Chiefly Speaking: Reflecting on 2021


2021 was a unique year like no other. We worked through another year of masked-up Scouting, and we’re all the better for it. Throughout this, we were able to host numerous outstanding events, which our lodges did a fantastic job of facilitating.

The section this year put on a phenomenal in-person conclave. We had multiple new trainings and activities, and an extremely successful auction. The officers and I are looking forward to this year like never before, and we’re excited to host another conclave.

Personally, I have a goal of my own. It’s the same as last year, but it’s so important I want to expand on it. I want to see our activation rate section-wide increase. Activating our members is how we improve our Order, as it gets them coming back to events. Involving our Arrowmen within the section is our key to fixing the order. If there’s an Arrowman out there who hasn’t been to an event in a while, reach out.

The shift to two regions brings along a change to our section. When the regions merge, our new name will be Section G16. The totem, color scheme, and our mission will be staying the same, so we’ll continue to provide the same services as before. 

Stay Safe, and I can’t wait to see what 2022 will bring to our organization!

Happy New Year G16! 


Dirk Smelser
Section G16 Chief