On April 4-6, Malibu Lodge had 8 participants go through the National Leadership Seminar (NLS) at Camp Pollock up in Lake Arrowhead. It was a weekend of fun and fellowship, as well as a 3-day intensive leadership program filled with keynote addresses, movie clips, role play, and group discussions. I think I can speak for all of our participants when I say that we all left as better leaders and Arrowmen.
NLS is an Order of the Arrow specific course and is put on by each region across the country. We met several national officers including the National, Southern, and Western Region Chiefs. We also got to meet Arrowmen from across the Western region, the furthest coming from Colorado.
Personally, I learned much about organizational leadership and breaking down situations. I believe it will make me a better leader and Lodge Chief and it makes me even more excited for the rest of the year.
I hope to see as many Malibu Lodge members as possible attend NLS in the future because it truly is a great program that every Arrowmen should experience.
Lodge Chief, Malibu Lodge
In a leadership position in your chapter or lodge? Even as a leader of your troop, National Leadership Seminar is a world-class leadership training and it is available to you.
The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life. The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.
Vigil Weekend is coming up at Camp Josepho. If you are a Vigil Member or Vigil Candidate, this is the event for you.
The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting’s second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!
During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.
The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with a contingent from their lodge, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.
In the coming months you will find everything you need to know about NOAC 2015: how to go, what exciting opportunities await you, and the plans for the conference. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with information and announcements.
Arrowmen attending the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will get a once in a lifetime souvenir, a special edition red sash. These sashes will differ from those currently worn in that the colors will be reversed, with a white arrow emblazoned on a red sash. The rarity of the sash is noteworthy, as only those present at NOAC 2015 will receive them. Any extras produced will not be sold.
Don’t miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won’t be until 2018! To reserve you spot in your lodge contingent talk to your lodge chief, lodge adviser, or lodge staff adviser today.
Get Ready, Get Set, NOAC 2015!
All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval, are eligible to participate in the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference. All participants must register as a member of a lodge contingent or be a member of the conference staff.
Arrowmen will travel to NOAC with their lodge. The lodge key 3 will be responsible for developing a contingent, establishing a travel itinerary and preparing the lodge for NOAC. To register, Arrowmen need to contact their lodge key 3 which includes the lodge chief, lodge adviser, and the lodge staff adviser.
Lodges who fly will be able to sign up for chartered airport bus shuttle from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) to MSU on August 3rd (arrival day) and August 8th (departure day) only. Contingent leaders will be able request the service via the NOAC registration system.
More information will be available January 2014.
We hope to see you there.
December 7th-8th, 2013
Winter Ordeal at Camp Josepho. The last chance for Scouts elected in Spring to 2012 to complete the Ordeal. Scouts who do not complete this Ordeal will need to be re-elected for 2014. The Ordeal will start at 6pm on Saturday, December 7th, and end at 8pm on Sunday December 8th.
Come join us for a day full of fun games and a spooky haunted house! All cub scouts and their families are invited. $5 for entry, includes 5 meal tickets and 15 game tickets. Additional tickets are $.50 cents each. October 26th, 3:00-6:00pm at Camp Josepho.
Lodge Summit is on its way, Trainings, Leadership Opportunities, Shooting Sports, Lodge Elections, Fellowship And Much More!!! We will also be hosting SPOOK O’ REE for our local cub scout packs. October 26-27th at Camp Josepho, don’t miss it.
Section W4N conclave is quickly approaching. Have you signed up? More information and registration on the Lodge Events page.
Malibu LodgeThe Malibu Lodge is an OA Lodge in Section W4N. We are based in the Western Los Angles County Council and include six chapters. Our camps include Camp Whitsett, Camp Josepho, Camp Emerald Bay, and Triple R Ranch.