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Summer Recap

by: Tom Volek

Tribe of Mic-o-Say

The Tribe of Mic-O-Say had a stellar summer on the Bartle Scout Reservation in 2015.  Over 1,300 new members came into the inner circle, over 780 Braves became Warriors, and over 1,000 tribal members took on additional paint responsibility.

The Tribe now has 78,978 members – an astonishing number when you consider that Chief Lone Bear looked around the council ring in 1929 and saw perhaps two dozen faces.

You may find it interesting that the highest serial number in the Tribe is 79,028 – a higher number than the number of Tribal Members.  There are several reasons for that and we’ll talk about those in a future newsletter!!

Of particular interest is that 10 Braves returned to the Reservation after more than 30 years to complete their journey to Warrior. 

Our Directing Medicine Man, MM Four Shields, (Lester Ham) reports that the called Warriors of each session helped build an additional level onto SheSheBe Council Ring.  You will have to be sure to visit your Reservation next summer to see the results of their work.  MM Four Shields gives a shout out, saying “A big thank you to all the Called Warriors and Warrior work crew leaders.”

Suffice it to say there are thousands of potential members of the MOS Alumni Group.  So, if you have not signed up yet, please do so.  And ask your Tribal friends to join, too.  The Alumni Association is good way to re-connect with old friends, and make some new ones!

Make sure to visit the MOS Web site at http://www.hoac-bsa.org/mic-o-say to stay up-to-date with your Tribe!

Mic-O-Say Alumni - May 2015

Issue #1

New Directing Medicine Man

Directing Medicine Men

Brave ceremony, 6th session marked the retirement of Dave Woodman and the appointment of Medicine Man, Big Four Shields Lester Ham, as our new Directing Medicine Man.

Lester brings to the position great personal knowledge and experience in Mic-O-Say. He also serves on the council executive committee as the vice-president in charge of properties. We can look forward to continuing improvement and growth of our Tribe under his leadership.

Who and Where Are They?

Called Braves

Can you identify these Tribesmen? They were Called Braves in 2003 and parts of this photo were on the cover of the 2004 "Inner Circle". From time to time we will print photos of past Tribesmen and bring you up to date on their activities.

Contact Dave Woodman at dwood1314@aol.com if you have any information.

Brave Roundup

Approximately 400 of our Braves attended this year's Brave Roundup. During the five breakout periods they had the opportunity to renew their promises in SheSheBe and to receive assistance as they prepare their Warrior attire. A thank you to Lynn Houston and Doug Roberts who made possible the two venues. Also, thanks to Steve and Sheila Lancaster and their staff who did so much to provide help to our new Braves.

Tribal Celebration

Beginning on Friday evening, May 29, Bartle Tribesmen will gather again to fill their hearts and minds with the lessons of Mic-O-Say. The program will continue through Saturday, finishing with the naming of our new Presiding Chieftain for 2015.

A special invitation is extended to our 2014 Braves. There will be no cost to them to attend as they will be guests of the Tribe. Register online now for Tribal Celebration.

Tribesman in Procession