Ignite

Dear Brothers:

On November 2-3, our Section will be hosting a new event entitled Ignite. This event is being created to provide an opportunity to better unite the lodges and Arowmen in NE-2A and provide an opportunity for us to Bridge the Divides within our organization and create a stronger program.

To register visit https://bit.ly/2N0aax1

You can also preregister for Conclave through the Golden Ticket option and receive a limited-edition patch.

I hope to see you all on November 2-3 at Camp Workcoeman!

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John Zanin
NE-2A Section Chief

2017 Gathering of Leaders Recap

On September 15-17 Section NE-2A's Leadership and Members of Paugassett Lodge Descended on Camp Alpine in New Jersey for a weekend of planning and training.  Attendees Learned how to Ignite the Fire of our Future while taking specific training on their roles within the Section, as well as training on Cub Scouts and The OA, and the LINK program premiering this year.  On Saturday evening Section NE-2A created a Ballon Toliet during the evening competition. 

Conclave 2017 Recap

Section NE-2A had it’s 2017 Conclave at Moses Scout Reservation on June 9-11. Pocumtuc Lodge served as the Service Lodge for the weekend.  The theme for the weekend was Navigate Our Future,  the theme was chosen in order to tie into the theme of Project LEAP.

Friday night’s activities included dancing, gaga ball, frisbee as well as a cracker barrel consisting of cotton candy, ice cream, and candied apples.  At this time there was an opportunity to meet the special guests in attendance, 2016 Southern Region Chief Harrison Fry, 2015 Western Region Chief Nathan Lee, and 2015 Venturing President Edward Abraham.

Saturday Morning consisted of 3 training slots with a total of 14 different cells being taught on varying topics from communications to ceremonies.  In the Afternoon the camp had many different activities such as rifle and shotgun shooting, a 100-foot slip and slide, Pull The Thing and gaga.

Saturday Evening’s show was hosted by Nathan Lee and Harrison Fry and consisted of a game show where the contestants were asked questions about our special guests and the history of the Order of The Arrow, and a Lip Sync battle Between Chief John Zanin and Vice-Chief Andrew Work, Where John Zanin and his assistant Nick Aubrey won with their rendition of Love Story by Taylor Swift.

Sunday Morning had the Annual Business Meeting, Where Andrew Work of Tschitani Lodge was elected Section Cheif, Brian Shea of Pocumtuc Lodge was Elected Section Vice-Chief, and Chris Cheslog of Owaneco Lodge was Elected Section Secretary.

Project Leap

Project LEAP is the next generation of NE-2A’s Quality Lodge Summit held from 2009-2012. Project LEAP is designed to support the six lodges of the section in their efforts to improve their program and achieving Journey to Excellence recognition. This day-long training event includes sessions on a diverse set of topics such as improving Brotherhood conversion, supporting your council, ceremonies, communications and more! It also provides an opportunity for inter-lodge fellowship as well as our second Council of Chiefs meeting of the year. Training is done by a select group of Arrowmen with experience in the field of their training, and trainers consist of top-notch Arrowmen from within the Section and other parts of the Region. For more information, visit our Project Leap page here.