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Oct 5-7, 2018
OA Fall Conclave

Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave

OCTOBER 5 - 7, 2018

October is time for OA members to reflect on their dedication to service.  It's a time for ceremony as Wahpekute Lodge welcomes it's new Vigil Members.  And it's a time for celebration as the OA begins a new season of events.

The Fall Conclave begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5th.  Members should arrive by 5:00 p.m. and have eaten before arriving.  Once the Ordeal and Vigil candidates are settled with their instructions, there will participate in games, movies and fellowship.  And maybe even some food!

Just a reminder, cots have been removed from the lodges at Norseland so please plan accordingly.  You are welcome to stay in the lodge or tent camp. 

Ordeal Members & Candidates

For those who were "called out" this spring but missed the Spring Conclave at Cuyuna,  we will be holding your Ordeal Weekend during this time.

Your Ordeal will begin on Friday evening.  We ask that you arrive before 6:30 p.m. Friday.  Please bring clothing appropriate for the expected weather.  Have work clothes (and gloves), your uniform, and a clean change of clothes, and shower items.  You will need to make accommodations for your personal items such as money, wallet, pocket knives, keys, phone etc., to be kept for you by a responsible adult.  You will not be allowed to have anything on your person except rain gear, sleeping bag, ground cloth, and bug repellant.  Items may not be carried in a pack.  Look at the way Scouts of old carried their bedroll.  During your Ordeal strict silence will be observed from the time you begin on Friday night until after the ceremony on Saturday night.  You may wish to bring a small pad of paper and pencil to help communicate.

Friday evening and Saturday will be a time of reflection and dedication to cheerful service.  It should be understood that while there is fun, this will be a time of Ordeal.

Ordeal Members who completed their Ordeal Weekend at Cuyuna in June, are welcome to be part of the fellowship in the main lodge.

Vigil Candidates

By the end of the weekend Wahpekute Lodge will have five new Vigil Members.  These candidates are asked to arrived Friday night by 7 p.m.  Vigil will begin at 8 p.m. 

Weekend of Service

Following Saturday morning breakfast, we will be doing service projects for Norseland Scout Camp.  Saturday is a time of fellowship and laughter while working together on the camp.  Following chapel on Sunday morning you will be free to head for home.

Cost and Registration

Cost to attend this full weekend of fun

  • Ordeal Candidates $30
  • Vigil Candidates $20
  • All other OA Members $20
  • Golden Ticket Holders $0

Registration is now open.  You may register online through October 1st.  On Tuesday, October 2nd all fees increase by $5.  Online registration closes on October 4th.  After this date you may still attend but must contact Paul Taylor directly to register.

Questions please contact Paul Taylor at 507-381-1173 or [Click for member's page]






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