On January 6-8, 2012, the O-Shot-Caw Lodge had our annual Winter Ordeal. It was a very unique ordeal, for that weekend our lodge welcomed 118 new brothers that were inducted into the order! and had almost 30 brothers sealed their ties this enor-mous amount of candidates called for 3 pre-ordeal ceremonies and 2 ordeal ceremonies to be per-formed. The ceremonies team introduced a new team that was able to perform the pre-ordeal ceremonies for the first time Friday night. The work projects done at this ordeal in-cluded working on cleaning up trails and painting structures that needed to be touched up. The main project was building a pole barn for the camp tractor. There were so many new ordeal candidates that these project were done almost immediately and we were able to complete many more than expected.
On Sunday morning after the beautiful scouts own done by both The Tomoka and Pooka-Tooka Chapters. The Lodge business meeting was held directly after and all of the new ordeal members were able to get to know their new chapter members and chiefs. At this meeting the new members also learned about what the different lodge committees and teams are and how they operate. A big thank you to the To-Hopki-Lagi Chapter for delicious food for the weekend. All in all, this weekend was a huge success in every way for O-Shot-Caw Lodge.