Scouting for Food Overview: In March the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America will conduct its annual Scouting for Food campaign. This important community service project is designed to fight hunger locally by helping to fill the shelves of neighborhood food banks at a time of year when needs are high and supplies are low. During the last 30 years, this national program has collected millions of non-perishable food items for families in need. Our collaborative council goal is to collect 60,000 pounds. A second objective is to increase community awareness about hunger in Western Washington.
How does the Scouting for Food campaign work? Scouts will distribute door hangers promoting Scouting for Food on Saturday, March 16, 2019 to each residence in their assigned neighborhood. The following Saturday, March 23, 2019 Scouts will return to these homes to collect donated food items and deliver them to local food banks.
Please note the Scouting for Food dates:
Hanger Distribution: Saturday March 16th 2019. Distribute door hangers in assigned neighborhood or area. If March 16th doesn't work, your unit can decide when works best with its schedule (distribute hangers during its pack/troop meeting, choose a different date, or ask for and pick up donations on March 23rd).
Collection Day: Saturday March 23rd 2019. Pick up food contributions in assigned area and deliver to local food bank. Count number of pounds received.
The Issaquah Food Bank has a new location for receiving donations:
Troop 636 will be working here to receive donations from 9AM to 1pm Saturday, March 23rd.
The Wilderness First Aid course provides an intensive 16 hours of training covering injury assessment, rescuer safety, bleeding, shock, orthopedic injuries, long term patient care, and treatment with materials at hand during practice sessions. When you are participating in outdoor activities that take you more than 1 hour away from medical care, wilderness first aid provides a significant difference in survival and minimizes the long term effects of injuries. This course is a requirement for units traveling to any of the national bases; it is highly recommended for high adventure activities when medical help may be delayed. Instruction is in a classroom setting with several sessions held outdoors, so please plan accordingly and dress for the weather. CPR/AED is a prerequisite for certification in this course, although participants can attend the WFA course and get their CPR/AED later (the certificate would then be issued after proof of CPR/AED training).
DATE: Saturday, March 30th and Saturday, April 6th, 2019 (you must attend both days)
LOCATION: Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm
COST: $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing)
WFA REGISTRATION (NEW $50): Register Now
FLYER: pdf WFA Wilderness and Remote First Aid flyer (March 2019)
The cost of the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training course is $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing), and you must attend both days.
Questions? Please contact Todd Brown at email@example.com.
Bring your American spirit and come join us at Camp Edward for the Annual Alpine District Camporee. This year the youth of Lamonti Tupso Illahee put a lot of effort in reinventing the experience of camporee. 22 Rifle Shoot-Offs, Log-Saw Competitions, Firebuilding and much more!
Staffing opportunities are available as well. Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or contact Brent Schmidt.
Date: Friday April 12th, to Sunday April 14th, 2019
Location: Camp Edward, Snohomish, WA
Cost: $25 Per Person
Leaders Guide: pdf Camporee Leaders Guide 2019
Flyer: pdf Camporee Flyer 2019
Register: Register Now!
2019 Alpine District Pinewood Derby
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Car inspections start at 9:30am. Race starts 11:00am
Location: Issaquah LDS Building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA.
Flyer: pdf Pinewood Derby Flyer 2019
Rules: pdf Pinewood Derby Rules 2019
Register: Register Now!
PLEASE NOTE: The District Pinewood Derby is open to Lions! Lions will have trophies for the top three.
Entry fee is $10 for each car entered to race and will be collected during the registration/inspection process. At that time you will also receive a raffle ticket for some prize drawings. There is only 1 car per racer and we only except cash or check.
All cars must be registered and inspected prior to the race. Registration and car inspection will be held BEFORE the race from 8:30am – 9:30am. Be sure to arrive in time to get through the check in process. The race begins at 10:00 a.m. SHARP.
All Seattle District packs are welcome to participate and may send an unlimited number of scouts
IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DERBY RACE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT BOB AT BALLISTICBOB4@GMAIL.COM.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun event!
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
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.