Progress continues on the new dining hall at Camp Parsons with crews working through the cold and wet weather. The heavy timber trusses are now in place and the roof panels are going up. It won’t be long until the building is fully enclosed, allowing interior work to commence. Check the web camera for up to the second progress on this project by clicking here.
Troop 151 will be selling pumpkins at the Hunter’s tree lot located at 7744 35th Ave NE Seattle during the month of October. We have a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds ranging in price from $2 to $35. Open Fridays 4pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. These pumpkins were fresh cut by Boy Scouts on their campout last week.
Family Camp – Washington Park
July 11th – 13th
City of Anacortes
6300 Sunset Avenue/P.O. Box 547
Anacortes, WA 98221
Campsites are paid for, each family provides their own food and camping gear. If you need camping gear, the troop can lend you what you need.
If you are planning on attending we will be there Friday Morning. See you there! Scouts if you families can’t attend and you would like to contact Bob.
He will find you a family.
July 20th – 26
We will Meet at St Catherine’s Parking Lot at 7:15 AM Sunday July 20th.
List of what to bring to Camp is here: http://troop151.net/info/camp-parsons-info/
Bring Medical Form with you and turn it in on Sunday.
Spending money, All spending money should be in and envelope with you name on it.
Small bills work best, and Please no more than 25.00 per scout. The Troop Keeps all money locked up.
Any Medication must be in a Plastic Zip Lock Bag with the Scouts name and instructions. The Troop
Must keep medications locked up.
The following items are not allowed at Camp Parsons, Scouts with these items will be sent home with no refund!
Personal fire arms
Ipods, Ipads, DVD Players, any person electronics items
I still need drivers both to camp and returning. If you can drive please let Bob know which day you can drive.
Summer Trio – Bike, Hike and Drive
Aug. 10th – 16th
If you are planning on attending this Trip please let Bob know as soon as possible. We are making the plans and
Need final numbers. The cut off for this trip is July 10th – after that the trip is closed.
Also, If there is a parent that would like to attend this trip please let Bob know we need a couple of drivers. We have some parents
Who are willing to split the week, Let Bob know as soon as you can.
Leadership Retreat – Cook’s Family Cabin
Aug 22nd – 24th
This is the planning and training for the Following positions: Jr Assistant Scoutmaster, Sr. Patrol leader, Assist. Sr. Patrol Leader, and Patrol Leaders.
Details will be sent to those Scouts.
If you have any questions please email Bob directly.
Here are some great opportunities for Seattle Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to get some of your merit badge requirements met right here in the city. These opportunities change or are only available annually, to be sure to check their websites or contacts for updated details.
- Inventing : over 500 tech geeks garage tinkerers and inventors were at the Mini Maker Faire at the EMP march 22 & 23…you can complete req 1,2,4,6a,8 and 9 while attending and be inspired to invent! Make sure you look ahead for next year…
- Golf: Interbay Golf is said to free lessons for your swing. Be sure to call ahead for details: 206-285-2200.
- Seattle public libraries Edible Garden Series classes in gardening and beekeeping started April 5th (10am-3pm). Also, visit the downtown branch genealogy library for all the historical research resources you need.
- Woodcarving craft school at the Nordic Heritage Museum. March & April Saturdays 9a-3:30p.
- The Gage Art Academy has youth classes and summer workshops. They also offer free art studio time and materials on Fridays (and on Saturdays at the 2100 Building in Rainier Valley).
Alaska Airlines Scout Aviation Day – Saturday May 10
Please note that the annual Alaska Airlines Scout Aviation Day will occur on Saturday May 10. This program will allow scouts to earn their Aviation Merit Badge and board and tour commercial jets. This is an outstanding event.
Registration is at the following link:
Scout Aviation Day – Registration
Flying Heritage Collection – Skyfair Day Saturday July 26
Based on our successful training session at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, they have extended an invitation to the scout community to assist with their Skyfair Day on July 26th.
This will be their first year ever for SkyFair and will be an Everett Community event as well as a world-wide aviation event. Flying Heritage Collection will host several other planes from museums around the country, including Seattle’s own Museum of Flight and the Historic Flight Foundation.
Together, they will be flying over 10 vintage warbirds as well as operating and firing their WWII tanks and ground warfare artifacts. FHC will host guests from 10-5pm and offer food and vendor tents as well as a full day of educational and kids area events.
Roles that scouts can participate in include:
Checking hand stamps
Passing out flyers
Info tent (answering questions)
Setting up fences/ropes/chairs
Taking down fences/ropes/chairs
Interested scouts, parents, and leaders can contact [email protected] for more information. This activity will support the Aviation Merit Badge.
MIT just came out last month with a paper that discusses how a piece of tree branch could be used as a very effective water filter. Thought it might be a good Boy Scout experiment to see how easy and useful this might be. Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines have both published articles about this that nicely summarize the paper.
Calling all Eagle Scouts from the council (has to be a junior of senior in High School) to apply for five scholarships within Monday, March 31, 2014.
We are only accepting electronic applications (no paper applications please).
a) Endorsement letter
b) High School transcript along with the complete PDF form and send it to [email protected]
Outdoor Adventure Expo, March 1, 2014: Save the date- Scouts will have the opportunity to work on requirements for First Aid and Golf merit badges at the 2014 Outdoor Adventure Expo at CenturyLink Field Event Center. More details to come soon!
Scouting at the Microsoft Store, January-June: Earn your Computers merit badge at the Microsoft Store in 2014! Hurry before this badge is retired! The program is free, sign up online here.
Geology Merit Badge Day at the Burke, May 31, 2014: Boy Scouts only (grades 5-12). Fee: $18 per Scout, with an accompanying adult admitted free. Online youth registration required, no walk-ins. Registration will open in mid-April through the Chief Seattle Council events page.
Alaska Airlines Aviation Day, May 10, 2014: Aviation Day 2014 will provide the opportunity for high school-aged young adults to learn firsthand about career paths in the aviation industry. Space is limited and registration will open in April. Keep an eye on the eTotem or the council Facebook page for more info.
Law Merit Badge Day, June 27, 2014: Earn your law merit badge at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Play video games before you come! This event is limited to 60 high school Scouts, first class or above. Registration will open through the Chief Seattle Council events page in April.
Friday, October 25 at 7pm to 8pm
This webinar will cover the requirements for the Robotics Merit Badge.
Registration Link: Robotics Merit Badge Webinar
Saturday, October 26th, 2013: Registration starts at 8:30am
Classes run from 9am-1pm (Please be there by 12:45 to pick up Scouts)
Location: LDS Shoreline Stake; 102 N 132nd Street; Seattle, WA 98133
RSVP if you plan to attend at: [email protected]
Badges offered: Inventing, Family Life, citizenship in the World, Robotics, Scouting Heritage, Reading, Scholarship, Woodcarving, Inset Study, First Aid, Engineering, Traffic Safety, Bugling, Athletics,
Adult training offered: Merit Badge Counselor Training, BSA rules & Procedures, Youth Protection Training