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Aviation Day

March 12, 2013 By: Kevin Category: Events, Merit Badge

Online registration opens by 9am on March 13th! Register early, as the event fills up in about 48 hours. This is a Scout/youth event. Adults do not need to register.

On Saturday, June 1st, Alaska Airlines will sponsor and coordinate their annual Aviation Day for all high school aged Scouts, Venturers and Explorers. Come learn about careers in aviation, take a tour of the Alaska Airlines hangar, and check out many different aircraft, while completing your aviation merit badge requirements. Online registration will be available in March through the event web site at


4th Annual Turkey Burner Classic 50-Miler

November 13, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Announcement, Events, Merit Badge

When: 7 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 (the day after Thanksgiving)
Where: The Shoreline Top Foods Store, 1201 N. 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133

We meet at 7 a.m. for free refreshments provided by Top Foods and then leave by 7:30 a.m. to ride north on the Interurban Trail to Everett and back — a distance of 50 miles, which can fulfill the Cycling Merit Badge requirement.

We take a fairly leisurely pace and make a couple of stops for hot chocolate and have lunch at the downtown Everett McDonalds (bring a few extra $$).

Please make sure your bike is in good working order and have your 10 essentials. Please… no cotton! We do not offer breakdown service or repair. This event is simply an opportunity to burn some post-Thanksgiving calories and ride with fellow scouts and scouters. We always have a great time.

In case of snow or substantial ice we will reschedule. Please check the Troop 853 website in the event of extremely severe weather. We do ride in the rain (and we love it).

Kurt Herzog
Troop 853

Court of Honor this Monday

June 16, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Court of Honor, Events

Our next court of honor is coming up this Monday.  We’re currently planning on a BBQ at the Maple Leaf park starting at 6pm, weather permitting.  A backup plan is in place, of course!  All troop 151 families, scouts and siblings are invited.  Bring a main meal dish if your last name starts with A-N And bring salad desert if O- Z.

Merit badge opportunities

June 16, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Events, Merit Badge

The boys of Troop 151 just experienced a couple of great merit badge opportunities this month.  The first was the Railroading Merit badge.  10 boys took a 2 hour (one way) trip down to just south of Mt. Rainier to spend nearly 8 hours in a real train yard.  They had a great experience learning about the restoration, history, and career paths of railroading from the very dedicated people at the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. They got to get up close to some real live steam engines and got a ride on a restored passenger car pulled by an older diesel engine. Really got a scale of how big, complex, and amazing these machines really are.  See some pictures of this trip!

Just a couple weeks later, several Toop 151 scouts were able to attend a 3 hour session at the University of Washington to learn about music, musical instruments, and performers.  Many thanks to the UW marching band for giving their time and energy to the boy scouts to put on this event!  It gave them a bit of knowledge about music, a taste of college, and the opportunity to hear some great musicians.  The best part was the exciting performance provided by the partial marching band that were there.  See a few pictures here.


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

Court of Honor Picnic great fun!

June 21, 2010 By: troop151 Category: Court of Honor, Events

Had a great picnic and Court of Honor tonight at the Maple Leaf Park.  We were only missing a couple of families and there were plenty of hamburgers and hotdogs for al, not to mention the broccoli salad and apple pie.  Congrats to all the incoming scouts this year who have already achieved their Tenderfoot rank!  A couple boys achieved their Life rank and one got both second and first class ranks tonight. Good job boys!

Looking forward to great plans for the summer with Camp Parsons and the bike trip coming up in the next two months.

March 29th Shooting at Sam Gun CLub

March 11, 2010 By: bbrotherson Category: Announcement, Events, Schedule

On March 29th instead of swimming we will be shooting 22 rifles at Sams Gun Club. We will meet at St. Catherine’s at 6:00 and be back around 8:30. Scouts are to wear their Scout Shirts and follow all rules. I need about 6 to 7 dad to attend for safety reasons. Dads may not get time on the range, in this case Scouts go first.  Any questions call Bob 206-522-0365.

Scouting for Food

February 13, 2010 By: troop151 Category: Events, Service Project

Title: Scouting for Food
Location: Safeway on 75th and Roosevelt
Description: Troop 151 Spring Service Project is Scouting for Food on March 13th, 2010.

We will be doing a site collection of food at the Safeway on 75th and Roosevelt, from 12 noon until 4pm.

Each Scout should plan on a two hour shift within that time. Please respond to me only with your desired shift.

Scouts should be in uniform and some parents could stay also. I will be there the whole time. The food will be donated to Food Lifeline.

who: all troop 151 scouts
what: Scouting for Food
where: Safeway 75th and Roosevelt
when: Sat. March 13th, 2010 from 12noon -4pm
why: because scouts serve others

Please email Laura Girardot you desired shift.

Thanks, Laura Girardot Troop 151 service project coordinator

Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2010-03-13
End Time: 16:00

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