1200+ Hours of work in Camps & 4400+ S’Mores at Summer Camp

The Kon Wapos Lodge held its Gatherings, Aug. 28-30 at Bear Paw Scout Camp and Camp Hiawatha. Led by Lodge Chief, Nate Ruggles and other youth leaders, over 200 people gathered at the two camps to induct new members and provide service. Every activity complied with the COVID protocols that Council has in place… 

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…for weekend events: outside dining, tenting 1 per person, camping by district, distancing or masks when not able to distance. Even when the new members gathered for a “group” picture, they were distant from each other.
•          200+ people
•          1,200+ hours of service to camps
•          $12,000+ value of service @ $10/hour
•          90 new Order of the Arrow members inducted 
•          28 new Brotherhood members
•          12 new Vigil Honor members
•          4 ceremony bowls operating simultaneously
•          20+ ceremonies

Bear Paw Scout Camp
•          clean up sugar bush area for maple syrup operations to replace sap tubing system damaged in 2019 storm
•          clean up of Munsee campsite storm damage to prepare for construction of new latrine
•          clean up storm damage and rebuilding of action archery range
•          roof installed on new restroom/showerhouse on waterfront hill
•          300’ of trench and installation of underground electrical conduit to new buildings

Camp Hiawatha 
•          erosion prevention and landscaping at the waterfront
•          electricity installed at the boat house 
•          cut down dead trees, cut and split into firewood
•          landscape improvements around family cabins
•          inventory all picnic tables and benches in camp for repair during future service weekends
•          support boards installed in patrol shelters in 4 campsites to prevent snow damage
The youth members of the Beshkno Chapter (Lakeshore District) also elected their 2020-21 leaders: Caesyn A. Chief, Mydasia Z. Vice- Chief and Kimberly D. Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations! The other chapters elect their officers at different times of the program year.

Kon Wapos S’mores Nights at Summer Camps

The Order of the Arrow provided S’mores supplies for all campers in each of the camps during the 2020 summer camp season.  Kon Wapos Lodge also provided root beer floats to the staff at each camp as a thank you for their extra effort to prepare and conduct camp. The O.A. also provided service and S’mores for Dadventure at Bear Paw in August.


4,400+ S’mores

  • 8,800+ marshmallows
  • 2,200+ chocolate bars
  • 4,400+ graham crackers
  • 2,200+ smiles

168+ root beer floats

  • 14+ gallons of ice cream
  • 14+ liters of root beer