OA Service Day / Weekend

OA Service Days and Weekends are an opportunity for Arrowmen to give back by providing much-needed service to council camps! Some service weekends are held on the same weekend as an Ordeal. Ordeal candidates register here.

Help is needed from all Arrowmen. Elangomats are also needed on Ordeal weekends.



Date Event / Registration Link Cost Location Address
May 7, 2022 SHAC Corps Service Day - Register $0 Camp Strake 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
May 20-22, 2022 SHAC Corps Service Weekend - Unit Registration and 
Ordeal Induction Weekend - Arrowman registration
varies Camp Strake 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
September 16-18, 2022 OA Service WeekendOrdeal Induction WeekendSHAC Corps   Bovay Scout Ranch 3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868
December 16-17, 2022 OA Service Weekend and Ordeal Induction WeekendWinter camp setup   Camp Strake 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • Work clothes (jeans, long sleeve shirt, boots, work gloves, hat)
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Two full water bottles
  • Optional: loppers, bow saw, shovel

Tentative Schedule

This schedule is tentative and may change at any time. Please refer to the final schedule provided at check-in.

Service Weekends

7:00 pm Check-in begins
7:30 pm Service begins
9:00 pm Ceremonies begin (Ordeal weekends)
10:00 pm Staff meeting/lights out
6:30 am Wake-up
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Service projects begin
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Service projects resume
4:00 pm Ceremonies begin (Ordeal weekends)
4:30 pm Activities
5:30 pm Dinner
5:30 pm New member orientation (Ordeal weekends)
6:15 pm Parent meeting (Ordeal weekends)
6:30 pm Depart

Service Days

8:00 am Staff check-in
8:30 am Check-in begins
9:00 am Service projects begin
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Service projects resume
3:00 pm Depart


Service Hours: Scouts can earn service hours for Scouting and school. For Star Scouts, these projects will serve to meet the Life Scout requirement for conservation project hours. 

Take Care of Texas Patch: The hours of service will also help qualify towards the service hours requirements for the Take Care of Texas patch. Texans have a special connection to the great outdoors. From the peaceful inlets of Goose Island State Park to the rugged canyons of Big Bend Ranch, the Lone Star State has a vast array of wonders to experience. As Texans and Scouts, it is our job to preserve these abundant gifts for this generation and for all those who follow. We believe in personal responsibility and service to others. We have combined those core values with innovation, dedication, and old-fashioned hard work to ensure that the air we breathe and the water we drink are clean. It is with that spirit that we protect our state's public health and natural resources. The Take Care of Texas Award recognizes Scouts who are doing their part to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The Award shows a commitment to both learning and educating others on how we can keep our state great. 

Take Care of Texas

Conservation Award: There are opportunities for BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award projects.  Distinguished Conservation Service Awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conservation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. 

BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award 

Late-Breaking Information

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Brandon Liska-Womack
Lodge Vice Chief of Service


Joe Stewart
Associate Lodge Adviser of Service