The International Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo, Incorporated is a fraternal and service organization whose members are involved in the forests products industry. Hoo-Hoo has members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia andSouth Africa. Hoo-Hoo was founded in 1892 in Gurdon, Arkansas, USA by five business travelers returning from a meeting of the Arkansas Yellow Pine Manufacturer’s Association who had to wait several hours for their connecting train, and who were joined by a local businessman. The first name suggested for the new organization was Ancient Order of Camp Followers, but the name Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo was selected instead.
The founders wanted the organization to be unconventional and unregimented. Its one aim would be “to foster the health, happiness, and long life of its members”. In a spirit of fun, names for some of the officers were inspired by Lewis Carroll‘s The Hunting of the Snark. The chief executive officer of Hoo-Hoo is the Snark of the Universe (formerly the Grand Snark of the Universe). The Board of Directors includes the Chairman, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, the Seer of the House of Ancients, and the Supreme Nines. The Supreme Nines include the Supreme Hoo-Hoo, Senior Hoo-Hoo, Junior Hoo-Hoo, Scrivenoter, Bojum, Jabberwock, Custocatian, Arcanoper and Gurdon. The Hoo-Hoo emblem is a black cat with its tail curled into the shape of a figure nine.
The Atlanta chapter of the Hoo Hoos worked closely with the Southern Forestry Congress. A monument commemorating the planting of trees by the Atlanta chapter of the Hoo Hoo Club in 1926 stands just inside the Park Avenue entrance to Piedmont Park.