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2016 Western Region Chief

National Order of the Arrow Strategic Plan

This past May the National Council of Chiefs created the new strategic plan for our Order from 2013 to 2017. If you are interested in the new plan of the OA, click on the attachment below.

Download this file (OA Strategic Plan 2013-2017 -NCOC.pdf)OA Strategic Plan 2013-2017491 kB

Welcome To Our New Site!

Welcome to the New Western Region Website!

The web team has worked long hours to put this new site together, and I would like to personally thank Mr. Rob Rosamond for all the hard work he has put into the new website. Without his help, this site could not have been launched.

The web team has made this site with the completey new Joomla! program and new servers with the goal of creating an easily navigatable wesbsite for everyone from new Arrowmen to Section Chiefs. Some major improvements have been made to the site, including, but not limited to, the Calendar page, the Resources page, and the social media quick links on the right. We are still working on making this site the best it has ever been, and we would like your input on how to get it right! If you have any recommendations or comments on the new site please send them to me using the link below.

Thank you for your input and we hope you enjoy the new site!

Don't forget to EMAIL US!!!

Yours in the WWW,

Zackary Crosley
Western Region Webmaster

Open Letter to Lodge Leadership

News related to the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference has been released by the National Order of the Arrow Committee.

2012 Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

dsa-smallOn May 30, 2012, the National Order of the Arrow Committee approved 69 persons to receive its Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for outstanding service to the Order on a Sectional, Regional, and/or National basis.  Prior to 2012, only 839 Distinguished Service Awards have been presented.  These 69 newly approved DSA honorees will be recognized during the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Michigan State University.

Read more: 2012 Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

Long Beach- The Brand New Puvunga Lodge

Members of the National Order of the Arrow Committee, Region Chiefs, National Staff;

Steve Bradley and I just spent a delightful weekend with our new brothers in the Long Beach Area Council!!!

We presented the Council Scout Executive, youth officers, and Council President with the first new charter for an OA lodge in 42 years!!!

Today, the youth membership elected officers and selected Puvunga as their lodge name. It translates to "the gathering place". The lodge totem is a porpoise.

Prior to this weekend, the "newest lodge" has been Ashsin (#565) of Chamorro Council serving Guam, which was formed in 1970. The last lodge to form in the continental US in a council without a merger was Osceola Lodge (#564) chartered to Southwest Florida Council located in Fort Myers, FL in 1968. (thanks to Bill Topkis and Bill Loeble for researching these facts).

38 youth members and 15 adults were inducted this weekend, including the Council President and five members of the Council Executive Board.

They are off to a great start.

Below, are the captions that their staff adviser sent along with the photos as I flew home.

Ray Capp

Ray Capp presents the first charter to council president Jim Jeffrey (far R) and scout executive John Fullerton (second on R). Also pictured are assistant scout executive Scott Oldenburg (far L) and vice chief Justin Mun (center)

The first class of arrowmen in the Puvunga Lodge, Long Beach Area Council

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