Welcome to the Aquila District website. Our district spans from West Seattle to Des Moines, and from Tukwila to Vashon. Aquila District was recognized with the 2015 Journey to Excellence Gold Award! There are 54 Scouting units with more than 400 registered adult volunteers serving over 1,100 youth throughout our district. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, or Venturing Crews in our community. Our monthly Roundtable meetings are a great place for adults to learn about Scouting and exchange ideas with other Scouters all over the District.
Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (who were Bear and Webelos Scouts prior to June) are invited to experience an overnight Boy Scout campout. Have fun in the outdoors, learn camping skills, work on rank requirements, and meet Boy Scouts and adult leaders from your neighborhood Troops.
When we get to camp, we'll form Patrols and then do everything together using the Boy Scout Patrol Method. We'll setup campsites, cook our own meals over the fire and in dutch ovens, have a campfire and cracker-barrel, participate in lots of fun Boy Scout activities, and even work on some Webelos and Arrow of Light rank requirements. See you 'round the campfire!
This is the big one! Yes, it's time once again for all Aquila Scouts and Scouters to converge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the closest thing to the National Jamboree! Held once every 4 years, WashJam 2016 will be the biggest Scouting event in the Pacific Northwest, attracting over 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Varsity, Explorers, and Girl Scouts from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, Canada, and as far away as Utah and Texas.
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 e-mail 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...
Embark upon your own adventure aboard the Yankee Clipper!
Skipper: Steve Grassia
Committee Chairman: Dan Leach
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.