Achewon Nimat Lodge 282

Order of the Arrow

San Francisco Bay Area Council #28


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San Francisco Bay Area Council, BSA Celebrates 100 years:

100 years ago on June 4, 1916, the Oakland Area Council (council #21) of the Boy Scouts of America was formed.  Five months later in November 1916 the San Francisco Council (council #51) was formed.  Starting on June 4, 2016, the San Francisco Bay Area Council celebrates 100 years since our official founding.


The San Francisco Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America, also known as the SFBAC, was formed in 1964 by the merger of the Oakland Area Council and the San Francisco Council.  


Although our original Scout Councils were not officially organized until 1916, Scouting in Oakland and San Francisco actually began in 1910 as the American Boy Scouts.  This short lived organization was started by San Francisco Publisher William Randolph Hearst and gave the local scouts the first opportunity into Scouting.  However by 1911 the Scouts from Oakland and San Francisco had disassociated themselves from this organization and had become associated with the Boy Scouts of America.


Leaders

The first leaders of the Oakland Area Council were Scout Executive H. Richard Wilson and Council President, VO Lawrence.  The first leaders of the San Francisco Council were Scout Executive Raymond O Hanson and Council President Jesse Lilienthal while the first leaders of the San Francisco Bay Area Council were Scout Executive Harvey Price and Council President Arch Monson Jr.


Troops

The first known Scout troop that was organized in Oakland was formed in 1910 by A. Patterson Jr of Telegraph Avenue as a troop of the American Boy Scouts.  In an article from the Oakland Tribune “The boys will have regular Scout uniforms and if possible guns”.  The oldest troop in the San Francisco Bay Area Council that is still in existence is Troop 3 from San Francisco.  Troop 3 was formed in 1914 in San Francisco’s Chinatown.


Camping

The first time that Scouts from the Oakland Area and the San Francisco Area camped together was in March of 1911.  These Scouts camped on the grounds of the FM Smith Reserve in Oakland which only eight years later would become Camp Dimond, one of the premier Scout Camps in the Western United States.  Both the Oakland Area Council and the San Francisco Council were instrumental in forming Scout Camps that are still used by thousands of Scouts today as camps of the San Francisco Bay Area Council.  The Oakland Council had five permanent camps: Camp Dimond, Dimond-O, Los Mochos, Camp Loomer and Willits Scout Reservation.  The San Francisco Council had two permanent camps: Camp Royaneh and Camp Lilienthal.  Over the years due to mainly economic reasons only three scout camps still remain: Los Mochas (acquired in 1945 and located near Livermore), Wente Scout Reservation (acquired in 1959 and located near Willits) and Camp Royaneh (acquired in 1925 and located near Guerneville).  


Interesting Facts

In 1923, Scouts from San Francisco were used as honor guards after the death of President Warren Harding at the Palace Hotel from a heart attack.  In 1925 the San Francisco council created the Knights of Dunamis Eagle Scout Association which turned into the National Eagle Scout Association in 1971.  In July 1943, Scouts from the Oakland Area Council were given the honor of officially naming one of the Liberty ships built at the Kaiser ship yards in Richmond.  The ship was named the “Dan Beard” after one of the founders in Scouting.  In 1945, Chingwah Lee who was one of the original Scouts of Troop 3, was an actor in the movie “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”.  In 1953, Scouts from the Oakland Area Council posed for the iconic Normal Rockwell painting known as “The Scoutmaster” and can be seen sleeping in their tents behind the portrait of the Scoutmaster.  The photo shoot for the painting took place at the Jamboree in Irving, California in 1953.  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is an Eagle Scout from Troop 14 in San Francisco, California Governor Jerry Brown was once a Scout that camped at Camp Royaneh.  Hollywood Actor Douglas Fairbanks toured Oakland’s Camp Dimond while promoting War Bonds.


Council Releases new CSP and OA Flap in Celebration of Anniversary:

Along with the celebration of the 100th anniversary, the SFBAC is releasing a set of six new Council Shoulder Patches and an Order of the Arrow Lodge Flap.  The Lodge flap was made available on June 4, 2016 at the Royaneh ordeal exactly 100 years after our original councils were founded.  The CSP will be available at both camps and at the council office.  Stay tuned to find out how you can get the new patches.













Conclave 2016:

Achewon Nimat was the host lodge for the 2016 Section W3S Conclave held at Camp Royaneh over the weekend of April 22-24, 2016.  Over 40 Lodge members were in attendance to help support the lodge put on one of the best Conclaves.  Jack Clevenger was the Conclave Host Lodge Chairmen and Phil Abreu Jr was the Conclave Host lodge Adviser.


Achewon Nimat was responsible for the facilities at the Conclave which included ensuring the camp was ready for the over 240 attendees and ensuring those attendees were fed.  Everything when without a hitch and the food operations overseen by Tim Sheppod, Tom Kacinski and Liz Brandon was superb.


The arrowmen from Achewon Nimat took first place in the Indiian Hand ball competion and won the overall Conclave award, the Grizzlie Award.


Congratulations to the Achewon Nimat Arrowmen.



Spring Arrow Point Released:

The latest edition of the Arrow Point has been released and is available for your reading.  The Sprint 2016 Arrow Point was not mailed and is only available electronically.  The Arrow Point was emailed out to everyone in the Lodge with an email address and is included here on the website for your viewing.  Click Here.


Welcome to Achewon Nimat Lodge “Brothers Together”

Founded December 13, 1964

Communities Served: San Francisco, Daly City & Alameda County

(except Cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley & Piedmont)

History:

With a history of service that dates back to 1944 with the founding of Royaneh Lodge 282 and then three years later with the founding of Machek N'Gult Lodge 375, Achewon Nimat lodge continues to provide leadership and service to the San Francisco Bay Area Council.

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Villages:

Ohlone (Mission Peak District)

Royaneh (Golden Gate District)

Seunen Paschengink (Twin Valley District)

Wekemnayon (Peralta & Tres Ranchos Districts)

Lepweinu (Registered with Council)

Celebrating Over 72 years of Continued Service





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