Volume Fourteen Number One

January 2016 - August 2017

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Outgoing Chief

Dear Lodge,
As a quick note from your outgoing chief, I'd like to thank everyone for a great year of scouting. I had a great time getting to lead you guys at the ordeal and other events. I have great confidence that Edward will be a great chief and will do a good job leading us in this upcoming year. I have high hopes for the future of the lodge. 

Past Chief,
Ayden R.

Words from the Incoming Chief

Hello fellow Arrowmen
It's a new year and I am happy to take the torch from Ayden. I hope that this year will gain as many new members as the last and overall be just as good. Although I'm busy, I will still do my best to fulfill my responsibilities to the lodge. I hope to see everyone at the Ordeals and at Conclave. If you have any questions or concerns please call me or contact me via my email, Chief@OA466.org.
Yours in Scouting,
Edward H.

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge 2017 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
August 27th, 2017
Sunday, 7:30pm
Piedmont Scout Basement

Webeloree Breakfast
September 17th, 2017 @ 7am
Gilespie @ Tilden

Lodge Exec Meeting and Officer LLD Training
Tentatively September 24th, 2017 @ 10am
Scout Office

Lodge Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest
October 13-15th
Camp Augusta

Fall Lodge Banquet
November 5th, 2017
Guild Hall or
Corpus Christi Church

Lodge Tree Lot Service Projects
November 19th 2017, 9am
Coaches Field

Lodge Exec Meeting

December 10th, 2017 @ 7pm
Scout Office

Lodge Tree Lot Service Projects
December 23rd 2017, 9am
Coaches Field

2018 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
January 7th, 2018, 7:30pm, Piedmont Church Basement

Lodge Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal
March 23-25th, 2018
Camp Augusta

2018 W3S Conclave
April 20-22nd, 2018
Camp Chawanakee

Camporee and Officer Elections
April 27-29th, 2018
Location TBD

Lodge Spring BBQ
June 3rd, 6pm
Joaquin Miller Park

NOAC 2018
July 30th - August 4th, 2018
Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.


August Lodge Meeting

Sunday, August 27th, 7:30pm, PCC Basement

The lodge will hold the first business meeting of the new scouting season on Sunday, August 27th, at 7:30pm, in the Piedmont Community Church basement. We will be planning for Unit Elections, the Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest in October, The Webeloree Breakfast on September 17th, and the OA Cub Overnight in late October. Please plan to attend. Snacks will be served...

Fall Ordeal Weekend and PoppiFest

October 13th -15th, at Camp Augusta

The Lodge will hold the Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest at Camp Augusta October 13-15th. We will be holding Ordeal, and Brotherhood ceremonies on this weekend. Volunteers and participants are needed, and I'd appreciate hearing from you if you are planning to attend. And, of course, we will hold the traditional Saturday night carnival! Lots of prizes!
More information and forms at the August meeting.

2017 Spring PoppiFest

In March, a small group of lodge members made the trip to Camp Augusta for a bit of service. Members arrived Friday night, and performed service for the camp during the day on Saturday.

Congratulations to Jeff Lindenmuth and Ayden R. on the completion of their Vigil!

2017 Officer Elections

At the Council Camporee....

As is now a new tradition, Piedmont’s Hungteetsepoppi Lodge held their annual officer elections at the Camporee’s closing campfire to elect a new Lodge Chief and lodge officers for the next year. Once all the troops had finished presenting their skits and songs and had head back to their respective campsites, the arrowmen of Hungteetsepoppi lodge remained by the fire and gathered for the annual officer election. Lodge Chief Ayden R. lead the group in the election of four new officers:
Edward H, out new Lodge Chief
Vice Chief of Membership=Alfred T.
Vice Chief of Communications and Finance=Griffin A.
Vice Chief of Program=Tommy S.

Many thanks to our new officers for stepping up to help, and a huge thank you to Ayden, Edward, and the two other officers who helped over the past year!

2017 W3S Conclave

April 24-26th, 2017, Camp Lehi

Although attendance from our lodge was low, the Conclave was still eventful. The many activities ranged from slingshots to tomahawk throwing to sand painting. After eating dinner at In-N-Out burger on Friday night, the group pitched their tents and got set up. The next day, breakfast was served and training sessions started. They included blacksmithing, patch design, and learning about guns. After lunch, there were the competition events mentioned earlier. Each lodge went against the others in a friendly competition until a steak dinner was served. Later, everyone went to the central campfire to do skits and elections for the next section chief. By Sunday morning, everyone was ready to head home.

Spring BBQ and Officer Inductions

June 6th, 2017, at Joaquin Miller Park

The lodge held the yearly spring BBQ again at Joaquin Miller Park.

New Chief Edward was retired as Vice Chief, and inducted as the new Chief. Outgoing Lodge Chief Ayden was retired. Both officers received outgoing officer plaques in appreciation for their efforts over the past year!


In this Issue:

Words from the Chiefs

2017 Officer Elections

2017 W3S Conclave

Spring BBQ and officer inductions

Spring PoppiFest

Lodge Fall Banquet

New Lodge Vigil Members

NOAC 2018

Did you know...

Upcoming Events 2018:

Lodge Business Meeting
August 27th, 7:30pm, Piedmont Church Basement

Webeloree Breakfast
September 17th, 7am, Gilespie site in Tilden Park

Lodge Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest
October 13-15th, Camp Augusta

Fall Cub Overnight
October 27-28th
Garin Park

Lodge Annual Banquet
November 5th, Location still TBD

New Lodge Vigil Members

This last spring at PoppiFest, the lodge was please to induct two new Vigil members.

We are proud to announce that former staff adviser, Jeff Lindenmuth, and Lodge Chief (at the time) Ayden R. completed their vigil successfully.

Congratulations Jeff and Ayden on your achievement!

NOAC 2018:

The 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) is officially less than one year away. Approximately 8,000 Arrowmen will converge at Indiana University from July 30 - August 4, 2018, in Bloomington, IN to partake in fellowship, training, and shows. The NOAC 2018 contingent registration will open on October 2, 2017.

Sign-ups will begin this fall!

Did you know...

Do you need an escape from that 9-5 job, summer classes or the monotony of staring out of your bedroom window longing for something new? If your answer is yes, the Order of the Arrow has the answer for you.

Each summer, the Order of the Arrow offers a myriad of different High Adventure opportunities to meet your summer needs whether its wetting your appetite by going for a plunge in the Atlantic Ocean with the Ocean Adventure at the Florida Sea Base; maybe hiking is your passion, what better place to go than the Philmont Scout Ranch where you can hike the same trails as your Scoutmaster or Scouting ancestors as a part of your Trail Crew experience. Contact Kevin Fischer for more information!

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