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2015 DSA Recipients

2013 National Planning Meeting

Section chiefs, section advisers, national OA Committee members and key volunteers met in Westlake, Texas for the 2013 National Planning Meeting to continue preparations for the Order’s 2015 centennial.  For the first time since 1991 there was not a program of emphasis for the summer.  Instead, the OA planned two major centennial events for a year of celebration: ArrowTour, a national lodge visitation roadshow, and the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference.

Scouts Helping Scouts

Hurricane Sandy, and the storm that followed her, brought severe damage to people, places, and things across the Northeast Region. In an effort to help, the Leadership Team of the Northeast Region OA including 2012 Region Chief Eric Bush, 2013 Region Chief Tyler Allen, Northeast Region Chairman Mark Chilutti, and staff adviser Brian Gray raised over $57,000 from all parts of the country and awarded it to OA Lodges in the Northeast to help complete projects at their council camps to clean up and rebuild after the storm.  Part of the money raised was from the sale of special "Scouts helping Scouts" patches.

2012 National Planning Meeting

Section chiefs, National OA Committee members and key volunteers gathered in Grapevine, Texas for the Annual National Planning Meeting.  The primary task of the meeting was planning for Project 2013: the Order’s involvement in the inaugural jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

2012 DSA Class

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is presented to those Arrowmen who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the Order on a sectional, regional, or national basis. The following were presented the DSA at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference

OA in Long Beach

On May 20, 2012 National OA Committee Chairman Ray Capp and Steve Bradley presented Long Beach Area Council with the first new charter in 42 years as 38 youth and 15 adults were inducted into the OA.  The youth membership elected officers and selected Puvunga as their lodge name. It translates to "the gathering place". The lodge totem is a porpoise.

2011 National Planning Meeting

The section chiefs from across the nation convened for the annual National Planning Meeting in Dallas, Texas (Westlake).  John Rehm of Woapeu Sisilia Lodge, Williamsport, Pennsylvania was elected national chief and Preston Marquis from Blue Heron Lodge, Norfolk, Virginia was elected national vice chief.  The region chiefs elected were Marty Opthoff - Central Region, David Joyner  - Southern Region, Eric Bush – Northeast Region, and Joe Barton – Western Region.

2010 National Planning Meeting

 The annual end of year National Planning Meeting of section chiefs was held in Westlake, Texas (Dallas Area).  Jonathan Hillis from Tonkawa Lodge, Austin Texas was elected national chief and Dan Dick from Wulapeju Lodge, Rockford, Illinois was elected vice chief.  Region Chiefs elected were Dwayne Fontenette – Southern Region, Travis Cunningham – Northeast Region, Collin Huerter – Central Region and Joseph Garcia – Western Region.

Goodman Biography Published

A Thing of the Spirit, The Life of E. Urner Goodman is the biography of the founder, written by Nelson R. Block and published by the Boy Scouts of America.

Ninth National OA Committee Chair

On September 1, 2009 former Vice Chairman of the National OA Committee Ray Capp became the Order’s ninth National OA Committee Chairman. Capp succeeded Brad Haddock who had served the Order for eight and a half years as the committee chair. Ray Capp was appointed to the National OA Committee in 2000.

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