Section C-5B             Order of The Arrow - Boy Scouts of America


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Winter 2012

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Welcome from the Chief!


First, I want to thank each and every one of you for the opportunity to serve you as your Section Chief. This next year is going to be a great one with National Jamboree this summer, OAHA, and so many other fun things going on. I encourage you to get signed up and get involved. I am already working with your section officers, and your lodge chiefs to hit the ground running so we can plan an amazing conclave next spring. As I am writing this, I keep getting more and more information about this conclave, and it is just amazing to see the great things going on in this section.

I am glad we all survived the zombie apocalypse down at camp Hohn. It was a fun weekend full of great trainings, fun activities and competitions, a new brotherhood ceremony, and big fires. In the end we had 285 people at conclave this year, which is almost 100 more people than we had at the previous conclave! With this great growth I think we can hit 400 people at conclave with no problem. So in order to reach that number, every single one of you needs to tell all your friends and invite them to Section Conclave 2014,m April 11th-13th at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Your lodge chiefs and section officers are already starting the planning for what is going to be a great conclave!

Lastly I want to thank National Chief Matt Brown, Region Chief Mike Gray, and Section C-5a for coming to our conclave, and to past chief Michael Bray for serving us this last half year as chief, and to every staff member out at conclave for their devotion to the order, and for helping put on an amazing conclave. I look forward to serving all of you this next year as Section Chief and representing this section well. If any of you have questions feel free to shoot me an e-mail at, because I am here for you guys. Who’s the best? The GREAT MIDWEST!

Yours in Brotherhood,
Thomas Ward
Section C-5b Chief

Last Updated (4/18/13 )