|Venturer Elected OA Section Chief!|
It's a stunner. At the Order of Arrow's Sectional Conclave at Fire Mountain this weekend, and for the first time ever, a Venturer defeated 5 other candidates in the election for the 2012-2013 Section W-1N Chief. Our Crew's Chris Z will be representing the Lodges of the local Councils in Western Washington and Alaska, and traveling to Michigan State University this summer for the National Order of the Arrow Conference.
Chris will be directly responsible for planning the 2013 Sectional Conclave at Camp Pigott, when the local Lodge plans to open the Silver Marmot (pronounced T'Kope Kwiskwis in Chinook) Longhouse. That historic event is expected to bring out hundreds of Arrowmen from all over the country. Further, his travels in the next year will take him to Conclaves of neighboring Sections throughout the Western Region.
Next spring, he will travel to BSA National Council headquarters in Irving, Texas for the next annual OA planning conference. At that convening, the Chiefs of all the Sections and the four Regions will elect a National 2013-2014 Chief from among their numbers as well as new Regional Chiefs The Order of the Arrow was founded in 1915 and thare over 180.000 Arrowmen in the United States.