vigilhonorsashThe 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: T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council's Camps.

 

T'Kope Kwiskwis lodge is proud to announce the 2016 Vigil Honor Class:

 


Youth

Trevor S
Reidar K
Matthew R
Abraham S
Ben B
Jack S
 
Adult
 
Linden D Anderson
Frank Long
Michael McIntosh
Steven House
Jack G Taylor

 

Please join us in congratulating the 2016 Vigil Honor Class!
These worthy brothers will conduct their Vigil at the Spring Fellowship June 17th -18th 2016.

 

If you are a current Vigil Honor member and would like to help out at this important event as a sponsor or a guide please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

VigilHonorTriangleDear members of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge,

My fellow brothers in the Wimachtendienk W. W., it is with great pleasure to announce to you the beginning of the search for the 2016 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.

Brothers,

My name is Adam; I have the privilege of being the Chairman of the Lodge's Brotherhood Committee. 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 sash to do so at our upcoming events, the April (08-10 at Camp Pigott), May (13-15 at Camp Edward), June (03-05 at Camp Parsons), and September (9-11) Ordeals as well as at Spring Fellowship (June 17-18).

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 write a letter addressed to the Lodge Secretary, Murphy Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and tell us a bit about what you've been doing in Scouting over the past ten months, and 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 Service,

Adam K

Brotherhood Committee Chair

 

Klahowya brothers!
 
Recently our lodge held a Potlatch for Cub Scouts all around Chief Seattle council. These Cub scouts came to complete a requirement for one of their electives up at our
lodge. But what they left with was much more than just a completed requirement
but an interest in the culture of the Northwest tribes and a fascination in how we, as a
lodge function.
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These scouts questions reflected their fascination, from the
materials the lodge was made out of to the totem poles towering above their
heads. This is what being a member of the OA is about. Sparking that fascination
in some scout, making them want to be more, desiring to be old enough so they
can to join our ranks. I personally am glad I got to be involved in such an
amazing moment and I hope the joy you receive in the lodge sparks your joy in
scouting as it has for me.
 
Yours In Scouting
Andrew P
Vice Chief of Communications
Talapus Tillicum Chapter

Did you comoa centuries of serviceplete the requirements by December 31?

Now what?

Contact Mr. Withers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let him know you finished. He’ll give you further instructions!

Brothers!

 
The time is here! The best time of year! It's ELECTION SEASON!"
 
We're already nearly a week into our New Year Election season, with Ashuk T'salil hosting the first election of the new century! But don't let that discourage you! They might've been first, but we know that other chapters can host the most!
 
So step up and get out there Arrowmen! Arrange and host those elections! Let's see which Chapter can host the most elections of the first year of the new Century! And remember that hosting these elections today secures T'Kope for the future!
 
Also don't forget to turn in your elections result as soon as you get them! If you would like to request an election for your unit, click here
 
Yours in Service,
Jacob Thornton
Inductions Vice Chief

Parties were all around us this past holiday season, one in particular stood out. Talapus Tillicum ecstatically celebrated the end of the year by inviting our brothers from the LTI chapter (Alpine). Lots of nice gifts were exchanged in our white elephant gift exchange, pizza and ice cream were also enjoyed. Incredibly, we also had time to show off our amazing Arrow of Light ceremony. Lastly, we had a most superb time at our December meeting, we call upon all Arrowmen to go to their chapter’s meeting.