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 >
At the side of the Front Gate to Camp Perry on a foggy morning.
Heading in to set up the white Tipi.
setup on Wednesday before PowWow
The gate to the village.
Looking across the Scout Village / Indian Village with early prep done, high weeds trimmed.
This year it is green. It rained. The past few years there was much bare earth due to drought.
Several large truck loads of gravel were spread as needed in parking areas.
A parking area to the south from the Camp Perry entrance was graveled.
Pow Wow 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday December 5, 2014 6:30 PM Check-in Opens Camp Set-up (Office) 9:00 SPL Meeting (Lodge) (Staff meeting to follow) 9:30 Staff Meeting (Lodge) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Saturday December 6, 2014 7:00 AM Day Participant Check-in begins Staff Breakfast 8:30 Flag Ceremony - Announcements 8:45 Indian Lore M.B. Participant Meeting (Lodge) *ALL SCOUTS TAKING THE INDIAN LORE M.B. MUST PARTICIPATE 9:00 AM Events Open 11:45 Events Close 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 Events Open 4:30 Events Close 5:00 Flag Retreat - Announcements 5:15 Dinner and Cleanup 7:30 - 9:30 Pow Wow (Program drumming and dancing) *ALL SCOUTS TAKING THE INDIAN LORE M.B. MUST PARTICIPATE 10:00 Senior Patrol Leader Meeting (Lodge) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sunday. December 7, 2014 7:20 AM Flag Ceremony 7:30 Breakfast in campsite 8:45 Religious Service 9:15 BREAK CAMP, CLEAN Assigned Areas and CHECKOUT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Estimated Times for the Indian Lore Merit Badge Activities 1. Make a Spoon 30-60 minutes 2. Make a grass mat 30-45 minutes 3. Make a Tipi Fire & Tinder 30-45 minutes 4. Story Telling 30 minutes 5. Native Plants 30 minutes 6. Bow Drill (build & use) 60-90 minutes 7. Medallion necklace 25-45 minutes 8. Rope Making 30-45 minutes 9. Shelter Construction 30 minutes 10. Native American Essay 60 minutes
~ ~ ~ the Boy Scout Activities ~ ~ ~
Mr. Key instructs Scouts in knife safety to get a event Tot-n-chip
which is necessary to participate in many of the activities.
Spoon Making by burning a divot in a stick with a glowing coal blowing on it with a bamboo tube to hasten charing.
Finally the shaping of the handle is carved with a knife.
Black Powder shooting - percussion cap, 50 cal. - Mr. Enos explaining things to younger Scouts
Crew 1849 assists teaching Mat Making.
Rope making - from Yucca leaves - pound the leaves - rinse fibers from pith - weave fibers
Shelter building - making a minimal shelter - good for emergencies
Using all parts of an animal
Understanding where food comes from - the carcases of both a deer and a wild hog were broght in and processed to eat.
A pit of coals was ready for the cooking. See pit on the right of the above photo.
preparing a deer hide for use
skinning a wild hog
Bow Drill Fire making - with enough friction and good tinder you get fire
Tipi Fire Building - good tinder - small twigs - then larger sticks make a good fire
Medallion necklace making - an artistic wood burning activity
Drumming and Singing
Story Telling - Learning some American Indian stories and how to tell them.
~ ~ ~ the Webalos Village Scout Activities ~ ~ ~
Games and Crafts
making medicine bags from bits of thin leather
making spinning whirring toys
Spoon making - burning - Webalos do not use bamboo tubes to hasten the process.
A marble game
There were other games which involved throwing arrows through hoops and
Shooting arrows from a stationary bow.
In the evening, after supper there was Indian Dancing and singing,
this is probably the climax of the Pow Wow experience for this event.
A weather front passed about 4 PM and it rained, then stopped,
and later started drizzling and raining.
This resulted in the Dancing being moved to the Dining Hall,
rather than being held at the Boy Scout Village (Indian Village) outside with a fire and torches.
The dance leaders singer and drumers preparing
the Dancers ready
The troop from the MMA participated.
~ ~ ~ Sunday - after the event ~ ~ ~
Crew 1849 loaded benches brought out to the Scout Village
and unloaded them back into the Dining Hall.
All of the participating units had their assigments getting Camp Perry
back to a normal state, and clean for the next event.
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