The 2018 Order of the Arrow national vice chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Michael Kipp! Michael is a Vigil Honor member from Sakima Lodge, La Salle Council #165, in South Bend, IN. He has served as the CR-6A section chief, and will serve as the 2018 national vice chief of the Order of the Arrow.
The 2018 Order of the Arrow national chief was elected Wednesday evening at the 2017 National Planning Meeting. Congratulations to Anthony Peluso! Anthony is a Vigil Honor member from Blue Heron Lodge, Tidewater Council #596 in Virginia Beach, VA. He has served as the SR-7A section chief, and will serve as the 2018 national chief of the Order of the Arrow.
For every member of the Order of the Arrow, their membership began with a decision: first the decision of their fellows to elect them as a candidate, then their own decision to step forward and complete their induction. Since then, each member of the OA has made countless decisions—each one shaping their future.
The world is now changing faster than it ever has, and what it means to be a young person today is different than it was even a decade ago. The decisions we make today will define the next century of our Brotherhood. And the time to act is now.
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is renowned as one of the Order of the Arrow’s - and Scouting’s - premier leadership development programs. Over the course of multiple decades, NLS has always proven to be an intensive and engaging learning experience for its participants. This year, the OA’s national training subcommittee identified the opportunity to further improve the way that NLS delivers on that expectation, and as a result, a new National Leadership Seminar course is being rolled out across the country in 2018.
The Training Expo (TREX), hosted by the Greater New York Councils, is an annual event focused on training and educating their members in all areas of Scouting. For the past fifteen years, TREX has been one of the few events where members from all five New York City boroughs can be found collaborating in the same space. For one day, a community college is transformed into a packed powerhouse of Scouts and Scouters together on a single mission: to strengthen and build the programs in their units.