Recently, the Northeast Region appointed Bob Black as Region Chairman. Bob is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor recipient from Otahnagon Lodge in Binghamton, NY. He is also a recipient of the Founder’s Award, Distinguished Service award, the Silver Beaver Award and the Hornaday badge. In the past, Bob worked on camp staff at Camp Tuscarora in the Baden-Powell Council, served as the Lodge Adviser of Otahnagon Lodge, and Section Adviser of Sections NE-3A and NE-3B.
Soon, outgoing NE-2B Section Vice Chief Tom Sarant will travel to Annapolis, MD to commence his time at the United States Naval Academy, which is the second oldest of the US’ five service academies. In order to gain admission to the academy, one must receive a nomination directly from a United States Senator, Representative, or the Vice President. Additionally, one has to undergo a rigorous physical fitness test. Here, Tom will be able to continue his exceptional rifle career, which recently led him to be a member of Massapequa High School’s winning team at the New York State regional smallbore rifle championship in early March.
By Kyle Piper, 2014 NE Region Chief
I’ve just returned from the adventure of a lifetime! This past weekend, the Northeast Region Key Three travelled to visit our brothers in Black Eagle lodge and the members of the Transatlantic Council during their camporee commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Activities kicked off from the moment we arrived on Friday with a visit from the BSA National Leadership to each campsite. As evening fell, I caught up with ceremonialists from Black Eagle to conduct Vigil Honor Call-Outs late into the night.
The Northeast Region is proud to announce the three recipients of the Order of the Arrow High Adventure Scholarship. In an effort to provide monetary assistance to arrowman across the region interested in attending OAHA, the scholarship allows arrowman to attend any one of the four national high adventure bases. The scholarship is specifically reserved for those individuals who exhibit interest and service as well as a future commitment to the Order in their home lodges and sections.
Lodge Advisers - Have you attended the OA Adviser Training at the Philmont Training Center? Did you know that such a course exists? If not, you should considering attend this year! This fantastic course is highly customizable based on the needs of its participants, allows trainers and participants to dig deeply into burning issues, and even offers time to soak in the beauty of Philmont! Additionally, the Northeast Region is proud to offer five scholarships of $200 each for lodge advisers and associate lodge advisers to help defray the program cost. To find out more about the program and read a testimonial from one of our very own Northeast Region lodge advisers, click on the "Read More" link below.