Alpine District's Merit Badge Fair gives Scouts the opportunity to meet and work with qualified, registered Merit Badge Counselors on a variety of Merit Badges. All Boy Scouts and qualified Venturers are welcome to attend. The district typically holds a Fair in the spring and fall each year, with different Merit Badges offered at each event.
All Merit Badge sessions have enrollment limits to ensure a quality experience for each participating Scout. Session assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to pre-register early as sessions fill up quickly.
Date: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 3 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS Building, 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (map)
Register Online: Click here to register on Eventbrite
Scouts should come prepared. This means that Scouts should:
Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Jerry Carlson (contact).
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 10, 2018 to each residence in their assigned neighborhood. The following Saturday, March 17, 2018 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 10th 2018. Distribute door hangers in assigned neighborhood or area. If March 10th 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 17th).
Collection Day: Saturday March 17th 2018. Pick up food contributions in assigned area and deliver to local food bank. Count number of pounds received.
2018 Alpine District Pinewood Derby
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: Car inspections start at 8:30am. Race starts 10:00am
Location: Issaquah LDS Building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA.
Flyer: pdf 2018 Pinewood Derby Flyer v2 (Updated January 28 2018)
Rules: pdf Pinewood Derby Rules 2018 v2 (Updated January 28 2018)
Register: Alpine District Pinewood Derby Registration
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!
Join hundreds of your fellow scouts from the Alpine District for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! Camporee is taking place from Friday, April 27th to 29th, 2018 at Camp Pigott.
Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, 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. All Boy Scouts and Arrow of Light (Webelos II) and Webelos (Webelos I) are invited to participate.
Staffing opportunities are available as well. Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or contact Brent Schmidt. Note IOLS training is being offered during this event. See the accompanying article.
Date: Friday April 27th, to Sunday April 29th, 2018
Location: Camp Pigott, 24225 Woods Creek Rd, Snohomish, WA
Cost: Early: $28.00 Per Person Until 4/18/18, Late: $33.00 Per Person Until 4/27/18
Leaders Guide: pdf Camporee Leaders Guide 2018
Flyer: pdf Camporee Flyer 2018
Past event photos: 2014 Alpine Camporee Photos
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training is critical to the success of the Scouting program. This hands-on training provides adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs.
IOLS is required for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters in order to be considered trained. Completion of this course, along with Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specific trainings, will enable direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. This training is also recommended Troop Committee members and other volunteers looking to be more involved with their troop.
Date: Friday, April 27th, to Saturday, April 28th 2018
Location: Camp Pigott, 24225 Woods Creek Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Register: IOLS Registration at Camp Pigott
Come Learn How to Make the Outdoors FUN for your Cub & Webelos Scouts before you begin to plan a pack camping trip. Come and learn the basics for a successful pack overnight camping experience!
Who Should Attend: All registered Cub Scout Leaders (Cubmasters, Den Leaders, etc.) and Adults who want to lead Cub & Webelos Scouts on exciting, well planned, outdoor camping programs.
If your Pack is planning an overnight camping experience you MUST have at least one adult in your pack certified as BALOO Trained!
Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott 24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Register: Register for BALOO
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