Chairman's Word - Service with a Smile
It's hard to believe that we are cruising towards conclave season already. It seems like it was only yesterday when our Section Officers got together for the Gathering of Leaders to plan out the year, learn more about their roles, and discuss how to make their conclaves great. We have had a really great group of officers and it has been a real treat to sit back and watch them grow as leaders.
There is one two-term Chief in particular who I want to recognize in this blog post, and that is Raymond Cheung. Raymond is an amazing young man who came to the US at age 7, did not even join Scouting until he was 14, and yet moved quickly along both the Trail to Eagle, and the road to cheerful service.
Around the Region - Native Spring and Spirit Event
The Order of the Arrow has always been heavily rooted in American Indian Activities (AIA) and cultures. From our ceremonies to the drumming and dancing that takes place around the country at OA events, AIA programs permeate throughout the Order. In the Northeast Region, Section NE-5B has devised a way to improve AIA within their borders through an innovative Native Spring and Spirit workshop.
Around the Region - Section NE-4A
Langundowi #46. Ah’Tic #139. Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont #165. Gyantwachia #255. Woapeu Sisilija #343. Wyona #18.Together, these six awesome lodges form Section NE-4A of the Northeast Region, Order of the Arrow led by current Section Chief Ben Dealy.
In Section NE-4A, many great programs and events occur on the lodge and section levels. As a testament to this strength, every lodge in this section earned the Gold JTE status for 2012 and hope to repeat it once more this year. While a lot goes on within the section’s borders, three things are highlighted within this article.
A Website Built For YOU
As you surely have noticed, the Northeast Region website has recently undergone a major update. However, this is only the first step! Over the next month new features will be added and exisiting portions of the site will continue to evolve. As we continue this project, please bear with us as we work through the technical challeneges associated with transitioning to a new website.
Around the Region - Section NE-1B
NE-1B has a history of striving to be better and dreaming big. Every year we look at the past and we try to raise the bar from there. We never stop upping-our-game, making our lodges better, or strengthening our bonds of brotherhood. We always seek to provide more service, to our councils and to our troops, and bring an aspect of cheerfulness to all the work that we do. It is an attitude that is just a part of our Order's outlook on life, to never settle for tradition, to travel, our course undeviating, onward and upward. In the hope of contributing to our order's higher vision of cheerful service, NE-1B would like to share some of the excellent programs that we used this year.