Eagle 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.

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.

The weekend started with a fun night of fellowship as well as the lodge museum! Saturday morning started with breakout sessions featuring lodge leadership development training as well as some other classes. The youth elected Trevor Horine as their new lodge chief for the 2019-2020 lodge program year. After lunch, Arrowmen had the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities such as rock climbing, tomahawk throwing, an escape room, and more. They also elected their new lodge vice-chiefs. The evening finished with a banquet, featuring the presentation of the Leadership in Service awards, Founders’ awards, James E. West recipients, and the vigil callout.

Arrowmen said farewell on Sunday morning, a sunny, but still very cold morning. Wauna La-Mon’tay’s next event is the Meriwether induction where they plan to welcome many new Arrowmen!

OA Hackathon

Are you interested in technology? All members of the Order of the Arrow, regardless of technical skill, are invited to attend the 2019 OA Hackathon. This hackathon will focus on enabling Arrowmen to integrate technology and problem solving to meet new and evolving needs as the Order of the Arrow continues into its second century. This year, attendees can sign up for one of three different tracks based on their skill set, ensuring that they will be placed with others at similar levels of expertise.

When: June 26-30, 2019
Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visit https://oa-bsa.org/hackathon/ for details.

New Online Trading Post

In January 2019, the Section W-1S Communications Team launched a new online trading post. This new online store will allow the section to sell merchandise items year-round and assist with inventory and order management. Plus, it is easy to use on any device.

Check it out at tradingpost.sectionw1s.org.

Conclave Auction Donations

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.

2019 Patch Designs

The section is looking for patch designs for the 2019 conclave patch set. Both youth and adults are welcome to submit designs.

All designs must meet the following criteria.

  • Include “Section W-1S” or “W-1S”
  • Include “Conclave 2019” or “2019 Conclave”
  • Must have at least one of the following
    • OA Arrowhead
    • “OA”
    • ‘WWW”
  • Be 10 colors or less
  • Be a standard geometric shape (i.e. circle, square, diamond, etc.)
  • Include the section beaver (preferred but not required)
  • Be related to the 2019 conclave theme “Conclave by the Sea: Shipwreck at the Cape” (preferred)
  • Avoid copyright/trademark material (including words/phrases)

In addition, any Order of the Arrow brand elements (logos) used must follow the Order of the Arrow brand guidelines (HERE) and any section logos must follow the Section W-1S brand guidelines (HERE).

All designs must be submitted as a PDF, .jpg, or .png file and sent via email to merchandising@sectionw1s.org by May 15th OR in person at the Council of Chief meeting on May 18th.

Questions? Contact merchandising@sectionw1s.org