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)

Eagle / Quartermaster Board Chair Training and Eagle Mentor/Project Coach Training

Saturday, September 20, 2014    8:30 a.m. there will be training to qualify (or re-qualify) to chair Eagle and Quartermaster Boards of Review in your District.  Also, learn how Eagle Mentors and Project Coaches can improve your Unit’s Trail to Eagle experiences.

It will be held at Lynchwood Church of God, 818 SE 174th Avenue     Portland, OR

For full details and a printable flyer go to 9-2014 E-Q+Mentor-Coach TRAINING NOTICE

Jamoboree on the Trail coming up in May




What is Jamboree on the Trail?


Jamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail. In their own way, everyone will be hiking the same direction: towards a better future through Scouting. JOTT is held on the second Saturday of May each year.

For more details and to sign up for newsletters, go to

Results of First Annual District Dutch Oven Dessert Cook Off

At this years annual district picnic a new tradition was started. Scouters were invited to compete in the first annual Dutch oven cook off…a dessert competition this year.

The winners were…

3rd place with a pineapple/apple dessert – Frank VanWinkle

2nd place with a mixed berry cobbler – Bob Blue

1st place with a blueberry puff – Dave Kautz

prizes included a Dutch oven cookbook, canned peaches and charcoal.

Contest chairman Vic Kee announced that the tradition will continue. Next years competition will be a main dish…with a twist. Contestants will be assigned their protein when they arrive for the competition.


United Way Unit Fundraising Black Out Right Around the Corner

September 9: United Way kick off – Black out period for all unit fund raising except for Popcorn begins and continues until November 21.  Please honor this black out period. The United Way contributes in a great way to scouting programs in the Ft. Clatsop District.

As a reminder, all units must submit a unit fundraising application prior to any non council fundraising. Details on unit fundraising and the link to download the form can be found at

Once completed, forms should be submitted to our District Committee through Karen Gill…

Once your fundraising application has been approved, details can be forwarded and posted on this district blog…free advertising…