Conclave backpatchTheme – Pass it On

Dates: April 29 through May 1, 2016

Attendance: 1,006

Location: Camp Powhatan, Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Hiwassee, VA
Service Lodge: Tutelo Lodge #161

Weather: Partly cloudy and warm on Friday. Cloudy and mild on Saturday. Heavy rain began after 10:00 p.m. Saturday, but had slowed to scattered showers by Sunday morning.

Presiding Officers: Section Chief: Andrew Sorenson (Blue Heron #349); Section Vice Chief: Alex Maneval (Shenandoah #258); Section Secretary: Carter Elliott, IV (Tutelo #161)

Officers Elected: Section Chief: Anthony Peluso (Blue Heron #349); Section Vice Chief: Carter Elliott, IV (Tutelo #161); Section Secretary: Brendan Switts (Blue Heron #349)

Awards: Tutelo Lodge #161 won the Lodge of the Year Award and the Quest for the Golden Arrow. Shenandoah Lodge #258 won the Spirit Award. Scott Smith of Tutelo Lodge #161 received the 2016 SR-7A Legacy Fellowship. Nawakwa Lodge #3, Tutelo Lodge #161, and Shenshawpotoo Lodge #276 were presented the Southern Region “We Support Camping: Award by Region Chief Jeff Sedlacek.

Special Guests: Special guests at Conclave included National Chief Hunter Jones and Southern Region Chief Jeff Sedlacek. Also present were SR 2-3 South Section Chief Lane Randall, SR-7B Section Chief Talon Parker, SR-7B Section Adviser Rob Kennerly, national ceremonial experts Paul Lackie and Dr. Jay Dunbar, several OA High Adventure leaders, a number of youth officers from nearby sections, and a host of others.

Notes: For the fourth year, brothers of SR-7A performed cheerful service to the community. This year, 2,747 stuffed animals were donated to Gleaning for the World and will be sent to children in hospitals and orphanages. Also, on Saturday of Conclave, a total of 750 backpacks were filled with school supplies and will be distributed to needy children. The generous spirit of SR-7A Arrowmen continued into Saturday night, when over $1,500 was raised at the Conclave Patch Auction to help fund this and future service projects.

Photos: For photos of Conclave 2016, visit the album on the SR-7A Facebook Page.

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2016 Conclave Registration by Lodge

LodgeRegistration GoalActual RegistrationPercent of Goal
Nawakwa #320017286%
Tutelo #16132525478%
Shenandoah #25813511787%
Shenshawpotoo #27611010091%
Wahunsenakah #333165176107%
Blue Heron #34916516399%
Section Total1,1001,00691%

2016 SR-7A Conclave Vice Chiefs, Chairmen, and Advisers

Program AreaCVC/ChairmanAdviser
Service LodgeWarren Crandall - 161David Rutherford - 161
QuestAnthony Peluso - 349Preston Marquis - 349
American Indian ActivitiesRyan McNeilly - 3Matt Orlando - 276
CeremoniesSheridan Parkinson - 258David Pratt - 258
ShowsRyan Waldrop - 349John Scheib - 349
A. J. Kelly - 349
Special EventsMatt Good - 258R.C. Hartman - 258
TrainingKevin Lee - 349John Donat - 349
Chapter Leadership SummitAlex Maneval - 258
Taylor Bobrow - 349
Conclave ExpoJack Marcum - 258Randy Seeyle - 258
Conclave Service ProjectRhys Franklin - 333
OA High AdventureJustin Petrie - 276Tim Reidl
OA MuseumGabe Plichta - 161Joshua Batten - 276
Kyle Brendel - 470

2016 Conclave Overall Award Results

Lodge of the Year Award*Quest for the Golden ArrowSpirit Award
Tutelo #161Tutelo #161Shenandoah #258

2016 Conclave Quest Activities Results

ActivityFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
Lodge BallShenandoah #258Tutelo #161Nawakwa #3
Tug of WarTutelo #161Wahunsenakah #333Shenandoah #258
VolleyballNawakwa #3Wahunsenakah #333Blue Heron #349
Ultimate FrisbeeTutelo #161Shenandoah #258Wahunsenakah #333
Relay RaceTutelo #161Blue Heron #349Nawakwa #3

2016 Conclave American Indian Activities Results

StyleFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
Dance Competition Grand ChampionRyan McNeilly - 3
Craft Competition Best in ShowDoris Denson - 3Jim Richardsn/a
Old Time SiouxKevin McNeilly - 3Miles Jeffrey - 3Daniel Sabia - 276
StraightMatthew Young - 3
Northern TraditionalJustin Chesnut - 3
Prairie ChickenRyan McNeilly - 3Caleb Donovan - 3Devin Donovan - 3
GrassBrandon Daul - 3Mackenzie Burke - 3
FancyJonathan Barlow - 3

2016 Conclave Ceremonies Evaluation Results

Pre-OrdealNawakwa #3 Team 1
Nawakwa #3 Team 2
Tutelo #161 Team 1
Tutelo #161 Team 2
Tutelo #161 Team 3
Shenandoah #258
BrotherhoodTutelo #161
Shenandoah #258
VigilCarter Elliott - 161
Brendan Kane - 349
Alex Maneval - 258
Daniel Marshall - 258