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March 24, 2022

Vol. 6, Issue 3


We gave our monthly newsletter a makeover with a fresh design on a new platform. We hope you like it! 

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Conclave 2022

We are just over 5 months away from the first-ever Section G16 Conclave!

This year's theme is "Keeping on the Scouting Trail" and you will not want to miss out on everything we have in store.

Make sure to join us September 9-11, 2022 at Powerland Heritage Park. 

Chiefly Speaking


I hope everyone has been doing well. I am super excited to spend my spring break with my family down in California. It has been a long two years and I can’t wait to see them again!

Spring has just begun and it is time for us once again to begin anew. To think that two years ago during March our Scouting program would shut down. But now, we are coming back stronger than ever.

Portland NLS & DYLC Recap

— by Ryo Takei

What an incredible event it was!!! After 5 years of waiting, NLS and DYLC came back to Portland!!

On March 18-20th at Camp Kuratli, the Gateway Region hosted the National Leadership Seminar(NLS) and Developing Youth Leadership Conference(DYLC). Arrowmen from all around the region gathered in the Pacific Northwest for a weekend full of amazing leadership training and fellowship.

2022 Conclave Patch Design Submissions

The section is looking for patch designs for the 2022 conclave patch set. Both youth and adult Arrowmen are welcome to submit designs.

The deadline to submit designs is April 15th.

The design criteria and additional information can be found on our website.

Conclave Auction Donations

The conclave auction committee is looking for donations of items for the silent and live auctions at this year’s conclave. The auctions raise money to help support the section’s year-round operations including providing scholarships, sending section officers to the region gathering and National Planning Meeting, section communications, and supporting the lodges we serve.

Donations of all sorts are welcome including patches, Scouting memorabilia, camping equipment, and more.

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Join us April 8-10, 2022 for our annual Spring Fellowship. This year's theme is "Backyard Fun" and will be held at Rogue Baptist Camp.

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Service Weekend


On April 22-24, Tsisqan Lodge will gather for our annual weekend of service at Camp Baker! We will spend the weekend preparing Camp Baker for summer camp! We have projects for more skilled and less skilled volunteers. For more information, click the button below.

You are invited to join us at Camp Baker in Florence, OR. This event is FREE for dues-paid lodge members ($15 for out-of-lodge guests)! 

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Rendevous Recap

— by Jack Lewy

Rendezvous 2022 was great. Not only did we have a total of 217 members attend, but we also had 3 very special guests attend. The first was the first-ever Gateway Region chief, our section’s very own, Dirk Smelser. The second of our guests was the mayor of Vancouver. She is a Vigil member of our lodge and gave some remarks during the evening show. And last but certainly not least, was Matt Devore, our chief Scout executive.



— by Bryant Gillins

The Wauna Inductions and Ceremonies Conference (WICC) is an amazing event that leads participants through a modeled experience of the induction weekend in hopes that they come to realize the deeper meaning and importance of it.

On the evening of arrival, attendees will be split up into small groups of 10 – 12 Arrowman called crews. In these groups, they will be given time to fellowship and mingle while playing games and doing other various activities. Later that evening, they will see an enthralling campfire program put on by the fantastic WICC staff. Following the campfire program, there will be a breakdown of the Pre-Ordeal Ceremony for all to see and understand the deeper meaning of.

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Want to get more involved in the Order of the Arrow, serve Arrowmen throughout the section, and strengthen a skill to take back to your chapter, lodge or unit? Fill out our volunteer interest form.

There are opportunities available for both youth and adults on several committees including communications, training, auction, and more. From serving as a trainer at conclave, helping with the annual auction, taking photos at OA events, or publishing information on the section websites, there is a job for you! 


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