New Section Officers Elected

peterzachbryanWith Forrest Gertin’s election to National Chief and his resignation from his post as Section NE-3A Chief, new officer elections were necessary this morning at our Council of Chiefs meeting. Congratulations to new Section Chief Zachary Hill, new Section Vice-Chief Peter Huber, and new Section Secretary Bryan Hitchings!

Camp Alpine Events

Our Section has been very active at Camp Alpine this month!

On the weekend of 11/11-13, 11 representatives from 3 lodges went through National Leadership Seminar, the OA’s premiere training event. Congratulations to all that went trough the training!

On the weekend of 11/18-20, representatives from 2 lodges participated in the Kintecoying Lodge Indian Seminar and Pow-Wow.

If you are interested in either of these events in the future, be sure to check for updates on the section website (ne3a.org) and our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (oane3a for all 3 platforms).

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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.

http://northeast.oa-bsa.org/files/CubScoutWebinar16.pdf

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 Next OA Associate Director Announced

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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!