A Conclave is a gathering of arrowmen that is organized and planned each year by the section. At a typical Conclave you will be able to learn a variety of new things in the training sessions that are offered. You can meet arrowmen from other lodges and trade patches. Lodges compete against each other in competitions, some of which you won't find anywhere else. Conclave is also where section officers are elected. You may even get to meet a national officer of the OA. Three things that every conclave has are lots of spirit, fellowship, and fun.
All arrowmen should go to the W3S Conclave! We welcome arrowmen of all ages from every lodge. Even though it is the W3S conclave, we always enjoy having arrowmen from other sections as well. There really is something for everyone. If you are a new arrowman, don't be intimidated. Once you come to one, you will be hooked!
The 2013 Conclave will be held April 26-28 at Cutter Scout Reservation located in the mountains above Santa Cruz, CA. It will begin Friday evening around 6 PM and end Sunday morning around 11 AM.
- Great Training Classes
- Native American Drumming and Dancing
- Ceremony Evaluations
- The Midway
- Lodge Competitions
- Patch Trading
- A Themed Show
- Section Trading Post
- VIA Luncheon
- Silent and Live Patch Auctions
- Section Officer Elections
- Tons of Food
- And Much More!
Yes. Those who fulfill the requirements for brotherhood honor will have the chance of going through their Ceremony at the Conclave.
The regular registration cost for the 2012 Conclave is $75.00 per person however, if you register online before the event you won't have to pay full price. Register by April 14th and you'll only pay $60.00. As an additional early bird special, if you register by the end of February, you'll only pay $50.00! The earlier you register, the more you save.
Yes, there will be a multi-faith religious service on Sunday morning.