find an upcoming event.
Help Conduct a Unit Election: The unit election is one of the most important things we do in the Order of the Arrow. It is not only how we get new members, but it is the greatest vessel for educating people on our organization.
Contact your Service Areas Vice Chief Membership & Unit Relations about joining the unit visitation team.
Use the Form Here contact the Membership & Unit Relations Team
Serve as an Elangomat: Remember the Arrowman that guided you and your fellow members through your induction weekend? That is an Elangomat. You can become an Elangomat and help provide a memorable ordeal experience for soon-to-be new members.
Help the Program Commitee Plan or Run an Activity or Training: The Lodge Executive Committee is always looking for Arrowmen to help run an activity at an upcoming event.
Join a committee: Joining a committee can be a great way to get involved in the Lodge. Committees change from year to year to fit the needs of the program but there have been committees for special events, activities, shows, and more.
Visit our Committees of the Lodge Executive Committee Page to learn more about our Lodge Committees
Run for a Lodge Executive Committee Officer Position: It may seem daunting but becoming a Lodge Officer can be the best experience an Arrowman can have. It is also the best way to implement change in the organization.
Information on Lodge Executive Committee Officer Positions can be found on our Leadership Page Here.
Help share our story: Communications is a huge part of our organization. Help tell the story of the Lodge by serving as a photographer for an event, help improve our social media game, write an article for the Lodge Newsletter, or Help the program team design a flyer to promote and upcoming event.
Seal the Bonds of Brotherhood:
As an Ordeal member, your focus should be on providing leadership to your home unit.
After 6 months as an Ordeal member, you have the opportunity to take the next step in your membership journey and become a Brotherhood Member.
As a Brotherhood Member, your focus should also include more service the Lodge as well as your unit.
You can become a Brotherhood Member at just about any of our regular Lodge weekends. The Event's Page will state if we are holding a Brotherhood Ceremony that weekend or not
To learn more about sealing your bond and becoming a Brotherhood Member visit our Brotherhood Page.