Our section, Section NE-1B, is comprised of six lodges in Rhode Island, central Massachusetts, and Cape Code and the Islands. Section NE-1A is comprised of the six lodges in Maine, New Hampshire, and the metropolitan Boston area. At the end of the Conclave at Camp Wanocksett in June 2013, the two sections will merge to form Section NE-1.
The merge will not change the day to day operation of GML. The merge's biggest effect will be on the annual Conclave. The merge will affect the Conclave in the following ways: One, the Conclave will cycle across 12 camps (up from 6), allowing you to experience more camps. Two, at the Conclaves you will be able to meet and interact with Arrowmen from Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine. Three, GML will host the Conclave in 12 years, not 6 years.
By: Matt Ciampaglia - Lodge Adviser
(First published in the Winter 2012-2013 edition of "The Monadnocker)