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2016 Western Region Chief

2012 National Award Recipients

The recognitions subcommittee of the National Order of the Arrow Committee and the Western Region Order of the Arrow are proud to announce the selection of two Lodges from the Western Region to earn the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award and National Service Award.

The E. Urner Goodman Camping Award (shown on the top left of the image) was established in 1969 to encourage and challenge Order of the Arrow members and lodges to increase their effectiveness in promoting and increasing Scout camping in each council. The Award is presented to two Lodges from each region every year that best exemplify the Camping Spirit of the Boy Scouts of America National Honor Society. The 2012 Award winners in the Western Region are:

The National Service Award (shown on the far right) was established in 1999 to recognize lodges in each region that have performed outstanding service, both in a qualitative and a quantitative sense, to their council. The award is presented to a Lodge that has done a large and meaningful service project for their Council to benefit their local scouting program. The Award is presented to two Lodges from each region that completes the best service project to benefit their local Scouting program. The 2012 Award winners in the Western Region are:

Congradulations again to our Award Recipients!

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2013 NAYLE Application

Hey Arrowmen!

Are you interested in getting some of the best training to be a Chief or Officer? Then you should attend NAYLE! The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience at Philmont Scout Ranch is one of the top leadership programs offered by the Boy Scouts of America and can give you skills to help you in your Troop, Lodge, and everyday life! If you are interested in attending, download the attached application and turn it in ASAP. Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating in this once in a lifetime experience then you better sign up today! Registration is available at myscouting.org under the Event Registration tab.

Jamboree 2013

Have you signed up for the Jamboree staff yet? There are still spots available to attend as OA staff! Order of the Arrow staff at Jamboree get to attend at a reduced price and get to enjoy some of the Jamboree events before the event even opens! If you haven't signed up for the Jamboree yet, go to register today! You will be glad you did!

If you have already registered, head over to our Facebook page and tell us where you will be working to put on one of the best events scouting can offer!

NLS 2013

Want to get some of the best Leadership Training the Boy Scouts can offer? Then you should attend NLS! National Leadership Seminar (or NLS for short) offers one of the best Leadership Training programs available to scouts, and it is made specificially for OA members! In addition, NLS isn't just your average, lecture-based training. Almost every lesson is done in an activity or discussion format, so you can learn the skills you need to succeed without being put to sleep. So if you want to get the leadership skills to be an officer in your Chapter, Lodge or even Section, NLS is the place you need to be! 

For the locations of this year's NLS locations and dates and to register, go to http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/nls or go under the Program ribbon tab and click NLS!

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