The Silver Beasilverbeaverver Award is the highest recognition that a council can award to its volunteers. It is only awarded to a few very deserving council members each year. Please join us in congratulating our Brother Lodge members in the 2016 Class of Silver Beavers.

Tim Fugman Mike Huey
Gary Gilliam Mike Riley
Mike Holton
Klahowya Brothers!
 
This first ordeal approaching us in April, we've got an opportunity to do something amazing. We'll have an operation for some cheerful service in the form of installing fishing docks around the Pigott lake. This is a task to be done by us arrowmen staffing the ordeal (in other words not the candidates) in the name of brotherhood, service, and demonstrating to the candidates that it is truly a lifelong commitment (and that they're not the only ones doing any work). To make this successful we please need bodies and tools. Bring any tools you think necessary. At this point we don't have all the details about what exactly needs to be done, so I can't advise exactly what to bring yet. Shovels, gloves, and hammers are your best bet probably, but be on the lookout for further information.
 
Klahowya and thank you for your service!
 
Reidar Kelstrup
Service Vice-Chief
T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge
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Hey Brothers!

Ever wondered why a totem pole exists? Ever think about why Native Americans wear blankets? Are you just interested in Native American culture in general?

If you answered yes€ to any of these questions, we encourage you to attend a Native American Potlatch hosted by T'Kope Kwiskwis. The dates are the same as our Ordeals in April, May, & June. We are proud of the culture that is vibrant in our area and would love to show what we know, so come on down, during the April, May, or June Ordeals to come see.

If you're unable to make the Potlatches but are still interested, please contact the T'€™Kope Kwiskwis Ceremonies team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope to see you soon!

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Hey guys, this is your Lodge Vice Chief of Activities, Alexander B. I have the distinct pleasure this year of serving as a full time staffer at Camp Sheppard this winter, and I have to say it's been an absolute blast. We are running a great program this year, from all of the merit badges we offer to the super cool Ninja Course we have, and of course our amazing tubing hills. I encourage you all to sign your troop up to come next winter, and if you are interested in staffing, we still have a couple of weekends left to come up and help, and of course, staff applications are always available for next weekend. If you do want to come up, please let Reidar Kelstrup, our Lodge Vice Chief of Service(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or your Chapter Chief know so we know to expect you. I hope to see you all next season!

We would like to welcome Matt Strother as a new Associate Lodge Adviser. Matt will serve as the adviser to Reidar K., our current Service Vice Chief. We sincerely thank Dwight Thompson for his service to the lodge as Associate Lodge Adviser and look forward to his continued involvement in the lodge and Scouting. T'Kope Kwiskwis is very fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers.
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Douglas Withers
Lodge Adviser

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It'€™s official! The Lodge still exists! At the January Lodge Officer'ƒ€™s Meeting Lodge Chief Murphy Bush presented the certificate stating not only are we chartered, but also, because of our thousands of hours of service to the council, our careful budgeting, and our numerous members, we received Bronze level for Journey to Excellence, meaning we are eligible to apply for and receive service grants, allowing for even more cheerful service down the road.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible by paying your dues, giving cheerful service, and helping to induct new members into our great lodge. We couldn't have done it without you.

Pictured from left to right: Reidar Kelstrup, Tegan Y., Jacob Thornton, Murphy Bush, David Hazen, Alexander B.

Photo Credit: Doug Withers

On December 31st, members from our lodge braved the frigid morning to travel to our Longhouse to begin the work of restoring several of our lodge totem poles. Through the decades these totem poles have been battered by the pacific northwest weather and will require months of work to restore back to their original state. They’ll be stored in the canoe shed so next time you’re visiting the longhouse for an OA event, go check them out! Otherwise, big thank you to everyone who came that weekend and gave service.Pole1 Pole2