North Lakes District
The North Lakes District is part of the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America. Our district includes the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Duvall, Carnation, and surrounding areas northeast of Seattle, Washington. The district serves approximately 1700 youth in the Northshore and Riverview School Districts.
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Folder Resource Links

Pointers to troves of scouting information treasure. Ar!


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Online resource for marketing info, downloadable stock photos and outstanding videos

Some highlights include videos in the folders:

  • Build an Adventure – some cool space images
  • Families like mine – testimonials from parents
  • Cub Scouts – very funny video of young mom running around posting pics of her son on her Facebook
  • Venturing – high octane adventure scenes

There are many more, all very well done – the above are for promotion to the public but there are other excellent short videos aimed at leaders like you such as in the ‘Branding’ folder.


Scoutingwire is the "official blog of the scouting movement" (BSA). - note ‘scoutingwire’ has replaced 'scoutwire'

National Council's Digital Asset Management (DAM) hub for Branding and Marketing information.  Hosted on a professional site provided by the WebDAM company. 


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Very informative blog from Scouting Magazine's Editors for BSA's adult volunteers

Blog Contributors - Bryan Wendell (Eagle Scout) and Gretchen Sparling, senior and associate editors of Boys' Life, Scouting and Eagles' Call magazines. 

"Ask the Expert" is a great archive of answers from scouting experts about questions that readers asked for clarification about.

"Merit Badge Calendar" is a source of news about the ever improving Merit Badge program

Also Forums, and Eagle Before and After

Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Pintrest

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Excellent current info from our own Council Board Member, Membership Chair for both Chief Seattle Council (CSC) and BSA National Area 1.

Watch Lisa’s Tiger Recruitment Webinar held August 10th and available by clicking below until September 10th.

Here is the link to the membership webinar 

If you have issue gaining access, please contact Carol Chacon, Membership Growth Coach.

Pay particular attention to the Recruiting Ideas & Tools page and the Fall Recruiting Season under the Cub Scouts section


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Scouting magazine

Published five times per year, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles and to assist them as parents in strengthening families.

A subscription to Scouting magazine is provided to every registered adult volunteers and professional Scouter. Annual subscriptions are also available to non-members.

The Scouting magazine Web site - - provides online access to several years' worth of back issues, plus selected articles from even earlier editions, in a format that can be easily searched and scanned, along with additional online resources that complement the magazine.