New Candidates

Hello, recently elected candidates, and congratulations on your nomination into the Order of the Arrow. The next step on your path to membership in the OA is to attend one of our Induction Weekends.
An Induction Weekend is a three-day experience lasting from Friday evening to Sunday morning. It is designed to be meaningful and offer time for reflection. The weekend will also give you opportunities to learn about the traditions of the Order of the Arrow and yourself.

Your induction weekend will be a challenging, but rewarding, journey into the values of the Scout Oath and Law. You will undergo this experience with scouts and scouters from all across the Golden Gate Area Council and provide much-needed service to our council camps. The bonds you form at your Induction Weekend will last for years.

The below part of this page contains information about your Induction Weekend, including a packing list. It will not contain much information about the events within an Induction Weekend, which is intentional. Some of the more meaningful parts of the weekend derive much of their significance from the fact that there are no preconception about them. Additionally, the reflection afforded candidates by the Induction Weekend means that your experience will be unique, colored more by your own personality and nature than by the experiences of others. In the interest of transparency, however, if your parents have any questions about the details of the induction weekend, they should feel free to reach out to us via email. We will be happy to answer their questions. 

As a candidate, you should access the Candidate Information Package for more detailed information. Click or tap the button below.

You should bring exactly the following things to your Induction Weekend. Please refrain from bringing any smellables (food, anything scented to smell like food, etc.).

  • Backpack
  • Camping essentials
  • Sleeping Bag / Tent / Ground Tarp
  • Work clothes
  • Work gloves
  • Warm Jacket
  • Full Scout Uniform
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Hiking boots
  • Your Medical forms part A and B (available here)

Candidates can sign up for the Induction Weekend by clicking on the image below. There will be a $75 fee which covers a sash, a year’s membership, a pocket flap, and the cost of running an Induction Weekend.