After a period of 6 months, an Ordeal member may seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow with Brotherhood membership. An Arrowman should only do this if he feels he is ready to move on to the next step in the Order of the Arrow.
After a period of self-reflection and service to your troop, chapter and lodge, totalling no less than 6 months, an Ordeal may choose to seal their membership in the Order of the Arrow. Before they can do this, they will be asked to do a few tasks listed below:
Register for an Induction Weekend as a Brotherhood Candidate
View the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony Friday Night
Give back to your Council, Camp, and Lodge through service Saturday Morning
Write a Letter to the Lodge Secretary detailing why you wish to become a Brotherhood member and your plan to give richer service to your Troop, Chapter, Lodge, Camp, and Council
Practice and be tested on the Following Objectives
The OA Obligation
The OA Song
The OA Handclasp
Other aspects of the Order of the Arrow and its practices as outlined in the OA handbook
Participate in a Nimat Hike and Ceremony
As a brotherhood member, you are expected to give richer service to your lodge to fully dedicate yourself.