NLS

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development.

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2017 Western Region Chief
Manué Lopez

Manué is from the Orange County Council in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wiatava Lodge.

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DYLC

The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders.

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Your Western Region

Esten Grubb

The Western region has lost a great Arrowmen. It is with great sadness for so many members of the Boy Scouts of America of which he was a proud and dedicated member for 75 years, and the literally thousands of boys whose futures he found it his calling to help shape over those many decades, that we note Esten passed peacefully and humbly after a very brief illness in the Whittier, California home which he shared with his beloved Midge (Gloria) for over 58 of their 63 years of marriage. Gloria and his two sons, Travis and Tim were with him as he began his “adventure” to see what’s “on the other side”. It was a “quest” of which he spoke often, contemplated for several years, and now no doubt, pursues with the vigor of a new life and a freshly pressed Boy Scout uniform, compass in hand.

Silver Antelope Awarded

<img src=images/silver_antelope_award.jpg width=133 height=134 align=left>Howard Kern, Toby Capps, Mike Hardebeck, and Keith Coombs were awarded the Silver Antelope for unselfish service and dedication to Scouting.

Wadford is a member of <a href=sections/?lodge=10>Wipala Wiki Lodge</a> in the Grand Canyon Council, Arizona. She will serve as the Office Manager/Trading Post Manager for the Shasta-Trinity project at <a href=http://event.oa-bsa.org/>ArrowCorps5</a> this summer.

Downing and Perkins both have extensive OA backgrounds and have been recognized with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). They have served as Lodge and Section Advisers in Western Region and have staffed many National Order of the Arrow Conferences (NOAC) and National Leadership Seminars (NLS). Like Wadford, Perkins will be serving as a member of the Staff for ArrowCorps5 at Manti-La Sal National Forest.

Spring 2010 Mustang Newsletter Available

<img src=http://www.western.oa-bsa.org/images/mustang_q1_10_web.png width=150 height=210 align=left style=padding-right:3px;padding-bottom:3px> The Spring 2010 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is the Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the <a href=http://western.oa-bsa.org/resources/mustang/>Mustang resources page</a>.

Fred Gross Elected as 2010 Western Region Chief

Posted: December 29, 2009 by Rob Rosamond

DALLAS—Fred Gross has just been elected as the 2010 Western Region Chief at the Order of the Arrow National Planning Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

Fred comes from Yah-Tah-Hey-Si-Kess Lodge, Great Southwest Council #412. He is a Vigil Honor member of Comanche Chapter and Eagle Scout of Troop 57 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fred was previously the Section Chief of Section W-6E.

Congratulations, Fred, from all the Arrowmen of the Western Region. WEST IS BEST!


Congratulations to the other newly-elected 2010 National Officers:

Attend the 2011 World Jamboree with the OA!

Posted: December 12, 2009 by Patrick Murphy

In 2011 the 22nd World Jamboree will take place in Sweden and the Western Region Order of the Arrow is sending a contingent. Create lifelong memories and friends with people from around the world!

Click here for more information.

2010 Philmont OA Adviser Training Conference

Posted: November 14, 2009 by Rob Rosamond

Attention adult advisers! Learn more about the 2010 Philmont OA Adviser Training course being held June 20-26, 2010.

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Fall 2009 Mustang Newsletter Available

Posted: November 2, 2009 by Rob Rosamond

<img src=http://www.western.oa-bsa.org/images/mustang_q3_09_web.png width=150 height=144 align=left style=padding-right:3px;padding-bottom:3px> The Fall 2009 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is the Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the <a href=http://western.oa-bsa.org/resources/mustang/>Mustang resources page</a>.

New Trading Post Items Available for NOAC

Posted: July 16, 2009 by Mike Bliss

<img src=http://www.western.oa-bsa.org/images/newtradingpostitems.jpg width=200 height=258 align=right style=padding-left:3px;padding-bottom:50px>

Dear Western Region,

While our Chief, David Harrell, is at Philmont on Trail Crew having the time of his life, he asked that I let you know that the long awaited new items in the Region Trading post are now available.

Most of pictures have been uploaded already, so check out the Western Region Trading Post for these great deals:

  • New WEST IS BEST T-shirts in blue - get yours now for NOAC!
  • WEST is BEST BOXERS - be the best dressed around
  • Keychains - very nice
  • Beanie Caps



In addition there are TWO new Western Region Chenille collector patches that are available right now in very limited quantities. They won’t last long so get yours now.

Please share this information with your lodges and sections.

Summer is half over and we are only two weeks from NOAC. Don’t miss the Western Region Gathering from 7-8 PM on Tuesday at Arstron Stadium -south. then hang around for Region Dodgeball!

See you there,
Mike

Summer 2009 Mustang Newsletter Available

Posted: July 3, 2009 by Kevin Renfrow

<img src=http://www.western.oa-bsa.org/images/mustang_q2_09.jpg width=150 height=144 align=left style=padding-right:3px;padding-bottom:3px> The Summer 2009 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is the Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the <a href=http://western.oa-bsa.org/resources/mustang/>Mustang resources page</a>.

Download the Updated Field Operations Guide

Posted: July 3, 2009 by Kevin Renfrow

<img src=http://www.western.oa-bsa.org/images/fog09.jpg width=150 height=169 align=right style=padding-left:3px;padding-bottom:5px> The National Order of the Arrow Committee has released an updated revision to the Field Operations Guide for 2009. The Field Operations Guide (FOG) provides information on OA National and Regional Organization, Section Rules, Lodge Assistance Program, and Section Conclave Guidelines. It is an essential reference for all section leadership and can be helpful for the lodge leadership as well.

The updated Field Operations Guide can be downloaded at the National Order of the Arrow website.

National Leadership Seminar

The Western Region has 2 upcoming NLS training opportunities:
October 8-10 in Portland and November 10-12 in Tokyo.

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Developing Youth Leadership Conference

The Western Region has 1 upcoming DYLC training opportunity:
October 8-10 in Portland.

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