Our Purpose

The Central Region exists for many purposes, including the promotion of the Order of the Arrow and its goals within the region. The Region also assists in promoting and coordinating National events such as the Philmont Trail Crew, Wilderness Voyage, Ocean Adventure, and the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Beyond general administration, the Central Region runs four National Leadership Seminars (NLS), multiple National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS), and one Section Officer Seminar (SOS) annually.

More About the Central Region

July 2016

Lodge of the Week: Sac-N-Fox #108 Section C-3A

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Lodge of the Week|Tags: , , |

Sac-N-Fox lodge #108 from Section C-3A hails from Waterloo, Iowa out of the Winnebago Council. They have around 200 members in the lodge and their lodge totem is the Fire. Lodge Chief Noah Harvey discusses [...]

Lodge of the Week: Wenesa Quenhotan Section C-3A

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Lodge of the Week|Tags: , , |

Wenesa Quenhotan Lodge of section C-3A  is located in Peoria, Illinois and is apart of the W.D. Boyce Council. Wenesa Quenhotan Lodge has approximitly 379 active brothers and their lodge totem is maize. Lodge Chief [...]

Happy 101st Birthday Order of the Arrow from the Central Region

By | July 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

What began as a spark on July 16th, 1915, has grown into what we know today as Scouting’s National Honor Society. The past 101 years have been incredible and now, as we begin our second [...]

Lodge of the Week: Pa-Hin Lodge #27

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Pa-Hin Lodge #27 of Section C-1A out of the Northern Lights Council in Park Rapids, MN currently (as of 2016) has a total of 10 Chapters spanning 2 Timezones (Central and Mountain), 4 States (MT, [...]

June 2016

Lodge of the Week: Mitigwa Lodge #450

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Lodge of the Week|Tags: , , |

Mitigwa Lodge #450, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is a part of the Mid-Iowa Council. Mitigwa is located in Section C-5B and has a current lodge membership of 1,066 Arrowmen. Mitigwa Lodge has a few [...]

May 2016

Central Region Lodge of the Week

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This summer, the Central Region Blog will be hosting a series of “Central Region Lodge of the Week” posts.  Interested in having your lodge be a #CRLOTW?  Talk to your lodge chief about filling out [...]

April 2016

NLS Testimonials: Seth Murray Section C-1A

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

I went through NLS in April of 2013 and my home councils camp, Camp Wilderness. Little did I know how much this NLS would not only change my scouting life but my personal life. At [...]

NLS Testimonial: Robby Kile Section C-6A Chief

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I went through NLS in February of 2014, my senior year of high school as chief of Jaccos Towne Lodge. In the two years since then, I have used the skills I learned at NLS [...]

NLS April 29-May1 at Camp Kiwanis

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

2016 Section C-6B AIA Seminar

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The 2016 Section C-6B AIA Seminar is an event for everyone in the section to learn more about the Native American culture which the OA takes part in. This years AIA Seminar was at Camp Friedlander [...]

Save the Date!

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Section C-1B Conclave September 16-18, 2016 Gamehaven Scout Reservation Rochester, MN Registration opens May 1st!

March 2016

February 2016

“What is #CRNLS” Frequently Asked Questions

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Q: What is National Leadership Seminar? A: The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference focused on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order [...]

January 2016

Meet The Chief: Nate Steele Section C-4B

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nate Steele is the current Section Chief of Section C-4B, serving Arrowmen throughout Southeastern Ohio and West Virginia. Nate has been very active within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. In the Order of the [...]

Meet The Chief: Matthew Summers Section C-5A

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Matthew Summers is the current Section Chief of Section C-5A, serving Arrowmen throughout Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa. Matthew has been involved with Scouting since becoming a Tiger Cub. Since then he has served [...]

Meet The Chief: Chance Ziegler Section C-3B

By | January 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Chance Ziegler is the current Section Chief of Section C-3B, serving Arrowmen from Missouri Illinois and parts of Indiana. Chance has held a variety of positions within multiple areas of Scouting throughout the years. Along [...]

Meet The Chief: Tyler Harris Section C-7

By | January 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tyler Harris serves as the Section C-7 Chief, representing Arrowmen in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. He’s previously served the Order as C-7 Vice Chief, Lakota Lodge Chief and Chapter Chief. He’s an Eagle Scout, and [...]

Happy New Years!

By | January 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you all for a great Centennial Year! 2015 has been widely successful for the Central Region and we're proud to have served you providing coverage throughout the year. We look forward to serving you [...]

December 2015

“Some Closing Thoughts”

By | December 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Joey Dierdorf has served diligently throughout 2015, leading over 60,000 Arrowmen across 16 states that make up “The Great Midwest”. As you’ll see from his responses, it’s been one wild ride since Day One. He [...]

Logan Greene Elected 2016 Central Region Chief of The Order of the Arrow

By | December 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to 2016 Central Region Chief Logan Greene. Logan is from section C-6A and is a Vigil honor member from Nischa Chuppecat Lodge in Hoosier Trails Council. Logan was serving his third term as a [...]

