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THE MARMOT'S WHISTLE EXPRESS T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge • Chief Seattle Council, BSA


Section G-15 Conclave!This year's Conclave will be held at our very own Camp Parsons. The theme is "Lodge Olympics: Ignite the Flame." Come join us for food, fun fellowship, and an opportunity to jump off the Camp Parsons Pier!

Registration closes September 13th, so register soon at

Lodge Dues

With the new Lodge year in full swing now, it's a good time to remind your fellow Arrowmen to pay their dues. Renewing your dues ensures you are kept up to date on lodge information, and are part of T'kope Kwiskwis lodge.

Lodge Dues are only $15. Or you can pick up the Silver Marmot Annual Pass which includes 2022-23 dues and the cost of attending all lodge events (three Induction Weekends, Spring Fellowship, Fall Rally, Winter Fellowship, and the Lodge Banquet.)

You can find more information at


Section G-15 Conclave

September 16th - 18th, Camp Parsons 
6:00 pm Friday - 12:00 pm Sunday  

Lodge Executive Committee

October 5th, Council Office & Zoom
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    

Fall Rally

October 21st  - 23rd, Camp Pigott
6:00 pm Friday - 12:00 pm Sunday  
Lodge Executive Committee

November 2nd, Council Office & Zoom
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Longhouse Work Party

November 12th, Camp Pigott
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Lodge Executive Committee

December 2nd, Council Office & Zoom
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashuk T'salil (Northern Trails)
Adviser: Tomo Takahashi

Hyas Eena (Mt Tahoma)
Adviser: Jeff Taylor

Hyiu Chuck (Aurora)
Adviser: Kelly Whitehead

Lamonti Tupso Illahee (Alpine)
Adviser: Russell Schmidt

Mox Kar-Po (Kitsap)
Adviser: Matt Strother

NOAC Recap

Hey y’all!

We had a wonderful time at NOAC this summer at UT Knoxville! We spent a week trading patches, learning new skills, and influencing the future of our Order. The shows were fantastic, and every single member of the contingent came back from the event with smiling faces and full suitcases! While I could go on and on about our experience, I figure the thousand-words-a-photo deal would save me a considerable amount of time.

See you all in 2024!

Yours In Scouting,
 Zack Shoemaker
 NOAC 2022 Contingent Leader

Chapter Attendance

Attendance should be taken at all Chapter meetings and events (service projects, district event staffing, etc.). The attendance should then be recorded in Lodgemaster so we can track arrowman activation. Typically, the Chapter Secretary would do this. If you oversee reporting attendance and don’t have access to Lodgemaster or do not know how to create an event in Lodgemaster and add attending arrowmen, please contact Noah Cierebiej, Helen Young, or John Riekena. We will be creating and posting a guide on how to do this in the near future.


Lodgemaster Email

Emails submitted in Lodgemaster will be sent out within 24 hours (if no issues are found). Less than 24 hours can not be guaranteed, so plan accordingly. Please start the Subject Line of your email with OA: so it is clear that your email is of interest to arrowmen.


Lodge Adviser Availability

The Lodge Adviser will try and return phone calls, emails, texts, etc. within 48 hours. The Lodge Adviser does not always have the ability to get back to you immediately, especially during work hours (weekdays 7:00am to 4:00pm). Do not expect any responses during the 4 hours before meetings or events. Please do not expect any responses during the 4 hours before meetings or events. Plan Ahead!


Siam Chetwood (Mt Olympus)
Adviser: Anne Kanters

Sunyakwa (Lake Shores)
Adviser: Randy Ogata

Kwahnice (Duwamish)

Please contact the Lodge Adviser John Riekena for info

 Lodge Officers

Drew Shepherd
Lodge Chief
Adviser – John Riekena

Noah Cierebiej
Adviser – Helen Young

Sophia Scherer
Adviser – Lisa Clise

Alexander Martin
Activities Vice Chief
Adviser – Patrick Rendt

Caroline Rich
Inductions Vice Chief
Adviser – Torin Bergsma

Ethan Fleming
Service Vice Chief
Adviser – Brent Schmidt

To contact any Lodge Officer or their Adviser, please go to 

Chief's Minute

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Lodge year! Thank you, whether it's your first year here or you have been here awhile, for being part of our amazing Lodge. I look forward to the new year ahead of us! 


Adviser Minute

As Arrowmen, we are Scouts first. Remember to be a living example of the Scout Oath and Law to all others.



What to submit an article for the Marmot's Whistle?

Anyone can write an article for the Marmot’s Whistle. We would love to hear about your time at any OA, or you can even write a letter to Perry. It doesn’t have to be long, two sentences and a picture is great. Articles are due the Friday after LEC meetings (LEC Meetings are the first Wednesday of the Month). Articles can be summited any time by sending them to the Secretary.