Words from the Chief
Hello fellow arrow men and happy new year! I first want to thank all of you who participated in the takedown and/or set up of the tree lot, it was a success because of you! Second, we have a great year ahead of us. With all sorts of new activities planned for this coming spring! Hope everyone is getting excited for all that is to come.
Hungteetsepoppi Lodge 2016 Event Calendar
Lodge Business Meeting
2016 W3S Conclave
Fall Spring BBQ and Officer Elections
Lodge 2016 Backpacking Trip
Tree Lot Service
November 22nd and December 20th, 2015
Once again in the fall of 2015, the OA made the Council Tree Lot one of its major service projects.
As soon as the lot had sold out and ceased operation, another 21 members arrived on the morning of December 20th to help with the disassembly. All of the same items worked on in November were carefully taken down and packed away in the container for use next year. A total of 44 more service hours were logged.
The 2016 national event, NEXT: A New Century, will be truly unlike anything the Order of the Arrow has ever seen. Youth leaders from across the nation will gather at Indiana University from July 30 to August 3, 2016 in order to learn, grow and be inspired as we proceed into a new century of service. This hands-on, high-energy event will focus on membership, program and innovation at the local level, which will subsequently empower participants to return home and be powerful agents of change.
NOAC 2015 Re-Cap
August 3-8th, 2015, Michigan State University
This last August, nine Arrowmen traveled to the Michigan State University campus for NOAC 2015, and two lodge adult members served as conference staff. The six days flew by quickly and a great time was had by all who attended. Below are some comments from Ben and Ayden:
When I signed up for NOAC, I personally did not know what I was getting myself into. I knew about the many events, the awesome shows, the dorm-living, and multifarious activities, but as soon as I arrived at Michigan State University my whole perception of NOAC 2015 was superseded by the reality of this conference. NOAC 2015 was a special NOAC. Although this was my first NOAC (and certainly not the last), I could tell that the fact that this NOAC rested upon the 100th anniversary of the Order made this NOAC stand apart from all of the others. Most of NOAC 2015 events and activities were all tailored to commemorate the 100th year of the Order, and because of this I learned a lot about the history, the present, and the possible future of the Order. Since I came to this conference acting as Lodge Chief for Hungteetsepoppi, I got to participate in the National Council of Chiefs, where I got to participate in a Q&A session with some of the biggest names in Scouting, such as Robert Gates. NOAC was a time where I could truly explore all of my interests in Scouting. From discovering the hobby of patch trading to making a neckerchief slide out of plastic and learning about the history of the Order in the GEO, being at NOAC 2015 gave me a whole new perspective on Scouting. Despite all of these awesome activities, however, I enjoyed talking and relating to Arrowmen around the country the most. While at NOAC, I got to room with a fellow Arrowman from Georgia and meet others from around the nation, as far as Puerto Rico and as close as Alameda. We all had many different perspectives on politics, religion, and other personal beliefs but the fact that we were still able to connect on the central fact that we are all Arrowmen solidified my own identification as Scout and Arrowman. All in all, NOAC 2015 was a truly life changing and unique experience. It was unlike anything I have experienced in Scouting before, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity I had to go to this event.
I had a great time at NOAC, it was one of my best outings I have ever been on. Everything seemed to go well for that week, the weather was great, not too hot, not too cold. One of my favorite things that I did was definitely patch trading. whether it was walking around and trying to find a particular patch or setting up camp and waiting to see what others had to offer, it was still great. There was many fun activities to do as well, my favorite was called OA Warrior, a take on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Scouts had to run through a series of obstacles as fast as possible. The only problem that I had at NOAC was that I couldn't stay longer.
2015 Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest
October 2-4th, 2015, at Camp Augusta
On October 2-4, the lodge held the Fall Ordeal and PoppiFest at Camp Augusta. The weather was great, and we performed service in the garden and on the trails on Saturday.
Nine new Ordeal members were inducted, including . Nine Ordeal members sealed their membership and became Brotherhood members, including .
We held the traditional PoppiFest Carnival on Saturday night, with lots of prizes and fun.
September 13th, 2015, at Gilespie Camp
On a Sunday in September, an intrepid group of lodge adults journeyed up to Gilespie Youth Camp in Tilden to make breakfast for the Webelos and adults attending the Webeloree.
The team served up the traditional French Toast to the group. The weather was great, and the crew had an easy time setting up and cooking. Lots was consumed, and the team had completed, cleaned up, and was on the way home by 10am. Easy service!
Lodge Fall Banquet
November 8th, 2015, at Gibson Center
Hungteetsepopi lodge held its annual fall banquet at Gibson Hall, Corpus Christi. A great turn out along with great food and fun discissions all added up to a great night.
Newly inducted members to the O.A. Brotherhood came and met many new faces and learned more about their future lodge. Mid-way through the night, an exciting presentation was given on the Piedmont Police and crime in Piedmont. We were joined by Officers Stephen Hill and Brian Castillo, who explained the ins and outs of policing in Piedmont.
Once again we had a great dinner orchestrated my Mary Carter, with support by Will and Mike, and other adults in the lodge.
A fun and full night, everyone went back home with new friends and full stomachs.
Attend Prism, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for youth and adults at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Prism is a four-day, three-night experience at the SBR. Both youth and adults are invited to attend, and will have access to all of the adventure