Steven Buer is an Eagle Scout from Troop 104 in Fremont, NE. He served as the Section G5 Chief before being elected as the 2022 national vice chief. Here are his tips on leadership and life:
Soon the majestic cry of the loon will serve as your alarm clock, rousing you from sleep. For 12 days and nights, you and eight other Arrowmen will spend long days of service in the majestic Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
One of the most significant challenges facing Arrowmen across the Order of the Arrow is found within: their own mental health. In the words of 2021-2022 Section G1 Chief Jordan Diliberto:
“Mental health and overall mental well-being are the keys to the success of all Arrowmen. So many people of all ages struggle with mental health, even if it is not outwardly obvious that they are being challenged.”
Conclave is one of the single biggest OA events each year, with each section hosting its own, but no section does it quite like Section E9. Section E9, formerly known as SR-7A, historically has had some of the biggest Conclaves in the nation, with attendance in the thousands. I sat down with the 2021-2022 Section E9 Chief, Eli Hattersley before the event to see what makes this Conclave a big success.