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Aquila District

toy fair patch 2017The Toy Fair, in operation since 1977, is a grand-scale service project that assists social service agencies in King County in supporting the needs of people in our local communities. Each year social service agencies are invited to participate and select toys and gifts for distribution to recipients of all ages.

Scouts from Packs and Troop in our District donate home-made, quality gifts to warm the hearts of the needy during the holiday season. The contributions every person makes to support this service are greatly appreciated. We look forward to your help in our efforts to expand the outreach of this project so we can touch the lives of as many families as possible.

klondike posterAll Scouts and Webelos are invited to re-enact the historic gold rush to the Klondike. Scouts will pull homemade sleds from Skagway to Dawson. En route they will encounter problems that require basic Scout skills and teamwork to overcome. Leading up to the event, Scouts will build their own Klondike sled, but Scouts (not dogs) will be powering the sleds through the snow. Get out in the snow, test your mettle, and see how your Patrol or Den fares in this annual favorite!

Raingutter RegattaAhoy there matey! Join the other Cub Scouts in the District for a fun morning of making and racing sailboats at top speed! Cub Scouts will build sailboats and race them against each other to see who has the fastest boat. Races will take place in our water filled raingutter race courses, with Cub Scouts powering their boats by blowing on the sails. Scouts are encouraged to invite a buddy who is new to Scouting to join them in the regatta.

Pinewood CarWhat's more fun than crafting the coolest, fastest, car around and racing it at top speed against all your buddies? Getting to do it twice! The Aquila District Pinewood Derby is the culmination of the individual Pack Pinewood Derby events each year. Scouts are invited to bring the cars they made for competition in their Pack's events for a fun day of competition and prizes against other Scouts from all over the District. There are seven race classes including Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Non-Scout 13 and under, Teen-Adult, Adult Unit Challenge, so we welcome all competitors. Trophies will be awarded for the top three finishers in each class. Medals will be awarded for all other participants.

First Aid-O-Ree LogoThe First Aid-O-Ree is a fun competition where Patrols from various Troops in the District compete against each other by solving and acting out different first aid scenarios. It is a great opportunity for Scouts (and adults) to reinforce their first aid knowledge by practicing their skills in several real life scenarios. Scouts in each Patrol will take turns demonstrating their leadership under challenging and unexpected conditions. The goal is that each Scout would leave at the end of the evening with more knowledge and skill in first aid, and confidence in his abilities.

RecognitionThe Aquila District Volunteer Recognition Night is a special celebration of the adult volunteers in our Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, Teams, Posts, and District. We have a fun get together with great people, good food, and a ceremony to thank the many volunteers for the excellent work they do for our Scouts.

Have you thanks your volunteers yet? Here's your chance! If you've already thanked your volunteers at a Unit event, this is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact. It also gives your volunteers a chance meet other volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts. The excitement and energy from this event will flow right back into your Unit!

Youth Outdoor Adventure Day logoShake off winter and visit Schoenwald Park for a day of fun outdoor experiences! Youth Outdoor Adventure Day will be a free day of fun activities open to the public, for boys and girls aged 5-12. Planned activities include: archery, pinewood derby, rock climbing, BB shooting, dutch oven cooking, orienteering, fire building, wrist rockets, geocaching, robotics, and s'more!

2017 camporee patchJoin 400-500 of your fellow scouts from the Aquila and Green River Districts for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! All Boy, Explorer, Girl, Varsity, Venturing, and Webelos scouts are invited to participate in this fun-filled weekend. Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, and compete against teams from other units in unit sponsored games of skill, knowledge, and strength. They also cook their own meals, race in chariots they built, and entertain each other with hilarious skits and songs around the campfire each night. Nothing could be better!

FriendsWhat: Aquila District Bring A Friend Contest

Who: All Scouts in the Aquila District

When: March through May, 2018

Why:

  • Scouting is more fun when your friends participate
  • Introduce Scouting to more youth in our area
  • Strengthen each of the Units in our District

Prizes:

  • All Scouts who succeed in registering a friend as a Scout earn a Recruiter Strip
  • Boy Scouts can complete First Class requirement 10 by participating in this contest
  • The District will provide a pizza party for the Pack & Troop with the highest percentage of new paid/registered Scouts by June 14th

How: Come to Roundtable on March 8th or April 12th to pick up your Unit's Bring A Friend packet and find out more!

100FlagParadeThere are several big parades throughout the Aquila District during the month of July. Scouts can choose to march in one or all of them! Really! The more the merrier! Ideally each parade would have a single, large Scout presence instead of several smaller, separate groups. This includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, Venturing Scouts, Sea Scouts, Varsity Scouts, etc. In order to accomplish this, please don't register your own Scout group in the parade. Instead, please contact the Parade Coordinator for the parade(s) your Scout group wants to march in. Contact information and specific parade details are included here for each parade, so read on to find the info for your parade.