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

Winter Photo Contest


We are looking for a new header photo for our website. Share your winter scouting photos with us and yours may just get picked to be on our website.

How to enter

  • Post your photo in the comments on our Facebook post about the contest
  • Send us your photo via direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Email it to communications@sectionw1s.org and put “Winter Photo Contest” in the subject.

Rules & Conditions

  • Must be a photo that you took.
  • Must be high quality/resolution
  • Visually appealing
  • Photo must have been taken within the geographic boundaries of Section W-1S
  • Scouting-related encouraged but not required.
  • You may submit more than one photo
  • Must be a member of Section W-1S to participate
  • All photos must be submitted by December 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST to be eligible

Timeline of Contest

  • December 26, 2018: All photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST.
  • December 27, 2018: Section comms team will select the top 6 photos and post them on the Section W-1S Facebook page and Instagram for judging.
  • Judging will be open on social media from December 28 at 12:01 am PST to January 2nd at 11:59 pm PST.
  • January 4th, 2019: Winner will be announced.
  • The photo will be updated on the website by January 6th and will remain up until at least February 15, 2019.

*Note: Your photo(s) may be edited slightly to meet the specifications to post on social media or the website.

Questions? Contact communications@sectionw1s.org

Rubber Ducky

Content Creator

Mystery Lodge

Ernie: Well, here I am in my tubby again. And my tubby’s all filled with water and nice fluffy suds. And I’ve got my soap and washcloth to wash myself. And I’ve got my nifty scrub brush to help me scrub my back. And I’ve got a big fluffy towel to dry myself when I’m done. But there’s 1 other thing that makes tubby time the very best time of the whole day. And do you know what that is? It’s a very special friend of mine, my very favorite little pal

Oh, Rubber Duckie, you’re the one
You make bath time lots of fun!
Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you!

Bo bo bo de oh!

Rubber Duckie, joy of joys
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Duckie, you’re my very best friend, it’s true!

Oh, every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fellow who’s
Cute and yellow and chubby


Rubber Duckie, you’re so fine
And I’m lucky that you’re mine
Rubber duckie, I’m awfully fond of you

Hey, Rubber Duckie. Would you like me to scrub your back with my little nifty scrub brush? You would? Okay, how’s this? Hey, you want me to scrub behind your ears? Oh, I see. You don’t have any ears, do you? Well, how about your tummy? Scrub his little duckie tummy. Ooh, he’s ticklish. Ooh-hoo

Oh, every day when I
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fellow who’s
Cute and yellow and chubby


Rubber Duckie, you’re so fine
And I’m lucky that you’re mine
Rubber duckie, I’d like a whole pond of
Rubber duckie, I’m awfully fond of you!

Tsisqan Lodge Officer Retreat

Over the weekend of November 9-11, the newly elected Tsisqan Lodge officers met for a weekend of training and planning. The officers were able to guide much of the weekend, beginning with discussing what traditions the lodge has, what they would like to keep, and if there were any that could be improved. This set the stage for the rest of the weekend training sessions.

These training sessions included clarifying the responsibilities each lodge officer has in their individual roles and as members of the Lodge
Executive Board. Officers took breakout sessions with their advisers to discuss the plans they have for the upcoming year before reconvening to share with their fellow officers.


One of the topics that was covered was Tsisqan’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2019 and how each officer can support that. This includes the anniversary banquet event on March 22nd-24th and how the theme of the anniversary, “Many Fires, One Light” can be featured in all lodge events for the year. Throughout the weekend, each officer showed an enthusiasm for the upcoming tasks and how they can lead the way in brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service.

They now are preparing to lead similar trainings for the chapter officers in December.


Seattle NLS and DYLC

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.

Learn more about NLS and DYLC HERE.

2018 Comms Retreat Recap

On the weekend of November 2-4, 2018, the Section W-1S Communications Team held their first ever retreat in Corvallis, OR. Members of the team, the section chief, and section adviser all gathered for a weekend of training, planning, and fellowship.

The comms team, led by Section Secretary Ethan Jones, set goals for the year, developed ideas for content, and discussed ways to improved overall communication in the section.

Some of the highlights from the retreat include:

  • Set expectations for members of the team to increase productivity
  • Developed new branding guidelines to help promote the section brand
  • Planned enhancements to the website including a new online trading post to be released in mid-2019.
  • Reviewed feedback from Arrowmen on ways to improve the team and section communications
  • Made plans for expanding the team
  • Committed to being more proactive and work more closely with other section and lodge leaders throughout the year.

While there is still a lot of work to be done, the comms team is ready for 2019 and is committed to providing the best customer service to the Arrowmen of the section and members of the scouting community.

To learn more about the comms team, visit sectionw1s/org/comms.