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Family Camp

June 22, 2011 By: troop151 Category: Camping, Events

Family camp is coming up soon.  We’ll be headed out to the Salmon la Sac Campground on July 15th through 17th.

Some of the activities include: Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Bridge Jumping, Swimming, Hang Out, Water Gun Wars, Games, Contests (and whatever else we can think of).

All family members are invited. Troop provides the camp site, families provide their own food.

If you need tents or stove let Bob know.  Please RSVP with Bob right away to help with the planning.

Hope to see you there!


Family Camp

June 21, 2010 By: troop151 Category: Camping, Events

Title: Family Camp
Location: Douglas Fir Campground
Start Date: 2010-06-25
End Date: 2010-06-28

Douglas Fir Campground is adjacent to the North Fork of the Nooksack River. Restrooms are provided, and there is firewood for sale at the campground.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility

  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Comfort Station
  • Firewood


       Hiking Trail



We have campsites 5 & 9 they are located right next to the river. These sites are tent only camp sites. If you are planning on bringing some thing other than a tent please let me know so I can make arrangements.

Getting There:   Mt. Baker Highway just past the town of Glacier. Snowater (Condos) are on the left and then go over the bridge (Nooksack River) and it’s the next driveway on the left.. Campground is directly across the river from Snowater.
Douglas Fir (WA)
From Seattle, Washington, go north on I-5 to Bellingham. Take exit 255 on State Hwy 542. Go past Glacier for 2 miles to the campground.

Douglas-fir Campground

Breathe in the fresh mountain air.  Take notice of the quiet peace of the forest.  Slow down and get away from the busy fast-paced world.  For a few days of simplicity, visit the Douglas Fir Campground beautifully situated alongside the North Fork of the Nooksack River.  The campground was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp as part of the national project that created many of the trails and parks present today. 

For a dose of outdoor adventure, take nearby Horseshoe Bend Trail offering a winter wonderland of cross-country skiing in the winter and a scenic hike in the spring and summer months.  It’s an easy forest trek along a raging whitewater section of the Nooksack River.  Or maybe some good-old fashioned storytelling around the campfire and evening s’mores are what you seek.  Whatever your desire, come to the forest and enjoy time spent in the great outdoors. 

Local Sites

Nooksack Falls
Glacier, WA

Just a short distance from the highway, travelers can get a peek at one of the most popular falls in the North Cascades. Plunging 88 feet in three separate segments, Nooksack Falls is gorgeous year-round and a favorite destination for photographers.
4.92 miles

Deming, WA

The tiny community of Kendall falls along milepost 23 on the Mount Baker Highway, and a little further than that is Maple Falls, the very quaint Bavarian-style village. It may not be the most exciting town in the state, but it’s a perfect place to getaway.
10.09 miles

Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, WA

Get to know the beauty of Washington State driving the Mt. Baker Highway. The 24-mile stretch from Glacier to Heather Meadows offers breathtaking beauty not to be missed. Enjoy spectacular scenery from dense rain forests to the rugged peaks of the North Cascades. See stunning Nooksack Falls and grand views of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker. For more information, visit the Mount Baker Highway.

Boyd Creek
Deming, WA Phone: 360-856-5700

Forest Service Nature Watch Description Boyd Creek Interpretive Trail primary viewing focus is on fish – specifically salmon and steelhead. Chinook Salmon arrive late summer and fall, coho salmon arrive fall and mid-winter, and steelhead arrive late winter to early spring.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Bellingham, WA

From the northern flanks of Mount Rainier National Park to the Canadian border, with peaks named Forbidden, Formidable and Desolation in between, this massive wilderness area includes North Cascade National Park, two volcanoes and a to-do list to please the sedate, active and extreme. For more information, visit Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
1.96 miles 

And Just When you thought you could not have it all>>>>>

North Fork Brewery Pizzeria Beer Shrine and Wedding Chapel

6186 Mount Baker Highway Deming, WA 98244 Phone: 360-599-2337

Survivor Camp Pix on the Website

April 19, 2010 By: troop151 Category: Camping

The pictures from the camp-out last weekend are now on the website for you to view and enjoy!  I heard great things about this weekend with the boys getting to practice some real survival skills like first aid, using a compass, and cooking eggs in an orange skin over an open fire.  Exciting!

