Camp Edward Grand Opening
All Scout leaders, families and Scouts are invited to attend the grand opening for Camp Edward (formerly Camp Brinkley)!
Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Lunch is provided
Please join us for fellowship, lunch and a camp tour. Attendance is free. Registration is required.
To sign up, click here: Camp Edward Grand Opening Registration
Camp Edward has massive improvements, including:
- Cluster of 4 big all new campsites with tents, 14 cabins (which house 8 people each) and fire pits
- Two new restroom and shower facilities conveniently located for all campers
- Updates to the BB gun range
- A new mine to explore!
- All new Cub World feature with structures such as observation tower
- A fort with lookout tower and elevated classroom for Scoutcraft!
- Health Lodge addition to the Adminstration Building
- We welcome Tigers to Resident Camp this summer!
No programs coming up- see you at day camp, resident camp, or family camp!
Fleet Week: Exclusive invitation to take a short cruise from Everett to Seattle during Sea Fair on July 29th. Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers welcome to participate. Click here for more details. Space is limited, deadline is June 16th. Click here to sign up now.
The required training courses for all Cub Scout Leaders are available online!
- “Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training” (required)
- “Youth Protection” (required)
- “Fast Start”(optional)
- “This Is Scouting” (optional)
To take online training, log in to your account on www.MyScouting.org, and click on the E-Learning link in the left-side menu. Then click on the Cub Scouts tab and voila!... all leader training is at your convenience. If you do not have a MyScouting account, there are simple instructions on the landing page that will help you create one.
Coming this Fall:
- Sounders FC October 25th
- Ringling Bros Circus September 19 & 20
- Motorcycle EnduroCross October 18
- Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey November 1
Are you using all of the BSA’s new technology tools?
In the last year, the BSA has released new tools to help volunteers reach out to new families and manage all of their Scouting information more easily. Make sure that you have checked these out and are using them to help your pack, troop, or crew be the best it can be!
- People interested in joining Scouting can visit this website and use a Google map to locate their nearest pack, troop, or crew. They can then learn more about the unit, send the unit a message, and even complete youth and adult applications!
- The first step is to make sure that your unit’s map pin is set up and has current contact information. Then activate your online applications and approve them as the come in. Both tasks are accessible by the unit “Key Three”: the unit leader (Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/ Crew Advisor), Chartered Organization Representative, and Committee Chair.
- Need help with BeAScout?
- All the info is here.
- PowerPoint on how to set up your map pin is here.
- Video on how to activate and approve online applications is here.
Through the tools at My.Scouting.org, volunteers have unprecedented access to their information to ensure that their records and the unit’s records are up to date. The information entered through these tools goes straight into the BSA’s database. While access varies according to your volunteer position, the unit “Key Three” (the unit leader, Chartered Organization Representative, and Committee Chair) can access these tools:
- Training Manager– Unit Key Three can view a dashboard of Youth Protection and basic leader training status, add leader training, and print training certificates.
- Organization Manager– Unit Key Three can create and manage a unit’s organizational structure (create dens in packs; patrols in troops; groups in crews; crews in ships; squads in teams; and other committees).
- Member Manager– Unit Key Three can assign members to functional roles within a unit’s organizational structure, and maintain roster.
To learn more and view the instructional PowerPoint on each tool, log in to your MyScouting.org account and check out the articles on the front page. And coming soon, units will be able to update and maintain advancement records!