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					         THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
                                                                                                             March 2011
                 Mount Baker Council, BSA
             Serving the families of Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish Counties,
                                          and east to Skykomish

    Newest Eagle
      Scouts
                                                             More Scouts-More Fun!
     Leo B.—Troop 4007                                       Tiger Cubs
St. James Presbyterian Church
 Scoutmaster: John Stocklass
                                  This is a good time to be thinking about the boys in Kindergarten.
    William C.—Troop 61           These cute little guys are prospective Cub Scouts and Packs should be
  Gloria Dei Lutheran Church      planning to invite boys from local schools in late May and early June to
 Scoutmaster: Wayne Tedrow        form new Tiger Cub Dens.
  Jens-Kristian H.—Troop 42
                                  How to Attract Prospective Tiger Cubs
Lake Stevens Memorial Post 181
   Scoutmaster: Brad Smith                 Personal invitations to visit your Pack or go on a fun outing are a
                                           great way to introduce these families to Scouting.
     Jarem K.—Crew 412
     LDS Everett 4th Ward                  Don’t forget the easiest recruits - the younger brothers of your ex-
    Adviser: Joshua Barlow                 isting Cub Scouts.

    Adam M.—Troop 4061                     Ask to sponsor a Cub Scout information booth at a PTA Spring
   LDS Oak Harbor 1st Ward                 event (carnival or book fair) with Scouting flyers and posters.
Scoutmaster: Jonathon Johnson              Promote the fact that Tiger Cubs are eligible to attend Cub Scout
   Robert M.—Troop 4003                    Day Camp, Fun Fest and Resident Camp with your Pack.
   Central Lutheran Church        The Real Reason the BSA Started Tiger Cubs
 Scoutmaster: Paul Opryszek       Tiger Cubs and their parents will be the future members and leaders of
     Kyle R.—Troop 4007           your Pack. Plan now to help keep your Pack stay strong.
St. James Presbyterian Church
                                  Need Some Help?
 Scoutmaster: John Stocklass
                                  If you need help, contact your District Membership Chair or the Council
     Evan R.—Troop 43             Membership Team:
   Lake Stevens Lions Club        Charles Rincon mr.chazz@frontier.com
   Scoutmaster: Dennis Ives       Mary Jo Brentari islandhut@comcast.net
                                  Michele Suchan suchan5@frontier.com
    Robert S.—Troop 20            Nicki Gorski nickers.wa@frontier.com.
     Silverlake Kiwanis
  Scoutmaster: Jackie Libby
                                                                          Inside This Issue
     Conall S.—Troop 300
 St. Alban’s Episcopal Church    FOS Family District Teams . .                 Page 2       Fly Fishing Workshop . . . . . . . .           Page 14
    Scoutmaster: John Bee        Dist. Good Scout Breakfasts .                 Page 3       Powder Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        Page 15
                                 Microsoft Employees . . . . . . .             Page 4       Journey to Excellence . . . . . . . .          Page 16
     Aaron T.—Troop 18           Boeing Employees . . . . . . . . .            Page 5       Adult Leader Day of Training . .               Page 17-20
St. Mary Magdalen Parish (RC)    Growth Membership . . . . . . .               Page 6       Outdoor Leader Training . . . . .              Page 18
   Scoutmaster: Ray Adams        Key 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Page 7       BALOO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Page 21
                                 District Details . . . . . . . . . . . .      Pages 8-11   Wilderness First Aid . . . . . . . .           Page 22
   Edward Y.—Troop 4078          New Klahaya Dist. Chairman .                  Page 11      NYLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Page 23
     LDS Burlington Ward         Council Annual Business Mtg.                  Page 12      Sikhs Mox Lamonti . . . . . . . . .            Page 24
   Scoutmaster: Roger Elton      Training Completed? . . . . . . .             Page 12      Council Camps Grid . . . . . . . .             Page 25
                                 Council Court of Honor Dinner                 Page 13      Scouting Report to the State . .               Page 26
The Mount Baker Council is Supported By The
United Ways of Island & Skagit Counties
                                                             Finance
                                              Friends of Scouting, Council Auction, Popcorn Sales, Memorials
                                                                                                                             2

                                                    2011 DISTRICT
                                                  FAMILY FOS TEAMS
These leaders can assist you in giving Scouting families an informed opportunity to make a donation to sustain the local
Scouting program. They can arrange for FOS presentations to your unit, providing useful materials and answering ques-
tions about how our council is financed.
NOTE: All Unit FOS packets and pledge cards must be turned in by April 30th to qualify for FOS Recognition/Camp
     Discounts.
The annual Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign provides an informed opportunity for all parents, leaders, com-
munity members and alumni to provide financial support to local Scouting’s ongoing programs. Part of a unit’s FOS goal
should be 100% participation by all its families.
How about getting FOS credit for payroll deduction gifts to Scouting?
Boeing ECF, CFC, Microsoft payroll deductions, United Way donor designations, CFC and other workplace donations
are not counted as FOS (FASB non-profit accounting rules) but can count toward your FOS recognition goals. Your
Family FOS Chair and District Executive can apply those totals separately of the official FOS report. We don’t get reports
about these gifts for many months after the fact so let us know about such donations when your FOS packet is submit-
ted!
                                                                           

District                               Name                            Phone                  Email Address
Whatcom
Family Chair                           Jean Lydiard                    (360) 671-4537         brianlydiard@msn.com
Bellingham LDS Chair                   Slade Brockett                  (360) 305-6318         slade.brockett@comcast.net
District Director                      Peter Self                      (360) 224-7722         pself@mountbakerbsa.org
Skagit
Family Chair                           Kevin Allen                     (360) 766-6015         kmjallen@juno.com
Mt. Vernon LDS Chair                   Brian Bingham                   (360) 421-5761         bbingham3@gmail.com
District Executive                    Jim Summers                      (360) 421-1610         jsummers@mountbakerbsa.org
Island
Family Chair                          Vacant
Mt. Vernon LDS Chair                  Brian Bingham                    (360) 421-5761         bbingham3@gmail.com
District Executive                    Maria Greger                     (360) 320-4553         mgreger@mountbakerbsa.org
Tyee
Family Chair                           Gary/Becky Overturf             (360) 387-6612         go72@frontier.com
Arlington LDS Chair                    Rob Huff                        (425) 330-0184         robert.e.huff@boeing.com
Marysville LDS Chair                   Don Beard                       (425) 334-5828         donaldmbeard@yahoo.com
District Executive                     Hilary Black-Ward               (425) 931-3655         hblackward@mountbakerbsa.org
Klahaya
Family Chair                           Rob Keasal                      (206) 919-7706         rkeasal@pscpa.com
Snohomish LDS Chair                    Benjamin Allan                  (425) 260-5160         b.allan@printelligent.com
District Executive                    James Monroe                     (425) 508-2317         jmonroe@mountbakerbsa.org
Tillikum
Family Chair                           George Hobson                   (425) 357-6316         ghobson04@frontier.com
Everett LDS Chair                      Lance Lamprecht                 (425) 338-5253         LanceLamprecht@aol.com
District Executive                     Brian Lenhart                   (425) 327-7340         blenhart@mountbakerbsa.org
Puget Sound
Family Chair                           Mike Roberts                    (206) 498-9060         MLR421@yahoo.com
Lynnwood LDS Chair                     Adam Olsen                      (425) 742-8594         adam.olson@libertymutual.com
District Executive                     Robert Dockter                  (425) 275-7362         rdockter@mountbakerbsa.org
                                                   Council Family Friends of Scouting Support
Council FOS Chair                      Pat Armitage                    (425) 931-9330         italianmaid@frontier.com
The Mount Baker Council is Supported By
                                                             Finance                                                                       3
The United Ways of Island & Skagit Counties   Friends of Scouting, Council Auction, Popcorn Sales, Memorials


                          Seventh Annual Snohomish County Good Scout
                                Breakfast Builds Scouting Support
                                                                  Honoring Bob Drewel
                          Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council, former Snohomish County Executive,
                                          community leader and avid Scouting supporter.
The seventh annual Friends of Scouting (FOS) Good Scout Breakfast kicks off our 2011 Community FOS
Campaign and will share the Scouting story and will provide the opportunity for both fund raising and friend
raising.
                                                 Wednesday, April 6, 2011
                                       7:30 am at the Everett Comcast Events Center
This years Council FOS campaign goal is $688,000 and the Breakfast is one of many functions to help us
reach our goal. Bob Drewel has been a strong supporter of Scouting and a great many other community
organizations. He credits Scouting for where he is today and has successfully incorporated Scouting values
into every aspect of his business life and in his roles in the community. He is a good example of why we
seek to instill Scouting values and ideals into the young people in our communities.
For information on hosting a table of ten or joining a table, contact Michael Hawks at the Everett Scout Ser-
vice Center at (425) 338-0380 or email fos@mountbakerbsa.org.

                               Whatcom District’s Annual Good Scout Breakfast
                                                Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7:30 am
                                                 Bellingham Golf and Country Club
                            Honoring Whatcom County’s 2010 Class of Eagle Scouts
  In addition to honoring dedicated community leaders, we will be raising funds to support Scouting pro-
  grams throughout Whatcom County. To host a table or to join others at a table, please contact Peter Self
  at (360) 734-3940 at the Bellingham Scout Service Center, or by email at pself@mountbakerbsa.org.

                                               Skagit District’s Good Scout Breakfast
                                                    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7:30 am
                                                        Cottontree Inn in Mount Vernon
                                                    At 2300 Market Street just off Riverside
                              The honorees include community leaders Mike and Diane Crawford.
For more information or to reserve a seat please call Jim Summers at (360) 421-1610 or email him at jsum-
mers@mountbakerbsa.org.


                                              Island District’s Good Scout Breakfast
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                D at                                  Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:30 am
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          th                                              For More Information Contact
    ve                                                           Island District:
  Sa                                                            (360) 320-4553
                                                          mgregor@mountbakerbsa.org                            Proceeds from this fundraising event help
                                                                                                                  support Scouting in Island District
                                     Council Program                                                                   4

                              Microsoft Employees
                       2011 Camp Coupon Incentive to Encourage Microsoft
                        Employees to Report Volunteered Scouting Hours
              Corporate Volunteer Matching Programs raise Scouting funds to support local
                          Scouting programs and also earn Mount Baker Camp Coupons!

