Illinek Lodge #132

Elangomat Ordeal
Guide Contents

Ordeal Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Ordeal Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Ice Breaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Coaching Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Pronunciations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Address List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Personal Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Schedule

Friday

Elangomat Arrival 5:30
Elangomats Set-up Their Tents 5:30
Elangomat Orientation 5:40
Inspection of Camp Sites 6:30*
Candidate Arrival 7-8
Parent Orientation 8:00
Work on Totems 8:00
Clan Assignment 8:15
Candidate Orientation 8:30
Pre-Ordeal Ceremony 9:15
Taps 10:30*

Saturday
Breakfast 7:00
Work Projects 8:00
Lunch11:30

Work Projects 12:30
Clean-up 3:30
Coaching Session 4:15
Ordeal Ceremony 5:00
Dinner 6:15
Camp Setup 7:15*
Activity Centers 7:45
Order of the Arrow Orientation 8:45
Cracker Barrel10:00
Sunday
Breakfast 7:15
Ceremony Orientation 8:00
Tournament of Clans 8:30*
Break Camp 9:30*
Dismissal10:00
*Will begin immediately after preceding schedule item ends.

 

Ordeal Outline
I. Friday
A. Elangomat Arrival At this time all Elangomats will be present
B. Elangomat Orientation Session to brief Elangomats on weekend's details
1. Schedule
2. Work projects
3. Camp Sites
4. Atmosphere
5. Emergencies
a. Medical
b. Weather
(1) Shelter
(2) Safety
(a) Work Projects
C. Inspection of Camp Sites Immediately after the Elangomat orientation, the Ordeal Chairman will take the Elangomats to the camp sites.
D. Candidate Arrival Candidates will arrive between 7:00 and 8:00.
E. Parent/Spouse Orientation Session to brief parents and spouses on the Order of the Arrow.
1. Order's Purpose
2. Induction
a. Election
b. Calling-out
c. Ordeal-four tests
3. Lodge Calendar
F. Work on Totem
1. At 8:00 the Head Elangomat will ask the candidates to find a stick from which they will carve an Arrow.
2. The Head Elangomat will explain the Arrow.
a. Signifies that they are candidates
b. May be worked on the entire weekend
c. Must be worn at all times until the Ordeal ceremony
3. After explaining the Arrow, the Head Elangomat will distribute strings to them, which the candidates will use to hang the Arrows around their necks.
G. Clan Assignment
1. While the candidates are working on their totems, the Ordeal Chairman or his designee will sort the names of the candidates into clans.
2. After the sorting is completed, the Ordeal Chairman will deliver the names of the candidates in a clan to that clan's Elangomat.
3. Each Elangomat will announce the names of the candidates in his clan and gather them together.
4. The Elangomats will then:
a. Have the candidates stow excess gear inside a vehicle or inside the Admin. building. They only need:
(1) Ground cloth
(2) Sleeping bag
(3) Work clothes
(4) Rain gear
(5) Personal hygiene kit
b. They CANNOT bring:
(1) Books, magazines, or toys
(2) Watches
(3) Food
c. Inquire about any medical conditions. All conditions must be reported to the Ordeal Chairman and his Advisor. Record any medication and conditions in your notes as reminders.
d. Go through the Ice Breaker in the period prior to the ceremony.
e. Place them in a single-file line a few minutes prior to the ceremony. Everyone must take his overnight gear with him/her.
H. Ice Breaker
I. Pre-Ordeal Ceremony
1. At the appointed time, Kichkinet will come for the candidates and lead them to the ceremony site.
2. Upon arrival at the ceremony ring, each Elangomat will instruct his clan members to leave their gear outside the ring. Kichkinet will then lead them into the ring.
3. The Elangomats will accompany their clans into the ceremony ring.
4. After the ceremony, the Elangomats will instruct their clan to recover their gear.
5. Torchbearers from the ceremonies team will give each Elangomat a lit torch.
6. Kichkinet will lead the clans to the camp sites.
7. Upon arriving at the camp site, the Elangomat will assign the clan members their sleeping areas.
8. The Elangomat will proceed to pass out the "Spirit of the Arrow" booklet
2 and have the candidates read it and think about it and booklet 1 and then go to sleep.
II. Saturday
A. Breakfast
1. At around 7 am, Kichkinet will visit each camp site
a. He will wake the candidates
b. He will distribute "Spirit of the Arrow" booklet 3
c. He will deliver breakfast to the Elangomat
2. When the candidates have arisen and gathered their gear, the Elangomat will serve them breakfast.
3. After the candidates are finished, the Elangomat will pick up the breakfast trash.
B. Kichkinet or someone else will come back to lead you to your work project.

Follow the following checklist before leaving.
1. Make sure all the trash is picked up.
2. Make sure all of your clan's gear is safely covered in case of rain.
3. Make sure all of your candidates have rain gear with them.
4. If time is left before the work projects, the Elangomats will instruct their clan members to reflect upon their "Spirit of the Arrow" booklets.
C. Work Projects

