Northeast Region Chief

About the Northeast Region Chief


Jonathan Hagenow

2017 Northeast Region Chief

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Lodge: Tschitani Council: Connecticut Rivers Council Hometown: Suffield, CT Age: 19


Jon is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member and Founders Award recipient of Tschitani Lodge headquartered in Hartford CT. Before being elected to be the 2017 Northeast Region Chief, Jon served as section chief of Section NE-2A. He has also served as section secretary, lodge chief and a variety of other roles within the OA. Throughout his scouting career, Jon has done a variety of things. He attended the 2010 and 2013 National Jamborees, as well as the 2012 and 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conferences. In 2014, Jon attended Wilderness Voyage one of the 5 premier High Adventure programs offered by the Order of the Arrow. He looks back on his experiences at Northern Tier as one of his pinnacle scouting events. Outside of these events, Jon spends his scouting time at June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Connecticut, having completed his 4th year on camp staff last year. During his free time Jon enjoys helping the school drama club, swimming and watching "House of Cards".  One of Jon's career goals is to someday be a stage manager for Cirque du Soleil. This year, Jon looks forward to attending the National Jamboree this time on the OA’s Operation Arrow staff, in order to help Fuel Scouting’s Adventure. He is looking forward to meeting many Arrowmen and scouters from across the nation.  

What is your most memorable Scouting experience?

It’s very hard to boil years of scouting down into one great experience. Every trip has memories that will last a lifetime, but, if I had to choose one, I would say my trip to Northern Tier. Spending two weeks in the backcountry, completely alone and reliant on 7 strangers, is a life changing experience.  

Would you like to share any thoughts with the Arrowmen of the Northeast Region?

I am looking forward to meeting many of you this year! Hopefully, I will get to work alongside many of you, as we help Fuel Scouting’s Adventure at the National Jamboree this summer with Operation Arrow. 2017 is an exciting year for our Order and I am happy to have the opportunity to share it with the Arrowmen of the Northeast Region.

What quote would you like to share with the Northeast Region?

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison I first saw this on a graphic at the 2012 NOAC, it struck me instantly and I think we all can learn a lot from what Thomas Edison said.


Region Leadership

Northeast Region

Jon Hagenow

Northeast Region

Bob Chaballa

Northeast Region
Staff Adviser

Brad Bowsersox