Pow Wow is the most heavily attended event in Rio Grande Council.
It is an event organized by the Order of the Arrow, Wewanoma Lodge 272 - R. Camacho, Lodge Chief.
Members of Crew 583 were some of the many who assisted in putting on the event.
Some members worked at the Webalos village, others worked at Arrow Making and Loom Beading.
Unlike last year, when it was cold, it was sunny and mildly warm (for here).
The daytime high tempreture was 85 degrees, with a morning low of 55 degrees.
Camp space was very tight. Crew 583 shared a satellite camp
far inside Javelina campsite at the northwestern part of Camp Perry, Texas.
tanning event prep. Saturday morning at Indian Village
arrival of the deer, slung on a pole - for preparation demonstration
Cub Village activities - some Girl Scouts attended
after lunch things got hectic at arrow making
some of the MMA Troop reenacting Iwo Jima after the end of learning activities Saturday
After supper, indian dancing convened at the village -
good drumming, and good fire around which to dance.
Pow Wow 2010 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday December 3, 2010 6:00 PM Check-in Opens Camp Set-up (Office) 9:30 SPL Meeting (Lodge) (Staff meeting to follow) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Saturday December 4, 2010 7:00 AM Day Participant Check-in begins Staff Breakfast 7:20 Flag Ceremony 7:30- 8:30 Breakfast 9:00 Events Open 8:30 Indian Lore M.B. Participant Meeting (DINING HALL) *ALL SCOUTS TAKING THE INDIAN LORE M.B. MUST PARTICIPATE 11:45 EVENTS CLOSE 12:00- 1 :00 PM Lunch 1:00 Events Open 5:00 Events Close 5:45 Flag Retreat 6:00- 7:00 Dinner 8:00- 10:00 Pow Wow (dancing & drumming & singing) *ALL SCOUTS TAKING THE INDIAN LORE M.B. MUST PARTICIPATE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sunday. December 5. 2010 7:20 AM Flag Ceremony 7:30- 8:30 Breakfast 9:00 Religious Service 9:30 BREAK CAMP, CHECKOUT * Many of the skills taught in the village require the use of a pocket knife. ALL SCOUTS are required to have their Totin' Chip, and wear GLOVES whenever they work with their knife. * PATCHES WILL BE GIVEN OUT AFTER YOUR CAMPSITE IS CLEAR AND INSPECTED. * Merit Badge participants need to take their completed check-off lists to Mrs. Heather Blakemore in the Dining Hall, to receive a blue card (for completed and partial Merit Badges alike) Approximate Times for the Indian Lore M.B. 1. Make a Bowl 60 minutes 2. Make a Spoon 30-60 minutes 3. Make a grass mat 30-45 minutes 4. Make a tripod chair 30-45 minutes 5. Make a Tipi Fire & Tender bundle 30-45 minutes 6. Bow Drill (construction & use) 60-90 minutes 7. Make a figure 4 trap 60-90 minutes 8. Make a medallion necklace 25-45 minutes 9. Make an Arrow 45-90 minutes 10. Flint knapping- arrowhead making 45-90 minutes 11. Yucca Cordage 30-45 minutes 12. SHELTER CONSTRUCTION 30 minutes 13. Native American Essay 60 minutes ->SHELTER CONSTRUCTION IS MANDATORY ---------- The Following activities take place in the Indian Village: Bow Drill Fire Instruction Brain Tanning Buckskin Cordage- Rope from Yucca Medallion Necklace Making Grass Mats Indian Games Native Storytelling Singing, Dancing, Drumming Spit Cooking, Ash Cakes, Tipi Fires and Tinder Bundles Native Plant I.D. Bowl and Spoon Burning Throwing Sticks Flint knapping Indian Lore Merit Badgel Totin' Chip (Knife and Axe) Native Pit Cooking Shelter Construction Skinning and Processing Deer Tripod Chair Construction Arrow Making 1- Meet with Mrs. Blakemore and get checklists in the Dining Hall ** The native plant presentations will only take place on Saturday morning. Please make plans accordingly. Other activities taking place on Camp: Black Powder - Rifle Range (East Side) Mountain Men Exhibit - Rifle Range Loom Beading - Lodge Native American Essay Writing - Dining Hall Indian Lore Merit Badge Counselor - Dining Hall Cub Scout Activities - Trading Post Porch & Parade Field Webelos Activities - In front of the pool - - - - - - - - - - 1st - 4th Grade Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts: The 1st - 4th Grade Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are welcomed to spend their day in the Cub Scout Village located on the parade grounds. The activities in the Cub Scout Village serve as a fair-type environment where scouts can rotate around the activities and pick what they would like to do (although everything is suggested). There is no schedule for scouts to follow, they may mosey around and enjoy the native activities. Where Will This Take Place? Crafts will be done on the Trading Post porch BB guns will be at the Rifle Range. Archery will be at the Archery Range. The Indian Village is located in the Handicraft area. 5th Grade Girl Scouts & Webelos: The 5th grade Girl Scouts and Webelos are invited to participate in the Webelos Village which is located in front of the pool. This area is limited to the 5th grade Girl Scouts and Webelos, all other Scouts will be asked to leave. Secial Notes: A BIG THANK YOU to the KITCHEN STAFF for assisting the OA by preparing all the meals for the weekend. Thanks to all the Arrowmen who came out to the set-up weekend and helped set up the Boy Scout Village their help is greatly appreciated! Also to all of the volunteers who run the events!! - - - - - - - - - - - - - Classes Requiring Signing-Up I Loom Beading & Arrow making - due to the nature of this event, this will be limited to sessions, each with a maximum of 25 participants. Please see Mrs. Mittelstaedt in the Lodge for Loom Beading. Please see Mr. Mittelstaedt under the Handy Craft pavilion about Arrow making. Flint knappinq - This event will be limited to 20 participants per session. The sessions are tentatively: Session 1: 9:00, Session 2: 10:00 Session 3: 11:00 Session 4: 1:00 Session 5: 2:00 Session 6: 3:00 Session 7: 4:00 Arrow makinq - This event will be limited to 20 participants per session. The sessions are tentatively: Session 1: 9:00, Session 2: 10:00 Session 3: 11:00 Session 4: 1:00 Session 5: 2:00 Session 6: 3:00 Session 7: 4:00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - A Message from your Lodge Chief, On behalf of the Wewanoma Lodge 272, I would like to thank every participant in this year's Pow Wow. This is the largest event in the Rio Grande Council. Cub Scouts and Weblos get a first chance to see what Boy Scouts is all about. I would like to thank all of the staff that gave up their time to participate and setup the Indian village. We could not do it without YOU! R.P. Camacho
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