Each year the section chiefs of the Western Region gather for a weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. During this time, they have the opportunity to build their leadership skills and learn how to effectively promote and execute the program of the Order of the Arrow within their home sections and lodges. The chiefs spend the weekend in fellowship with each other and grow as a team of the key leadership of the region. Idea sharing between all in attendance is a main objective of the weekend, with an emphasis on program enhancement and goal setting. In addition to the section chiefs, the region chief and another national officer are in attendance, as well as section and region advisers and several National Committeemen.
The 2012 Gathering of Chiefs will be held October 26-28, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.