High Rope COPE Course

October 10, 2009 By: troop151 Category: Camping, Events

Title: High Rope COPE Course
Location: Camp Seymour
Link out: Click here
Description: This activity is quite expensive and must of it is being generously underwritten by an anonymous donor. The individual cost is only $15 per person to take this trip and that payment MUST be made by October 5th if you wish to attend.

See for more info.
Start Date: 2009-10-17
End Date: 2009-10-18

California Adventure

August 18, 2009 By: troop151 Category: Camping, Events

Welcome back from your long road trip, guys & parents!  I enjoyed seeing the pictures from Mary that she posted on the Troop Facebook page!  I hope more of you will post pictures as well as captions and comments about the pictures so we who didn’t get to go can find out more.

Pennsylvania Troop send their Thanks

July 28, 2009 By: bbrotherson Category: Announcement, Camping, Events, Uncategorized

Troop 320 from Pennsylvania wanted me to pass along their thanks to all the Scouts and Parents from troop 151. They had a great time.  They enjoyed the tour of Seattle on Saturday. They loved Camp Parsons and agreed it was the best Scout Camp they had attended. Their leadership group met with Brad Allen of the Chief Seattle Council and praised Troop 151 and their Scoutmaster (that would be me) for helping them with their trip palns and for showing them a great time. Brad Allen came to our campsite and thanked me and our Troop for hosting and showing Troop 320 a great week. Thanks to everyone for their help with this task.

Camp Out Change

June 04, 2009 By: bbrotherson Category: Announcement, Camping, Events, Uncategorized

The location of the June campout has changed. We were going to Jim Creek for the Cope course, due to the high cost and age limits we are not going to Jim Creek. We are going camping on Blake Island. Logan Gilbert’s grandfather has once again offered us the use of his boat for the trip to Blake island. We will meet at Bob’s house at 8:00. We will need driver to take us to the marina. More information will be given out at Monday meeting June 8th.

2009 Summer Road Trip

May 08, 2009 By: troop151 Category: Announcement, Camping, Events

More info about the upcoming Summer Road Trip has been posted under the Info menu on the website. Take a look and bookmark to keep up to date:

Rock climbing coming up soon!

May 03, 2009 By: troop151 Category: Announcement, Camping, Events

We have a rock climbing trip planned at Feathers rock on the weekend of the 16th of May.  It is imperitive that you be at the Troop meeting this monday to receive the training necessary for the rock climbing outing if you are planning to go on the trip.  We do not plan on providing this instruction again onsite, so anyone who does not attend this training/safely session will not be allowed to participate.

Note also that the second $100 payment for Camp Parsons will be due at the end of May.

Swimming next week & other announcements

April 06, 2009 By: troop151 Category: Announcement, Camping, Events

Since next week is spring break and over half of the troop will be gone on vacation, the regularly schedule patrol meeting onthe 13th has been changed to a swimming night.  Come and practice for the BSA swim test or come and help those who still need the practice!

Several fun & interesting activites have been planned for the campout at Rasar State Park this coming 18th-19th.  A GPS and Compass challenge, a scavenger hunt in the tall grass, and swimming in the river.

Planning for the summer trip to California is still in progress, but progress is steady.  Accomodations have been found at very reasonable rates and other plans are continuing well so far.

Website updates are progressing.  Feel free to subscribe and leave comments about what you like/don’t like and provide suggestions on what you’d like to see here.  If you have pictures of any outings of the past 5 years or so, or would like to contribute some text about a trip or on the history of the troop, please e-mail the webmaster!