Council President Scott Suchan, Council Camping Chair Dave Edenfield and Family FOS Chair Pat Armitage an-
nounce a special set of incentives and recognitions for employees who go to their company website and report hours
volunteered in Scouting in 2011. They are as follows:
   Boy Scout Camp - One $100 Scout Camp fee coupon for Camp Black Mountain or Fire Mountain Scout Camp will
     be awarded for each set of 50 hours reported for the Mount Baker Council on their company website. Employees
     not attached to a unit may gift/designate the $100 coupon to a needy Scout or to any Mount Baker Council Troop or
     Team.
   Cub Day Camp or Cub Resident Camp - Two $50 Mount Baker Cub Scout Day Camp fee coupons or one $100
     Fire Mountain Cub Resident Camp fee coupons will be awarded for each set of 50 hours reported for the Mount
     Baker Council on your company website. Employees not attached to a unit may gift/designate the coupon to any
     Mount Baker Council Cub Scout or Cub or Scout Pack.
   VenturePalooza - Two Mount Baker VenturePalooza full fee coupons will be awarded for each set of 50 hours re-
     ported for the Mount Baker Council on your company website. Employees not attached to a unit may gift/designate
     the voucher to any Mount Baker Council Crew or Ship.

Requesting a Microsoft Gift Match for 10 or more Volunteer Hours
Microsoft currently matches hours spent volunteering with qualifying organizations at the rate of $17 per hour up to
$12,000 per year! To report your hours and have the MS grant sent to the Mount Baker Council, submit your request at
Microsoft’s Give site following the directions below:
     -   While on the Microsoft Intranet, go to http://give.
     -   Click the Match Now button.
     -   Click the Volunteer Connections button.
     -   Click Record Hours.
     -    If you haven’t donated directly to Mount Baker Council in the past, you will need to search for the organization.
         Under Organization Search, enter “Mount Baker Council” in the Keywords field and “Washington” in the State
         field. Click on Search and you will be presented with a list of organizations. Under Volunteer Activities you will
         find the Boy Scouts under “Education/Youth Development” > “Scouting Organization”. Select the one listed below.
                   Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America / BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
                   1715-100th PL SE #B
                   Everett, WA 98208
                   United States
                   Tax ID: 91-1622046
     - Enter your volunteer hours.
     - After entering 10 hours, hit Request for Match to complete the process
     Please note the following restrictions when reporting your hours:
         Microsoft's guidelines for the time matching program are designed to match time an employee spends providing a
         direct benefit to the community. Therefore, time spent preparing for, leading, or engaging in direct activities may be
         eligible, but we are not able to match the portions of your request that cover time spent traveling, eating, sleeping,
         or in other 'down time.' If you were in a chaperoning or 'on call' situation, please include an estimate only of the
         time you were providing active assistance.
                             Council Program                                                                5

                    Boeing Employee Matching
                  Program Questions and Answers

Question:   What exactly is the Boeing Matching Volunteer Hour Program?
Answer:     Effective June 1, 2010, Boeing introduced a new volunteer match program that focuses on the One Boe-
            ing Volunteer campaign. Boeing now awards monetary contributions to non-profits where employees
            volunteer at least 50 hours in one calendar year. The volunteered hours match is $500 for every 50
            hours that are volunteered, up to $6,000 per active, full-time employee per year. The expanded Em-
            ployee Match Program includes the matching of employees’ volunteer hours of service, but does not
            include the matching of donated dollars.
            NOTE: This matching program does not include ECF payroll deductions.
Question:   Does Boeing match employee donated dollars (such as FOS donations) to charitable organiza-
            tions?
Answer:     No – despite earlier indications, Boeing determined that Scouting does not qualify for matching em-
            ployee donated dollars under their giving policy.
Question:   How do you report your volunteered Scouting hours?
Answer:     When you have completed 50 hours of volunteering with the Mount Baker Council, you are eligible to
            request a $500 Volunteer Gift Match from Boeing. You can request a match by following these instruc-
            tions: 1. Access My Community Giving. 2. From the Employee Program home page, select the Volun-
            teer Home and then select the Record Volunteer Hours link. 3. Click the Edit link next to the Volunteer
            Hour Journal with 50 hours logged. 4. Click Match, complete the certification question and designate a
            specific program – Mount Baker Council with tax ID 91-1622046. 5. Click the Save and Proceed button
            and then Submit. 6. Then work on the next 50 hours!
Question:   Does my Boeing matching hour grant count as a Friends of Scouting (FOS) donation credited to
            my Pack, Troop, Team, Crew or Ship FOS campaign?
Answer:     No. In 2010 we did give some FOS credit for those donations but for 2011, the Mount Baker Council
            Executive Board consulted with Boeing managers to develop the following long-term giving plan. Out of
            each $500 matching grant:
               $167 will toward the Council’s Endowment Campaign to fund local Scouting in perpetuity. By the
                 employee’s request, these dollars may apply to an individual’s James E. West Fellowship.
               $167 goes toward the Council’s Capital Campaign for improvements to our two camps.
               $166 goes toward retiring the mortgage on the Everett Council Service Center. When paid off, this
                 portion will be added to the capital campaign to improve our camp properties.
Question:   The Boeing website lists several tax ID numbers under the Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of
            America. Which one do I use to report my volunteered hours?
Answer:     On the Boeing website, select Mount Baker Council using the tax ID number of 91-1622046.
Question:   What’s in it for me? What incentives does the council offer to Boeing employees to take the time
            to report donated volunteer Scouting hours?
Answer:     There are two incentives! Boeing employees will still qualify for $100 camp vouchers or coupons which
            will be good Cub Day Camp, Cub Resident Camp, Boy Scout Camp or VenturePalooza. These
            Scouters may also elect to start working toward a James E. West Fellowship ($1,000 or more) and begin
            paying for it with the endowment portion of their 50 matching hours grant.
                                              (continues on page 6) 
 
                                  Council Program                                                                     6

                                        More Scouts-More Fun!
                    Grow Membership through New Units




There are many ways for growing youth membership. The            Once the chartering organization has been identified and
first is to recruit more kids into the existing programs. Sec-   has agreed to adopt the program and approve the adult
ond is to retain the kids you already have through exciting      leadership, unit leaders are recruited and trained. The
program and trained leaders. The third is to start new units     Scouts, Venturers or Explorers are then recruited to join the
in unserved or underserved neighborhoods.                        unit. There are actually 12 specific steps the team must fol-
                                                                 low to ensure the long-term success of the unit.
The Goal
This year’s goal for each of our districts is to reorganize or   District Manpower
replace any dropped units in the first half of 2011 and then     Each district should have at least one New Unit Organizing
to organize 3 additional new units. The units can be Cub         Team. More teams are required if the district’s sights are
Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea              set a little higher.
Scout Ships or career-based Explorer Posts.
                                                                 Want to Help?
How a New Unit is Formed                                      If you are interested in helping or belong to a prospective
The basic requirements to start a new unit are pretty simple: chartering organization, please contact your District Mem-
1. Have a qualified chartering organization                   bership Chair or a member of the Council Membership
2. Have at least 5 Scouts                                     Team:
3. Have 5 or more trained adults.                                      Charles Rincon mr.chazz@frontier.com
                                                                       Mary Jo Brentari islandhut@comcast.net
The first step in organizing a new unit is to have a New Unit          Michele Suchan suchan5@frontier.com
Organizing Team (also called an Acorn Brigade Team) con-               Nicki Gorski nickers.wa@frontier.com.
sisting of 3 experienced Scouting volunteers, one of which
will stick around serve as a Unit Commissioner for that unit.


                                             Boeing Employees
                                                  continued from page 5

Question:       What if the Boeing employee has no Question:                    Do the camp vouchers expire?
                children in Scouting? Who gets the Answer:                      Yes. The vouchers earned in the second
                camp vouchers?                                                  half of 2010 and up to June 30th in 2011
Answer:         The vouchers may be used by the Boeing                          can be used only for the 2011 camping
                Scouter or he/she may gift them to another                      season. Vouchers earned after June 30th
                Unit or to any Scout in the Mount Baker                         will expire at the end of the 2012 camping
                Council. Many Scouters are already ask-                         season.
                ing for a list of units with needy Scouts who Additional Questions?
                might benefit from the gift of a camp Please contact the Finance Secretary Leslie Erickson or
                voucher.                                      Development Director Michael Hawks at the Everett Scout
                                                              Service Center at (425) 338-0380 or at
                                                              fos@mountbakerbsa.org.
                                                            Key 3                                                                  7
                                                    Voice of the President
                                   Mount Baker Council Rankings for “Journey to Excellence”

                At the end of 2010, the National Council BSA started              Central Point, OR - 850 points (Bronze)
                getting questions from council leaders regarding                  Anchorage, AK - 750 points (Bronze)
                how they would have done in 2010 had the new                      Yakima, WA - 625 points
J. Scott Suchan
     Council    “Journey to Excellence” recognitions been in place.               Tacoma, WA - 575 points
    President   The BSA responded and sent councils copies of              In our own way we created our own Journey to Excellence plan in
                how they would have been recognized in 2010 using         2009. It took National BSA a year to catch up with us, but I am
the JTE scorecard. These reports told us the overall score plus           glad they did. You can see the items we have been emphasizing
the criteria details. The value is in understanding where councils        for some time now are the items being emphasized by National's
are now and what can the council have an impact on by imple-              Journey to Excellence. This will be an excellent vehicle for us to
menting the right strategies based on their Mission, Vision and           gage how we are doing on our big picture items, as well as how
Strategic Plan in areas they are seeking to improve between now           we are stacking up against our fellow Area 1 Scout Councils. I
and December 31, 2011.                                                    hope this spurs on the other Councils to start problem solving,
                                                                          and getting themselves positioned to survive and thrive and in the
Let me just stack rank these Area 1 BSA Councils for everyone:
                                                                          next 100 years.
        Mount Baker Council - 1,500 points (Gold)
                                                                          Congratulations to Unit Leaders, to District Leaders and to Coun-
        Seattle, WA - 1,225 points (Gold)
                                                                          cil Leaders! You worked long and hard to achieve this. Now let's
        Eugene, OR - 1,175 Points (Silver)
                                                                          not rest on our laurels because this Journey to Excellence also
        Kennewick, WA - 1,050 points (Silver)
                                                                          highlights areas we where we still have room for improvement
        Portland, OR - 925 points (Bronze)
                                                                          (e.g. Membership). I am as energized as ever, and I hope you
        Spokane, WA - 900 points (Bronze)
                                                                          are as well. Mount Baker Council Leadership Rocks!
        Fairbanks, AK - 875 points (Bronze)




