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Pooca-Tooka Chapter

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They meet the first Monday of each month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 8201 NW 186th St., Hialeah, Florida at 7:30pm. Pooca-Tooka is the "fireball" or "rising sun".

November - Pooca-Tooka

Pooca-Tooka chapter had our monthly chapter that had so many members, we were barely able to all fit in the room! At this meetng we were to inalize the amount of members that will be helping out with parking at the Haunted Forest. And parking was a huge success! We were able to set up early and facilitate everything throughout the day. As the sun set and people came rolling in, things defnitely picked up and we were prepared. Despite what felt like torrential rain with wind that would make it feel like it freezing, we stayed in our places and directed what tra(c we needed to up until the end of the night. We even had enough time throughout the night to tear down and put everything where it needed to be so that it can be picked up. I decided to give my chapter members Sunday off and come to finish our responsibilites on my own. We plan on helping out in November for the Webelos Jamboree and we are also planning on doing another parking event in December.

September - Pooca Tooka

Over the summer, Pooca-Tooka showed a lot of leadership and performed many community service hours cheerfully. In June, we had our annual chapter elections where we elected our new officers: Chapter chief Ryan R, 1st vice Angel A, and 2nd vice Patrick G. We volunteered at Cub Scout Day Camp and provided hundreds of hours in total being den leaders and running activities. In July, we had some arrowmen volunteer at a local vacation bible school that is run every year in our community. In August, we had 3 arrowmen attend the National Order of the Arrow Conference in Lansing, Michigan and it was a blast! We are already looking forward to attending the next one. We also had 3 youth members attend Lodge Leadership Development and we plan to move forward with what we've learned from that amazing weekend in Camp Sawyer. For High Adventure, we had 2 arrowmen attend the national Summit and help work on preparing the summit for everything that is ahead. We look forward to working in our district and in our lodge to make this one of the most successful years for our chapter and lodge.

Yours in Brotherhood,
Ryan R.

September Chapter Update

We had a chapter meeting to discuss haunted forest, den chief training, and webelos woods. Also, we did a flag ceremony for the town of Miramar for ΓÇ£Take your streets backΓÇ¥. Lastly, 5 people attended fall ordeal and we currently have 2 people active on the dance team.

March 2011 Update

Since the last edition of The Patchwork, Pooca Tooka Chapter has had an eventful and exciting three months. We began January this year with our monthly Chapter Meeting on the third. There we proudly discussed dues for both 2010 and 2011, finalized our plans for the upcoming Winter Ordeal and prepared for Lincoln Marti Camporee. That weekend, Pooca Tooka cheerfully served the Lodge at the 2011 Winter Ordeal. We had great food, great company and lots of fun participating in all of the service projects that were completed. To end the month, Pooca Tooka had a blast at the 2011 Lincoln Marti Camporee. We all had a blast while actively helping at the OA Indian Village. Pooca Tooka members helped set up, run, and take down the stunning display without hesitation. In February, Pooca Tooka Chapter was busy giving service as always. We started off with a Chapter Meeting on 7 February 2011. There, we discussed the Special Olympics and the 2011 ScoutmasterΓÇÖs Camporee. On the 13th, we contributed to the Special Olympics with cheerful service. As planned, many members arrived and aided the Lodge in fulfilling its goals. The next weekend, Pooca Tooka was once again in the hot sun, selflessly working for the fun of it. We, once again, helped set up, run, and take down the OA Indian Village. Also, we sold ice cream in order to raise funds for our charities. So far in March, Pooca Tooka has already participated in numerous activities. Initially, we had a very successful Lodge Banquet. We spent a great weekend with the Lodge cooking, competing and having fun. Pooca Tooka was in charge of cooking for the weekend, and we made sure to do our best in order to make it happen. The food was great! Also, Pooca Tooka competed for, and won, the Tom Tatham Spirit Award. In addition, many of our members won the Exceptional First Year Arrowman Award that weekend. Furthermore, we are very proud that Gene Olive, among others, was honored with the highest honor any Arrowman can be honored with: the Vigil Honor. The Monday following the Banquet, we had our monthly Chapter Meeting. There, we celebrated our successful weekend with leftover deserts (taking full advantage of our responsibility as cooking crew), and planned for Section Conference, Chapter Fellowship and Summer Ordeal. We plan closing off this Scouting year by continuing our tradition of cheerful service.

Miguel N.