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Conclave is August 28th – 30th, 2020
Countdown to Conclave
What is Conclave?
The section conclave is an annual activity (prior to 1972 known as an Area OA Conference) involving three or more lodges in an established geographic area. Each conclave is led by section youth officers elected from among the member lodges at the previous year’s conclave, and the event itself is prepared in cooperation with various other lodge officers, and with one lodge serving as the “host lodge”.The SR-7B Conclave is a gathering of over 1000 Arrowmen that occurs once a year in April at a Boy Scout Camp in our Section. In short, it’s a great weekend of fun, training, and fellowship!
Where is Conclave this year?
Conclave is being held at Camp Bowers in White Oak, NC for 2020.
Who should go to Conclave?
Every OA member in SR-7B is welcome to attend. We want adults and youth to come — there are activities for everyone!
How much is Conclave?
Conclave is $50. This is a bit more expensive than our lodge events but it’s a larger event. The way pricing works is that the section keeps $40 for program expenses and the lodge keeps $10 to purchase items in your delegate packet.
What’s our Lodge theme for 2020?
What’s in our delegate packet?
You’ll have to wait and see for this year. The packet usually includes a couple of patches, a bag, novelty items, a schedule, and a special theme item.
Why should I attend Conclave?
Conclave is the biggest and best event of the lodge year! Conclave is a full weekend of events such as the OAXperience, fantastic training opportunities, competitions, Individual and Group Dance Indian Affairs Competitions, Indian Affairs Singing Competitions, Section Elections, Ceremony Competitions, Patch Trading, Nightly Shows, the always anticipated Quest for the Golden Arrow, Lodge Cook-Off competitions, the Spirit Award Competition…as you can see the list keeps going on and on.On top of all this, you’ll get to hang out with your friends and meet other brothers from all over our Section. SR-7B has one of the largest Conclaves in the country each year.
What do I need to bring to Conclave?
Be sure to bring a tent, sleeping bag, insect repellent, money (for the trading post), patches (for trading), rain gear, flashlight, your full uniform and sash, and anything else that might make your stay more comfortable. Be prepared to have an awesome weekend! Food and fun are provided in abundance.
What if I have a food allergy?
The host lodge is unable to supply food to fit specific diets. If you or your child has a food allergy, please bring your own food.
Are there any important documents I need to bring?
If so, they’ll be listed below:
How and where do I register?
As we’ve discussed above, Conclave is not a lodge run event and therefore has a different registration process from regular lodge events. You won’t be able to register for Conclave through our website and will need to register through the Section website. To register for Conclave, please click the blue button at the top of the page.
Is there any kind of registration goal or contest set by the Lodge?
The Lodge does have an annual registration goal set by the Section that we hope to achieve. This goal changes from year to year but it’s usually about 25% of our membership. Additionally, the Lodge will set incentives for our members to reach this goal.
I think I registered but I can’t remember. How do I verify if I’m registered for Conclave?
Unlike Lodge events where you can check our registration system to verify your registered, Conclave does not give that option. We do however keep a running list of abbreviated names public on our website for you to check. The public list is updated every week or so. If you have registered in the past two weeks, your name may not be on the list yet. Please contact us if you can’t find your name. Check the list by clicking on the “Currently Registered List” tab below.
If you are registered for Conclave and can no longer attend due to the COVID-19 postponement, the Section has begun processing cancelation/refund requests. Click this box to find out how to cancel/refund your conclave registration.
Registration Goal Awards
If the number of Arrowmen registered for Conclave by Lunch of Spring Pow-Wow reaches any of these goals, the described activity will happen shortly after. To see how close we are to the goal, see the conclave stats at the bottom of the page.
When 150 members registered then our you will have the chance to go cow tipping. Our lodge officers A.K.A. the cows will be in the dunk tank at Thunderfest of Spring Pow-wow then all you have to do is come tip us into the brisk waters that the tank holds
Once we hit 200 registered members we will have a Dairy Dual! Experience our Lodge Officers get down and dirty at Spring Pow-wow in a competition to cover the others with all sorts of dairy items like ice cream, yogurt, and most importantly milk!
Shave a Lodge Officer
We saved the best for last. Once we hit our final goal of 225 members our Lodge Officers will play a game of Shave a Lodge Officer! One Lodge Officer will arrive at Spring Pow-wow with a head full of hair and leave with none, who will it be?
The statistcs and participant list is updated once a week and is not a live feed. Please give time for updates after you register.
Below is a chart of our 2020 Conclave Goal. The chapter in the lead is determined by the number of chapter members registered divided by the total number of chapter members.
Below is a list of attendees for the 2020 Conclave. First names have been reduced to only the first letter for privacy.
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