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Program & Training Conference 2023

The PROGRAM TRAINING CONFERENCE is the best place to achieve your unit’s training goals and solidify your year in scouting. This year’s training conference is a comprehensive 1-day event on November 4th at Kentridge High School with offerings for leaders, committee members, and volunteers at any level and youth. Whether you’re connected to a Crew, Cubs, Scouts BSA, or in a Ship, you’ll find something that supports your role and excites you! Check out the course offerings and get all the details at:

Program and Training Conference (PTC)

Seattle Thunderbirds – Nov 11th 2023

Another great opportunity for Scout units and families to enjoy a night of action packed hockey with the Seattle Thunderbirds. Use code “scouts” to purchase your $18 tickets, for orders of 10+ please call 253-856-6845 and you can avoid all ticket fees! Go to:

https://tickets.seattlethunderbirds.com/PremiumTickets.asp?performanceid=5807&qualifierid=92&qualifiertype=password

IOLS and BALOO – October 6-8

IOLS and BALOO are being offered at Camp Edward October 6th-8th 2023. Cost is $25 per person and registration ends October 3rd. To find out more and to register go to:

Mountain Territory

IOLS Training – Oct 6-7 2023 at Camp Edward

BALOO Training – October 7-8 2023 at Camp Edward

Wood Badge 2023 – Still time to register!

Time is drawing near to register for Wood Badge. The course is for all adults over 18, who are registered in Scouting, regardless of your position.
If you are involved with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring, district, or council staff, this course is for you. The requirements for attending is completion of the basic training for your position, most of which can be taken online through my.Scouting. Register today at

Wood Badge

Cub Scout Camp Halloween!

Everyone’s fall favorite is back, Camp Halloween!!  Time to get your little pumpkins registered for the FUN, choose from Oct. 14,15, 21, 22, 28 or 29, 2023 at Camp Edward. Register today!

Camp Halloween

Seahawks Scout Nights 2023

The Seattle Seahawks are excited to offer families 4 opportunities to enjoy Scout Nights at Lumen Field. Select your game today as seats are limited. Go to:

https://am.ticketmaster.com/seahawks/promotional-page?filterType=MTM3

Scout Day at UW – September 9th 2023

Scout Day at the University of Washington happens on September 9th and you’ll want to be there when the Huskies take on Tulsa at 2pm!
 
Tickets for this match-up start at just $24 and include a limited edition UW Patch designed especially for Scouts and Scouting families.
 
Tickets are limited so be sure to purchase NOW!
 

Popcorn! Units and individual youth can still register

It’s awesome to see so many units registered for the fall popcorn sale, signing up for site sales, and working to place their popcorn orders! But, if you have yet to join in YOU STILL CAN!! Units and individual youth can still register to start earning for next summer’s adventures.

First orders will give units product on hand starting on this week, but if you forgot to order we have some extra to get you through. The second orders to provide product on September 14/15 are open now. 10/31/23: Third (Take Orders) orders due

For the dates and info check your email, go to https://seattlebsa.org/popcorn or contact Chaffin at chorner@seattlebsa.org.

2023–2024 BSA National Membership Fees (Effective 8-1-23)

The BSA will implement the following national membership fees which were approved by the National Executive Committee at the annual meeting. Scouting offers a valuable year-round program at a reasonable annual price, however if needed registration assistance is available. If you are hosting joining events make sure families are aware of the membership fee changes effective August 1st, 2023.

For more information, please visit:

Membership

Camp Parsons Family Camp – September 1-4 2023

Bring your entire family for a weekend camp!

The perfect end of summer experience awaits your family on the Hood Canal at Camp Parsons Family Camp! Enjoy a relaxing time on our scenic, waterfront, wooded property while we will take care of your needs for the weekend. This escape for Scouting and non-Scouting families includes all meals, accommodations and activities!

Head to swim beach, canoe on the canal, or try out the rifle and archery ranges. Let the littles get creative in our craft lodge or be adventurous at the climbing tower or at our ATV program (age 14 and up). Sign up for as many activities as you want, they’re all included!

Evening events include a movie night under the stars, complete with popcorn and snacks, and let our staff treat you to a traditional Camp Parsons campfire production, including yummy s’mores or join in a family game night in our beautiful dining hall.

This is the stuff great summer memories are made of, don’t miss your opportunity to grab one of these spaces. For information and to register, click the link below.

2023 Family Camp at Camp Parsons

Bird Study June 10th at Camp Pigott

Looking for fun way for your youth to earn another Merit Badge? How about heading to Camp Pigott for this one!

https://seattlebsa.tentaroo.com/admin2/events/6612/27910/Merit-Badge—Bird-Study—Camp-Pigott

Wood Badge Register Now!

Wood Badge is an advanced, intense, experiential course on small-group leadership. There are presentations and activities. There are games, but there is no dead time – the games are all with a purpose. The course, and working your ticket afterwards, will help you make your Scouting unit stronger, and will also help you in your work, church, family, and everywhere else.

Wood Badge