Congratulations to the members of Sunyakwa Chapter for putting on a phenomenal and successful camporee. Sunyakwa Chapter/Cascade district is the only District/Chapter to have a youth organized camporee in Chief Seattle Council. With a grand total of 23 OA Staff, 25 youth arrowman attending our chapter meeting and just over 200 scouts and scouters in attendants it was an amazing event! Thank you once again to all the staff who help make this past weekend possible.
This is your Inductions Vice Chief speaking. I am talking you today to offer you a special opportunity to help the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge. What is this opportunity, you ask? To become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist.
Any youth member of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge who holds the honor of Brotherhood or Vigil is eligible to become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist. Currently, the Lodge is strapped for Brotherhood Ceremonialists, and desperately needs more. We have right now only one Ceremonialist for the Nutiket principle, and one Ceremonialist for the Meteu principle to serve the entire Lodge! While the Ceremonialists who can perform these roles love serving the Lodge, it makes it difficult for them to perform Brotherhood Ceremonies outside of official Lodge-wide events.
If you, or any fellow arrowman you know is looking to help the Lodge, this is one of the greatest services that you could ever provide. This not only helps the Lodge earn the JTE award (which gives us funding from the National Committee to help us improve the camps of the Chief Seattle Council), but also makes a personal impact on the lives of every arrowman who goes through the Ceremony. There is no greater honor than the honor of serving your brothers. So please, I encourage you, give Ceremonies a try and become a Brotherhood Ceremonialist today.
Yours in Scouting,
Jacob H. Thornton
Inductions Vice Chief
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: T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge, the Order of the Arrow, Scouting, or our Council's Camps.
T'Kope Kwiskwis lodge is proud to announce the 2016 Vigil Honor Class:
Please join us in congratulating the 2016 Vigil Honor Class!
These worthy brothers will conduct their Vigil at the Spring Fellowship June 17th -18th 2016.
Dear members of the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge,
My fellow brothers in the Wimachtendienk W. W., it is with great pleasure to announce to you the beginning of the search for the 2016 T’Kope Kwiskwis Vigil Honor Class. This process over the next few months will allow you, the members of the lodge, to nominate eligible candidates for consideration by our committee.
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.
My name is Adam; I have the privilege of being the Chairman of the Lodge's Brotherhood Committee. I’d like to take this time to inform everyone who has been an Arrowman for ten months or longer and has not earned their Brotherhood sash to do so at our upcoming events, the April (08-10 at Camp Pigott), May (13-15 at Camp Edward), June (03-05 at Camp Parsons), and September (9-11) Ordeals as well as at Spring Fellowship (June 17-18).
Yours In Service,
Brotherhood Committee Chair
Did you complete the requirements by December 31?