Leadership Service to the Community BOY SCOUT TROOP 570
Troop 570 is a boy-run troop and operates Troop 570 participates in the Council’s
by the patrol method. The PLC, with annual Scouting For Food drive in spring. Kirkland, Washington
oversight from the Scoutmasters and Our members have helped run activities
Troop Committee, plan and implement the for Cub Scouts at summer day camp and
troop’s activities, including our weekly Webelos Woods.
troop meetings, campouts, and our annual
summer camp. Our troop presents a semi- Our troop has had a variety of Eagle
annual Junior Leader Training (JLT) projects and troop projects, both indoors
program for its leaders and sends several and out: Some examples are:
Scouts annually to the Council-run
National Youth Leadership Training Fall and spring cleanup days for HSLC
program, NYLT. Troop 570 helps to Remodeled areas or performed small
underwrite this training for deserving project work at local schools,
scouts. Our adult leaders are trained in community parks and pools, and
Scouting policies, training skills, and churches Chartered By
safety; appropriate to or exceeding the Chehalis County flood relief help Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
requirements for their positions and for our Landscaped community, school, and
outings. Many of our adults have church properties We invite Webelos Scouts or
completed a six-day Wood Badge course; Organized and ran a community old Scouting-age boys and their parents to
the highest level of training a Scouter can flag retiring/burning ceremony visit any of our troop meetings.
participate in. Baked cookies for prisons
Worked with Washington State Parks Dale Rae
Meetings Rangers to perform cleanup Scoutmaster
Our troop meetings are held on Monday Trail work with Washington Trails 206-696-2855
nights, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the upper Association (WTA.org)
Fellowship Hall at Holy Spirit Lutheran Service project work for Summer Theresa Lacey
Camps that we attend Committee Chair
Church in Kirkland. The church is located 206-354-1890
on the corner of NE 124th and 100th NE,
about a mile northeast of Juanita Beach. These projects encourage all Scouts of
any rank or age level to participate. Visit our website to see more information
The fourth Monday of each month is our about our troop, upcoming and recent
Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting. events, outing pictures, and our calendar.
Parent Participation Every year, we have two car camping
Troop 570 enjoys a strong parental base. outings where we invite Webelos to join us www.Troop570.org
In addition to adult leadership and Troop for all the fun! One is in November
Committee positions, we have many (typically at Deception Pass State Park)
parents who help with special projects. and one is in early May (typically at a
We have a monthly Parent meeting to Lutheran Camp near North Bend). If you
discuss ongoing troop issues and to are interested in joining us on one of these
ensure the troop’s safety and its success. campouts, call us!
Our Troop Fundraising Scout Advancement
Boy Scout Troop 570, Kirkland, Boy Scout Troop 570 has one major fund- Our patrol leaders and older Scouts, under
Washington, was chartered in 1969 and raiser each year -- a Christmas Tree the supervision of the Scoutmasters, work
has been sponsored by the Holy Spirit Recycling program – that each Scout is with younger Scouts on rank advancement
Lutheran Church in Kirkland for almost 40 expected to participate in. Each Scout has during the year. Additional opportunities
years. his own Scout account, and a portion of are available in summer camp programs.
the funds he raises gets credited to his Boys are encouraged to earn merit
Our troop has about 80 scouts and is very account to help offset the costs of monthly badges individually or in groups /patrols.
active. We have at least one outing every campouts or summer camp. In addition, Many troop parents are merit badge
month all year round and attend summer boys can sell popcorn if they like. counselors. We bring in other community
camp. Our Scouts enjoy outdoor activities members to our meetings to help Scouts
like camping, hiking and backpacking. On Summer Camp Trips with specialized skills. Troop 570 holds
every campout we encourage and Troop 570 attends summer camp every semi annual Courts of Honor, where
challenge ourselves with gourmet cooking. year. We typically will go in council one advancement is formally acknowledged.
Car camping almost always brings out summer then out of council the next.
Dutch Ovens. In addition to camaraderie Rank of Eagle Scout
and leadership, the boys learn and Recent BSA summer camp locations: Troop 570 is proud that 33
practice outdoor skills like camping, of its members have
cooking, and orienteering on these trips. 2008— Camp Meriwether, Oregon coast
2007— Camp Parsons, on northern Hood reached the rank of Eagle
Most of our outings are in Washington. since the year 2000; 54
2006— Camp Hahobas, on southern Eagle Scouts in total since
Our youth leaders plan varied activities the troop formed in 1969.
Hood Canal, Washington
and destinations each year. In addition to Our Scoutmaster and
2005— Camp Easton, Lake Coeur
camping, other activities have included: Assistants are devoted to
2004— Camp Pigott, near Monroe, counseling our Life Scouts
Canoeing and kayaking as they work toward their Eagle Scout
Whitewater Rafting rank. Our troop also has an Eagle
Backpacking: beginning and advanced 2003— Camp Parsons, on northern Hood
Canal, Washington Committee to help Life Scout families
Fishing prepare for the Eagle Court of Honor
2002— Camp Black Mountain, Mt Baker
Biking, both mountain and road ceremony.
Skiing, snow boarding, snowshoeing
Rock climbing and mountain climbing High Adventure! Growing with the Boys
Seahawks, Mariners games Every summer we have at least one high As the Scouts get older, we offer them
High Adventure outings (ask us!) adventure outing for those Scouts that a chance to join our new Venturing Crew
want the challenge. Recent trips are: 570. This co-ed Crew (ages 14-21)
On these campouts, we cook in patrols. pursues high adventure activities like
Our troop members have a wide range of 2008: Philmont, 50-miler, climb Mt Rainier wilderness canoeing, rock climbing,
equipment including tents, stoves, and 2007: 50-miler on PCT, climb Mt Baker backpacking, caving, and more.
other cooking gear for our troop and 2006: Philmont, climb Mt Adams
patrols. 2005: Chilkoot Trail in Alaska
2004: 50-miler NW of Lake Chelan