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2016 Canadian Odyssey Dates
Session 1: June 15 - 29, 2016
Session 2: June 22 - July 6, 2016
Session 3: June 29 - July 13, 2016
Session 4: July 6 - 20, 2016
Session 5: July 13 - 27, 2016
Session 6: July 20 - Aug 3, 2016
Session 7: July 27 - Aug 10, 2016
Session 8: August 3 - 17, 2016
How to Apply
Note: You must have a passport to participate in the OAWV: Canadian Odyssey. If you do not presently have a passport, apply for one before you submit your application (you can do so at any post office). It takes about seven (7) weeks to get a passport. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PASSPORT WHEN YOU REPORT, YOU WILL BE SENT HOME, AS IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CANADIAN ODDYSSEY WITHOUT A PASSPORT.
Participants need to have a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit filed as soon as possible after signing up.
At least 3-4 weeks in advance of your trip, mail the completed application and PHOTOCOPIES of the supporting documentation to:
Canada Border Services Agency
CANPASS - RABC Processing Centre
201 North May Street, 1st Floor
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada P7C 3P4
Telephone: 807-624-2162 You will receive a response by mail, unless an interview is deemed necessary. You MUST have a copy of your CANPASS - RABC permit on your person when travelling.
Complete the program application, have it approved by either your Scout Executive or Lodge Staff Adviser, and receive parental permission if you are under age 18. Mail your completed application and $50.00 deposit to:
Order of the Arrow
Boy Scouts of America
P O Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Upon approval, the OA will notify applicants by email of acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis. (Every effort will be made to give participants their first choice.) Beginning in January (2015), a packet of materials will be sent to you, preparing you for your experience. Applications will continue to be accepted until all slots are filled. A waitlist will be maintained until all slots are filled or applicant requests a refund of their deposit.
The application is available below in Adobe PDF format. You'll need to print it out, get it filled in and signed, and then mail it to the National Office.