November 5-7, 2021
Fall Pow Wow is Colonneh Lodge’s premier event. It is full of gripping competition, exciting games, thrilling shows, and so much more. This year's theme is ancient Egypt to urge us to learn from our past as we get ready for our future. There will be three days of nonstop fun and fellowship at Camp Strake, Colonneh Lodge officer elections, and the Vigil Honor callout. All youth Arrowmen that attend will be able to vote for the upcoming team of Lodge officers. Arrowmen will not want to miss out on this fantastic weekend!
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Full weekend fee (includes meals)
Saturday only (with meals)
Saturday only (without meals)
|Saturday after 5:00 pm (without meals)
The latest state, county, and Center for Disease Control and Maintenance (CDC) requirements on the day of the event will be followed. Participants will be notified before the event of any specific requirements. All participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.
Activities and Program
Throughout the weekend, there will be a wide variety of program activities for youth and adults to enjoy. Arrowmen can take part in shooting sports, chapter tug of war, jello fighting, human foosball, and so much more. The complete list of activities will be in the Official Fall Pow Wow Program Guide which will be published in early October 2021.
Fall Pow Wow will kick off Friday night with an entertaining and interactive opening campfire show. At this show you will also have a chance to meet all of those who are running for a Lodge Officer position. Saturday night, the main campfire will be a time of fun and laughter, as well as a chance to hear the announcement of the 2022 Colonneh Lodge Officer team. Following the Saturday evening show, there will be the annual Vigil Honor call-out.
Colonneh Lodge’s online trading post is top-of-the-line, offering Order of the Arrow merchandise at affordable prices. This year, be sure to get limited-edition patch sets, belt buckles, shirts, OA gear, and so much more online. Even at the convenience of your own home, Arrowmen can purchase your Colonneh Lodge gear!
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Lodge Officer Elections
Lodge Officer elections are conducted every year at fall pow wow. This is a time for all youth in attendance to elect the future leaders of the Lodge. Candidates will give their speeches during the Friday night opening show. Youth attendees will be able to vote for their preferred candidates on Saturday, and the results will be announced during the Saturday night Show. Arrowmen must be current on their lodge dues to vote. Youth interested in running for office should contact the lodge adviser at email@example.com.
Schedule will be released in October.
What to Bring
If staying the weekend:
- Tent Pillow
- Cot or pad or air mattress
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Personal first aid kit
- Toiletries (e.g., soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant)
- Swim trunks
- Spending money for trading post and Colonneh Cafe
- Smartphone or other web-enabled devices
- Camp chair
About Camp Strake
Camp Strake is a first-class, state-of-the-art camp at a rural site near the Sam Houston National Forest, close to the community of Evergreen.
Camp Strake is surrounded on three sides by the Sam Houston National Forest and has the Lone Star Hiking Trail close to one corner of the property.
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Camp Strake has 20 campsites with pavilions; modern restrooms and shower houses; climbing and repelling tower; zipline; an aquatics center with a swimming pool, lake, canoes, and kayaks; a shooting sports complex with rifle, shotgun, and archery range, including a sporting arrows course; and more.
About Camp Strake
Camp Strake is located on 2,816 acres between New Waverly and Coldspring near the community of Evergreen, Tx. Lake Livingston is 10 miles east of the property. The camp is a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Houston and close to I-45 and the Grand Parkway. Camp Strake is located at 2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331(latitude and longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270)
Directions from Houston:
- Take I-45N to exit 94 (FM 1097) toward Willis
- Turn right onto Montgomery St. (.7 mi)
- Turn left onto Danville St. (360 ft)
- Turn right onto FM 1097 / Stewart St (9.6 mi.)
- Turn right onto TX-150E (8.8 mi)
- Turn left onto FM 945N (3.6 mi)
- Turn left into Camp Strake at the sign.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that Colonneh Lodge has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management
If you hear two airhorn blast, go to grand pavilion immediately. In a life or death situation: Call 911 first, then the camp medic. If you need to leave camp: Check out at the camp office. Remember to drink plenty of water. All participants must read the COVID at-risk statement prior to arrival. If you do not feel well, DO NOT put others in danger by coming to camp.
Medic Needs: Tricia Chapela 832-454-9535
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