The Tamegonit Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, a national honor camping society, “tapped out” Ordeal candidates earlier this month at George Owens Park in Independence.


Chapter 6 Chief Trent Garton presided over the ceremony, which featured the Tamegonit Dance Team. About 104 Boy Scouts and 15 adult leader candidates were involved in the ceremony. Scout Ordeal Candidates must be first class rank or higher, have camped at least 15 nights in the last two years and be elected by members of his troop. The Order of the Arrow has more than 171,000 members in more than 290 local Boy Scouts of America councils throughout the United States.