The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s National Honor Society. Tom Kita Chara Lodge provides service to Samoset Council, especially through its summer program, by offering opportunities for Scouts to experience fellowship, service, and personal growth.
OA Summer Program
In-Camp Scoutmasters must verify Ordeal candidates with the OA Coordinator on Sunday at the Leaders Meeting. Even units not having anyone Called-Out must still touch base with the OA Coordinator at the mentioned time.
$50.00 must be paid for each candidate going through his Ordeal. These fees will be automatically added to your units bill upon checkout.
Sandpainting/Call-Out preparation on Wednesday is open to all Arrowmen.
Those Arrowmen under 21 years of age may participate in OA ceremonies with permission from the OA Coordinator, whose discretion determines final role assignments. Parts cannot be guaranteed.
Those interested in serving as Ordeal Masters on Thursday should see the OA Coordinator.
Tom Kita Chara Arrowmen interested in becoming Brotherhood members are invited to complete their interviews on Thursday. $17.00 will cover the cost of a Brotherhood sash.
Ordeal Packets Includes:
The ordeal packet costs $50.00 and will be automatically added to your units bill upon checkout. The packet includes the following:
TKC Lodge Totem
TKC Lodge Flap Patch
1.5 Years of Lodge Dues
Free 2014 Fall Conference
Non-Samoset Council Units
Non-Samoset Council Ordeal candidates who wish to be Called-Out at Tesomas need to provide a verification letter. One letter per unit will suffice as long as it includes a unit number, names of candidates along with youth/adult designation, and the unit’s period at camp. The letter must be signed by the unit’s local Lodge Chief, Lodge Adviser, and Staff Adviser. The signature of the unit’s local Council Scout Executive is acceptable in place of the Lodge Key Three. The letter should be sent to Tesomas (c/o OA Coordinator) by June 1.
Non-Samoset Council Ordeal members cannot earn Brotherhood at Tesomas.
Non-Samoset Council Arrowmen are welcome to attend the OA ceremonies.
Scoutmaster Belt Buckles
Tom Kita Chara Lodge is once again proud to sponsor this program. A limited edition belt buckle will be given to the In-Camp Scoutmaster from each unit meeting the following standards:
The unit and In-Camp Scoutmaster stay the entire week in camp.
The unit operates independently without being a combination of units.