Section NE-3A 2015 Conclave Lodge Flaps are Now Available!
Order forms are available for each lodge and for purchase of each set.
Arrowmen from within Section NE-3A can directly purchase sets using this order form.
Other Arrowmen can order sets using this form.
Thank you for purchasing flaps and supporting the efforts of the NE-3A youth!
2015 Conclave Registration is OPEN!
Get details about Conclave here:
Register individually and directly on the web here:
Conclave merchandise is available for purchase here:
Sign up for conclave today! Our centennial event is not to be missed!
Join us as we celebrate a “Century of Service”, 100 years of the Order of the Arrow! Members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee will facilitate dialogue on a variety of subjects: improving membership retention, lodge and chapter communication techniques, tips on achieving Journey to Excellence lodge status, and other topics requested by participants. Those attending will leave better prepared to achieve the purpose of the Order and to serve their council and community. Open to lodge and chapter advisers and all currently registered OA adults.
Register online at www.philmonttrainingcenter.org!
NE-3A will be offering at least one $250 scholarship this year to help defray the costs of a youth Arrowman attending a 2015 OA High Adventure Program. Applications are due to the Seneca Waterways Council Office before April 4. The recipient will be announced at our 2015 Conclave. Good luck!
Find the application form here.
The 2014-2015 Council of Chiefs is already making great progress as they prepare for the May 2015 Centennial Conclave, to be held at Camp Woodland. Minutes from the Ocotober CoC can be found here.
The Order of the Arrow Unit of Excellence Award is an annual award that seeks to identify those units, and the leaders within them, who excel at incorporating the OA into their annual planning. This award is intended to provide a tool for lodges to recognize, incentivize, and operationalize unit-level participation in Order of the Arrow programs.
Unit leaders (OA Troop Reps, OA Troop Rep Advisers, and Scoutmasters) should download the form and strive to meet all the categories.
Return the completed form to your Lodge Staff Adviser before December 31 to receive your award in the Spring.
On May 23, 2014, the prestigious Silver Buffalo award was presented to nine individuals, including several distinguished Arrowmen. Follow this link to Scouting Magazine’s Blog Site for more details. Thank you to all the recipients for their life-long dedication to Scouting!
Many are asking if the change in adult age will affect the OA.
The short answer is: No.
Read Chairman Capp’s full statement here.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts play a large role in the future of the Boy Scout program and ultimately the Order of the Arrow. For several years now, there has been a steady decline in the number of Cub Scouts and in the number of Webelos transitioning to Boy Scouts. As Arrowmen, we need to step up and give back to Cubs Scouts and Webelos. The Northeast Region Cub Scout Task Force has designed a program titled “Cubs@Fellowship”. It has been tested around the region. The main ideas behind this program is to get the Cub Scouts and Webelos to become familiar with the Boy Scout program, while showing them “fun with a purpose.” Cub Scouts really look up to Boy Scouts and what the future holds for them in the program.
Please review these documents for more information about the “Cubs@Fellowship” program and join the effort to keep youth in Scouting.
Memo Announcing the Cubs at Fellowship Program
Cubs at Fellowship How-To Guide
Since our humble beginning at a local summer camp, situated in an island wilderness, our Order has always been passionate about camping promotion, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship. Consequently, we are excited to highlight a partnership, which with your help and support, can help write a new chapter in our commitment to the great outdoors.
The Order of the Arrow has partnered with the American Hiking Society (AHS) to provide backing and cheerful service to the AHS’s annual National Trails Day which this year will be held Saturday June 7th. National Trails Day (NTD) is a chance to celebrate the trails we enjoy whether personally or in Scouting, and an opportunity to ensure their continued upkeep and maintenance.
I would like to encourage your lodge and subsequent chapters to
consider holding an event or service project in conjunction with NTD to give back to the trails in your area. The AHS has made the process of joining or hosting a NTD event easy; at the link below you will find more detailed information on how to register an event you may decide to put on or help you find an event near you Arrowmen could attend.
Thank you for everything you do for our Order and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Together we can help continue the adventure by helping to maintain America’s public lands.
Yours in service,
2014 Northeast Region Chief