Dates: September 17 – 19, 2021 (postponed from April 23-25)

Attendance: 821 (the largest OA event in nation for 2021)

Location: Pipsico Scout Reservation, Spring Grove, VA
Service Lodge: Wahunsenakah Lodge #333

Weather: Partly cloudy and scattered showers on Friday that cleared before most participants arrived. Sunny and warm on Saturday that continued into Sunday

Presiding Officers: Section Chief: Zach Grinvalsky (Blue Heron #349); Section Vice Chief: Kaitlyn Röetz (Blue Heron #349); Section Secretary: Eli Hattersley (Shenandoah #258)

Officers Elected: Section Chief: Eli Hattersley (Shenandoah #258); Section Vice Chief: Kaitlyn Röetz (Blue Heron #349); Section Secretary: Tyler Fowden (Nawakwa #3)

Awards: Lodge of the Year: Blue Heron #349, Quest for the Golden Arrow: Shenshawpotoo #276, Spirit Award: Wahunsenakah #333

SR-7A Legacy Fellow Recipient: Anthony J. “AJ” Kelly (Blue Heron #349)
Awarded for 2020 and Presented at 2021 Conclave: John E. “JT” Thomas, Jr  (Nawakwa #3)

Special Guests: 2021 Nation Vice Chief: Greg Brown (Saklan #970); 2021 Southern Region Chief: Nick Morey (Ma-Nu #133)

Conclave Service Project: In 2021 the Section partnered with the Peninsula SPCA, a Newport News-based non-profit who’s mission is to find loving homes for every animal in their care, and to advocate for the humane treatment of all animals in the community. At Conclave, arrowmen donated over 900 old t-shirts and used those to assemble over 450 dog toys for those furry friends looking for their forever homes in south eastern Virginia. Some of those dog toys have already been gifted to those playful pups! Peninsula SPCA representatives spoke at the Saturday night show, Fire-Fest, and thanked the Section for the incredible help and service. The representatives announced that the 450 dog toys would begin to be delivered to their shelters as soon as the Tuesday following conclave. The annual silent and live patch auctions were also hugely successful and collectively raised nearly $2,500 that will be sent to the Peninsula SPCA to support their work.

Notes: Due to the postponement and eventual cancellation of the the 2020 SR-7A Conclave, arrowmen of SR-7A were able to gather in person for Conclave for the first time in over 22 months. This was the first SR-7A Conclave not held during its normal late April weekend as conclave was postponed in 2021 from its original date of April 23-25 to its new date of September 17-19. The summer Conclave allowed for new program areas that included the Pool at Pipsico outside of the normal Polar Plunge. Re-introduced this year as an OAHA activity (formerly a Quest competition event) was the 5K race. This was also the first Conclave held were the service lodge used a different council’s camp. The Section’s annual Summit training series continued this year with Synergy Of Our Success Summit; a half-day program oriented towards current and aspiring chapter leaders.

2021 Conclave Registration by Lodge

LodgeRegistration GoalActual RegistrationPercent of Goal
Nawakwa #318514981%
Tutelo #161904651
Shenandoah #2581259576%
Shenshawpotoo #2761155245%
Wahunsenakah #33325021887%
Blue Heron #349215237110%
Section Total1,00082182%

2021 SR-7A Conclave Vice Chiefs, Chairmen, and Advisers

Program AreaCVC/ChairmanAdviser
Service LodgeHenry Harris - 333Mike O'Flynn - 333
Adult AmusementsAlex Taylor - 258Jay Fox - 258
American Indian ActivitiesEric Covington - 161Chris Bryant - 161
CeremoniesAbigail Nimmo - 161Gary Harvey - 161
Conclave Service ProjectTim Zemienieuski - 349Erich Röetz - 349
Election ExhibitAndrew Peterson - 349John Lindegren - 258
Conclave ExpoDylan Seamster - 349Amber Lenhard - 349
OA High AdventureTyler Fowden - 3Will Swingle - 3
QuestNoah South - 333Matt Orlando - 276
ShowsJacob Seeley - 349Scott Greiling - 349
Special EventsAndrew Russamano - 258R.C. Hartman - 258
TrainingSoren French - 161Matthew Good - 258
Synergy Of Our Success SummitKaitlyn Röetz - 349
Will Swingle - 3

2021 Conclave Overall Award Results

Lodge of the Year Award*Quest for the Golden ArrowSpirit Award
Blue Heron #349Shenshawpotoo #276Wahunsenakah #333

2021 Conclave Quest Activities Results

ActivityFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird Place
Lodge PongWahunsenakah #333Tutelo #161Shenandoah #258
Shenshawpotoo #276
Tug of WarShenandoah #258Shenshawpotoo #276Nawakwa #3
VolleyballShenshawpotoo #276Blue Heron #349Wahunsenakah #333
Ultimate FrisbeeTutelo #161Nawakwa #3Shenshawpotoo #276
Mystery Event (Scout Skills Relay)Shenandoah #258Blue Heron #349Shenshapotoo #276

2021 Conclave American Indian Activities Results

StyleFirst PlaceSecond Place
Northern TraditionalGarrison Champigny - 333Michael Neblett - 3
Women's TraditionalAmelia Waldram - 349Katie Little - 349

2021 Conclave Ceremonies Evaluation Results

Pre-Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremonialists were evaluated at Conclave.
Pre-OrdealWahunsenakah #333
Nawakwa #3
BrotherhoodNawakwa #3

2021 Adult Amusements Corn Hole Tournament

Did your team place in our 2nd Annual Cornhole tournament? We'd love to update our website to record your name. Send us a message at and we'll get this table updated.
1stWahunsenakah #333
2ndBlue Heron #349
3rdShenandoah #258

2021 Adult Amusements Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Adult Amusements was a new program area introduced at the 2019 Conclave. One of the aspects of the program for 2021 was an inaugural Dutch Oven Cook-Off. Did your team place in our 1st Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off? We'd love to update our website to record your name. Send us a message at and we'll get this table updated.
1stBlue Heron #349
2ndWahunsenakah #333