What Is Conclave?
Conclave is an annual meeting of council delegates from Order of the Arrow lodges and one of the premier Scouting events of the year! Conclave is intended to assist councils in developing and delivering more effective programs to support the overall mission of the Order of the Arrow. All 5 Lodges from Section W-3N will gather at Camp Lassen September 15-17 for a weekend full of fun, fellowship, shows, service, and more! Arrowmen will have opportunities to collaborate with Arrowmen from around the region and nation. Forrest Gertin, 2017 National Chief, is attending to further enhance the conclave experience.
Will There be Food?
Yes! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided Saturday alongside breakfast Sunday. In addition, both Friday and Saturday night Arrowmen will have an opportunity to attend our themed cracker barrels which will both have fantastic food to keep our bellies full through the weekend. For our hungrier members, the trading post will have a variety of snacks for purchase throughout the weekend. There may be a surprise food truck, too… who knows? Come and find out!
Where Will Arrowmen be Sleeping?
Arrowmen will be camping in tents in the forest surrounding the main lodge. Camp Lassen is known for its’ scenery and its lack of light pollution. Alongside the magnificent trees, this lends itself nicely to a beautiful and scenic Sierra camping experience!
What Can Arrowmen Do at Conclave?
Conclave provides Arrowmen with a mini National Order of the Arrow Conference type of experience in just a weekend. This year, Arrowmen will be able to indulge in a number of different activities for the adventurer in every scout. From informative traning sessions to workshops and exchanging ideas with each other, delegates have the opportunity to ride ATVs, learn about the AIA program and participate in a pow wow, go mountain biking, try their hand at rifle shooting, participate in fellowship activities, learn more about the other Lodges in Section W-3N, design patches, and so much more! From the moment breakfast starts until the end of our Saturday night cracker barrel, Arrowmen will always have something to do and new experiences to explore.
What Should Arrowmen Bring to Conclave?
- Medical Form Parts A & B
- Personal Chair (a must)
- Water Bottle (extra water)
- Full Class A uniform (with sash)
- Camping items (tent and sleeping essentials)
- Toiletries (a Scout is clean!)
- Class B clothes (Scouting shirt with shorts / pants)
- Sun Protection (hat and sunscreen)
- Battery Lantern and Flash Lights (for night time use)
- Writing Items and OA Handbook
- Cash (Trading Post and Snack Bar)
- Patches (for trading and donations to the Section Auction)
- And most importantly, a fun and open attitude!