The Elangomat

fred headAn Elangomat fulfills many functions in the Induction process, but his primary responsibility is revealed by his title Elangomat, which means “Friend.” A good Elangomat develops a personal relationship with each of the members of his clan. But this relationship is not one of words, it is deeper, for he shares in the hardships of the candidates, and in their silence. The job of the Elangomat is not easy. He must function as a clan guide, friend, and example to his candidates. The Elangomat must be a constant and continual example of the obligation. This may not always be possible, but it is the goal. Being an Elangomat is a sacrifice, but as with all true services, you gain as much or more than you give.

Who can serve as an Elangomat?

All Arrowmen regardless of honor and age are eligible to serve as an Elangomat. We do however seek those who have strong patients and focus, as the duty of the Elangomat is not a simple one. The Elangomat is probably one of the most important parts of the Ordeal process.

If you are interested in serving as an Elangomat at a future Ordeal weekend, please contact purplelodge271@gmail.com