Volume Eleven Number Two

June 2014 - July 2014

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Chief

Hello my fellow Arrow Men. I would like to thank you all for electing me to be your new chief of the Order of the Arrow. I know this year is going to be a big since we are holding the Conclave in 2015 at Coast Guard Island and its going to be our 100th anniversary. I'm gonna need everyone to be on board and ready to go to help make this year the best year of The Order of the Arrow. If any of you have questions or concerns, call my cell, or email me at Chief@OA466.org

Yours In scouting
Carson S.

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge 2014 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
August 24th, 2014
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

Webeloree Weekend
Gilespie Site, Tilden Park
September 13-14th

2014 PoppiFest Ordeal Weekend
Camp Augusta
October 10-12th, 2014

Lodge Annual Banquet
November 2nd, 2014
6:30pm, Gibson Center
Corpus Christi Church

Scout Tree Lot Setup
November 23rd?, 2014, 9:00am

Executive Committee Meeting and LLD Training
December 7th, 2014, 6:00pm
Piedmont Council Office

Scout Tree Lot Tear-down
December TBD, 2014, 9:00am

2015 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
January 25th, 2015
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

Lodge Executive Meeting
February 15th, 2015
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

2015 PoppiFest Ordeal Weekend
Camp Augusta
March 20-22nd, 2015

Section W3S Conclave
Hungteetsepoppi Hosting
April 24-26th, 2015
Coast Guard Island

Piedmont Council Camporee
Camp Tamarancho
May 1-3rd, 2015

Spring BBQ and Officer Elections
6pm, June 7th, 2015
Joaquin Miller Park

NOAC 2015
August 3rd - 8th, 2015
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Lodge Business Meeting
August 23rd, 2015
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

Section W3S 2015 Conclave

April 24-26th, 2015, at Coast Guard Island

In 2015, Hungteetsepoppi and our neighbor lodge Kaweah (Alameda) will be hosting the 2015 Conclave at Coast Guard Island.

This will be a really exciting event at a really nice location. All lodge members are asked to reserve this special date. It's all hands on deck for making sure we have a fantastic weekend. Reserve the dates, April 24-26th, 2015!


Spring BBQ and Officer Election

June 8th, 2014, Joaquin Miller Park

On June 8th, 2014, Hungteetsepoppi lodge held its Spring Barbecue and Officer Elections at Joaquin Miller Park. Thankfully the weather on the 8th was uneventful, so the barbecue and elections were not interrupted by any flying animals or oversized raindrops. The sun was out and the temperature resembled a snazzy 68 degrees. Overall, it was all around good outdoor weather.

This Springs event was one of the best attended barbecues Hungteetsepoppi has had, with attendance reaching nearly 40 people. Thanks to our Menu Organizers and Barbecuers, there was more than enough burgers, hot dogs, chips, pie, and beverages for all the Lodge members. Thanks goes out to Chris Lee and Reuben Rivera for grilling, and Ms. Carter, Mr. Andreas, Mr. Orgeron, Mr. Stewart, and Mr. Fischer for organizing the menus. In addition to the barbecued burgers and hot dogs, Mr. Stewart had brought some homemade key lime pie, which was not only fantastic, but it had the ability to disappear when placed next to lodge members.

In officer elections, Lodge Chief Brendan G. and Vice Chiefs Max B., Sam W., and John S. were relieved of their duties. In their places, Carson S. was elected Lodge Chief, Omar A-R as VC of Ceremonies, Scott N. as VC of Activities, and Russell R. as VC of Finance and Communications. In other news, Forest Y. received an the Founders Award for his dedication and long service with the Order of the Arrow. His contributions to the Lodge are remembered and greatly appreciated.

-- Russell R.

Lodge 2014 Backpacking Trip

July 28th-August 2nd, 2014, Emigrant Wilderness

The 2nd annual backpacking trip was a blast! We had 4 adults and 1 youth go this year to the Emigrant Wilderness, about 30 miles north of Yosemite Valley in the high Sierra Mountains. Our starting place on Monday morning was 8200 feet at the Gianelli Cabin trailhead, which would be the lowest elevation we would be at all week. We had a slow start, only going in about 2.5 miles so our bodies could start acclimating to the altitude, staying the night at Mr. Fischer's favorite lake, Lake Powell.

The next morning we had a nice and slow packing-up, so we left at about 9am and started the toughest leg of journey, going roughly 8.5 miles to Upper Wire Lake. This took most of the day to get to, and all bodies weren't happy, but it whipped us up into shape.
So on Wednesday we did a long day hike cross-country, going to Middle Wire, and farther down to Lower Wire Lake. We ate lunch at the top of a ridge, then crossed 2 more ridges, putting us over 9000 feet every time, to get to Long Lake. Our destination for the day was beautiful, with a bit of sprinkles and thunder throughout the hike before heading back to camp at Upper Wire.

On Thursday we headed for Toe Jam Lake, as we where slowly heading out of Emigrant. Located at 8600 feet, it was a beautiful lake and we went swimming because it was as warm was a pool! Friday morning we headed back towards Lake Powell, as we had left Fridays dinner and Saturdays breakfast hiding there in a bag up in a tree. It was our last night in the Emigrant Wilderness, and the night was clear and calm.

So on Saturday it was a short hike (as it had been on the way in) to get back to the car. On the way back to the bay area, we ate lunch in Sonora and made a straight shot home.
Over the course of the week we backpacked over 35 miles in 5 days, and lots of day hiking. But it was a fun and leisurely trip though the granite, with beauty and green life abounding, and amazing vista views at the top of every hill and mountain we climbed.

-- John


In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Lodge Spring BBQ and Officer Elections Recap

OA Backpacking Report

2015 Conclave

NOAC 2015

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Business Meeting
August 24th, 7:30pm, Church Basement

Piedmont Council Webeloree
September 13-14th, Tilden Park, Gilespie Camp

Fall PoppiFest and Ordeal Weekend
October 10-12th, 2014
Camp Augusta

Lodge Fall Banquet
November 2nd, 2014, 6:30pm
Gibson Center - Corpus Christi

Lodge LLD Training and Exec Meeting
December 7th, 2014, 6pm, Scout Office

NOAC 2015

The National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is the premier event of the Order of the Arrow, and is Scouting's second-largest national event. Over 10,000 Arrowmen from across our nation gather for an inspirational and unforgettable experience full of fellowship, training, adventure, and fun!

During NOAC, Arrowmen will participate in a six-day conference which includes top notch training sessions, cool recreational opportunities, evening shows full of theatrics and special effects, and exciting programs.

The 2015 NOAC will be held from August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. Arrowmen can travel to NOAC with our lodge contingent, or as a staff member supporting the thousands of Arrowmen attending in the conference.

Registration for the Conference has already started, with 300 members registering in the first 20 days. Contact Kevin Fischer if you would like more information on attending, but you will need to sign up soon.

Don't miss out on NOAC in 2015, because the next one won't be until 2018! To reserve your spot in our lodge contingent talk to your lodge adviser, or lodge staff adviser today.

The NOAC 2015 conference fee is $475. Our contingent will have additional costs that include travel expenses. The key leadership for the conference was announced at the 2013 National Planning Meeting. More information is available here.

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