                                          Commissioner’s Comments
                   Meetings, Meetings, Meetings.....
                                                                          agenda, which should be sent out in advance and which includes
              In fulfilling our roles in Scouting we all attend lots of
                                                                          the items needed to meet the purpose. Third, to the extent possi-
              meetings. Whether you serve on a district commit-
                                                                          ble, all attendees should be active participants. And, fourth, at
  Vic Ericson tee, lead a unit, organize a fund raiser, or are a sen-
    Council                                                               the end of every meeting assignments and due dates need to
 Commissioner ior patrol leader, meetings consume a great deal of         be repeated and minutes sent out so that everyone understands
              your time. While every organization depends on
                                                                          the commitments that have been made.
meetings to maintain communication with members, Scouting,
with its heavy reliance on volunteers, is especially dependent on Now there are probably lots of other tips for meetings, but I be-
meetings to deliver the best experience possible to our youth.    lieve that if these four steps are followed our meetings will be-
                                                                  come more effective, better attended and we'll all come away feel-
But are we holding good meetings that are effective and that peo-
                                                                  ing our time has been well spent. And, as an added benefit, good
ple enjoy, or are our meetings avoided because they aren't worth
                                                                  meetings will serve to keep Scouts in Scouting, and will provide
attending? That's a question each of us has to answer, but I be-
                                                                  an example for them of how to communicate effectively, which
lieve any meeting can be improved with a few simple steps.
                                                                  happens to be a key component of leadership.
First, every meeting needs a clear purpose. This answers the
                                                                  For the good of Scouting, I hope you will hold great meetings
question, 'Why are we meeting?' Second, every meeting needs an
                                                                  throughout the year!




                                                           In My Corner
                   Congratulations to all of you!                         Commissioner, Advancement Chair … every role is important and
                                                                          they all make a difference for kids.
                   Our recent recognition by the BSA as the highest-
                   achieving council in Oregon, Washington, Alaska Yes, we can still improve. The report makes it clear we need more
 Duane Rhodes
                   and northern Idaho is a tribute to your great work. units – more places for kids to join. That is a huge priority for
 Scout Executive   Den Leader, Scoutmaster, Committee Member, 2011. Nonetheless, it is good to know we are very much “on the
                                                                       right trail”.
                                              District Details                                                                          8
                                                                         March 2011
                             Island                                      2-District Committee Meeting
                                                                         3-OA Chapter Meeting
                                                                         10-Roundtable
               Orcas, Shaw, Fidalgo, Whidbey, San Juan Island
                          and San Juan                                   12-District Recognition Dinner
                                                                         16-Eagle Boards
Chairman - George Henny, 425-754-8080, IslandDistrictChair@whidbey.com   29-Commissioner’s Meeting
Vice Chair - Rick Widdison, 360-969-0224, raw@whidbey.com
Dist. Commissioner - David Lemme, 360-679-5546,dlemme@comcast.net
                                                                         April 2011
Family FOS Chair- Kelli Mellish, 360-331-5497, kwm@whidbey.com
Activities Chair– Michael Lemme, lemmefam@gmail.com
                                                                         No April District Dates Submitted
Executive - Maria Greger, 360-320-4553, mgreger@mountbakerbsa.org

  *Roundtable at St. Stephans Ch., 555 SE Regatta Dr. OH
             **District Meetings at Oak Harbor
Chamber of Commerce located at 32630 SR 20 Oak Harbor
        www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/island
   ***Please visit our district website for more information***


             The Island District Dinner will be on
              Saturday, March 12, 2010 at the
              LDS Church in Oak Harbor, WA.
    Tickets: $17 - Contact Michael Lemme for Tickets
    Please Contact Activities Chair Michael Lemme at
                lemmefam@gmail.com

                                                                         March 2011
                             Klahaya                                     1- Committee Meeting: 7:00 PM
                                                                         10-District Roundtable: 7:00 PM
                Serving Cathcart, Clearview, Echo Lake, Gold Bar,            Cub Scout Roundtable- Faith
                Index, Lake Stevens, Maltby, Monroe, Seattle Hill,          Boy Scout, Varsity Scout- to be announced
                Skykomish, Snohomish, Sultan & the Snohomish                 Venturing Scout Roundtable- to be announced
                            LDS Stake                                    10-Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting: 7:30 PM
  Quality District 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007          16-District Eagle Board of Review- Scouts will be notified of location
                                                                         25-District Recognition Event – Harvey Airfield: 7:00PM, bring
Chairman-Fred Black, 425-985-9178, mayorfredblack@frontier.com
                                                                            an appetizer to share
Commissioner-Arv Aurdal, 360-568-5664, arvnchar@msn.net
Membership Chair-Alyshia Main, 360-668-1060, alyshia.main@comcast.net
                                                                         30-District Commissioner Staff Meeting: 6:30 PM, Alfy’s Snohomish;
Finance Chair-Rob Keasal, 206-919-7706, rkeasal@azworld.com                 contribute towards dinner
Executive-James Monroe, 425-338-0380x110, klahaya@mountbakerbsa.org
     NOTE: District Committee Meeting location is moving-check the       April 2011
                   web site for up-to-date information                   5– Committee Meeting 7:00PM
         NOTE: Roundtable and Order of the Arrow Meetings                9– District Pinewood Derby 10:00AM Registration; Evergreen State
           at Snohomish LDS, 8522 131st Av SE, Snohomish                    Fairgrounds under the grandstand
             NOTE: Commissioner Staff Meeting at Alfy’s,                 9– Scout Night at the Races: Arrive before 6:00PM Evergreen
                      1020 Avenue D, Snohomish                              Speedway; Scouts in uniform-Free Admission!
          www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/klahaya                        14-District Roundtable 7:00PM
                                                                             Cub Scout Roundtable—Health & Fitness
                                                                             Boy Scout, Varsity Scout Roundtable—to be announced
                     For more information                                    Venturing Scout Roundtable—to be announced
                    visit the district website                           14-Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting 7:30PM
                                                                         20-District Eagle Board of Review-Scouts will be notified of location
           www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/klahaya
                                                                         27-District Commissioner Staff Meeting 6:30PM Alfy’s Snohomish,
                    or the district newsletter,                             contribute towards dinner
                          The Drumbeat
                                          District Details                                                                      9

                                                                      March 2011
                     Puget Sound                                      3- District Committee Meeting 7:00PM
                                                                      5-Day of Training –Lynnwood LDS Church
      Bothell, Brier, Canyon Park, Edmonds, Lynnwood,                 10-District Commissioners Meeting 6:00PM
     Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Mill Creek & Woodway                10-Roundtable 7:30PM
Chairman - Shannon Roeder, 425-248-5455, sroeder@verizon.net          10-OA Chapter Meeting 7:30PM
Program Chair - open                                                  15-Council Coordinated Meeting
Commissioner - Rob Jezek, 425-742-0989, rjezek@verizon.net            17-Eagle Boards
Asst. Com.- David Briggs 425-776-7536 rdbriggs@juno.com               25-District Dinner/Auction 6:00PM Trinity Lutheran Church
Executive - Robert Dockter, 425-275-7362 rdockter@mountbakerbsa.org
       All District Meetings: Committee Meetings,
                                                                      April 2011
                 Commissioner Meetings,                               1/2-Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills-Fire Mountain
Order of the Arrow Chapter Meetings, and Roundtables at:              6-Good Scout Breakfast
                  Mountlake Terrace LDS                               7-District Committee Meeting-7:00PM
                    22015 48th Ave. W.                                9-District Fire Mountain Work Party Day
              Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043                             14-District Commissioners Meeting-6:00PM
     www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/pugetsound                       14-Roundtable -7:30PM
                                                                      14-OA Chapter Meeting-7:30PM
             Friends of Scouting (FOS)                                16-District Officers Workshop
                                                                      21-Eagle Boards
      FOS is a way that we can help support the
                                                                         We are looking for the best and the brightest to get back
        council. FOS funds go to supporting:
                                                                           involved with the District. We need subcommittee
            Professional and Office Staff                                members and unit commissioners. Please let us know if
              Council Offices & Camps                                        you or someone you know would be a good fit
                  The Scout Shops                                                     to help at the District Level.

