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Lodge - Ordeal at Camp Lassen Posted Apr. 15, 2017
In order to be a candidate for the Ordeal, scouts and scouters must be elected by the members of their troop (youth vote for youth, and adults vote for adults). The Order of the Arrow is very unique in that it is one of very few organizations where its membership is selected by both its members and non-members as well.
Once scouts are selected as ordeal candidates, they must seal their membership by taking part in an event known as “the Ordeal”. This event starts on a Friday night and continues until Saturday evening.
Part of what makes the Order of the Arrow such an exciting organization to be a part of is its special ceremonies. We don’t keep “secrets” in the OA, however part of the excitement of taking your ordeal comes from the supprise of all of the events that take place. Its a wonderful feeling to be a part of something brand new and to know that your fellow scouts have selected you to be a part of that. We ask that you be considerate of your fellow scouts by not sharing with them the events of your ordeal. That way, their own experiences will not be diminished.
Scouts, of course, are encouraged to discuss their experiences with their parents. Likewise, any parents with concerns about the Ordeal are encouraged to contact the Council Service Center before or after the ordeal so that they can discuss their concerns with a professional scouter.
Often, members of the Order of the Arrow might make up stories about what happens during the ordeal to frighten young scouts or to make the experience sound more magnificent. As a division of the Boy Scouts of America, the Order of the Arrow follows all youth protection guidelines including anti-hazing rules. The Ordeal is a program that is administered using standardized guidelines that were developed on a national level with the approval of all major religious organizations
More Information Questions - Contact Bill East
Lodge - Ordeal at Camp Winton Posted Apr. 15, 2017
In order to be a candidate for the Ordeal, scouts and scouters must be elected by the members of their troop (youth vote for youth, and adults vote for adults). The Order of the Arrow is very unique in that it is one of very few organizations where its membership is selected by both its members and non-members as well.
Once scouts are selected as ordeal candidates, they must seal their membership by taking part in an event known as “the Ordeal”. This event starts on a Friday night and continues until Saturday evening.
Part of what makes the Order of the Arrow such an exciting organization to be a part of is its special ceremonies. We don’t keep “secrets” in the OA, however part of the excitement of taking your ordeal comes from the supprise of all of the events that take place. Its a wonderful feeling to be a part of something brand new and to know that your fellow scouts have selected you to be a part of that. We ask that you be considerate of your fellow scouts by not sharing with them the events of your ordeal. That way, their own experiences will not be diminished.
Scouts, of course, are encouraged to discuss their experiences with their parents. Likewise, any parents with concerns about the Ordeal are encouraged to contact the Council Service Center before or after the ordeal so that they can discuss their concerns with a professional scouter.
Often, members of the Order of the Arrow might make up stories about what happens during the ordeal to frighten young scouts or to make the experience sound more magnificent. As a division of the Boy Scouts of America, the Order of the Arrow follows all youth protection guidelines including anti-hazing rules. The Ordeal is a program that is administered using standardized guidelines that were developed on a national level with the approval of all major religious organizations
More Information Questions - Contact Bill East
Lodge - 2017 OA Lodge Dues Posted Nov. 15, 2016
Registration Dues for the year 2017 are due and payable as of January 1, 2017. You are reminded that current registration in the Boy Scouts of America is a prerequisite to active membership in the Order of the Arrow. Current registration is required to attend any OA function and to buy OA trading post items.

Questions regarding membership may be directed to the Lodge Financial Adviser, Bob Nelson, (530) 222-0891 or by email. Your 2017 OA membership card will be mailed or given to your Chapter Adviser to get to you.


More Information Questions - Contact Bob Nelson
Lodge - Vigil Honor Nomination Posted Apr. 18, 2017
The nomination period for 2017 Vigil Honor candidates is now open and will close June 30, 2017. The Vigil Selection Committee is scheduled to convene in the afternoon on July 8, 2017 after the COC. Submit your nomination using the NEW Vigil Nomination Form available on this website. Submissions of older forms will be rejected.

Any current Lodge member may submit a nomination form for another member from his or her Chapter or the Lodge. Chapters are encouraged to create a Vigil Selection Committee or appoint a member to handle the nominations. Please take the time to answer the questions on the nomination form. Any lack of information for your candidate will most likely have a negative effect on the chances of them being selected. If you truly believe the candidate is deserving, take the time to thoroughly complete the nomination form.

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation. The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position or office to one or more of the following: their Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or their Scout Camp. Under no circumstances should tenure in the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor Recommendation.

To be considered, all nominees must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America in the Golden Empire Council, and a member in good standing the Amangi Nacha Lodge. The individual must have been a Brotherhood member for a minimum of 2 years at the time that the nominating committee reviews their nomination.

To verify if a member is eligible for Vigil, request list of members eligible for Vigil or access LodgeMaster send an email to gaffney@amanginacha.org.
  Questions - Contact Mike Gaffney
Lodge - 2017 National Jamboree OA Patches Posted Apr. 15, 2017
2017 National Jamboree Council Preorder Patch Set


The Golden Empire Council, Amangi Nacha Lodge is offering two VERY special 2017 National Jamboree flaps for OA members.

To order OA patches you must be a member in good standing of the Amangi Nacha Lodge, Order The Arrow.

The patches will be distributed to all National Jamboree Contingent members as soon as they are available, Non-contingent members will receive their patches after the National Jamboree.

Contingent Members and Members will not receive patches until verification as registered in the BSA and Amangi Nacha Lodge for 2017.
More Information Questions - Contact Mike Boggs