What is ACT (Adapt – Collaborate – Thrive)? This event is designed to help Lodge and Chapter leaders Adapt to face major challenges, Collaborate with their peers throughout the section, and, eventually, Thrive and become high performing.
Timing: Our first session will start at 10pm on Friday. We will finish ACT by 4pm on Saturday. CoC Onsite will run Sunday morning and finish no later than noon
Location/Housing: We will be meeting at Camp Ripley 15000 MN-115, Little Falls, MN 56345 . Sleeping arrangements are Tin Hut buildings 20’x40’. Power is available, bring power strips and bring brooms to ready and clean out your hut. Bring your mats or cots for sleeping, and camp chairs for seating – neither are provided
Other Requirements: All attendees need to provide 2 copies of their BSA Health Form. Anyone 18+ must provide valid identification (drivers license or state ID). No camouflage may be worn on base. Meals are provide on Saturday (B,L,D) and Sunday bag breakfast.
The Order of the Arrow is streamlining our structure while preserving national youth leadership opportunities! The National OA Committee has voted to approve a final prototype from the Project Magellan task force that will maintain current section boundaries while transitioning to two regions:
Recent changes within the BSA deemed the OA’s four-region structure financially and operationally unsustainable.
The two-region structure provides continued opportunities for many young people to lead at the national level while streamlining the OA’s structure to focus on the local level—the bedrock of our organization.
The National Service Territories (NST) were designed as a collaborative network to support councils as they deliver Scouting in their geographic areas.
Every lodge was invited to provide feedback on this structure before it was finalized and indicated widespread support.
After garnering nearly 300 ideas from Arrowmen nationwide, Gateway and Eastern will be the names of our new regions! Learn more online at: https://oa-bsa.org/magellan
For all of our Sections, this means a new Name — Section C-1A will now be Section G11!
What will change
Going forward, all our materials will refer to us as Section G11
We will redesign our existing Section Logo to reflect the new name
Eventually, we will transition from this website to a new G11 platform (timing TBD)
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.
Chief: 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 (Sept 8, 2019 – Oct 4, 2020)
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, by noon Saturday, Sept 7
Section Officers must attend four meetings each year. Necessary transportation and housing will be provided. The meetings are:
Section Officer Training Seminar (November 14-17th, 2019, departing early am on Thursday returning late pm on Sunday)
Winter Council of Chiefs Meeting (January 31st – February 1st, 2020)
Spring Council of Chiefs Meeting (April TBD, 2020)
2019 Section C-1A Conclave (October 2-4, 2020)
Candidates for any of the Section Officer positions must commit to attend all of these meetings if they are elected. In addition, the Chief needs to represent the Section at the National Planning Meeting held December 27-30, 2019.
Ripley Rendezvous 2019 will be held the Camp Ripley Army National Guard Training Facility, Camp Ripley, Little Falls, MN. This spring time event is truly a unique opportunity to utilize the training facility’s ranges and buildings in presenting three distinct levels of involvement.
We are looking for 10 staff members to be a part of the First Class Adventure staff. Join other arrowmen in serving at the area-wide conference!
Sign-up as staff for the discounted rate which includes housing and food for the event.