Scouting

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OA Canadian Odyssey

Since its creation in 1999, the OA Wilderness Voyage (OAWV) program at Northern Tier High Adventure Base has provided life-changing opportunities for over 900 Arrowmen, who spend one week repairing portage trails in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northern Minnesota (which covers 2 million acres of land and water), and a second week canoeing through the Boundary Waters.

2008 National Planning Meeting

The 2008 annual end of the year National Planning Meeting was held in Dallas, Texas with the program of emphasis for the year being the "Power of One" and the 2009 NOAC.

2004 National Planning Meeting

With the increased role of the OA at Jamborees, the primary planning at the 2004 National Planning Meeting was related to the upcoming 2005 National Scout Jamboree. Patrick Murphy, Wipala Wiki Lodge, Tempe, Arizona was elected National Chief and Seth Mollitt of Echockotee Lodge, Jacksonville, Florida was elected National Vice Chief. Region Chiefs elected were: Paul Jensen – Central Region, Dan O’Rourke – Northeast Region, Bradley Long – Southern Region and Ross Armstrong – Western Region.

Second Lifetime Achievement Award


 

 

The second Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed on Carl M. Marchetti, M.D., at the 2004 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) at Iowa State University. At that time, Marchetti had been a registered Scouter for more than 58 years, and a member of Na Tsi Hi Lodge, Monmouth Council, Oakhurst, New Jersey.

2004 DSA Recipients

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 2004 National Order of the Arrow Conference - Courtney Allen, Paul C. Anderson, Steven Howard Beckett, Riley Berg, Cortland Bolles, Clay Capp, Andy Chapman, Edward T. Clifford, III, Linley Joseph Collins, Christopher Crowley, Nicholas P. Digirolamo, Matt Dukeman, Adam Enerson, Brian J. Favat, Nathan McBride Finnin, Matthew R. Griffis, Brian Howard Herren, Jon L.

NOAC 2004

For the eighth conference in a row, the number of Arrowmen exceeded 6,000 as 6,504 delegates and staff attended NOAC 2004. The Order of the Arrow returned for a second time to the site of the 1998 NOAC, Iowa State University in Ames. The conference theme "Chosen to serve, Inspired to lead" was featured throughout the meeting. The 2004 NOAC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Carl M. Marchetti, MD, personified this theme.


2003 National Planning Meeting

The 2003 National Planning Meeting was held at the end of the year in Dallas, Texas. With a NOAC set for the summer, planning the conference was the top priority of the meeting. In the much-anticipated national officer elections Jeff Hayward from Tetonwana Lodge, Pierre, South Dakota was elected National Chief. David Dowty was elected National Vice Chief. David became the first national officer elected from an overseas lodge.

First Indian Summer

The 2003 OA Indian Summer took place in August 2003 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Ashville, North Carolina. Indian Summer was designed to help strengthen Arrowmen’s understanding of the American Indian culture and the relationship it has in OA ceremonies.

2002 National Planning Meeting

The annual end of year gathering of Section Chiefs took place in Dallas, Texas and although there was no NOAC to plan, there were two National programs of emphasis.

The first was Philbreak, a spring week at Philmont to help with conservation efforts after fires destroyed forestland in Philmont. The second event to plan was the first Indian Summer.

Third Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2006, the third Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dabney Kennedy.

Dabney Kennedy was born in March 1936, in Stephenville, Texas, a little town about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth. He enrolled in Cub Scouting and earned the Arrow of Light. When old enough, he became a Boy Scout, serving first as patrol leader and later as senior patrol leader. He earned the Eagle Award, with palms, and then went on to join Explorers and earn that program’s Silver Award.

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