Alpine District

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

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)

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

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

Eagle Scout BSALTE for Adult Leaders and Parents - March 9 2017

Life to Eagle Training (LTE) for Adult Leaders and Parents will be presented at the March 9th Roundtable.  The presentation slides can be previewed at the link below.

Alpine District Life to Eagle for Adult Leaders and Parents Rev Mar 11 2017 (.pptx)
Alpine District Life to Eagle for Adult Leaders and Parents Rev Mar 11 2017 (.pdf)

LTE for Eagle Candidates - April 13 and September 14

A Life to Eagle (LTE) training for interested Eagle Candidates and other interested Scouts shall take place at the April and September Roundtable facility. Please Note: Each Candidate should come to the class with a printed copy of the Eagle Project Workbook.

Alpine District Life to Eagle for Eagle Candidates Rev Mar 11 2017 (.pptx)
Alpine District Life to Eagle for Eagle Candidates Rev Mar 11 2017 (.pdf)

BSA is changing policy regarding tour plans and is no longer requiring them. A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. We recognize that those who were using the tool may wish to know why so the following FAQs have been developed.  Please review this document for details regarding tour plans:

pdf Tour and Activity Plan Termination FAQ

2017 Klondike Derby
February 3-5, 2017
Camp Koinonia
850 Camp Koinonia Lane
Off of West Nelson Sidling Road
Cle Elum, WA. 98922
509-674-5767
Interstate 90 Exit 78

Click here to download the event guide

Register Now!

Schaffer Art Studios
Credit Schaffer Art Studios

2016 Alpine Webelos WoodsWebelos Woods
October 1-2, 2016
Camp Pigott

A fun, achievement filled weekend!

Webelos Woods has activities for Cubs, Training for Leaders, Information for Parents – Games for All

Who: Webelos I and II Cub Scouts from Alpine District and their parents
Where: Camp Pigott near Monroe Washington.
When: Saturday October 1, 8:00AM – Sunday October 2, 11:00AM
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 signoffs.
Camp with your Son in a Scout Camp!
Share in a Campfire Program!

Cost: Webelos Scout - $35, Parent - $5, Webelos Den Leader - $5

Activities
Boys will rotate through Skill Stations Saturday morning and afternoon. (fire building and safety, first aid, backpack cooking,…)
Parents will learn about the BSA program, the transition to Boy Scouts, essential camping skills, gear choices, ask Scoutmasters questions and have a tour of camp to see the stations.

How to register
Let your Pack know about Webelos Woods and register now! 

CLICK TO REGISTER: Alpine District Webelos Woods 2016 Registration

2016 Alpine District Webelos Woods Registration

More Information

2016 Alpine Webelos Woods Flyer