History

Quick History

YearService LodgeCampSection ChiefSection Vice ChiefSection Secretary
2009CoosaComer Scout ReservationJames Tarbox &
Jordan Hammons*
Jonathan StoneMatt Chandler &
Dan Trust*
2010AlibamuTukabatcheeJordan HammonsRajpal SagooDan Trust
2011Ini-ToThunderRajpal SagooMatthew BeckJacob Schlies
2012EcheconneeBenjamin HawkinsJacob SchliesNathan MooreAndrew Smith
2013Egwa Tawa DeeBert AdamsTyler StepanekNathan MooreWilliam Mitchell
2014AracomaMoundville
Archeological Park
Nathan MooreWilliam MitchellPatrick Mapp
2015WaguliSidney DewAlex Leach**
Patrick Mapp
Patrick Mapp
Clayton Carte
Matt Harris
2016MowogoRainey MountainPatrick MappBen MilnerAustin Thrift
2017ChattahoocheeLumpkinPatrick MappAustin ThriftClayton Carte
2018CoosaComer Scout ReservationAustin ThriftAustin Clark

VC of HG - Adler Salem
Joseph Barnes

* When sections realign, elections are held before the realignment thus multiple officers are possible.
** Resigned to become region chief.

Detailed History

In August 2016, SR-9 renamed our conclave the Heartland Gathering. Everything below and on our website pre-2017 that talks about conclave is what we call the Heartland Gathering today.

2009

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Section SR-9 as we know it today started in 2008. Jordan Hammons was elected section chief at the SR-1 2008 Conclave and Matt Chandler was elected section secretary at the SR-4N 2008 Conclave. James Tarbox (chief), Jonathan Stone (vice chief), and Dan Trust (secretary) were elected at the SR-6S 2008 Conclave. SR-9 began with five officers as soon as the 2008 conclaves concluded.

2008-2010 member lodges:
Alibamu, Aracoma, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Echeconnee, Egwa Tawa Dee, Ini-to, Mowogo, and Waguli.

2008-2009 advisers:
Section – Dr. James Flatt
Secretary – Mr. Tim Hall and Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Seth Hill

The council of chiefs met in May to begin planning for the 2009 conclave. At this meeting, a conclave rotation was set. Coosa Lodge was selected to serve as our first service lodge with conclave being held at Camp Comer in Mentone, Alabama.

Before conclave, the 2009 Winter Leadership Retreat (WLR) was held February 7-8 at Camp Comer. The purpose of WLR was to plan for conclave as well as train general lodge members. The 2009 conclave was held April 17-19. Will Jackson was the conclave service lodge chairman. Jordan Hammons was re-elected to serve as section chief. Rajpal Sagoo, vice chief, and Dan Trust re-elected secretary.

2010

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2009-2010 advisers
Section – Dr. James Flatt
Associate – Mr. Frank Harper and Mr. Greg Moore
Secretary – Mr. Tim Hall and Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Andrew Gast

An ice cream social was held for the section’s gathering at the 2009 NOAC at Indiana University.

The 2010 WLR was held February 5-6 and conclave was held April 16-18 at Camp Tukabatchee with Alibamu as service lodge. David Ehrlich was the conclave service lodge chairman. There were 746 in attendance. Rajpal Sagoo was elected chief, Matthew Beck vice chief, and Jacob Schlies secretary.

2011

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2010-2012 member lodges:
Alapaha, Alibamu, Aracoma, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Echeconnee, Egwa Tawa Dee, Immokalee, Ini-to, Mowogo, Pithlako, and Waguli.

2010-2011 advisers
Section – Dr. James Flatt
Associate – Mr. Frank Harper and Mr. Greg Moore
Secretary – Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Andrew Gast

The 2011 WLR was held January 21-23 at Camp Lumpkin with Chattahoochee as service lodge. The conclave was held April 15-17 at Camp Thunder with Ini-to as service lodge. Sam Strawbridge served as conclave service lodge chairman. Earlier in 2010 Alapaha, Immokalee, and Pithlako lodges joined the section. Jacob Schlies was elected chief, Nathan Moore vice chief, and Andrew Smith secretary.

