This year marks a critical time in our Order’s history. As the 100th Anniversary of our great organization approaches in 2015 and our involvement at the National Scout Jamboree in 2013 reached record levels, the opportunity for growth in each lodge and collectively, the entire Order of the Arrow, is astounding. Therefore, 2014, without a national program of emphasis such as those aforementioned, is perhaps the most opportunistic year for growth and enhancement of lodge operations in nearly a decade.
To aid lodges in the growth process now or at any time in the future, our 2013 Southern Region Order of the Arrow Committee youth members have created a series of Play-by-Play Guides for tackling some of the toughest issues our lodges face. Each month, we’ll highlight a new Play-by-Play Guide, composed by section leaders from throughout our region. Each guide will outline a particular area of lodge operation from lodge camping support to high adventure promotion, equipping lodge officers with useful tips and applicable materials to utilize in their local programs.
In addition to providing tips for success in the lodge, each guide references resources or programs the Southern Region offers that will ultimately improve participation and efficiency in each lodge. As your Order of the Arrow regional leadership team, we commit our time fully to providing the resources each of our 90 lodges need to succeed, perpetuating proper leadership into the Order’s next century of service. We hope you’ll stay tuned to our region website over the next year and take the next step toward a more prosperous future in your lodge.
Brad Torpey Wes Seaman
2013 Southern Region Chief 2014 Southern Region Chief