Northeast Region Chief Interview
Kenneth Hager, the 2007 Northeast Region Chief, was asked by the national web
site staff to answer some questions about the OA and his experiences. Let's
take a look at what he had to say.
First Thoughts on Your Election?
I'm overwhelmed to have been selected to serve my brothers in my region. I am
certain we're going to have a super year in the Northeast. I can't wait until
NCLS and ArrowCorps5 this summer.
How do you feel to be a national officer? What do you find most exciting
about the role?
What could be better than being part of one of the six top representatives of an
organization you have dedicated your life to?
What are you most looking forward to?
Spending time with the Northeast Region section chiefs at NLS and our other
What are your earliest memories of the OA?
I remember my first conclave in 2001 when my lodge hosted. The section chief was
from my lodge and I made a goal then to become like him. I told my dad I wanted
to go all the way.
What was your first leadership position, and what was the greatest lesson
you learned from it?
What is the coolest thing you've done in Scouting?
Traveled to Thailand in 2003 for the World Scout Jamboree. Or, perhaps 5 years
of camp staff in the nature area.
What makes you proudest to be an Arrowman?
There is no other youth organization in America that has as large an impact as
What awesome things have you done in the OA?
Being in the NOAC '06 Theme Show, in front of 8,000 people. Even broadway
performers don't act in front of that many screaming people!
What makes the OA so cool?
We are the most diversified group of awesome guys who get together to do some
hard labor and camp. What wouldn't a guy want to do?
I believe the OA and the BSA are the best representation of real, true American
values. If our organization remains strong even in the modern age of slackening
morality, we will continue to product our country's greatest leaders.