Volume Seven Number Two

April 2010 - December 2010

Piedmont Council, California

Words from the Chief

Our Chief...

Hello Brothers,

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chief so far, mainly because I have the honor of working with such awesome brothers! I'm so excited to continue working with all of you during my term as Lodge Chief. We have had a successful Ordeal, where we inducted many new members, we also had a delicious banquet, where Captain Scott Barringer spoke to us and told us about the job of a firefighter. After the food, we worked it all of with the tree lot setup and tear-down, which was successful as always. Remember, This year is Hungteetsepoppi’s 60th anniversary, which means it is an extra special year for our lodge! We are accepting designs for a special 60th anniversary patch, so I encourage all of you to think about designs. If we get enough, we can vote at our upcoming PoppiFest or a meeting. I know this is going to continue to be an amazing year, and I wish you all great fortune for this New Year!

Yours In Brotherhood,
Forrest Y.
Lodge Chief 2010-2011

Hungteetsepoppi Lodge
2011 Event Calendar

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - January 23th, 7:30pm

Cub Scout Outreach Overnight
February 12-13th
Coyote Hills

8th Annual PoppiFest Fellowship - Ordeal/Brotherhood Weekend
April 1-3rd, 2011
Camp Augusta

Lodge Business Meeting
Piedmont Community Church Basement - May 8th, 7:30pm

Piedmont Council
Spring Camporee
May 20-22nd, 2011
Bort Meadows

Lodge Spring BBQ
and Officer Elections
June 5th, 2011
Joaquin Miller Park

Section W3S Conclave
September 23-25th, 2011
Location TBD

Fall Ordeal Weekend
Camp Augusta
October 14-16th, 2011

Fall Lodge Banquet
Gibson Center - 6:30pm
November 6th, 2011

SummitCorps 2011

SummitCorps - The New River Experience is a service adventure from the Order of the Arrow, similar to ArrowCorps5 and the OA High Adventure Programs.

SummitCorps will take place over four weeks during July 2011: July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23, and July 24-30. Each week will be a separate session of SummitCorps, providing exciting opportunities for service, adventure, and recreation. SummitCorps will be held at the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia.

OA's Highest Honor, The Vigil

Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor. It calls for an individual with an unusual awareness of the possibilities within each situation.

The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to lodge, council, and Scouting. Membership cannot be won by a persons conscious endeavors.

The Vigil Honor is a high mark of distinction and recognition reserved for those Arrowmen who, by reason of exceptional service, personal effort, and unselfish interest, have made distinguished contributions beyond the immediate responsibilities of their position of office to one or more of the following:

* Lodge
* Order of the Arrow
* Scouting community
* Scout Camp

Hungteetsepoppi is proud to present our lodges newest Vigil. Last Summer, Jim W. survived the Vigil, and was joined by Will, Rick, and Jeff.

Congratulations Jim! The lodge is proud of your accomplishments and dedication to Scouting and the Order.

Thanks Captain Scott Barringer for joining us at the lodge Banquet!


Spring Lodge BBQ and Officer Elections Recap

June 6th, 2010, Joaquin Miller Park

On June 6, 2010 at 6:00pm, Hungteetsepoppi enjoyed the great barbecue of Art Edmonds and helpers at Joaquin Miller Park. During the barbecue, Hungteetsepoppi elected Forrest Y. to Lodge Chief, Drew M. to Assistant Lodge Chief of Program, Kleed C. to Assistant Lodge Chief of Membership, and Evans H. to Assistant Lodge Chief of Communications and Finance. (Unfortunately Kleed was not able to serve due to other commitments, and the position was filled by Tom W.... Thanks Tom!)

Indy Nelson, the Section W3S Section Secretary, visited to talk about Conclave and to meet with Hungteetsepoppi, as part of his desire to meet all of the lodges in our region. Indy has become a regular at Hungteetsepoppi lodge events.
The barbecue ended before dark, leaving many people full and satisfied.


Section W3S Conclave 2010

September 24-26th, 2010

The W3S Conclave was held last September at Camp Chesebrough. The camp is a small camp, but 175 section members filled it just perfectly, and the weather was excellent. Saturday started with many interesting training classes, and in the afternoon, numerous competitions and other fun events.

Part of our lodges contribution was the running of the Sandpainting area, and Kleed, Tom, Blaise and Forrest participated.

Every year, several lodges have their Indian Dance Teams compete, and conclave attendees are encouraged to get into a dance outfit and participate. Forrest and Tom are shown above.

Saturday night was the Section W3S officer elections, and the traditional evening show. The weather was fantastic, and no one needed more that shorts and a tee shirt right up until the end.

On Sunday morning, the results of the competitions and the Conclave award was presented. Above shows the section leadership team, including Indy, Andrew, Alan, Tom, Scott and Kevin.

Don't miss this event in 2011!

Hungteetsepoppi Fall 2010 Ordeal

October 8-10th, 2010

This year, Hungteetsepoppi Lodge held the second of its bi-annual Ordeals in October. In keeping with tradition it was held at Camp Augusta, warm beds for the members and a horse sty for the ten ordeal candidates, as usual. The weekend kicked off Friday, but breaking tradition, the ordeal started on time, 11:00pm. After the Pre-Ordeal by ceremonies team, Blaise, Ryan, Forest, and Evans, the candidates learned the riggers of the ordeal. After putting them in the corral at midnight, the team straggled back to the cabin for their quantum of sleep.

