November 3 – 5, 2017
OA Fall Pow Wow is Colonneh Lodge's premier event. It 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 Bovay Scout Ranch, and is three days of non-stop fun, food, fellowship and celebration. 2018 lodge officer elections will be held and don’t miss the annual Vigil call out following the Saturday evening show.
||Full weekend, includes meals
||Saturday only, includes meals (8am-10pm)
||Saturday only, doesn't include meals (8am-10pm)
||Saturday evening only (after 5pm arrival only)
A late fee of $15.00 will apply after 10/30/2017.
Online registration is closed, however, walk-in registrations are welcome.
Check-in/registration is at the office near the dining hall.
When deciding the theme for Fall Pow Wow we realized it had to not only apply to the event but to our lodges own theme of the year. Knowing we would be serving Scouts throughout our council at Arrowman Bash, 2017 Scout Fair at NRG, representing at the 2017 National Jamboree, we had to make sure this fit under the correct criteria. Arrowman taking action at unprecedented times, events, and even natural disasters, what more was left to say then: WHAT A TIME to serve!
Letter from the Officers
When each of us took office in January, we knew it would be another remarkable year for Colonneh Lodge. Our announced vision for this year was to promote and grow the chapters to develop strong areas within Colonneh Lodge. While Arrowman Bash was a great enabler to push toward our vision, this Pow Wow will for sure make it soar.
This past year has been a true step into serving, not only our fellow Scouts and Scouters across Sam Houston Area Council, but around the nation. There is still time for us to Step Up, Step out and become the leaders of today! This weekend will offer a diverse amount of training, fellowship, service, and fun with plenty of options to choose from.
In this guide, you will find information regarding the program, logistics, and policies of 2017 Fall Pow Wow. We hope you will use this guide to make the most of your experience. Whether you're drinking root beer, playing a game of capture the flag, or enjoying the views on the climbing wall, we are sure you will have a great time! We can’t wait to see you November 3rd-5th!
Yours in Service,
Clayton Bill, Lodge Chief
Blain Blanchard, LVC – Administration
Seth Griffith, LVC - Program
Ethan Roberts, LVC – Membership
Evan Blackledge, LVC – Service
Tyler Green LVC – Chapter Operations
What to Bring
- Smartphone or other web-enabled devices
- Service project clothing: work gloves, long pants
- Camp chair
- Spending money for trading post and Colonneh Café
If you’re staying the weekend
- Sleeping bag
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant etc.)
- 2-3 pairs of socks
- 2-3 pairs of underwear
Travel to and from Fall Pow Wow is the responsibility of the guest. Personal vehicles are welcome are welcome at the event. You might be able to arrange travel with other members of your chapter (see oa.shac.org/chapters for contact info).
Check-in will be conducted from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, November 3rd and from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th. Please do not arrive earlier or later than the times above as we will not be prepared to check you in.
Parking is available for all participants. The staff will direct you to the proper parking area when you arrive.
Documents and Fees
To check in, please bring a copy of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A and B. They will not be returned. Also, bring any outstanding dues or fees.
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 with them at all times.