Seal the Bond
Brotherhood is the only honor awarded by the Order that is able to earned on the Arrowmans own accord.
There are five challenges you must complete before sealing your brotherhood in the lodge.
- Memorize the signa of Ordeal membership. Memorize the Obligation of the Order, which you received from Allowat Sakima. Also, memorize the Order of the Arrow Official Song, the Admonition, the sign of Ordeal membership and Arrow handclasp.
- Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal. Gain a thorough understanding of the Ordeal through which you have passed.
- Serve your unit and retain your registration in Scouting. During a period of at least 10 months, strive to fulfill your Obligation by continuing and expanding your service to your troop or team.
- Plan for service in your lodge. Retain you registration in your Order of the Arrow lodge and keep your dues paid. Be aware that acceptance of Brotherhood membership involves a pledge of service to the lodge. Develop a concrete idea of how you plan to fulfill this pledge.
- Review your progress. When you earnestly feel that you have met the challenges above, you may request from the lodge a Brotherhood application form which you will be asked to write a letter about how you plan to give back to the lodge, what the obligation means to you and how you have been fulfilling this obligation in your troop and in your daily life.