It is my pleasure as Secretary of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge to welcome you all to another great year of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service. I would like to take a moment to introduce to you our 2016-2017 T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Officers.

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From left to right: Tegan Y. (Treasurer), Jacob Thornton (Vice Chief of Inductions), David Hazen (Secretary), Murphy Bush (Lodge Chief), Alexander B. (Vice Chief of Activities), and Reidar Kelstrup (Vice Chief of Service).

It's time to clockrenew your membership in the Order of the Arrow. Membership renewal emails went out last weekend but unfortunately they coincided with an upgrade of the council website. Hopefully, all links are now working and we apologize for any inconveniences you might have experienced.

You will receive an email in the next few days indicating the current state of your membership, please watch your inbox. Remember, for your OA membership to be valid you must also have a current BSA registration.

If you went through your Ordeal this Spring your membership is good through June 2017.


T’Kope Brothers:Conclave2016


Have you ever wanted to go to Alaska?


Section Conclave is the biggest OA event right behind the National OA Conference. This year, the 5 lodges in our Section will come together for a weekend of fun, fellowship, activities, training and everything else that goes with this major event. The 2016 Section W-1N Conclave is being hosted by Nanuk Lodge at Camp Gorsuch in Chugiak, AK. The Camp is located about 30 miles north of the Anchorage airport. The theme for Conclave 2016 is "The Circle is Now Complete".


The total cost for the weekend is only $45. NEW ARROWMEN who have been inducted to the Order after August 1, 2015 get a $5 discount on your registration! Registration is now open, at https://scoutingevent.com/?conclave16. Don’t forget to sign up for classes! There’s a class schedule on the Conclave registration site.

Brothers,

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It is your turn to continue on the path of cheerful service by sealing your membership in the Order of the Arrow at your Brotherhood Ceremony. If you are eligible for this honor, meaning you went through your Ordeal at least 10 months ago, and are current on your dues you are invite to go through your Brotherhood ceremony.

There is only one more Brotherhood ceremony left this school year, it will be 17th of June at 8:15 p.m. at Camp Pigott during Spring Fellowship. You are more then welcome to attend all of Spring Fellowship or just come up for the Brotherhood ceremony.

If you would like to come to Spring Fellowship for the entire event sign up here: https://goo.gl/7eXd43. To prepare yourself for your ceremony you should refresh yourself with the OA Obligation, Admonition, Song, and hand clasp. To let us know that you are ready to go through your Brotherhood, we ask that you please let us know here: http://goo.gl/forms/SQi5lWpyZS in addition to filling out this form, you will need to write a short letter addressed to the Lodge Secretary, Murphy Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tell us a bit about what you've been doing in Scouting since your Ordeal, what you intend to do in Scouting after receiving the Brotherhood Honor and what the Ordeal experience meant to you.

If you are eligible for this honor and would like to participate or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Hope to see you all wearing Brotherhood sashes soon!

Yours In Brotherhood,

Adam K

Brotherhood Committee Chair

Brothers,

I’d like to take this time to inform everyone who has been an Arrowman for ten months or longer and has not earned their Brotherhood to seal their mebership in the OA at our upcoming events:

May Ordeal (13-15 at Camp Edward)

June Ordeal (03-05 at Camp Parsons)

Spring Fellowship (June 17-18 at Camp Pigott )

September Ordeal (9-11 at Camp Sheppard)

Not able to be there the whole weekend?

To be eligible for this honor, you must have gone through your Ordeal at least 10 months ago, and be current on your dues. In addition, you should refresh yourself with the OA Obligation, Admonition, Song, and hand clasp. To let us know that you are ready to go through your Brotherhood, we ask that you please let us know here: http://goo.gl/forms/SQi5lWpyZS in addition to filling out this form, you will need to write a short letter  addressed to the Lodge Secretary, Murphy Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tell us a bit about what you've been doing in Scouting over the past ten months, what you intend to do in Scouting after receiving the Brotherhood Honor and what the Ordeal experience meant to you. For more detailed information, click here  If you are eligible for this honor and would like to participate or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hope to see you all wearing Brotherhood sashes soon!

Yours In Brotherhood,

Adam K

Brotherhood Committee Chair

Congratulations to the members of Sunyakwa Chapter for putting on a phenomenal and successful camporee. Sunyakwa Chapter/Cascade district is the only District/Chapter to have a youth organized camporee in Chief Seattle Council. With a grand total of 23 OA Staff, 25 youth arrowman attending our chapter meeting and just over 200 scouts and scouters in attendants it was an amazing event! Thank you once again to all the staff who help make this past weekend possible.alt

 

Brothers!

This is your Inductions Vice Chief speaking. I am talking you today to offer you a special opportunity to help the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge. What is this opportunity, you ask? To become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist.

Any youth member of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge who holds the honor of Brotherhood or Vigil is eligible to become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist. Currently, the Lodge is strapped for Brotherhood Ceremonialists, and desperately needs more. We have right now only one Ceremonialist for the Nutiket principle, and one Ceremonialist for the Meteu principle to serve the entire Lodge! While the Ceremonialists who can perform these roles love serving the Lodge, it makes it difficult for them to perform Brotherhood Ceremonies outside of official Lodge-wide events.

If you, or any fellow arrowman you know is looking to help the Lodge, this is one of the greatest services that you could ever provide. This not only helps the Lodge earn the JTE award (which gives us funding from the National Committee to help us improve the camps of the Chief Seattle Council), but also makes a personal impact on the lives of every arrowman who goes through the Ceremony. There is no greater honor than the honor of serving your brothers. So please, I encourage you, give Ceremonies a try and become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist today.

For more details, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours in Scouting,

Jacob H. Thornton

Inductions Vice Chief