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04/11/2017 - Alpine District - April 2017 Newsletter

05/09/2017 - Alpine District - May 2017 Newsletter

06/07/2017 - Alpine District - June 2017 Newsletter 

08/11/2017 - Alpine District - July/August 2017 Newsletter 

CamporeeJoin 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, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th at Camp Edward.

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 Dave Wilding at 206-218-8231.

Date: Friday June 2nd, to Sunday June 4th, 2017
Location: Camp Edward, 25600-B Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish, WA
Cost: $12.50 per person
Leaders Guide: pdf 2017 Alpine District Camporee Leaders Guide v2
Register Now: Alpine 2017 Camporee Registration

Past event photos: 2014 Alpine Camporee Photos

Sale dates: Available dates at the stores listed below are Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays starting Friday, August 18th, running through Sunday, October 15th, 2017.

To enter the lottery

To be considered for one of these stores, packs and troops within the Alpine District need to send an email to Mike McLean at michaeltmclean@hotmail.com no later than July 25th, 2017.

In the email, please list your preferred stores, and preferred weekend dates (please be specific) in ranked order of preference. All units in the lottery will be drawn at random after July 25th, and in order drawn, stores will be allocated by preference order.

Please download this flyer for more information:
pdf Alpine District Site Sales Reservation Process 2017 v2  (updated 7/20/17)

Eagle ScoutAlpine District will be hosting two Life To Eagle sessions on Saturday September 9, 2017.  These will be held at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave SE in Sammamish.

  • The Adult Leader session will be from 9:00AM until 11:00AM.
  • The Youth/Candidate session will be from 11:00AM until 1:00PM.

Signs will be posted to the San Pedro room.  These sessions will be held back-to-back to allow for leaders and interested parents to attend both sessions if they desire.

Bellevue Botanical GardenCome and work on scout badges and achievement requirements at the Botanical Garden!

Who: Cub Scouts 1st-3rd grade and Girl Scouts K-3rd grade. Please register individually and not as a troop.

What: Scouts will choose stations to visit and tours to go on. Some of the topics include: composting, native plants, Leave No Trace, insects, seeds and planting, and plant selection.

Where: Aaron Education Center at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005. Please check-in at the Education Center when you arrive.

When: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can arrive anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

How: To register go to www.bellevuebotanical.org and click on Learning in the Garden then Scout Programs.

Cost: $12 per scout. Adult chaperones are free.

More information: pdf Scout Day Spring 2017 Flyer

2017 Pinewood Derby2017 Alpine District Pinewood Derby

The Alpine District Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Issaquah LDS Building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA.

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

Speed awards, design awards and a RAFFLE!

  1. Trophies will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scout finishers overall and by rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  2. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the sibling and adult categories.
  3. Awards will be given for the following design categories: Best Scout Theme, Most Patriotic, Best Design, Most Original, and Most Realistic.

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!  More Information:

pdf Alpine Pinewood Derby Flyer 2017
pdf Alpine Pinewood Derby Rules 2017

District Award of MeritAs 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.  pdf 2017 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form

Nominations will be accepted at the April and May Roundtables or via email (tuffit@kindredintellect.com). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 8th.

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

This is the list of award categories
Pack of the Year
Den Leader of the Year
Cubmaster of the Year
Pack Committee Chair of the Year
Scout Troop of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Troop Committee Chair of the Year
Varsity Team of the Year
Varsity Coach of the Year
Varsity Committee Chair of the Year
Venturing Crew of the Year
Crew Adviser of the Year
Crew Committee Chair of the Year

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Reed's home, 21317 SE 30th St, Sammamish WA 98075
(must approach from the north via 212th Ave SE, because 212th Way SE (snake hill) is closed)
Cost: $15

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Topics for this training include: planning large scale campouts, health and safety rules and requirements, group management and organization, first aid, multi-age activities, camp cooking and cleaning, medical forms, gear needed, trip plan and emergency plans, campfire entertainment, ideas for activities and locations, books and other resources. 

 

Fees are applied to printing costs and the purchase of food for the day.
Parking is a bit limited, so please carpool if you can.
Dress for the weather, we will be outside the whole day.  There is shelter, but bring raingear and a bit of warm clothing.
Registration will be limited to 18 and will end on Thursday night.

Please read the following and then let me know

  1. Will you be attending?
  2. Do you have any food restrictions?
  3. Do you have any questions?

Here is the agenda for the day:  BALOO Training Topics

Welcome – Overview of day and introductions
Cub Camping – Why is it important?
What could possibly go wrong?
            Discussion of risks and responsibilities
Planning Overview–How to plan a successful large group camping experience
            framework
                        Rules and recommendations
                        Health and Safety
                        No Surprises Plan
            Planning the event - steps
            Program – what to do during the event
Camping skills and equipment
            What is needed to be comfortable and safe
Working Lunch –
            Cooking for large groups
            Cooking as a den
            Cooking methods
            Sanitation and food safety
First Aid
Stoves/Lanterns/Fires
Nature hikes and games

 

Contact Julie Reed for more information.

Swimming Merit Badge

Swimming Merit Badge Clinic
May 6, 2017
4:00pm-8:00pm
Covington Aquatic Center, 18230 SE 240th St, Covington, WA
Registration ends on May 5, 2017 at 5:00pm

You MUST turn in your Blue Card at check-in.  Comments, questions, or concerns? Email parks@covingtonwa.gov

The clinic will be run by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards, with a BSA Certified Swimming Merit Badge Counselor.

Flyer: http://seattlebsa.org/alpine-downloads/680-2017-swimming-merit-badge-clinic-flyer

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills IOLSThere are two required training classes for new Assistant Scoutmasters, IOLS and SMASM.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS)

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide the expertise needed to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches 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 for second year Webelos leaders and Troop Committee members too.

Topics covered: Safety - group management, travel, personal, sharp things, fire, Skills - sharp things, fire, campsite set up, gear, campfire programs, interfaith services, knots and ropes, map and compass, hiking and backpacking tips and methods, cooking, sanitation and first aid.

IOLS - April 21-22, 2017

Date: Friday April 21 to Saturday, April 22 2017. This is an OVERNIGHT event.
Time: Starts Friday 6:00 pm and ends Saturday 5:30 pm.
Location: Hans Jensen Group Campsite (across from Lake Sammamish State Park)
Cost: $15.00
Registration: TBD
Contact: Julie Reed

Please review: pdf 2017 IOLS Intro Letter | pdf 2017 IOLS What to Bring