Our section encompasses 10 lodges, spanning the distance from Amarillo, TX all the way to Shreveport, LA.
Registration is now open for the 2014 SR 2-3 N Conclave to be held at the Camp Wisdom / Billy Sowell Scout Camp near Dallas , TX on April 25th-27th, 2014, hosted by Mikinakawa lodge of the Circle 10 Council. The theme of this Conclave is "Spirit of the Phoenix: The Fire Within", which fits the great Order of the Arrow spirit in our Section. A lot of thought has gone into planning an outstanding event to carry on the tradition of past SR 2-3 N Conclaves. To register, visit http://sr23n-conclave-2014.eventbrite.com or use the embedded form below!
The conclave is led by youth officers, specifically the Section Chief, Vice-Chief and Secretary, with the help of other youth chosen by them and approved by their lodge and section officers, called Conclave Vice Chiefs (CVCs). The CVCs are responsible for planning and carrying out the various portions of the Conclave program as mentioned above, and for handling pre-event communications and publications before and during the event.
At Conclave, Arrowmen have the opportunity to compete in ceremonies competitions, dancing, drumming, singing, Native American crafts and training events, and many other games and competitions. There are also competitions for lodge publications and websites, as well as a wide variety of recreational and educational activities, an a Trading Post full of unique collectible items, souvenirs, patches and Section-branded merchandise available at no other event!
Each year, one of the lodges in the section serves as the "host lodge" and is selected by a bidding process to host the Conclave. The youth and the host lodge are advised during their activities and preparations by specific appointed adults who serve with the approval of their Council's Scout Executive as lodge or CVC advisers, or advisers at the Section level, with further approval by the overall Section adviser and scout professionals. Individual contingents from each lodge are led by the lodge chief in that council, who is advised by their own lodge advisers. A "service corps" is recruited from Arrowmen who volunteer during registration to help with organization and work at the Conclave.
In addition to all the fun, fellowship and competition, there are many other activities, including a broad variety of raining classes, ranging from running a meeting, to successful event planning. In short, Conclave has something for everyone. From the newest arrowman, to the most experienced, a good time is guaranteed!