                                                                      March 2011
                           Skagit                                     3- Commissioner Staff Meeting 5:45PM MV LDS Church
                                                                      3- OA Chapter Meeting 7:00PM MV LDS Church
                 Serving Families of Skagit County                    3- Roundtable 7:00PM MV LDS Church
                Quality District 2006 2007 2008                       8- Eagle Boards of Review 7:00PM Janicki Logging
Chairman - John Kamb, 360-445-6151, johnkamb@gmail.com                24-District Committee Meeting 7:00PM Washington Federal Savings
Commissioner - Janie Palmer, 360-724-3176, jandj@wavecable.com        26-Cub Scout Leader Specific Training 11:00AM MV LDS Church
Executive - Jim Summers, 360-421-1610, jsummers@mountbakerbsa.org     26-Day of Training 8:30-5:00PM MV LDS Church
                                                                      26-Scoutmaster Specific Training 11:00AM MV LDS Church
                                                                      26-Varsity Leader Specific Training 11:00AM MV LDS Church
                                                                      26-Venturing Leader Specific Training 11:00AM MV LDS Church
                 All District Committee Meetings at                   30-FOS Breakfast 9:00AM MV Cotton Tree
                    Washington Federal Savings,
                300 East Fairhaven Ave., Burlington                   April 2011
        District Roundtable at Mount Vernon LDS Church,               7– Commissioner Staff Meeting 5:45PM MV LDS Church
                1700 East Hazel St., Mount Vernon                     7– OA Chapter Meeting 7:00PM MV LDS Church
             www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/skagit                   7– Roundtable 7:00PM MV LDS Church
                                                                      12-Eagle Boards of Review 7:00PM Janicki Logging
            Don’t Forget the Power of One!                            23-District Pinewood Derby 9:00AM Cascade Mall Burlington
                                                                      28-District Committee Meeting 7:00PM Washington Federal Savings
      Every “one” in Skagit County deserves the
  opportunity to belong to a great Scout unit! Keep
  trained and keep recruiting! We cannot stop until
       we have changed the at risk statistics in
                   Skagit County!
            One more kid could be the “ONE”!
                     MORE IS BETTER!
                                                District Details                                                                            10

                                                                              March 2010
                           Tillikum                                           3-Roundtable/Eagle Board/OA Meeting 7:00PM
                                                                              10-District Commissioner Meeting 7:00PM (Scout Office)
                    Mukilteo, Mill Creek, and Everett                         24-District Committee Meeting 7:00PM
Chairman - Michele Suchan, 425-760-4812, msuchan@frontierbank.com
Commissioner - Doug Smart, 425-349-1881, doug.smart@seattle.gov               April 2011
Executive - Brian Lenhart, 425-338-0380 blenhart@mountbakerbsa.org            7-Roundtable/Eagle Board/OA Meeting 7:00PM
                                                                              14-District Commissioner Meeting 7:00PM (Scout Office)
                                                                              28-Annual District Meeting 6:30PM
 For the latest news and information, please visit the district’s web site.
                www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/tillikum
                                                                              28-District Committee Meeting 7:00PM
                 **If NOT noted, ALL meetings are held @                      4/29-30 Camporee
                      LDS Ward 110-50th St. SW, Everett


                                                                               Tillikum District has a great Roundtable Program for
                                                                                        Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and
                                                                                     Venturing Leaders. We invite you to attend
                                                                                 Roundtable on the first Thursday of the month at
    Do you enjoy helping others? You can join a                                        7:00 pm at the LDS Church located at
  special group of adults, unit commissioners. For                                        110 – 50th Street SW in Everett.
    more information, please contact Doug Smart
      425-349-1881 doug.smart@seattle.gov
                                                                                    For the latest news, visit the district web site
                                                                                     www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/tillikum



                                                                              March 2011
                                 Tyee                                         1-District Committee Meeting 7:00PM Stillaguamish Senior Center
                                                                              8-District Commissioners Meeting 6:00PM Weston High School
       Arlington, Marysville, Camano Island, Granite Falls,                   8-District Roundtable 7:00PM
                                                                              8-District Venturing Youth Assoc. Meeting 7:15PM
             Lakewood, Stanwood and Darrington
                                                                              8-District OA Meeting 7:15PM
Chairman - Bob Fletcher, 360-435-0839 bobfletch@comcast.net                   12-Tyee District Camp Work Party Day—Fire Mountain—email
Commissioner - Tonya Reynolds, 360-629-3167,                                     Camping & Outdoor Committee chairman Mike Borries at
                 tonya.scoutermom@gmail.com                                      cgmb2@frontier.com for details.
Membership Chair - Ken Young 360-659-2401,                                    12-District Pinewood Derby 9:00AM Presidents Elementary School
                 ken_young@frontier.com                                       17-Eagle Boards of Review 7:00PM Masonic Hall, Marysville
                                                                              26-District Day of Training 51st Ave. LDS Building, Marysville
Executive - Hilary Black-Ward, 425-931-3655,
                                                                                 District Training Chairman; Paulwillard@hotmail.com for details
                  hblackward@mountbakerbsa.org

   *District Committee meetings at Stillaguamish Senior                       April 2011
        Center, Smokey Point Boulevard, Arlington
                                                                              No District Dates Submitted
 **Roundtable meetings at Weston High School, Arlington
           www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/tyee                                        Monthly Tyee District Venturing Youth
                                                                                          Officers’ Association Break-out-
                                                                              Open to ALL VENTURING YOUTH, LEADERS & FRIENDS….
                                                                                                       (Co-Ed)
           CHECK OUT TYEE DISTRICT’S WEBPAGE  AT                                               An inter unit association to supplement and
                                                                                 represent your youth– monthly themes. Training, officer elections,
           www.mountbakerbsa.org/districts/tyee                                                        sharing of ideas and events,
                                                                                           collaborative planning and extension of your unit’s
                                                                                   activities….. Share your specialties and draw upon other unit’s
                                                                                 strengths and resources…. Guest speakers, games, discussions.
                                                                                    Contact :Tyee District V.O.A.A. President: Kim Black-Ward at
                                                                                            kimbw_22@yahoo.com For more information.
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                         WHATCOM DISTRICT 
                                 Putting Mount Baker in the  
                                     Mount Baker Council 
                                                                Whatcom                               March 2011
                                                                                                      10-District Commissioner Meeting 7:15PM Bellingham LDS Church
                                                                                                      10-District Committee Meeting 5:30PM Bellingham LDS Church
                                                Serving Families of Whatcom County                    10-OA Chapter Meeting 7:15PM Bellingham LDS Church
                                                                                                      10-Roundtable 7:00PM Bellingham LDS Church
            Chairman - Brian Lydiard, 360-354-1121                                                    16-Good Scout Breakfast 7:00AM Bellingham Golf & Country Club
                                                 brianlydiard@msn.com
            Commissioner - Pam Meyer, 360-647-0925                                                    April 2011
                        whatcommish@gmail.com                                                         14-Annual Business Meeting 7:15PM Bellingham LDS Church
            Director - Peter Self, 360-224-7722                                                       14-District Commissioner Meeting 7:15PM Bellingham LDS Church
                        pself@mountbakerbsa.org                                                       14-District Committee Meeting 5:30PM Bellingham LDS Church
                                                                                                      14-District Recognition Event 7:00PM Bellingham LDS Church
                                                                                                      14-OA Chapter Meeting 7:15PM Bellingham LDS Church
              Roundtable is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the                                14-Roundtable 7:00PM Bellingham LDS Church
                 LDS church located at 2925 James St., Bellingham                                     30-Day of Training 9:30-4:30PM Bellingham LDS Church


                                                                       New District Chair in Klahaya District
                                                                 The Mount Baker Council is pleased to announce that Eagle Scout Fred Black has accepted the
                                                                 position of Chairman of the Klahaya District. Fred was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in Nassau
                                                                 County Council, participated in a trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, has served on summer camp
                                                                 staff, is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and was also an Explorer Scout. He
                                                                 has served the Scouting movement at various times as an Assistant Scoutmaster, Cubmaster,
                                                                 Scoutmaster and Member of the District Committee. He also has earned his Wood Badge.
                                     Fred is a Certified Project Management Professional and has spent his entire career in project
                                     management. He has worked for Grumman (Apollo Lunar Module and F-14 fighter jet), PAC-
                                     CAR-Kenworth, and Boeing (747, 767, and flight simulators). He is currently President of BLAX
                                     Professional Project Management, LLC—an independent consulting firm. He has consulted with
               3M, Capital One Financial and AT&T Wireless. He serves on advisory boards at the University of Washington and City
               University and has done work for Stanford University.
               In addition to this he also is the Mayor of Skykomish, Washington and he has two grown children and one granddaugh-
               ter.
               We thank Karl Gauglitz for his service as Klahaya District Chairman during the past five months.


                          Council Camps Wish List:
                       Metal roofing donated or at cost (CBM/CFM)
                       Lumber donated or at cost (CBM/CFM)
                       Trusses donated or at cost (CBM/CFM)
                       5/4” x 4” cedar decking donated or at cost (CFM)                                      Council Shooting Sports
                       ¾” galvanized pipe donated or at cost (CBM)
                       Concrete donated or at cost (CFM)                                                       Committee to meet at
                       Crushed rock donated or at cost (CBM/CFM)                                                  Fire Mountain
                       Volunteer labor with carpentry skills (CFM)
                       Volunteer labor with masonry skills (CFM)                                              Saturday, March 12th.
                       Volunteer labor with energy audit skills (CBM/CFM)
                       Volunteer labor with lake management plan skills (CFM)                               Please contact Neal Kazmi
                       GPS units (CBM/CFM)                                                                     (neal@minisoft.com)
                       5-10 HP outboard motor in excellent condition (CFM)
            For CBM needs and wants please contact Jeremy Casados -
            email: ox_bsa@msn.com camp: (360) 599-2854.
            For CFM needs and wants please contact Denny Ross - cell:
            (360) 202-6355.
                            Council Program                                                                 12

                   Council Annual Business Meeting
              The Annual Business Meeting of the Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America
                                  Thursday, May 19, 2011, 7:30 am
                                          Stillaguamish Senior Center
                           18308 Smokey Point Boulevard – several blocks north of 172nd
                                          Arlington, WA 98223-7825

This will serve as the official notification to voting members, including:
All registered Chartered Organization Representatives, and registered duly elected Council Members-at-
Large, including current Executive Board members.

The annual meeting will be for the purpose of:
   Receiving annual reports of the Executive Board, officers and various committees.
   Electing members-at-large, associate and honorary members of the local council, national council mem-
     bers, regular members of the Executive Board, and officers of the corporation other than the Council
     Scout Executive.
   Receiving and approving financial statements showing the financial position of the corporation as of the
     close of its most recent fiscal year and the results of operations during such year.
   Transacting other business as appropriate.
All those planning to attend, please RSVP to Kersten Eggers at keggers@mountbakerbsa.org or at (425)
338-0380 by Monday, May 9, 2011.

