New Skipper Needed for Astoria’s SSS 635, Flying Cloud

Note from Hal re: new skipper needed for Sea Scouts:


I am hunting for a new skipper for SSS 635, Flying Cloud.  Suzanne currently needs 24/7 care which impacts routine meetings and practically eliminates program activities that are more than a couple of hours long (sailing, dirt camping, complicated fundraisers, etc.).  

I do not plan on leaving the group.  I want someone else to be the skipper so I can step down to mate.

If no one can be convinced to be skipper, the ship at least needs adults to keep track of advancement, recruitment, fund raising as well as being the second adult on a boat. I would appreciate an adult or two to help me think about these issues.

New adult mates don’t need to know about boats. The group and I will train them along with the scouts.  We encourage participating adults to satisfy the requirements for each Sea Scout rank.


(contact Hal at: )

United Way Fundraising Blackout September 9- November 15th


THIS  CRUCIAL !!! The United Way Blackout: September 9 until November 15 is the United Way Blackout period when there will be NO money raising by any scout units.  Please plan all money raising accordingly.


 Unit Fundraising Request:  If your unit is going to have a money raiser (except for the council sponsored Popcorn or Candy Sale) please submit a fund raising request form to the District Committee Chairman – Geoff Liljenwall – prior to the Money Raiser. 



Nor West Scout Shop and Computer Training at September 11th Round Table

Roundtable: September 11 – 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Hall Clatsop Community College room 221 

Important training re: “all things online” with scouting by Bo Henderson – Ft. Clatsop Field Director

(Internet Advancement; accessing units scout  information; individual scout accounts; new things in

the scouting world)!!



Tom Helwig from the Nor West Scout Shop will be at the September 11 roundtable. 

He is  bringing lots of items for us to look at and purchase.

He has also offered to bring pre-ordered things from units and individuals.


  • Advancement for fall Pack meetings and Courts of Honor!
  • Uniforms and all things associated. (For Cub Scout Uniform price list see attached list)
  • Random things that you might want.


Payment can be made September 11 by Credit Card, Check or Cash.

Please e-mail questions and orders directly to Tom:!!

Scout Items at Daily Astorian Yard Sale

Some of us that work for the Daily Astorian are having a parking lot sale at the DA
I will be there and will have several old scouts Mugs for sale, a 6 quart Lodge Dutch Oven for 35.00
and a few Meriwether shirts if anyone in the District wants to look or purchased.
Its this Saturday September 6th  from 9AM to 4 PM in the Big Parking lot of the Daily Astorian
Tom Grimm
Some of the mugs date back to 1971

Camp Royce Finel Workday Saturday, October 4th

There will be a Camp Royce Finel workday Saturday, October 4th 2014. We will be fixing the damage Tarp Shelters
with Metal Poles . Need some folks that can lift heavy items. Work will be from 8:30AM to Finish or to 4PM.

Notice: The work day depends us getting a few heavy days of rain between now and a Month. We are in Fire Season and the Campbell Group has their service road locked down now, and we need it to bring in supplies.
Tom Grimm

Volunteers Needed to Staff Mud Mayhem on September 13th

If you are wanting to volunteer for Mud Mayhem, here’s the info:


We’re using VolunteerSpot to organize staffing for MUD MAYHEM 2014.

Please sign up for Mud Mayhem Mud Run – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Thank you for your help!

Laurie Pearson


Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Opportunity with Clatsop County

For full details click JOTA flyer

“Re: Scouts and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), I’ve had a couple scouts contact me this past year for an interview and tour of the new EOC to satisfy requirements for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ merit badge.  Please spread the word that we are thrilled to offer this resource to local scouts and encourage any boys interested in earning the E-Prep badge to contact us.”



Tiffany Brown

Emergency Manager

Clatsop County Emergency Mgmt

800 Exchange Street, Suite 400

Astoria, OR 97103

503.325.8645 (Phone)

503.338.3605 (Fax)