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Xylem Water Filters

March 05, 2014 By: Kevin Category: General

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.

Doodle 4 Google

March 10, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Announcement, General

Google is having a contest for kids K-12 to design their next logo. The prizes are pretty enticing so if you know of any aspiring artists, please share. The deadline for submissions is March 23.  Here a link to a PDF flyer on this activity and there’s more info below:


Hi, My name is Ashlee Piper and I’m a Field Marketing Representative for Google. I’m contacting you today to discuss one of the many ways your program can partner with Google to create more opportunities for your children.

Right now, Google is hosting Doodle 4 Google, which is an art competition that challenges students to redesign our Google logo, with a doodle based on the theme: “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”

The national winner takes home a $30,000 college scholarship and awards his school with a $50,000 technology grant. In addition, the winning “Doodle” will also be displayed on Google’s homepage, Crayola’s iconic 64 box, and even more exciting our state winner will have his or art featured at Washington State’s Local Exhibit, The Pacific Science Center.

Please take some time to review the attached 1-Sheeter and let me know how we can best communicate this opportunity to your kids.

In addition, we also have Submission kits that we can provide to help some of your schools hold their own Doodle activity. Please let me know if you are interested. so that I may deliver a kit ASAP. The kit includes Entry Forms, Crayola Crayons, Markers, and Map Pencils. We also have tons of printed submission forms to give you as well.

Below are a couple links to help you learn more about Doodle 4 Google and to meet Matteo Lopez, the 2011 Doodle 4 Google National Winner.

D4G: Website

D4G: Meet Matte Lopez (2011 National Winner)

Please let me know the best way to proceed with getting you a kit or more information. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

Ashlee Piper

Scout Medical Form

June 27, 2011 By: Kevin Category: General

If you need quick access to the scouting medical form, here you go:  For more information about the medical information required by the BSA, take a look at this link:

NFL and MLB players support eKnowledge donation of free SAT/ACT software to Boy Scouts of America families

February 04, 2010 By: troop151 Category: BSA News, General

In alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, eKnowledge is offering SAT and ACT test prep programs valued at $200, free to Boy Scout families. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance is made up of educationally focused foundations, as well as a group of professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball that includes Warrick Dunn and Chipper Jones. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance has provided more than 120,000 SAT/ACT prep programs to families all over the United States.

Families interested in obtaining the FREE $200 v6x SAT/ACT PowerPrep™ Programs may order online at or by calling 951-256-4076.

More Schedule Changes

January 11, 2010 By: troop151 Category: General, Schedule

Bob’s latest annoucement: 

Now that I have totally messed up the calendar for 2010, and it’s only January. I have another change for the Campout for January. The weekend will be 16th-17th. Sorry for the confusion. I will need drivers we are going to Deception Pass State Park. If you can drive, please let me know.

New Website Work

April 06, 2009 By: troop151 Category: General

Just started getting the new WA Troop 151 website set up.  Found some nice photo gallery plugins for the site to show all the pictures I found in the previous website.  Now I just need somebody to give me some text to go along with these pictures so us newcomers know what the pictures are showing!  I also need recent pictures to post.

I think this gallery is the bike ride in 2004.

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