Troop 151

Scouting in (and out) of Seattle

Upcoming merit badge opportunities

February 10, 2014 By: Kevin Category: Events, Merit Badge

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.

WSJ Article on Eagle Scouts

August 01, 2012 By: Kevin Category: BSA News, Eagle Scout, Service Project

“The Eagles’ service project is the single greatest youth-service initiative in history, and one that has touched every community in America in an important way”, states an article by Michael Malone in the Wall Street Journal.  This is a great read to see just how much Scouting has touched this country.



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.