scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: OA Callout question
Tue May 09 2000 - 09:23:30 CDT
1) It may surprise you to know that a formal "callout" or "tap-out" ceremony
is not required for OA. Many places have an abbreviated "tap-out" at the
meeting when the boys are elected, or none at all. A big summer-camp or
camporee fancy tap-out ceremony where all the boys elected by troops in
attendance get tapped out and that's when they discover whether they were
elected or not is impressive and cool,but NOT required.
2) When the election is held, the people who are selected should receive a
letter from the lodge telling them when the next ordeal is, so they can go
and complete it. You have 1 year from election to complete an Ordeal (in our
small council, we have 2, one Spring, one Fall.) if you don't do your Ordeal
within that year, yu have to be reelected.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...