Order of the Arrow
Wag-O-Shag Lodge

ACT Conference

Beginning in 2020, each Section in the nation is required to put on a quality youth Lodge Leadership training each year, called the Adapt, Collaborate, and Thrive Conference, or ACT Conference for short. The ACT Conference will help lodges Adapt to face major challenges, Collaborate with their peers across the section, and eventually Thrive and become high performing. The leadership theory and pedagogical techniques employed in the course reflect the current best practices in teaching and learning as described in the appropriate literature.


Key Objectives

-Understand what it means to think globally and act locally.

-Learn the facets of the High Performing Lodge Initiative and what it means to be Thriving vs. High Performing. 

-Develop a sense of how much you are able to directly influence the future of the Order of the Arrow. 


Who should attend? 

The ACT Conference will prepare lodge and chapter leadership to improve upon three key metrics: unit election rate, induction rate, and activation rate. For the conference to be successful, all chapter and lodge officers should plan to attend. Additionally, any youth or adult Arrowmen who are involved in unit elections and visitations, Ordeal induction events, and event planning should also plan to attend. Sections should keep a focus on recruiting these key stakeholders in elections, inductions, and activation. 


2020 Details

The 2020 Act Conference will be on December 5th, 2020 via a virtual setting. Registration is now open here! The cost is $10 and the hard deadline for registering is November 20th, 2020. Included with the $10 are all the mailing costs for participant materials, a limited edition Section C-7 ACT Conference patch, and a special surprise!