Brothers, each year the Order of the Arrow does many great things for councils around the nation and for the youth of the Order. However to keep this program going strong, we require members to pay dues once a year. If you, or someone you know hasn't paid their dues for this year, please do so at http://www.tkopekwiskwis.org

Sunyakwa is getting ready for Camporee!

This year’s Sunyakwa Camporee is coming up so get ready for a weekend of fun. Each patrol will be tested on their survival skills. You will be tasked to complete a series of challenges that will determine who has the most skilled and efficient patrol. These challenges include the construction of a fire for warmth, the identification of poisonous plants, the shooting of a bow to take down threatening predators, and the setting of traps to enjoy a meal before the day turns to night. Come to Camp Pigott from May 2nd to the 4th to experience an incredible time with your friends and fellow scouts.

Sunyakwa Lock-In

Sunyakwa lock-in a huge success! This January the Sunyakwa chapter gathered together for a night of fellowship and brotherhood, where the grand T’kopekwiskwis "Apples to Apples" tradition was well represented.  The JUBILEE Reach center in Bellevue generously donated their space for this amazing event. Special thanks also to the Sunyakwa chapter adults who volunteered their time and pulled close to an all-nighter for the chapter.

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"Brothers, if has been ten months since your ordeal and you have not yet been through your Brotherhood, you have many opportunities to do so:
- April Ordeal at Camp Pigott
- Conclave at Camp Thunderbird - May Ordeal at Camp Pigott
- June Ordeal at Camp Parsons
- Spring Fellowship at Camp Pigott
We will see you there!"
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Thank you,
Trent Allison
Brothers,

Once every year Arrowmen from all over Western Washington and Alaska get an opportunity to meet for a weekend of brotherhood and fun. Last year we held an amazing Conclave at Camp Pigott with record breaking attendance, not only for the Section, but for T'kope as well.

This year it's up to us brothers, while we are not hosting Conclave this year. Let's show our Lodge spirit by keeping T'kope attendance strong and proud. Join us at Camp Thunderbird from April 25th to the 27th, registration is now available on the section website ( http://sectionw1n.org/ ) and I will see you there brothers.register_now_195
VigilHonorTriangleMy fellow brothers in the Wimachtendienk W. W., it is with great pleasure to announce to you the beginning of the search for the 2014 T'Kope Kwiskwis Vigil Honor Class. This process over the next few months will allow you, the members of the lodge, to nominate eligible candidates for consideration by our committee.

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 or office to one or more of the following: the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council's Camps. Under no circumstances should tenure in Scouting or the Order of the Arrow be considered as reason enough for a Vigil Honor recommendation.

Recommendation letters to the committee must be typed, explain how the member has contributed to one or more of the four areas listed above, and why you think that person deserves the highest recognition that our Order can bestow. All recommendation letters must be turned into the Council's Scout Office by April 23rd 2014. Although it is not required, please include your name and contact information on the recommendation letter so we might contact you if we have any questions or seek further input. If you can please include English suggestions of an appropriate and honorable Vigil name for the nominee so the committee might make better and more enlightened decisions when bestowing names upon the new Vigil class. If you are a Vigil Honor member please note if you would be willing to sponsor the candidate at the time of their Vigil.

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In March 2013 the Hyiu Chuck Chapter was given the opportunity to design and carve a totem pole with carver Sam Eng. Working with the lodge, Marty Kenney, chapter carving advisor, came up with a plan to represent our Section W-1N and with this Sam produced a beautiful Haida style design.

The 9-foot pole includes a killer whale on top symbolizing W-1N, and a marmot below for the T’kope KwisKwis lodge. Our pole is being housed in Darcy Neidermeyer’s carport in north Seattle where the chapter hosts weekly carving parties. We invite all Arrowmen of the lodge to join us as we finish up our project.

Along with Ashuk T’salil’s new pole, we hope that this experience will encourage other chapters to take steps at carving their own pole. Every Arrowman in your chapter can help in building a totem pole and it’s a great activity for developing leadership and brotherhood. If you and your chapter are interested in leaving your own legacy in T’kope and scouting, the lodge has many resources that can teach you design and carving skills necessary for a great adventure.

For more information contact Marty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and look out for carving party invitations via email.

 

mt._rainierGreat news from the ArrowCorps2014 Planning Committee! We are happy to announce that we are extending our early-bird discount to the first 30 registrants. That's right- you can experiance ArrowCorps2014 for just $235, a discount of $15. Spots are quickly filling up, so claim yours today.

ArrowCorps2014 is shaping up to be an extraordinary experiance, thanks to the hard work of our youth and adult organizers. Spend a week on the trail with your friends and meet people from around the country. Learn about how our national public lands came to be and experiance the power and beauty of the Mountain firsthand. Be part of history and leave a lasting legacy in one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic places. Register for ArrowCorps2014 today- we'll see YOU on the Mountain this summer!

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