Information for New Brotherhood Members

Brotherhood Member Information
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Congratulations on your 1st Year Anniversary in Catawba Lodge. Here is what you will need to go through the Brotherhood Questionnaire:
What to study for Brotherhood membership:
The OA Song
  1. Learn the signs of Arrow membership - they may be found in your handbook:
    • Learn the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima (printed on the back of your membership card and in your OA handbook on page 10).
    • Learn the Order of the Arrow Official Song (p.13)
    • The Admonition
    • The sign of Ordeal membership
    • The Arrow handclasp.
  2. Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal: Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed. (refer to pages 52-54 on your handbook for reference).
  3. Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting: During a period of at least 10 months after your Ordeal, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your own troop.
  4. Plan for service in your lodge: Retain your registration in your Order of the Arrow lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.
  5. Review your progress: When you earnestly feel that you have met the four challenges above, write a letter to your Lodge Secretary. In this letter:
    • Explain what you think the Obligation means.
    • Describe how you have been fulfilling this Obligation in your troop or team and in your daily life, and how you have used your understanding of the Ordeal to aid in this service.
    • Describe your specific plans for giving service in the lodge program.
    • Bring this letter that you have written with you. Have your letter typed or in neat, legible handwriting. All letters must be turned in to the Lodge Secretary when you check in Friday evening.
  6. Register for the Lodge event you wish to attain Brotherhood Membership and show up Friday evening.

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