Ryan, taking one for the team, woke the candidates for their meager breakfast. The rest of the team woke an hour later for a real breakfast made by Bogie, Harms and Team. After breakfast, the members and the candidates began to work on the service projects, a tree house extension, steps around the falls, and a new fence near the bee hive area.

All of the projects were very essential and helped the camp out in many ways to prepare for the upcoming year.
We had great weather, while doing the rest of the ceremonies . We had a wonderful sunset with beautiful colors to start off the Ordeal ceremony, which started at twilight. After the new members were welcomed to our circle, the whole troop ran to their much desired feast, the highlight of all Ordeals.

After dinner, everyone headed into the lodge for orientation and then to bed. This time everyone got a cabin. To end the weekend we had a beautiful sunrise, and happy smiles all around, or at least on the members. There ended up being ten new Ordeal members, nevertheless, the Ordeal went really well, with a great cliché ending to a wonderful and fun weekend.
Evans H.

Hungteetsepoppi Fall Banquet

November 7th, 2010

On Sunday, November 7th, Hungteetsepoppi came together for the annual Lodge Dinner.
Once again this years OA dinner was a success! There was a wonderful bar-b-que dinner and an amazing speaker.
Everybody enjoyed hearing Captain Scott Barringer talk about the Fire Department and what ever else the audience threw at him. The Captain kept the rambunctious audience engaged with his humorous wit and interesting topics. No matter how random the question, the captain would keep his composure, answer it, and resist the urge to look longingly at his radio, which was always close by in case of emergency. But in reality, he was a charismatic speaker, who knew his material, and made all the members in the room feel safe in the hands of the Piedmont fire department.
The rest of the night was tons of fun with conversations and a great dessert of Apple pie.
At the dinner, we also had Indy Nelson, Section W3A Secretary, pay for a visit and dinner.
Thank you everybody for being there and I know you all had fun!
Evans H.


In this Issue:

Words from the Chief

Spring Lodge BBQ Recap

W3S Conclave last September

Another Great Fall Ordeal at Camp Augusta

Lodge Fall Banquet with Captain Scott Barringer

Get Ready for the Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal April 1-3, 2011

OA's Highest Honor -
The Vigil Honor

Did you know....

Upcoming Events:

Lodge Meeting
January 23rd, 2011 7:30pm, PCC Scout Basement

Spring Cub Scout Overnight
February 12-13th, 2011
Coyote Hills

Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal Weekend
April 1-3rd, 2011
Camp Augusta

Piedmont Council Spring Camporee
May 20-22nd, 2011
Bort Meadows

Lodge Spring BBQ and Officer Elections
June 5th, 2011
Joaquin Miller Park Picnic Area

Section W3S Conclave
September 23-25th, 2011 Camp Chesebrough

Mark your calendar for the Lodge Spring PoppiFest and Ordeal on April 1-3. Lots of fun, good service, great food, and the carnival Saturday night!
We hope you plan to attend!

Indian Summer
April 15-18th, 2010

Indian Summer 2011 will be held at the Ridgecrest Conference Center, Asheville, N.C. the week of August 1 – 6, 2011. Here are some of the activities that will occur:

Native American Activities
Indian Summer 2011 will expand your understanding of the American Indian culture. Opportunities will be focused on learning to dance, making outfits and crafts, singing and many other areas of the American Indian culture. You will have an opportunity to gain hands on experience with some of the best craftsmen in the Scouting movement.

Inductions and Ceremonies
No matter what role you have in the induction of new members into our great Brotherhood, there is something for you at Indian Summer 2011! From bettering yourself as a ceremonialist to running an Ordeal, Indian Summer 2011 will provide you with the information and skills needed to improve your lodge’s Inductions process.

Activities and Recreation
While Indian Summer 2011 will focus on building your dance or ceremony skills, there will also be plenty of time to participate in other recreation. The Activities and Recreation Committee will sponsor a number of programs and events throughout the conference for all Arrowmen to enjoy. Participants will be divided into nations, each having their own specific tribes and clans. Clans will consist of members of like ages while also being very diverse, giving you the chance to network and gain knowledge from several Arrowmen across the country.

In the ongoing spirit of service, you will have the opportunity to participate in a substantial service project, planned in conjunction with the Ridgecrest Conference Center. Utilizing all that Ridgecrest has to offer, there will be many different and exciting recreational activities to give you the opportunity to make the best of YOUR Indian Summer 2011 experience. Not only will you gain knowledge to better your lodge's American Indian Affairs, you'll also be creating a memorable event with Arrowmen from lodges all across the nation.

Sign up now for the 2011 Indian Summer – you won't want to miss it. The cost is either $325 or $425 depending on your choice of accommodations. Check here for more information!

Indian Summer Info

Did you know....

New Ordeal members should visit the lodge website and click on the Jumpstart logo or click below, and learn about the Order of the Arrow!

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