They meet the first Monday of the month at the LDS Kendall Chapel located at 10000 SW 107 Ave at 7:30 p.m. Hnu-Ra-Con means "hurricane"
Congratulations on another great year! Our Chapter has grown from amazing to even better. We have accomplished many things throughout the year, including improving the fellowship between Chapter brothers, and having more innovative and fun meetings throughout the year. Here are some of the main things we did throughout the year.
At the beginning of the scouting year, our chapter donated and cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for our Hurricane District Program Cookoff. We also donated, drinks, snacks, and condiments. Later in the year we had a combined Chapter Meeting with the To-Hopki-Lagi Chapter at the Palmetto Bay Mini Golf Course. That was a blast!
At every one of our chapter meetings there was food, which included: Taco Bell, cookies (freshly baked at our meeting place!), ice cream, cake, chips, etc. We also did a very fun activity at each of our meetings: Lodgeball, basketball, human sized rock-paper-scissor-shoot, and many other cool activities.
In October, our Chapter put on an amazing display at the Haunted Forest, taking home the coveted Golden Pumpkin, with the theme of "Hotel Hnurifornia", which is a play on Hotel California. In each hotel room there was a scene of a different horror movie. It was quite the display!
Fast forwarding to the Lodge Banquet, the Hnu-Ra-Con Chapter placed second in the Quest for the Golden Arrow while teaming up with the Tomoka Chapter and taking on the name of Tomuracon.
Around the beginning of the new year, our Chapter found the opportunity to undertake what would be a very large service project. We would build a primitive campsite at ZooMiami. But it isn't just building that was the labor-intensive part of the project. It was the clearing of a junk filled area thick in brush about 10 feet high. Our Chapter, holding 4 work days so far, has pretty much cleared the entire section of land. Now comes the building part. We will have tent campsites along with designated hammock camping sites set up with poles in a "pin wheel" design. This will be truly a camp"sight" to behold when completed.
Towards the end of our amazing year, our Chapter, along with the rest of our Lodge, competed in Section Conference, placing second in the Best All Around Lodge Competition. We had a member of our Chapter compete on the Lodge group dance team, which took home 1st in the state!
Overall, this year has been more than amazing. Seeing the Chapter and the Chapter members grow was truly amazing. I believe that our Chapter has really grown to be one big family, and I am looking forward to what our Chapter is going to accomplish in the future.
Hnu-Ra-Con Chapter Chief
Hnu-Ra-Con Section Conference Report
This Section Conference was awesome! Our Chapter did a wonderful job coordinating and supervising the Lodge vs. Lodge and Quest for the Golden Arrow games. Of course, I could not have done this myself; with the help of Keyen, Nick, Vincent, Mr. Schwartzman, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Arbelo and many other chapter members we were able to complete our job the way we did. Our referees were as well prepared as possible and our set-up was on-point. On a side note, we had to cut out some Quest games due to a lack of Lodge participation, and our Chapter's gaga pit was used more than ever. If there were any things we did wrong, it doesn't matter because, "it's close enough for government work!" Mr. Schwartzman. Our Chapter also managed to put together our Lodge's teams that were competitive. Overall, I had an awesome time this past weekend and I do agree that we have the best lodge and ran the best Section S-4 Conference ever!
The Vision Continues,
Hnu-Ra-Con Chapter Chief
Hnu-Ra-Con March Patchwork Report
Finally we have completed our Gaga Pit! Our efforts paid off no doubt. At this past Lodge Banquet the Gaga Pit was a huge hit. Everyone in the Lodge was begging for a turn to get in the game. Because it was being used constantly by our Lodge Members, it turned into a dirt pit. On April 2nd we will add a layer of sand to the pit in order to keep our scouts much cleaner. The week after we refurbish our pit is Section Conference! We are preparing our Chapter torun the best games and competitions anyone has ever seen. The largest Challenge we are facing is recruiting enough man power. We are confident we will have the man power needed come Conference. The Thursday before the Conference we will have a Haunted Forest Pizza Party to celebrate our Golden Pumpkin award. Speaking of awards, we had three ofour Chapter members receive the Meritorious Service Award: Wyatt E (Chapter Chief), Vincent C (1st Vice Chapter Chief), and Barry Schwartzman (Chapter Advisor). We are looking forward to our District Camporee and Summer Ordeal/Fellowship activities.
See you next time!
February Patchwork Report
Our biggest project of the year is on its final stages! We completed our fundraising efforts with a great result. We have raised just enough money to purchase our Gaga pit materials in full. We will build our pit on February 20th before helping out with the workday. Our second main event will be the Coconut Grove Arts festival. Our Chapter will be in full force for that weekend. We have an impressive amount of dedicated Arrowmen signed up and ready to cheerfully serve. Recently, our Chapter has taken an interest in staring up a southern ceremonies team. This would allow our chapter to help out our current ceremonies team and increase the number of active Arrowmen in our Chapter. Finally, the entire Hurricane district volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children packing event in Miami. The FMSC representatives were very pleased with the amount of people we brought out for their event. We packed enough food to feed over 1,000 children for a year in just a few hours!
See you next time!
Hnu-Ra-Con Patchwork Report
On behalf of the Hnu-Ra-Con Chapter, we wish everyone a Happy New Year! Because we have such a festive spirit, we will be participating in the Feed My Starving Children program. This program allows us to show our community how we cheerfully serve. Our last Chapter Meeting included a practice run for our brotherhood bash for the Winter Ordeal. We have made sure to promote upcoming lodge events, and are getting ready to take on the Coconut Grove arts festival. During our eventful Chapter Meeting we managed to sign out car wash presale tickets. Additionally, we presented our Camporee Handbook/ Guide. Fully utilizing our Alien Scout Encampment theme, our Chapter will host the greatest Camporee ever! Watch out 2016, here comes the Hnu-Ra-Con Chapter!