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The induction ceremony, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order. During the experience, candidates maintain silence, receive small amounts of food, work on camp improvement projects, and sleep apart from other campers. The entire experience is designed to teach significant values. All candidates for membership must complete the Ordeal.


Typically, Ordeals are held at our Council camps (Lassen, Winton, NorCal).  We are planning for in-person ordeals.  If unable to have in-person Ordeals, we will have virtual induction opportunities on those same dates:


Scheduled Ordeals:

  • Lassen Ordeal: May 13 -15, 2022 @ Camp Lassen
  • Winton Ordeal: June 4 - 6, 2022 @ Camp Winton
  • NorCal Ordeal: August 19 - 21, 2022 @ NorCal