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Alpine District

Alpine District

Welcome to the Alpine District website.The Alpine District serves the greater communities of Fall CityIssaquahNorth BendSammamishSnoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. There are 102 Scouting units with more than 750 registered adult volunteers serving over 2,100 youth throughout our district. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, or Venturing Crews in our community.

Reminder: District Committee Meetings are now held on the first Thursday of each month. The time and location are the same - 7pm at the Issaquah Sportsman's Club.

2018 Alpine District Klondike Derby
February 2-4, 2018
Camp Koinonia, 850 Camp Koinonia Lane, Cle Elum, WA

Cost: $15 per person for 1 night, or $20 per person for 2 nights, both include patch
REGISTER NOW: Klondike 2018 Registration
Download: pdf Klondike Derby Leaders Guide 2018 | pdf Klondike 2018 Flyer (updated 11/23)
Past Photos: 2017 Klondike Photos

If you have any questions, please contact Brent Schmidt at 206-719-7392 or jbssc1976@gmail.com

2018 Klondike - Alpine

Wilderness First Aid TrainingWilderness 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.

DATE: Saturday, February 10th and Saturday, February 17th, 2018
LOCATION: Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
WFA REGISTRATION (NEW $50): Register as new WFA Training attendee
WFA REGISTRATION (RENEWAL/RE-CERTIFICATION ONLY $30): Register as a renewal WFA Training attendee
FLYER: pdf Wilderness and Remote First Aid flyer 2018

The cost of the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training course is $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing), and you must attend both days.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING
  • Their own lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Be prepared to outdoors (no matter what the weather)
  • Backpack packed for land based outdoor adventures (firs aid kit appropriate for the wilderness, 10 essentials, and day pack)
    • Full pack packaging gear would be best

Questions? Please contact Todd Brown at toddrbrown@comcast.net.

Alpine District's Merit Badge Jamboree 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. The district typically holds a Jamboree in the spring and fall each year, with different Merit Badges offered at each event. Jamborees are also opportunities for adults to take Youth
Protection and Merit Badge Counselor Trainings.

The Merit Badge list, schedule, and registration details will be available soon! 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 (March 3rd at the latest) as sessions fill up quickly.

Saturday, March 10th 2018, 8:30 AM to 4 PM

Issaquah LDS Building  (directions)
1100 6th Ave SE

Issaquah, WA 98027

Online registration soon!

Scouts should come prepared. This means that Scouts should:

  • have copies of the Merit Badge pamphlets (available for purchase from the Scout Shop or ScoutStuff.org, or possibly for free from your Troop's library or local public library)
  • have read the pamphlets before arriving
  • have gotten Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster indicating they're qualified to begin working on the badges
  • have the merit badge worksheets, 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, snacks, water bottle, and anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform

Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Jerry Carlson (contact).

2017 Pinewood Derby2018 Alpine District Pinewood Derby

The Alpine District Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Issaquah LDS Building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA.

Entry fee is $10 for each car entered to race and will be collected during the registration/inspection process. At that time you will also receive a raffle ticket for some prize drawings. There is only 1 car per racer and we only except cash or check.

All cars must be registered and inspected prior to the race. Registration and car inspection will be held BEFORE the race from 8:30am – 9:30am. Be sure to arrive in time to get through the check in process. The race begins at 10:00 a.m. SHARP.

All Seattle District packs are welcome to participate and may send an unlimited number of scouts

Speed awards, design awards and a RAFFLE!

  1. Trophies will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scout finishers overall and by rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  2. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the sibling and adult categories.
  3. Awards will be given for the following design categories: Best Scout Theme, Most Patriotic, Best Design, Most Original, and Most Realistic.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DERBY RACE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT BOB AT BALLISTICBOB4@GMAIL.COM.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun event! More Information:

FLYER: pdf 2018 District Pinewood Derby Flyer
RULES: pdf Pinewood Derby Rules 2018

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.

Friday, April 27th, to Sunday, April 29th 2018 (the district is finalizing if the training will be Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday)

Camp Pigott  (directions)
24225 Woods Creek Rd.

Snohomish, WA 98290

Online registration soon!

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!

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

8 AM to 4 PM

Camp Pigott  (directions)
24225 Woods Creek Rd.

Snohomish, WA 98290

Online registration soon!

The district is working on improving how it gets information to all of its Units, Scouts, and Scouters. We've set up a Mailchimp account that distributes the district's monthly newsletter. We've started with all the emails listed on youth and adult registrations currently registered in the district. Anyone can subscribe to the district newsletter here. For more information visit the Alpine District Newsletter webpage.

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:

pdf Tour and Activity Plan Termination FAQ

Roundtable Flyer image
Thank you to Mt Olympus District for this flyer.

The Chief Seattle Council is divided into 12 districts with leadership provided by the District Executive, District Chairman, and the District Commissioner.  Except for the District Executive, the committee is staffed by volunteers.

District Meetings: The Alpine District Committee meets at the Sportsman Club in Issaquah on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. The voting members of the Alpine District consist of volunteer representatives from each chartered organization having at least one BSA unit, plus annually elected members-at-large who in turn elect the District Chair.

Alpine Calendar Tips

We recommend you download Teamup from the App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android) for mobile viewing of the Alpine calendar.  Complete instructions are listed at http://seattlebsa.org/calendar-apps.  Within Teamup, you can select just the Alpine calendar, or multiple calendars (e.g. Council, Training, OA, Alpine).

To link the Alpine calendar to Gmail:

In Gmail calendar, on the left side there's an "Other calendars" heading with a down arrow button on the RIGHT. Click it and select "Add by URL" in the box that shows asking for the URL paste the following link:
webcal://ics.teamup.com/feed/ks395e46acc6466c26/1744442.ics

Linking other types of email clients:
How To Subscribe to iCalendar Feeds