Conclave 2018

Beaumont Scout Reservation
May 18-20, 2018

J.J. Conklin, 2018 Section Chief

Welcome gods, goddesses, Arrowmen, and everyone in between! I am thoroughly excited to have the opportunity to ensure a spectacular Conclave for Section C-4A. In fact, I am excited for all of the Arrowmen that will attend this weekend of training, fun, and fellowship! The Order of the Arrow has more than one hundred years of tradition. Conclave within Section C-4A has a tradition of excellence, and the CVCs and Coordinators plan on continuing that tradition this year. Working hand-in-hand with the service lodge, Erielhonan, we will ensure a successful conclave for this last year of Section C-4A. We have had a great run of conclaves over the years, but we all know it is not over yet. We need to go out with a bang, and that is exactly what we intend to do while we make Beaumont Scout Reservation Greek for the weekend. What this event will really come down to, though, is the participants. I know our Council of Chiefs members will do everything in their power to make this conclave the best it can be, but we can’t provide the costumes, the electricity, the enthusiasm from the crowd at the shows. We will provide the atmosphere, but it is the fantastic Arrowmen attending this last event for Section C-4A that will truly make it the best it can be.

J.J. Conklin
2018 Section Chief
Will Coots, Central Region Chief
Central Region Chief
Will Coots

Will hails from the Blackhawk Area Council in Rockford, Illinois. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member from Wulapeju Lodge. Prior to serving as the 2018 Central Chief of the Order of the Arrow, he was the C-7 Section Chief and served as the deputy lead for Order of the Arrow Social Media Team. Outside of Scouting, Will is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame where he studies American Studies and Political Science.