We are pleased to announce that Kenneth P. Davis, Ph.D. will be giving a special presentation on the history of the Order of the Arrow at Conclave. The program will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the STEM Shelter, and will complement several other history-oriented programs* held that morning. These sessions are intended to help youth and adult Arrowmen prepare for the 100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow in 2015.
Ken is a committed Scouter who has served the Order and Scouts for over a half century. Davis is best known by a generation of Arrowmen as the author of The Brotherhood of Cheerful Service, The History of the Order of the Arrow. Davis is considered one of the foremost authorities on the history of the Order of the Arrow. Currently a member of Amangamek Wipit Lodge #470, Ken received the Vigil Honor in Shenandoah Lodge #258, where he served as Lodge Adviser from 1973-74. He was appointed to the National OA Committee in 1974 where he still serves today over 35 years later. He has served on over 25 Wood Badge courses including many as Scoutmaster. He has been Scoutmaster of OA Service Corps troops at jamborees and has served as School Director at National Camping Schools. Davis also authored The History of Wood Badge and most recently Born at the Confluence, A History of the Philmont Staff Association.
*Alex Wiatt will be leading a session on Patch Collecting & Trading at 9:00 a.m. Kyle Brendel, Scott Smith, and Ken Davis will be facilitating a “coffee” discussion for lodge historians at 10:00 a.m. Scott Smith will be leading a session on preserving OA archives and memorabilia at 11:00 a.m. Check your Saturday Breakfast Conclave Newsletter for a complete training schedule with locations.