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Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal

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Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal

  • Camp Thunderbird 11740 Summit Lake Road Northwest Olympia, WA, 98502 United States (map)

Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal

May 31st-June 2nd, 2019 at Camp Thunderbird.

Congratulations on your election as a candidate for membership in the Order of the Arrow and Nisqually Lodge #155! Your election is only the first step on your journey in the Order of the Arrow. To receive membership rights, you must now undergo the Ordeal. Choose either the Spring Ordeal or Summer Ordeal to register. 

Spring Ordeal (May 31 - June 2, Camp Thunderbird)
Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 29th.

The cost of the Ordeal is $60 and includes: Saturday and Sunday food, your OA sash, lodge flap, pocket emblem/ribbon, OA handbook, and dues.

Please arrive at Camp Thunderbird Friday afternoon between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm. Dinner will not be served Friday night, so please eat before you arrive. Activities will begin at 8 pm so please do not be late. The Ordeal weekend officially concludes Sunday morning at 10 am. Parents should plan on picking up their Scouts between 10 am and 11 am.

Please bring complete a Scout uniform, sleeping bag, ground cloth/tarp, rain gear, toiletries, change of clean clothes, heavy footwear (boots), work pants, work shirt, old jacket, work gloves, flashlight, and watch.

There will be a Trading Post with Order of the Arrow Nisqually Lodge t-shirts, hats, patches, etc. These items are not available in the Scout Store and only available at Order of the Arrow events.

Ordeal Candidate Registration Link:

Order of the Arrow Member Registration Link:

Questions? Contact Dave Wellman, Membership Adviser for OA at

Earlier Event: May 27
Office Closed - Memorial Day
Later Event: June 8
Camp Thunderbird Work Party