Volume Six Number Four

October 2009 - December 2009

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Chief

Our Chief...

Dear Members of Hungteetsepoppi,

As the New Year approaches, I would like to encourage the youth members of Hungteetsepoppi to get active in our Lodge by coming to our next Lodge Meeting (January 24th) and attend PoppiFest/Spring Ordeal in March (12th-14th).
Also, recruit more Ordeal Members and Brotherhood Members to attend by talking to our brothers, reminding them how much fun it is to be a part of the Order of the Arrow, especially when you’re having fun at PoppiFest in March (Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge).
Let’s stay active, have fun and enjoy serving our community and our fellow brothers in the Lodge. I am looking forward to seeing you this year.

Yours in Brotherhood
Michael C.
Incoming Lodge Chief

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2009-10 Event Calendar


Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 24th, 2010

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

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Scouting's 100th Anniversary Jamboree Weekend
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
April 15-18th, 2010

Cub Outreach Overnighter
Tenative May 8-9th, 2010
Location TBD

Section W3S Conclave
Moffatt Field
September 24-26th, 2010

OA High Adventure Update

The Order of the Arrow offers high adventure programs featuring opportunities for cheerful service. This tradition continues in the summer of 2010 with the OA Trail Crew (OATC) at Philmont and OA Wilderness Voyage (OAWV) and OA Canadian Odyssey (OACO) both at Northern Tier. There are still slots available for Arrowmen to participate in these once in a lifetime programs!

As always the OA's high adventure programs continue to be the most affordable way to experience Northern Tier or Philmont. OA Trail Crew and Canadian Odyssey are only $200 and OA Wilderness Voyage is only $150 for a two week experience. For every three boys that want to go to Philmont, only one will get in due to the overwhelming popularity of Philmont. The OA's programs offer Arrowmen a "shortcut" to Philmont.

OA Ocean Adventure will be taking a year off for 2010 as the Order of the Arrow and the Florida Sea Base work together to create a more dynamic program for future years. This new program will give Arrowmen an opportunity to positively impact the Florida Keys and surrounding areas to a greater extent than ever before. Stay tuned to the national OA High Adventure web site for updates throughout the year.

More information and applications for OA Trail Crew, OA Wilderness Voyage, and OA Canadian Odyssey can be found at:



Section W3S Conclave Recap

September 25-27, 2009
Camp Royaneh, Cazadero

A small but determined group attended the first W3S Conclave in September. This was the first conclave after forming the new section, and the first that have been held in September for decades.

The Conclave began Friday evening with an opening show. OA members were stragling in for hours due to the long travel distance from the bay area to Camp Royaneh. The next morning was spent training members on a variety of topics relevant to the OA, scouting, and outdoor topics. Lunch was held, and the members were off in the afternoon on a variety of competitions. Hungteetsepoppi gave out Gatorade to the sports participants, and the lodge adults held down the midway booth, while relaxing and telling stories. Once again, Associate Adviser Faison and Mrs. Aracic manned the Sand Painting station, guiding impressionable youth in the fine art of working with sand. Congratulations to Forrest for placing in the sand painting competition

Saturday night included the new section officer elections, a patch auction, the closing show, and an ice cream social. Money was squandered, waistlines were expanded, and lots of money was raised to support the section program.

On Sunday morning, a closing show was held where the conclave results were revealed, and the new Section officers were installed. Congratulations to Alan, Bradley and Indy on their election to office!

2009 Lodge Fall Banquet

November 8th, 2009 - Gibson Center

On Sunday, November 8th, the Lodge came together for the annual Lodge Dinner.

Once again this year’ OA dinner was a success! There was a wonderful bar-b-que dinner and an amazing speaker.

Everybody enjoyed hearing Gray Catheral talk about the Piedmont Post; about when it was established and much much more. I have known Gray for a long time now and he is an amazing person. He is so dedicated to the Piedmont Post and the city of Piedmont. He started a paper just for the town of Piedmont. At the time The Piedmonter was the only town newspaper, it was barely a town newspaper because it was and still is printed in Oakland. It usually has a couple of pages with Piedmont activities but otherwise it is all news outside of Piedmont.

When Gray noticed that there wasn’t a paper just for the town of Piedmont he instantly wanted to make one. So that’s what he did, he got together with a group of people and started the Piedmont Post. Since then it’s been a success and people have supported and loved it for years.

The rest of the night was tons of fun with conversations and a great dessert of Apple pie.

At the dinner, we also had two guests from the Section. Indy Nelson, Section W3A Secretary, and Alan Camarillo, Section W3S Chief attended.

Thank you everybody for being there and hope you all had fun!



In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Section W3S Conclave Recap

Fall Lodge Banquet

Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal weekend

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Meeting
January 24th, 7:30pm, PCC Scout Basement

Spring PoppiFest-Ordeal Weekend
March 12-14th, 2010
Camp Augusta

Lodge Meeting
April 11th, 7:30pm, PCC Scout Basement

Scouting's 100th Anniversary Jamboree
April 15-18th, County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal Weekend
March 12-14th, 2010

The lodge will hold the Annual PoppiFest, with an Ordeal and Brotherhood on March 12-14th.

Due to the cancellation of the Fall Ordeal because of scheduling conflicts, the Ordeal will be held at PoppiFest. We still plan on having the traditional Carnival (with games of chance, and prizes...) on Saturday night, but this time, new lodge Ordeal members will join us for the event,

Drivers are needed. everyone is requested to attend and participate.

Current Ordeal Members are encouraged to become Brotherhood members!

Join us in March!

Did you know....

During the Fall Lodge Banquet, lodge youth members came together and elected Kellan T. as our new Lodge Vice Chief of Communications and Finance.

Congratulations Kellan!

Celebrating 100 Years

For 100 years, the BSA has created a foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America's youth. Our 100th Anniversary is a milestone bigger than a single day celebration.

Scouting is inviting everyone in America to get involved.

Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree

Scouting's 100th Anniversary Jamboree Weekend, April 15-18th, 2010

Our lodge will be participating with other lodges of Section W3S for an OA exhibit at the Jamboree.

More information on our participation will be available after the January Section W3S planning meeting.

You can get more information on the Jamboree by visiting the event Website:
100th Anniversary Jamboree Website

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