#LEAD 2017


On January 28, 2017, Sections NE-6A and NE-6B will co-host the section training event, #LEAD. Here participants have the opportunity to learn, explore, advance, and deliver exciting techniques and best practices from around our country.



Who: All Arrowmen

What: Training

Where: Carroll County Community College 

When: January 28, 2017

Registration is now open and will remain open until 11:59PM Tuesday January 24, 2017.

Training Tracks




#LEAD weather update


BREAKING | With the impending inclement weather, #LEAD has been POSTPONED until January 30th. It will still be held at Carroll Community College and registration will start at 8:45am with the opening at 9:15am. If you are unable to attend because of this date change, please email lead2016@cccbsa.org by Sunday January 24th in order to have your $20 registration fee refunded. If you purchased merchandise we are unable to refund the merchandise. Your Lodge Adviser will be given your pre-ordered items for you to pick up from them.

If you know another Arrowman who was unable to make the 23rd date but can now attend the 30th let them know registration has been reopened and will close Sunday January 24th at 11:59pm. Despite the weather this day will still be a great training. If you have any further questions feel free to email lead2016@cccbsa.org for the fastest response. Thank you for signing on to attend #LEAD. If you are unable to attend, thank you again and we apologize for the unfortunate circumstances.



OA_PublicationsRibbon_StandardWe will be hosting a number of short blog posts from section officers, lodge chiefs, and our social media team here. Be sure to check back here for in depth looks into each of their unique NOAC experiences.

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Section NE-6A Holds Record Breaking Conclave!


On May 15-17th, Section NE-6A hosted its centennial conclave. 619 Arrowmen from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia gathered at Rodney Scout Reservation to explore what it means to have a Future Founded in Tradition.

Nentego Lodge of the Del-Mar-Va Council hosted the conclave, standing up to the challenge of hosting the largest conclave in Section NE-6A history.10344833_401012240091635_6259399094593004449_n

On Friday evening, Arrowmen enjoyed a traditional campfire, with skits, songs, and cheers provided by members of the Camp Rodney staff. Nourished by an evening cracker-barrel, Arrowmen went to bed to prepare for a day of training and fun.

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Nentico holds medieval Fall Fellowship.


On October 10-12 Nentico hosted their annual fall fellowship.

The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with an opening campfire. “Hear ye hear ye” , the campfire begins. Skits from each chapter who performed, including timeless classics and new favorites. “Radio Announcer’s Test” was a favorite by all in attendance. This test was used in the mid-1900s and included such ridiculous recitations as “five corpulent porpoises” and “8 apathetic sympathetic diabetic old men on roller skates with a marked propensity for procrastination and sloth”. As the chivalrous campfire came to a close, a Broken Arrow Ceremony was held for Jim Greenbeck. Additionally, several people were called out for the Vigil Honor.

On Saturday morning brothers provided service to Camp Saffran and then had opportunities to experience the new Brotherhood ceremony or learn more about the opportunities in the Order of the Arrow. After a quick lunch, activities opened, the ceremonies team rehearsed, a NOAC meeting was held and fellowship was enjoyed by all.

That evening, the new Brotherhood Ceremony was performed for the first time. Vigil public recognition and service bead announcements preceded an excellent cracker barrel.


Following this, the patch auction began. Over $600 was raised for the Nentico Campership fund through the use of the now-popular mantra “It’s for the kids”.

On Sunday morning the general Lodge meeting was held. A 2015 Lodge flap was voted on and new Lodge officers were elected.


Mac Placaknis gives the new patch a thumbs up!


Chief - Tim M. Vice Chiefs - Tony S., Lane S., and Jimmy B., Secretary - John (LJ) B.

A great weekend was had by all. Congratulations to all the service bead recipients, new Vigil Honor members, new Brotherhood members, and new Lodge officers!

Nentego Lodge holds Fall Weekend


On October 3-5 more than 200 arrowmen and soon-to-be arrowmen descended upon the Del-Mar-Va Council’s newest camp, Akridge Scout Camp. There, close to 60 scouts and scouters were welcomed into the Order. In addition, close to 20 arrowmen sealed their membership as brotherhood members and 4 others kept their Vigil.

While some members were completing various aspects of the inductions process, the rest were able to give service to the new camp and prepare it for further construction. In addition to this, a number of attendees hiked along the Caesar Rodney Historic Trail and picked up trash along the way.

Overall, a great time was had by all. The weekend came to a close with the lodge annual business meeting and the election of the 2014-2015 Nentego Lodge officers.


2014 Nentego Lodge officers


Saturday fellowship yells "bingo"


Congratulations to Nentego newest Vigil Honor members.

Section officers attend Gathering of Leaders



On September 19-21, the section leadership team ventured to Camp Alpine in New Jersey for the annual Gathering of Leaders. While there, they competed in the Section Showcase, attended position specific training, learned about the various opportunities available during the Centennial and competed in region lodge-ball!

Each of the key positions had a summit, where officers learned about Robert’s Rules of Order, designing a training program, executing a conclave, finances, and more.

Additionally, on Friday evening Section NE-6A had the opportunity to successfully compete in the Section Showcase where the section highlighted it’s plans for the 100th anniversary. As a result, one more Order of the Arrow High Adventure campership can be given away to a deserving youth in Section NE-6A.


Overall, a great weekend was experienced by all and the section is looking at a great year!


Section video game!

Cheerfully submitted,

Zach Sager
Section NE-6A Chief