Scouts are elected to the Order by their fellow unit members, following approval by the Scoutmaster or Varsity team Coach. To become a member, a youth must be a registered member of a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team and hold First Class rank. The youth must have experienced fifteen days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The fifteen days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.
Requesting a Unit Election
If your unit has at least one eligible youth, the Scoutmaster or Varsity Team Coach may request an election. Contact your Chapter Chief or the Lodge Adviser.
Guide to Inductions (Ordeal password protected)
Troop OA ballot template (optional, prepared by Scoutmaster or Coach)