BROTHERHOOD INFORMATION

brother.gif - 1923 Bytes Why Brotherhood?
It is said, "that in the Ordeal, the Order of the Arrow accepts the new member. In the Brotherhood, the individual accepts the lodge and the ideals of the Order." As an Ordeal member of the lodge, service to the troop is of utmost importance.Brotherhood membership in the lodge can be obtained after completing 10 months as an ordeal member, and gaining an understanding of the lodge program.Advancement to the Brotherhood membership is a personal decision, and we recommend that look over the information on the website and then refer to your OA member handbook for even greater detailed information.

brother.gif - 1923 Bytes The Requirements for Brotherhood membership:
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Been an Ordeal member for at least 10 months.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Be Active member of your Scouting Unit.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Be Active paid member of Marnoc Lodge.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Write a letter to the secretary.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Attend the Brotherhood Meeting on Tuesday afternoon and the Brotherhood Ceremony on Tuesday Evening.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The Brotherhood fee is $25.00 for 2014.

brother.gif - 1923 Bytes Where/ When?
Brotherhood Ceremonies will be held every Tuesday evening at Camp Manatoc during the Summer Camp Season. A Brotherhood meeting will take place every Tuesday afternoons at 1:45 pm at the Buena Vista Shelter.This meeting is required for everyone planning to go through the Brotherhood Ceremony later that night.The meeting will also be over before the camp wide game starts.

brother.gif - 1923 Bytes Understanding the following information will be important to experience the Brotherhood Honor
Know the Signs showing your membership within the Order of the Arrow.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The Obligation
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The Admonition
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The OA Song
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The OA Handclasp
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes The Sign of Ordeal Membership
 
To gain a better understanding of the Ordeal review these questions:
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes How did I provide service to my camp?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What did I do well, not so well?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What did I learn about myself?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What did I learn about others?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What positive personal experience did I have on my Ordeal?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What can I do to make sure others have similar positive experiences?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes What did I learn from the ceremonies?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes How can I use what I learned to benefit my unit?
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Serve Your Unit.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Remain active with your unit, and use what you have learned and practiced to better serve the unit.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Serve or plan to serve the lodge.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Become an active member, by paying your dues, attending service days, Ordeals, Fellowships, and Conclave.
 
When you have reviewed the above items, think about what you have learned, done, and planed to do. Then you should write your letter to the Lodge Secretary.

brother.gif - 1923 Bytes The Letter
If you would like to attain your Brotherhood Membership you must write a letter to the Lodge Secretary while including the following:
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Explain what you think the Obligation means.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Describe how you have been fulfilling this obligation in your troop or team and in your daily life, and how you have used what your understanding of the ordeal to aid in this service.
bsaredlogobullet.gif - 873 Bytes Describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program.

 
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