Fall Pow Wow

October 30, 2020 - November 1, 2020 

Camp Strake
Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358

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 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.

There will be a lot of fun activities planned including slip 'n slide hockey, swimming, throwing sports (sporting arrows, tomahawk throwing, knife throwing), space race (space decorated canoe race), volleyball, human foosball, lodgeball (dodgeball), the Brave Cave (video and board games), and lots more.

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.

State of Texas and the Center for Disease Control requirements will be followed. Participants must follow safety precautions, including completing a pre-event screening form and wearing a mask, if it is a current recommendation. Read the COVID at-risk statement. See the latest council announcement regarding COVID-19.

 Map    Schedule    Program     Arrival and Check-in     What to Bring


Registration opens soon.

The lodge program committee is focused on the health and safety of all Arrowmen. Plans are currently being made to design a safe program. Follow the lodge Facebook page to keep up with the latest announcements. 

  • $30 for full weekend
  • $25 Saturday only with food
  • $15 Saturday only without food
  • $5 Saturday evening only (after 5:00 pm)

Ordeal candidates need to register at oa.shac.org/ordeal; candidates will participate in the Saturday night activities after they complete their Ordeal.

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.

Evening Activities

  • Slip N' Slide Hockey
  • Bovay Water Park
  • Sporting Arrows
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Gaga Ball
  • Volleyball
  • Corn-hole
  • Knife Throwing
  • Lodge-ball (dodge-ball)
  • Lazer-shot
  • Gaming
  • Air Hockey
  • Rocket Launch
  • Capture the Flag

And so much more!

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!

Trading Post

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.

Colonneh Café

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.

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. Youth interested in running for office should contact the lodge adviser at adviser@colonneh.org.

Interfaith Service

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

Ceremony Competitions

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).

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

Tentative Schedule


Time Event Description Location
7:00 - 10:30 pm Check-in Breezeway
6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday evening activities Sports field
8:30 - 9:00 pm Opening Show Arena A
10:00-11:45 pm Friday evening activities Various Locations
12:00 am          Lights out  


7:30 am Check-In Opens Breezeway
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:00 - 11:15 am Service Projects Various Locations
11:00 - 11:30 am Area/Chapter Meetings Various Locations
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:00 - 3:00 pm Lodge Officer Elections Safari Room
1:00 - 6:30 pm Afternoon Activities Activity Field
4:00 - 5:00 pm Brotherhood Walk Breezeway
6:00 - 7:00 pm Brotherhood Ceremony Arena A
7:00 - 8:15 pm Dinner Dining Hall
8:30 - 10:00 Closing Campfire     Arena A
9:00 - 9:30 pm Vigil Callout Ceremony Arena A
9:30 - 10:30 pm Pow Wow  Dining Hall
9:30 - 10:15 pm Vigil Candidate Reception Dining Hall
10:00 - 11:30 am Saturday evening activities Activity Field
12:00 am Lights Out  


7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00 am Interfaith Worship Service Dining Hall
8:30 - 9:30 am Camp Clean-up Assigned Campsites
10:00 am Depart camp   


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

Participant Check-in Times

Check-in will be conducted from 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm on Friday, and from 7:30 am to 5:00 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 C).


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!

What to Bring

  • Copy of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B) (they will be shredded after the event)
  • Field uniform
  • OA sash
  • Activity uniform(s)
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medications (must be listed on medical record)
If staying the weekend:
  • Camping gear (e.g., tent, sleeping bag)
  • Toiletries (e.g., soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Sleepwear
  • 2-3 pairs of socks
  • 2-3 pairs of underwear
Optional, but helpful
  • Spending money for trading post
  • Smartphone or other web-enabled devices
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Camp chair
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat


Safety Information 

If you hear two airhorn blast, go to dining hall 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. 

Emergency Contacts 

Medic Needs: Tricia Chapela 832-454-9535 
Program Needs: James Kennedy 832-278-7688 

Late-Breaking Information


For late-breaking news and announcements, like our lodge Facebook page.

Lodge Texting Service

Colonneh Lodge is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows the lodge to safely and efficiently interact with Arrowmen and parents about upcoming events. All personal information is kept private. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. 

Learn More About Remind

remind logo

Text the message below to 81010
(to opt-out reply with 'unsubscribe'):

@colonneh General lodge announcements
@fallpowwow OA Fall Pow Wow announcements
@lsf137 Section conclave lodge contingent announcements
@ab137 Arrowman Bash announcements
@noac NOAC lodge contingent announcements
@service137 Service weekend announcements


Event Registration

Lodge Program Vice Chief and Adviser




Event Registration

Lodge Program Vice Chief and Adviser