Page Updated: 02/18/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we are trying to answer some of the questions that our Ordeal Candidates might have prior to their Ordeal. If you have a question that we have not answered here, please e-mail our Inductions team. They will be glad to help in any way they can.

Should I pay for my Ordeal in advance?

We prefer that you register online and pay at that time. This allows us to better plan for those that will be attending.

How much does it cost to attend the Ordeal?

The cost of the Ordeal for Candidates is $45.00. This includes all of the meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Please eat well before you arrive on Friday. There is no dinner served that night.

Should I register in advance?

Yes, by all means. This makes it easier for us to plan out your meals and supplies.

When should I arrive for the Ordeal?

You should arrive for the Ordeal between 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday evening.

When is the Ordeal over?

The Ordeal is over on Sunday morning. If you need to leave Saturday night typically around 8pm the events are completed.

I’m under 18. If I forget my medical form is that OK?

NO! You will not be allowed to participate in the Ordeal if you do not have a medical form that is signed by your parent. Here you can get a medical form.

I’m over 21, do I still need a medical form?

Yes, however, you won’t need to get your grownups to sign it.

How can I register for an Ordeal?

You can go to Wipala Wiki calendar. There, you can find the Ordeal you wish to register for, and complete your registration. See the standard Ordeal list below or go to the home page and look on the right hand side for the ordeals for the year. Remember when filling out the registration form that you are a Candidate for this ordeal.

Packing List

  • First aid kit
  • Knife *very important!
  • Seasonal work clothes
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle
  • Official Scout Uniform (Class A)


What kind of stuff should I NOT bring?

  • Food
  • Radios
  • Phones
  • Guns
  • Video games
  • Fireworks 

Do I need to bring any money to the Ordeal?

All meals are included in the cost of the Ordeal. However, after you have completed your Ordeal, there is a Trading Post that will be open.  They have stuff like patches, assorted OA items, snacks, and pops.