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Did you know that you are not yet a full member of the Order of the Arrow (OA)?  It is time to seal your full membership in the OA by becoming a Brotherhood member.

Brotherhood membership is easy to obtain.   All you need to do is participate in a “Brotherhood Walk” event that reviews the OA traditions, purpose and meaning, as laid out in the Ordeal Ceremony.   Following the Brotherhood Walk, you will attend an inspirational and meaningful Brotherhood ceremony that marks the completion of your induction into the Order of the Arrow.  On the right you will find a listing of Brotherhood Walk and Ceremony opportunities.  You do not need to go through another Ordeal to become a Brotherhood member.  So do not delay, obtain your bars today!  

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What is Brotherhood Membership?

"From the beginning of the Order in 1915, all members have been equal. There are no ranks.  As an Ordeal member you are entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership in the Order. Yet, so important is the induction sequence that the Order strengthened it by creating Brotherhood membership. It is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting (camping, service, and unit involvement) and to the lodge since their Ordeal induction.

Brotherhood membership is sought by Arrowmen seeking to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order. Before becoming a Brotherhood member, each Arrowman makes a special effort to serve the troop or team and to learn about the Order. Each Brotherhood member commits to even more service to Scouting through the Order." - OA Handbook page 47.

Brotherhood is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting (camping and unit involvement) and to their lodge, and to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order.  Once an Arrowman has been an active Ordeal member for at least 10 months, he (or she, in the case of adults) may choose to seal his membership by becoming Brotherhood. It is important to note that Brotherhood is the only OA level that a Scout may choose for himself.  (Ordeals are elected by their units; Vigil honorees are selected by their Lodge.)

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How Do I become a Brotherhood Member?

Brotherhood membership is easy to obtain.   All you need to do is participate in a “Brotherhood Walk” event that reviews the OA traditions, purpose and meaning, as laid out in the Ordeal Ceremony.   Following the Brotherhood Walk, you will attend an inspirational and meaningful Brotherhood ceremony that marks the completion of your induction into the Order of the Arrow.  Below you will find a listing of Brotherhood Walk and Ceremony opportunities.  You do not need to go through another Ordeal to become a Brotherhood member.  So do not delay, obtain your bars today!  

When can I become a Brotherhood Member?

At almost every gathering of the Lodge we offer the ability for Arrowmen to become Brotherhood members of the Lodge.

How do I learn more about becoming a Brotherhood Member and the Order?

Jumpstart is (www.jumpstart.oa-bsa.org) is an excellent reference for information on the OA and the Ordeal. You can also use it to help review for Brotherhood. The website even has sample Brotherhood questionnaire questions.

icon 2013 Brotherhood Opportunities (61.5 kB)

icon Brotherhood Form (105.01 kB)

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