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Alpine District

Alpine District

The Alpine District has served the greater communities of Fall CityIssaquahNorth Bend, SammamishSnoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. There are 46 Scouting units with more than 500 registered adult volunteers serving over 1,600 youth.  If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, or Exploring Posts in our community at Scout Me In.

DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE
The Thursday April 9th 2020 Roundtable will be ONLINE starting 7:00 PM. Join information is below.

District RoundtableThis month's Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Roundtable will be held online via Google Hangouts (see information below).

Date: Thursday April 9th 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Join Info: April Alpine Newsletter (newsletter contains the Google Hangouts Meet join information)

Please turn off your camera and mute your mic when you join. If you have questions about the online conference please contact Erik Granning.

7:00 Cub Scouts Roundtable
  • Intro and announcements, discussion of last month’s ideas
  • Communication essentials
  • Annual Program Planning Jeopardy and pre-address as many issues during COVID-19
  • Debrief
7:30 Scouts BSA Roundtable
  • Life to Eagle information session presented by Dave Clemens

Alpine District has organized online merit badge classes starting April 9th 2020.

The online class may be just one session, or require multiple sessions to complete.  If a badge is listed as 3 Parts Required, the scout must attend all three sessions.  The additional dates for the session are listed in the linked schedule below.  Sessions that have an Option A or B, are the same merit badge class being repeated.  Choose one schedule option or the other, but not both.  An Email only class is conducted only over email with NO online session or specific meet times.

Limit your signups to no more than 2 merit badges per scout, and only 1 may be eagle required.  The registration system will allow more but only select 2 per scout.  Please follow this guideline.

Starts Week of April 5th

  • Pets    4/9/2020    11:00 AM (updated time)
  • American Business    4/9/2020    9:00 AM
  • Family Life    4/9/2020    1:00 PM
  • Scholarship    4/10/2020    9:00 AM
  • Cooking (Option A)    4/10/2020    1:00 PM
  • Moviemaking - 2 Parts Required    4/10/2020    1:00 PM
  • Music    4/10/2020    3:00 PM
  • Camping (Option A) - 3 Parts Required    4/10/2020    4:00 PM
  • Public Health    4/10/2020    7:00 PM
  • Photography - 3 Parts Required    4/11/2020    12:00 PM

Starts Week of April 12th

  • Programming - 6 Parts Required    4/13/2020    8:00 AM
  • Digital Technology - 3 Parts Required    4/13/2020    10:00 AM
  • Game Design - 4 Parts Required    4/13/2020    1:00 PM
  • Camping (Option B) - 3 Parts Required    4/13/2020    4:00 PM
  • Cooking (Option B)    4/13/2020    7:00 PM
  • Plumbing    4/13/2020    7:00 PM
  • Citizenship in the World (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Dog Care (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Family Life (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Mining in Society (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Plant Science (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Scholarship (Email Only)    4/13/2020
  • Home Repairs    4/14/2020    10:00 AM
  • First Aid - 3 Parts Required    4/14/2020    7:00 PM (new)
  • Bird Study - 3 Parts Required    4/15/2020    10:00 AM
  • Chemistry - 2 Parts Required    4/16/2020    7:00 PM
  • Sustainability - 3 Parts Required    4/16/2020    7:00 PM (new)
  • Horsemanship    4/17/2020    3:00 PM
  • Weather - 3 Parts Required    4/18/2020    1:00 PM
Tips for Scout Participation
  • Laptop cameras on is recommended but not required. Consider the online conference a scouting event. If the scouts camera is on, please be in uniform. (updated)
  • All scouts should mute their mic unless they are speaking.  This will eliminate background noise.
  • The counselor will email their online conference information prior to the session to all registered scouts.
  • Registration ends 5pm the day before the class to allow for the class roster to be distributed to counselors.

Please refer to this sortable schedule of classes and additional dates when multi-part:

Schedule: Merit Badge Fair Schedule (sortable)
Prerequisites and Registration: Event Guide with Registration Link

Please direct questions to Lesa Widner (contact).

District Camporee badge

SAVE THE DATE! Join us at Camp Pigott for the 2020 Alpine District Camporee.

Staffing opportunities are available as well. Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or contact Brent Schmidt.

Date: Friday May 8th to Sunday May 10th, 2020
Location: Camp Pigott, Snohomish, WA
Leaders Guide: pdf Camporee Leaders Guide 2020
Cost: $25.00 Per Person.
Register: Registration link will be published soon.