Tyler Inberg Elected 2016 National Vice Chief of The Order of the Arrow

By | December 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to 2016 National Vice Chief Tyler Inberg! Tyler is from Section W-1S and is a Vigil Honor member from Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge, Cascade Pacific Council in Portland, OR. He has served as the W-1S section [...]

Hunter Jones Elected 2016 National Chief of the Order of the Arrow

By | December 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hunter Jones (left), national chief-elect of the Order of the Arrow, is from Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge out of Nashville, TN. 2016 National Chief Hunter Jones. Hunter is from Section SR-6, and is a Vigil [...]

The 2015 National Planning Meeting-What’s it About Anyways?

By | December 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 2014 Central Region Section Chiefs with Region Chairman Dan Segersin and 2014 Central Region Chief Ricky Angeletti at the 2014 National Planning Meeting The 2014 Chiefs being recognized for their service. [...]

Meet the Chief: Luke Hoffman Section C-6B

By | December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Luke Hoffman currently serves as the Section C-6B Chief, representing Arrowmen in Western Ohio. He’s served before as Section Vice Chief, as well as Tarhe Lodge Chief. He’s an Eagle Scout, and a former staff [...]

Meet the Chief: Logan Greene Section C-6A

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Logan Greene currently serves as the Section C-6A Chief, for his third term, representing Arrowmen in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. He recently served as a member of the Central Region’s ArrowTour RoadCrew, and is a [...]

Twitterview: Central Region Chief Joey Dierdorf

By | December 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Attention Arrowmen, Central Region Chief Joey Dierdorf will be having a Twitterview (Twitter interview)  Tuesday, December 8th at 8pm CT, 9pm ET.  Make sure to fill out this link to submit your questions for Joey!  http://goo.gl/forms/lBzi1ivfT6

November 2015

Meet The Chief: Preston Podolske Section C-1B

By | November 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Preston Podolske currently serves as the Section Chief for C-1B, representing 3,500 Arrowmen in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. He also serves as the Central Region Mighty Leader Editor-In-Chief, and has served before as Kon Wapos [...]

October 2015

Meet The Chief: Seth Murray Section C-1A

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seth Murray is the current Section Chief of Section C-1A, serving Arrowmen throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and eastern South Dakota. Seth joined Scouting in 2007 as a Webelos Scout in Pack 336 chartered in Breckenridge, [...]

September 2015

C-1A Conclave Excites & Delights All!

By | September 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Alex Derr   This past weekend in southeastern South Dakota, nearly two-hundred Arrowmen gathered for the C-1A Section Conclave this past weekend! From the 11th-13th, they joined together for training, fellowship, and the election [...]

August 2015

Central Region NLS and NLATS Training

By | August 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The National Leadership Seminar and The National Lodge Advisor Training Seminar is a weekend conference intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow's key youth and adult members as they seek [...]

Friday Afternoon Centennial Festival

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

With lodge booths lined up as far as the eye can see, thousands of Arrowmen stocked up on tons of free items from lodges across the country. Many lodges offered free patches, stickers, pens, wooden [...]

NOAC 2015 Grand Hodag

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thursday night at NOAC, Arrowmen came together and had a state fair like gathering at the hub called The Grand Hodag. This is a NOAC tradition and has been going on for many years. At [...]

National Chief panel, a Look Into the Past

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

On August 5, 2015 from 2 pm to 3 pm, in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium, a panel of past National Chiefs assembled to answer questions from a mediator and also took questions [...]

“100 Arrows” Wednesday Night Show

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wednesday nights show made a connection with every scout and scouter in the room. Normal, everyday Arrowmen told their past stories and experiences of the order of the Arrow. From high adventure foreman to a [...]

“Those We Serve” Tuesday Night Show

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tuesday nights show was filled with honor,service, dedication and music. The keynote speaker at Tuesdays show was Robert Gates, an American statesman, scholar and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense [...]

Following Shawnee Lodge #51 on the Road to NOAC 2015

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The buildup to NOAC 2015 has been immense, intense and crazy. One thing is for sure, our 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow will be the biggest gathering of Arrowmen in the history [...]

“It Sparks With Us” Monday Night Opening Show

By | August 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

The NOAC opening show was one for the centuries. Enthusiastic audience, crazy mascots, hats and wonderful pyrotechnics. The NOAC Shows staff has been working tirelessly to bring Arrowmen from across the country an experience [...]

July 2015


By | July 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

This summer Arrowtour, our national centennial experience, provided opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Centuries of Service, both past and future. With many different activities such as Silk screening, hat/belt branding, and recreational [...]

June 2015

Welcome to the Blog!

By | June 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Welcome brothers, to the newly minted Central Region Blog! This will be a fantastic source to see what's currently happening in the great midwest; We'll highlight local lodges and leaders, discuss Region programs and events, [...]