American Indian Weekend

American Indian Weekend will be held in 2015 at Bovay Scout Ranch, and is open to all Boy Scouts and Venturers. 


  • Classes in several beadwork styles, fingerweaving, fan construction, moccasin construction, and ribbon shirt construction
  • Ceremony workshops
  • Regalia workshops – men’s and ladies clothes
  • Dance classes
  • Singing classes
  • Indian Lore Merit Badge (limited to 25)
  • Saturday night: American Indian Pow Wow with past and present champion dancers, competitions and intertribal dances


Tentative Schedule


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Check-In
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Welcome and Informal Pow-Wow
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Ice Cream Social
Midnight  Lights out


7:00 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:30 am - 11:30 am  Indian Lore Merit Badge
Individual Craft Show
Ceremonial Training
Ceremony outfitting
Pre-Ordeal Ceremony Overview
Ordeal Ceremony Overview
Brotherhood Ceremony Overview
Arrow Of Light Overview
Native American Training and Crafts
Straight Dance Overview
Grass Dance Overview
Fancy Dance Overview
Traditional Dance Overview
What it takes to be a champion dancer
So you want to be a dance judge?
Otter Draggers and Hairplates
Gourd Stitch Bead Work
Edge Beading
Loom Beading
Moccasin Construction
Flat Fan Construction
Southern Singing – Getting Started
Pow-Wow Etiquette
Dance Cloths Display
Finger Weaving
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Lunch
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Ceremonial Outfit Critiques
Dance Outfit Critiques
Team Singing
Team Dance
Indian Lore Merit Badge (continued)
Craft Show Judging
Silent Auction
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm  Dinner
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Pow-Wow
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Cracker Barrell
Midnight  Lights out


7:00 am - 8:00 am  Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Pack-up and Depart
6:30 pm OA Troop/Team Representative Summit at
Cockrell Service Center

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