Welcome to the Aquila District website. Our district spans from West Seattle to Des Moines, and from Tukwila to Vashon. Aquila District was recognized with the 2018 Journey to Excellence Bronze Award! There are 50 Scouting units with more than 400 registered adult volunteers serving over 1,100 youth throughout our district. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Explorer Posts, or Venturing Crews in our community. Our monthly Roundtable meetings are a great place for adults to learn about Scouting and exchange ideas with other Scouters all over the District.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This 16-hour hands-on training will prepare you to safely participate in unit outdoor adventures and will qualify you to attend the National Jamboree or any BSA High Adventure base. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Adult Scout leaders and youth 14 years old or older are invited to participate and earn their certification.
The 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!
BSA guidelines permit BB gun and archery shooting under the supervision of trained and currently certified Range Officers. Range Officers are trained and certified by Council approved National Camping School certified Shooting Sports Directors. This training is for adults, age 18 or older, interested in leading a shooting sport activity at Day Camp, Camporee, etc. Range Officer certification is granted for 2 years and must be retaken after 2 years in order to maintain certification.
The Boy Scouts of America uses responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and values-based leadership training. Shooting sports have the ability to attract and retain youth in the movement. Millions of young people participate in one or more of the sports annually - archery, rifle shooting, shotgun activities, etc. - guided by adult volunteers who have the skills and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way.
There 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, Scouts BSA, 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.
Aquila District holds day camp at beautiful Schoenwald Park in Burien, Washington. Schoenwald Park is maintained and provided to us by the Kiwanis Club of Highline, Burien, and it is located behind Sylvester Middle School. If you have not been to Cub Scout day camp before, now is the time. Getting outdoors is what appeals most to girls and boys, and Day Camp experiences are what girls and boys remember most about Cub Scouting. This is the promise of Scouting and it's why we're here. Each day at camp, Scouts will spend their time doing the kinds of things most young girls and boys love to do including crafts, cooking, nature exploration, archery, wood-working, leather-working, BB guns, and games.
This is a nifty, short, evening camp program specially designed for the Lion and Tiger ranks (girls and boys finishing Kindergarten in June or starting Kindergarten in the fall). Come see what Day Camp and Cub Scouting is all about. Your evenings will be filled with great activities to work on together, including camp crafts. There will also be rank achievements to be earned to help you along the way. This camp is filled with Scouting fun!
Embark upon your own adventure aboard the Yankee Clipper!
Skipper: Steve Grassia
Committee Chairman: Dan Leach