Alpine District

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

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

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.

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/

The 2019 Webelos Woods will be on September 27-29 2019 at Camp Pigott.

More information will be published as we get closer to the event.

BALOO (Pack Leader Training) will be held on September 27-28, 2019 at Camp Pigott.

More information will be published as we get closer to the event.

Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) will be held on September 27-28, 2019 at Camp Pigott.

More information will be published as we get closer to the date.

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.

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS Building, 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (map)
Register Online: Registration will be posted in the summer.

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 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 (if needed), snacks, water bottle
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform

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

Here is a list of District events to include in your annual planning for 2020.

Klondike - Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd, 2020 @ Camp Koinonia
Merit Badge Fair - Saturday March 21st, 2020 (ends at noon for families participating in SFF).
Scouting for Food (Flyer Distribution) - Saturday March 21st, 2020
Scouting for Food (Collection) - Saturday March 28th, 2020
District Pinewood Derby - TBD
High Adventure Camporee - Friday May 8th through Sunday May 10th, 2020 @ Camp Pigott
Webelos Woods - TBD

Training events for 2020.

Wilderness First Aid - Location TBD, March 7 and 14, 2020
IOLS - Youth Activity Center in North Bend, May 29-20, 2020
BALOO - Youth Activity Center in North Bend, May 30, 2020

All activities are listed on the Alpine District Calendar

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:
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