Troop 48

Left to right: A member of the ceremonies “call-out” team, Assistant Scout Master Cory Miller, Scouts Eric Miller, Josh Hadden and also PJ Newhart, Troop Order of the Arrow representative.

Recently elected Boy Scout Troop 48 Scouts went through a “call-out” for membership of the Order of the Arrow Bashore Summercamp.

Assistant Scout Master Cory Miller, as well as scouts Josh Hadden, Eric Miller and Jonathon Talley were “called-out” as part of the Order of the Arrow (OA) induction process. The Order of the Arrow is referred to as the “Honor Society” organization of the Boy Scouts of America, where members are voted into the organization. There are requirements to be part of the organization, including being a First Class Scout and having performed camping events.

The Order of the Arrow organization is mostly dedicated to service. The organization was created in 1915 with influence in part by Scout camp customs, and in part by Native American traditions and folklore; the OA uses symbols, handshakes and ceremonies to impart a sense of community.

These selected individuals go through a series of tests, “Ordeal” as it is called, to prove scouts’ self-reliance and strength in spirit.

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