Northeast Region Leadership Convenes for the Annual Gathering of Leaders
During September 14-16, 2018, the Northeast Region held a conference at Camp Alpine in Alpine, New Jersey called the Gathering of Leaders (GOL). This conference is an annual summit composed of the leadership within each of the sections within the region. The leadership gathered to address issues that face lodges while aligning the goals of the section leadership through training and discussion. The event was divided into several specific training sessions to help address these issues. This year, the main issue that the GOL sought to be a turning point was membership within the Order of the Arrow.
Organizers of this summit have been hard at work since March 2018 organizing the event. As with most events held in the Order of the Arrow being youth-organized, the GOL is no exception. The goal for the organizers was to develop a schedule, set learning objectives and plan the training sessions through working closely with section and regional leadership. The section leadership learned new skills and gained invaluable support for the upcoming year. Given the success of this year’s summit, you can hope to see the benefits in your local section’s leadership!