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2016 Western Region Chief

2013 National Officers Elected

Matt Brown elected as the 2013 National Chief. Matt is from Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge, Middle Tennessee CouncilSection SR-6, Southern Region. Matt will lead the remainder of the Order of the Arrow National Planning Meeting as well as the Order of the Arrow as a whole in 2013 including planning for Project 2013 at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Matt was elected by the Order of the Arrow Section Chiefs after many rounds of voting at the National Planning Meeting in Dallas, TX.

Jordan Hughes elected as the 2013 National Vice Chief. Jordan is from Lowwapaneu Lodge, Northeastern Pennsylvania Council.

David Dye elected as the 2013 Western Region Chief.

NOAC 2015 will take place at Michigan State University August 3-8, 2015.

Mike Bliss, Western Region Chairman, receivied the Hornaday Gold Medal for his work, especially with ArrowCorps5 & SummitCorps. "The William T. Hornaday Gold Medal is a national level award presented to adult Scouters who have provided significant leadership in conservation on a national or regional basis over a period of at least twenty years." We are honored to have Mike serve as our Chairman. Congratulations Mike!

New! Follow along with the 2013 National Planning Meeting in realtime by visiting our Social Pulse page.

FOG 2013

Brothers of the Western Region,

Did you know that the Field Officers Guide 2013 has been updated for 2013?  The changes that have been made to the document are as follows:

  • The appendices have been updated and renumbered due to the removal of Appendix 5 Summary of Insurance Plans
  • The material about accident & sickness liability insurance in chapters 2 and 4 have been updated
  • Changes have been made to the section conclave report and the sample conclave final financial statement.

Check out these important changes on the Resources for Section page.

Yours in the WWW,

Western Region

New Update to the Western Region JTE Guide


In celebration of our upcoming JTE year, the Western Region has made some updates to the Western Region Journey To Excellence Guidebook released earlier this year. This revised edition has corrections to the old document as well as some new content to give you the best possible experience with the new JTE program. We at the Western Region wish you good luck with JTE 2013 and want to remind you that West is Best!!!


Scouts Helping Scouts: Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

Brothers of the Western Region,

Hurricane Sandy caused lots of damage all across the Northeast Region, and we, as Arrowmen, feel that we need to help. In addition to homes being affected, Scout camps across the region have also suffered severe damage. Many camps are closed until further notice as it is too soon for the extent of the damage and destruction to even be assessed.
Your Regional Key 3 is calling upon individual Arrowmen, Lodges, and Sections to join us in our aggressive campaign to raise money that will be awarded to lodges to help their councils complete projects at their camps. We believe that the powerful combination of money and manpower from members of the Order of the Arrow can overcome any devastation that Sandy left behind. This money will be awarded in a process similar to the National Order of the Arrow Service Grants.
Our goal is to raise at least $20,000, and we strongly believe that we can do more if everyone helps in some way. Please see the attachment for details on how you can play a part and join us in our campaign.
We are calling it Scouts Helping Scouts, because that's what we are all about.
Yours In Service,
Eric Bush, Mark Chilutti and Brian Gray
North East Region Chief, Chairman and Staff Adviser

Project 2013

Have you signed up for Project 2013 yet!?!?!?Jamboree Poster

Project 2013 is the Order of the Arrow Staff for National Jamboree 2013, and promises to be the largest set of staff the Order has provided for a Jamboree in it's history! With a predicted 700 people attending the Jamboree on OA staff, it is going to be a BIG deal. 

So why should you sign up for Project 2013? It's Simple! The Project 2013 Corps offers several opportunities to arrowmen, including Jamboree Trek Guide, The OA Service Corps, and the Day of Service Guides. In addition to providing cheerful service at these staff positions, Project 2013 Corps members will be able to participate in evening recreation, visit jamboree program areas, staff the jamboree arena shows, and meet Arrowmen from around the country!

Read more: Project 2013

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