Per the March 26th Roundtable, Camporee remains on the schedule and District will evaluate if changes are needed.

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.

We are continuously monitoring the novel coronavirus situation, as well as guidance from our state and county health experts, to determine if we will be able to move forward with holding these courses in May as currently planned. Should it be necessary to cancel the course, we will notify registrants via email and they will receive a refund, or the opportunity to apply the fees towards a future course.

Date: Friday, May 29th 6:00 PM to Saturday May 30th 5:00 PM
Location: Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center, 152 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend
Cost: $25/pp
Register: Register Now!

Contact Todd Brown for more information.

Register Now!

Cubs in the OutbackJoin us for Cubs in the Outback Day Camp. It’s time to prepare for your scouts journey through the outback of Australia, participating in shooting sports, archery, songs and skits, and creating cool crafts!

Twilight session: July 13-16, 2020 (2:30p - 8:30p)
Daytime session: July 14-17, 2020 (8:15a - 2:00p)
Location: Hans Jensen Youth Campground, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah
Registration: Opens April 15th 2020
Flyer: pdf Lake Sammamish Regional Cub Scout Day Camp 2020

Visit the Day Camp site for more information: https://www.sammtrailsdaycamp.org

Events to include in your annual planning for 2020.

Klondike - Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd, 2020 @ Camp Koinonia
CANCELED: Merit Badge Fair - Saturday March 7th, 2020, morning session only, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sammamish
POSTPONED: Scouting for Food - Saturday March 28th, 2020 (now one day only)
High Adventure Camporee - Friday May 8th through Sunday May 10th, 2020 @ Camp Pigott
District Whitewater Rafting - Saturday, June 27, 2020
Cubs in the Outback - July 13-17 2020 (Northern Trails)
WashJam 2020 - Thursday, August 20, 2020 (regional event)
Webelos Woods - TBD

Training events for 2020.

CANCELED: Wilderness First Aid - Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center, North Bend, March 7 and 14, 2020
Wood Badge: April 24 through 26 AND May 16 through 17, 2020 at Camp Parsons (Council training)
IOLS - Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center, North Bend, May 29-30, 2020
BALOO - Snoqualmie Valley Youth Activity Center, North Bend, May 30, 2020 (tentative date and location)

All activities are listed on the Alpine District Calendar

Scout Me In Cub Scouts

Every day there's another discovery waiting to be made. When you join Cub Scouts, you get hands-on learning that's hands-down awesome.

Welcoming GIRLS AND BOYS grades K-5th grade.

Find a Cub Scout Pack near you at beascout.org and sign up today!

Not finding what you are looking for online? We can help!
Contact Chris McNeal, cmcneal@seattlebsa.org

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Thank you to David P. and the contributing Troops for these galleries!

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Thank you to the Kitsap District for this flyer.

The Chief Seattle Council is divided into 9 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.

The Alpine District has served the greater communities of Fall City, Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. There are 46 Scouting units with more than 500 registered adult volunteers serving over 1,600 youth. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, or Exploring Posts in our community at Scout Me In.

District Roundtable Meetings: The Alpine District Roundtable meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street South, Issaquah. The objective of roundtable is to provide unit leaders with program ideas; information on policy and events; and training opportunities. It is a forum for sharing experiences and enjoying fun and fellowship with other Scout leaders.

District Committee Meetings: The Alpine District Committee meets at the Issaquah Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of each 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.

District Commissioner Meetings: The Alpine District Commissioners meet at the same date and location as the District Committee meeting except starting at 6:15 PM.

Events and Training hosted annually by Alpine District:

  • Klondike - Winter sled racing, scout skills, and dutch oven cooking in the Jan-Feb timeframe.
  • Merit Badge Fair - Spring and fall.
  • Scouting for Food - Cub Scout service project in March.
  • High Adventure Camporee - Scout skills. May timeframe.
  • Webelos Woods - Scouting introduction for Webelos. September timeframe.
  • BALOO Pack Leader training
  • IOLS Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - Scoutmaster and ASM training
  • WFA Wilderness First Aid training

The Alpine District newsletter is sent out monthly. For previous newsletters visit archived newsletters. If there are articles you wish to include, please contact Erik Granning. To sign up for the newsletter, use the form below (click Read more to see the form).