Alpine District

District Award of MeritAs a volunteer driven organization, Boy Scouts of America strives to recognize its outstanding volunteers for Unit and District Awards.  We need your help in providing recognition to our many outstanding volunteers.

Please check out all 13 award categories on the District page and see how many from your unit will qualify.  The awards nomination form can be downloaded here. 

NOMINATION FORM: document 2019 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (directions)
Cost: Free!

Nominations will be accepted at the April and May Roundtables or via email (dragonpirate11@gmail.com). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 13th.

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.  It recognizes Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Download Application Here

Unit Leader Award of Merit

Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program — and it leads to better Scout retention.  Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program, and the Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make that happen. Download Application Here

2019 Pinewood Derby2019 Alpine District Pinewood Derby

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Car inspections start at 9:30am. Race starts 11:00am
Location: Issaquah LDS Building - 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA.
Cost: $10
Flyer: pdf Pinewood Derby Flyer 2019
Rules: pdf Pinewood Derby Rules 2019
Register: Register Now!

PLEASE NOTE: The District Pinewood Derby is open to Lions!  Lions will have trophies for the top three.

Entry fee is $10 for each car entered to race and will be collected during the registration/inspection process. At that time you will also receive a raffle ticket for some prize drawings. There is only 1 car per racer and we only except cash or check.

All cars must be registered and inspected prior to the race. Registration and car inspection will be held BEFORE the race from 8:30am – 9:30am. Be sure to arrive in time to get through the check in process. The race begins at 10:00 a.m. SHARP.

All Seattle District packs are welcome to participate and may send an unlimited number of scouts

Speed awards, design awards and a RAFFLE!
  1. Trophies will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place scout finishers overall and by rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos)
  2. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the sibling and adult categories.
  3. Awards will be given for the following design categories: Best Scout Theme, Most Patriotic, Best Design, Most Original, and Most Realistic.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DERBY RACE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT BOB AT BALLISTICBOB4@GMAIL.COM.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun event!

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The district will be holding May's Roundtable this Thursday, May 10th, starting at 7:00 PM at the Issaquah LDS building (1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027).

Summer Activities, Water Activities, and Water Safety

During May's Cub Scout breakout, the district will be holding a breakout discussion on Summer Activities, Water Activities, and Water Safety. Come ready to share past and upcoming summer and water activities and ask questions on cub scout water safety.

Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) Training

During May's Scout BSA breakout, we will be having a guest speaker, Lesa Widner, leading a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC) Training. All volunteers interested in becoming counselors are invited! We'll discuss the MBC process and how to be an effective counselor.

Life to Eagle Training

During May's Roundtable, we will have a special Life to Eagle breakout session. This breakout is open to interested Scouts, parents, leaders, and Eagle Mentors hosted by our District Advancement Chair, Dr. Dave Clemens. It will be an open discussion.

Alpine District Camporee badgeBring your American spirit and come join us at Camp Edward for the Annual Alpine District Camporee. This year the youth of Lamonti Tupso Illahee put a lot of effort in reinventing the experience of camporee. 22 Rifle Shoot-Offs, Log-Saw Competitions, Firebuilding and much more!

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: $25 Per Person
Leaders Guide: pdf Camporee Leaders Guide 2019
Flyer: pdf Camporee Flyer 2019
Register: Register Now!

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WFA Wilderness First AidThe Wilderness First Aid course provides an intensive 16 hours of training covering injury assessment, rescuer safety, bleeding, shock, orthopedic injuries, long term patient care, and treatment with materials at hand during practice sessions. When you are participating in outdoor activities that take you more than 1 hour away from medical care, wilderness first aid provides a significant difference in survival and minimizes the long term effects of injuries. This course is a requirement for units traveling to any of the national bases; it is highly recommended for high adventure activities when medical help may be delayed. Instruction is in a classroom setting with several sessions held outdoors, so please plan accordingly and dress for the weather. CPR/AED is a prerequisite for certification in this course, although participants can attend the WFA course and get their CPR/AED later (the certificate would then be issued after proof of CPR/AED training).

