This last week, teams from all over the world competed to prove they had the best Pre-Ordeal ceremony during the 100 hour long National Order of the Arrow Conference (or NOAC). Once again T’Kope Kwiskwis has proved that our
ceremonialists are amongst the very best in the nation.
Our team took 3rd place nationwide for their presentation of the Pre-Ordeal ceremony. Four lodge officers; Trent A, Lodge Chief and Alowat Sakima, Jacob T, Inductions Vice-Chief and Meteu, Matthew R, Activities Vice-Chief and Nutiket and finally Mitchell N, Treasurer and Kichkinet have been working very hard for months preparing for the competition and each deserve a hearty congratulations for their dedication and extraordinary accomplishment!
Additionally, every member of our Pre-Ordeal team received national honors, with our Lodge Chief earning his second national honors for his presentation of the vigil ceremony. How Mighty is the Silver Marmot!
Mitchell N has taken over the position of Lodge Treasurer.
As a NYLT staffer and former Conclave Vice-Chief, we are very lucky to have his
leadership as our Order enters its second century.
Due to a scheduling conflict the September Ordeal is now at Camp Sheppard.
Brothers, We are two months away from our final Ordeal for the year, September 11-13 at Camp Sheppard (YES we have moved to Sheppard!), so don't miss the opportunity to serve your fellow scouts!
Also, please invite with those scouts in your troop/crew that were elected many months ago, they may have forgotten and need a little motivation to go through the Ordeal.
And again, we have been moved to Sheppard for the Ordeal.
Ready to put out all fires!
And a huge thanks to Mike Gaylord for his years as Lodge Adviser.
Over a very busy, hot weekend which included a Brotherhood ceremony, Vigil ceremonies, Spring Fellowship and ArrowTour the youth of the Lodge elected their new officers. Congratulations to the new slate of officers who will bring the Order into the second century of cheerful service.
Lodge Activities VC: Matthew R.
Lodge Treasurer: Ben B.
Lodge Inductions VC: Jacob T.
Lodge Secretary: Murphy B.
Lodge Service VC: Austin S.
And the 56th Lodge Chief of the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge: Trent A.
On May 8-9 a merry band of wood butchers participated in our first Legacy Service Project. The chosen project was to rebuild the cook shelter on the back of the Buck Mountain Cabin at Camp Shepard. Originally scheduled to take two weekends, this hearty group of intrepid nail benders was able to demolish the existing shelter and complete the new structure on the first weekend. The Lodge partnered with the council to share the costs of materials. This shelter will provide the campers at this cabin a dry, safe area to cook or have a small campfire on those winter camp weekends.
We hope this is the start of a long list of Legacy Service Projects our brothers provide to the council.
Many thanks to our great volunteers.
Not pictured Terell Miller, Richard Niemi, Matt Baughman and Brian Adler.