Volume Five Number Three

July 2008 - September 2008

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Chief

Our Chief...

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a nice summer and I can't wait to start off this OA year as Lodge Chief. My goals this year is to have fun, to get Most Indian Lodge Award, and to have more Arrowmen active in Hungteetsepoppi events. I have a great set of vice officers this year that I know will get their jobs done, and I know we will have a great year.

Yours in Brotherhood
Will C.

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2008-2009 Event Calendar


Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Hungteetsepoppi Fall Ordeal
October 3-5th
Camp Augusta

Lodge Sponsored Cub Overnight
Coyote Hills
October 18-19th

Lodge Fall Banquet
Corpus Christi School Auditorium
November 2nd, 6:00pm

Western Region NLS / NLATS
Coast Guard Island
November 14-16, 2008


Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 25th, 2009

PoppiFest and Ordeal
Camp Augusta
March 6-8th, 2009

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15th, 2009

Section W3A Conclave
Location TBD
April 24-26th, 2009

Lodge Spring BBQ and Elections
Location TBD -6:00pm
Sunday, June 14th, 2009

National OA Conference
Indiana University
August 1-6th, 2009

The "gang of youth" from Hungteetsepoppi at Conclave 2008

The "gang of shift adults" from Hungteetsepoppi at Conclave 2008


Lodge Business Meeting

Sunday, September 14th, 7:30pm, 2008

On Sunday, September 14th, the lodge will hold it's first business meeting of the new scout year. Preparations will be made for the Ordeal weekend (October 3-5th) and the Cub Overnight (October 18-19th). Please join us for this important meeting!

Hungteetsepoppi Fall Ordeal

October 3-5th, 2008, at Camp Augusta

The lodge will hold the Annual Fall Ordeal weekend on October 3-5th, at Camp Augusta. This is our most important induction and service event, so please plan to attend. Reservation forms should be into the Council Office by Friday, September 19th. Drivers are needed.

Lodge BBQ and Officer Elections

June 22nd, 2008

On June 22, 2008 Hungteetsepoppi had their Summer BBQ and officer elections at Jim W’s grandmothers house. Youth Arrowmen were having fun in the pool. Adult Arrowmen enjoyed conversations and appetizers pool side. After everyone helped themselves to hot dogs and hamburgers, the elections for the 2008-2009 year commenced. Poppi’s Newest Lodge Officers

The new Lodge Chief is Will C., the new Vice Chief of Communications and Finance is Burr F., the new Vice Chief of Membership is John W. and the new Vice Chief of Programs is Gideon C-P. Congratulations to our newest officers.

Will C.

10 Lodge Members Attended ArrowCorps5 in July

Shasta - Trinity National Forest
July 12-19th, 2008

Shasta - Trinity National Forest

10 Poppi Arrowmen Went To Shasta for ArrowCorps5

In a new program of national service, the Order of the Arrow, an honor society for the Boys Scouts of America, offered ArrowCorps5 to both youth and adult Arrowmen. Described as "one of the largest conservation efforts in Scouting's history" by the Boy Scouts of America, approximately 5,000 Arrowmen converged on five different National Forest sites to work on various conservation projects. These projects included building new trails, restoring old trails, and helping remove thousands of tons of trash in an illegal dump site, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.
Hungteetsepoppi Lodge from Piedmont Council sent 10 Arrowmen last week to the ArrowCorps5 Shasta-Trinity National Forest Project. The Arrowmen were Lodge Advisor Kevin Fischer, OA adult members Rick Clark and Randy Litteneker. The OA youth members were, Mike and Will C., Kevin C., Derek DeR., Alan L., and Jim and John W. "The project is an opportunity to highlight the value of community service," said Brenda Tracy, Acting Public Uses Staff Officer for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. "This will be one of the largest volunteer service projects ever performed on National Forest System lands." The Shasta-Trinity National Forest Project consisted of several elements of work on the Pacific Crest Trail. Arrowmen rebuilt feeder trails to the Pacific Crest Trail, cleared an illegal dump site, and performed trail maintenance and fuel reduction at sites along the Pacific Crest Trail near Mt.Shasta. These sites were located approximately 30 miles from the Shasta-Trinity fire complex.
After the week of work was completed, the Arrowmen were given a day off to do exciting activities like climb Mt. Lassen, explore caves, go to the beach, or play a round of golf at the local country club. During the closing ceremony, the Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture, Mark E. Ray, congratulated everyone on “…a job that would not have been completed without the Order of the Arrow’s help.”

Will C.


In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Words from the Past Chief

Lodge BBQ and Officer Elections Recap

ArrowCorps5 Shasta-Trinity Trip Report

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Business Meeting
September 14th, 7:30pm
Piedmont Community Church Basement

Fall Ordeal Weekend
October 3rd-5th
Camp Augusta

Lodge Outreach CUB Overnight at Coyote Hills
October 18-19th
Coyote Hills Reg. Park

Lodge Fall Banquet
November 2nd, 6pm
Corpus Christi School Auditorium

Words from the Past Chief....

Dear fellow Arrowmen,
It has been a great honor serving the lodge the past year. Our lodge is truly great because of its members, and I thank everyone in the lodge for giving me the chance to be lodge chief. We had a very successful year, hosting a great conclave at Coast Guard Island, sending 10 Arrowmen to Arrowcorps 5, and being active locally in the council.
We have had a great couple of months, at our June BBQ; we had some great food, fun times and elected new lodge leadership. We also sent a large contingent to this years national scouting event, Arrowcorps 5, where we participated in the largest civilian service project since World War II. All of us had a great time repairing trails in the Shasta Trinity National Forest.
I have great confidence in our newly elected lodge leadership; Will, John, Gideon, and Burr will lead Hungteetsepoppi to another great year.
Yours in Brotherhood,
Jim W.

Did you know....
that the OA will be holding the next National OA Conference at Indiana University in Bloomington, on August 1-6th, 2009?

Hungteetsepoppi will be forming a contingent to attend this event next summer. If you are interested, please contact the Chief or Adviser of the lodge!

Did you know....
that Past Chief Jim W.

and Past Chief Kevin C.

are two of the councils newest Eagle Scouts?

Congratulations Jim and Kevin!

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