At the recent Region Committee Meeting before the annual Double Vigil Golf Tournament the committee unanimously passed a resolution creating the Western Region Order of the Arrow Leadership Fund. The resolution reads, “The Region Leadership Fund Chairman shall run auctions that are supported, promoted, and publicized by this committee and its sections with a goal of raising $15,000 the first year…”
Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. For 2018, 27 lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $50,000 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant program.
Shunkah-Mahneetuis a small lodge in a council dominated by LDS Church chartered troops of approximately 22,000 youth. The lodge only has about 50 dues paid members. At least that was the picture before the lodge implemented new mailing program to boost membership. Unit elections are a particular challenge for this lodge, and unfortunately all too few happen. So they tend to rely heavily on summer camp elections instead. Within the LDS community, the OA is
In July, over 640 Arrowmen from across the nation came together for two weeks in West Virginia to form Operation Arrow, the largest operating OA staff the jamboree has ever seen. With a staff of this size, the OA cheerfully gave service to all aspects of the jamboree. From helping with service projects and leading troops on their treks to ushering the jamboree shows and providing a smile all throughout the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Additionally,
Arrowmen from all around the Region gathered in the Pacific Northwest for a weekend full of top-tier training, coffee, and donuts on the first weekend of October. Camp Kuratli, just outside of Portland, OR, served as the location for one of the last National Leadership Seminars (NLS) of the year. The weekend was filled with state of the art leadership training that is comparable to any training in the business world.