Upon finding this article, you may be asking yourself, “Why is there a penguin in that logo?” The answer: “That’s Waddles, of course!” Waddles the penguin has been the mascot of Section C-3A for years.  From countless conclaves, lodge events, and even the Section Officer Seminar at Florida Sea Base, Waddles might as well be a section officer himself.

After the national webinar, Section C-3A has been leading the change in improving their lodge’s thrive metrics.  By visiting their lodges in what they call “Dynamic LEC” visits, the section officers are able to effectively educate their lodges on what needs to be improved for the performance measurement program, and how they can improve every aspect of their program.

Now of course, Section C-3A is not all business.  They have lots of fun at their Council of Chiefs meetings, Red Arrow Rally (conclave), and at their upcoming ACT Conference in April.  At their Section Conclave in September, C-3A traveled back in time to the wild west where arrowmen had lots of fun with AIA crafts/dances, a dunk tank, hatchet throwing lessons, and a keynote address from National Vice Chief Eric Harrison.


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Patrick McInerney is an Eagle Scout from Troop 198 based out of Mundelein, IL, and is a Vigil Honor member of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge #40. Currently serving as the Central Region Chief, Patrick's love for scouting and the Order of the Arrow started at a young age and only grows stronger day after day. Patrick studies engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. When not doing something scouting related, Patrick can be found intensely staring at a black line (swimming). If you smell chlorine, it’s probably him.