Conclave Special Guest – Central Region Chief Brandon Stahl!

Stahl_BrandonThis year we have the privilege of hosting our 2019 Central Region Chief Brandon Stahl! Join Brandon as he canoes at Charles L Sommers Canoe Base, enjoys awesome training, and has a blast at the Voyageur’s Fair!

Brandon hails from Mishawaka, Indiana where he is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge of the LaSalle Council.  Brandon had the unique opportunity of serving as a lodge chief, section chief, and as your new Region Chief all in the same year.  Brandon is expecting to study political science in hopes to be a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department.

Special Discount for New Members! $10 Off

SectionConclave_2019_PatchThat’s Right — there’s a special discount for any Arrowman who was inducted in the last year (after September 9, 2018).

If you’ve been in the OA for less than a year, take $10 off your registration! Your special price is $30 if registered prior to Sept 1st, or $40 if registered on or after Sept 1st. 

Are you being inducted this August? Don’t forget to sign-up for the great, fun weekend at Section Conclave at the discounted price for new members.

Wondering whether you you attend Conclave? Check out our Section Conclave page for up-to-date information on what’s happening at Conclave!

Make sure to register with your Lodge Today!

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.




Do you Canoe?

One of the many events happening at Section C-1A Conclave “Voyageurs: Adventure is Out There” includes canoeing around the Boundary Waters. canoe_Tier

Activities include guided canoe tours with interpreter staff, self-guided tours, and canoe competitions!

REMINDER: All participants need to bring a swim test form or Summer Camp Buddy Tag to the event as swim tests will not be done at Conclave.