There are two required training classes for new Assistant Scoutmasters, IOLS and SMASM.
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)
Contact: Julie Reed
LTE 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.
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.
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:
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
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
$105 regular price/$80 early-bird price
Early bird payment deadline May 14, 2016
Get your Crazy Science On!
Smoke, lights, bangs, acids, bases, pressure, fire, water, what is this all about! Cub Scouts will have days of learning hands on about science from all around us. 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 August 9th to Thursday August 11, 9am to 4pm, Friday August 12 9am to 2pm
How to register
Pack day camp coordinators need to collect paperwork from each family and adult leader attending camp. Each scout family and adult leader needs to register online, adult leaders need to provide Youth Protection Certificate before attending. See the flyer and Day Camp website linked below for more information.
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