Happy Birthday to our Section Chief Jerry Hand!!

Thank you for all you do for the Mighty 1B!

We hope your day is great!


 "A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." --Douglas MacArthur

Hello!  This past weekend me and Peyton our Section Secretary traveled to Ashwanchikintas Ordeal/Fellowship. They added 11 new members to our wonderful organization. They also did multiple games like capture the flag and several different board games. Just showing the cheerful spirit of brotherhood. I would like to thank Ashwanchikinta for allowing us to come to there event! I hope to see all of you at Section Seminar and Conclave! 



Jerry Hand

Section Chief




This weeks Arrowmen of the week is.... Dylan Armstrong! 

Dylan Armstrong is from Ashwanchi Kinta Lodge. He recently sealed his membership as a Brotherhood member and enjoys working out at camp every opportunity he gets. Most recently serving on Summer Camp staff for the Scouts as well as Day Camp for the Cub Scouts. He is currently wrapping up his Eagle Project with his Troop, Troop 70 out of Marion Mississippi. Dylan was elected as the Vice Chief of programs for the Lodge this year and is also active on the Ceremonies Team. A true representation of Cheerful Service!

This weeks Arrowmen of the Week is… Ethan Holder!!

Ethan Holder is a Vigil Honor member of Watonala Lodge. Ethan is a Life Scout and has been a member of Troop 14 of Starkville, MS for over 5 years. He has served as Scribe, Den Chief, OA Troop Representative and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Ethan has been a member of the OA for 4 years and currently serves on the LEC as Lodge Secretary. Ethan has been an incredible mentor to scouts of all ages and has shown what a true Leader looks like!

This weeks Arrowmen of the week is Matthew Bishop! Matthew Bishop is an Eagle Scout from troop 47 in Fairhope and is a member of Woa Cholena Lodge. He is the crew leader of Philmont crew 620-M2 He has been very crucial to the Philmont process. The past two weeks on the trail he has been the driving leadership in our crew of all OA members. He turned 18 this previous Monday and is a brotherhood member of Woa Cholena. This fall he will be attending Auburn university, majoring in mechanical engineering. It has been a great experience getting to know him better and to see what a great leader he Is.

"Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they're making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that's the difference."

-Lou Holtz

Yesterday evening we released a new segment on our Page called Arrowmen of the week.  Arrowmen of the week is based off of leadership, hard work and dedication to there lodge. If you would like to submit an Arrowmen of the week please email us at sectionsr1b@gmail.com with a picture and a brief bio of the person you believe has done and outstanding job being a leader to those around him.

I would like to introduce Shawn MaComb as the Cowikee Arrowman of the week.

He is small in stature but the desire to serve burns brightly within this young man. Shawn is a brotherhood member of Cowikee lodge and is only 13 years old. Whenever a lodge task requires a volunteer, Shawn is always the first to raise his hand.

Shawn is the SR-1B Lodge 224 Secretary and has already been quite busy this summer. He spent 3 weeks at Summer Camp; He served as a Den Chief for Pack 750 during Cub Resident Camp, helped Staff as a volunteer during week 1 of Boy Scout Summer Camp, and attended as a camper during week 2 of Boy Scout Summer Camp. Along with taking his merit badge classes, he earned the top shooter in the shooting sports competition while attending camp. Shawn is on both the OA ceremony team and the OA drum & dance team. He has participated in a pre-ordeal ceremony and 3 drum and dance ceremonies since school let out for summer. Shawn is very active in the LEC meetings and has been helping to plan for the July Ordeal as he is the Ordeal master for this upcoming Ordeal. Shawn has also been working diligently to finish up his remaining 4 eagle required merit badges and planning his eagle project. His goal is to earn his eagle rank by 2017, which is only about 3 months after his 14th birthday! Along with his service and devotion to both scouting and the OA, he also stays busy with his daily chores at home and helping his Grandmother with yard work and other tasks she needs completed. Somehow with all this he still finds time to relax and have fun with friends and family. He enjoys reading, chess, swimming, archery, and video games just to name a few of his hobbies. Not to mention that he finished up his 7th grade year with an A average in every class. Shawn is truly an exceptional young scout!

 "Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use." -Steve Jobs

Yustaga Lodge having OA Night at Camp Euchee!

Cowikee Lodge at there OA night!