October 2015

Meet The Chief: Seth Murray Section C-1A

By | October 21st, 2015|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, MN. He then bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 332 where he currently serves as a Troop Committee Member. He [...]

September 2015

C-1A Conclave Excites & Delights All!

By | September 18th, 2015|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 of their new 2016 Section Officers. I joined them as a visiting trainer, excited to see what my sister Section [...]

August 2015

Central Region NLS and NLATS Training

By | August 20th, 2015|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 to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. It is recommended that youth participants [...]

Friday Afternoon Centennial Festival

By | August 7th, 2015|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 tokens, pins and flyers to show off and advertise their council camps as well as their lodge. In addition Live [...]

NOAC 2015 Grand Hodag

By | August 7th, 2015|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 this event, Arrowmen had the chance to patch trade, play on inflatables, play carnivals games for prizes, participate in patch [...]

National Chief panel, a Look Into the Past

By | August 6th, 2015|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 from the audience. This panel included 2012 National Chief John Rehm, 2000 Chief Carey Mignerey,  1988 Chief Jeff Moser, 1979 [...]

“100 Arrows” Wednesday Night Show

By | August 6th, 2015|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 young fatherless scout. They related their stories to every single Arrowman in the room last night. After that, National Chief [...]

“Those We Serve” Tuesday Night Show

By | August 5th, 2015|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 from 2006 to 2011. He currently serves as the president of the BSA. Gates delivered a speech of immense motivation, [...]

Following Shawnee Lodge #51 on the Road to NOAC 2015

By | August 5th, 2015|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 of our Order. This year Shawnee Lodge of section C-3B brought the biggest group of delegates it has ever brought to [...]

“It Sparks With Us” Monday Night Opening Show

By | August 4th, 2015|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 they will not forget. Donnie Stephens, our National Vice Chief, delivered an amazing speech about how us as scouts can [...]

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