Section Officer 2020-2021 Candidate Information

Have you been really involved in the Order and your Lodge? Are you looking for a different experience that can keep you involved, yet offer new challenges? If so, then you should consider becoming a Section C-1A Officer.

Elections will be held via Zoom during the scheduled “Election” time period on Saturday. Candidates should be available for that call.

Officer Responsibilities:

Section_Officers_2019-2020Chief: Presides over meetings of the Council of Chiefs. He or She provides leadership and motivation at all functions and represents the Section at Area, Regional, and National functions to which she or he is invited. Partners with Lodge Chiefs to coach and build relationships among the Chiefs. 

Vice Chief: Fills in for the Chief as needed, ensures the Section Conclave is promoted in each of the Lodges, and chairs the Lodge Assistance Program. Supports the Lodges through attendance at Winter Fellowships, Lodge Leadership Development, or other programs as needed. 

Secretary: Takes minutes for all meetings and keeps up-to-date roster of the Council of Chiefs. Supports the Lodges through attendance at Winter Fellowships, Lodge Leadership Development, or other programs as needed.

Officer Candidate Requirements – in order to run for Section Officer, candidate must:

  • Be under the age of 21 for the entire term of office (Oct  4, 2020 – Oct 3, 2021)
  • Be a registered member of the BSA in good standing in a Lodge and Council within the Section boundaries.
  • Obtain in advance a written letter of approval from your Scout Executive. All interested candidates must turn this letter (or email) in to the Section Adviser, Nick Pedersen (, before 6pm on Friday, October 2nd 
    • Note: Please have a letter or email; a verbal approval from your Lodge Adviser does not count
    • Please be sure to turn in your approval before 6pm on Friday, October 2nd.
    • Due to the election procedures in place in a virtual setting, anyone who has not submitted their approval by 6pm will not be eligible to run for office..


  • Section Officers must attend four meetings each year. Necessary transportation and housing will be provided. The meetings are:
    • Section Officer Training Seminar (November 12-15th, 2020, departing early am on Thursday returning late pm on Sunday)
    • Winter Council of Chiefs Meeting (February 5-6, 2021)
    • Spring Council of Chiefs Meeting (April TBD, 2021)
    • 2021 Section C-1A Conclave (October 1-3, 2021)
    • In addition, the Chief needs to represent the Section at the National Planning Meeting held December 27-30, 2020.

Candidates for any of the Section Officer positions must commit to attend all of these meetings if they are elected. 

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