Section News

Conclave Vice Chief Application

Conclave Vice Chief Application Want to help plan the 2020 Section W-1S Conclave at Hoodoo Ski Area? Become a Conclave Vice Chief (CVC) today! The section is currently recruiting youth (under 21 as of September 13, 2020) from all three ...

2020 Conclave Location Announced!

Section W-1S is happy to announce that we will be returning to Hoodoo Ski Resort in 2020 for conclave! ...

Auction Donations Needed

We are still in need of donations for the section auction at conclave. The section auction supports year-round section program and operations and helps deliver the best possible experience to Arrowmen.  Consider donating today. Contact auction adviser Todd Hatfield at ...

Thrive: A National Webinar

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Order of the Arrow will host its first ever national webinar entitled, "Thrive: A National Webinar, a Local Commitment." The webinar will address the redefined role of the section, deliver new concepts focusing on ...

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Communications Team

About the Comms Team

The Section W-1S Communications Team is responsible for several key aspects of communication and messaging for the section. The team was originally formed in 2016 as the section social media team. In 2017, the team was expanded and renamed the communications team. The team, lead by the section secretary, is a youth-led team supported by adult advisers. Unlike other section committees, the Comms Team operates year round.

The Section W-1S Communications Team is responsible for the section website, social media channels, texting service, newsletter, brand design, brand assets, brand guidelines, written content, analysis of engagement, mobile app, and the collection and archival of photos and videos.


The mission of the Section W-1S Communications Team is to connect, share, and inspire the Arrowmen of Section W-1S and support the communications needs of the section and the lodges it serves.

What We Do

Social Media
The team operates the various social media accounts for the section including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and Flickr.

The team manages and updates the official section website, sectionw1s.org and the online trading post, tradingpost.sectionw1s.org

Mobile App
The section mobile app, currently under redesign, is also operated created and updated by the team.

Texting Service
The comms team operates the section texting service, where you can sign up to receive important updates, announcements, and reminders of things happening around the section.
Text @w-1s to 81010 to sign up.

Communications Support
In addition to the actual product that you can see the team produce (i.e. social media post, website article, etc.) the team also provides a variety of communications support for the section. Support includes managing the section email service, promoting the section brand, and providing training and resources for Arrowmen.

Team Leadership

Ryo Takei | Youth Lead

Matthew Shumway | Lead Adviser

Joe Grant | Website Adviser

Jeff Knierim | App Adviser

Joining the Comms Team

The team is constantly changing and expanding to meet the needs of the section. We have a variety of staff openings. Examples of staff roles include content writer, graphic designer, social media content creator, web developer, mobile app developer, photographer, event ambassador, and many more. We will adjust your role to work with your experience level and interest.

The team frequently has roles available for youth and adult Arrowmen across the section who are interested in contributing to section communications, either with their current skills or to learn new ones.

Please fill out the following form to indicate your interest in joining the team. Please indicate what skills and qualifications you possess.

Contact the Comms Team

Contact the comms team for questions, comments, or issues regarding the website, social media, mobile app, or texting service.


Save the Date

The 2020 Section W-1S Conclave will be held at Hoodoo Ski Resort on September 11-13, 2020. 

Check back in January 2020 for more information. 

Order of the Arrow High Adventure

The Order of the Arrow is the best way to experience scouting’s High Adventure Bases. There are currently 5 different options open to youth Arrowmen that are registered members of both the Boy Scouts of America and Order of the Arrow. For more information visit adventure.OA-BSA.org.


The Section has scholarships available for youth to attend OA High Adventure programs.  More information about the Section High Adventure Program Scholarship is coming soon.

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Upcoming Events

Region & National


  • Council of Chiefs | January 3-4, 2020 | Eugene, OR

Lo La’Qam Geela

  • LLD | January 10-11, 2020


  • Chapter Officer Training | December 14, 2019 | Eugene, OR
  • Workshop Weekend | February 21-23, 2020 | Camp Baker

Wauna La-Mon’tay

  • Northwest Arrowmen Arts and Ceremonies Seminar (NAACS) | January 24-26, 2020 | Camp Rilea
  • Rendezvous | March 6-8, 2020 | Camp Meriwether