Words from the Chief
2013 Event Calendar
Lodge Business Meeting
Lodge Annual Banquet
Scout Tree Lot Setup
Executive Committee Meeting and LLD Training
Scout Tree Lot Tear-down
Lodge Business Meeting
Spring Lodge PoppiFest and Ordeal Camp Augusta
Section W3S Conclave
Piedmont Council Camporee
Spring Lodge BBQ and Lodge Officers Elections
OA Backpacking 2014
The OA Backpacking Trip
The Lodge held its first annual backpacking trip into the Emigrant Wilderness this summer.
This year, four Scouters from the lodge attended and had an awesome trip. The weather was great, food was plentiful, vistas were spectacular, and the trail was kind.
With a different lake every day, the sights were spectacular.
Spring Ordeal and PoppiFest
March 15-17th 2013, Camp Augusta
Last March, 19 members of the lodge made the trek up to Camp Augusta for PoppiFest. We were blessed with great weather and fulfilling projects.
On Sunday morning, we had a great breakfast, loaded into the cars, and headed back to Piedmont. Many thanks to all the members who came, gave their efforts to help the camp and participated in the events and ceremonies!
Lodge Cub Overnight 2013
April 12-13th 2013, Garin Park, Arroyo Flats Campground
In April, the lodge held a Cub Scout Overnight at Garin Park in Hayward. I hate to admit it, but Garin is a location I've never been to, but it proved to be a really great location for an overnight. Close to home, and easy to get to, we had a whole slug of lodge members come and help the cubs and adults to have a good time. Hikes, knots, and a great campfire, wth a great spaghetti dinner, made for a great time.
The lodge did a great time making a fun trip for the cubs and parents!
Spring BBQ and Officer Elections
June 2nd, 2013, Joaquin Miller Park
Sunday, June 9th. What a day to remember for the group of brothers in the Hungteetsepoppi Lodge. We held our spring BBQ and had lots of laughs and fun times with meeting new faces and catching up with others. We had a blessed day with fine weather and also a big table of food, how can that be a bad thing?
Your new 2013 Lodge Officers!
And for some of the fellow brothers who have been with us for about a year were inducted into our Brotherhood, by going through the ceremony in which they took yet another look deeper into what the OA is all about. Though it was a short time to enjoy, we all had a great time with our family of brothers. Once we all took our picture and finished our food, we returned home hoping for the next BBQ to come soon, and to hopefully see new, young faces at the next ceremony.
A group picture from the 2013 PoppiFest.
Section W3S Conclave 2013
April 26-28th 2013, Cutter Scout Reservation
The a few brave adults made the trek to the Conclave at Camp Cutter. As opposed previous events at Cutter, this year we had incredible weather, good events, great food, and the most incrdible shows that we have seen in years. Sorry none of the youth made it, as it was a lot of fun... New Section W3S officers were elected, and we all headed out after the great weekend!
Sunday's Scout's Own service
Did you know....
The OA will celebrate it's 100th anniversary in 2015? The National Council has a huge Centennial program planned, at Michigan State University.
BTW, NOAC 2015 will be a huge event that should not be missed!
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, we're planning to host the biggest, fun-filled, most exciting National Order of the Arrow Conference in history. We want as many Arrowmen as possible to have the chance to hang out with 10,000 of their closest friends, which is why the Order is launching the Centennial Challenge! To learn more about the challenge, click here.
Legacy Project 2015
The 100th Anniversary Committee is very excited about the roll-out of Legacy Project 2015 introduced at NOAC 2012. To get more information on the celebration of the OA's 100th Anniversary, click here.
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