Section NE-4B OAHA Scholarships

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)

OA Wilderness Voyage

Why should one attend OA High Adventure(OAHA)? Read these articles from the two 2015 OAHA Section Scholarship recipients and check out 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)

NOAC is almost here!

NOAC starts Monday August 3 at Michigan State University.  This will be a great week celebrating the Centennial of the OA!

We are planning to have a Section Gathering sometime on Thursday August 6.  Look for details here and on Facebook and by email.

See you all at NOAC!

Craig (on the road with ArrowTour).

Distiguish Service Award

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.”

Arrowmen Service Award

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

OAHA Scholarship Application

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

Section NE-4B OAHA Scholarship Application