Alpine District

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.

Date: Friday, March 1st 5:00pm, to Saturday, March 2nd, 4:00 PM
Location: Issaquah Sportsmen's Club, 23600 SE Evans Street, Issaquah, WA
Cost: $25/pp
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Contact: Gary Rudolph (therudolphs@comcast.net) for more information

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Scouting for FoodScouting for Food Overview: In March the Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America will conduct its annual Scouting for Food campaign. This important community service project is designed to fight hunger locally by helping to fill the shelves of neighborhood food banks at a time of year when needs are high and supplies are low. During the last 30 years, this national program has collected millions of non-perishable food items for families in need. Our collaborative council goal is to collect 60,000 pounds. A second objective is to increase community awareness about hunger in Western Washington.

How does the Scouting for Food campaign work? Scouts will distribute door hangers promoting Scouting for Food on Saturday, March 9, 2019 to each residence in their assigned neighborhood. The following Saturday, March 16, 2019 Scouts will return to these homes to collect donated food items and deliver them to local food banks.

Please note the Scouting for Food dates:

Hanger Distribution: Saturday March 9th 2019. Distribute door hangers in assigned neighborhood or area. If March 9th doesn't work, your unit can decide when works best with its schedule (distribute hangers during its pack/troop meeting, choose a different date, or ask for and pick up donations on March 16th). 

Collection Day: Saturday March 16th 2019. Pick up food contributions in assigned area and deliver to local food bank. Count number of pounds received.

For more information, please contact Eric DePoule. The Council Scouting for Food page can be found here.

District CamporeeJoin hundreds of your fellow scouts from the Alpine District for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! Camporee is taking place from Friday April 12th, to Sunday April 14th, 2019 at Camp Edward.

Scouts setup their own camps complete with custom gates, compete against teams from other units in unit sponsored games of skill, knowledge, and strength. They also cook their own meals and entertain each other with hilarious skits and songs around the campfire each night. All Boy Scouts and Arrow of Light (Webelos II) and Webelos (Webelos I) are invited to participate.

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

Date: Friday April 12th, to Sunday April 14th, 2019
Location: Camp Edward, Snohomish, WA
Cost: Early: $TBD Per Person Until 4/1/19, Late: $TBD Per Person Until 4/13/19
Leaders Guide: The district is working on updating this year's guide (here's last year's  pdf Camporee Leaders Guide 2018 )
Flyer: The district is working on updating this year's guide (here's last year's  pdf Camporee Flyer 2018
Register: Camporee 2019 Registration will go early in 2019.

Past event photos: 2014 and 2018 Alpine Camporee Photos

Roundtable Flyer image
Thank you to Mt Olympus District for this flyer.

The Chief Seattle Council is divided into 12 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.

District Meetings: The Alpine District Committee meets at the Sportsman Club in Issaquah on the first Thursday of every 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.

Alpine Calendar Tips

We recommend you download Teamup from the App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android) for mobile viewing of the Alpine calendar.  Complete instructions are listed at http://seattlebsa.org/calendar-apps.  Within Teamup, you can select just the Alpine calendar, or multiple calendars (e.g. Council, Training, OA, Alpine).

To link the Alpine calendar to Gmail:

In Gmail calendar, on the left side there's an "Other calendars" heading with a down arrow button on the RIGHT. Click it and select "Add by URL" in the box that shows asking for the URL paste the following link:
webcal://ics.teamup.com/feed/ks395e46acc6466c26/1744442.ics

Linking other types of email clients:
How To Subscribe to iCalendar Feeds

The district is working on improving how it gets information to all of its Units, Scouts, and Scouters. We've set up a Mailchimp account that distributes the district's monthly newsletter. We've started with all the emails listed on youth and adult registrations currently registered in the district. Anyone can subscribe to the district newsletter here. For more information visit the Alpine District Newsletter webpage.