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Congatulations Candidates!

Congratulations on your election as a candidate to the Order of the Arrow. The Scouts in your Troop have spoken very highly of you and in doing so have sent you a message. They have seen much in you in the past and by electing you they will be expecting more from you in the future, in terms of setting the example and leadership.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 at the Treasure Island Scout Camp in Pennsylvania to recognize those Scouts attending summer camp that best exemplified the Scout Oath & Law in their daily lives.

Your election as a candidate to the Order of the Arrow however does not automatically make you a member. To become a member, you must first undergo an ordeal. During your ordeal you will be presented a series of challenges that will test your commitment, loyalty and ability to uphold the high standards of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. During this ordeal you will learn the purpose of the Order of the Arrow, and understand the true meaning of being a member. You will also learn about the customs and traditions of the Order of the Arrow.

You must complete your ordeal within 12 months of your election or you must stand for re-election before your Troop. During these next 12 months you will have only 3 opportunities to complete your ordeal. The time and location of each of the Lodge’s ordeals are as follows:

Spring Ordeal – WSC
May 3 – 5, 2019
Woodruff Scout Camp
Blairsville, GA
Registration Deadline:
Monday, April 22, 2019

Spring Ordeal – BASC
May 17 – 19, 2019
Bert Adams Scout Camp
Covington, GA
Registration Deadline:
Monday, May 6, 2019

Fall Make up Ordeal
November 1 – 3, 2019
Bert Adams Scout Camp
Covington, GA
Registration Deadline:
Monday, October 21, 2019

The cost of your ordeal will be $60.00. This will include all meals, OA dues for 2019, Lodge Pocket Flap, OA Sash, OA Handbook and other literature.

To register for ordeal go to the candidate page on the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge website at and select the link to “Registration” next to the ordeal you wish to attend. Please complete your registration by the deadline stated above for each ordeal. While you're on the Candidates page be sure to download the welcome letter from the Lodge and the what to bring list.

You are invited to attend our regularly scheduled Chapter meeting on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 pm at Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Highway, Canton to meet the members of the Order of the Arrow in our District and answer any questions you may have. We will meet at the rear of the park near the pavilion. The name we have for you came from the unit election report. If this is your given name and you go by your middle name, or a nick name please let us know.

Again, congratulations on your election.

Yours in Scouting and Brotherhood;

Owen Dasher
Chapter Chief

Chuck Brooks
Chapter Adviser





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Purpose of the Order

  • To recognize those campers (Scouts and Scouters) who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives, and by such recognition cause other campers to conduct themselves in such manner as to warrant recognition.
  • To develop and maintain camping traditions and spirit.
  • To promote Scout camping, which reaches it's greatest effectiveness as a part of the unit's camping program, both year round and in the summer camp, as directed by the camping committee of the Council.
  • To crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.

Mission of the Chapter

The mission of the Chapter is to achieve the purpose of the Order of the Arrow as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America in the District through positive youth leadership under guidance of selected capable adults.


Our Chapter has more than 145 members located in the Appalachian Trail District with approximately 24 BSA units.


Chapter Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm usually at Canton First United Methodist Church, but the location varies several times throughout the year so check the Calendar.


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Updated 04/01/19