November 5-7, 2021
OA Fall Pow Wow is Colonneh Lodge's premier event. This year's Fall Pow Wow, will be a hybrid-styled event. Participants can choose to participate virtually or in-person. For all participants, on Friday night virtual campfire will be held to kick off this great weekend and to hear from our the candidates running for lodge officer.
On Saturday, Arrowmen who have registered for the in-person event are invited to join us at the new Camp Strake in Coldspring, Texas. Arrowmen can enjoy program opportunities like rifle, shotgun, archery, water-sports, field games and much more. There will also be service projects around Camp Strake, so Arrowmen can give back service to our council’s camp. During lunch, lodge elections will be held. All registered youth (both in-person and virtual) will have the opportunity to vote on their next lodge leadership. After lunch, the fun will continue. The day will end with a closing campfire for both in-person and virtual participants and will include lodge elections result announcements, skits, and special guest interviews. Following Saturday night's campfire, the annual Vigil Honor call-out will be held. With all things considered we hope to see you there, by joining us virtually or in person!
This event is designed for our youth as attendance will be limited. All adult participants will be asked to staff the event. We encourage all youth to come and enjoy this event!
Registration for onsite participants is closed. Participants can still register for the virtual event.
Register opens in September. Map (coming soon) Schedule Program Arrival and Check-in What to Bring
||Virtual on Friday and in-person on Saturday at Camp Strake (includes lunch and patch)
||Virtual only, optional $5 to purchase an event patch
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 the specific requirements. All participants must follow any procedures recommended by the council's Enterprise Risk Management Committee such as completing a pre-event screening form, temperature checks, wearing a mask (unless for medical reasons), limiting group sizes that remain together during the event, frequent hand washing, and/or social distancing. See the council's COVID-19 "At-Risk" Participant Statement. Participants who are sick or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.
Activities and Program
Camp Strake Map
Throughout the weekend, there will be a wide variety of scheduled program activities for youth to enjoy! Arrowman can enjoy program activities like rifle, archery, shotgun tomahawks, water-sports, field games, and many more! Enjoy this fun-filled day with Arrowmen from your chapter and be able to get back into the great outdoors!
Fall Pow Wow will kick off with a Friday night virtual program. Find out who’s who, where’s where, and get a preview of the weekend’s activities. Saturday evening, the main campfire will be a time for fun and laughs and to hear the announcement of the 2021 Colonneh Lodge officers. Following the Saturday evening campfire, 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 the time for all youth to elect future lodge leadership. Candidates will have their speeches during Friday night's virtual campfire, and all youth Arrowmen can vote from their personal electronic devices. Arrowmen must be current on their lodge dues. Arrowmen participating virtually will also be able to vote. Arrowmen must provide their cell phone number when registering. Youth interested in running for office should contact the lodge adviser at email@example.com.
|9:00 am - noon
|12:00 - 1 pm
|1:00 - 4:00 pm
|4:15 - 5:30 pm
|5:30 - 6:00 pm
||Vigil Honor Call-out
Travel to and from event is the responsibility of the guest. Personal vehicles are welcome at the event. Chapters may arrange travel with other members of your chapter. See oa.shac.org/chapters for chapter contact information.
Participant Check-in Times
Check-in will be conducted from 8:00 - 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Please do not arrive earlier or later than the times as the registration team will not be prepared for check-in. A pre-event screening form must be filled out prior to checking into camp. Only registered participants will be allowed to exit their vehicle after they have their temperature taken and completed the check-in process.
All guests will receive a program with a map, schedule, and other important information at check-in. Guests will also receive a wristband. It is very important all guests keep both items at all times.
What to Bring
Optional, but helpful
- Spending money for trading post
- Smartphone or other web-enabled devices
- Camp chair
- Snacks, drinks
- Insect repellant
- Bring lunch if you have special dietary needs
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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