Update on CIS and Operation Arrow

cisHey guys, I just want to remind you about CIS which is coming up in two weeks and I have to tell you I’m pretty excited. Be sure to sign up and find out more at http://eswau.net/events/2017-carolinas-indian-seminar/. The other thing that I want to tell you guys about is the American Indian Village at National Jamboree. Our very own section chief Matthew Watson is the Vice Chief in charge of the village.

I worked there during the 2013 Jambo and I assure you it’s completely worth it. Whether you get the chance to go there and serve as staff or if you are going to Jambo as a participant, be sure to check it out.

If you want to find out more, be sure to send emails to one of these three addresses:

Official Email: indianvillage@oa-bsa.org

JVC Matthew Watson: matthewwatson2009@gmail.com

Lead Adviser Darrell Donahue: woodley.dd@gmail.com

Heres a little info about the village.
The Indian Village serves as the hub for American Indian programming. Indian Village staffers educate Scouts on American Indian life by teaching dance, craft, song, and drumming. The village will reflect on the small moments of everyday life of the Shawnee people to discover the ingenuity and resourcefulness of American Indian peoples.

Jamboree participants will begin their journey in the Indian Village in an Algonquian village, similar to those in the 18th century. Along the way, they will participate in hands-on learning stations to gain a full appreciation of a socially advanced culture relying on primitive technology for survival. Each unique station has been selected to offer realistic challenges in a survival scenario while demonstration direct components of modern STEM curriculum. Stations along the trail will include textile dying, flint knapping, tomahawk throwing, a powwow celebration, drums and flute music, as well as fire by friction.

There are three federally recognized Shawnee tribes that currently inhabit portions of “Indian Country” in northeast Oklahoma. The end of the Scouts’ trail in the Indian Village will show a small piece of southern plains culture, into which the Shawnee have adapted. There will be furnished teepees to resemble their homes after relocation and settlement. The ultimate highlight of the village will be the dance arbor, where jamboree participants can participate in the sights and sounds of a modern day powwow.

Thomas Colton
SR-5 Special Events Coordinator