BREAKING NEWS! During Section NE-4B’s Special Election that was held tonight we have elected a New Section NE-4B Chief. The New Chief is Braden Coffman who is a Vigil Honor Member of Wagion Lodge 6. Braden is an Eagle Scout and has served as trading post chairmen as well as secretary for his lodge. He has attended the 2015 and 2018 NOACs as well as the Summit debut at Prism in 2016. Braden also served as a trek guide member for the Operation Arrow Staff at the 2017 National Jamboree. He is currently studying engineering at Penn State University at the Fayette location.
With Braden’s election as Section Chief there was a vacancy in the position of Section NE4B Vice Chief which was then filled by Zeb Smoyer of Monaken Lodge 103. Zeb Smoyer is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of Monaken Lodge, Juniata Valley Council. Zeb has served as the Nittany Chapter Vice Chief and Monaken Lodge 1st Vice Chief. He has attended the 2015 and 2018 NOACs as well as the 2017 National Jamboree where he served as the Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 1307(Juniata Valley contingent). Zeb is currently enrolled in Bellefonte Area High School and plans to study environmental engineering at Oregon State University when he graduates. Zeb is excited to serve as Section Vice Chief.
Congratulations to both of these youth as they enter into their new terms!
This morning at the National Planning Meeting in Dallas Texas, Ethan Mooney, our Section Chief, was elected 2019 Northeast Region Chief!
Ethan Mooney is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member of Kuskitannee Lodge, Moraine Trails Council. Prior to being elected as Northeast Region Chief, he served as section chief, lodge chief, lodge vice chief, and section vice chief. He attended the National Train the Trainer for the new National Leadership Seminar and has served on NLS staff for the Northeast Region. Ethan attended the 2015 and 2018 NOACs, two National Jamborees in 2013 and 2017, and the NEXT Conference that took place in 2016. Ethan is a recent graduate from Seneca Valley School District and is currently studying Computer Science and Cyber-security at Slippery Rock University.
The Section voted unanimously to approve OA High Adventure Scholarships for the 2019 Season. These programs offer youth Arrowmen from across the country to participate in any of the OA High Adventure Programs! These opportunities are truly a once in a life-time opportunities available only to our members. Our scholarship program, provided these (already affordable) experiences to select members of our Section for an even lower price! More information about OA High Adventure can be found HERE. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, the application is available upon request from your Lodge Chief. If you have any questions regarding OA High Adventure, feel free to contact your Lodge Chief or any one of the Section Officers!
The Allegheny Region of the Porsche Club of America has a large presence every year at the Vintage Grand Prix. They have asked us if we can help with security this summer. There will be upwards of 200 Porsche cars in the paddock. The security team will walk around and keep people from getting too close to the cars.
The event is July 14 and July 15. Each day will be divided into two shifts: 9 AM to 1 PM and noon to 4 PM. They are asking for up to 7 people per shift to help keep people from getting too close to the Porsches parked on the golf course. The minimum age is 14. Adults are welcome too. You are responsible for getting to the Grand Prix and back home.
You get a free lunch and a patch for participating! Admission is free for the security team. You need to wear full a class A uniform with sash.
Click here for details: Details on security needs
Please sign up ASAP if you want to help out. Space is limited. We set aside 5 slots per lodge until March 26. After that they will be distributed to anyone who signs up based on first come first serve signup dates.
Click here to sign up
The Section will once again provide a few OAHA scholarships to Youth Arrowmen of the Section who are planning on participating in one of the many once in a life time opportunities provided by Order of the Arrow High Adventure. If you would like to know more about the program you can find more information HERE. You can also read more about them here on our Section website if you click here. You will also find the OAHA Scholarship forms (Word Document and Online Submission) at the link “click here”. If you have any questions regarding these adventures feel free to contact us on our Contact Page.
The Registration for SALLS (Section Advancement of Lodge Leaders Summit) is officially open! SALLS is a training program ran by the Section for the LEC of all 4 Lodges in the Section. We plan to touch on the main weakness points given to us by the JTE results of the Lodges in our Section to help the Lodges grow and excel within the Order of the Arrow! For more information on SALLS you can Click Here. Or to register Click Here.
When: March 25th
-Registration Opens at 8:00am
-SALLS begins at 8:30am
Cost: $25 per participant (One Participation Patch is included in price)
We are now officially taking Pre-Orders for the Section Chenille! The Cost is $15 per Chenille. If you would like to place an order you can do so by clicking Here. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by clicking Here. Carry On Brothers!
It was a pleasure to be able to represent you in Dallas at the Nation Order of the Arrow Planning Meeting. Below you can find for your reading pleasure an article that I wrote to recap my Dallas Experience for you to see a little bit more of the behind the scenes footage of what happens at a Nation OA Planning Meeting.
Yours in Service,
2016-17 NE-4B Chief
2016 National Planning Meeting Recap