Each year, each Section in the Western Region sends their Section Chief and Section Adviser to the Region Gathering. Instead of just inviting the Section Chief and his adviser, we’re inviting all three of the Section’s youth officers as well as any Section Associate Advisers. Most of the Sections cannot afford the travel costs because of the great distances. The Western Region is so large that most have to fly to each years Gathering. As an example, Western Region Area 2 alone is larger than the entire Northeast Region. This patch is part of the greater Western Region Leadership Fund to be able to lessen the costs of the youth leadership attending the Region Gathering. Thank you for your support of our youth leaders!