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Alpine District

Alpine District

Welcome to the Alpine District website.The Alpine District serves the greater communities of Fall CityIssaquahNorth BendSammamishSnoqualmie, portions of Newcastle, and the Renton Highlands since 1996. There are 78 Scouting units with more than 750 registered adult volunteers serving over 2,300 youth throughout our District.  If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, or Exploring Posts in our community.

NEW ROUNDTABLE LOCATION STARTS SEPTEMBER 12 2019: Alpine District Roundtable has moved to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street South, Issaquah, WA 98027-4206. See map below.

Reminder: District Committee Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 PM at the Issaquah Sportsmen's Club.

Starting September 12, 2019, Alpine District Roundtable is moving to:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
745 Front Street South
Issaquah, WA 98027-4206

Our Savior Lutheran Church website: https://www.oslcissaquah.org

Merit badge workshops will be offered during Roundtable.  These workshops are for youth.

Date: Thursday September 12th 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church 745 Front South Issaquah WA 98027
Registration: Please contact Lesa Widner to register.

Badges offered:

  • Art
  • Citizenship in the Nation

Please contact Lesa Widner for registration and any questions.

The 2019 Webelos Woods will be on September 28-29 2019 at Camp Pigott.

Please contact your Webelos families and leaders to make plans for Webelos Woods!!

A fun, achievement filled weekend!
September 28th to September 29th, 2019

Activities for Cubs, Training for Leaders, Information for Parents – Games for All
AND LUNCH!

Who: Webelos and AOL Cub Scouts and their parents
What: An overnight camping activity to explore What Boy Scouts is like
Why: FUN!  Light a fire!  Learn to cook outdoors!  Be a victim!  Learn First Aid! Get lost in the woods!  Find your way home!

A chance to meet Local Troops and Scouts
An opportunity to work on Cast Iron Chef, Camper and Castaway sign - offs.
Camp with your Webelos in a Scout Camp!
Adirondacks, two person cabins or your own tent.
Share in a Campfire Program!

Date: Saturday Sept 28th 8:00AM – Sunday Sept 29th 11:00AM
Location: Camp Pigott near Monroe Washington
Cost: Webelos Scout - $35, All others attending $5 (to cover saturday lunch)
RegistrationREGISTER

Why the different costs?  Webelos pay for the program, lunch and patches. Parents and Leaders pay for lunch.

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, September 27th 6:00 PM to Saturday September 28th 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott - 24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290
Cost: $30/pp
Register: Register Now!

Contact: Gary Rudolph (therudolphs@comcast.net) for more information

Register Now!

BALOO

Come Learn How to Make the Outdoors FUN for your Cub & Webelos Scouts before you begin to plan a pack camping trip. Come and learn the basics for a successful pack overnight camping experience!

Who Should Attend: All registered Cub Scout Leaders (Cubmasters, Den Leaders, etc.) and Adults who want to lead Cub & Webelos Scouts on exciting, well planned, outdoor camping programs.

If your Pack is planning an overnight camping experience you MUST have at least one adult in your pack certified as BALOO Trained!

Date: Saturday, September 28th 10:00 AM to Sunday September 29th 4:00 PM
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Pigott  24225 Woods Creek Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290 (directions)
Cost: $30/pp
Register: Register Now!

Register Now!

Alpine District's Merit Badge Fair gives Scouts the opportunity to meet and work with qualified, registered Merit Badge Counselors on a variety of Merit Badges.  All Boy Scouts and qualified Venturers are welcome to attend.  Alpine District typically holds a Fair in the spring and fall each year, with different Merit Badges offered at each event.

All Merit Badge sessions have enrollment limits to ensure a quality experience for each participating Scout. Session assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to pre-register early as sessions fill up quickly.

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS Building, 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (map)
Register Online: Registration will be open in the first week of October.
Badges Offered: More info coming soon!

Scouts should come prepared. This means that Scouts should:

  • Have read the pamphlets before arriving
  • Have received Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster indicating they're qualified to begin working on the badges
  • Have paper, and a pencil or pen
  • Be prepared to join in the discussion and activities
  • Have already completed any prerequisites listed in the registration form
  • Not expect the Merit Badge Counselors to teach you the Merit Badges

Please bring:

  • A Blue Card signed by your Unit Leader
  • A day pack with a sack lunch (if needed), snacks, water bottle
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform (sashes not required)
  • Cheerful and courteous attitude!

Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Lesa Widner (contact).

Here is a list of District events to include in your annual planning for 2020.

Klondike - Friday January 31st through Sunday February 2nd, 2020 @ Camp Koinonia
Merit Badge Fair - Saturday March 21st, 2020 (ends at noon for families participating in SFF).
Scouting for Food (Flyer Distribution) - Saturday March 21st, 2020
Scouting for Food (Collection) - Saturday March 28th, 2020
District Pinewood Derby - TBD
High Adventure Camporee - Friday May 8th through Sunday May 10th, 2020 @ Camp Pigott
Webelos Woods - TBD

Training events for 2020.

Wilderness First Aid - Location TBD, March 7 and 14, 2020
IOLS - Youth Activity Center in North Bend, May 29-20, 2020
BALOO - Youth Activity Center in North Bend, May 30, 2020

All activities are listed on the Alpine District Calendar

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.