bbq_finalAfter 20 months of hard work by many members of our lodge, the Camp Pigott Barbecue Shelter is ready for use -just in time for Summer Camp.

Many thanks to all the project contributors:

 

medium_arrowcorps502---7202---01The ArrowCorps502 Committee has been making great progress so far! We currently have over half our committee filled, but are still working on more people. We are submitting a logo at the next LEC for approval and will have it out soon. Also on June 1st, 2010 the Registration site for ArrowCorps502 will come online, so be sure to sign up early! We would also like to mention that the ‘Core 4’ met with the NPS people in charge of Mt. Rainier National Park. The ArrowCorps502 committee had a few members attend the Trails Skills College in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This was an extremely informative and fun event, those who attended learned how to properly build trails; including information on how to properly tread a trail and how to use a cross-cut saw. In addition the group attended a “How to Lead a Trail Crew” class where we were taught by the Trails Operations Director Mike Dawson. It was an incredible time, something that all those interested in participating in ArrowCorps502 as a crew leader be sure to attend this event next year. If you have any questions regarding ArrowCorps502 please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we know you’re coming!

Also if you have a Facebook please join our group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=285154120932 , also be sure to visit http://tkopekwiskwis.org/arrowcorps502 to keep up to date on current ArrowCorps502 events.

mataportbAs Stewie has said at many LEC’s, “It’s a great time to be” Wau Wau Talapus! Wau Wau Talapus has had a resounding comeback from last year’s lull thanks to the great support from our incredible chapter members. Currently Wau Wau Talapus has recently completed our new Chapter Banner, which you will definitely have to gaze upon with awe, only wishing your chapter was cool enough to have their own. We are also nearing completion of our very own Totem Pole that will be erected at the Longhouse site soon. In addition to that we’re starting work on our very own chapter button blanket set which will help our sprouting chapter ceremonies team. An old adult of Wau Wau Talapus also recently returned three drums from when the chapter was founded.

To touch on events our chapter has been involved with, we’ve been to our two winter camps, started to have a semi-regular totem pole carving party and finally we held our Chapter Pre-Conclave Fellowship at the old Cascade Gun Range. This event was incredibly fun for all those involved, we had a huge bonfire complete with kisky pong and plenty of hilarious face-offs.

Also, we recently held our chapter election and elected a new chapter leadership. Our new Chapter Chief Kelvin F. has held the Activities Vice Chief position for the past two years, has attended just about as many Lodge and Chapter activities as I, have. Then on top of that this is a guy who knows how to make sure everyone has a good time while being an effective leader.

Matthew A.
Chapter Chief

 

To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies:

Effective June 1, 2010:

- Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.

- New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

- Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Please CLICK HERE for steps to ensure these policies are fully implemented.

elangomat_patchThe April 3rd-5th 2009 Ordeal at Camp Pigott marked the official kickoff of the new Elangomat Award program. In order to earn this special limited edition lodge flap that tells the world that you are a great Elangomat, members must have cheerfully served as an Elangomat starting at that ordeal. Now thirteen months later the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge is proud to announce the first SIX recipients of the Elangomat Award.

The Elangomat award is the same as the lodge flap but with a Silver Mylar border.

Congratulations to the first prestigious six:

Youth:
From the Lamonti Tupso Illahee Chapter - Matthew B
From the Tenas Chakchak Chapter - Thomas M
From the Talapus Tillicum Chapter - Colin S
From the Wau Wau Talapus Chapter - Chris L

Adults:
From the Talapus Tillicum Chapter - John R
From the Talapus Tillicum Chapter - John V

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28 seal their membership!

On Saturday May 22nd at the Ordeal at Camp Brinkley twenty eight brothers sealed their membership in the order by going through the Brotherhood ceremony. This was a momentous occasion for several reasons. The 28 marks the largest Brotherhood ceremony in well over a decade for T'Kope Kwiskwis and highlights the current strength of the lodge inductions program. The big night also is a huge leap forward in reaching our Quality Lodge goal for 2010 of 30% conversion of our Ordeal members to Brotherhood. At this time we only need 5 more Ordeal members to step forward and undertake the Brotherhood to achieve an astonishing three- peat of the Quality Lodge award! Will it be YOU who steps forward?

model_w_dolls_webAt the May ordeal held at Camp Brinkley the lodge unveiled a small piece of lodge history that we have acquired over the past several months. Since 1968 the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), located in Seattle Washington, has been the custodian of the exact 1/10 scale replica Longhouse that we have displayed at several lodge events since 2007. This past spring MOHAI has officially deaccessioned the piece along with several miniature totem poles and replica dolls that go with the model that haven't been seen by the lodge members since '68.

The Chief Seattle Council took possession of the new lodge artifacts on May 6th. The exciting new items include miniatures of the Sunyakwa, Yakala and Kis'Kis totem poles, and several clay dolls that depict dancers, singers, and speakers all with replica blankets, hats and masks.