Alpine District

This event is open to ALL Districts. 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.  Alpine 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.

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY 11/15 9:00 PM
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS Building, 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah (map)
Registration pdf Alpine District Merit Badge Event Guide 2019 (Updated 11/10)
Download and review guide for registration information.

BADGES OFFERED - See green box for current availability 
American Business | American Heritage | Animal Science | Chess | Citizenship in the Nation | Citizenship in the World | Communication | Cooking | Cycling | Emergency Preparedness | Environmental Science | Family Life | Fire Safety | First Aid | Game Design | Geology | Law | Mammal Study | Programming | Radio | Scouting Heritage | Sustainability | Textile | Theater | Weather

 
As of Friday 11/15, the classes below have openings! REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY 11/15 9:00 PM. This event is open to ALL Districts.
  • American Business
  • American Heritage
  • Animal Science
  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • First Aid
  • Game Design
  • Geology
  • Law
  • Mammal Study
  • Programming
  • Radio
  • Sustainability
  • Textile
  • Theater
  • Weather
Scouts should come prepared. This means that Scouts should:
  • Have read the pamphlets before arriving
  • Have received Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster indicating they're qualified to begin working on the badges
  • Have 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 (if needed), snacks, water bottle
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform (sashes not required)
  • Cheerful and courteous attitude!

Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Lesa Widner (contact).

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 27th 6:00 PM to Saturday September 28th 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott - 24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290
Cost: $30/pp
Register: Register Now!

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

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The 2019 Webelos Woods will be on September 28-29 2019 at Camp Pigott.

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

A fun, achievement filled weekend!
September 28th to September 29th, 2019

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 Scouts BSA 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 28th 8:00AM – Sunday Sept 29th 11:00AM
Location: Camp Pigott near Monroe Washington
Cost: Webelos Scout - $35, All others attending $5 (to cover saturday lunch)
RegistrationREGISTER

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

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, September 28th 10:00 AM to Sunday September 29th 4:00 PM
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott  24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Cost: $30/pp
Register: Register Now!

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Merit badge workshops will be offered during Roundtable.  These workshops are for youth.

Date: Thursday September 12th 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front South Issaquah WA 98027
Registration: Please contact Lesa Widner to register.

Badges offered:

  • Art
  • Citizenship in the Nation

Please contact Lesa Widner for registration and any questions.

Cub Scout Day Camp
August 13-15, 2019
Lions Camp, Maple Valley, WA

Calling all time travelers! Let's travel through time for fun and adventure -- archery, BB guns, crafts, hammers & saws. Let's travel through the ages! And much, much, more! Day Camp is taking place from Tuesday, August 13th to Thursday, 15th at Lions Camp.  Day Camp registration is online this year. 

If you register prior to May 9th (for the early-birds), the registration fee is $85. After May 9th, the registration fee will be $105. You can find registration information, directions, and schedules on the Day Camp web page. Please direct questions to your Cubmaster, or contact Eric Depoule.

https://alpinedaycamp.webs.com/

WhitewaterAlpine District’s
Most Awesome
Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Wenatchee River

The district is coordinating two half day float trips on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The cost below includes lunch, wet suites, and booties. Choose a three-hour rafting adventure on Saturday June 22nd 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Both trips will go through class 3 whitewater rapids.  Space is limited, so sign up now!

Date: June 22, 2019 (choice of 2 depart times)
Location: River Recreation, Monitor, WA
Cost: $63.51 pp (including tax and fees) for the guided rafting trip, wet suit and lunch. This trip is normally $85+ pp.
Register: Sign-up directly with River Recreation: https://www.peek.com/s/465d13e4-f015-4f66-b1de-55359ee6ab07/3dY9
Camping: Camping is available onsite for $20 a night per tent.
Requirements:
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old and passed the BSA Swim Test (unit is responsible).
  • Adults must also accompany Scouts.

Whitewater Merit BadgeThe district will be holding two Whitewater Merit Badge classes on June 21st or June 28th. A Scout can pick to attend either class. The classes are one-day courses starting at 8:00 AM.

Date: June 21 or June 28 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Requirements: Whitewater Merit Badge Requirements
Register: https://www.peek.com/s/465d13e4-f015-4f66-b1de-55359ee6ab07/Exo32

Scouts do NOT need to complete the Canoe Merit Badge or Kayak BSA Award prior to attending the class. Adults are welcome to sign up and participate in the class as well although only scouts can actually earn the Whitewater Merit Badge.

Requirements 1b and 1c need to completed outside class. If a scout does not have a current CPR card, recommended option is to take the CPR class offered by Eastside Fire & Rescue on the second Saturday of each month: https://www.eastsidefire-rescue.org/145/Sign-Up-For

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 13 award categories on the District page and see how many from your unit will qualify.  The awards nomination form can be downloaded here. 

NOMINATION FORM: document 2019 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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 (dragonpirate11@gmail.com). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 13th.

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

The district will be holding May's Roundtable this Thursday, May 10th, starting at 7:00 PM at the Issaquah LDS building (1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027).

Summer Activities, Water Activities, and Water Safety

During May's Cub Scout breakout, the district will be holding a breakout discussion on Summer Activities, Water Activities, and Water Safety. Come ready to share past and upcoming summer and water activities and ask questions on cub scout water safety.

Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) Training

During May's Scout BSA breakout, we will be having a guest speaker, Lesa Widner, leading a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) Training. All volunteers interested in becoming counselors are invited! We'll discuss the MBC process and how to be an effective counselor.

Life to Eagle Training

During May's Roundtable, we will have a special Life to Eagle breakout session. This breakout is open to interested Scouts, parents, leaders, and Eagle Mentors hosted by our District Advancement Chair, Dr. Dave Clemens. It will be an open discussion.