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2020 Conclave Location Announced!

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

Conclave is just around the corner and preparations are underway for over 450 Arrowmen from around the section to gather for a weekend of fun and fellowship at Camp Meriwether on September 6-8. Events like these take a lot of ...
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How to Earn the Section Comms Team Patch

Created in 2018, the Section W-1S Communications Team patch is given to those Arrowmen who support and contribute to section communications. Due to the high demand for this patch, the Comms Team created a list of criteria to earn the ...
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Arrow of Honor Nominations

Each year, Section W-1S awards the Arrow of Honor to those who have consistently given outstanding service to the Section over a number of years. The meeting to select the year's recipients is held annually at the August COC Meeting ...
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Running for Section Office

Are you considering running for section office at conclave? There are some requirements you need to meet in order to do so. Any youth Arrowman who is registered in good standing with a lodge in Section W-1S is eligible to ...
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National Vice Chief to Attend Conclave

National Vice Chief — Eric HarrisonEric is a Vigil Honor member from Taylorville, Illinois. After serving as the Illinek lodge chief for two terms, Eric served as section vice chief and section chief for Section C-3B. He has earned the ...
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Summer Photo Contest

Share your spring and summer photos with us on social media for a chance to win some cool prizes! How to Enter
  • Post your photo(s) on Facebook or Instagram and tag the section @sectionw1s in your photos or post ...
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Seattle NLS & DYLC Recap

On the weekend of April 26-28, 2019, Arrowmen from around the nation (yes, the nation!) gathered at Camp Pigott in Snohomish, Washington (in Section W-1N) for a weekend full of amazing food, great fellowship, and important lessons in leadership.  Attendees ...
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Tsisqan Service Weekend Recap

On the weekend of April 26-28, 2019, Tsisqan Lodge held it's annual Service Weekend at Camp Baker. Over 70 members gathered for the weekend, providing over 600 hours of service to the council. Projects for the weekend included cutting and ...
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Tsisqan 75th Recap

On the weekend of  March 22-24, 2019, Arrowmen from around the section and country gathered in the Eugene area to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Tsisqan Lodge. The celebration kicked off on Friday at the Lane Events Center Auditorium with ...
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Lo La’Qam Geela Spring Fellowship Recap

Lo La'Qam Geela Lodge held its Spring Fellowship on April 5-7 at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in Grants Pass, OR. About 30 members attended the event and participated in patch trading, activities, training, and fellowship. The lodge issued its second ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2018 Conclave Recap

On a quiet Friday afternoon in September, nearly 500 Arrowmen from around the Pacific Northwest descended on the beautiful Camp Baker in Florence, OR for a weekend of fun and fellowship at the annual conclave. The weekend kicked off with ...
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New Arrowman Program

Arrowmen who have completed their Ordeal within the last 12 months have special opportunities at conclave with our New Arrowman Program. New Arrowmen, also known as a Very Important Arrowman (or VIA), will sit with a group of other new Arrowmen ...
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Conclave Activities Preview

Saturday afternoon at conclave will be full of fun activities. Here are just a few of the activities that will be available for Arrowmen to participate in at conclave this year.
  • Climbing tower
  • Zipline
  • Filed games
  • .22 Shooting
More activities will ...
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RVs and Trailers at Conclave

Due to the limited space for parking in camp, we ask that RVs and trailers are not parked in camp. If you must bring an RV or trailer, we encourage you to stay off site. Darlings RV Resort is located ...
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Section Musuem

The 2018 Section W-1S museum will feature displays of patches and other Scouting memorabilia from throughout the section’s rich history. Come visit the museum and learn about Section 11-A, Section W1-A, Section W-1S, and the lodges and camps within the ...
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Conclave Auction

BID HIGH! BID OFTEN! The section auction is the largest annual source of funding for the section. Funds from the auction help cover section operating expenses such as the website, supporting the section officers, and scholarships. The silent auction will ...
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Several VIPs to Attend Conclave

At this year's section conclave, Arrowmen will have the opportunity to meet youth leaders in the Order of the Arrow from around the country. All our VIPs will play an important role in our new Arrowman programs this year and ...
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New Arrowmen Have Unique Opportunities at Conclave

New Ordeal members are vital to the successful future of the Order of the Arrow. Our section's special events committee is working hard to provide the best experience possible for our VIA's (Very Important Arrowmen). Check out this video to ...
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Western Region Chief Attending Conclave- Meet Jordan Jefferis

Jordan Jefferis | 2018 Western Region Chief Jordan hails from Portland, OR. He is an Eagle Scout, and Vigil Honor member of Wauna La Mon’tay Lodge. Previously, Jordan served as section chief for our very own W-1S. Jordan is ...
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Join the Communications 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 ...
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