Aquila District
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aqlogocol100pxBoy Scout, Cub Scout, and Venturing Roundtables occur the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Stake Center, Burien.

Order of the Arrow,  Tenas Chakchak Chapter of the T'kope Kwiskwis Lodge #502, meeting occurs the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Stake Center, Burien.

Please see our "Upcoming Calendar Events" on the right side of this site for our events in Aquila District and elsewhere.

 
Fall Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (IOLS) PDF Print E-mail

IOLS TrainingOutdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide the expertise needed to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches 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 for second year Webelos leaders and Troop Committee members too.

Instructors will provide hands-on knowledge of setting up camp, outdoor cooking, working with wood tools, knot tying and lashings, first aid techniques, planning campfire programs, orienteering, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, as well as Leave No Trace principals.

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Merit Badge Counselors PDF Print E-mail

Merit Badge Counselors Neededmerit_badges

Aquila district is in the process of updating the current list of merit badge counselors. If you are currently a merit badge counselor please respond to or email Ken DeVos, (206) 248-2543. We need to know the merit badge(s) that you are the counselor for and the troop that you are affiliated with. Please specify if you are willing to reach outside your troop. If you do not wish to continue as MBC let us know that too.

If you are interested in becoming a merit badge counselor read on...

The merit badge program is part of the Boy Scouts of America advancement plan. It has guided the interests and energies of Boy Scouts for 85 years and is one of the most unusual educational programs ever devised. A merit badge is an award that is presented to a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout when he has completed the requirements for one of more than 100 subjects in a wide variety of art, craft, hobby, sport, trade, profession, agribusiness, service, or self-improvement areas. The badge is only a small piece of cloth with a design embroidered in color -- but its significance is as large as the interest of the merit badge counselor who helps a Scout earn it.

This could not have happened without the service of thousands of merit badge counselors -- like yourself -- expert in a particular subject and interested in helping Scouts grow into men of character, ready to take their place in the world of work as participating citizens. Please consider becoming a registered Merit Badge Counselor.

Current List of approved Merit Badge Counselors - this link

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Yankee Clipper PDF Print E-mail

yankee-clipperEmbark upon your own adventure aboard the Yankee Clipper!

Yankee Clipper website: http://seascoutshipyankeeclipper.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yankeeclipperseascouts

Contacts:

Skipper: Steve Grassia
Phone: 206-855-8440
quartermaster54@gmail.com

Committee Chairman: Dan Leach
Phone: 425-205-1372
danleach22@hotmail.com

 

 
ScoutTracker PDF Print E-mail
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Scouts should check out this cool application for the iPhone and iPod touch, designed by the Aquila District's own Mike Grueter:

ScoutTracker is an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets Boy Scouts track their rank advancement. Scouts can sign and date each requirement of each rank, instantly see what requirements are left to complete, send reports to advancement coordinators via e-mail, and more.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id347388213
 

Upcoming Aquila Events

Popcorn Kick-Off
Wed Sep 02 to Wed Sep 02

Aquila District/Commissioner Staff Meeting
Thu Sep 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Roundtable
Thu Sep 10 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Tenas Chakchak Chapter Meeting
Thu Sep 10 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
OA Ordeal
Fri Sep 11 to Sun Sep 13
Camp Parsons
OA Ordeal
Sat Sep 12 to Sun Sep 13
Camp Parsons
OA Ordeal
Sun Sep 13 to Sun Sep 13
Camp Parsons
Fall IOLS (1 of 2)
Wed Sep 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
St. Francis of Assisi
Popcorn Pick-Up
Fri Sep 18 @12:00PM - 04:45PM
Open Square Warehouse
High Rope Course
Sat Sep 19 to Sat Sep 19
Camp Long
Fall Wood Badge (1 of 2)
Fri Sep 25 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Fall IOLS (2 of 2)
Fri Sep 25 @ 4:00PM - 11:59PM
Schoenwald Park
Fall IOLS (2 of 2)
Sat Sep 26 @12:00AM - 09:00PM
Schoenwald Park
Fall Wood Badge (1 of 2)
Sat Sep 26 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Fall Wood Badge (1 of 2)
Sun Sep 27 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Aquila District/Commissioner Staff Meeting
Thu Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Tenas Chakchak Chapter Meeting
Thu Oct 08 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Roundtable
Thu Oct 08 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Fall Wood Badge (2 of 2)
Fri Oct 09 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Edward
Cub Scout Overnight
Fri Oct 09 @ 5:00PM - 05:00PM
Camp Long