Aquila District

aqlogocol100pxAquila District Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable meetings occur the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Stake Center, Burien.

Order of the Arrow,  Tenas Chakchak Chapter of the T'kope Kwiskwis Lodge #502, meeting occurs the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Stake Center, Burien.

Please see our "Upcoming Calendar Events" on the right side of this page for our events in Aquila District and elsewhere.

 
Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Training PDF Print E-mail

Troop Leader Guidebook Volume 1A must for all new Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, and those experienced unit leaders that have not received any training in the past 3 years. And, for 2nd year Webelos Leaders who are planning to bridge-over into Boy Scouting in the next 3 - 6 months. It is highly recommended for all new and experienced Troop Committee Members who wish to gain a better understanding about the roles and responsibilities of their adult unit leaders. We also encourage this training for all parents who wish to gain a better understanding of how a "boy run" unit operates. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this training as well as IOLS and Youth Protection trainings are considered "trained."

Trained leaders at all levels are the key to quality Scouting programs that fulfill the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and attract and retain youth members. Participants will learn how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Boy Scouting program during the four main sessions of the course: Patrol Method, Support Team, Advancement, and Annual Planning.

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Bring A Friend Contest PDF Print E-mail

FriendsWhat: Aquila District Bring A Friend Contest

Who: All Cub Scouts in the Aquila District

When: April through May, 2016

Why:

  • Scouting is more fun when your friends participate
  • Introduce Scouting to more youth in our area
  • Strengthen each of the Units in our District

Prizes:

  • All Scouts who succeed in registering a friend as a Scout earn a Recruiter Strip
  • The District will provide a pizza party in June for the Pack with the highest percentage of new paid/registered scouts by June 9th

How: Come to Roundtable on April 14th to pick up your Unit's Bring A Friend packet and find out more! The Boy Scout Bring A Friend contest is finishing on April 14th, so get your new youth applications turned in by Roundtable at the latest.

 
Camporee PDF Print E-mail

2016 camporee patchJoin 400-500 of your fellow scouts from the Aquila and Green River Districts for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! All Boy, Explorer, Girl, Varsity, Venturing, and Webelos scouts are invited to participate in this fun-filled weekend. Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, and compete against teams from other units in unit sponsored games of skill, knowledge, and strength. They also cook their own meals and entertain each other with hilarious skits and songs around the campfire each night. Nothing could be better!

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Merit Badge Counselors PDF Print E-mail

Merit Badge Counselors Neededmerit_badges

Aquila district is in the process of updating the current list of merit badge counselors. If you are currently a merit badge counselor please respond to or email Ken DeVos, (206) 248-2543. We need to know the merit badge(s) that you are the counselor for and the troop that you are affiliated with. Please specify if you are willing to reach outside your troop. If you do not wish to continue as MBC let us know that too.

If you are interested in becoming a merit badge counselor read on...

The merit badge program is part of the Boy Scouts of America advancement plan. It has guided the interests and energies of Boy Scouts for 85 years and is one of the most unusual educational programs ever devised. A merit badge is an award that is presented to a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout when he has completed the requirements for one of more than 100 subjects in a wide variety of art, craft, hobby, sport, trade, profession, agribusiness, service, or self-improvement areas. The badge is only a small piece of cloth with a design embroidered in color -- but its significance is as large as the interest of the merit badge counselor who helps a Scout earn it.

This could not have happened without the service of thousands of merit badge counselors -- like yourself -- expert in a particular subject and interested in helping Scouts grow into men of character, ready to take their place in the world of work as participating citizens. Please consider becoming a registered Merit Badge Counselor.

Current List of approved Merit Badge Counselors - this link

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Yankee Clipper PDF Print E-mail

yankee-clipperEmbark upon your own adventure aboard the Yankee Clipper!

Yankee Clipper website: http://seascoutshipyankeeclipper.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yankeeclipperseascouts

Contacts:

Skipper: Steve Grassia
Phone: 206-855-8440
quartermaster54@gmail.com

Committee Chairman: Dan Leach
Phone: 425-205-1372
danleach22@hotmail.com

 

 
ScoutTracker PDF Print E-mail
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Scouts should check out this cool application for the iPhone and iPod touch, designed by the Aquila District's own Mike Grueter:

ScoutTracker is an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets Boy Scouts track their rank advancement. Scouts can sign and date each requirement of each rank, instantly see what requirements are left to complete, send reports to advancement coordinators via e-mail, and more.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id347388213
 

Upcoming Aquila Events

Wilderness First Aid Training (3 of 4)
Tue May 24 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Family Weekend
Sat May 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Family Weekend
Sun May 29 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Family Weekend
Mon May 30 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Wilderness First Aid Training (4 of 4)
Tue May 31 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM
West Side Presbyterian Church
Aquila District/Commissioner Staff Meeting
Thu Jun 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District/Commissioner Staff Meeting
Thu Jun 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
OA Ordeal
Fri Jun 03 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Pigott
OA Ordeal
Fri Jun 03 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Parsons
Camporee
Fri Jun 03 @ 4:30PM - 09:00AM
Royal Arch Park
OA Ordeal
Sat Jun 04 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Pigott
OA Ordeal
Sat Jun 04 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Parsons
Life to Eagle Mentor Training
Sat Jun 04 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Royal Arch Park
Camporee
Sat Jun 04 @ 4:30PM - 09:00AM
Royal Arch Park
OA Ordeal
Sun Jun 05 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Pigott
OA Ordeal
Sun Jun 05 to Sun Jun 05
Camp Parsons
Camporee
Sun Jun 05 @ 4:30PM - 09:00AM
Royal Arch Park
Tenas Chakchak Chapter Meeting
Thu Jun 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Roundtable
Thu Jun 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Commissioner Meeting
Thu Jun 09 @ 8:30PM - 09:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center