Brotherhood SashesDuring a Brotherhood Ceremony the final weekend of Winter Camp, eight brothers sealed their membership in the Order of the Arrow:

  • Keegun A.
  • Brian B.
  • Sean B.
  • Bruce C.
  • Christopher D.
  • Daniel G.
  • Leland S.
  • Nicholas T.

Be sure to congratulate these Arrowmen if you get the chance. If you haven't yet gone through Brotherhood, there will be ceremonies at the three upcoming Ordeals, Conclave, Spring Fellowship, and at all camporees this spring. For more information contact your Troop/Team Rep or your Chapter leadership. 

Silver Beaver Class of 2011At a ceremony March 28 Arrowmen Thomas Bougan, Paul Broska, William DePaso, Timothy Louie, Douglas McClelland, Red Robinson, Rob Rosamond, Dan Shonka, Wilfred Skubi, and Jason Stewart received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a Council can present for volunteers service. 19 volunteers were recognized in all. That evening, Mircosoft received the Council's Community Impact Award and three members of Team 627 from North Lakes District were honored with two Heroism Awards and an Honor Medal with Crossed Palms for a rescue on Mt. Baker. The event's keynote speaker was adventurer and First Class Scout Jordan Hanssen, who set a Guinness World Record for crossing the Atlantic with three others in a rowboat. Congratulations to the Silver Beaver Class of 2011!

Brothers, once before you passed an Ordeal, proving you were worthy to be received into our lodge. There, you took an oath dedicating yourself in service to your unit. On April 13th, many new electees will be making the same journey that you once did, and it is only right for us to help them through their Ordeals until they enter into the bond of brotherhood.

Friends, your lodge needs you. These candidate need you. Think back to that profound experience that was your own Ordeal. Remember all the fun you had. Well, we need to ensure that these soon-to-be brothers share with us that experience. That is why we need you up at Camp Pigott on April 13th - 15th.

Willie B. has stepped up to the plate and volenteered to be the Ordeal Master for the event, but there are still several more important positions that need to be filled. If you feel you have the expertise or experience to lead a troop, to organize service, to be an elangomat, or one of the many other tasks needed to run a smooth ordeal, please contact Willie and/or myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This does not mean that you need to have a lot of experience to help out, there's a job for everyone!

So please, register today and announce your commitment to give back in service to your unit. More information can be found at tkopekwiskwis.org.

Register Now!


Yours in service,
Keith P., Inductions Vice-Chief

On April 7, T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge will be holding a Longhouse work party at Camp Pigott. We will be pressure-washing the old cedar planks that once adorned the front of the longhouse so we can reuse them on the new structure. Bring raingear and a sack lunch. If you're interested in helping out, please contact us. More information on the event will be announced soon.

he_ceremoniesAre you interested in participating in the Lodge ceremonies program, but don’t know how to get involved? If so, Hyas Eena Chapter has begun a regularly meeting ceremonies program based in Kent. Even within our lodge, Hyas Eena Chapter has a unique program, and you are encouraged to take advantage of this special privilege. To supplement our OA ceremonies program, Mr. Mike Evans of the Snohomish Tribe has agreed to teach us Native American song, dance, storytelling, and other aspects of Native culture.

 

The meetings are held at seven PM on the first and third Thursdays of every month at the Sunrise Elementary School multipurpose room (park in the back lot; 22300 132nd Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98042) at 7:00 PM, focusing respectively on Native culture and Order of the Arrow ceremonies. Though you are not required to wear your Scout uniform, you are expected to behave respectfully.

 

These meetings are extremely fun and will help you better understand the Order of the Arrow and what it means to be an Arrowman. This is a very unique opportunity and a very special privilege, and all Lodge ceremonialists, aspiring ceremonialists, and curious souls are encouraged to attend.

 

For questions, contact Nick T, the Hyas Eena Chapter Ceremonies Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SheppardboyuphillThere's still a few weekends left to staff Winter Camp at Camp Sheppard! Join your brothers for a weekend of fun and service in the shadow of the Mountain and support a vitial and exciting council program. Contact your chapter chief or the Lodge Service Vice Chief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Hope to see you there!

black_fish_pole_missingRecently while doing research on the lost pole of the Talapus Tillicum Chapter lodge member B. Noonan shared some old photographs. In one of the old photographs was a totem pole that the lodge leadership had never seen before, nor has it been mentioned in any of the lodge records that are currently available. This is why we need your help!

We currently believe the pole is of a whale due to the blunt "wolf like" head, however the crest lacks a dominate dorsal fin and an obvious blowhole, so there is a chance it might be a stylized salmon. It was carved after 1963 and was lost before the mid 1980's. The bottom starts with a round tooth filled head then it is shaped like the side of a fish tapering to a flat vertical tail. There is a yellow painted vertebrate design on the sides, and a carving on top of the back that is hard to discern from the photo. It almost looks like a chain of frogs.

If you have any information or more photographs concerning this lost relic please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The pole on the right is the now lost Talapus Tillicum Pole that was original subject of the research.

Thank you for your help in preserving the lodge's history!