2019 – 2020 Section Officer 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.

Officer Responsibilities:

2018-2019_Section_Officers.JPGChief: 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.




Meet your Section Chief

It’s time to start meeting your 2019 Section C-1A Officers!

First up is Section Chief Evan Schroeder, from Alexandria, MN!

Evan has been involved with the Scouting program for over 13 years, and is a Vigil member of Pa-Hin Lodge #27. We had a chance to sit down with him to ask about his favorite memories, and some advice for new Arrowmen.
Evan, what’s your favorite OA/Scouting memory?
“Oh gosh, I have so many favorite memories. when I really think about it I’d have to say my first year on Staff at Camp Wilderness. It really expanded what I knew about Scouting. It gave me so many fantastic friends and opened tons of doors for me. My summers at Camp have been, and continue to be the greatest Summers of my life.
What are you most looking forward to in your leadership position this year?
“I’m really excited to get to meet lots new people at different events! I also can’t wait to help plan one of the most engaging Conclaves our section has ever seen! I’m super fortunate to be working with an amazing team!!”
Any advice for a new arrowman?
“Get involved! There are so many different things you can experience in the Order. From hanging out with friends at fellowship events to becoming a more well rounded leader. The OA really made a difference in my life, I can’t wait for you to find your place in it and what your journey holds.”
Who will be introduced next?
Check back next week for a new #c1a officer introduction!