Fall Pow Wow

November 5-7, 2021

Camp Strake
2020 Camp Strake Rd., Coldspring, TX 77331
(for driving GPS use Latitude and Longitude: 30.608901, -95.230270)

OA Fall Pow Wow is Colonneh Lodge's premier event. t is a combination of sports, games, expos, shows, ceremony competitions, Native American crafts, Pow Wows, and so much more. OA Fall Pow Wow is held at Camp Strake and is three days of non-stop fun, food, fellowship and celebration. Lodge officer elections will be held and Arrowmen will not want to miss the annual Vigil Honor call-out following the Saturday evening show.

An Ordeal is also being held during the weekend, so invite candidates in your unit; candidates can participate in the Saturday night activities after their Ordeal. This event is designed for youth Arrowmen; all adult participants will be asked to staff the event. All youth Arrowmen are encouraged attend and enjoy this event!


Register opens in September.        Map (coming soon)    Schedule    Program     Arrival and Check-in     What to Bring

       $15   Virtual on Friday and in-person on Saturday at Camp Strake (includes lunch and patch)
  $0 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.

Trading Post

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 adviser@colonneh.org.

Tentative Schedule


Time Event Description Location
6:00 - 11:00 pm Check-in Breezeway
6:00 - 8:00 pm Trading post (t-shirt pick up) Safari Room
6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday evening activities Sports field
8:00 - 9:00 pm Meet the National Officers Dining Hall
9:15 - 10:00 pm Opening Show Arena A
10:00 - 11:30 pm Trading post open Safari Room
10:00 10:15 pm Chapter chief meeting Arena A
10:00 pm - 12:00 am          Friday evening activities Various locations


7:00 am Check-In Opens Breezeway
7:00 am Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00 - 11:00 am Chapter Assigned Service Projects Various Locations
11:00 - 11:30 am Area Meetings See area chiefs for location
11:30 am Lunch Dining Hall
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lodge Officer Candidate Speech Dining Hall
12:45 - 6:30 pm Trading Post Open Safari Room
1:00 - 1:30 pm Brotherhood Talk Breezeway
1:00 - 1:45 pm OA Advisor Summit Staff Pavillon
1:30 - 5:30 pm American Indian Activities  
2:00 - 6:45 pm Colonneh Games (chapter competitions) Sports field
2:00 - 6:00 pm Adult Competitions Tellepsen Scout Camp
5:45 - 6:15 pm Brotherhood Walk Breezeway
6:15 - 6:45 pm Brotherhood Ceremony Arena A
6:45 pm Dinner Dining Hall
7:45 - 8:15 pm Chapter Time Outside Dining Hall
8:30 - 10:00 Closing Program show / Awards Ceremony      Arena A
9:30 - 10:00 pm Vigil Callout Ceremony Arena A
10:15 - 11:00 pm Trading Post Open Safari Room
10:15 - 11:00 pm Pow Wow  Breezeway
10:15 - 11:00 pm Vigil Reception Dining Hall
10:00 pm - 12:30 am Saturday evening activities Various locations


7:30 am Interfaith Worship Service Dining Hall
8:00 am Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) meeting Dining Hall
8:30 am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:15 am Chapter assigned clean-up projects Chapter camp sites
10:30 am Depart camp   

American Indian Activites

A favorite activity at Fall Pow Wow is the Indian Village. The American Indian Activities committee members will be holding exciting, hands-on classes and sessions on Saturday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to learn how to drum, sing or dance. See an amazing exhibition of some of the best singers and dancers in the nation at the Pow Wow dance in the evening!

1:30 pm
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:30 pm

(one-hour sessions)
It’s Time to Feather up? • Learn the history of feather work, how to make designs in the feathers, learn to decorate with felt, and learn the basics of thread wrapping. 10 per session.
Get your Warp and Weft on? • Learn a little history about Native American textile weaving including fingerweaving. Learn basic textile weaving skills and fingerweaving. Help us weave a Colonneh size Texas flag. 10 per session.
Loominate your regalia! • Learn the basic parts of a beading loom and how to prepare a basic pattern. Practice the steps of making a small beading strip that could be used to decorate your regalia. 10 per session.
1:30 - 5:30 pm
(ongoing sessions)
Bead On! • Watch Peyote and Flat stitch beading being demonstrated. Learn how it is used in Native American regalia and how to get started. 
It’s all about the Regalia! • Learn about different pieces of regalia and how they relate to Native American dance and ceremonial activities. View different regalia styles from Native American dancers, learn the history behind clothing piece including headdress and moccasin styles. AIA representatives will be on hand to walk you through the steps of how to get started building regalia pieces. 
Native American Singing and Dance Clinic • Come into our Powwow circle and learn the basics of Native American Singing. We will focus on a variety of Native American songs, how to properly pronounce the words, and honor Native American culture by learning the correct method to singing Powwow songs. Learn Native American dance styles and their basic steps including traditional, straight, fancy and grass.
Powwow Etiquette, American Indian Regalia styles and the cultures behind it • Learn about Powwow etiquette, regalia and Native American craft.
10:15 - 11:00 pm Pow Wow • Watch a Pow Wow



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).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe 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

Safety Information 

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.

Emergency Contacts 

Medic Needs: Tricia Chapela 832-454-9535  

Late-Breaking Information


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Event Registration

Lodge Program Vice Chief and Adviser




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