Information for Brotherhood Candidates

Basic Information

Brotherhood-SashThe Brotherhood is the second honor level in the Order of the Arrow. It is the only honor that an Arrowmen can pursue on his own, since the Ordeal level requires a scout being elected by his peers, and the Vigil Honor requires a strict selection process. There will be 12 opportunities to go through the Brotherhood Conversion during 2017. Please read the information below so you can be prepared for your Brotherhood Conversion and get the best out of the experience.

Registration & Cost

Arrowmen who completed their Ordeal in 2016 will receive a letter in the mail with the official Brotherhood registration form. Through the Brotherhood doesn’t require pre-registration, we like to have a good idea on how many candidates will be attending each conversion. The cost to go through the conversion will be $20. You  must also have your membership dues paid before going through the conversion process.

Brotherhood Requirements and Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Brotherhood, an Arrowmen must hold Ordeal membership for at least 10 months. Once eligible, the Arrowmen should direct themselves to the “OA Jump Start” website and learn about the challenges of the Brotherhood. When ready, the candidate will need to write a letter addressed to the lodge secretary, explaining how they have followed the OA Obligation and how they plan to continue serving the Order of the Arrow. Candidates can choose to either submit letters through the mail along with their registration form or hand them over at the conversion.

2017 Brotherhood Conversions

Please check the “calendar page” for more information on arrival time.

Conversion I June 3 – Ordeal Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion II June 17 – Ordeal Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion III July 6 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion IV July 12 – Resident Camp Camp Bomazeen, Belgrade, ME
Conversion V July 13 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion VI July 19 – Resident Camp Camp Bomazeen, Belgrade, ME
Conversion VII July 20 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion VIII July 26 – Resident Camp Camp Bomazeen, Belgrade, ME
Conversion IX July 27 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion X August 3 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion XI August 10 – Resident Camp Camp Hinds, Raymond, ME
Conversion XII September 16 – Ordeal Camp Bomazeen, Belgrade, ME