The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition that a council can award to its volunteers. It is only awarded to a few very deserving council members each year. Please join us in congratulating our Brother Lodge members that are recipients this year.
||Michael Cobb Sr.|
|Steve Gengo||David Lee|
|Cathy Tillotson||Helen Young|
Congratulations and thank you for your years of service!
ArrowTour is one of many programs and initiatives that comprise a year-long celebration of the Order of the Arrow's centennial anniversary. ArrowTour will provide opportunities to reflect, connect, and discover the Order's Centuries of Service, both past and future. The Order of the Arrow is excited to partner with The Chief Seattle and Mount Baker councils to provide this program.
There will be silk screening, so bring a tee shirt and screen one of our centennial logos onto it. We will have brands to burn one of several logos onto your hat, belt, boots or other appropriate items.
There will be a gaga ball pit to test your skills with your friends and a trading post with ArrowTour and Order of the Arrow centennial merchandise.
Mark your calendar, Saturday June 27 from 2pm to 7pm at Camp Pigott.
Get ready for the 2ND Annual T'KOPE CONCLAVE CHAPTER ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE!!
Your Chief (Torin) and his somewhat able Adviser assistant (Mike), are once again challenging all Chapters to get the greatest number of their members to the Centennial Section W-1N Conclave in April. The Chapter with the greatest attendance will receive an all-expenses paid Ice Cream Sundae Palooza! , This will be provided at the Conclave. Chief Torin and Assistant Mike will be serving up enough sweet sugary delights to make your favorite Dentist's Boat payments for a year. Last year SMK pretty much set the bar for a great turnout, so the challenge to the rest of you -do you want to sit on the sidelines and watch SMK turn perfectly clean uniforms in to a sticky mess only a mother could save? Of course not, you want your own Mother to save you once again. Chapter Chiefs, rally your Arrowmen and join us at Conclave.
Conclave will be April 24-26 at Camp Fire Mountain. If you sign up now you'll even save a few bucks and remember, a chocolate and strawberry stained sash is a proud sash!
Hope to see you there.
Every quarter century of our order's history, the national committee has offered a special anniversary patch commemorating the historical milestone. This being the 100TH Anniversary it is no different. Arrowmen of all ages can participate in a series of events and service projects to earn this patch. You can download the requirement card, one for youth under 21, and one for adults at the forms section of the national website. Once you have completed the requirements and have the Lodge Adviser sign off, you will be able to purchase one of these 'Once in a Lifetime Patches'. Don't miss out, start your service today!
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.
Recommendation letters to the committee must be typed, explain how the member has contributed to one or more of the four areas listed above, and why you think that person deserves the highest recognition that our Order can bestow. All recommendation letters must be turned into the Council's Scout Office by April 1st, 2015. Although it is not required, please include your name and contact information on the recommendation letter so we might contact you if we have any questions or seek further input. If you can please include English suggestions of an appropriate and honorable Vigil name for the nominee so the committee might make better and more enlightened decisions when bestowing names upon the new Vigil class. If you are a Vigil Honor member please note if you would be willing to sponsor the candidate at the time of their Vigil.
To be eligible, an Arrowman must have been a Brotherhood member for at least two years. The names of those brothers who are eligible are available on the password-protected member-only area of our website. (Click Here) Please nominate anyone and everyone you feel deserves this distinction. The Vigil honor committee will not consider the number of nomination letters any candidate receives in its decisions and considers every eligible member, regardless of receiving a nomination. Only those brothers whose dues are in good standing can be considered for the Vigil Honor.
Please take the time to write the committee so that those who have served might be recognized.
Click Here for 2015 Vigil Eligible List
Remember the names of those brothers who are eligible are available on the password-protected member-only area of our website.
Any unit that ventures off the beaten path needs this certification. 16 hours of hands on training at Camp Pigott March 13-15. The cost is $20.00 for the weekend and class size is limited, must be 14 years old to participate. This oportunity is only open to "dues paid" Order of the Arrow members. Please register online through our link at Seattlebsa.org.
Here's what you'll be signing up for: