Congratulations to our Lodge Brother, Mr. Toby Capps. Toby is one of the recipients for the 2014 Silver Buffacappstlo Award.

“Created in 1925, the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth is awarded to those persons who give noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This Award is Scouting’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth”.

Toby has provided a lifetime of service to not only the Order of the Arrow, but Boy Scouts of America as well. We are extremely proud of this recognition of his cheerful and selfless service. Well done!

The Silver Antelope hayashikenAward was created in 1949 to recognize those outstanding leaders for their service at the Regional level.  Our Lodge Brother Ken Hayashi has been recognized for a lifetime of cheerful service to the Order of the Arrow and Boy Scouts of America.  Our congratulations and thanks to Ken.

Brothers, the biggest Order of the Arrow event of the year is quickly approaching. Conclave is a chance to meet new friends from lodges close and far and rock out to awesome shows, get informed training and have an awesome weekend of fun. Register now at http://sectionw1n.org !

Brothers, each year the Order of the Arrow does many great things for councils around the nation and for the youth of the Order. However to keep this program going strong, we require members to pay dues once a year. If you, or someone you know hasn't paid their dues for this year, please do so at http://www.tkopekwiskwis.org

Sunyakwa is getting ready for Camporee!

This year’s Sunyakwa Camporee is coming up so get ready for a weekend of fun. Each patrol will be tested on their survival skills. You will be tasked to complete a series of challenges that will determine who has the most skilled and efficient patrol. These challenges include the construction of a fire for warmth, the identification of poisonous plants, the shooting of a bow to take down threatening predators, and the setting of traps to enjoy a meal before the day turns to night. Come to Camp Pigott from May 2nd to the 4th to experience an incredible time with your friends and fellow scouts.

Sunyakwa Lock-In

Sunyakwa lock-in a huge success! This January the Sunyakwa chapter gathered together for a night of fellowship and brotherhood, where the grand T’kopekwiskwis "Apples to Apples" tradition was well represented.  The JUBILEE Reach center in Bellevue generously donated their space for this amazing event. Special thanks also to the Sunyakwa chapter adults who volunteered their time and pulled close to an all-nighter for the chapter.

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"Brothers, if has been ten months since your ordeal and you have not yet been through your Brotherhood, you have many opportunities to do so:
- April Ordeal at Camp Pigott
- Conclave at Camp Thunderbird - May Ordeal at Camp Pigott
- June Ordeal at Camp Parsons
- Spring Fellowship at Camp Pigott
We will see you there!"
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Thank you,
Trent Allison
Brothers,

Once every year Arrowmen from all over Western Washington and Alaska get an opportunity to meet for a weekend of brotherhood and fun. Last year we held an amazing Conclave at Camp Pigott with record breaking attendance, not only for the Section, but for T'kope as well.

This year it's up to us brothers, while we are not hosting Conclave this year. Let's show our Lodge spirit by keeping T'kope attendance strong and proud. Join us at Camp Thunderbird from April 25th to the 27th, registration is now available on the section website ( http://sectionw1n.org/ ) and I will see you there brothers.register_now_195