The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development.Learn about NLS
2017 Western Region Chief
Manué is from the Orange County Council in Aliso Viejo, CA. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wiatava Lodge.Meet Manué
The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders.Learn about DYLC
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.
The 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit (NCLS) will take
place July 28 through August 1, 2007 at Indiana University in
This summit has a twofold purpose. The first will be to train key site leadership and squad leaders for the 2008 ArrowCorps5. The second purpose of the NCLS is to introduce to key leaders of lodges and sections the 2008-2012 Order of the Arrow Strategic Plan. It will be the first summit-type event held since the National Leadership Summit of 1999.
Congratulations to the 27 Lodges from the Western Region who earned Quality Lodge for their performance in 2006! Click here to view the list of those lodges.
These lodges are eligible to order the new Quality Lodge pin for their lodge flap. An order form is available here and in the Lodge Program Support Pack.
If your lodge is not on this list, now is the time to begin working on those operating standards that will ensure your success as a lodge in supporting your council in 2007.
Part of the region chief’s goals is to have various youth chairmen in charge of areas designed to aid in operations of the region. For 2007, the following youth have been appointed to lead their respective committees:<blockquote>Region Communications Chairman - Joshua Bryan
Webmaster - Alex Begg
Mustang Editor - Eric Svingen
Region High Adventure Chairman - Jake Knudsen
Region Training Chairman - Case Barden
Region Quality Lodge Chairman - AJ Meyers
Region Events Promotion Chairman - Jake Wellman</blockquote>
For the past several years, the National Order of the Arrow Committee has provided matching service grants for a limited number of projects submitted by application to the national OA office. These matching grants were announced at the recent planning meeting in Dallas.
Congratulations to the following lodges in the Western Region that have been selected as the service grant recipients for 2007:
<li>Tahosa Lodge, Denver Area Council 61 received $5000 to retrofit the Creede Campsite at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch to be accessible to persons with disabilities.</li>
<li>Wal-La-Moot-Kin Lodge, Blue Mountain Council 604 received $5000 to restore camp property so that it can be used for camping and high adventure.</li>
Elections for the new national officers and region chiefs was held the morning of Thursday, December 28, 2006 during the National Planning Meeting. Click here for information on the new National Chief, Vice Chief, and all four Region Cheifs.
The summit theme for the 2007 National Conservation and Leadership Summit (NCLS) to be held at Indiana University is ‘Building the Path to Servant Leadership’.