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.