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
Location: 4 Rivers Cultural Center on the campus of Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario Oregon
Date: September 23-25, 2016
Host Lodge: Tukarica 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.
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.
2016 Western Region NLS Dates:
October 7-9 Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, NM Cost ($199)
November 18-20 Granlibakken Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA Cost ($249)