First Annual Dutch Oven Dessert Cook Off Rules Posted

The rules for the First Annual Dutch Oven Dessert Cook Off have been posted. The Cook Off will be held at our annual district picnic on Thursday July 10th at Cullaby Lake.

ft. Clatsop District
Dutch Oven Dessert Cook Off
July lO 2ol4
Cullaby Lake Park
l. Entrants supply your own Dutch ovens and Utensils
2,. Entrants supply all charcoal and starter.
3. Everything must be prepared on site.
4, Entrants must describe their creation as to how made and with
what to the judges.
5, Entrants can start at 5:5O pm. Judging at 7:OO pm.
6. Judges will be judging on:
a. Originality
b. Taste
c. Appearance
7. All cooking must be done in a Dutch Oven on site.
8. Side items such as butters, sauces, jams should not be
presented to the judges.
9. Good fire safety practices must be maintained.
10. Safe food handling practices must be maintained.

 For a printable flyer to share with your units, click Dutch Oven Rules

Fish for free in Fort Stevens Saturday, June 7th


HAMMOND — Fort Stevens State Park, along with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Rainland Flycasters, will host free fishing day activities at Coffenbury Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday June 7.

A kids fishing derby will be held with prizes and a biggest fish competition. A limited number of poles, tackle and bait will be provided for participants.

There will be fly casting demos put on by the Rainland Flycasters. A barbecue lunch will be served, and prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish.

June 7 is Free Fishing Day and Oregon State Parks Day. No license is required to fish and there will be no day-use or camping fees.

What can you do at a Cub Scout Day Camp…if you aren’t a registered Cub Scout??

You can Check Out Scouting!

Currently registered scouts…tell your friends that aren’t scouts yet about this event. If they join not only will your Cub Scout Pack grow, but you can earn a recruiter patch.

On Saturday, June 21st from 1-4pm, Ft. Clatsop District boys entering 1st – 5th grade this fall that ARE NOT already registered Cub Scouts are invited to our Check Out Scouting event.

Boys will be able to participate in BB’s, archery, fishing and wood working. They will also be treated to a BBQ.

Each boy MUST have an adult with him for this event.

Register and get location and more details by calling Karen Gill  503-325-2990 or e-mailing:


Ft. Clatsop District Summer Parades

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about parades. There are several parades on our district in which scouts can participate. Scout units wishing to participate should contact the parade organizers to register. (Those wishing to participate in either of Astoria’s Regatta Parades, please contact Ft. Clatsop District Program Chairman Laurie Kautz at as we typically enter as a district).

As with any public appearance scouts should use the following guidelines…

Scout Field Uniform (formerly known as Class A uniform). Shirts should be tucked in to scout pants or neat, clean blue jeans (no camo pants or gym shorts please). Hats, neckerchiefs and tie slides as appropriate for your scout unit. Closed toe shoes and socks.

Scouts should always conduct themselves by the scout law.

Parades do count toward service hours, so make sure your scout unit logs their hours at

4th of July Parades


  • Parade will be held in Warrenton. Full information to follow, check back for updates to this post.


  • 11am in Seaside
  • Registration forms can be found at

Cannon Beach

  • 11am in Cannon Beach
  • For more information contact The Legion 503-436-2973, email 

Astoria Regatta Parades

  •  Regatta Kick Off Parade. August 6th at 630pm – no motorized vehicles. Meet at the Astoria U.S. Bank parking lot. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Crew Members and Sea Scouts needed to carry flags. Other entries always welcome. Free Ice Cream for participants following the parade
  • Regatta Grand Land Parade. Saturday, August 9th at 1130am District Cub Scouts welcome to attend as a group. Meet in the Aquatic Center Parking lot. Frozen treats for Scout participants following the parade.

Ft. Clatsop District Picnic July 10th

Next month’s roundtable will be our annual Ft. Clatsop District Picnic. It will also be our first annual Dutch Oven Dessert Competition (information available at the June 12th Roundtable).

Join us July 10: 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Cullaby Lake.  This will be a pot luck picnic. The district will offer burgers and hot dogs prepared by our Grill Sergeant John Tanksley. There will also be fun and games.

Please remember to bring your $3 for parking (corrected parking fee). Also be aware that we will NOT be setting up a waterfront, so there will be no swimming or wading in the lake. We would also ask that family pets be left at home.

Roundtable June 12…info on district Dutch oven cook off, day camp, summer awards…

June 12: 7:00 p.m. District Roundtable: First Lutheran Church Astoria

There will be information on our First Annual District Picnic Dutch Oven Cook Off…to be held Thursday, July 10th at Cullaby Lake.


Boy Scout

Cub Scout: Planning the Cub Scout Year; Summertime Pack Award; World Conservation Award; District Entry in Regatta Parade; Guide to Safe Scouting guidelines for parades.

Day Camp: Separate break out for leaders/parents attending Day Camp.  Please bring youth and adult medical forms. 

What Physical Do Scouts Need for Camp? What About Special Needs Forms?

Scout physicals are good for 1 year, and the forms have been updated this year. So, unless you have recently filled out a new one, you will need to do so.

Who needs a physical?? All scouts and adults participating in scout functions. But do you know which one you need?

Forms may be found at

Parts A and B (the first option) is needed for all scout functions, including day camp. This medical form is also appropriate for Cub Scouts and adults attending Cub World and Gilbert Ranch There is no physicians signature required.

Part C (the second option) is needed for Boy Scout resident camps and Cub Scouts and adults attending Adventure Cove…or any other scouting event lasting longer than 72 consecutive hours. This portion requires a physical and physicians signature.

If you are visiting your physician for Part C of your medical form, and you participate in sports, you may want to consider taking a copy of your school sports physical to your appointment. Often times if your insurance covers a sports physical they will only cover 1 per year, and in some cases you may be able to have both your scout and sports physical covered by the same deductable…check with your insurance and or physicians office.

It is also quite helpful if you fill out all but the physicians portion of your medical form online, then print it. This saves the physician having to fill it out during your visit…and the medical form will be much easier to read if it isn’t hand written.

What about Special Needs Forms??

Special needs forms can be found at

Who needs them?? Any scout or adult with a special need. Those needs can range from diabetes, CPAP machines, mobility issues to sensory issues and behavioral issues and dietary issues.

Cascade Pacific Council offers camp staff, volunteers and professionals training on working with scouts with special needs. We need to know about them though/

How do we accommodate these needs??

With ADVANCE notice, resident camps can make changes to menu items. Camps may also notify other campers of severe allergies so they may avoid bringing those items as snacks (i.e. peanuts).

If we know of sensory, behavior or attention type issues, we are better equipped to anticipate and possibly make program changes to help your scout have a positive camp experience.