My name is Matt Bell, and I have the privilege of serving as your 2015 Northeast Region chief. It is the Northeast Region Leadership Team’s vision to fulfill the purpose of the OA:
“To develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation”
Our primary method of doing this is through our National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS). In an effort to better accomplish this, the
Northeast Region is launching The Quest for 100. In honor of our organization’s 100th anniversary and our commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow, we want to have 100 participants at our upcoming NLS on April 17-19 at Camp Guyasuta in Sharpsburg, PA. This is something that has never happened before, and it will not be an easy endeavor.
ArrowTour is an interactive event for Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni that will travel throughout the country during the summer of 2015. The purpose of the tour is to commemorate the Order of the Arrow's 100th anniversary. During the event participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Order of the Arrow, it's story, and it's future. Some of the program highlights include interactive exhibits, activities such as silk-screening and branding, and challenge games. Participants will have a chance to meet some of the Order's national leaders, and alumni can learn about the Scounting Alumni Association and local alumni efforts to support Scouting in our area.
An exclusive ArrowTour Trading Post will carry ArrowTour and OA centennial merchandise. The Order of the Arrow will split the trading post proceeds with the host council. The program will conclude with a special show that recognizes the Order's rich history and empowers participants to help shape the organization's future. The Order of the Arrow is creating a truly unique and interactive experience for all Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni.
You can find more information about the ArrowTour routes and program on the web at http://arrowtour.oa-bsa.org. You can also keep up with the tour as it makes its way around the country by following @ArrowTour on Twitter.
The Northeast Region leadership team is proud to release a chenille commemorating the 100th anniverserary of the Order of the Arrow. 200 of these 4" chenille patches are made. At $25 each, they go to support programs in the Northeast Region such as the National Leadership Seminar, the National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar, and more! If you are interested, please click here.