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2024 Spring Inductions Weekend at Jolly Ranch in New Castle, CO

May 17 @ 6:00 PM - May 19 @ 11:00 AM | Registration Closes May 12th

 
 
 
General Event Information:

Everyone will check in at their respective times at the Camp. OA signs will be on the road to guide you. The camp is tiny so please use your resources and ask someone for information. All current members in the Order of the Arrow (OA) will begin checking in at 5:00 PM and Ordeal candidates will check in at 5:30 PM. 

 

The event will conclude on Sunday at 11:00 AM. The weekend is full of many different service opportunities, staffing possibilities, and times for fellowship and activities. 

 

Like all events in Scouting pieces of paperwork are required;

 

A signed copy of the Scouts BSA Annual Medical Forms A & B completed with vaccination dates, Colorado Immunizations for Under 18, and a copy of your insurance cards are required for the weekend. The OA keeps health forms for the entire year- but no longer so please bring copies and not originals. The OA does not have access to the internet, email, printer, or copy machine at camp so please plan accordingly.  

 

As Annual Health Forms are required to be renewed, all 2023 Medical Forms are not on file. Those who provided their medical forms at an OA event in 2024 can excuse themselves from this requirement. All Ordeal Candidates, Brotherhood Candidates, and OA members must bring their BSA medical forms. 

This event is located on the Cony Slope which is 3 hours from the Greater Colorado Council Scout Shop. For those that require it, transportation is provided. Please reach out to our Lodge Adviser, Micheal Patton if you plan on using that transportation method. 

 

Ordeal Information and Friday Information:

All Ordeal Members should follow the Scouting motto of “Be Prepared” and come ready with all items listed on the “What to Bring Letter” attached below. Ensure you bring a tarp (another tarp as well as a ground cloth for your tent), your daypack with your 10 essentials, and work gloves and work gloves. 

 

 

This is a campout so please bring your tent and camping equipment such as a down sleeping bag, ground cloth, tent, and other essential items.

Brotherhood Candidate Information:

 

Brotherhood Candidates: This is an amazing opportunity to complete your brotherhood and become a full member of the Order of the Arrow. If you are eligible for Brotherhood, an email will be sent to you. For more information on the requirements and information that should be known before the weekend please visit the Brotherhood page on this website. All Brotherhood members will embark on a journey beginning Saturday morning and will culminate at the Brotherhood ceremony on Saturday evening. All Brotherhood Candidates will receive their brotherhood membership certificate as well as a Brotherhood sash. 

 

OA members that attend Friday-Sunday will get to camp for two (2) nights and will be provided Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast. 

 

OA members that attend Saturday will be provided, Saturday Lunch and Dinner.

 

Staffing Assignments and Information:

 

Want to provide cheerful service to the lodge and sign up for a staff position? Tahosa Lodge invites all OA members to attend and help out with anything small or big such as our Enlangomat teams, Ceremonies team, Registration team, Bistro team (18+), and more! Many hands make light work.

 

OA Induction Team Support

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to Tahosa Lodge’s administrative team

 

On behalf of the Lodge Executive Committee for 2024, we cannot wait to see you all out there at Jolly Ranch to help out, achieve Brotherhood membership, or become a member of the Order of the Arrow!

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