Conclave Merchandise is now available for pre-order! Please make your merchandise purchases today at: https://goo.gl/mG2U1a. Sales will close at the end of the month, so don’t delay! You can see the images that will be used on the merchandise at the conclave tab on this website: http://www.ne3a.org/conclave.
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!
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!
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Photos courtesy of Paul Oliver, brotherhood member of Moswetuset Lodge 52 in Section NE-1.
With hopes of some day running an additional Section training event separate from Conclave, a small group of us visited NE-1‘s Lodge Excellence Summit on April 4-6. Region Chief Kyle Piper and Section Vice Chief Forrest Gertin were presenters. Section Training Coordinator Tim Jordan took pages of notes, recording how things were done in hopes of cloning the event here at home.
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Congratulations to Matt Brown of the Southern Region who was last night elected to serve as the 2013 National Chief, and to Jordan Hughes of our own Northeast Region on his election to serve as the 2013 National Vice Chief!
The Northeast Region section chiefs have elected Tyler Allen to be our 2013 region chief. Tyler is from French Creek Council, Edinboro, PA, where he was the NE-4A chief.