Volume Six Number Three

July 2009 - September 2009

Piedmont Council, California


Words from the Outgoing Chief

Our Chief...

Hello my fellow Arrowmen,

It has been a great honor serving the lodge for the past two years. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me during my term as Lodge Chief of this great Lodge. We had a vast year. At our June BBQ; we had some great food, fun times and elected new lodge leadership. We also sent a contingent to this year’s national scouting event, the National Order of the Arrow Conference. We all participated in a week full of fantastic classes, amazing shows, fun patch trading, and a grand good time with other arrowman. I can’t wait to see what the next newly elected lodge leadership has in store for the lodge and I wish them the best of luck.
Yours in Cheerful Service,
Will C.

Words from the Incoming Chief

Our Chief...

Hello everyone. As summer comes to an end, it’s time for us to come back to the Order of the Arrow. My goals this year is to have more youth come to this year’s meetings and events because right now we have less than two youth members coming to an OA meeting. We need to get more than two youth members to come to this year’s meetings and events so that this kind of problem doesn’t keep on repeating itself. One goal that I do want to achieve this year is to get Most Indian Lodge Award. My new vice officers will do their best to make sure they will get the job done. I am looking forward to seeing you this year. Have fun.

Yours in Brotherhood
Michael C.
Incoming Lodge Chief


Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2009-10 Event Calendar

Section W3S Conclave
Camp Royaneh
September 25-27th, 2009

Hungteetsepoppi Fall Ordeal
October 16-18th, 2009
Camp Augusta

Hungteetsepoppi Fall Banquet
November 8th, 2009
Gibson Center
Corpus Chris Church

2010

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 13th, 2010

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 7th, 2010

PoppiFest and Ordeal
Camp Augusta
Tentative-March 12-14th, 2010


 

Section W3S Conclave

September 25-27, 2009
Camp Royaneh, Cazadero

All Lodge members are encouraged to sign up for the Section Conclave at Camp Royaneh! This will be the first conclave of the new Section W3S, and it should be a lot of fun. Never been to Conclave? Here are some FAQs about it:

When is it? September 25-27, 2009. Conclave activities usually last from around 7 o’clock Friday night to about 10 o’clock Sunday morning.

What will I do? Conclave begins Friday evening with an opening show. The next morning is spent training members on a variety of topics relevant to the OA, and helpful for you as a leader in your home unit. In the afternoon, all bets are off as members take part in competitions of all sorts, and relax on the midway. The day ends with Section elections and a closing show.

How much does it cost? New Arrowmen (Completed your Ordeal last fall): $30,
Early registration: $40,
On-site: $50

Click HERE to find out more about Conclave and to register.


Kevin's Canadian Odyssey 2009

Summer 2009, Ontario, Canada

I want to tell you about my wonderful Canadian Odyssey into the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. I went through OA High Adventure at a ridiculously low rate and had an amazing time. I was with eight fellow arrowmen from all parts of the US ranging from Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and a few other states. For the first week we constructed and rebuilt trails in the bug infested woods of Canada. One guy got so many bites that his eyes swelled shut but don’t worry, every minute was worth it. Every morning we would wake up to the sounds of beavers slapping their tails and bald eagles flying without a care in the world. Then we would paddle two miles to our worksite and cover ourselves up as much as possible since we all ran out of bug spray within the first few days…We mostly were doing erosion prevention so lots of rock bars and check dams.

Then the second week we started our canoeing journey south to Ely, MN from Atikokan, Ontario. The Quetico is the most pristine wilderness I have ever ventured in and saw maybe ten people in the two weeks I was out there. It was one beautiful lake after another with extremely pure drinking water that did not even need to be filtered. Wow did it taste AMAZING! We would do about 20 miles a day and once or twice we did 30+ miles so my upper body definitely got a nice workout every day. One of the hardest parts on the trip was portaging which was always an adventure in its self. The Quetico only has six park rangers regulating the 1.2 million acre park so lets just say the trails were a little ruff to get through. One trail we had to walk through had water coming up to our waists and countless times we had to bushwhack to get to the other lake. Portaging means you have to carry all your gear to the other lake and we had to do it in one trip. So one person would have the 70 lbs canoe, one with a 60 lbs clothes pack, and one with the very heavy food. There were some short portages and some long ones which really took it out of me. While canoeing we saw two or three moose, numerous beavers, and countless bald eagles. This trip without a doubt tested my limits since we ended up paddling 140 miles in one week but I had the best time of my life. I am now thinking about working their next summer and experiencing the whole summer in the Canadian woods! I would highly suggest this program to anyone who is looking for an adventure and wants to give back to mother nature.

Thanks, Kevin C.

 

In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Section W3S Conclave

OA Canadian Odyssey

Fall Ordeal 2009

Fall Lodge Banquet

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Section W3S Conclave
September 25-27, Camp Royaneh

Fall Ordeal Weekend
Tentative date:
October 23-25th, 2009
Camp Augusta

Lodge Fall Banquet
Tentative date:
November 8th, 2009
Gibson Center
Corpus Christ Church

Fall Ordeal
October 23-25th, 2009

The lodge will hold the Annual Fall Ordeal weekend on October 23-25th, at Camp Augusta.
This is our most important induction and service event, so please plan to attend. Reservation forms will be mailed to all Lodge Members shortly. Completed forms should be into the Council Office by Friday, October 16th.
Drivers are needed. everyone is requested to attend and participate.

Current Ordeal Members are encouraged to become Brotherhood members!


Lodge Banquet
November 8th, 2009

The lodge will hold the Annual Fall Banquet on (tentative) November 8th, 2009 at Gibson Center. All lodge members are invited to atend. We will have a guest speaker, and a great dinner. New lodge members will attend free, but it's only $7.00 for all existing members.

Good food, scouting friends, special speaker... What more could you ask for?

See you in November!


Did you know....

That the OA participates in the National Jamboree?

Next Summer, July 26th - August 4th, 2010, the National Jamboree will be held at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.

The OA is looking for Staff to help in the "Indian Village", Service Corps, adn the OA Show "Mysterium Compass". Click here for more information: JAMBOREE STAFF


Congratulations to lodge members Will and Mike C. on your Eagle!

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