New England Fellowship Article
Written by Conor Power, Section eNews Lead
Join Arrowmen from all across New England at the first annual New England Fellowship during the weekend of June 9-11, 2017 at Hidden Valley Scout Camp at Griswold Scout Reservation! Fittingly themed - Embrace Tomorrow - the council of chiefs is looking forward to providing you a unique and innovative program like never seen before. Events include waterfront activities, COPE, shooting sports, outdoor challenge games, OA museum, patch trading, and more! Additionally, you will have the opportunity to better yourself as a leader during training components. Each night will feature an engaging show and tasty cracker barrel. You will sleep in summer camp style tents and all meals will be provided. Special guests include the Northeast Region chief and Western Region chief!
The New England Fellowship will take place at the perfect location for the inaugural weekend. Hidden Valley Scout Camp is providing platform tents and cots for the weekend, so you don't have to worry about bringing a tent, just a sleeping bag. The weekend is run by the Section NE-1 Leadership Team, and hosted by the Passaconaway Service Lodge. The #NEF2017 will feature special guests, trading posts, competitions, the famous NE-1 Cup Challenge, program areas, a patch auction, innovative trainings, fantastic and exciting shows, and the business meeting to elect the new section officers.
In addition to our fun and exciting program, the New England Fellowship will introduce several new ways for Section NE-1 Arrowmen to engage themselves with the scouting program. Section NE-1 has invited organizations and vendors from all across New England to showcase what they offer to the Scouting program and the culture of New England in our brand new program called "The Exhibition". Watch our social media pages for more information about organizations that will be at the #NEF2017!
Section NE-1 is also introducing our new service initiative. We will be assisting the growing Scouting program in Haiti that is currently in need of uniforms and other resources. We will collect any and all uniforms, from any scouting program, with or without patches. We will take care of shipping the uniforms to our Haitian contact. Please help the Haitian Scout Program #EmbraceTomorrow by bringing any Scout uniform you have to the New England Fellowship!
Dates: June 9-11, 2017
Arrival Time: 5-7:30pm
Location: Hidden Valley Scout Camp at Griswold Scout Reservation
NEF Service Lodge: Passaconaway Lodge
NEF Theme: "Embrace Tomorrow"
To access promotional materials, visit our New England Fellowship website!