2012

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2011-2012 advisers
Section – Mr. Devlin Cooper
Associate – Mr. Greg Moore and Mr. Larry Newton
Secretary – Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Andrew Gast and Mr. Brad Walbridge

The 2012 Conclave Planning Seminar (CPS) was held August 26-28, 2011 at Camp Benjamin Hawkins with Echeconee as service lodge. Conclave was held April 20-22 also at Camp Benjamin Hawkins. Tyler Stepanek was the conclave service lodge chairman. Tyler Stepanek was elected chief, Nathan Moore vice chief, and William Mitchell secretary.

An ice cream social was held for the section’s gathering at the 2012 NOAC. 2013 promotional match books were given to lodges at this gathering.

2012-2014 member lodges:
Alibamu, Aracoma, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Echeconnee, Egwa Tawa Dee, Ini-to, Mowogo, Pithlako, Waguli and Withlacoochee.

2012-2014 advisers
Section – Mr. Devlin Cooper
Associate – Mr. Greg Moore and Mr. Larry Newton
Secretary – Mr. Mike Bazonis and Mr. James Tarbox
Staff – Mr. Dwight Kerr

2013

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The 2013 CPS was held August 24-26, 2012 at Camp Lumpkin with Chattahoochee as service lodge. Conclave was held April 26-28 at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. Alexander Leach was the conclave service lodge chairman. Nathan Moore was elected section chief, William Mitchell vice chief, and Patrick Mapp secretary.

2014

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The 2014 CPS was held August 23-24, 2013 at Moundville State Archaeological Park with Aracoma as service lodge. Conclave was held April 26-28 at Moundville. Nathan Giles served as conclave service lodge chairman. Alexander Leach was elected chief, Patrick Mapp vice chief, and Matt Harris secretary.

2014-2017 member lodges:
Alibamu, Aracoma, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Echeconnee, Egwa Tawa Dee, I-Tsu-La, Ini-to, Mowogo, Waguli and Withlacoochee.

2014-2015 advisers
Section – Mr. Devlin Cooper
Associate – Mr. Greg Moore and Mr. James Tarbox
Secretary – Mr. Ken E. Barton and Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Larry Newton

2015

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Alexander Leach was elected to serve as the 2015 Southern Region Chief.

The 2015 Section Winter Activities Gathering (SWAG) was held January 30 – February 1 at Camp Comer with Coosa as service lodge.  At SWAG Patrick Mapp was elected to serve as section chief and Clayton Carte vice chief.

The 2015 conclave was held at Camp Sidney Dew April 24-26. Waguli was the service lodge.  A record 1007 delegates were registered for the weekend! Patrick Mapp was reelected to serve as section chief. Ben Milner from Egwa Tawa Dee was elected vice chief and Austin Thrift from I-Tsu-La secretary.

2015 advisers
Section – Mr. Devlin Cooper
Associate – Mr. James Tarbox
Secretary – Mr. Ken E. Barton and Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Larry Newton

2015-2017 advisers
Section – Mr. Devlin Cooper
Associate – Mr. James Tarbox and Mr. Ken E. Barton
Secretary – Mr. Jacob Schlies and Mr. Mike Bazonis
Staff – Mr. Larry Newton

2016

2016 Conclave

The 2016 Indian Winter was held January 8-10 at Camp Thunder with Ini-To as service lodge.

The 2016 Conclave was held April 15-17 at Camp Rainey Mountain. Mowogo was the service lodge. Patrick Mapp was reelected section chief. Austin Thrift was elected vice chief and Clayton Carte was elected secretary.

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Indian Winter was held on February 3-5 at Warner Scout Reservation with Alibamu as service lodge.  This event introduced the new LINK sessions as an alternative to the AIA events.

The 2017 Inaugural Heartland Gathering was held on April 21-23 at Camp Frank G. Lumpkin with Chattahoochee as the service lodge.  Austin Thrift was elected Chief, Austin Clark was elected Vice-Chief,  and Joseph Barnes was elected Secretary.  At the Gathering, the Council of Chiefs voted to add the Vice Chief of the Heartland Gathering as a permanent position for 2017.  Adler Salem will serve in this role.

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