2005 National Vice Chief Interview
Seth Mollitt, the 2005 National Vice Chief, was asked by the National web site staff to answer some questions about the OA and his experiences. Let's take a look at what he had to say.
How do you feel to be a national officer? What do you find most exciting about the role?
Being a national officer is a humbling and overwhelming experience. It is truly exciting to think about meeting Arrowmen from all over the country, and to know that I can truly impact the Order for the better.
What are you most looking forward to?
I am looking forward to the summer and the opportunity to attend the Order of the Arrow High Adventure programs. The National Jamboree is also going to be a highlight because I get to serve on the Order of the Arrow Service Corps.
What are your earliest memories of the OA?
I remember folding tents and digging a trench for a phone line on my ordeal. I remember the hard work but more than that I remember the feeling of brotherhood with everyone in my clan. Despite the fact that we couldn't and didn't talk, I really felt close to them that weekend.
What was your first leadership position, and what was the greatest lesson you learned from it?
My first leadership position was as a member of my Boy Scout troop. In the leadership position of Patrol Leader, I realized in order to be an effective leader I would have to be concerned with people first and foremost.
What is the coolest thing you've done in Scouting?
In 2002 I was able to attend the OA Trail Crew program. As a crew we woke up early enough to make it up Mt. Baldy in order to see the sunrise. It was breath taking and I will always remember that.
What makes you proudest to be an Arrowman?
With all my leadership positions in the Order of the Arrow I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people over the years. I am extremely proud to know that this organization creates the best youth leaders in the nation.
What awesome things have you done in the OA?
I have been able to do many great things over the years. I loved my time at Philmont on the OA Trail Crew, my experiences at NOAC, a scavenger hunt in New Orleans French Quarter, and who can ever forget a sumo-wrestling match with the 2004 Southern Region Chief.
What makes the OA so cool?
The OA has set itself apart from any other organization because as a program it is 100 percent dedicated to the youth leadership.
What final words of advice would you like to share?
Take advantage of every opportunity scouting has to offer because each opportunity will teach you to be a better man.