Words from the Chief
Hello Lodge Members!
Yours in Brotherhood
Did you know....
If you have participated in some of the Lodge's service projecrts, you have likely completed all of the requirement for the award.
So don't just sit there, download the form, get it filled out, and bring it with you on January 28th to the Lodge Meeting!
Lodge Meeting, Piedmont Comm. Church January 28th
Lodge Executive Meeting, Scout Office February 11th
PoppiFest, Camp Augusta Mar 16-18
Lodge Meeting April 15th
2007 Section W-3A Conclave: April 27th - 29th
Council Camporee, Bort Meadows May 18-20th
Lodge Executive Meeting, Scout Office June 3rd
Lodge Summer BBQ, Juaquin Miller June 24th
Fall Service Projects
This Fall, the lodge had no fewer than five service project. On Saturday, November 18th, lodge members helped out with two service project. The Scouting for Food "Second Sweep", and the set up of the Council Tree lot.
While many scouts participated in the early food pick-up, there are always sacks of food that are missed. Dedicated arrowmen performed a second sweep through the city to catch those forgotten or missed bags. The goal of this project was to save the council from the calls by irate citizens, and to save Al from having to pick them up.
Early that same morning, a group of members, mostly adults, assembled at Coaches Field to set up the Tree Lot. A lot of effort by large group allowed us to complete the setup by mid-afternoon.
During December other members helped out with the second tree unloading, and many arrowmen helped out with the food sales in the lot on Saturdays and Sundays.
Finally, on December 30th, many more members gathered, still tired from the holiday festivities, and jumped into the task of disassembling the tree lot. With the huge crew the lot was torn down, and packed away in record time, and everyone was gone by 1pm.
Many thanks to all of you who helped at these projects, and remind us that the OA is all about service!
The Hungteetsepoppi camp promotions campaign for 2007 will focus on the councils upcoming Philmont trek in 2008.
have been fortunate enough to go to Philmont twice, and each was an
unforgettable experience, and one every scout should have. By raising
awareness in advance, we can ensure that scouts are able to plan the
trip into their schedules, and prepare for the financial commitment of
the trek with their families. While our visit to troop meetings will
help, arrowmen should promote the opportunity among their peers,
especially those who have been to Philmont, and know what a great
experience it is.
The 2007 PoppiFest is coming up soon, March 16th to March 18th!
I hope everyone is planning to attend our fourth annual PoppiFest. It is an exciting event where we basically get ready for the Conclave, with different sports (though the rules keep changing...), crafts, teambuilding, and activities.
day usually includes classes, OA History, Lodge History and then
breakfast in the morning, followed by sand painting and various other
arts and crafts. After lunch we begin on the games, usually Indian
Handball, Dodgeball and other sports. Don't worry, new members, the
rules to these games will be explained. Usually after that we play in
the dry lakebed or hang out, and then have a delicious dinner provided
by the chefs. After dinner we move on to one of the best parts of the
event, the Carnival. This is a collection of different types of
carnival events, including poker or blackjack, bean-bag toss, and many
other fun events. You play for "money", which, at the end of the
evening, determines the order in which we will pick prizes. Many prizes
were handed out last year, a large portion being Boy Scout mugs. One
lucky OA member even got a free pass to NOAC! This is a very fun event
which you should come to if possible.
Thanks for reading our newsletter!
OA’s equivalent to the Camporee, is coming up! Hungteetsepoppi has a
winning tradition which I hope to continue with all of your help. This
year it is being held at Indian Springs. Hosted by Talako, this
Conclave promises to be a lot of fun with many sports and individual
Ceremonies and Dance Team
We need you to join the Hungteetsepoppi Ceremonies Team!
If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions regarding the content of this newsletter, please contact us. Send an email to adviser@OA466.org.