Section NE-2B was established as a new Section in June 2011 as a result of the 2011 realignment of the Northeast Region. The 9 Lodges in 2011 that originally made up Section NE-2B came from other Sections: NE-2A, NE-7A and NE-7B. Part of the NER realignment included reducing the number of Areas in the NER from 7 to 6. When Area 7 was eliminated so were the 2 OA Sections in Area 7: NE-7A and NE-7B.
Section NE-2B is one of the two Sections in NER Area 2 in the Northeast Region: NE-2A and NE-2B. Section NE-2B has 4 lodges from NY and 1 Lodge from Connecticut. It is made up of approximately 2500 OA brothers providing service to approximately 68,000 Youth and Adult Scouting Members within their 5 member Councils.
From June 2011 to March 2013, Section NE-2B had a total of 9 lodges. After April 1, 2013, the 5 Lodges belonging to the Greater NY Councils consolidated into a single lodge named Kintecoying Lodge resulting in Section NE-2B going forward with the 5 lodges - Achewon Netopalis, Buckskin, Kintecoying, Ktemaque and Shinnecock.
Mission of Section NE-2B
The mission of Section NE-2B is to fulfill the purpose of the Order of the Arrow and the Boy Scouts of America by strengthening our lodges, facilitating the local delivery of the national OA program, providing opportunities for individual growth, and working to instill the values of Scouting.
Mission of the Order of the Arrow
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
Purpose of the Order of the Arrow
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.