June 11, 2019

Conclave Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 2019 Section W-1S Conclave, to be held on September 6-9, 2019 at Camp Meriwether, is now open. 

Cost for Conclave
Regular Pre-Registration: $45
New Arrowmen: $40
Onsite: $55
From the Secretary's Desk...
As summer approaches, I am reminded that Conclave 2019 is coming fast. This year has gone by at an incredible speed and there have been many amazing things happening that make it even better.

On February 1st, the Boy Scouts of America launched their new program, Scouts BSA, welcoming girls into what was the Boy Scout program. This has been a huge step forward for the BSA, and the Order of the Arrow has reflected these changes as well as welcoming Venturing and Sea Scouts members into the brotherhood. This is an exciting new step, giving even more youth the opportunity to join an organization that exemplifies the points of the Scout Oath, Law, and spirit, builds strong connections between members, and lifelong leadership skills.

In April, I attended the new NLS program. I call it new because when I attended as a new Arrowman in 2015, the program was much different. Let me tell you, the revamped program is an amazing experience that I believe all Arrowmen should attend to improve their leadership skills (which they will carry with them their whole life). I encourage all Arrowmen to speak to their lodge chief or lodge adviser if they have any questions about attending NLS!

Another wonderful thing that has happened since my last update, is the Order of the Arrow has recently changed the program a little; as many of you have seen, the new brotherhood requirement is 6 months of service, as opposed to the previous 10 months. This will increase membership, providing more opportunities for Arrowmen to improve themselves out of love for one another.

I am excited to see how much these changes improve the experience of the Order of the Arrow for thousands of Arrowmen. I would also love to hear from YOU, how these changes have impacted you! Feel free to reach out to me at

I am excited, as always, to see everybody at conclave this year at Camp Meriwether in September! Don’t forget to register ahead of time so you don’t get a late fee! New Arrowmen will receive a discount if they register online, so make sure to do so soon. Feel free to contact me, or anybody in the Council of Chiefs, if you have any questions or if you are unsure if you want to attend conclave.


Ethan Jones
Section W-1S Secretary
We want to see all your spring and summer Scouting adventures. Share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @sectionw1s or use the hashtag #sectionw1s to enter. Each week through August 5th, we will select the best ones and share them for voting. 

You can get the full details, rules, and restrictions on our website, but when it is all said and done, the winner will receive a gift certificate to the section trading post at Conclave. 

Participate today!
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Lodge Bulletin

Lo La’Qam Geela has been busy during the first weeks of June, recently holding two of their induction weekends. 50 members gathered for the Camp McLoughlin Induction to welcome 12 new Arrowmen and 5 new Brotherhood members. At Camp Makualla, about 25 Arrowmen attended to welcome three new members and two Brotherhood members.  

Lodge Chief Dirk Smelser delivered the 2018 Annual Report to the Crater Lake Council and reports that the lodge events are going well. 
Upcoming Events

Lo La'Qam Geela
  • Spring Riggs Induction | June 14-16

  • Spring Induction at Camp Baker | June 14-16
  • Summer Induction at Camp Melakwa | July 19-21

Wauna La-Mon'tay
  • Pioneer Induction Weekend | June 14-16
  • ArrowCorps 2019 | August 17-23


The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is going to Michigan State University in the summer of 2020. 8,000 Arrowmen from across the country gather for a week of fun, fellowship, training, and excitement in the biggest event the OA offers. 

Interested in attending? Talk your lodge chief or adviser for information about your lodge's contingent. 

ArrowCorps 2019

This summer, Wauna La-Mon'tay Lodge will provide cheerful service to the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests at their week-long service event, ArrowCorps 2019. This event is open to all Scouts BSA and Venturing participants 14 and over, not just Arrowmen. 
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Bid High! Bid Often!
The section auction is looking for donations! Your donations help support the future of the section, as well as help Arrowmen with scholarships to NLS, OAHA, and other amazing opportunities! Donations of any size are accepted; patches, literature, memorabilia, and more!

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 both youth and adult Arrowmen that are interested in the areas of technology, social media, marketing, and web design. 

A variety of positions are available. 

Interested? Learn more or fill out our interest form. 
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Fantasy Football League

Do you like football? Join the 2019 Section W-1S Fantasy Football League and compete to get your name added to the trophy. 

Only a few spots remain. Contact if you want in. We draft in August!

Join the Section Facebook Group

Join the "Section W-1S Friends & Fellowship" Facebook group to connect with Arrowmen from around the section. The closed group is a place for members to promoted thier lodge's events, ask questions, share ideas and have fun. 

Join today!
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