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NorCal Ordeal

Notice: Youth / Adult Policy 


To attend OA events ALL attendees must have a copy of their BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A and B) with them or they can't stay at the event.


Don't depend on others; YOU'RE responsible and must have a copy with you.


Candidate Check-In time is no earlier than 5:30 PM and no later than 7:30 PM Friday evening (NO SATURDAY CHECK-IN)


August 20 - 22, 2021

Online Registration Deadline August 18, 2021, 9:00 PM (PST)


Contact Information

Lodge Vice Chief of Inductions: Robbie Trygstad inductions@amanginacha.org

Lodge Inductions Adviser: Bill Heberger    M 916*704*7041

Lodge Chief: Jackson Reid Lodgechief@amanginacha.org

Lodge Adviser: John Ganaway LodgeAdviser@amanginacha.org

M 707-410-6221

Lodge Staff Adviser: Greg Anderson gregory.anderson@scouting.org M  435*799*5308


Chapter/District Contacts 

Lodge Contacts



Instructions for the Ordeal Registration


All participants (adult and youth) will be included in Covid screening.  There are two screening periods. 72 hours before arrival (Tuesday, August 17, 2021) and then again on Friday, August 20, 2021. Any participant with a temperature of 100° or more may not depart and must be left at home.
Print this form >> Covid Screening Sheet for the NorCal Ordeal
On (Tuesday, August 17, 2021), participants need record their temperature, and any signs of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.  Record any close contact: Has anyone in your household been in Close contact with anyone with COVID 19,or suspected of having COVID 19, in the past 14 days?


Masks will be required at all times indoors and when unable to social distance outdoors


Along with the above form you MUST have a copy of your Yearly BSA Medical Exam, If you are already a member of the Order of the Arrow you must have your current membership dues paid.  If not then you can pay them online through the Lodge website or bring your dues to the ordeal.


When Registering for the ordeal there are several registration options.  Here is a clarification of those options:

    1. If you have recently been elected to the Order of the Arrow then you are considered a Candidate. The cost for the ordeal is $55 which covers the OA sash, OA Pocket flap, Handbook, National & Lodge dues through the end of the current year, food, etc.
  1. A Member is a person who has already gone through an ordeal.
  2. A Brotherhood Candidate is a Member who has completed their Ordeal more than 6 months ago.
  3. Deadlines will be adhered to as there are many planning steps to ensure that the Ordeal is executed well.
  4. If you submit your registration online if you choose to pay on-site then there will be an additional $5 fee added.
  5. Due to COVID compliance there is no on site registrations.



How to Register for the NorCal Ordeal


You can register for an Ordeal and pay using your Visa or Master Card via the Golden Empire Council Secure website. 

Registration link for Candidates and Members for the NorCal Ordeal

Information and what to bring if you are a newly elected Candidate and have not gone through an Ordeal

Information and what to bring if a current of the OA member and have already gone through an Ordeal