Centurion Award Debuted

The national Order of the Arrow committee created an award to recognize the “Hometown Heros” of each lodge during our centennial celebration. The award was released in early October and now is the nomination period for lodges. Anybody can submit a nomination to your lodge’s Key 3 for consideration. Lodges will be submitting their lodge’s nominations prior to February 28, 2015 to the national office. Talk with your lodge’s Key 3 today to see how you can participate. For more information, please see http://www.ne-2a.org/centurion-award/

New High Adventure Scholarship Released!

The Order of the Arrow High Adventure program is a life changing opportunity that is available to all Arrowman. What it entails is you would get to go to a high adventure base with a crew of other Arrowman from around the country for 2 weeks. At the base, you and your crew would spend the first week doing service for the base, and the second week you and your crew would spend doing whatever the base provides that you and your crew chooses to utilize. Section NE-2A has developed an Order of the Arrow High Adventure Scholarship, which has just been released! This $250 scholarship was created with the intent to cover the cost of the program fee, with the exception of OA Ocean Adventure, and one Arrowman from each of the lodges within the section can receive the scholarship. Apply for your chance to receive the scholarship! Click Here to Apply!

Centennial Selfie Campaign

The Order of the Arrow is producing many activities, events, and awards centered around our Centennial experience. Many of these initivies include Arrowmen becoming active in the Order. The Section has created a campaign called #NE2A #CentennialSelfie #OA100 which will engage each member. These selfies will help complete a required item for the Arrowman Service Award (#OA100) but it will also show Section pride! If you use the hashtags, the photos will be in a completed selfie gallery on the Section website check these guys out. The way that this will work is you will take a selfie with a sash, lodge flap, or any other Order of the Arrow  apparel, and then post it to facebook, twitter or instagram with the hashtags #NE2A #centennialselfie #OA100 You are encouraged to take these photos every where’s you go, land marks, sport games, lodge events, any where’s that is pretty awesome!

Conclave In Review

This year’s Section Conclave, which was serviced by Nacha Nimat Lodge, was held at Camp Nooteeming in Salt Point, New York. Over the weekend, scouts from all 6 lodges plus many guest participated in various training classes ranging from event planning to patch trading.  By participating in Conclave University classes, members had the opportunity to earn an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree.  Next year, the Section will be offering a Master’s degree to those scouts who show true commitment to the Section training.  Classes were taught by Section officers, volunteers, and guests.  Our Section was honored to have both the National Chief, Nick Dannemiller, and the National Vice Chief, Taylor Bobrow attend the Conclave, and contribute by teaching the “Centuries of Service” course.

The Conclave wasn’t just training classes.  The weekend was full of exciting events and competitions including human foosball, ultimate frisbee, tug of war, dodge ball, and many more.  Read More