CS2N offers free resources to earn Robotics Merit Badge

CS2N, or Computer Science Student Network, has partnered with the BSA to offer free training and resources specifically for Scouts earning the Robotics merit badge. Scouts can download a 60-day copy of the Robot Virtual World Software to complete the Robotics merit badge.

In addition, there is a CS2N course specifically designed for Scouts and leaders to help boys earn the badge. Click here for access to all the training material and software.

There you’ll find a variety of tools and resources for our Scouting community, including:

  • Teacher resources for Scout leaders
  • How-to videos
  • Fun, interactive games and activities
  • Learning opportunities

CS2N resources are also designed to support the upcoming Computer Science Programming merit badge. Starting in October, you’ll be able to use the CS2N infrastructure to develop your own themed storytelling and animation or Web development activities.

CS2N also supports our merit badge counselors by offering classes on an as-needed basis using WebEx distance learning technology. If you are interested in participating in a class, please send them a note.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries: Boy Scouts fundraiser

On April 3rd from 11am to 9pm, Five Guys Burgers and Fries will be donating 15% of every purchase to the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council. You must present flyer to the cashier when ordering, which you can find here.

Monies raised from this partnership with Five Guys Burger and Fries will go directly to support the Scouting program within our council. Make as many copies of the coupon as is necessary. Have a great meal at Five Guys and help Scouting at the same time!

Remember….print off your flyer and give it to the cashier when you are ordering.

Scout Wire, the BSA’s biweekly employee e-newsletter


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K.I.S.S. Your Old Medical Records Goodbye Webinar
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Learn More About the Mining in Society Merit Badge
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30 accepted into HAM Radio Class 12-13 APR 2014 for Scouts and Astoria CERT Members

Camp Rilea will be hosting a HAM radio license class and an opportunity to
take the FCC HAM radio exam.

Class Date: 12-13 APR 2014

Class Times:
12 APR – 0800-1630 lunch 1200-1300
13 APR – 0800-1200 lunch 1200-1300

Location: Post HQ Auditorium

Class Information:
The class is free
FCC Exam will be administered at 1300 on 13 APR immediately following lunch
The fee for the exam is $14.00 The maximum class size is 30 students

Students should bring to class:
Small calculator
Paper for notes
Picture ID
All students must have their SSN. The card is not required, just the number
for the exam.

Those interested in attending must submit their names to me no later than 10 APR 2014.
Please pass this information to other soldiers, airmen, and civilians that
may be interested in attending.

Thank you,
LTC Martin shaun.p.martin4.mil@mail.mil

Composite Materials Merit Badge Workshop Open to the First 50 Who Register

Registration opens March 21st, 2014 at  www.cpcbsa.org/regsister  information available now.


The Cascade Pacific Council is honored to offer a unique pilot program that will assist our Scouts take the ‘fast track’ in achieving their “Composite Materials Merit Badge” by building two canoes and paddles that will ultimately be donated to one of our camps. Professionals working in the composite industry and members of local professional societies and associations have stepped forward in agreement to help 50 Scouts in the Cascade Pacific Council earn this unique Merit Badge.

In partnership with Miles Fiberglass & Composites and other partnering organizations we are proud to offer this opportunity.  There will be 1 group of 50 Scouts that will work for 2 sessions to earn their Composite Materials merit badge. On Saturday May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, from 8AM – noon.  Beyond the $ 15.00 fee for each Scout to register for this program, all of the materials for the projects the Scouts will built are being donated by companies and associations to help our Scouts achieve this merit badge. Only the first 50 Scouts who register for this activity will be accepted into this program.

Parents are welcome to sign up and attend with the Scouts; There are two things we will ask of parents:

1.    We hope you will jump in and help as needed.

2.    Remember that this event is for the boys.

By signing up for this event you are signing up to attend BOTH sessions onSaturday, May 3, 8AM- noon AND Sunday, May 4, 8AM- noon

Who: Registered Boy Scouts

What: Composite Materials Merit Badge

When: Saturday, May 3, 8AM- noon AND Sunday, May 4, 8AM- noon

Where: Miles Fiberglass, 8855  S.E. Otty Road, Clackamas, OR 97015



Sea Scout Ship 635 Garage Sale Saturday

22March Sea Scout Garage Sale

Dowtown Astoria Clean-Up Day April 6th

Downtown Astoria will be having it’s annual clean up day. It is scheduled for April 6th from 9am-4pm with a BBQ from noon-1pm

This is an excellent opportunity for scout to get in some service hours toward advancement or simply “Do a Good Turn”.

Those wishing to participate should contact Judy Van Winkle by March 25th at 503-325-6181 during business hours.