Volume Seven Number One

January 2010 - March 2010

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Chief

Our Chief...

Dear members of Hungteetsepoppi

I would like to congratulate those who have come to our 2010 PoppiFest/Spring Ordeal. We inducted ten Ordeal members, six Brotherhood members, and three Vigil members. I would like to congratulate them for their dedication to serving others.

I would also like to state that from April 15th through 18th will be the Northern California Jamboree at the Alameda Fairground. I'm hoping that some of our members will be there but I would like YOU to check it out. Get a day pass if you can but please come and support Hungteetsepoppi, the Order of the Arrow, and Boy Scouts as we get ready to celebrate the 100th Anniversary for Boy Scouts of America.

Yours In Brotherhood,
Mike C.

Lodge Chief 2009-2010

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2010 Event Calendar


Scouting's 100th Anniversary Jamboree Weekend
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
April 15-18th, 2010

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Lodge Spring BBQ
and Officer Elections
Tentative June 6th, 2010
Joaquin Miller Park

Cub Outreach Overnighter
Tentative September 18-19th, 2010
Location TBD

Section W3S Conclave
Camp Chesebrough
September 24-26th, 2010

Fall Ordeal Weekend
Camp Augusta
October 8-10th, 2010

OA's Highest Honor, The Vigil

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a persons conscious endeavors.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:

* Lodge
* Order of the Arrow
* Scouting community
* Scout Camp

Hungteetsepoppi is proud to present our lodges three newest Vigils. At PoppiFest in March, Mr. Rick C., former Chief Will C. , and Mr. Jeff G., lived and survived the Vigil.

Congratulations Rick, Will, and Jeff! The lodge is proud of your accomplishments and dedication to Scouting and the Order.


Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal Weekend Recap

March 12-14th, 2010
Camp Augusta, Nevada City

This year in the Hungteetsepoppi Lodge there was a change in events. Two events were merged together in order to have a great Ordeal and more fun. Since we were not able to have an Ordeal ceremony in the fall because of numerous conflicts, we decided to merge the Ordeal ceremonies together with our annual Spring PoppiFest celebration. It went really well and we were able to get a lot of new and current members attending. Due to so many graduating seniors, we were glad to have so many new Ordeal candidates and existing members attend and support a strong and healthy lodge.

The weekend started off late Friday night with disappearing rain showers and late arrivals. The ceremonies team was finally able to send the Ordeal candidates out at 12:30 am to make their shelters. They were then awakened at 7:30 am to get ready for the day and to start their service projects. This year the service projects consisted of cleaning up some brush that was taking over the obstacle course in order to make it bigger and better, making steps into the fire circle in the Pine campsite, and making a fence around the chicken coops and pig pen, so the animals don't escape. Some groups helped with the new madrone sleeping platform, shelves in the barn, and the dreaded gravel work on the driveway in. All of the projects were very essential and helped the camp out in many ways to prepare for the upcoming summer.

We had great weather, while doing the ceremonies and for the rest of the trip. We had a wonderful sunset with beautiful colors to start off the Ordeal and Brotherhood ceremonies. The Brotherhood was held at sunset, and the ordeal started at twilight. After both ceremonies were complete, we headed up to the eating area for the feast.

After dinner, everyone headed into the lodge for orientation and the carnival. We were all able to compete for the craziest and awesome prizes. We were able to win DVDs, robots, flashlights, candy, and even more unpredictable things. In order to win those prizes we had to play different games like a ring toss, poker, and my personal favorite.... Wack-a-Mole. We had a huge tournament for the wack-a-mole game. It went on forever because the whole lodge ended up playing for the title of Wack-a-Mole winner. To finish off PoppiFest we ate a huge sheet cake with milk.

And to end the weekend we had a beautiful sunrise. There ended up being 10 new Ordeal members, 6 Brotherhood, and 3 Vigil.

PoppiFest went really well. A great ending to a wonderful and fun weekend.

Kellan T.

Section W3S Conclave 2010

September 24-26th, 2010

W3S Conclave will be held at Santa Clara County Council's Camp Chesebrough. 26005 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

What is Conclave about? Conclave begins Friday evening with an opening show. The next morning is spent training members on a variety of topics relevant to the OA, and helpful for you as a leader in your home unit. In the afternoon, all bets are off as members take part in competitions of all sorts, and relax on the midway. The day ends with Section elections and a closing show.

Part of our competition team at the W3A Conclave in 2008, which was hosted by Hungteetsepoppi at Coast Guard Island.


In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal Weekend Recap

OA's Highest Honor -
The Vigil Honor

Nor-Cal 100th Anniversary Jamboree

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Spring BBQ and Officer Elections
June 6th, 2010
Joaquin Miller Park Picnic Area

Fall Cub Scout Overnight
September 18-19th, Location TBD

Lodge Meeting
September 12th, 7:30pm, PCC Scout Basement

Section W3S Conclave
September 24-26th, 2010 Camp Chesebrough

Fall Ordeal Weekend
Tentative date:
October 8-10th, 2010
Camp Augusta

Spring BBQ
Mark your calendar for the lodge Spring BBQ on June 6th. Lots of fun, great food, and officer elections. Joaquin Miller Park, more info to follow!

Nor-Cal 100th Anniversary Jamboree
April 15-18th, 2010

After years of planning, the 2010 Northern California Jamboree was an event to thrill everyone, from visitors and new Scouts to the most experienced Scouter.
The 2010 Northern California Jamboree occurred on April 15--18, 2010 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, where Scouts could play games such as COPE Courses, a Himalayan Monkey Bridge, International Games, Animal Tracking, and more.
On Saturday night there was the presentation of a heroism award, a performance by Drum & Bugle Corps Troop 12 and the US Air Force Rock Band - Mobility. The show concluded with "The Legacy of Scouting", narrated by Robert Mazzuca, the Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. Camping registration closed early, but registration still allowed people to participate with day passes or as staff.
For $15 you received day admission which includes the Northern California Jamboree patch, lunch, and souvenir book. The food lines were painfully long, as well as many activity lines. The Scouting History Museum was a great place to find out about our scouting history.

Will C.

Did you know....

The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934.
In 1948 the OA, recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers, became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America. The Order of the Arrow has more than 170,000 members in lodges affiliated with more than 295 local Boy Scout Councils.


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