Volume Eight Number Two

April 2011 - June 2011

Piedmont Council, California


Words from the
Outgoing Chief

Hello Brothers,

I would like to thank the entire lodge for making my term as chief so enjoyable! Although I will no longer be your lodge chief, I will be stepping down to be a vice chief for Blaise, the new lodge chief. From here, I hope that I can continue to work and serve all of you for a second term that is just as fun as the first!

Yours In Brotherhood,
Forrest Y.
Lodge Chief 2010-2011


Words from the
Incoming Chief

Hello Brothers,

As the summer ends, I am greatly looking forward to seeing everyone and for the Conclave in September. I am also very excited for the Ordeal this year, so that we grow as a lodge. I look forward to working with everyone there. The election barbeque was wonderful, and I hope that starting on a good foot, we can have an amazing year.

Yours In Brotherhood,
Blaise C.
Lodge Chief 2011-2012


Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2011 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
August 28th, 2011
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

Cub Scout Webeloree
September 10-11th, 2011
Gillespie Group Camp
Tilden Park

Section W3S Conclave
September 23-25th, 2011
The Presidio at Monterey

Fall Ordeal Weekend
Camp Augusta
October 14-16th, 2011

Fall Lodge Banquet
Gibson Center - 6:30pm
November 6th, 2011
(Tentative)


Did you know....

The Lodge has a FaceBook page, where current information is posted. It is a invitation only page, so if you would like to see what is going on, please email Kevin or Forrest for access.

 

Spring BBQ dodges the rain...

New Officers Elected

On Sunday, June 5th, our lodge held its annual BBQ, where brothers of Hungteetsepoppi gathered to have fun and enjoy delicious food. We all bonded and learned more about the logistics of the OA while enjoying juicy burgers, hot dogs, and many other mouth watering edibles. Luckily, we were blessed with good weather, which stormed during every other moment of the weekend.

At the BBQ, the youth held elections, where Blaise C,, Forrest Y., Ryan P., and Kyler S. were voted into the positions of Lodge Chief, Vice Chief of Communications and Finances, Vice Chief of Activities, and Vice Chief of Membership and Ceremonies, respectively. Each won with a landslide vote, which foreshadows another great year of brotherhood and service.
Again we were fortunate to have guest Indy Nelson join us for the BBQ, and also welcomed Rob James, an OA member from Esselen Lodge for many years, as a new member of our lodge.
-Forrest Y.


Cub Webeloree Overnight
September 10-11th in Tilden Park

The Webloree, on September 10-11th at Gillespie Group Camp in Tilden Park, is an overnight activity for Webelos Scouts that quickens their progress through the requirements for the Arrow of Light award. It also gives the Webelos a chance to see what the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts will be like since it will be run similarly to the Camporee. There will be four separate stations, where the Webelos will be working on the requirements for Citizenship, Outdoorsman, Geology, and Readyman. Along with the rotations, there will be team building activities and at the Campfire that night the Webelos will be asked to preform a skit. The lodge needs arrowmen to help with this event, so plan to attend. More information will be available soon.

- Ryan


CEREMONIES RECRUITMENT

Since I am the new Master of Ceremonies for this year I will need some volunteers for the ceremonies we have planned. One of our ceremonies will be the Ordeal. That ceremony requires four lodge members to present the ceremonies in Native American regalia.
I have seen some ceremonies before and they are impressive.
For those of you who like to act or have taken acting classes before this will be fun for you. There are a decent number of lines for the ceremonies, but memorizing them is doable.,
When the time comes everyone who is a member (scouts only) will receive a phone call asking if you are going to commit to the duty of the ceremonies. If you are interested in participating in any of the Ordeal or Brotherhood ceremonies please contact me by email.
Yours in Brotherhood
-
Kyler

New Lodge Pocket Flap!

On July 1st, 1951, Hungteetsepoppi Lodge held it's first Ordeal induction ceremony at Camp Wallace Alexander (Piedmont Councils original Scout Camp). In honor of this event, Lodge Chief Forrest has created a great new patch design for the lodges 60th Anniversary. It shows a flock of Tanagers in amazing detail. Ghosted in the black background are the "WWW", "466", the fleur-de-lis, and the term "60 Years".

The new patches will be available at all lodge activities starting on September 11th.


New Lodge Vigil Members

On June 4th, Hungteetsepoppi Lodge inducted 2 new Vigil members at Rancho Los Mochos, with our friends and colleagues of Achewon Nimat. While Friday night started out dry, as the night progressed, the rain started, and came down hard. By morning, the camp was soaked, but Forrest Y. and Mike C. were dry and looking good. The morning was concluded with a traditional Vigil breakfast, and a rainy drive home. Congratulations Forrest and Mike, and virtual lodge member Indy!

 

In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Spring BBQ held in June

Cub Webeloree at Gillespie Group Camp

Ceremonies Team Recruitment

New Lodge Pocket Flap Revealed

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Business Meeting
August 28th, 2011
Scout Basement

Cub Webeloree
September 10-11th, 2011
Gillespie Group Camp in Tilden Park

Section W3S Conclave
September 23-25th, 2011 Camp Chesebrough

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge Fall Ordeal Weekend
October 14-16th, 2011
Camp Augusta

Ordeal and
PoppiFest

Mark your calendar for the Lodge Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest. We will be doing the traditional Ordeal and Brotherhood, but will also be having the traditional PoppiFest Carnival on Saturday night. Plan to join us on October 14-16th!


Conclave 2011
September 23-25, 2011
The Presidio of Monterey

The Conclave this year will be held at the incredible Presidio of Monterey. The registration site is now open, and you can register by clicking here: Conclave Registration

Three things that every Conclave has are lots of spirit, fellowship, and fun. All arrowmen should go to the W3S Conclave! We welcome arrowmen of all ages from every lodge. There really is something for everyone. If you are a new arrowman, don't be intimidated. Once you come to one, you will be hooked!

Conclave 2012
Conclave 2012 will be held on a new - old weekend. The 2012 event will be back at the end of April. More information soon....

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions regarding the content of this newsletter, please contact us. Send an email to adviser@OA466.org.