Western Region Chief Interview
Chad Wolver, the 2007 Western Region 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.
First Thoughts on Your Election?
The first thought was "wow", then "it's so amazing and humbling that I have been
given a chance to serve our Order, by inspiring thousands of Arrowmen from all
around the country".
How do you feel to be a national officer? What do you find most exciting
about the role?
Truthfully, it's a weird experience. In a matter of moments you go from serving
maybe 2,000 Arrowmen to serving over 20,000!
What are you most looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to providing top-notch training at our NLS weekends, and the
start of the National Conservation and Leadership summit.
What are your earliest memories of the OA?
I remember sitting in a room with my chapter trying to establish our first
ceremony team from scratch.
What was your first leadership position, and what was the greatest lesson
you learned from it?
My first leadership position was vice-chief of Indian Affairs for my chapter,
and that was my first exposure to the importance of organization and
What is the coolest thing you've done in Scouting?
Portage three 75 pound canoes and six 60 to 120 pound packs eight and half miles
in the Boundary Waters with nine people at OA Wilderness Voyage in 2006.
What makes you proudest to be an Arrowman?
The distinction of belonging to a Brotherhood devoted to service.
What awesome things have you done in the OA?
The most amazing thing that I have done in the OA is canoe over 120 miles in
four and half days at the OA Wilderness Voyage in northern Minnesota.
What makes the OA so cool?
The Brothers in our Order make the OA so cool.
I just want to say that it is a privilege to be selected by my region to serve
as the western region chief. I've lived my life with devotion to serving others
and I promise to work diligently to inspire everyone I meet to continue a life