Alpine District

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
Register: http://seattlebsa.doubleknot.com/event/alpine-camporee/2322665

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Past event photos: 2014 Alpine Camporee Photos

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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

10/09/2017 - Alpine District - September/October Newsletter

11/08/2017 - Alpine District - November 2017 Newsletter

12/13/2017 - Alpine District - December 2017 Newsletter

 

 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!

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

2017 Pinewood Derby2018 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.
Cost: $10

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

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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!

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, April 27th, to Saturday, April 28th 2018
Location: Camp Pigott, 24225 Woods Creek Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Cost: $30
Register: IOLS Registration at Camp Pigott

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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

BALOO

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: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott  24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Cost: $15
Register: Register for BALOO

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Scouting for FoodScouting 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.

For more information, please contact Eric DePoule. The Council Scouting for Food page can be found here.

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:

  • 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 sack lunch, snacks, water bottle OR $5 for costco pizza
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform

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