2024 Pamola Lodge Ordeal and Brotherhood Fall Induction


Sep 20, 2024 6:00 pm to Sep 22, 2024 11:00 am



Katahdin Scout Reservation
45 Camp Roosevelt Rd
Eddington, ME 04428


Congratulations on your candidacy. Your fellow Scouts have recognized you for this honor because you have demonstrated those character qualities that best exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. Being recognized by your fellow Scouts is the first step in becoming a member of the Order of the Arrow. The step is to begin your induction process. This will test your camping ability, physical stamina, and mental fortitude. You may have heard rumors about the induction, but I assure you that you have nothing to fear. With true spirit and strength of heart, you will have no problem passing this time of testing. It will be a very meaningful yet challenging experience.

This year's Fall induction weekends is scheduled for September 20th through the 22nd, 2023 at Katahdin Scout Reservation (Camp Roosevelt). This is your final chance to complete your induction during this weekend otherwise you must be re-elected (youth) or nominated (adult) by your unit if more than a year passes since your election.

The cost for everything will be $60.00 for the weekend. This may seem a bit expensive, but it covers the cost of all meals, the OA handbook, sash, pocket flap, and a year of dues. Please make all checks payable to the “KATAHDIN AREA COUNCIL” or “KAC”.

For the weekend you will need a candidate registration form, BSA medical form sections A, B1, B2, sleeping bag, ground cloth, a complete Scout uniform, work clothes, gloves, a Scout’s outdoor essentials, bug dope, an extra smaller pack, and extra clothes. Please keep in mind the radical Maine weather climate; in other words, BE PREPARED and dress appropriately to endure the elements. PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD. All medications must be checked at the registration station upon arrival. Registration will be between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday night. It is important that you register on time and earlier is better.

After induction you will be eligible to purchase OA items at the OA store on Saturday evening. You should bring money if you would like to buy additional patches or other OA items. An OA orientation session will be held Sunday morning at all induction weekends. The weekend will complete at 11:00 am, and you may check out following the orientation. Please have your ride ready to pick you up at that time. It is important that you stay for the entire weekend.


I hope to see you at one of the induction weekends.

Yours in Scouting,

Evan Aspinall

Lodge Chief of Pamola Lodge