The Seattle Service Center is open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm. Please call ahead for appointments, 206-725-5200. The Puget Sound Scout Shop is open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm. The shop is closed daily for lunch 1-1:30pm. Please call the shop ahead of time at 206-721-5945.


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.

Watch a recording of the Alpine District Awards Ceremony to see our 2020 recipients!
 District Awards June 11 2020 (recording)
pdf District Awards June 11 2020 (slides)

Alpine District has organized online merit badge classes starting the week of July 6 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.

Starts week of July 6th 2020. All times are Pacific Time Zone (PDT)

  • The following classes are Eagle-required. Only one badge can be Eagle-required for any Scout.
  • Cooking 7/6/2020 10:00 AM (Eagle-required) CLOSED
  • Environmental Science - 2 Parts Required 7/6/2020 10:00 AM (Eagle-required) CLOSED
  • Family Life 7/7/2020 10:00 AM (Eagle-required) CLOSED
  • Sustainability - 4 Parts Required 7/7/2020 7:00 PM (Eagle-required) CLOSED
  • Citizenship in the Nation - 4 Parts Required 7/9/2020 7:00 PM (Eagle-required) CLOSED
  • The following classes are NOT Eagle-required.
  • Mining in Society - Email Only Starts 7/6/2020 CLOSED
  • Plant Science - Email Only Starts 7/6/2020 CLOSED
  • Soil and Water Conservation - Email Only Starts 7/6/2020 CLOSED
  • Public Health 7/7/2020 7:00 PM CLOSED
  • Genealogy 7/8/2020 10:00 AM CLOSED
  • Engineering - 4 Parts Required 7/8/2020 7:00 PM CLOSED
  • Leatherwork 7/9/2020 10:00 AM CLOSED
  • Home Repairs - 4 Parts Required 7/9/2020 7:00 PM CLOSED
  • Journalism 7/10/2020 6:00 PM CLOSED
  • American Cultures 7/10/2020 7:00 PM CLOSED
  • Art - 2 Parts Required 7/11/2020 4:00 PM CLOSED
  • Digital Technology - 3 Parts Required 7/11/2020 6:00 PM CLOSED

All classes are now full.  Thank you to all who registered!

Open the sortable schedule for the latest class status, dates of the session parts, and instructor.

Schedule and Open/Full Status: July 2020 Sortable Class Schedule (optional)
Prerequisites and Registration: Event Guide with Registration Link

Please direct questions to Lesa Widner (contact).

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.
  • 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 10am the day before the class to allow for the class roster to be distributed to counselors.

Due to this year’s complications of COVID-19 Alpine Districts Annual Camporee was cancelled. Since the scouts of the Order of the Arrow never sit idle when struck with a new challenge they went to work to put together a Camporee on Video. Since they were working with only the resources that they had at there disposal they have done their best to make a series of videos that would highlight some of the various activities that you may see at a typical Camporee.

We encourage all the scouting families of the Alpine District young and old alike to grab your camping gear and join us anytime in May through June for Camporee on Video. Set up a tent in your backyard, your living room wherever you can and practice your scout skills with the rest of the district!

We encourage everyone to share their experience on the Alpine District Facebook Group with the #CampOnVid

  • Plant Identification
  • Ten Essentials
  • Fire Building
  • Axe Yard and Fire Building Bonus
  • Cooking

Click here for the playlist of all 5 Camporee on Video skills!

Scouting @ HomeWe are pleased to announce the Chief Seattle Councils Scouting @ Home award. This award is for those Scouts and Scouters who have continued to participate in Scouting in some form during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Because we understand the needs of each family and unit are different, the requirements for this award are intended as a guideline with the Scout’s unit leader able to adjust the requirements as needed.

Requirements for this award can be completed any time between March 1st and June 30th, 2020. The patch for this award will be available for order in mid to late June through the Council website.

Download this flyer for details:   pdf Scouting at Home Award 2020

Events to include in your annual planning for 2020.

Klondike - Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd, 2020 @ Camp Koinonia
Merit Badge Fair ONLINE - April-May 2020. 35 merit badges and 39 sessions filled.
POSTPONED: Scouting for Food - Saturday March 28th, 2020 (now one day only)
Camporee ONLINE - Join us during May and June for Camporee on Video. Practice Camporee style Scout skills at home!
CANCELED: OA Induction Weekend & Vigil Ceremony - June 2020
District Awards Roundtable ONLINE - Thursday June 11, 2020
CANCELED: District Whitewater Rafting - Saturday, June 27, 2020
CANCELED: Cubs in the Outback - July 13-17 2020 (Northern Trails)
Day Camp Express - July 2020
RESCHEDULED: WashJam 2020 - August 20-23, 2020 (regional event)
Webelos Woods - October 2020

Training events for 2020.

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

All activities are listed on the Alpine District Calendar

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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 or supported 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.
  • OA Induction Weekend and Ordeal - June
  • District Recognition Event - June
  • District Whitewater Rafting - June
  • Cub Scout Day Camp - July
  • WASHJAM - August (regional)
  • Webelos Woods - Scouting introduction for Webelos in September.
  • BALOO Pack Leader training.
  • IOLS Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - Scoutmaster and ASM training.
  • Program and Training Conference - Adult Leader Training. October (Council).
  • WFA Wilderness First Aid training.
  • Wood Badge Adult Leader 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).