The section is the recognized inter-council organizational structure of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America, and shall consist of councils within a geographical area...The section exists to provide a direct inter-council forum for lodge and chapter leaders, bringing them together for fellowship and mutual improvement through the exchange of ideas.
- Order of the Arrow Field Operations Guide
The Japeechen Marvels
Location: Camp Easton,
Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Date: September 22-24, 2017
$40 Registration. $35 New Arrowman
$5 early-bird discount if registered by Sept. 15th.
Host Lodge: Es-Kaielgu Lodge
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Medical forms can be completed online and brought to conclave. If you wish you can email your medical forms to us in advance. We will have your medical form on hand when you arrive at conclave.
Here is a link to Nationals Medical Form. We need all persons attending conclave to ensure to bring a copy of their medical form. The medic will take it at the beginning of conclave and can be picked up upon departure from camp. Click on the download button on the National page.
DEVELOPING YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) focuses on the tools every adult needs to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders. It is built on the concepts our members learn at the National Leadership Seminar, and it uses the NLS terminology as participants learn new tools and techniques of how to mentor and develop our outstanding youth leaders. Prior attendance at a NLS is encouraged, but it is not required for the DYLC. Adults who are unsure whether NLS or DYLC might be best for them should talk to their lodge adviser for guidance or
This is the most unique and rewarding adviser training offered in years. Consider encouraging another adviser in your lodge to come with you and make it even more special. As a suggestion, lodge advisers might consider bringing a couple of their key chapter advisers with them as well.
Come join us for a conference that might just be life changing for you, your family and the Order.
Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening. First session will start promptly at 8:00 p.m. The conference will conclude at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.
Participants are on their own for their Friday evening meal. The first meal for the participants will be breakfast on Saturday morning.
2017 Western Region DLYC Dates:
May 5-7 Embassy Suites, West Valley City, UT
October 6-8 Camp Kuratli, Portland, OR
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life.
The NLS program is offered several times a year at various locations in each region. Scheduled dates are given on the National OA Program Calendar, and are published in the Order of the Arrow's National Bulletin. More detailed information is available from your lodge leaders, the Section Chief or Adviser, or the Region Chief or Region Chair.
As one Arrowman described his NLS experience:
"I just returned from one of the greatest leadership courses around. The NLS course is a winner...
"I didn't even get out of the room after the second or third session before I was putting the new knowledge to use. The use of movie clips to drive home points of leadership works well...
"The Staff for the training was excellent. We were privileged to have our National Vice-Chief, the Region Chief, and several Section Chiefs and various members of the National OA Committee. A Great staff.
"Well, I have now been given more useful tools to use to help the Arrowmen in my Council improve themselves and the Lodge. I feel a little less nervous about my own position....
"If and when you get the chance to attend a NLS, GO!"
Here are the last two remaining NLS trainings in the western region. We highly encourage you to send your LEC members to this training course.
2017 Western Region NLS Dates:
May 5-7 Camp Tracy, Salt Lake City, UT
October 6-8 Camp Kuratli, Portland, OR
November 10-12 Tama Hills Rec. Area, Tokyo, Japan Cost ($150)