On June 5-7th, Section NE-1 executed the largest conclave in the Northeast Region at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville, RI. Over 775 Arrowmen representing 12 lodges attended the weekend,
in addition to some special guests like 2015 National Chief Alex Call and Section NE-6A Chief Zach Sager. The conclave theme “The Spirit Lives On” was alive and well throughout the weekend, with historic lodge and section patch collections on display. Each attendee was given a neckerchief and slide that represented a similar set that was handed out at the first Area 1 fellowship.
Fellowship was abundant for the duration of the weekend, with fun activities such as COPE, boating and shooting sports. Other major highlights included the opportunity to dunk the national chief, a lip-sync contest and the annual section relay race. The shows at 2015 Section NE-1’s Conclave where top-notch! They featured a live band, an iPad raffle drawing and even a stellar firework show to celebrate the Order’s centennial year.
A new slate of section officers were elected on Sunday morning, namely: 2015-2016 Section Chief Matt McCarthy, 2015-2016 Section Vice Chief Nick Valiton, and 2015-2016 Secretary Rich Fredericks.
Section NE-1 was also pleased to present the Section Award of Merit to Matt Harrington and the Lodge Excellence Award to Tulpe Lodge. The 2015 Section NE-1 Centennial Conclave was a record-breaking event, and it will be remembered for years to come!