The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development.Learn about NLS
2017 Western Region Chief
Manué is from the Orange County Council in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wiatava Lodge.Meet Manué
The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders.Learn about DYLC
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take a little bit of jamboree home with you. One of the jamboree’s four shows was focused around fellowship and service, highlighting the Order of the Arrow. To celebrate all the Order of the Arrow has to offer and what it does for scouting a special commemorative patch was made for the occasion. Only a limited amount of patches were made and supply is running out fast.
From July 19-28th, 40,000 scouts flew from all over the world to West Virginia to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. Held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, this 10-day scouting experience is truly once-in-a-lifetime. From new faces to fantastic shows and program there was never a dull moment at the jamboree.
After a very exciting and successful year of Scouting and Service, the Western Region is looking forward to an even better 2017. We have formed two new committees to help us to reach that objective; the Finance Committee, and the Camping Promotions Committee. Additionally, the Communications Committee is always looking to add new members, so they are also described below. If any of these look like something you may be interested in, please fill out the Google Form at the bottom of the page. The Finance, Camping Promotions, and Communications Committee needs YOUR help to be successful!
The Order of the Arrow offers service grants to assist lodges who have aspired to provide cheerful service to properties within their council. Here are the lodges within the Western Region that have been awarded service grants for the 2017 year.
“I’m a section chief. Now what?”
That is a question that most newly elected section chiefs asked themselves before attending the Western Region Gathering. The region’s gathering, which is organized by the region chief and training coordinator, did a great job of answering that question, and other questions that the members of section leadership had. The gathering usually takes place at the end of each October, and the three other regions also host similar section officer seminar weekends where they prepare their section chiefs for the upcoming year.
You’ve been to Conclave before… but have you ever been to one outside the continental US? That’s what almost 200 Arrowmen got to experience this September at Section W-1N’s annual Conclave hosted by the Nanuk Lodge at Camp Gorsuch in Anchorage, Alaska. W-1N, boasting the nation’s largest section by area, put on this year’s event as the furthest-north section Conclave held across the nation in 2016 (and the second most northern in the Order’s history). The far-out (and far-north) location, however, proved to be only part of fun.
In June of 2016 more than 1,300 arrowmen from all around the country travelled to the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in West Virginia in search of an event that would not only help them capture a deeper understanding of what it means to be a part of the Order, but also as a chance to gain a taste of Jamboree 2017, which will be taking place at the same location. 8 separate, 4 day sessions provided participants with a once-in-a-lifetime Scouting experience.