"He introduced me to Dr. Goodman as a ‘good friend’ despite the fact that we had just met a few minutes prior. That’s the type of person Brad was - a friend to all."
Those are the words of Tim Brown, a Vigil Honor member out of Kawida Lodge, testifying to the character of the late Bradley E. Haddock.
Earlier this year, around 200 Arrowmen from Sections NE-6A and NE-6B met for the Lodge Enabling and Developing (LEAD) Conference. The event was held on January 26th at Carroll Community College in Maryland. The event’s main purpose was to provide a mix of basic and intermediate leadership training to members of the two sections. Scott Walters, who served as the NE-6A chief during the event, said that it was “targeted towards those who have the ambition to become a chapter, lodge, or section leader”.
In the Pacific Northwest, Washington’s Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge stands as a pinnacle of cheerful service. On the second Saturday of each month, Arrowmen from throughout the lodge gather at Fire Mountain Scout Camp to provide beneficial service necessary for the camp’s program delivery. The idea was conceived five years ago when Antonyo Mitchell, the 2019 Western Region Chief, stepped into the role of “Vice Chief of Cheerful Service” with Rich Mueller serving as his adviser. Mitchell saw that Mount Baker Council, the council their lodge serves, held monthly service weekends at the camp.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Or is it Cars, Buses and Rental Vans?
Now is the time to start thinking about transportation to the 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference.
As sections across the nation work through the conclave planning process, vast amounts of time, energy, and resources are utilized in pulling it off effectively. While leadership is taken on by the section officers - the chief, vice-chief, and secretary - Arrowmen from the various member lodges typically play vital roles in planning and executing the yearly conclave. This can be seen in a variety of ways with Arrowmen serving in positions of responsibility, typically overseeing one aspect of the process.