Activities and Program
Throughout the weekend, there will be a wide variety of games for everyone to enjoy! Arrowman can compete against other Arrowmen in games such as dodgeball, human foosball, Angry Ravens and sporting arrows! Take on friends in video games or air hockey in the Brave Cave.
Fall Pow Wow will kick off with a Friday evening show. Find out who’s who, where’s where, and get a preview of the weekend’s activities! Saturday evening, the main show will be a time for fun and laughs and present awards.
||• Jacob’s Ladder
• Throwing Knives
• Throwing Stars
• Climbing Tower
• Slip n’ Slide
• Hockey Flag
• Angry Ravens
• Caber Toss
• Board Game Station
• Video Games
• King of the Log
Colonneh Lodge’s trading post is top-of-the-line, offering Order of the Arrow merchandise at affordable prices. Stop by to pick up your limited-edition patch sets, belt buckles, shirts, OA gear, and so much more.
The trading post will be open Saturday from at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. It will re-open after the Saturday evening show and stay open to 11:00 pm.
Stop by the Colonneh Café for some delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, funnel cakes, fried Twinkies, and more! The Colonneh Café will have delicious snacks and meals for purchase all weekend long. All proceeds from Colonneh Café will be donated towards a special projects fund for the lodge.
Chapter palooza is time for Scouts and Arrowmen to meet, participate in fellowship, and see the fun activities chapters have to offer. Chapter palooza will take place from 7:30 - 9:00 pm Saturday evening.
Lodge Officer Elections
Lodge officer elections are conducted every year at Fall Pow Wow. This is the time for all youth to elect the future lodge leadership! Candidates will speak during lunch, and all youth Arrowmen can vote from 12:45 - 2:45 pm.
Lodge Executive Committee
The Lodge Executive Committee (LEC) is composed of the lodge chief, lodge vice chief, chapter chiefs, and lodge advisers. This LEC committee meets several times a year to facilitate the business matters of Colonneh Lodge. The LEC will meet on Sunday during. All lodge officers and chapter chiefs (or designee) and their advisers are required to attend the LEC; however, all Arrowmen are welcome and encouraged to attend this important planning and business meeting.
An interfaith service will be conducted for all participants on Sunday morning. An interfaith service is a brief worship or meditation, specifically designed for Scouting events where there may be members of more than one faith group. The intention of an interfaith service is to provide a spiritual focus during a camping experience that does not reflect the views of a particular denomination or faith. An interfaith service can be defined as a gathering of Scouts held to contribute to the development of their spirituality and to promote a fuller understanding of the Scout Oath and Law, with emphasis on one’s Duty to God.
After six months of service as an Ordeal member and after fulfilling certain requirements, a member may take part in the Brotherhood ceremony, which places further emphasis on the ideals of Scouting and the Order. Completion of this ceremony signifies full membership in the Order of the Arrow. Brotherhood is an opportunity for members to evaluate their past service to Scouting (camping and unit involvement) and to their lodge, and to reaffirm their belief in the high purposes of the Order. All eligible members are encouraged to participate in the Brotherhood Walk and Ceremony on Saturday afternoon. See the schedule for the specific time. There is no charge for the Brotherhood Walk or Ceremony.
Learn More about Brotherhood
Chapters should place special emphasis on the performance of their ceremonies to make a great first impression with the candidates. This is the place for you to show off what your chapter has to offer and compete against other chapters in the lodge!
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
Arrival and Check-In
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.
Upon arrival to camp, go directly to your campsite and park.
2019 Program Guide (schedule/map) Campsite assignments will be posted by 9/18/19.
Participant Check-in Times
Check-in will be conducted from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Friday, and from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday. Please do not arrive earlier or later than the times as the registration team will not be prepared for check-in.
Parking is available for all participants at the campsites. Parking is limited, so please consider carpooling. The staff will direct participants to the proper parking area upon arrival. Trailers must be disconnected from the tow vehicle and parked in a single space in front of the campsite. Please do not park in the lot in front of the office (map location D).
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.
Documents and Fees
Please bring a copy of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A and B) to check-in. They will not be returned. If your lodge dues are not current, you will be required to pay them in order to participate in the event. Remember – Wear the flap, pay your dues!