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March Edition
March 13, 2019

Conclave is the largest Order of the Arrow event of the year in our area. Arrowmen from Lo La'Qam Geela, Tsisqan, and Wauna La-Mon'tay gather for a weekend of training, fellowship, and fun. This year, conclave is hosted by Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge. This year's conclave theme is "Conclave by the Sea: Shipwreck at the Cape."


When: September 6-8, 2019
Where: Camp Meriwether
Cost: $45 regular registration, $40 new Arrowmen

Registration is coming this spring so stay tuned. 

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The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) are national level training programs run by the region. Every year, the Western Region holds several of these leadership training weekends and on April 26-28, 2019 it is coming to Seattle, WA at Camp Pigott.

NLS is geared toward any youth or adult that is looking to enhance their leadership skills in Scouting and in other areas of their life. DYLC is for adults 21 and older that are currently in or soon to be in an adviser role in the Order of the Arrow.

The cost for this premier leadership experience is $175. The section provides lodges with scholarships to attend NLS, so talk to your lodge chief and adviser today to learn more about how you can attend this amazing training.
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Eagle Scout Congratulatory Letters
 
Do you know an Arrowmen that is a new Eagle Scout? This congratulatory letter from the section officers is a great addition to an Eagle Court of Honor. 

Get the Section W-1S letter HERE. 

You can also get a letter from the national chief, vice chief, and chairman HERE
Are you interested in technology? The OA Hackathon is for you. Regardless of skill level, the OA Hackathon will enable Arrowmen to integrate technology and problem solving to meet new and evolving needs of the Order of the Arrow. 
The section is looking for donations for the 2019 conclave auction. The auction is the annual fundraiser to support the section’s year-round operations in supporting the lodge we serve.

All donations are welcome including patches, Scouting memorabilia, camping gear, and more.
Contact auction@sectionw1s.org with questions or to make arrangements to donate.
 
The section is looking for patch designs for the 2019 conclave patch set. Both youth and adults are welcome to submit designs.

Read more for the design criteria. 
 
Lodge Bulletin

Lo La'Qam Geela Spring Fellowship

Lo La'Qam Geela is hosting their Spring Fellowship Weekend on April 5-7 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. This weekend will feature a variety of training opportunities and is the kickoff for the lodge's 25th Anniversary. More details will be released soon.

Tsisqan Workshop Weekend Recap

On the weekend of February 22-24, Tsisqan Lodge held their Workshop Weekend at Camp Baker. With over 90 Arrowmen in attendance, Tsisqan exceeded their expected participation! This weekend was full of fun training, activities, and fellowship.
 

Wauna La-Mon'tay Rendezvous Recap

Wauna La-Mon’tay lodge concluded their annual fellowship, rendezvous, Sunday morning. The event, held at Camp Meriwether, was full of sunshine, fun activities, fellowship, and great food.
Conclave Service Corps Needed
 
Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge is looking for some Arrowmen to serve on the conclave service corps. Those who help will get some special swag from the host lodge committee. Contact Jacob Kutynak at hostlodge@sectionw1s.org
 

 
New Online Trading Post
 
In January 2019, the section launched a new online trading post. This new online store will allow the section to sell merchandise year-round. 

Check it out at tradingpost.sectionw1s.org.
Arrowmen have a unique opportunity to explore one of the BSA's four high adventure bases through OA High Adventure. With five different programs, Arrowmen spend half of the adventure providing cheerful service to the base and surrounding areas and the other half on a customized trek. These programs are a fraction of the cost of a normal trek. Scholarships are available from the section and region. 
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Join the Section W-1S Comms Team

The Section W-1S Communications Team operates the website, social media, mobile app, and texting service for the section. The team’s mission is to spread the Order of the Arrow’s message and connect, share, and inspire Arrowmen across the section.

The team has several openings for youth Arrowmen that are interested in the areas of technology, social media, marketing, and web design. 

Positions available include content creators, mobile app designers, and social media team members. 

Interested? Learn more or fill out our interest form. 
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