Announcing the theme for the 2016 NE-2A Conclave, Centuries of Cinema! Conclave is the annual gathering of the six lodges in Section NE-2A. It offers fun, fellowship, training, patch trading, awesome food and much, much more! Here you can find all of the information about the incredible program that is Conclave. Friday evening will be packed with fun activities and shows, Saturday will include training sessions in the morning and the Big Event in the evening with the below activities mixed in. Also, we will be hosting an OA youth run Cubclave for Cub Scouts who are interested in learning scouting skills. Get more information and register today at: CenturiesOfCinema.org
Section NE-2A hosted its centennial conclave on June 19 through the 21st at the beautiful camp June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation, where Tschitani Lodge served as the service lodge for the weekend. The theme was quite long in name, but was used to show progression through the weekend: “From the Island to the Summit, the Legacy Lives On”. The theme was selected based upon the location of the founding of the Order of the Arrow, Treasure Island, and the progression since its founding to the most recent of notable events, our rededication at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. In the planning of the theme, the concept of acknowledging the past as well as showing the impact it would have as we move forward into our second century of service.
After lodges settled into their campsites, the lodges came together at the waterfront for a luau with assorted activities, cracker-barrel with themed food, the opportunity to meet out-of-section guests who were also in attendance. These special guests included the 2015 National Chief Alex Call, 2015 Northeast Region Chief Matt Bell, and 2015-2016 Section NE-6A Chief Zach Sager.
The registration price for our American Indian Seminar on April 11th will be increasing to $20 on March 27th. You do not want to miss out on this inaugural event for the Section so register today at ais.ne2a.org!
The registration deadline for 2015 OAHA is quickly approaching! Registration closes on April 15th. Both the Section and Region offer scholarships to those Arrowmen who need it. Both deadlines are March 30th. The Section one can be found under the resources tab and the region one can be found at http://northeast.oa-bsa.org/files/Northeast_Region_High_Adventure_Scholarship_2015_2.pdf
The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow’s 100th anniversary. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, its story, and its future. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order’s national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scouting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to supporting Scouting in our area.
Two stops will be coming to our Section! The Tschitani Lodge stop will be held in conjunction with our Conclave on June 20th. Ownaeco Lodge will host a stop at Camp Sequassen on June 29th.
You can find more information about the ArrowTour routes and program on the web at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org. You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @ArrowTour on Twitter.
Registration for Section NE-2A’s Inaugural American Indian Seminar is now open! The 2015 American Indian Seminar also known as AIS, will be the first cultural based event that Section NE-2A has ever hosted! AIS is designed to help lodges with their Dance Teams, Ceremonies, and Inductions. There will be multiple training sessions with hands on activities, round table discussions, evaluations, competitions. Two major things that are trying to be organized is a Pow-Wow and a performance of the new Brotherhood ceremony. To help spread the word about this amazing event to the members of your Lodge, The Section has created a promotional flyer that you can use at your events and in any communications to your lodge members. You can download the flyer here! To get more information on AIS, and to Register please visit the AIS event page!
Do you have skills in drawing or graphic design? The section is in need of a conclave logo and you could be the one who creates it! The logo needs to encompass our Conclave theme: “From the Island to the Summit, the Legacy lives on” All submissions are due prior to March 1. The winner will be able to attend conclave for free! If you have any questions or would like to submit your design, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project LEAP, or Lodge Excellence Assistance Program, is an event going on January 25, 2015 which has the primary purpose of fellowship with fellow Arrowman within the section and to provide training to instill new ways to help better your lodge. This event is suggested to any Arrowman who serves in a leadership position, wants to help better their lodge’s program, or just want to learn more about our Order. With the varying in knowledge and engagement, all of the training cells have been broken up in to different sets, known as tracks. Each track will cover material that is relevant to those who are suggested to be in that track. All of the training cells will be staffed by the best trainers within the section, as well as several out of section guests, all of whom are knowledgeable in the field they will be training in. To learn more about the event and to register, go to leap.ne2a.org.
The minutes from our Fall Council of Chief’s meeting have been posted. Any questions or comments should be directed to our section officers. You can find the minutes here.
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that the Area Director has appointed Henry Frick as a new Associate Section Adviser for our Section. Henry is a member from Half Moon Lodge, Rip Van Winkle Council. Henry will be a great addition to our section team!