Although we are still a week out from Spring Inductions. The weather is not looking too favorable. With Thunderstorms all Friday and Saturday. Please make sure you bring proper rain gear to prepare for this situation. Also, inform candidates to bring rain jackets, and tarps. In addition, we’ve set up text notifications for participants attending. You can subscribe to these texts by following the instructions pictured below.
Text @104induct to 81010. You may be asked to reply with your first and last name. Even if you’ve subscribed to this same group before, you’ll need to re-subscribe.
If 81010 doesn’t work, please text (919) 842-5005
Check-in begins at 5:00 PM on Friday in front of the Administration Building. Both members and candidates will check-in here. Candidates need to arrive by 7:15 PM (spread the word). We’ll be closing the check-in station down at 8:00 PM for members. If you are arriving on Saturday, we’ll be opening check-in at 8:00 AM in the Grand Lodge. At 9:00 am, check-in will move to the blue room of Sullivan where it’ll remain until dinner time on Saturday.
Saturday is our day for service! We’ll have over 600 people at this event and Camp Durant is always in need of some cheerful service. During the morning assembly on Saturday, we’ll be listing off some of the projects we need your help with.Please make sure to bring work gloves for projects on Saturday.
Just like last year, rather than have one dinner, where we cheer on the candidates and allow them to eat first, we’ll be having two separate dinners. The candidate & ceremonialist dinner will be first and they report to the Grand Lodge at 4:45 PM. Note that all ceremonialists and arrowmen participating in the Pow-Wow will be given a dinner ticket at the required ceremonialists meeting and they must present this to eat at the early candidate’s meal. Members in the Order will report to flags at 5:45 PM and cheer on the new candidates as they leave for the ceremony at 6:00 PM. Brothers will eat immediately after the Ordeal Candidates have departed. Ordeal ceremonies will begin at 6:30 PM and brothers are welcome to head straight to the ceremony rings following dinner. If you are not watching a ceremony after dinner, please report to the Sullivan Center to help set up for Thunderfest.
Do you remember your Elangomat? An elangomat is your guide through the Ordeal process and it’s their responsibility to lead you in cheerful service. We want every candidate to have a memorable experience at their Ordeal.
This is our first Ordeal opportunity for 2018. We’re expecting a large ordeal class at this event. We need 2 elangomats for every 10 candidates. Those who volunteer will receive a(n):
- Elangomat Patch
- T-Shirt or $10 Certificate to the Trading Post
- A Milkshake
If you have volunteered to be an elangomat. You need to be at the Sullivan Center no later than 7:00 Friday.
If you’re interested in being an Elangomat, use the button to below to volunteer. The volunteer form does not include event registration.
The Founder’s Award was established to recognize certain registered, active Brotherhood or Vigil Honor members of the Order of the Arrow at the local Lodge level. The member’s life should reflect a spirit of achievement in his everyday activities.
Founder’s Award nominations need to be turned into the Founder’s Chairman by lunch at Spring Inductions. You can fill out a nomination form online or a hard-copy. However, online nominations are preferred.
All current Founder’s Award recipients are invited to attend the Founder’s selection meeting at 4:00 on Saturday.