Welcome to the Alpine District website.The Alpine District serves the greater communities of Fall City, Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. There are 102 Scouting units with more than 750 registered adult volunteers serving over 2,100 youth throughout our district. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, or Venturing Crews in our community.
Reminder: District Committee Meetings are now held on the first Thursday of each month. The time and location are the same - 7pm at the Issaquah Sportsman's Club.
As a volunteer driven organization, Boy Scouts of America strives to recognize its outstanding volunteers for Unit and District Awards. We need your help in providing recognition to our many outstanding volunteers.
Please check out all 17 award categories on the District page and see how many from your unit will qualify. The awards nomination form can be downloaded here. 2017 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form
Date: Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (directions)
Nominations will be accepted at the April and May Roundtables or via email (email@example.com). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 14th.
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. It recognizes Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Download Application Here
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program — and it leads to better Scout retention. Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives. A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program, and the Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make that happen. Download Application Here
White Water Rafting Adventure
For the first time, we're teaming up with River Recreation (Monitor, WA). Choose a three-hour rafting adventure on Saturday June 23 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM, or Sunday June 24 9:00 AM. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Date: June 23 and 24, 2018 (choice of 3 depart times)
Location: River Recreation, Monitor, WA
Cost: $64.25 pp (including tax and fees) for the guided rafting trip, wet suit and lunch. This trip is normally $85+ pp.
Register directly with River Recreation: https://www.peek.com/s/465d13e4-f015-4f66-b1de-55359ee6ab07/dgal
Event flyer: pdf 2018 Alpine District White Water Rafting
$105 regular price/$85 early-bird price
Early bird payment deadline May 10, 2018
Get your Moose On!
Mush! Mush! Mush! Put on your parkas, and get your dog sleds ready. We’re heading North to Alaska! Activities: panning for gold, dog sled racing, lumber jack games, fishing, Native American crafts and games. Archery, shooting sports, and field sports will be the only rotations that will be the same
Camp format and dates
Alpine day camp runs Tuesday July 24th to Thursday July 26, 9am to 2:30pm, Friday July 27, 9am to 2pm
How to register
Each scout family and adult leader needs to register online. If not paying via CC, Pack day camp coordinators need to collect payment and submit payment worksheets for the pack. See the flyer and Day Camp website linked below for more information.
Day Camp Director
A fun, achievement filled weekend!
September 22nd to September 23rd, 2018
Activities for Cubs, Training for Leaders, Information for Parents – Games for All
Who: Webelos and AOL Cub Scouts and their parents
What: An overnight camping activity to explore What Boy Scouts is like
Why: FUN! Light a fire! Learn to cook outdoors! Be a victim! Learn First Aid! Get lost in the woods! Find your way home!
A chance to meet Local Troops and Scouts
An opportunity to work on Cast Iron Chef, Camper and Castaway sign - offs.
Camp with your Son in a Scout Camp!
Adirondacks, two person cabins or your own tent.
Share in a Campfire Program!
Date: Saturday Sept 22nd 8:00AM – Sunday Sept 23rd 11:00AM
Location: Camp Pigott near Monroe Washington
Cost: Webelos Scout - $35, Parent - $5, Webelos Den Leader - $5
Why the different costs? Webelos pay for the program, lunch and patches. Parents and Leaders pay for lunch.
The district is working on improving how it gets information to all of its Units, Scouts, and Scouters. We've set up a Mailchimp account that distributes the district's monthly newsletter. We've started with all the emails listed on youth and adult registrations currently registered in the district. Anyone can subscribe to the district newsletter here. For more information visit the Alpine District Newsletter webpage.
The Chief Seattle Council is divided into 12 districts with leadership provided by the District Executive, District Chairman, and the District Commissioner. Except for the District Executive, the committee is staffed by volunteers.
District Meetings: The Alpine District Committee meets at the Sportsman Club in Issaquah on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. The voting members of the Alpine District consist of volunteer representatives from each chartered organization having at least one BSA unit, plus annually elected members-at-large who in turn elect the District Chair.
Alpine Calendar Tips
We recommend you download Teamup from the App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android) for mobile viewing of the Alpine calendar. Complete instructions are listed at http://seattlebsa.org/calendar-apps. Within Teamup, you can select just the Alpine calendar, or multiple calendars (e.g. Council, Training, OA, Alpine).
To link the Alpine calendar to Gmail:
In Gmail calendar, on the left side there's an "Other calendars" heading with a down arrow button on the RIGHT. Click it and select "Add by URL" in the box that shows asking for the URL paste the following link:
Linking other types of email clients:
How To Subscribe to iCalendar Feeds