Special Events: Better Than Ever!

Get your gear ready and your boots laced up tight because the Section G9 Conclave: Backcountry Brotherhood is calling your name! Registration closes this Saturday, and you do not want to miss all the special events! The special events committee, led by Macey Krull, has been planning tirelessly for months to craft an event that will be the root of many fond memories.

The Order of the Arrow High Adventure Breakfast will be a trunk-load of inspiration to kick off an already unforgettable weekend! Join us to hear from Tim Riess, a five-time Order of the Arrow High Adventure alum, future OA Trail Crew foreman, and the 2022 national chief, as he shares his experiences with you and sprouts new ideas for your future adventures! But wait, there’s more! The Very Important Arrowmen (VIA) luncheon invites first-year Arrowmen from each lodge to socialize and listen to 2023 National Chief Zach Grinvalsky as he shares his experiences and growth since his start as a sapling in the Order of the Arrow.


The special events team has prepared a variety of activities that are sure to be a forest of fun. Have you just bought some cool swag from the trading post? Stop by the forge to have it stamped with a leaf-ly design! Or, if you’re feeling like a history buff, check out some historic swag at the patch museum or place bids in the silent patch auction! Finally, back by popular demand, practice your archery skills like outdoorsman William Tell and have fun at glow-in-the-dark archery!


Are you looking to spruce up your community service efforts? Look no further than the conclave food drive for Loaves and Fishes! Each lodge will compete to donate the most food to win a chance to pie the officers in front of the entire section! The individual who contributes the most items will get to pie National Chief Zach Grinvalsky. Winning individuals and lodges will be determined by the most “general grocery” items donated from this list.


And, of course, what’s a Conclave without the Grand Ho-dag? Enjoy camp game classics, square dancing, nine square, a cup stacking tournament, movies, treats, and who could forget: watching the food drive winners tree-t our leadership with pies!


Don’t leaf this opportunity hanging! Sign up here to attend Conclave from April 21-23 and experience an unforgettable weekend of brotherhood, fun, and learning. Visit the section website to learn more about all the unique events happening at Conclave. Remember, registration closes this Saturday, April 8, so make like a tree and sprout into action and get registered!

Yours in Backcountry Brotherhood,

The Section G9 Conclave Planning Team