Brothers,

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 to seal their mebership in the OA at our upcoming events:

May Ordeal (13-15 at Camp Edward)

June Ordeal (03-05 at Camp Parsons)

Spring Fellowship (June 17-18 at Camp Pigott )

September Ordeal (9-11 at Camp Sheppard)

Not able to be there the whole weekend?

To be eligible for this honor, you must have gone through your Ordeal at least 10 months ago, and be current on your dues. In addition, you should refresh yourself with the OA Obligation, Admonition, Song, and hand clasp. To let us know that you are ready to go through your Brotherhood, we ask that you please let us know here: http://goo.gl/forms/SQi5lWpyZS in addition to filling out this form, you will need to write a short letter  addressed to the Lodge Secretary, Murphy Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tell us a bit about what you've been doing in Scouting over the past ten months, what you intend to do in Scouting after receiving the Brotherhood Honor and what the Ordeal experience meant to you. For more detailed information, click here  If you are eligible for this honor and would like to participate or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hope to see you all wearing Brotherhood sashes soon!

Yours In Brotherhood,

Adam K

Brotherhood Committee Chair

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.alt

 

Brothers!

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.

For more details, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours in Scouting,

Jacob H. Thornton

Inductions Vice Chief

vigilhonorsashThe 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:

 


Youth

Trevor S
Reidar K
Matthew R
Abraham S
Ben B
Jack S
 
Adult
 
Linden D Anderson
Frank Long
Michael McIntosh
Steven House
Jack G Taylor

 

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.

 

If you are a current Vigil Honor member and would like to help out at this important event as a sponsor or a guide please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

VigilHonorTriangleDear 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.

Brothers,

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).

To be eligible for this honor, you must have gone through your Ordeal at least 10 months ago, and be current on your dues. In addition, you should refresh yourself with the OA Obligation, Admonition, Song, and hand clasp. To let us know that you are ready to go through your Brotherhood, we ask that you please write a letter addressed to the Lodge Secretary, Murphy Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and tell us a bit about what you've been doing in Scouting over the past ten months, and what you intend to do in Scouting after receiving the Brotherhood Honor and what the Ordeal experience meant to you.

If you are eligible for this honor and would like to participate or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope to see you all wearing Brotherhood sashes soon!

Yours In Service,

Adam K

Brotherhood Committee Chair

 

Klahowya brothers!
 
Recently our lodge held a Potlatch for Cub Scouts all around Chief Seattle council. These Cub scouts came to complete a requirement for one of their electives up at our
lodge. But what they left with was much more than just a completed requirement
but an interest in the culture of the Northwest tribes and a fascination in how we, as a
lodge function.
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These scouts questions reflected their fascination, from the
materials the lodge was made out of to the totem poles towering above their
heads. This is what being a member of the OA is about. Sparking that fascination
in some scout, making them want to be more, desiring to be old enough so they
can to join our ranks. I personally am glad I got to be involved in such an
amazing moment and I hope the joy you receive in the lodge sparks your joy in
scouting as it has for me.
 
Yours In Scouting
Andrew P
Vice Chief of Communications
Talapus Tillicum Chapter