The BSA breaks the nation into Regions and the Regions into Areas. The area Director may decide to form Sections to help administer the functions of the OA Lodges within the Region. On June 3, 1973, Representatives from eight lodges from Area 3-B and Area 3-F met at the Moraine Trails Council office in Butler, PA to form NE-5C. Section NE-5C included the western third of Pennsylvania, from Maryland to New York. The first annual Section Conclave was held on June 7-9, 1974, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Nachamawat Lodge #275 as the service lodge.In 1988, a re-alignment of the Sections in the Northeast Region took place. Section NE-5C became Section NE-5, and two lodges, Monaken #103, and Ho-Nan-Ne-Ho-Ont #165, were assigned to the Section.
At the 2006 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) Kuskitannee #168, Ah’Tic #139, and Enda Lechauhanne #57 took the top three places in the nation respectively in the Northern Drum Competition. In 2008 the Northeast Region, BSA announced yet another re-alignment of its Areas and Sections. Resulting in these changes, Kuskitannee #168 and Ah’Tic #139 were moved from NE-4B to NE-4A.
Section NE-4B is home to many of the Northeast Region’s Strongest and most well represented lodges. With the dedication and spirit of its members, the lodges of NE-4B will continue serving scouting in Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland for years to come.