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.

 

On Saturday, December 13th, a handful of brave arrowmen journeyed up to the T’Kope Longhouse to accomplish one goal. Sort the Ceremonies closet.

Over a few gruelling hours (some even without power), members from the SMK and Sunyakwa Chapter took time to completely rearrange the Ceremonies closet, while repairing pieces of T’Kope’s beloved regalia.

The valiant effort reaped great rewards. The closet has be rearranged by the condition of the items inside, on whether they are usable. In addition, the participants fully repaired the Sunyakwa Set of Ceremonial Robes.

We couldn’t have done this without the dedication of these Ceremonialists and Arrowmen. But there is much more to be done on our robes and other equipment. We are planning another of these weekends in January (the date will be announced soon), and hope to see you there.

If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Jacob Thornton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Lunch will be provided.

Help us repair our beloved regalia

nlslogoThe National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. NLS discusses how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life. The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community.

So join us November 20-22nd at our very own Camp Pigott! This year we have the honor of hosting the event based on our tremendous showing two years ago, so I'd like to take this moment to invite every youth in our lodge to come and experience this once in a lifetime training while it's still in our own backyard.


Register here: http://western.oa-bsa.org/program/training/nls, cost will be subsidized for youth.