Suggested nominees:
Suggestions for Nominees to the Mount Baker Council’s Executive Board may be offered by any registered
Scouter in our council. Please submit nominees in writing, prior to April 8th to the Mount Baker Council, Boy
Scouts of America, c/o Council Nominating Committee, 1715 - 100th Place SE, Suite B, Everett, WA 98208.

              HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF MY
                TRAINING FOR MY REGISTERED POSITION??
Validate your training records.
Scouters using the online system should make sure to update your MyScouting user account with your mem-
bership number (by the time you read this article you should have received your membership card; if you
haven’t, contact your Unit Leader) go to www.myscouting.org, sign in with your user name and password, and
click on Training Validation on the left side of the page. A list of all your training courses will be displayed. If
your record is incomplete, contact your unit leader, unit commissioner or your district training chair. Refer to
the Adult Training Continuum on the Council Training Page to check and see what courses that need to be
completed to consider yourself “trained”. For questions call Kersten at the Everett Service Center.
Last year our unit roster listed me as “trained,” but this year it says I am not “trained.” How come?
This often happens when an adult changes position. There are different trainings required for each position,
and therefore, with each position change, new training courses will need to be completed.
Sometimes during rechartering you may be deleted and then added back onto the recharter roster. This
would generate a new membership ID number. Compare the number on your current card with last year’s
card. If they are different numbers then your training record is attached to last year’s number which has been
dropped. This error can be corrected by contacting the Council Service Center and asking to have your re-
cords merged.
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                                  Council Court of Honor
                                   & Recognition Dinner
                                                      Friday, May 6, 2011
                                                         Doors open at 6:30pm
                                                          Dinner at 7:00PM
                                           Cotton Tree Inn in Mount Vernon
                                                2300 Market Street
Please join us at the 2011 Mount Baker Council Court of Honor where we will be honoring dedicated volun-
teers with special recognitions and awards such as, National Heroism Award, Venturing Leadership Award,
and the Silver Beaver Award - the highest honor a council can bestow. Awards for individuals are proposed,
approved, and presented without the recipients’ request or participation.

The Silver Beaver Award
This recognition began in 1931 and is presented to a volunteer in recognition of noteworthy service to youth in
his or her community. It is the highest national award that a local council can bestow to a volunteer within its
territory. That’s what makes this event so special.

                                                 RSVP deadline: Friday, April 22nd
             ------------------------------------------Return to the Everett or Bellingham Scout Service Center ------------------------------------------


          2011 Council Court of Honor & Recognition Dinner
                                     Friday, May 6, 2011—6:30PM Doors Open

Name(s) _______________________________________________District________________________

Unit and # ______________ District______________________ Scouting Position__________________

Amount enclosed @ $25 each $_____________________________ (check to Mount Baker Council, BSA)

VISA/MC _____________________________________________Expiration Date___________________

Signature___________________________________________________ ZIP Code__________________



            Silver Beaver Award Nominations Due March 4th
The Council Advancement & Recognition Committee calls for the submission of nomination forms for pro-
spective Silver Beaver Award recipients by Friday, March 4th.
Candidates should have served for a number of years on the Unit, District and/or Council level and have dem-
onstrated unusual dedication and service to Scouting. Silver Beaver recipients must also have given signifi-
cant service in their community. Nomination forms are available at the Everett and Bellingham Scout service
centers, on the council website and at the National BSA website.
                              Council Program                                                                       14

                 Fly Fishing Workshop on March 26th at
                       Fire Mountain Scout Camp
                                                  By Howard Hayden

At the request of Scouts and Scouters, the Instructors of the Fly-Fishing class that was offered at the University of
Scouting, are providing an all-day workshop in March. This training workshop will teach the skills described in the Fly-
Fishing Merit Badge booklet. The program is scheduled for:
                                   Saturday, March 26, 2011
              From 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Webelos Shelter at Camp Fire Mountain.
Instructors include Paul Lesh, Tim Hogan and Howard Hayden. Participants should contact Puget Sound Unit Commis-
sioner Howard Hayden before March 19 to reserve space and facilitate the set-up of teaching stations and equip-
ment. There will be a $15 materials charge which will cover fishing items, snacks, and beverages on-location. Excess
funds will be donated to the Fire Mountain Scout Camp’s operations fund. Adult leaders who bring their children will be
responsible for their care and feeding, since we have no program set up for their benefit. More details will be provided,
including a lesson outline, for those who contact Howard by e-mail at oldpesthoward@yahoo.com. We are able to ac-
commodate a maximum of twenty-five participants.

                  Unit Tour Plan Replaces Tour Permits on March 1st
Effective March 1, 2011, what are currently know as local and national tour permits will be superseded by what will be
called the tour plan. The online tour permit system will be suspended.
Units need to complete this form when planning for local, national, or international adventure. The plan helps ensure the
unit is properly prepared, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the
adventure.
The plan is available at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-014_fillable.pdf.
What’s different?
        1. The council is the reviewer of all tour plans; there is no regional review required.
        2. The tour plan consists of a tour planning worksheet to be completed by the unit/contingent. It is retained by
           the council and a tour plan is returned to the unit after processing.
        3. It’s on standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper!
        4. There is a 21-day advance notice requested for units to submit the plan for review.
        5. A single point of contact (not on the tour) for council use is included.
        6. Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be submitted for council review:
                a. Trips of 500 miles or more.
                b. Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned property
                c. Trips to any national high-adventure base, National Scout Jamboree, National Order of the Arrow
                   Conference, or regionally sponsored event
                d. When conducting the following activities outside of council or district events:
                       i. Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
                       ii. Climbing and rappelling
                       iii. Orientation flights (process flying plan)
                       iv. Shooting sports
                       v. Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiling, boating, etc.)
                e. At a council’s request
        7. There is an updated Pledge of Performance.
What is not changed?
        1. A council can define “local” tour plan review needs in addition to the above.
        2. The Scout Executive still needs to have in place a policy/procedure for tour plans.
        3. Requirements for qualified supervision, training, insurance, etc., remain unchanged-for example, CPR and
            Wilderness first Aid requirements for high-adventure camps.
Information about the policy and tour plan will be posted on the council web page www.mountbakerbsa.org
                                   Council Program                                                              15

High Adventure Resource                                             No Matter How Prepared I Am
                                                                      The Toaster Popping Up
  Management Course                                                     Always Scares Me.
                                                                                By Linda Domnick,
              June 3-5, 2011                                                   Council Training Chair
                    &                                        Be Prepared. That’s the motto for the Boy Scouts of
             June 10-12, 2011                                America, right? It has been used by millions of Scouts
                                                             around the world since 1907. We say it to each other all
              (two full 3 day weekends)                      the time. It is in all our BSA literature. Many of us use it
                                                             as a tag line in our email signatures. We teach our Scouts
              Camp Black Mountain
                                                             to plan, to be prepared for an activity or outing. What
                Maple Falls, WA                              does it mean to you? Looking up the word in a dictionary
                                                             it means “…to make ready beforehand for some purpose,
Powder Horn is coming to the Mount Baker Council June        use, or activity.” If you “Google” the word prepared, you
3-5 and June 10-12, 2011 at Camp Black Mountain. The         come up with 274 million hits. Anything from preparing for
course is for Youth 14-21, Venturing Leaders, Sea Scout      a trip to (my personal favorite) to a site called, “No Matter
Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders along with commissioners,         how prepared I am the toaster popping up always scares
district and council leaders and professional staff. The     me.”
course is a training opportunity to expose the youth and     We exhort our Scouts to “be prepared” but are you
leaders to the activities and resources necessary to oper-   “prepared” i.e., trained to teach them to be prepared?
ate a successful high adventure program. Professional        How in the world can we expect the young men and
consultants will be brought in to introduce you to their     women that we serve to learn anything from us if we have-
areas of expertise and tell you how to get into their form   n’t learned it ourselves first? Well, a trained Scouter is
of high adventure. You will have some time to take part in   equipped to lead.
each activity. The course will include most of the Ranger
program including: leave no trace, shooting sports, water    There are many opportunities in our council for you to get
sports, backpacking, climbing, and land navigation to        yourself properly trained. They are all posted on the
name a few. No one has to do any activity they do not        Mount Baker Council website www.mountbakerbsa.org.
feel comfortable with. We look forward to seeing you on      Your District Training Chairs can also help you find the
course.                                                      right training for your position. Get yourself trained. Be
                                                             prepared. You will be glad you did.
For more information or to sign up contact Frank Gran-
ston, Course Director, at either 425-387-1435 or
frank@granston.org



                                                                   Philmont
                                                                   2012
        Western Region                                           CHALLENGE YOURSELF

  Powder Horn                                                     Now accepting crew registrations

                     Hosted by                                             June 27-July 10, 2012
                                                                                27-
                                                                     Philmont@MountBakerBSA.org
      Mount Baker Council                                                   (360) 647-1527
                                                                                  647-
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          Record Your Journey to Excellence Service Hours
                                                Neal Oshiro
                                  Council Activities & Civic Service Chair
You can now enter your service hours at www.scouting.org/awards/journeytoexcellence. Scroll down the
page to see the link on the right hand side under Service Projects. The link is labeled “Enter Service Hours
Through Good Turn for America Here”. You can still go to the old link, www.goodturnforamerica.org, and
you’ll automatically be redirected to the Journey to Excellence page. As a reminder to unit leaders, it’s vitally
important that you report your JTE Service Hours. Those hours count substantially toward your unit’s JTE
Award, so make sure they are appropriately recorded. If you have any questions, please contact the Council
Activity and Civic Service Chair Neal Oshiro at Neal.Oshiro@wscc.com.
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                                                  Saturday March 26, 2011
                                        Adult Leader Day of Training
                                                  (Hosted by Tyee District)
This is Scouting is the second stage of the Boy Scouts of America’s basic training program after the recommended online Fast Start
training and is designed for all new adult leaders. This is required training for all direct-contact BSA volunteers. You only need to
complete this training once in your Scouting career.
FEE: No cost.
Cub Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Cub Scout Leader. This is re-
quired training for all Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, all Den Leaders and Assts: Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos, Pack Committee Chairs
and Committee Members. To be considered TRAINED as a Cub Scout Leader you must complete “This is Scouting” and “Cub Scout
Leader Specific” for the program level in which you are currently registered.
FEE: $5.00
Boy Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Boy Scout Leader. This is required
training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Boy
Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Varsity Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Varsity Scout Leader. This is
required training for all Varsity Coaches and Assistant Coaches. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”,
“Varsity Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Venturing Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Venturing Leader. This is required
training for all Venturing Advisors, Assistant Advisors, Crew Committee Chairs and Crew Committee Members. To be considered
TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Venturing Leader Specific” and “Venturing Youth Protection”. (This course includes
“Venturing Youth Protection”.)
FEE: $5.00
                           Registration deadline is one week prior to start of training session.

