Council Camp Service Weekend
Camping is at the heart of the Order of the Arrow and helping to support our council camps is an important part of the lodge's annual program. Each year the lodge, through its members and chapters, provides thousands of hours of service to our council camps, Goshen Scout Reservation and Camp William B Snyder.
Chain Bridge, and Patriot Chapters are conducting their Spring Ordeals as part of the 2013 Council Camp Service Weekend. All members and ordeal candidates from these chapters should register for this event using the chapter event link. Members and Ordeal candidates from other chapters are welcome to register for this event if they were unable to register for their chapter ordeal event.
All ordeal candidates that have been elected during the election period (November 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013) should have received a written notice confirming their candidacy and an invitation to attend the upcoming ordeal for their chapter.
If you are unable to participate in your chapter ordeal you should contact your chapter adviser to make arrangements to attend one of the other listed chapter ordeals. You must make arrangements in advance to attend an ordeal in outside of your chapter/district or the Council Camp Service Weekend.
All registered participants certify that they have read the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge Participant Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding and agree to abide by the conditions contained therein.
- If you have NOT read the Code of Conduct, use the link above to open and print the document
- Bring the signed Code of Conduct with you to the Ordeal
2013 Amangamek-Wipit Council Camp Service Weekend
May 3rd - May 5th
Camp William B Snyder
6100 Antioch Road
Haymarket, VA 20169
All Arrowmen: Every member of Amangamek-Wipit is invited to join in this time of service and fellowship. We members must be present and acting in accordance with our values in order to lead by example. Please give of your time to help our new brothers on their long journey; help us honor them by working alongside them.
When & Where: The 2013 Amangamek-Wipit Council Camp Service Weekend will be Friday evening May 3rd to Sunday morning May 5th at Camp William B Snyder, 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA 20169. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, concluding Sunday morning at approximately 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as cleanup and checkout are completed.
Who can attend: The Council Camp Service Weekends are open to all active youth and adult OA members, and newly elected Ordeal Candidates. An active Order of the Arrow member is:
Currently registered with BSA and
2013 lodge dues ($12.00) are paid
If your dues are not current you will need to pay them on site (Dues Form).
What to bring: Order of the Arrow Event Packing List
Registration: Please pre-register as soon as possible by completing the on-line registration.
- Mail in payments must be received at MSSC by April 26th
- On-line registration with credit card payments closes at midnight April 29th
Walk-in registrations must contact The Virginia Central Area Adviser prior to event to confirm available space and must bring their completed BSA Health and Medical form.
BSA Health and Medical form required for Ordeal Weekends! Parts A and B of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Form #680-001 are to be completed and brought to all Order of the Arrow events not exceeding 72 consecutive hours.
Part A - Medical information required includes a current health history and list of medications. No physical examination by a physician is required unless the event is more than three days.
Part B - Includes the parental informed consent and hold harmless/release agreement as well as a talent release statement. This form is to be filled out by participants and parents or guardians and kept on file for easy reference.
Please notify the Virginia Central Service Area in advance if you have special dietary or health requirements, and inform those in charge of check-in on Friday night if you have prescribed medications.
All medications need to be in the original containers with the Scouts' name, dosage requirements (containers will be returned), and the correct amount of medication for the weekend. Please place all containers in a zip-locked bag labeled with the Scouts' name.
BRING THE COMPLETED HEALTH & MEDICAL RECORD FORM WITH A PHOTOCOPY OF BOTH SIDES OF YOUR INSURANCE CARD TO THE SERVICE WEEKEND, IF THE FAMILY DOES NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE STATE "NONE"
If you arrive without your Health & Medical Record Form you will not be allowed to participate in the Service Weekend and will not receive a refund.
Check-in: Check-in will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Camp Dining Hall. Ordeal candidates must arrive and check in no later than 8:00 p.m. in order to participate in the Pre-Ordeal ceremony. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE as it delays the program and ceremonies.
Cost: $58.00for Ordeal candidates, $20.00for general members, $20.00for Elangomats, and $15.00for the Feast only. Everyone is asked to pre-register as soon as possible.
Cancelation Policy: Refunds for this event may be granted (less 15% handling fee) for the following reasons: sickness (with physicians statement), relocation, or death in the family.
Refund requests must be in writing and received not later than April 26, 2013 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fees cannot be credited to another event. This policy is true for any event with fees over $25.00 per participant/registrant unless stated otherwise.
Camping: After checking in on Friday, Ordeal candidates and members are to set up their tents in designated areas.
Weekend Schedule: A detailed schedule will be announced and posted during the Council Camp Service Weekend
| Friday Night || Saturday Afternoon |
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
check-in and Ordeal team meetings
Cleanup for evening activities
Brotherhood discussion & walk
After 9:00 p.m.
| Saturday Evening |
Pre-ordeal ceremony and Ordeal for candidates
Cracker Barrel for general members
Ordeal Ceremony & Brotherhood Ceremony
| Saturday Morning || Sunday Morning |
The Ordeal and Camp Service Project continues
Cleanup and depart
Work Projects – Tools Needed: Various tools will be needed to carry out the many camp improvement projects that are being planned.
If you have any of the following, please bring them: List of tools and equipment needed for the service projects will be posted as the Council Camp Service Weekend approaches. Please make sure that all of the equipment you bring is clearly marked with your name.
It has been our experience that some candidates bring tools that are in poor condition with the thought that should they be lost of damaged, it would not matter. Tools that are in poor condition pose a serious safety problem and are accidents waiting to happen. If the handle of a rake or shovel should break, a serious injury could occur. Please DO NOT bring tools that are in poor condition. All equipment that you bring should be in safe working condition, and must be clearly marked with your identification BEFORE you leave home. It is your responsibility to ensure that any tools you bring are removed from the Ordeal site when you leave.
Few things are as discouraging during these service times as having a great crew of enthusiastic volunteers and plenty of good jobs to be done, but too few tools to let everybody contribute their full effort. Please bring whatever tools you can.
Many of the Ordeal work projects this weekend involve work that will potentially soil your clothing. Be sure to bring work clothes or something to wear on Saturday you don’t mind getting dirt or paint on. As there is a possibility that you will encounter poison ivy, please consider wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants for your work clothes and pack change of work clothing in a plastic bag should it be necessary to change during the weekend.
The projects will include: A list of work projects will be posted as the Council Camp Service Weekend approaches.
General members are asked to look over the list of projects prior to the Council Camp Service Weekend to see which one's they'd like to work on.
Elangomats and Nimats needed: Arrowmen are needed to give service to the lodge and their fellow Arrowmen by serving as an Elangomat or Nimat. Elangomats are those Arrowmen who unselfishly go through the Ordeal as a friend to new Order of the Arrow candidates. Nimats are those Brotherhood members who help Ordeal members obtain their Brotherhood. Both opportunities are an excellent way of fulfilling one of the requirements for advancement to the next level of membership in the Order. E-mail the Virginia Central Area Chief and/or Virginia Central Area Adviser if you wish to serve as an Elangomat or Nimat.
Ceremonies team looking for new members: The Virginia Central Service Area is looking for Arrowmen who would like to serve the lodge as a member of their chapter’s ceremonies team. Serving as a member of the ceremonies team is another way of fulfilling one of the requirements for Brotherhood. E-mail the Virginia Central Area Chief and/or Virginia Central Area Adviser if you would like to serve on the ceremonies team or need more information.
Last Updated 03/24/2013