Section Leadership Seminar...

Each year the Southern Region hosts a weekend where section leaders come together. Section chiefs, vice-chiefs, secretaries, and advisers come together along with various region leadership to discuss Conclave planning, national events, and programs.  


This year the event was held in Dallas, TX and leaders had the message "Do it" from the theme in their minds throughout the entire weekend.


On Saturday morning one of the things that was presented was chapters for the Southern Region Resource Guide for Lodges. This regional publication will aid lodges in achieving JTE requirements and improve overall operation. The guide should be available by the end of the year.


Each section leadership team had various breakout sessions throughout the weekend to discuss where they wanted their sections to go. Their ideas and plans were then presented to the group where they were given feedback. Officers also had the opportunity to listen to hear ideas of things that have worked in other sections.


To conclude the event, all of the participants drove to the Fort Worth Stockyards for a Texas barbecue dinner, live music, and a rodeo. The leaders of the Southern Region left well equipped and motivated for the year ahead.

National Leadership Seminar...
One of Scouting's premiere training sessions offered is the National Leadership Seminar. This youth and adult training's unique curriculum is taught by experienced Arrowmen from the region and are often times youth. The event is ran by the region chief and has other national officers and leaders in attendance who are available to answer any questions you have about the Order.

This training is often times a huge stepping stone for Arrowmen who are hoping to be successful leaders within their own lodges. The weekend training is jam-packed with some of the most interactive training curriculum Scouting offers. This is not a training where attendees just sit and take notes.

The Southern Region is offering one more NLS for this year. The final one will be November 15-17 at Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC. Event registration ends on November 1st.

For more information click here.  


Echoes from the Voice...


"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln  


"I hope our wisdom will grow our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be." - Thomas Jefferson  













2014 lodge charter renewal and JTE

The 2014 lodge recharter renewal and JTE instructions/workbooks are now available on the national website.

Lodge service grant applications

Be sure to fill out an OA lodge service grant application for next year. If your lodge is working on a project this grant could match some of the funds going into it.

Click here for the application

OA Innovation Award

The National Order of the Arrow Innovation Award awards chapters and lodges for their work on improving the Order's program.

This will be a chance to share the nation's best practices.  
Click here for the form 
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