                 Mount Baker Council Adult Leader Day of Training – March 26, 2011
                      Classes held at the Marysville LDS Church, 9215 51st Ave. NE, Marysville

              Cub Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
              Boy Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                    8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
               Varsity Scout Specific, $5.00 **                       8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
               Venturing Specific. $5.00 **                           8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                     * Please no coffee in an LDS building.                  **Please bring a sack lunch

Name:____________________________________________ Unit:________ Position: ________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________ Zip:____________ Email address: ________________________________

Home Phone: _____________________ Work/Cell Phone: ______________________ FEE PAID: ______________
Cub Scout volunteers please indicate training session you wish to attend:
        Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Leader             Cubmaster or Pack Committee Member

               Please mail, fax, scan and email or drop off this form, or simply call the information in to:

     Bellingham Service Center                                                                              Everett Service Center
       Boy Scouts of America                                                                                Boy Scouts of America
            3313 Meridian                                                                                      1715 100th Place
     Bellingham, WA 98225                                                                                       Everett, WA 98208
     Fax:     (360) 734-1587                           For more information contact:                          Fax:     (425) 338-3477
     Phone: (360) 734-3940              Paul Willard      360/387-0307      paulwillard@hotmail.com           Phone: (425) 338-0380
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                                                      April 2011
                    Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
                                    (Hosted by Puget Sound District)

This training will give you the hands on practical outdoor skills needed to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. You
will learn how to teach Scouts the skills they must learn from Tenderfoot through First Class and includes
such areas as woods, tools, map and compass, ropes, cooking, plant identification, campfires, first aid, camp-
ing and hiking.
This is required training for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches and assistant Varsity
Coaches. However, Venturing Advisors, assistant Venturing Advisors, Webelos den leaders and assistant
Webelos den leaders are welcome (but not required), too!

Cost: $20.00 registration, meals included in fee
Registration: Pre-registration is required 1 week prior to start of course at a council service center
Where: Fire Mountain Scout Camp (26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon)
Duration: 2-day course
When/Times: April 1—2 OR April 2—3, 2011
For more information: Contact Rob Jezek – 425/742--0989 or rjezek@frontier.com

         Course size limitations vary according to location. Register early to reserve your spot!


       April 1 - 2, 2011          7 pm Fri. – 9 pm Sat.           Camp Fire Mountain               Puget Sound District
                  Course Director: Rob Jezek        425/742-0989   rjezek@frontier.com

       April 2 - 3, 2011          8 am Sat. – noon Sun.           Camp Fire Mountain               Puget Sound District
                  Course Director: Rob Jezek       425/742-0989    rjezek@frontier.com


                           Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – April 2011
                 Both courses are held at Fire Mountain Scout Camp (26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon)



Name:_________________________________________________ Unit:________ Position: ___________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________ Zip:____________ Email address: ________________________________

Home Phone: ________________________ Work/Cell Phone: ________________________ FEE PAID: _________


Please return this form with payment (check payable to BSA with “IOLS” in the memo section) to:



    Bellingham Service Center                                                                       Everett Service Center
      Boy Scouts of America                                                                         Boy Scouts of America
           3313 Meridian                                                                               1715 100th Place
    Bellingham, WA 98225                                                                                Everett, WA 98208
    Fax:     (360) 734-1587                        For more information contact:                      Fax:     (425) 338-3477
    Phone: (360) 734-3940              Rob Jezek        425/742-0989   rjezek@frontier.com            Phone: (425) 338-0380
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                                            Saturday March 26, 2011
                                            Adult Leader Day of Training
                                            (Hosted by Skagit District)
This is Scouting is the second stage of the Boy Scouts of America’s basic training program after the recommended online Fast Start
training and is designed for all new adult leaders. This is required training for all direct-contact BSA volunteers. You only need to
complete this training once in your Scouting career.
FEE: No cost.
Cub Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Cub Scout Leader. This is re-
quired training for all Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, all Den Leaders and Assts: Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos, Pack Committee Chairs
and Committee Members. To be considered TRAINED as a Cub Scout Leader you must complete “This is Scouting” and “Cub Scout
Leader Specific” for the program level in which you are currently registered.
FEE: $5.00
Boy Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Boy Scout Leader. This is required
training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Boy
Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Varsity Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Varsity Scout Leader. This is
required training for all Varsity Coaches and Assistant Coaches. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”,
“Varsity Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Venturing Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Venturing Leader. This is required
training for all Venturing Advisors, Assistant Advisors, Crew Committee Chairs and Crew Committee Members. To be considered
TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Venturing Leader Specific” and “Venturing Youth Protection”. (This course includes
“Venturing Youth Protection”.)
FEE: $5.00
                           Registration deadline is one week prior to start of training session.

              Mount Baker Council Adult Leader Day of Training – March 26, 2011
                        Classes held at the Mount Vernon LDS Church, 1700 Hazel St., Mount Vernon

               This is Scouting                                       9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
             Cub Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
              Boy Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
               Varsity Scout Specific, $5.00 **                       9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
               Venturing Specific. $5.00 **                           9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                     * Please no coffee in an LDS building.                  **Please bring a sack lunch

Name:____________________________________________ Unit:________ Position: ___________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________ Zip:____________ Email address: ___________________________

Home Phone: _____________________ Work/Cell Phone: ______________________ FEE PAID: _________

Cub Scout volunteers please indicate training session you wish to attend:
        Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Leader             Cubmaster or Pack Committee Member
     Bellingham Service Center                                                                              Everett Service Center
       Boy Scouts of America                                                                                Boy Scouts of America
            3313 Meridian                                                                                      1715 100th Place
       Bellingham, WA 98225                                                                                   Everett, WA 98208
      Fax:     (360) 734-1587                         For more information contact:                         Fax:     (425) 338-3477
      Phone: (360) 734-3940              Shannon Roeder 425/248-5455         sroeder@frontier.com            Phone: (425) 338-0380
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                                       Saturday April 16, 2011
                                       Adult Leader Day of Training
                                       (Hosted by Whatcom District)
This is Scouting is the second stage of the Boy Scouts of America’s basic training program after the recommended online Fast Start
training and is designed for all new adult leaders. This is required training for all direct-contact BSA volunteers. You only need to
complete this training once in your Scouting career.
FEE: No cost.
Cub Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Cub Scout Leader. This is re-
quired training for all Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, all Den Leaders and Assts: Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos, Pack Committee Chairs
and Committee Members. To be considered TRAINED as a Cub Scout Leader you must complete “This is Scouting” and “Cub Scout
Leader Specific” for the program level in which you are currently registered.
FEE: $5.00
Boy Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Boy Scout Leader. This is required
training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Boy
Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Varsity Scout Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Varsity Scout Leader. This is
required training for all Varsity Coaches and Assistant Coaches. To be considered TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”,
“Varsity Scout Leader Specific” and “Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills”.
FEE: $5.00
Venturing Leader Specific training is a comprehensive overview of the training you need to be a Venturing Leader. This is required
training for all Venturing Advisors, Assistant Advisors, Crew Committee Chairs and Crew Committee Members. To be considered
TRAINED you must complete “This is Scouting”, “Venturing Leader Specific” and “Venturing Youth Protection”. (This course includes
“Venturing Youth Protection”.)
FEE: $5.00
                           Registration deadline is one week prior to start of training session.


           Mount Baker Council Adult Leader Day of Training – April 16, 2011
                         Classes held at the Bellingham LDS Church, 2925 James St., Bellingham, WA

               This is Scouting                                         8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
             Cub Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                      9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
              Boy Scout Leader Specific, $5.00 **                      9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
               Varsity Scout Specific, $5.00 **                         9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
               Venturing Specific. $5.00 **                             9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                     * Please no coffee in an LDS building.                    **Please bring a sack lunch

Name:____________________________________________ Unit:________ Position: ________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________ Zip:____________ Email address: ________________________________

Home Phone: _______________________ Work/Cell Phone: ________________________ FEE PAID: __________

Cub Scout volunteers please indicate training session you wish to attend:
        Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Leader             Cubmaster or Pack Committee Member

              Please mail, fax, scan and email or drop off this form, or simply call the information in to:
     Bellingham Service Center                                                                              Everett Service Center
       Boy Scouts of America                                                                                Boy Scouts of America
            3313 Meridian                                                                                      1715 100th Place
    Bellingham, WA 98225                                                                                         Everett, WA 98208
    Fax:     (360) 734-1587                            For more information contact:                          Fax:     (425) 338-3477
    Phone: (360) 734-3940               Sandi Howard      920/254-8188     Sandi.Howard@sargento.com          Phone: (425) 338-0380
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BALOO Training Registration
(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
Who:           Any Cub Scout parent who wants a Pack Outdoor Program.
               REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS
When and       Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Check-in begins at 8:30 am) AT
Where:         Fire Mountain Scout Camp (26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon)
                                                   OR
               Saturday, May 21, 2011, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Check-in begins at 8:30 am) AT
               Fire Mountain Scout Camp (26027 Walker Valley Road, Mount Vernon)
Why:           Learn how to use the Pack Outdoor Program (and go camping)
                    Skills needed to go Pack camping
                    Resources available for your program
                    Safety rules that protect everyone (national standards and guidelines)
                    How the outdoor program reinforces good citizenship and character
                    Learn about our natural resources
                    Help develop and teach self-reliance
                    How to use it to supplement advancement
Cost:          $10.00 if paid and registered on or before March 21, 2011
               $15.00 if paid and registered after March 21, 2011
                     (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and materials.)
Childcare:     Childcare is not available
TAKE THE FORM BELOW AND FEES TO THE EVERETT OR BELLINGHAM OFFICE NO LATER THAN:
                        Saturday, April 8, 2011 for the April 16, 2011 course OR
                          Saturday, May 13, 2011 for the May 21, 2011 course
                      You can also mail registration to the Everett Service Center at:
                                        Mount Baker Council
                                        1715 - 100th Place SE #B
                                        Everett, WA 98208
                                        ATTN: BALOO
Questions? Contact BALOO Coordinator Jim Langston at BALOO@mountbakerbsa.org or 360-668-3042
                      - PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PARTICIPANT -

Check one:     Saturday, April 16, 2011 (Fire Mountain Scout Camp) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM             OR

               Saturday, May 21, 2011 (Fire Mountain Scout Camp) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Name of Trainee ________________________________ Pack # _____ District ________________
Street Address ___________________________________________________________________
City ______________________________ State: Washington Zip Code ____________________
Phone (_____)__________________ E-mail (write clearly) _________________________________
I would like to spend Friday night, before training, at Camp? ______ Yes                  ______ No
   (No additional fee will be charged for camping on Friday night but you will need to bring your own gear and food.)
Make checks payable to, “Mount Baker Council BSA” and write” BALOO Spring 2011” in memo section.

