September Induction Weekend
Camp Herms

September 27-29, 2019


Induction check-in will be between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, and checkout will be approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. 

The cost is $95.00 (save $20 and register by September 15th) and covers the food for the weekend, the 2019 membership dues, the Order of the Arrow Handbook, the OA sash, and the Lodge uniform patch, and the Lodge Plan Book. The early bird cost of the Ordeal is $75.00 ends on Sunday, September 15th. Online registration closes at 11:59PM on Sunday, September 22nd. You MUST pre-register for the Induction. THERE IS NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

An email will be sent by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 25th, with additional important information to everyone who is registered. Please remember to look for that email.

You will need to arrange your own transportation. You might contact your Scoutmaster or Troop OA representative to see if you can ride with anyone else who is going.  PLEASE INFORM YOUR RIDE THAT YOU SHOULD BE PICKED UP AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY MORNING.

The Lodge trading post will also be available with neckerchiefs, pins, Lodge t-shirts, jackets, and other great OA items for sale. Please bring extra money if you would like to purchase anything.

You must bring a copy of the standard BSA medical form (Parts A & B) to the Induction with you. When registering online, please print the medical form, fill it out and bring it with you to the Induction. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST CHECK OUT AND RETRIEVE THEIR MEDICAL FORMS BEFORE LEAVING.


***It is preferred that candidates are not accompanied by their parents/guardians during the weekend (In between Drop Off and Pick Up), due to the traditions of Induction Weekend and the Order of the Arrow. It is therefore highly encouraged that carpools be arranged for candidates or other accommodations are made for parents that are not lodge members participating in the Induction Weekend. This policy of course does not pertain to individual candidates and their families who have a medical reason for needing to attend with their scout. Please contact event organizers for specific questions regarding things such as:

-transportation of candidates

-lodging for parental/guardian units who are not Ut-In Selica Members participating in the proceedings of Induction Weekend.

-if your scout does have a medical reason that requires you to accompany them during the proceedings of Induction Weekend.***

If you have any questions about the Induction or you cannot register online please contact the Lodge Registrar, Ms. Mary Chong at or call the Council office at (925) 674-6100.

We hope to see you at one of the Inductions this year!


Induction Weekend Packing List

  • Current medical form
  • Full Class-A uniform (to be worn at check-in)
  • Backpack and rain cover (duffle bags are not recommended)
  • Work clothes (t-shirt, pants & hat)
  • Work gloves
  • Close toe shoes appropriate for the wet weather
  • Jacket, hat & gloves for cold evenings & mornings
  • Extra set of dry clothes if rain is in the forecast
  • Extra socks
  • Rain gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tarp (large enough to fold over your sleeping bag)
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Hydration system or water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm or Chapstick
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Toiletries – toothbrush & toothpaste, washcloth, etc.
  • Any personal medications
  • (Prescription medications must be in container with original pharmacy label including patient’s name, doctor’s name, name of medication, and dosage.  All medication except inhalers and epi pens must be turned over to the adult leader in charge.)
  • Tent (for Saturday evening)   No tents will be used on Friday evening.
  • All food will be provided.  Please do not bring any food, as it attracts unwanted animals.

Please notify the Lodge Registrar, Mary Chong, at  of any food allergies or dietary concerns. 


Time to Pay your Dues 

Click Here to Pay Your Dues!

Ut-In Sélica Lodge dues are renewed annually.  Dues can be renewed online or through the mail. Dues are $20 per year. You do not have to pay back dues, just pay the current year to get current. For $90 you can get an annual pass, the 2019 Gold Card.  The Gold Card includes the 2019 lodge dues, the event registration fees for the induction weekends, the Fall Lodge Fellowship and Annual Lodge Banquet. For questions regarding dues status or pocket flap orders, contact Don’t wait, remember you must be a dues paid member to participate in lodge activities. The Council is using a new payment system, if you are having problems please watch these two videos. The first explains entering your contact information. The second explains the booking process.

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Ut-In Selica Lodge. We are making a special patch available for this celebration. Cost of the patch will be $10 and can be added to your dues payment.

The Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society, is made up of thousands of great Scouts and Scouters like yourself, who were elected to the Order by their fellow Scouts because they saw something in you, something special – those qualities of trust, leadership, friendship, brotherhood, and a desire to serve others – that set you apart.

You undertook the Induction to prove your dedication to the high ideals of service that is the hallmark of our Order. Perhaps you have achieved an even greater understanding of Wimachtendienk, Wingolauchsik, Witahemui  by sealing your membership through the Brotherhood, or even now keep the flame of cheerful service alive through leadership in service. You are an Arrowman and we ask that you continue your support for the Order of the Arrow and its worthy goals which are more important now than ever.

An active member in Ut-In Sélica Lodge is someone who is a currently registered Scout or Scouter in the Mt Diablo Silverado Council with current dues paid. With active membership, you are entitled to attend all functions of the lodge appropriate for your honor level. It also entitles you to wear your OA flap. Technically, if you don’t pay your dues, you are not a member, and the flap should be removed from your uniform.

Think back on your Ordeal. Remember the Obligation and Admonition. Remember … “The ones, who chose you, need you.”


Introducing the 2019 Lodge Officers

Lodge Chief – Kyle Van Hoesen

Vice Chief of Administration – Logan Dolnick

Vice Chief of Program – Oskar Hurst

Lodge Secretary – Declan Tsuyuki

Lodge  Treasurer – Matthew Edmark


Congratulations to the 2018 Founders Award Recipients

Jason Scruggs

Mike Kean

The Founders Award was introduced at the 1981 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC), it recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founders E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson. The Lodge may petition the national Order of the Arrow committee to present up to two awards annually. If more than one award is presented , one must be awarded to a youth (under the age of 21).


Congratulations 2018 Vigil Candidates

The 2018 Lodge Banquet ended with the call out of Ut-In Sélica Lodge’s Class of 2018 Vigil Candidates.  Most of the Candidates completed their Vigil experience during the Vigil weekend.  The circle widens again for new brothers and sisters of the Vigil.  Many are worthy, few are called.

Youth called out: Oskar Hurst and Kyle Van Hoesen

Adults called out:  Wendy LaBerge and Dave Looney


2018 Silver Bear Award

Andrew Zucker

Paul Shimotake


OA Western Region Section 3N

The National Order of the Arrow is organized into four geographical regions. Ut-In Selica is located in the Western Region. The Western Region is divided into 13 sections.

Lodge Texting Service

Ut-In Sélica Lodge is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows us to safely and efficiently interact with Arrowmen about upcoming events. All personal information is kept private.September

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