Section C-3A Conclave

What is Section Conclave?


Section Conclave is an annual outdoor event, where lodges from Section C-3A (Illinois-Iowa ) will travel for a weekend of meeting new brothers (including National Officers!), training on a variety of interesting topics, fun competitions, delicious food, and countless camp activities (such as Shooting Sports, Climbing Tower, Belt Sander races, Movie night, Food, Training, a Hodag, Lodgeball and much much more!). Learn about ceremonies, drum, dance, OA High Adventure, Operation Arrow, and other fun opportunities!

ALL Arrowmen are invited to attend Section Conclave, and continue our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow! This year, Wenasa Quenhotan has the unique privilege of hosting Section Conclave at Ingersoll Scout Reservation during the camp's 50th anniversary year. So get ready to show off your WQ23 Lodge Spirit and sign-up today! Spread the word to your friends - you won't want to miss out! 

When and Where is Section Conclave?

Section C-3A Conclave is September 18-20, 2015 at our very own Ingersoll Scout Reservation. Since the event is hosted by different camps each year on a rotation, this is a rare opportunity for Wenasa Quenhotan members to attend a Section Conclave at a close-to-home location!

How do I sign up? Can I help volunteer?

To sign up for Section Conclave, go to Please sign up before September 2nd, or the late fee will be added.

As the Section Conclave host lodge, a tremendous amount of effort goes into preparing camp for this major event. Wenasa Quenhotan members - we need your help! If you are interested in providing volunteer staff support, please let us know as soon as possible. We promise it will be lots of fun!

Host Lodge Conclave Vice Chief (CVC) -  Matthew Nagle

Host Lodge Conclave Vice Chief (CVC) Adviser - Cathy Lane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Fall Conclave 2015

Event Details and Registration

Date: September 25 - 27, 2015
Location: Ingersoll Scout Reservation - 33 Knox Road 650 E. London Mills, IL 61544

----Download Ordeal and Brotherhood Candidate information flyer

----Download Fall Conclave schedule (will be posted soon - check back later!)

----Download BSA Medical Form (Parts A & B signed and filled out. Required at check-in for all conclave participants!)

----Download Fall Conclave registration form here. 

Don't miss out on the early bird discount! The cost for conclave participants is $15 before September 11, or $25 after September 11. Please mail this form to the Peoria Scout Office - 614 NE Madison Ave - Peoria, IL 61603.

What is Fall Conclave?

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Fall Conclave is our largest lodge service weekend of the year, which takes place at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. At this event, we welcome new Ordeal members into the Lodge, conduct elections for Lodge Officers, induct new Brotherhood members, and of course enjoy lots of great food and fellowship! There will also be a special ceremony to induct the newest class of Vigil Honor members. On Saturday, Arrowmen will spend the day providing various camp improvements, assisting with much-needed maintenance projects, as well as make preparations for Ingersoll's winter camping season. 

Ordeal Candidate Information

Brotherhood Candidate Information

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Centurion Award Recipients

oa-centennial-totemFor nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.” The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who havemeaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing, and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.

This award is a one-time recognition associated with the centennial anniversary of the OA that is bestowed by the national Order of the Arrow committee. It is modeled after a similar program in the BSA’s 100th anniversary celebration, the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. Accordingly, this recognition is an opportunity to highlight lodge development over the last century and the many individuals, both youth and adult, who were instrumental to this success. These honorees will serve as exemplars of leadership, modeling to others a commitment to cheerful service as the Order of the Arrow enters its second century.

Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge 23 is proud to honor the following recipients with the Centurion Award. These individuals have held unique roles within our lodge's history and have inspired many others along the way. Their service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow continues to serve as an example to their brothers.

Stephen P. Cantrell 
Kevin J. Walsh
Danny L. "Dan" Wilcoxen
Michael T. Gray
Jeff Vallosio
Steve Rhodes
Matthew H. Sorensen 
Michael A. Stobaugh

Renew Your OA Membership

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Exciting new things have been planned for the OA this year - don't miss out on these great opportunities and re-register with the lodge for 2015!

Why should I pay dues? Dues keep you listed as an active member of Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge. Only active members will receive emailed/paper mailed information and newsletters, as well as count towards our lodge membership list. You must also be dues-paying in order to attend our top-quality OA events throughout the year, such as Winter Banquet and Spring Conclave, as well as other great opportunities that the OA can offer.

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