                                        Total Fees Paid $ ___________
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     Wilderness and Remote First Aid – Mount Baker Council
                                         American Red Cross Certified
  What: Wilderness and Remote First Aid is a 17 hour training course offered by
the Mount Baker Council and certified by the American Red Cross
 Who: For BSA registered adults and youth, minimum age 14
  Why: To meet requirements mandated of units organizing a Philmont trek
and/or to become a better prepared Scout. This course also fulfills the core first
aid requirement for the Venturing Ranger Award.

 When: Thursday, April 7, 20116:15 PM – 10:00 PM                                             Note that all three sessions must
       Thursday, April 14, 20116:30 PM – 10:00 PM                                            be attended to become certified.
       Saturday, April 16, 20118:00 AM – 6:00 PM Lunch provided
 Where: Point of Grace Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo, WA 98275
 Cost: Early registration by March 15, 2011: $65.00; After March 15, 2011: $75.00
 Prerequisite: Current CPR certification card or completion of CPR certification prior to April 16
 For More Information: Contact Karl Kohagen, course director, at karlkohagen@hotmail.com or (425)
745-4127 or visit mountbakerbsa.org. Registered students please contact Karl Kohagen, so that
enrollment may be monitored and student materials ordered ASAP.
Enrollment limited. Please register as soon as possible through the Council offices.


           Wilderness and Remote First Aid Registration – April 7, 14 & 16, 2011
Name:____________________________________________________________ Age:________ Sex: M / F

Email address:________________________________________ Phone:____________________________

Address:____________________________________________________ City:_______________________

Zip:______________Council:_____________________________District:_____________ Unit:__________

Position:_________________________Signature:______________________________________________
                                                                       Parent/Guardian Signature (if under age 18)

Date:______________ Reason for taking this course: __________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________
                        Please mail, fax or return this form, or call the information in to:


Bellingham Service Center                      Everett Service Center                           For Office Use Only
Boy Scouts of America                          Boy Scouts of America
3313 Meridian                                  1715 100th PL SE #B
                                                                                                Date Received: _______
Bellingham, WA 98225                           Everett, WA 98208
Fax: (360) 734-1587                            Fax: (425) 338-3477
                                                                                                Paid $ ______________
Phone:(360) 734-3940                           Phone:(425) 338-0380
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National Youth Leadership Training exciting, action packed program designed to provide youth members of
the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops, Varsity
Teams and Venturing Crews. The leadership skills taught can be used in any other situation demanding
leadership of "self" and "others." This process begins with a "vision" of what success will look like in the fu-
ture.
Scouting recognizes that Scoutmasters, Coaches, and Advisors have the primary responsibility for training
their youth leaders. The purpose of NYLT is not to assume that role, but rather to support it. NYLT features
instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job, and, in particular, at the Scout unit level.
Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, along with audio-visual support, NYLT partici-
pants will work hard and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.
“If You Can See It, You Can Be It”
Overview of The Course
The course models a month in the life of a Unit. Three Course meetings (one each day for the first three
days) lead up to a big outdoor experience (an overnight outpost camp). The course uses the team
method. There is a Leader's Council meeting each day of the course.
Teams are challenged early in the week to present to the group at the end of the week their “Quest for the
Meaning of Leadership.” While the challenge is designed to have them go through the four stages of team
development, it will help teams and individual Scouts internalize the leadership skills and concepts being
presented to them along the way.
Throughout the course, the staff will be modeling the concepts and skills that are the core content of the
course. The focus of each session is not only knowledge but giving the Scout a “Toolbox of Skills’ that
equips them with the “how.”
For More Information
More information, including a flyer, registration form, and more detailed course content, can be found at
www.mountbakerbsa.org/training/nylt/nylt.htm . You can also contact either Course Directors, Jon Gross,
jdgross@comcast.net, 425-478-3511, Rick Schaaf, emsfans@frontier.com, 425-481-2402, or Brooke
Burdick, 4burdicks@earthlink.com, 425-349-3584.
Who, When, Where, and Cost
Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing Crew members. NYLT is open to both male and female Ventur-
ing Crew members. Boy Scouts must be 13 years old and 1st class with Scoutmaster recommendation.
Venturing Scouts 14 – 20 years old with Advisor recommendation.
The courses for 2011 are Saturday June 25 – 30 or Monday August 15 – 20.
It will be held at Camp Black Mountain, Maple Falls, WA.
The cost is $180 up to 90 days prior to course with medical form and full payment accompanying the appli-
cation. Then, the fee is $215 until 30 days prior to course. Finally, it is $250 within 30 days of course.
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                     YOUR LODGE NEEDS YOUR
                       CHEERFUL SERVICE
On March 18-20 Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge will be fulfilling our obligation to the
National Order of the Arrow Committee by beginning construction on the new
Cub Scout Camping site at Camp Fire Mountain. We received $1,950 for the
project from the National Committee and the lodge has also committed funds to
make this project a success. Ground has been cleared and the “Stent” kits are
being assembled and delivered. All that is left is to start the build-out and then
have our first Cub Scout Pack reserve the site! Everyone’s help will be needed
to make this project a reality. Come join us for a good old Stent building party!!
If you have any of the following tools - hammers, weed brushers/whackers, etc.
please bring them with you to the Spring Ordeal. There are quite a few jobs to
complete in order to get camp ready for summer. Don’t forget to put your name on your tools and bringing a
good pair of gloves would also be a great idea.
Scoutmasters and Varsity leaders
It is not too late to have an election before our Spring Ordeal, March 18-20. Contact your local chapter to
schedule a unit elections and camping promotion presentation. If you are not sure who to contact, drop a
note to Lodge Advisor David Anderson at oaadvisor@mountbakerbsa.org and he will get you connected to
the correct youth representative in your district.
Conclave in Alaska
Don’t forget Conclave this year is in Palmer, Alaska on April 29 – May 1. Tentative plans are to head north on
Thursday night (4/28), tour Anchorage on Friday and then head to Conclave. A $100 down payment for the
Lodge contingent is due on March 1st but space is still available if you act fast to get the down payment in.
May Fellowship/Business Meeting
Our May and June events have been combined into a single Fellowship/Work/Business Weekend to take
place on May 13-15. Camp Black Mountain has asked the OA to rebuild their campfire bowl in time for the
upcoming summer camp season. The theme for this event is Carnival!! Check back here for more information
as the LEC finalized their plans.
The January newsletter should have arrived at your door. If you have not seen it, please let us know by send-
ing an email to oaadvisor@mountbakerbsa.org with your current contact information and we will get your re-
cords updated.
We will be looking forward to seeing everyone at Spring Ordeal in March.

                  Special Monthly District Work Parties at Fire Mountain
The Council Properties Committee has designated
the 2nd Saturdays of February through June for spe-     February 12 – Whatcom & Klahaya Districts
cial District Work Parties at Fire Mountain Scout       March 12 – Skagit & Tyee Districts
Camp. The purpose of these gatherings will be to get    April 9th – Puget Sound & Island Districts
a variety of much needed work done in preparation for   May 14 – Tillikum District
the 2011 camping season.                                June 11 – Council-wide with 5+ workers from each of
                                                        our seven districts.
District Committees are assigned the following work
party dates:                                            Questions? Contact Properties VP Marty Robinett at
                                                        Marty@robinettmgmt.com or Properties Committee
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 Summer 2011                       Week 1            Week 2            Week 3         Week 4        Week 5
                   Total Site
                   Capacity
 Fire Mountain                    July 10-16       July 17-23         July 24-30   July 31-Aug 6   Aug. 7-13

                                     Unit              Unit             Unit           Unit          Unit
 Salish**             24             122                46               137           289            9
 Chief Joseph         18             265               471               366
 Cultus**             18             252                17              367/5
 Skykomish            44                               9268
 Duckett              12             183               324               100
 Enumclaw**           32           209/206              36               92            248          192/79
 Skagit               18            1501               612               81                          838
 Mt. Rainier          18             19                121                              80
 Haida**              32             191               104               288            84           316
 Nooksack             32             60                 86               360           396
 Sealth**             18             53                                                               82
 Sauk**               20                               121             414/481                      112/22
 Makah**              16             45                                 4081           465
 Pilchuck**           32             305               582              1506
 Mt. Baker            26             305               182                              82
 Lumi                 18            4023                23                              65
 War Eagle            44              7                 18               91

 Summer 2011                       Week 1           Week 2             Week 3         Week 4
                   Total Site
                                                                                                       Sign Up for 2011 Now!
Black              Capacity                        July 17-23
                                  July 10-16                          July 24-30   July 31-Aug 6
Mountain                                         LDS Week-FULL
                                     Unit              Unit             Unit           Unit
 Big Rock             28             42                4082             4067           579
                                                  Bellingham and
                                                   Mount Vernon




