This weekend I will be attending the Section NE6A Conclave at Goshen Scout Reservation Hosted by my lodge, Amangamek-Wipit 470. I'm looking forward to spending time with over 400 arrowmen, 17 of which are from my chapter. It is our chapter's largest contingent in a while (since I rejoined at least). 5 adults and 12 youth is not a bad ratio and at least two of our guys have staffing jobs, one on the cook crew and the other plans to put his BSA lifeguard to use staffing the waterfront.
Our lodge is large and it dominated registrations by two to one over the other two lodges combined. Attendance is down overall from the over 600 who attended the centennial NE6A conclave, that can be explained I suppose by it not being an extra special centennial celebration (will NOAC suffer the same fate?) and because our council camp is a really long drive for everyone, but especially the other two lodges to the east of us.
The weather doesn't look like it will cooperate, with Saturday, the program day being cold and rainy, quite cold for May in the mid Atlantic. Maybe that'll keep the water skiing line a little shorter! I have a feeling that after trainings there will be a lot of cards and board games being played.