Northeast Region Cub Scout Task Force Hosts a Webinar

Sunday JunNE logoe 26th at 8pm the Northeast Region Cub Scout Task Force will be hosting a webinar focused on how lodges can support their councils through Cub Scout relations. Cub Scouts are the foundation of the Scouting program. Tune in on Sunday to learn more about how we can help!

Follow this link for in depth information about the webinar and how to sign in.

Congratulations to Frank Masi Jr!

Congratulations go out to Frank Masi Jr who has recently been awarded the 2016 Section NE-3A High Adventure scholarship by the Order of the Arrow, Section NE 3A.

This scholarship covers the program fee for the OA Wilderness Voyage High Adventure program that Frank will be attending in August. As part of that program, Frank will be joining other arrowmen from across the country in a two week canoeing experience at    Northern Tier National High Adventure Base, in Ely, Minnesota. One week of the program  is focused on portage trail and campsite maintenance within the Boundary Waters.The other week is spent on a canoeing adventure that is planned and chosen by  the program participants.

Congratulations Frank and enjoy your adventure!FrankMasiJr_EagleScout2016

Summit Circle Pictures

Here are some more pictures from the Summit Circle!

The Summit Circle Begins Construction

In early September, the Order of the Arrow reached a new milestone in the Centennial Campaign. Ground was broken on the first project of the campaign, the Summit Circle. Construction began at the project’s site at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in the following days. The project is made possible by the Centennial Campaign, which was established by the National Order of the Arrow Committee as a way to raise money to preserve the past century of Scouting while building upon a new second century.

The path to the Summit Circle will begin with the new national reflection trail. The base of the trail will feature the Legacy Lodge Plaza, which contains the legacy rocks from former lodges that no longer exist. After passing through the Legacy Lodge Plaza, the trail itself will feature the fifteen columns of fire which will house the lodge rocks donated at NOAC as a part of the centennial anniversary. The end of the national reflection trail will open into the Summit Circle. This will contain the original ceremony circle for the Order of the Arrow that was relocated from Treasure Island Scout Reservation in Philadelphia, PA.

Here are some pictures of their progress!


The Next OA Associate Director Announced


On November 15, 2015 the Boy Scouts of America announced that Travis Rubelee will succeed Matt Dukeman as the next OA associate director on January 1st, 2016.

Travis grew up in the Scouting program in Duncanville, TX, and is a Vigil Honor member from Mikanakawa Lodge in the Circle Ten Council. As a youth, Travis served as chapter chief, lodge vice chief, and lodge chief. Since 2003, he has been a professional Scouter in multiple roles in four different councils (Dallas, TX, Lubbock, TX, Tyler, TX, and most recently Greensboro, NC). One of his favorite roles in Scouting was serving as section staff adviser for SR2-3N and working with the youth of 10 lodges spanning 2 states.

The reason he chose the Scouting profession is due to the experiences he had in the OA as a youth. As a second generation Eagle Scout, his drive is to give a small portion back to Scouting because it has made such a profound influence on his life. Travis and his wife Katy have two young children, Sara and future Scout Ryan.

Congratulations, Travis!