Section NE-4B is proud to present our first ever quarterly e-newsletter! We hope that you enjoy the newsletter. The purpose behind this is for everyone to learn what is going on within the other Lodges. We hope you find this very informative and if you have any suggestions on how we make this any better please feel free to contact us on our Contact page Here.
Are you interested in attending one of the 4 National High Adventure Bases of the Boy Scouts of America, but you don’t have the finances to go on a one week trek with your Council. Don’t fret because the Section has a scholarship to help you out. Through OAHA (Order of the Arrow High Adventure) you get to spend TWO weeks on the National Adventure Base of your choice and the Section will cover your registration for the program. To find out more about the OAHA programs click here. If you have any questions you can contact us here. (Section NE-4B OAHA Scholarship Application)
For all of those who attended Conclave at Camp Seven Mountains this past summer, we would like to hear from you to help us make your Conclave 2016 experience one that you won’t soon forget. Please take a few minutes and fill out this Survey
Why should one attend OA High Adventure(OAHA)? Read these articles from the two 2015 OAHA Section Scholarship recipients and check out http://adventure.oa-bsa.org/ for more information on Northern Tiers Wilderness Voyage and all of the other great programs one can attend threw the Order of the Arrow!
“I had such a wonderful time at my OA Wilderness Voyage trip. I really enjoyed all of the time spent away from modern living and technology, cooking on an open fire every evening, drinking lake water which is so much better than regular water, and meeting some of the best guys ever who I have no doubt will be some of my lifelong friends. Nothing I have done in my scouting career has been as great of an experience as the time I got to spend up there in the Boundary Waters.”
— Aaron Coffman, NE-4B Secretary (2015 Scholarship recipient)
“OA Wilderness Voyage is by far my favorite scouting memory. Throughout the course of a two week journey, I was able to see over 150 miles of some of the most breath taking scenery in the nation. It was a great feeling to be able to give back to the Boundary Waters through our work on the portage trails. I also had a chance to meet Arrowmen from every corner of America and build life-long friendships. OA Wilderness Voyage for me has truly been a life changing experience.”
— William Moats, Wagion Lodge 6 Communications Chairman (2015 Scholarship recipient)
Congratulations to Eric Bush from Wagion Lodge 6 on recieving the Distiguished Service Award! “The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was created in 1940 to honor Order of the Arrow members, youth and adults, who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. Since 1940 only 965 persons, including the 2015 Class of 57 recipients, have been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award.”
The first of the 4 Lodges in Section NE-4B has completed their history book! We strongly encourage everyone to read through Kuskitannee’s Lodge History Book and learn a little more about this great Lodge.
This is a reminder to all of those on the COC that there will be a COC meeting this Sunday at the Laurel Highlands Council Service Center in Ebensburg at approximately 2:00pm.
The purpose of the Arrowman Service Award (ASA) is to encourage Arrowmen to recommit themselves to the ideals of the Order, increase their level of service to their local unit and council, and participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of the OA. The award will have three categories of criteria with various requirements that Arrowmen can complete. These include components on personal growth, service to Scouting, and participation in the centennial celebration. Are you working on the ASA?
To find out more on this award talk to you Lodge Chief or Lodge Adviser. You can also get more information on it by Clicking Here
At the National Planning meeting Matt Bell from our neighbor section NE-4A was elected Northeast Region Chief. We wish you the best of luck this year and we look forward to working with you through out our Centennial Celebration!!
Here is the Section-Sponsored OA High Adventure Scholarship Application form. There are 2 scholarships available. Please apply. The deadline is midnight of February 2nd. This scholarship covers the $250 registration fee for any of the OA high adventure (OAHA) programs including: OA Trail Crew, Canadian Odyssee, OA Ocean Adventure, Summit Experience, or Wilderness Voyage. Applications will be reviewed at the February CoC, so the deadline is very strict. Good luck to all who apply!!
Section NE-4B Chief Max Cravener