Brotherhood Membership

Brotherhood  is the only honor in the Order of the Arrow that a member can pursue on his own. An Arrowman is nominated as an Ordeal Candidate by his peers in his Troop, and he is nominated as a Vigil Candidate by his peers in the Order, but he must seek the Brotherhood Honor of his own volition.


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Brotherhood Requirements:

  1. Memorize the sign of Order of the Arrow membership
  2. Completed at least 10 months service as an Ordeal Member
  3. Advance in your understanding of the Ordeal. 
  4. Serve your unit. Retain your registration in Scouting.
  5. Plan for service in your lodge.
  6. Review your progress

For more information on these requirements, consult your Order of the Arrow membership handbook or your Chapter Adviser. Also please write a brief letter explaining these points:

  1. What the obligation means to you
  2. What you have done to serve your chapter and your unit
  3. What you plan to do in the future.

We hope to see you continue your service to Scouting and to the Order of the Arrow, and receiving your Brotherhood is the right path to do so, “He who serves his fellows, is of all his fellows greatest”.