Winter Banquet 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Asmark Institute

(14171 Carole Drive, Bloomington Il)

Calling all Arrowmen and guests! Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge invites you to attend he annual Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet, a fun evening of great food, fellowship, recognition, and activities to help kick off the new year!


$15 if registered by December 15th

$20 if registered after December 15th

Check-In opens at 5:00pm

The evening will include:

  • Founder's Award presentation
  • Service Award presentation
  • Youth Subsody Auction - Beginning at 4:00pm
  • Silent Auction
  • Lodge Trading Post
  • Delicious food!

Register for the Winter Banquet Here!

Scouting's National Honor Society

Click here for printable registration form.


Info for Ordeal Candidates

Congratulations on becoming a candidate for the Order of the Arrow and getting called out! Being selected by your peers as one who truly lives up to the Scout Oath and Law, is a great honor. Many opportunities await you, and Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge looks forward to having you as a new brother.

The next step in order to become a member of the OA is to complete your Ordeal at either the Fall or Spring Fellowship weekend. 

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Ordeal Candidate Information

The fee for the Ordeal is $35.00. This price covers meals, an event patch, a Lodge flap, a sash, a handbook, and your annual lodge membership fees.

Check-in is open from 5:30-7:30 PM Friday for Ordeal candidates at the Brownsea Island Pavilion. All candidates must be at the Trailblazer Pavilion at Ingersoll Scout Reservation (located at the bottom of the Dining Hall Hill) by 7:40 PM for the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony. 

Departure time from the Fellowship will be approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Ordeal candidates must be in attendance the entire weekend to become a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Following the Ordeal, there will be a New Member Orientation session, which will be an opportunity to meet Lodge Officers, learn more about the purpose of the Order of the Arrow within Scouting, become familiar with Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge, and find out ways that you can quickly become involved in the Order.

For any questions prior to Fellowship, please use the Contact Us form, available at

Candidates are urged to pre-register and pay in advance to besure there will be enough items for all new members to get through check-in. Please send the registration form to the Peoria Scout Service Center (form available online at

Packing List for Ordeal Candidates:

  • BSA Medical Form (Parts A & B) -
  • Old work clothes (wear upon arrival)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth (large)
  • Poncho or Rain Suit
  • Work gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Spending money for OA Trading Post 
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Class “A” uniform and extra clothes for later in the weekend
  • Toiletries (towel, soap, etc.)
  • Tent for Saturday night (unless you already have sleeping arrangements coordinated with another Conclave participant)

Calling all Vigil Members!

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You are invited to join us at Fall Fellowship at Ingersoll Scout Reservation on October 6-8, 2017 for a Vigil Ceremony, recognizing our 2017 class of Vigil Candidates who were called out this past summer. 

  • Aaron Shaffer
  • Chance Cook
  • George Clay
  • Hayden Golemon
  • Michelle Dalton
  • Mike McKim
  • Paul Oelkers
  • Tim DeFrees

Please email Jacob Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions, or if you are interested in volunteering with a ceremonial part on Saturday evening. There will also be a coffee hour for Vigil Members on Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall.

Renew Your OA Membership

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Exciting new things have been planned for the OA this year - don't miss out on these great opportunities and re-register with the lodge!

Why should I pay dues? Dues keep you listed as an active member of Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge. Only active members will receive emailed/paper mailed information and newsletters, as well as count towards our lodge membership list. You must also be dues-paying in order to attend our top-quality OA events throughout the year, such as Winter Banquet and Spring Conclave, as well as other great opportunities that the OA can offer.