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.

 
Camporee PDF Print E-mail

2015 camporee patchJoin 4-500 of your fellow scouts from the Aquila and Green River Districts for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! All Boy, Explorer, Girl, Varsity, Venturing, and Webelos scouts are invited to participate in this fun-filled weekend. Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, and compete against teams from other units in unit sponsored games of skill, knowledge, and strength. They cook their own meals, race in chariots they built, and entertain each other with hilarious skits and songs around the campfire each night. Nothing could be better!

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Volunteer Recognition Night PDF Print E-mail

RecognitionThe Aquila District Volunteer Recognition Night is a special celebration of the adult volunteers in our Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, Teams, Posts, and District. We have a fun get together with great people, good food, and a ceremony to thank the many volunteers for the excellent work they do for our Scouts.

Have you thanks your volunteers yet? Here's your chance! If you've already thanked your volunteers at a Unit event, this is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact. It also gives your volunteers a chance meet other volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts. The excitement and energy from this event will flow right back into your Unit!

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Bring A Friend Contest PDF Print E-mail

FriendsWhat: Aquila District #BringAFriend Contest

Who: All Scouts in the Aquila District

When: March & April, 2015

Why:

  • Scouting is more fun when your friends participate
  • Introduce Scouting to more youth in our area
  • Strengthen each of the Units in our District

Prizes:

  • All Scouts who succeed in registering a friend as a Scout earn a Recruiter Strip
  • Boy Scouts can complete First Class requirement 10 by participating in this contest
  • The District will provide a pizza party in May for the Pack & Troop with the highest percentage of new paid/registered scouts by May 14th

How: Come to Roundtable on April 9th to pick up your Unit's #BringAFriend packet and find out more!

 
Range Officer Training PDF Print E-mail

range officerBSA guidelines permit BB gun and archery shooting under the supervision of trained and currently certified Range Officers. Range Officers are trained and certified by Council approved National Camping School certified Shooting Sports Directors. This training is for adults, age 18 or older, interested in leading a shooting sport activity at Day Camp, Camporee, etc. Range Officer certification is granted for 2 years and must be retaken after 2 years in order to maintain certification.

The Boy Scouts of America uses responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and values-based leadership training. Shooting sports have the ability to attract and retain youth in the movement. Millions of young people participate in one or more of the sports annually - archery, rifle shooting, shotgun activities, etc. - guided by adult volunteers who have the skills and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way.

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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.

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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
ScoutTracker logo

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

District Volunteer Recognition Night
Thu May 07 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Southminster Presbyterian Church
Commissioner Conference 2015
Sat May 09 @ 8:00AM - 03:30PM
LDS Church - Mullenix Road
Range Officer Training
Sat May 09 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Schoenwald Park
Spring Wood Badge (2 of 2)
Thu May 14 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Pigott
Cub Scout Day Camp Planning Meeting
Thu May 14 @ 7:00PM - 07:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Commissioner Meeting
Thu May 14 @ 7:00PM - 07:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Tenas Chakchak Chapter Meeting
Thu May 14 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
Aquila District Roundtable
Thu May 14 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center
OA Ordeal
Fri May 15 to Sun May 17
Camp Edward
Spring Wood Badge (2 of 2)
Fri May 15 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Pigott
OA Ordeal
Sat May 16 to Sun May 17
Camp Edward
Spring Wood Badge (2 of 2)
Sat May 16 @ 7:00AM - 05:00PM
Camp Pigott
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day
Sat May 16 @ 7:45AM - 05:00PM
Alaska Airlines Flight Operations Training Center
OA Ordeal
Sun May 17 to Sun May 17
Camp Edward
Camporee Staff Meeting
Thu May 21 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Foster Library
Eagle Recognition Banquet
Wed May 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Meydenbauer Convention Center
Camporee
Fri May 29 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Pacific Raceways
Camporee
Sat May 30 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Pacific Raceways
Camporee
Sun May 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Pacific Raceways
Aquila District/Commissioner Staff Meeting
Thu Jun 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
LDS Church - Burien - Seattle Stake Center