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  • Second Summer Ordeal: August 8-10, 2014 - Camp McKee. Register online here or with a paper form here.
  • Fall Ordeal: September 5-7, 2014 - Camp McKee. Register online here or with a paper form here.
  • Fall Fellowship: October 3-5, 2014 - Camp McKee. Register online here or with a paper form here.
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    Summer Camp Ordeal Recap

    The Summer Camp Ordeal was held June 27-28. At this event, there were 14 Scouts and Scouters who successfully completed their Ordeal, and one Arrowman who sealed his membership in the Order by converting to Brotherhood. As service, the candidates completed a new bridge along the Pioneer Mountain Trail between the Lee Shelter (Dan Beard Area) and the PMT trailhead along the main camp road. In addition to the new bridge, they installed several signs throughout camp.

    The Ordeal Ceremony was unique at this event. For the first time in many years, the ceremony was held at the old ceremony grounds, otherwise known as Allowat's Place.


    Summer Camp & the OA

    Coming to McKee for summer camp? Awesome! Kawida Lodge has a great presence at camp, and will hold a variety of exciting activities for you to participate in and enjoy.

    • Every week at camp, we'll hold a Brotherhood Ceremony. You'll need to stop by the Trading Post and pay $15 for your sash, but otherwise, come to the OA Building on Tuesday at 7:00 PM for Brotherhood Testing. It would be helpful to study your OA Handbook and/or OA Jumpstart beforehand.
    • OA Movie Night is held every Wednesday night from 8-9:30 on the Dining Hall Porch. All are welcome!
    • Friday evening campfires will conclude with an OA Call-Out Ceremony.
    • You can pay your 2014 dues simply by visiting the Trading Post!
    • On June 27-28 (end of Week 2), Kawida Lodge will hold the Summer Camp Ordeal. It's a great and convenient way for elected Scouts to become members of the OA without leaving camp! Registration can be found here, or you can register on-camp at the Trading Post.

    If you have any questions about the OA at summer camp, contact Lodge Chief & OA Camp Coordinator Nathan Vick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or just find him at camp. See you there!


    Spring Ordeal a Success!

    Spring Ordeal 2014 was a success! Nine candidates become members of the Order of the Arrow, providing great service to Camp McKee and the Blue Grass Council! We helped get McKee ready for summer camp, removed stumps from a new ceremony grounds, and provided staff for the council's Sporting Clays event!

    Thanks to everyone who came out and helped! Congratulations to our new brothers!


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