Arrowman Press Corps members write, photograph NOAC
By Kenneth Erickson
Brothers from across the country have contributed to NOAC’s publications as members of the Arrowman Press Corps. Read about what they’ve experienced and learned.
If you’ve read The Ripple or The Current this week or have followed the conference on social media, you’ve probably read text or seen photographs produced by members of the Arrowman Press Corps (APC), a group of more than 100 Arrowmen from around the country.
Members of the APC have been diligently taking pictures of activities and special events or interviewing other guests and conference leadership.
“I joined the Arrowmen Press Corps because I just love photography and reporting the news to others,” said Matt Edwards, APC member. “I definitely learned how to improve my writing and how press releases need to be written.”
APC members have been relaying information about NOAC 2015 back to lodge members at home, family members and their hometown communities. APC members seek to engage those not attending the conference and generate publicity for the lodges about their experience at NOAC.
“My favorite event I covered was a panel with some of the past national chiefs,” said Kyle Reamer, another member of the Arrowman Press Corps. “The national chiefs talked about how they got started, their favorite experiences and how they are involved with the Order of the Arrow today.”
This conference’s Arrowman Press Corps produced more than 100 photo albums, social media posts and articles. Among them were Twitter and Facebook posts about the conference theme, photographs of shows and special events and blog posts on topics such as patch trading, travelling to MSU and the conference’s signature training session, “The Secret to Ruling the
World.” Each member also wrote a press release, with help from the APC staff, to submit to a local media outlet at home.
The Arrowman Press Corps at NOAC 2015 consisted of 107 members from 65 lodges. Octoraro Lodge from Chester County Council in Pennsylvania had the largest participation, with seven members.