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Extended Elangomat Committee FAQ

The Ordeal

Once elected, am I member?
No. All those who are elected must first successfully pass an ordeal.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

What is the Ordeal?
The Ordeal is a simple test aimed at ensuring the candidate will take his membership seriously. The tests are all things that a Scout can handle easily. If you have special dietary requirements or have health issues, please discuss them with your Chapter Adviser. As with other tests, the Ordeal can be changed to accomodate those with special requirements.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Where can I take this Ordeal?
The Ordeal is administrated by the Lodge at one of our three Lodge weekends - Spring Ordeal at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch; Summer Ordeal at Cole Canoe Base or D-bar-A Scout Ranch (see calendar for detail); and Fall Ordeal at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch.
Last Updated: May 27, 2009

When are the Lodge Ordeal weekends?
The Lodge Ordeal weekends are generally held in late April, early June and September. The exact dates are listed in the Council calendar each year and on the Migisi Opawgan website calendar.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Can I take my Ordeal at summer camp?
No.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

My troop is going out of council for summer camp this year. Can I take my ordeal there?
No. The Ordeal must be completed within the Lodge in which you were elected.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

How will I be notified about the Ordeal?
Notification will occur one of two ways. Depending on your Chapter and unit, your notification materials may be given to you at the time of your call-out (identified as a candidate to the O-A) or you will receive a mailing from the Chapter, usually within two to four weeks, detailing the dates of the O-A weekends, what to bring and other information. There will also be a registration form which must be filled out and returned by the specified deadline(s).
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Is there a fee for the Ordeal?
Yes. Refer to our current candidate registration form for the event price; which includes all your food, accommodations, annual Lodge dues, OA Ordeal sash, OA handbook, and Lodge pocket flap.
Last Updated: May 27, 2009

How long do I have after the election to take my ordeal?
You have one year from the date of your election to take your Ordeal. This affords every person at least three opportunities to complete their Ordeal.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

What if I fail to take my Ordeal within that one-year period?
Then you would have to be reelected. In extreme cases such as family emergencies, the Lodge Executive Committee will consider granting an extension of the Ordeal eligibility period. However, each case is considered separately on its own merits and must be brought to the Executive Committee preferably by the Chapter Chief. For more information, contact your Chapter Adviser or the Lodge Adviser.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Do adult nominees have to take the Ordeal also?
Yes. Adults have to successfully pass the same ordeal as the youth in order to become members.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Do adults have the same one-year eligibility?
Yes. Adults have one year from the date of their letter of approval from the Lodge Adviser.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

Election was held in our troop, but the results were not announced, what happens next?
The scoutmaster has the right to seal the election results for release at some later date, such as a troop court of honor or campout call-out ceremony. The year of eligibility starts when the candidate is officially recognized by his unit.
Last Updated: March 30, 2004

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