 Blue Water           22            4074             187/106             696           187
                                                    LDS Stakes




 Cedar Cove           38             43             4057/4015           4100
 Circling Eagles      14             419               4021              52            4053
 Eagle's Nest         24             29             4078/4065           4427           4084
 High Ridge           20             301               4079             4098           853
 Maple Point**        60        4056/4058/4059   4006/222/4082/4011      226
 Osprey Heights       10              X                X                  X             X
                                                    4022/19th
 Totem Village**      40             550                              546/4027
                                                    Seymour
** Adirondacks
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   Scouting Report to the State                                      Historical Scouting Display
On Tuesday, February 8th, twenty-five Eagle Scouts, repre-         Dave Nelson has acquired a set of 72 35mm color
senting Scouting in Washington State, reported to Olympia          slides of the 1953 Evergreen Area Council contin-
for the annual Report to the State event. Representing             gent to the National Jamboree in California (which
Mount Baker Council were David Singleton (Klahaya), Da-            he attended as a 17 year old from Bremerton). If
kota White (Whatcom), Brian Slack (Tyee), Troy Peterson            you have additional information or would like to view
(Skagit) and Miles Burdick (Tillikum).
                                                                   the slides (or his other memorabilia),
Tuesday evening began with a banquet hosted by Attorney            please call Dave at 425-776-3697.
General and Eagle Scout Rob McKenna and Lt. Governor               Also, Dave and others have set up a
Brad Owen. Both men extolled the values of Scouting and            February/March Scouting display in
encouraged the young men in attendance to continue on              the Everett Snohomish County ad-
the path they had begun. Lt. Governor Owen spoke of the            ministration building.
long tradition of Scout camping and mentioned that Camp
Black Mountain was the oldest camp in Washington State.
Wednesday, February 9th began with breakfast and then it
was off to the Capitol building for a tour. The Scouts began
                                                                         It’s Time for Cub
their tour by visiting the floor of the House of Representa-
tives. Scouts were also taken to the Secretary of State’s                 Scout Fun Fest!
office and Governor’s Office but the highlight of this tour
came as they toured the State Senate chamber. As the
Senate convened for the day, Scouts were chosen to pre-             Don’t miss this opportunity to camp
sent the colors and within minutes, a Senate Resolution
from Senator Don Benton, of the 17th Legislative District,         overnight with your Cub Scout at Fire
was read recognizing the great achievements and high                      Mountain Scout Camp
standing the BSA program has in our communities. Follow-
ing the reading of the resolution various senators, including      2 sessions to choose from:
Senator Benton, rose to the floor to speak on behalf of the
resolution and Scouting, sharing stories of Scouting’s im-         2pm on Friday June 17th – Noon on Saturday June 18th
pact in the lives of their families. The resolution was ac-        2pm Saturday June 19th - Noon on Sunday June 20th
cepted by a unanimous vote.                                         See www.mountbakerbsa.org or your nearest Scout Service
                                                                               Center for an application form.
Following the resolution’s acceptance an Eagle Scout from
Chief Seattle Council, presented Lt. Governor Owen with
the official Report to the State and addressed the Senate.
Upon the completion of this address, Lt. Governor Owen
asked all of the Scouts in the Chamber to stand and be
recognized and the Senators rose to their feet in a standing
ovation for these young men. Anyone wishing to watch the
proceedings can go to: http://www.tvw.org/media/mediaplayer.cfm?
evid=2011020077&TYPE=V&CFID=2858416&CFTOKEN=74892155&bhcp=1

And to view the Resolution click here:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=8620&year=2011

Wednesday afternoon was an opportunity for the youth in
attendance to job shadow one of the many agencies or de-
partments in Olympia. Following the job shadowing, the
Eagles had a reception with Attorney General McKenna at
the office of the Attorney General. Questions were an-
swered about the job of Attorney General and the Eagles
were once again encouraged to use that which they had
learned along the path to Eagle and continue contributing
                                                                          L – R David Singleton (Klahaya), Troy Peterson
to their communities through involvement with the Boy                         (Skagit), Dakota White (Whatcom),
Scouts of America.                                                         Miles Burdick (Tillikum) and Brian Slack (Tyee).
                                      Outdoor Program                                            27

Attention all WeBeLo Scouts and Leaders:
You enjoy attending Cub Day Camp and wish that there was another camp with chal-
lenging activities. Boy Scout Camp is for older boys….

    CUB-SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP 2011 is for YOU
                         Come and enjoy 3 days and 3 nights of Resident Camp.
Mount Baker Council has a Cub Scout Resident program for you! This is your chance to experi-
ence a taste of Boy Scout Camp while you are still a Cub Scout. This program is filled with age
appropriate camp activities:

                           Participate in a memorable evening campfire ceremony.
                Cool off at the waterfront. Have your first taste of real Scout Camp Food.
                                  Test your aim at the Archery and BB Rifle ranges.
                                                   Awesome T-shirts,
                                                Visit the Trading Post,
                                                      Explore camp
                                                        Go Fishing
                                                       Leatherwork

Enjoy all of your favorite camp activities planned around an exciting ‘Wild West’ theme. There will
be opportunities for you to sign up to work towards a variety of WeBeLo Pin requirements.

      Experience a residential camp environment at beautiful
                   Fire Mountain Scout Camp.

                        2 Cub Scout Resident Camps at Fire Mountain Scout Camp
                               2pm Friday, July 1 - Noon Sunday, July 3
                           2pm Thursday, July 7 - Noon Saturday, July 9th


This program is open to all Cub Scouts wishing to attend, on the understanding that this is a pro-
gram designed to meet the requirements of older Cub Scouts.
                 Register as a den, or individually with your parent.
                 Each Den will require 2 deep leadership.
For registration details check the Mount Baker Council Website or contact your Service center.
Or contact Cub Scout Resident Program Director: Hilary Black at hblackward@mountbakerbsa.org
** Council FOS discounts and employer matching $ vouchers may be used for this event
                                                                                          Mount Baker
    Council Calendar
March 2011
                                                                                            Council
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1
5
           Silver Beaver Nomination forms due to council
           Work Party at Camp Black Mountain
                                                                                         Scout Service
12         Work Party at Camp Fire Mountain
12         Council Shooting Sports Committee Camp Fire Mountain                             Centers
15         Commissioner Cabinet Meeting 7:00PM
15         Council Camping Committee Meeting 7:00PM Marysville Haggens    Your local Scout Shop is a great place to pick up uniform
15         Council Coordinated Meeting 7:30PM Weston High School          parts, Scouting supplies, or order items from the National
15         Council Training Committee Meeting 7:30PM MV LDS Church        Catalog. If you have a need for a large quantity of a par-
17         Day Camp Committee Meeting
                                                                          ticular item, it is always a good idea to order a few weeks
17         Executive Board Meeting 7:30AM Stillaguamish Center
17         OA Lodge Executive Committee 7:30PM Mt. Vernon LDS Church      ahead of time to ensure that there is sufficient stock on
18/20      OA Ordeal Fire Mountain Scout Camp                             hand to fill your need.
19         Day Camp Training Fire Mountain Scout Camp                                   Our Council Scout Shops are
26         Day Camp Registration 9:00AM Everett Service Center                    located in the Everett Scout Office and the
April 2011                                                                                 Bellingham Scout Office.
2          Work Party at Camp Black Mountain
6          Good Scout Breakfast Everett Events Center7:00AM                        Everett Office & Trading Post hours:
8/9        Work Party at Camp Fire Mountain                                           Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
16         BALOO
17         District Committee Workshop 9:00AM Weston High School
                                                                                        Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm
19         Commissioner Cabinet Meeting 7:00PM Weston High School                           (Trading Post only)
19         Council Camping Committee 7:00PM Marysville Haggen                       425-338-0380 FAX 425-338-3477
21         Day Camp Committee Meeting
21         Executive Committee Meeting 7:30AM Everett Scout Office                     1715 100th Place SE, Suite B
21         OA Lodge Executive Committee Meeting 7:30PM MV LDS Church                        Everett, WA 98208
22/23      Scout Offices Closed for Good Friday                                               425-338-0380
29/1       OA Conclave to Alaska
30         Day Camp Registration
                                                                                Bellingham Office & Trading Post hours:
May 2011                                                                              Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm
6          Council Court of Honor—7:00PM Cotton Tree Inn Mount Vernon                360-734-3940 FAX 360-734-1587
7          Work Party at Camp Black Mountain
8          Mother’s Day
13         Venturing Leadership Skills Course—location to be determined
                                                                                               3313 Meridian
13/15      OA Ordeal at Camp Black Mountain                                               Bellingham, WA 98225
14         Work Party at Camp Fire Mountain                                                    360-734-3940
17         Commissioner Cabinet Meeting 7:30PM Weston High School
17         Council Camping Committee Meeting 7:00PM Marysville Haggen
17         Council Training Committee Meeting 7:30PM MV LDS Church               Council Communications
19         Day Camp Committee Meeting
19         Executive Board Meeting 7:30AM                                                  www.mountbakerbsa.org
19         OA Lodge Executive Committee 7:30PM MV LDS Church                             everett@mountbakerbsa.org
20         Teen Leaders Council 7:00PM Everett Service Center                          bellingham@mountbakerbsa.org
21         BALOO Fire Mountain Scout Camp                                       National BSA Website: www.scouting.org
21         Council Court of Honor
21         Day Camp Training 10:00AM Fire Mountain Scout Camp
29/31      OA Conclave Alaska
30         Memorial Day
                 Volume XIX, Issue III, March 2011
         Official publication of the Mount Baker Council, BSA
            serving Snohomish, Whatcom, San Juan, Island,
                    Skagit Counties and Skykomish.
           The Mountain Echo is published 11 times a year.
            Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America
                       President: J. Scott Suchan
                 Council Commissioner: Vic Ericson
                    Scout Executive: Duane Rhodes
             Council Website: www.mountbakerbsa.org
                 Mountain Echo Editor: Roxy Kohler
        Mountain Echo Editor and Staff Adviser: Michael Hawks
           Article Submissions to echo@mountbakerbsa.org

				
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