DATE: Saturday, March 30th and Saturday, April 6th, 2019 (you must attend both days)
LOCATION: Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm
COST: $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing)
WFA REGISTRATION (NEW $50): Register Now
FLYER: pdf WFA Wilderness and Remote First Aid flyer (March 2019)

The cost of the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training course is $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing), and you must attend both days.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING
  • Their own lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Be prepared to be outdoors (no matter what the weather)
  • Backpack packed for land based outdoor adventures (firs aid kit appropriate for the wilderness, 10 essentials, and day pack)
    • Full pack packaging gear would be best

Questions? Please contact Todd Brown at toddrbrown@comcast.net.

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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 16, 2019 to each residence in their assigned neighborhood. The following Saturday, March 23, 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 16th 2019. Distribute door hangers in assigned neighborhood or area. If March 16th 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 23rd). 

Collection Day: Saturday March 23rd 2019. Pick up food contributions in assigned area and deliver to local food bank. Count number of pounds received.

The Issaquah Food Bank has a new location for receiving donations:

  • AtWork - 930 7th Ave. NE in Issaquah - this is the road that runs next to the Safeway on Gilman Ave.

Troop 636 will be working here to receive donations from 9AM to 1pm Saturday, March 23rd.

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

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
Register: Register Now!

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

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Klondike 2019 Patch
  • SLED RACES
  • SCOUT SKILLS
  • COOK OFFS
  • DOG SLEDS

Date: February 1-3, 2019 
Location: Camp Koinonia, 850 Camp Koinonia Lane, Cle Elum, WA
Cost: $15 per person for 1 night, or $20 per person for 2 nights, both include patch
Flyer: pdf Klondike Flyer 2019 v2
Leader Guide: pdf Klondike Derby Leaders Guide 2019 v2
Past Photos: Previous Klondike Photos

Register Now!

If you have any questions, please contact Brent Schmidt at 206-719-7392 or jbssc1976@gmail.com

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. The 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 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Issaquah LDS Building, 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 (map)
Register Online: Click here to register on Eventbrite

Scouts should come prepared. This means that Scouts should:

  • have read the pamphlets before arriving
  • have gotten Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster indicating they're qualified to begin working on the badges
  • have the merit badge worksheets, 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 snacks, water bottle
  • Anything needed to complete Merit Badges
  • Wear your full Class A uniform

Please direct questions to your Unit Leader or Jerry Carlson (contact).

The Wilderness First Aid course provides an intensive 16 hours of training covering injury assessment, rescuer safety, bleeding, shock, orthopedic injuries, long term patient care, and treatment with materials at hand during practice sessions. When you are participating in outdoor activities that take you more than 1 hour away from medical care, wilderness first aid provides a significant difference in survival and minimizes the long term effects of injuries. This course is a requirement for units traveling to any of the national bases; it is highly recommended for high adventure activities when medical help may be delayed. Instruction is in a classroom setting with several sessions held outdoors, so please plan accordingly and dress for the weather. CPR/AED is a prerequisite for certification in this course.

DATE: Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 17th, 2018
LOCATION: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St S, Issaquah, WA 98027
TIME: 8:00am – 5:00pm
WFA REGISTRATION (NEW $50): Register Now
WFA REGISTRATION (RENEWAL/RE-CERTIFICATION ONLY $30): Register Now
FLYER: pdf Wilderness and Remote First Aid flyer (Fall 2018)

Register Now!

The cost of the Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training course is $50.00 per person ($30.00 per person if you are renewing), and you must attend both days.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING
  • Their own lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Be prepared to outdoors (no matter what the weather)
  • Backpack packed for land based outdoor adventures (firs aid kit appropriate for the wilderness, 10 essentials, and day pack)
    • Full pack packaging gear would be best

Questions? Please contact Todd Brown at toddrbrown@comcast.net.