Section C-3A

Rally @ Home


Your Section Leadership is proud to bring to you a virtual event experience like no other. Our team of Section Committee Chiefs has prepared a variety of virtual sessions, initiatives, and social media surprises that you can expect throughout the month of September. While we all know the times we are in are uncertain, we are confident that the Rally @ Home will be packed with engagement for all to enjoy. Tune in for fun, fellowship, and stay connected with all of your brothers across Section C-3A in the virtual sessions below. There is no fee for the event and all details needed to participate will be sent upon, and after registering.


September 2, 2020 – 7PM – Regalia Show Case and Drum Fun with Jonathan Schlotfelt

Regalia is an integral part of our inductions process, and one that should be done right, if you can. Come join Jonathon Schlofelt, our AIA Chairmen as he discusses ways you can make your regalia better or highlight locally accurate regalia. After that discussion you can relax with your hand drum while we have a virtual drum beat session. Don’t have your own hand drum, no problem, you can still tune into this session and learn songs or just listen.

September 6, 2020 – 7PM – Making your Ceremonies Teams Better with Jonathan Schlotfelt

Ceremonies are the first impression a new Arrowman will have of the Order of the Arrow, so we should try our best to make it a lasting one. During this session Jonathon Schlofelt will go over some of the ceremony’s best practices of other lodges, and can help you elevate your ceremonies teams to the top. Tune in to learn about bettering your ceremonies and also join a live discussion of best practices with others.

September 9, 2020 – 7PM – Eagle Claw Backpacking with Ed DePaepe

“Eagle Claw” What’s that? Eagle Claw is the Winnebago Council’s version of the BSA’s National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT).

Per , “NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others”.

Here’s what’s unique about the Winnebago Council’s NYLT program, called Eagle Claw. Since 2000, our council has taken our NYLT program on the road, in the form of a “High Adventure Trek”. In 2000, eighteen participants and a staff of eight youth and adults spent a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was a great success and in 2001 the program switched to backpacking treks in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Since then, over twenty-five Eagle Claw Crews have made the trek to the Bighorn Mountains in “The Quest for the Meaning of Leadership”, the largest of which included 47 participants and staff members.

The leadership lessons were taught using skits and small group discussions, both in troop and patrol settings. One advantage of conducting this training in the Bighorn Mountains is the leadership skills learned can immediately be put to use in a real-life, high-adventure setting. Over the last twenty years, some things have changed. In 2003 young women were added to our youth staff and in 2004, we had our first all-girl Venture Crew patrol. In 2007, we had enough demand for this training that we started conducting two Eagle Claw sessions every summer. About the only thing that has not changed since 2000, is the Course Director/Scoutmaster, John Winter, and his Assistant Scoutmaster, Ed DePaepe.

Ed DePaepe is currently serving Section C3A as the Trading Post’s Section Committee Chief Advisor, and will be facilitating a slide show and discussion on Eagle Claw on Wednesday, the 9th of September at 7pm.

September 12 – 13, 2020 – C-3A Virtual Fishing Derby

Are you looking for an excuse to get out to the lake and swim, boat, or fish? Look no farther than the C-3A Virtual Fishing Derby. Registrants will be encouraged to go out to their nearest lake and fish with their friends and family while sharing their results with us via email and social media. Be sure to take pictures with you and your fish for consideration and post them on social media with the #C3AFishingDerby to be highlighted. Results for biggest fish do plan to be judged with the rules for such being emailed after you register.

September 16, 2020 – 7PM – Kahoot Showdown

Join us on September 16th for a Section C-3A Kahoot Showdown! It will be packed full of fun and OA and Pop Culture trivia, that you can participate in right from home. Details on how to join the game will be sent after registration and the event will be live streamed via zoom just like you’re used to. The player with the most questions corrects and answers the fastest wins! Hope to see you on the leader board!

September 20, 2020 – 7PM – Rally @ Home Virtual 5k and Fun Run

The Virtual 5k and Fun Run is a fun and simple way to compete with your fellow arrowmen across the section. All you need is your two feet, some open road, and you’re all set! You can go out and jog for 5 kilometers or you can walk it. Track your time and photos to be shared via social media using #C3AVirtual5k to be highlighted and seen by others. Whether you plan to be competitive, or just get a workout in, you want to be sure to go out and have fun. You can even shake it up and wear a costume or your Class A while you go out for your 5k. After you run that weekend you can tune into a live session where we discuss tips on how to incorporate physical fitness into your lodge events. We hope to see you hitting the trails and pavement!

September 23, 2020 – 7PM – National Officer Forum

Lodge Leaders and OA Members alike are invited to tune into a National Officer Forum with our National Chief and Vice Chief. Join us and here an update from our current National Leadership, and participate in a led and open question forum about any OA topics you’d like to ask our National Leadership.

September 26, 2020 – 7PM – Closing Show

Come join us as we cap off our stellar Virtual Rally with a fitting Virtual Show. Hear a keynote speech from our Central Region Chief Patrick McInerny, participate in some fun live games, witness awards, the R.D. Dunkin Presentation, and more.