Warrenton’s Troop 509


This week Warrenton’s Troop 509 held their end of summer Court of Honor.

Join us for NOVA: Science Everywhere at OMSI

Science is everywhere, especially at OMSI! Come to this event to earn the Science Everywhere NOVA Award and explore science with experts in the museum exhibits and labs. Be amazed by stage shows, inspired by the Labs and get your hands on fun activities.

What: Earn the Science Everywhere NOVA Award

When: October 11, 2014; 5pm – 9pm

Where: OMSI; 1945 SE Water Ave.

Who: Cub Scouts

Fee: $30/ Cub Scout

Since you have participated in our events before we want to offer you a $5 discount.  Just use the code word: SCIENCE during the registration.  Just click here to sign up!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities.

To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

Fostering a strong STEM education is our best opportunity to boost the spirit of innovation. It’s what we need to help ensure this country continues on a prosperous and secure journey. STEM literacy is also critical because it has a profound and growing impact on our day-to-day lives. Nature, space exploration, and any STEM-related interest reveals to us the beauty and power of the world we inhabit.

Local SOLVE Opportunities for Scouts on September 27th

September 27, 2014 there will be several opportunities for scouts to help out with SOLV locally. Scouts participating can earn a SOLV segment as well as bump up their service hours for advancement.

Dress for rain or shine and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste.

Join SOLVE at the Sunset Beach Approach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/sunset-beach-approach-cleanup

Join SOLVE and the Seaside Lions Club at the Seaside Beach Turnaround on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/seaside-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at Columbia River Beach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/fort-stevens-columbia-river-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE at the Del Rey Beach Approach cleanup on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/del-rey-beach-approach-cleanup-0

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at Fort Stevens State Park – Peter Iredale Beach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/fort-stevens-peter-iredale-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE at the Gearhart Beach Approach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! Details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/gearhart-beach-approach-cleanup

For future SOLVE events, book mark http://solv.org/get-involved/boy-scouts and check the calendar.

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: halnauman@gmail.com )

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: Tom.helwig@scouting.org!!

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