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Spring PowWow 2018

Chapter Chief, Alberto Daniel plays Allowat Sakima in the Brotherhood ceremony

Chapter Chief, Alberto Daniel plays Allowat Sakima in the Brotherhood ceremony

 

Spring PowWow 2018 started on Friday 16th 2018 with a warm start to the weekend.

Your Chapter Adviser, Chapter Chief, and Mr. Neas attended the 2019 Conclave staff meeting, while other brothers were off seeking there brotherhood at the Brotherhood candidate meeting.

After the two meetings everyone headed to Cracker-barrel where the chapter met each other and saw more patches from Mr. Tomkins.

Shortly later the chapter headed down to Loblolly to get to bed inside hammocks and tents. On a cold Saturday morning the Saponi Chapter was at flags with excitement and enthusiasm.

During breakfast everyone enjoy the french toast sticks, sausages, scramble eggs, and the biscuit that the cook crew made. Thank you cook crew! After breakfast, Mr. Wetzel, Mr. Tomkins, Robbie Fisher, and Alberto Daniel with the Brotherhood ceremonial team headed down the ceremony ring to set up and practice for the brotherhood ceremony.

Mr Neas teaches dancing to some WeBeLoS scouts.

Mr Neas teaches dancing to some WeBeLoS scouts.

While they were there Mr. Neas was helping out with the PowWow and the Webelos Weekend with AIA.

Brotherhood candidates were helping with Carlton McKee by repairing the steps that lead towards our campsite. Thank You to those who helped!

Near the Afternoon some of our Brothers went to the NOAC 2018 meeting.  There are three current spots left for youth to go to NOAC in August if you are interested.

At lunch our theme which was paper was shown by our own VC of Admin South Jake McCall as the paperboy who gave our Lodge Chief a note that said. “Let us eat first at lunch – Saponi.”.  It didn’t work as we would eventually go last.

After a great lunch our Brotherhood candidates went to there Brotherhood trail and all past successfully. At 3’o clock the Quest for the Golden Arrow happen. At the Quest for the Golden Arrrow Competition Saponi lost in the first round of Tug-a-war for the first time since 2016! In the spam toss, Saponi also didn’t go as plan, your Chapter Chief can’t throw, but our Chapter Adviser can! Saponi would eventually take first place overall in the relay competition and would eventually get Saponi to place 5th out of 10 chapters.

In the evening time, Saponi’s paperboy would come back and give our Lodge Chief another note that said “Let Saponi eat first at Dinner – Saponi”.  We would eventually not go first, but at the Brotherhood call out before dinner our Brotherhood Candidates would go and eat.

The Brotherhood ceremony team and their advisor express their distaste of how Lodge Vice Chief, Matthew Bobzien smelled.  He had been in a mustard and ketchup fight!

The Brotherhood ceremony team and their advisor express their distaste of how Lodge Vice Chief, Matthew Bobzien smelled. He had been in a mustard and ketchup fight!

At the Brotherhood ceremony there were a lot of audience members that enjoyed the ceremony. Two members of Saponi were in the Brotherhood ceremony, Robbie Fisher and Alberto Daniel.

The following are our new Brotherhood members:

  • Noah Vick (VC of Program),
  • Jake McCall (VC of Admin South),
  • Ian Moore (VC of Admin North),
  • Daniel,
  • Breanen,
  • Jacob, and
  • Jake.

Congratulations to our new Arrow-men, because it is only right!

Jake and Ian arrive at the ceremony circle to complete their induction into the Order of the Arrow.

Jake and Ian arrive at the ceremony circle to complete their induction into the Order of the Arrow.

 

 At the Baseball Brawl our chapter endured a Mario Kart Challenge, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, and Patch Trading. On Sunday everyone went to flags and left happily knowing that they just had a great time at Camp Durant at the 2018 Spring PowWow!

Alberto Daniel
Chapter Chief

New Youth Protection Training

If you are a registered adult in the BSA, then this applies to you and needs your attention and action! 

The new Youth Protection Training for Boy Scouts of America adult leaders and parents (familiarly called YPT2) went live online on February 1, 2018. BSA has developed the new programs with the help of some of the greatest experts in the field of child abuse and maltreatment, and using the most current research. The content is much more in-depth and relevant.
The new YPT2 training will be used by everyone. There is only one training and the code will show up on the user’s my.scouting profile as Y01. The training and completion of the post-test should take about 90 minutes and Youth Protection training remains a two-year certification. It is important to note, that everyone registered with the BSA must take the new YPT by October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no facilitator led option, but it is anticipated that materials will be out in late spring.

To take the training go to my.scouting.org, authenticate and follow the links to Youth Protection Training.  There is also an optional video from the Chief of the BSA. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with your District Youth Protection Champion. The questions they cannot answer will be passed up to the Council YP Champion and above and we will try to share information as we receive it.

New National policies are being introduced in coordination with the new training being released: 

  • Before any adult can be registered in the BSA, they must have completed the YPT training. 
  • Every unit must be 100% compliant with YPT before they can re-charter.
  • Effective, June 1, 2018, all adults present at any event at an event for 72 total hours or longer must be registered as a scouter which includes the criminal background check and YPT training. 

Remember, Youth Protection begins with You!

Saponi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow elects new officers

Last week, the youth of the Saponi Chapter of Occoneechee Lodge 104 elected new chapter officers.  Your officers are: 

  • Chapter Chief: Alberto Daniel
  • Vice-Chief Program: Noah Vick
  • Vice-Chief Finance: Robbie Fisher
  • Vice-Chief Admin (South): Jacob McCall
  • Vice-Chief Admin (North): Ian Moore
  • Vice-Chief Communications: Jason Bird

They each serve one year until October 2018.

 

Chapel Hill Carrboro Holiday Parade

This year we will parade in the Chapel Hill Carrboro Holiday Parade as a District! Yay! 

We would like as many Units – dens, packs, patrols, troops, crews, ships, etc as possible to join together and really demonstrate the scale and impact of scouting in the community. 

The parade is on the morning of Saturday December 9, 2017.  

Please sign your unit up below! 

More details will be forthcoming. 
Glyn Tomkins
ASM Troop 39

 

 

 

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