Section W1N News

Section W-1N OA High Adventure Scholarship

Would you like to attend one of the OA High Adventure Opportunities such as Trail Crew (Philmont), Wilderness Voyage (Northern Tier), W.V. Canadian Odyssey (Canada), OA Ocean Adventure (Florida Sea Base), or the Summit Experience (Bechtel Reserve)? Well, we have good news! Section W-1N is offering four scholarships of $300 to our youth members to help cover the cost.

For more information, checkout the application here: http://sectionw1n.org/resources/Budget/OA_High_Adventure_App.pdf

The application must be submitted to the Section Adviser (adviser@sectionw1n.org) before the May 1st deadline.

Prism 2016 Information

Are you an Arrowmen looking for a once in a lifetime experience this summer? If so, you’re in for a major treat because the Summit Bechtel Reserve is hosting a brand new Order of the Arrow event that’s only offered in 2016.

The OA event, Prism, is a four-day adventure program at the Summit that culminates on the same grounds where the Order was founded. The event is offered to eight Arrowmen from each lodge as part of the inaugural year of the Summit Circle at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

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Arrowmen Invited to Attend Special Summit Experience

Eight Arrowmen from each lodge will illuminate their OA experience this summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

The original ceremony grounds have been moved and recreated in their entirety at a new Summit Circle. Eight Arrowmen from your lodge will travel to the SBR for a four day adventure that culminates on the same grounds where the Order was founded. Your lodge will receive its eight tickets the second week of January, along with the session dates.

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Learn about NEXT: A New Century

This summer, lodge and section leadership from across the country will be invited to Indiana University for a new kind of training experience.

NEXT: A New Century will take place July 30 through August 3. The lodge chief, two youth change agents and two adult advisers from each lodge will be invited to attend. Each section will also receive three invitations.

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NEXT: A New Century

The 2016 national event, NEXT: A New Century, will be truly unlike anything the Order of the Arrow has ever seen. Youth leaders from across the nation will gather at Indiana University from July 30 to August 3, 2016 in order to learn, grow and be inspired as we proceed into a new century of service.

Each lodge will be able to send 3 youth and 2 adults: its lodge chief, another lodge officer and one additional youth member, as well as the lodge adviser and one associate adviser.

For those interested in attending this event, talk to your lodge chief and adviser today, or check out the website here: http://www.oa-bsa.org/pages/content/next-a-new-century

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2016 Fall Whale’s Tale

To inform our members of upcoming events, and hopefully increase member participation, Section W-1N will now be publishing a quarterly newsletter in addition to the Conclave Whale’s Tale.

Want to know what is going on in Section W-1N?

Checkout the Fall Whale’s Tale.

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2017 Philmont Registration Open

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in sky-high backpacking country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails at Philmont Scout Ranch? Beginning October 28, 2015, you can register to take on that challenge along with many more adventures for the 2017 Philmont expeditions at Philmont Scout Ranch.

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NLS Youth Scholarship

Section W-1N is offering to pay for $62.50 of the registration fee for all the youth who register to attend a NLS in the section. The NLS at Camp Pigott is on November 20-22, 2015. The NLS at Camp Gorsuch will be on June 3-5, 2016.

More information & registration is available online here:
http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/nls

2016 Conclave Patch Design Contest

Now open: 2016 Conclave Patch Design Contest. The theme of this upcoming Conclave is “The circle is now complete.” This contest is open to both youth and adults, and the winner will receive a complete set of their design. Please submit your entries to secretary@sectionw1n.org before December 1st for consideration.

WashJam 2016 Registration Available

Are you interested in participating in a jamboree, but the cost of traveling is too expensive?

Well, WashJam 2016 the Washington State Boy Scout Jamboree which happens once every four years, will be held at Fort Lewis, Washington 98498 on August 25 – 28, 2016.

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Conclave September 15-17, 2017 at Camp Pigott