Brotherhood Members

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“From the beginning of the Order in 1915, all members have been equal.  There are no ranks.  As an Ordeal member you are entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership in the Order.  Yet, so important is the induction sequence that the Order strengthened it by creating Brotherhood membership.  It is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting (camping, service, and unit involvement) and to the lodge since their Ordeal induction.

Brotherhood membership is sought by Arrowmen seeking to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order.  Before becoming a Brotherhood member, each Arrowman makes a special effort to serve the troop or team and to learn about the Order.  Each Brotherhood member commits to even more service to Scouting through the Order.” – OA Handbook page 47.

Ordeal members of the Order of the Arrow, after having been Ordeal members for six or more months, are eligible to become Brotherhood members.  It should be noted that Brotherhood membership is the only level that someone can choose for themselves.  Ordeal membership and Vigil Honor are chosen by others.  We have Brotherhood conversion opportunities at all Lodge events (LOAC, Ordeals, Fall Fellowship), during each week of Summer Camp, and at Winter Camp.  Contact the Lodge Secretary to learn more.