Alpine District

Intro to Outdoor Leader SkillsIntroduction 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, March 1st 5:00pm, to Saturday, March 2nd, 4:00 PM
Location: Issaquah Sportsmen's Club, 23600 SE Evans Street, Issaquah, WA
Cost: $25/pp
Register: Register Now!

Contact: Gary Rudolph (therudolphs@comcast.net) for more information

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Klondike 2019 Patch
  • SLED RACES
  • SCOUT SKILLS
  • COOK OFFS
  • DOG SLEDS

Date: February 1-3, 2019 
Location: Camp Koinonia, 850 Camp Koinonia Lane, Cle Elum, WA
Cost: $15 per person for 1 night, or $20 per person for 2 nights, both include patch
Flyer: pdf Klondike Flyer 2019 v2
Leader Guide: pdf Klondike Derby Leaders Guide 2019 v2
Past Photos: Previous Klondike Photos

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If you have any questions, please contact Brent Schmidt at 206-719-7392 or jbssc1976@gmail.com

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, November 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 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:

  • have read the pamphlets before arriving
  • have gotten Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster indicating they're qualified to begin working on the badges
  • have the merit badge worksheets, paper, and a pencil or pen
  • be prepared to join in the discussion and activities
  • have already completed any prerequisites listed in the registration form
  • not expect the Merit Badge Counselors to teach you the Merit Badges

Please bring:

  • A Blue Card signed by your Unit Leader
  • A day pack with a snacks, water bottle
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform

Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Jerry Carlson (contact).

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.

DATE: Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 17th, 2018
LOCATION: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027
TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
WFA REGISTRATION (NEW $50): Register Now
WFA REGISTRATION (RENEWAL/RE-CERTIFICATION ONLY $30): Register Now
FLYER: pdf Wilderness and Remote First Aid flyer (Fall 2018)

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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.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING
  • Their own lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Be prepared to outdoors (no matter what the weather)
  • Backpack packed for land based outdoor adventures (firs aid kit appropriate for the wilderness, 10 essentials, and day pack)
    • Full pack packaging gear would be best

Questions? Please contact Todd Brown at toddrbrown@comcast.net.

Please contact your Webelos families and leaders to make plans for Webelos Woods!!

A fun, achievement filled weekend!
September 22nd to September 23rd, 2018

Activities for Cubs, Training for Leaders, Information for Parents – Games for All
AND LUNCH!

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 Webelos 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
RegistrationREGISTER

Why the different costs?  Webelos pay for the program, lunch and patches. Parents and Leaders pay for lunch.

Intro to Outdoor Leader SkillsIntroduction 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, September 21st 4:00pm, to Saturday, September 22nd, 4:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott, 24225 Woods Creek Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Cost: $30
Register: IOLS Registration at Camp Pigott

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Alpine Day Camp
July 24-27, 2018
Royal Arch Park, Maple Valley

$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.

More Information
http://alpinedaycamp.webs.com

On-line Registration
http://daycamp.hdfowler.com

Contact Information
Day Camp Director

WhitewaterAlpine District’s
Most Awesome
White Water Rafting Adventure
Wenatchee River

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

Requirements:
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old and passed the BSA Swim Test (unit is responsible).
  • Adults must also accompany Scouts.
Some Troops have designated times:
  • Troop 466 – Saturday, 9AM
  • Troop 571 – Saturday, 1PM

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.  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)
Cost: Free!

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 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

 Calling all Den Leaders! The district is offering a Den Leader Position-Specific Training course at May's Roundtable. The goal of the course is to provide Cub Scout Den Leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos training, along with Youth Protection training (YPT), are considered trained for their position.

Who Should Attend? All Den Leaders (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders) and other adult leaders that will be den leaders by year end who haven't completed Den Leader Position-Specific Training.

Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (directions)
Cost: Free!