The 53rd Eagle Banquet
Dr. Robert M. Gates – Keynote Speaker
Distinguished Eagle Scout / Former Secretary of Defense & CIA Director / National BSA President-Elect
Dr. Robert Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense and is the only one in U.S. history to be asked to remain in that office by a newly elected President. Gates also served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. During his tenure in public service, he served a total of eight presidents of both political parties. Dr. Gates is due to take over as the President of the National Boy Scouts of America in May of 2014.
Don't miss this evening to remember!
Thursday, May 1, 6:30 pm @ Meydenbauer Center (11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA)
- Dinner is FREE for new Eagles and discounted for parents.
- Five scholarships will be presented to high school juniors or seniors.
- Adult hosts are needed to maintain a ratio of one Eagle Scout per host. The cost of the three course dinner for two is $160.
To register as a participant or host please click here.
Scouting at the Microsoft Store, January-June: Earn your Computers belt loop at the Microsoft Store in 2014! New dates just added- sessions available at the Seattle and Bellevue stores. The program is free, sign up online here.
Scouting at the Microsoft Store, January-June: Earn your Computers merit badge at the Microsoft Store in 2014! Hurry before this badge is retired! The program is free, sign up online here.
Geology Merit Badge Day at the Burke, May 31, 2014: Boy Scouts only (grades 5-12). Fee: $18 per Scout, with an accompanying adult admitted free. Online youth registration required, no walk-ins. Registration will open in mid-April through the Chief Seattle Council events page.
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day, May 10, 2014: Aviation Day 2014 will provide the opportunity for high school-aged young adults to learn firsthand about career paths in the aviation industry. Space is limited and registration will open in April. Keep an eye on the eTotem or the council Facebook page for more info.
Law Merit Badge Day, June 27, 2014: Earn your law merit badge at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Play video games before you come! This event is limited to 60 high school Scouts, first class or above. Registration will open through the Chief Seattle Council events page in April.
The required training courses for all Cub Scout Leaders are available online!
- “Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training” (required)
- “Youth Protection” (required)
- “Fast Start”(optional)
- “This Is Scouting” (optional)
To take online training, log in to your account on www.MyScouting.org, and click on the E-Learning link in the left-side menu. Then click on the Cub Scouts tab and voila!... all leader training is at your convenience. If you do not have a MyScouting account, there are simple instructions on the landing page that will help you create one.
Scout Night with the Seattle STORM
Opening Night! Free t-shirt!
Friday, May 16th
Scout Night with the Sounders FC
Elite Unit Opportunities!
Saturday, May 17th
Scout Night with Seattle Mariners
This includes Popcorn Sellers!
Saturday, June 14th
Are you using all of the BSA’s new technology tools?
In the last year, the BSA has released new tools to help volunteers reach out to new families and manage all of their Scouting information more easily. Make sure that you have checked these out and are using them to help your pack, troop, or crew be the best it can be!
- People interested in joining Scouting can visit this website and use a Google map to locate their nearest pack, troop, or crew. They can then learn more about the unit, send the unit a message, and even complete youth and adult applications!
- The first step is to make sure that your unit’s map pin is set up and has current contact information. Then activate your online applications and approve them as the come in. Both tasks are accessible by the unit “Key Three”: the unit leader (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/ Crew Advisor), Chartered Organization Representative, and Committee Chair.
- Need help with BeAScout?
- All the info is here.
- PowerPoint on how to set up your map pin is here.
- Video on how to activate and approve online applications is here.
Through the tools at My.Scouting.org, volunteers have unprecedented access to their information to ensure that their records and the unit’s records are up to date. The information entered through these tools goes straight into the BSA’s database. While access varies according to your volunteer position, the unit “Key Three” (the unit leader, Chartered Organization Representative, and Committee Chair) can access these tools:
- Training Manager– Unit Key Three can view a dashboard of Youth Protection and basic leader training status, add leader training, and print training certificates.
- Organization Manager– Unit Key Three can create and manage a unit’s organizational structure (create dens in packs; patrols in troops; groups in crews; crews in ships; squads in teams; and other committees).
- Member Manager– Unit Key Three can assign members to functional roles within a unit’s organizational structure, and maintain roster.
To learn more and view the instructional PowerPoint on each tool, log in to your MyScouting.org account and check out the articles on the front page. And coming soon, units will be able to update and maintain advancement records!