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

Winter Mustang Newsletter Available

<a href=resources/mustang><img src=images/mustang2007winter.jpg width=140 height=112 border=0 align=left /></a>The Winter 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the <a href=resources/mustang>Mustang resources page</a>.

2007 National Officer Report

<a href=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/CIMG0978.JPG><img src=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/thumbs/CIMG0978.JPG align=left border=0 height=100 width=133 style=padding-right:5px;></a> The <a href=downloads/2007OfficerFinalReport.pdf>2007 National Officer Report</a> is available for download.

The report is an overview of the events and activities in which the national officers have taken part, their suggestions for improving the Order in the following years, as well as how they made a positive impact across the nation during their terms.

National Youth Chairman and ArrowCorps5 Youth Incident Commanders

<a href=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/Ted%20-%20Sam%20-%20Alex.JPG><img src=http://www.oawest.org/npm07/fri/thumbs/Ted%20-%20Sam%20-%20Alex.JPG align=right border=0 height=100 width=133 style=padding-left:5px;></a>Ted Dodson has been elected the 2008 Youth Chairman of the National Events Promotion Committee. Ted Dodson is a two-term W-3C Section chief from Maluhia Lodge in Wailuku, Hawaii.

Sam Fife has been elected the Youth Incident Commander of the Bridger-Teton ArrowCorps5 Project. Sam Fife is from Shunkah Mahneetu lodge in Blackfoot, Idaho, and is the W-5D Section Chief, as well as the Region ArrowCorps5 Coordinator. He is attending Brigham Young University (Idaho) and is majoring in Business Management.

Alex Braden has been elected the Youth Incident Commander of the Shasta-Trinity ArrowCorps5 Project. Alex Braden is from Ta Tanka Lodge, and is the W-4A Section Chief. He is a Junior at the University of La Verne, majoring in Public Administration. His past offices include Region Newsletter Editor.

2008 Officers Elected

<img src=npm/wellman,jake_small2.jpg border=0 width=100 height=100 align=left style=padding-right:5px;>Jake Wellman is the new National Chief. The Western Region has the honor, once again, of having one of our own as the National Chief for the year 2008. He was formerly the Section W-5A Chief, and was also a Summit Vice Chief at NCLS. Jake Wellman is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member from Albuquerque, NM. Jake was inducted and became a brotherhood member of Ini-to Lodge #324 in Georgia. Now, he is a Senior at Cibola High School in Albuquerque, NM, and is a member of Yah-tah-hey-si-kess Lodge #66. Congratulations Jake!

<img src=npm/hendricks,mark_small.jpg border=0 width=100 height=100 align=right style=padding-left:5px;>Mark Hendricks is the new Western Region Chief for the 2008 year. Formerly the Section W-1C Chief, Mark is from Wa-la-moot-kin Lodge and has had three non-consecutive terms as section chief. Other positions held include Lodge Chief, Region Leadership Development Chairman, and Features Editor for the National Bulletin. He has been an OA Trail Crew and Wilderness Voyage participant, and is a sophomore at Harvey Mudd College majoring in physics.

Fall Mustang Newsletter Available

The Fall 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the Mustang resources page.

2008 Quality Lodge Planbook and Pocketbook

The 2008 Quality Lodge Planbook is now available.

Also available this year is the 2008 Quality Lodge Pocketbook which is a 1/4 size so you can carry it with you.

Get both from the Quality Lodge Resources page.

Summer Mustang Newsletter Available

The Summer 2007 Mustang newsletter is now available! The Mustang is Western Region’s official newsletter publication for lodge, section, and region leadership. Download the latest as well as past issues from the Mustang resources page.

March 2008 Western Region NLS/NLATS Date Change

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) for Western Region taking place at Philmont Scout Ranch in March 2008 has been moved to March 14-16, 2008, instead of Easter weekend which it was initially scheduled for. Please make your plans accordingly.

Interview with Region Chief Chad Wolver

Chad Wolver, our 2007 Western Region Chief, was asked by the National web site staff to answer some questions about the OA and his experiences. Click here to view the interview.

Order of the Arrow Name Tags

Would you like a slick looking name badge with the Order of the Arrow logo on it? Well, you can get one now, by filling out the order form which you can download here. You may also use the same order form to purchase name tags with various other emblems on them.

National Leadership Seminar

The Western Region has 3 NLS training opportunities in 2017: May 5-7 in Salt Lake City, October 8-10 in Portland and November 10-12 in Tokyo.

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Developing Youth Leadership Conference

The Western Region has 2 DYLC training opportunities in 2017: May 5-7 in Salt Lake City and October 8-10 in Portland.

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Operation Arrow

Over 750 youth Arrowmen will serve on one of three primary OA program areas at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree: the Service Corps, the Trek Guides and the Indian Village.

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