1. The Head Elangomat will instruct the clans on what they are to do for their work projects.
2. During the work projects, the Elangomats will lead the candidates and MAINTAIN SILENCE.
a. Do not get involved in too much of the labor. Pay more attention to walking back and forth to watch the candidates.
D. Lunch
1. At the appointed time, the Head Elangomat will dismiss the clans for lunch.
2. The Elangomats with the clans will return to their camp sites.
3. Kichkinet will bring lunch to the camp sites.
4. When lunch arrives, the Elangomat will serve his clan members.
5. After lunch, the Elangomat will pick up the lunch trash.
E. Work Projects
1. Follow the same checklist as you did at breakfast before leaving.
2. At the appointed time, the Elangomats will lead the candidates back to the work projects.
3. The Head Elangomat will again instruct the candidates on what they are to do for their work projects.
F. Clean-up
1. At the appointed time, the Head Elangomat will dismiss the clans from the work projects.
2. At this time, the Elangomats will lead their clans back to theAdministration building to retrieve their shower gear and Scout uniforms.
3. After his clan has retrieved their shower gear, each Elangomat will lead them to shower houses and allow them to shower (The Head Elangomat will remind their clans to wear their Scout uniforms after showering). The Elangomats will motion them to meet outside the shower house after they are finished. The Elangomats must emphasize to the candidates that they are STILL ON SILENCE.
4. After the clan has finished showering, the Elangomat will lead them to the Admin. building where they will deposit their gear.
5. When his clan members have deposited their gear, each Elangomat will lead his clan to a spot away from other clans, BUT WITHIN SIGHT OF THE ADMIN BUILDING.
G. Coaching Session Upon arrival at their spot, Elangomats distribute "Spirit of the Arrow" booklet 4, and instruct the clan to reflect on the booklet, and then begin the Coaching Session. See Coaching Session program.
H. Ordeal Ceremony
1. After completing the Coaching Session, each Elangomat will bind his clan with rope for the Ordeal Ceremony. The Elangomats will not be bound by the rope.
2. Kichkinet will go to each camp site and get the candidates. Kichkinet will tie the rope of each clan to another clan's so the rope is contiguous.
3. Kichkinet will lead the clans to the trail leading to the ceremony site. The candidates will remain there with the Elangomats. When he is ready, Kichkinet will return for the candidates.
4. The ceremony will proceed. The Elangomats will stand behind their clans during the ceremony.
I. Dinner After the ceremony is finished, the Ordeal Chairman will lead the new Ordeal members to dinner.
J. Camp Set-up When dinner is finished, the new Ordeal members will be instructed where to set up their tents and be given schedules for the rest of the weekend.
K. Activity Centers
1. When the new members have arrived, the Ordeal Chairman will tell them about the Activity Centers and then allow them to go to them.

2. During this time, the Elangomats and other Lodge members present should socialize with the new members.
L. Interest Assessments
1. At the appointed time, the Ordeal Chairman will distribute the Interest Assessments and instruct the new members to complete them.
2. After the new members have completed the Interest Assessments, they may return to their tents.
M. Cracker Barrel
III. Sunday
A. Breakfast At breakfast, the Ordeal Chairman will review the schedule for the rest of the day.
B. Ceremony Orientation During this session, the ceremony principals will review the Pre-Ordeal and Ordeal ceremonies with the new members.
C. Order of the Arrow Orientation During this session, the Ordeal Chairman will discuss the purposes of, opportunities of, significance of, and future in the Order of the Arrow. Order of the Arrow flaps, totems, handbooks, etc. will also be distributed.
D. Break Camp The Ordeal Chairman will direct the striking of camp.
E. Dismissal After approving the campsite, the Ordeal Chairman will dismiss the new Ordeal members.
Ice Breaker
I. Opening
A. Ask each candidate to give his name, rank, troop, where he lives, and something unique about themselves..
1. When they are done tell them about yourself.
B. Ask the candidates if they have any medical conditions or medicines that we need to be aware of. Write down any mentioned and give information to the head Elangomat.
C. Give your clan some hand signals that you will use for the Ordeal since YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TALK!
1. Move this way.
2. Stop.
3. Sit.
4. Read Spirit of the Arrow Booklet.
5. Quiet. (Finger to mouth)
6. Anything else you deem important.
D. Tell them to read their Spirit of the Arrow Booklet as you wait for the Pre-Ordeal ceremony.
Coaching Session
I. Take each clan member one at a time away from the group out of sight if possible.
II. Ask each clan member the 5 questions that Kichkinet asked them. Remember to tell them they can answer.
A. Do you still want to become a member of the Order of the Arrow?
B. Why or why not?
C. Do you think you are really worthy to become a member of the Order of the Arrow?
D. How can you continue to prove that you are worthy of membership in the Order after this weekend?
E. What are your plans for carrying out the three ideals (W.W.W.) of the Order of the Arrow?
III. Try to draw out their answers and make them think about them.
Questions
1. Do you still want to become a member of the Order of the Arrow?

 

2. Why or why not?

 

3. Do you think you are really worthy to become a member of the Order of the Arrow?

 

4. How can you continue to prove that you are worthy of membership in the Order after this weekend?

 

5. What are your plans for carrying out the three ideals (W.W.W.) of the Order of the Arrow?

 

Pronunciation Guide

Allowat Sakima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Al'-lo-wot Sa-kee-ma

Elangomat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ee-lan'-go-mat

Kichkinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kitch'kin-et

Lenni Lenape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Len'-nee Len-ah'-pee

Meteu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mee-tay'-o

Nutiket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nu-te'-ket

Wimachtendienk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wee-mok'-ten'-dee-enk

Wingolauchsik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Win'-go-louch-sick

Witahemui. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wi'-tah-hem'-oo-ee

Your Clan's Information*

NAME
ADDRESS
Ph #
E-mail
Tr

 

 

*KEEP THIS INFORMATION FOR YOURSELF, BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE HEAD ELANGOMAT MAKES A COPY!!!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET THIS SHEET FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND GIVE IT TO THE ADMIN. Notes Index

Alhoalton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Allowat Sakima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Clan Assignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Clean-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Coaching Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Elangomat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Ice Breaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Kichkinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Lenni Lenape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Meteu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Nutiket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Ordeal Ceremony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Ordeal Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Pronunciation Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Wimachtendienk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Wingolauchsik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Witahemui. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Work on Totem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Work Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Your Clan's Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15