Eight Arrowmen from each lodge will illuminate their OA experience this summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
The original ceremony grounds have been moved and recreated in their entirety at a new Summit Circle. Eight Arrowmen from your lodge will travel to the SBR for a four day adventure that culminates on the same grounds where the Order was founded. Your lodge will receive its eight tickets the second week of January, along with the session dates.
This summer, lodge and section leadership from across the country will be invited to Indiana University for a new kind of training experience.
NEXT: A New Century will take place July 30 through August 3. The lodge chief, two youth change agents and two adult advisers from each lodge will be invited to attend. Each section will also receive three invitations.
The 2016 national event, NEXT: A New Century, will be truly unlike anything the Order of the Arrow has ever seen. Youth leaders from across the nation will gather at Indiana University from July 30 to August 3, 2016 in order to learn, grow and be inspired as we proceed into a new century of service.
Each lodge will be able to send 3 youth and 2 adults: its lodge chief, another lodge officer and one additional youth member, as well as the lodge adviser and one associate adviser.
For those interested in attending this event, talk to your lodge chief and adviser today, or check out the website here: http://www.oa-bsa.org/pages/content/next-a-new-century
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in sky-high backpacking country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails at Philmont Scout Ranch? Beginning October 28, 2015, you can register to take on that challenge along with many more adventures for the 2017 Philmont expeditions at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Section W-1N is offering to pay for $62.50 of the registration fee for all the youth who register to attend a NLS in the section. The NLS at Camp Pigott is on November 20-22, 2015. The NLS at Camp Gorsuch will be on June 3-5, 2016.
More information & registration is available online here:
Now open: 2016 Conclave Patch Design Contest. The theme of this upcoming Conclave is “The circle is now complete.” This contest is open to both youth and adults, and the winner will receive a complete set of their design. Please submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before December 1st for consideration.
Are you interested in participating in a jamboree, but the cost of traveling is too expensive?
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community.
This year there will be two National Leadership Seminars hosted within Section W-1N. One on November 20-22, 2015 at Camp Pigott, WA and the other on June 3-5, 2016 at Camp Carlquist, AK.
Registration is now available online here: http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/nls
Reminder: today is the last day to apply for a CVC position. The application is available online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tNpDNeRPImjb4pufT12s-4lSXACbBqN3vNUn0PmbYEM/viewform