Cardinal Conclave

Conclave is April 14 – 16th, 2023!

Countdown to Conclave








The section conclave is an annual activity (prior to 1972 known as an Area OA Conference) involving the six lodges in Section E8.  Each conclave is led by section youth officers elected from among the member lodges at the previous year’s conclave, and the event itself is prepared in cooperation with various other lodge officers, and with one lodge serving as the “service lodge”.

The E8 Conclave is a gathering of over 1000 Arrowmen that occurs once a year in April at a Boy Scout camp in our Section. In short, its a great weekend of fun, training, and fellowship!  In 2023, Conclave will be hosted by Croatan Lodge at Camp Boddie! More information will be available as the event approaches. Thanks to everyone who attended in 2022!

Why should I attend Conclave?

Conclave is the largest event of the lodge year! Conclave is a full weekend of events such as the outdoor programs, fantastic training opportunities, Indian Affairs Competitions, Section Elections, Ceremony Competitions, Patch Trading, Nightly Shows, the always anticipated Quest for the Golden Arrow, Lodge Cook-Off competitions, the Spirit Award Competition…as you can see the list keeps going on and on. On top of all this, you’ll get to hang out with your friends and meet other brothers from all over our Section. E8 has one of the largest Conclaves in the country each year.

Quest for the Golden Arrow

The Quest for the Golden Arrow will be back and better than ever in 2023. Arrowmen will go head-to-head in competitions such as tug-of-war, relay races, and the illustrious spam toss. 

All youth Arrowmen (under the age of 21) that participate are eligible to represent their lodge and compete.

How do I sign up for AIA competitions?

 You can Register for the vairous 2023 Conclave AIA competitions using the links below:

2023 E-8 Conclave Powwow Team Dance Registration

2023 E-8 Conclave Singing Registration

2023 E-8 Conclave Hand Drum Registration

Individual Dance Competetion Registration will happen on site at Conclave

What if I need Special Accommodations?

If you require accommodations please contact the service lodge at

Where is Conclave in 2023 and who is the Service Lodge?

Conclave will be at Camp Boddie in 2023 and the Service Lodge is Croatan Lodge.

When is Conclave?

Conclave is being held April 14-16th, 2023.

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Tuscarora Scout Reservation

1433 Scout Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

Medical forms will be collected upon arrival.