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.
T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge is hosting the celebration of the century! Our annual Spring Fellowship is the weekend of June 26-28 at Camp Pigott. All Scouts and Scouters from Chief Seattle Council and Mount Baker Council are welcome Saturday, whether or not they’re members of the Order of the Arrow. All arrowmen are welcome to stay for the whole weekend as well. This is not an event to miss. In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Order of the Arrow, we are also hosting ArrowTour this weekend. ArrowTour is a program designed to bring the hundredth anniversary to everyone across the country who can’t make it to the National Conference this summer.
A caravan of trucks are taking exhibits and activities all across the United States before convening at the National Conference this August. This once in a lifetime opportunity is open to everyone to either visit Saturday for free or to arrowmen to stay the weekend for just $25.00. Meals will be served to people staying the whole weekend, and hotdogs will be grilled Saturday afternoon for everyone.
Saturday 2:00—7:00 Free! Registration at the Door
For nearly 100 years, the Order of the Arrow has purposefully recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Therefore, our organization’s centennial provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those among us who are exemplars of the “high ideals and purpose of the Order of the Arrow.” The Centurion Award aims to highlight “Hometown Heroes,” or Arrowmen who have meaningfully contributed to the forming, maturing and ongoing operational excellence of their local council’s lodge, and who, in doing so, inspired others to follow in their footsteps.
Each Lodge in the country is allowed to choose a very select few individuals to receive this once in a lifetime recognition. They may be selected from any period of the Lodge’s history. In the case of T’kope Kwiskwis that is 61 years. They can either be recognized for their service as a youth or an adult, with a final mix of more youth than adults. They may be living or deceased. Recipients from our Lodge cover our first Lodge Chief to more contemporary members, all are currently living. All have made significant and lasting contributions to the benefit of our Lodge.
The recipient’s from T’Kope Kwiskwis are:
|Case A. Barden||William Flodman||Mike Gaylord|
|Henry Ken Hayashi||Joyce A. Johnson||Matthew D. Kahn|
|Mike Kelly||Del Loder||Jason Stewart|
These recipients will be recognized at the 2015 NOAC and locally at the ArrowTour event June 27th at Camp Pigott. You will also be able to visit a digital publication on the national website, describing their contributions.
We thank and congratulate all of these Cheerful Servants; they truly are the ones that came before.