At the May 2011 Annual BSA meeting the decision was made to realign the northeast region to eliminate one area. Through this realignment Section NE-3B was created. Section NE-3B is composed of five lodges with headquarters in Binghamton, New York up Interstate 88 to Albany and into Vermont. Click here to learn more about the lodges that make up NE-3B.
An Order of the Arrow section consists of lodges within a geographic area of the region. Once every year, representatives of lodges in the section come together for a conclave to share in fellowship, skills, and training. In addition, the section creates a monitoring/mentoring relationship with its lodges, provides leadership development opportunities, fosters understanding and adherence to national OA policies and procedures, and coordinates OA administrative and program functions. A section is lead by three elected youth officers, the section chief, section vice chief, and section secretary, who are advised by an adult section adviser and professional section staff adviser.
Each year the approximately fifty elected section chiefs are invited to a national planning meeting in Dallas, TX. The section chiefs form the conference committee for a national Order of the Arrow event, such as the National Order of the Arrow conference, which is held under the guidance of the national Order of the Arrow committee
2016 Section Plan Book -
The Section Plan Book details the goals for the Section set forth by the Section Officers and the Council of Chiefs. It contains important information on roles and responsibilities of CVC’s as well as highlighting Section events.
NE3B Section Planbook 2016 Rev3
National & Regional OfficersNE-3B is proud to boast many national and regional officers from its member lodges. The following Arrowmen were elected to a national or regional office:
- National Chief
- Sean Murray (Otahnagon, NE-3B, 2006)
- National Vice Chief
- David M. Petrush (Otahnagon, NE-3B, 1998)
- Daniel Higham (Otahnagon, NE-3B, 2009)
- Northeast Region Chief
- Grant Howe (Wakpominee (now Kittan), NE-3B, 1991)
- Jeffrey G. Middendorf (Gajuka (now Otahnagon), NE-3B, 1993)