Coming Soon to Your Inbox – The Voice of Scouting

Check your inbox this week for the Voice of Scouting e-newsletter. We hope you’ll open it up and read some of the great stories of Scouting making a difference in the lives of youth. Here’s what it is and why we think you’ll like it.

What is the Voice of Scouting?

Focused on stories from across the nation and the world, the Voice of Scouting is all about sharing the good news that is Scouting. There you’ll find great Scouting stories from every era, every program and every part of the country. Of course, it’ll also keep you up to date with all things Scouting, such as program updates, Scouting how-tos, and other helpful links to help you run and enjoy a successful Scouting program. Check it out for yourself at

Why follow the Voice of Scouting?

You might ask, why should I follow another blog? Through a partnership of BSA Councils, volunteers, and generous experts, the Voice of Scouting was created to be the vehicle for YOURvoice of Scouting. Spread the good news of Scouting; share your story; make a difference in the lives of youth.
BSA Councils, Scouters, bloggers and families from all over are joining the movement and adding their voice, will you? If you like to submit a story to the Voice of Scouting e-mail

Boy Scout Recruiting Incentive

Boy Scout Recruiting Incentive

Special NEW member activity for all new 2nd year Webelos and Boy Scouts (no transfers) who join a Troop or Webelos II den, between October 16-November 15.
Night Flight ~ December 11, 2015. Soar into the night with legends of aviation! Scouts are invited to spend a fun-filled evening of activities and learning in the Museum, where they will slumber beneath the world’s largest wooden wing, or near a giant Titan II rocket. Free admission for the NEW member and recruiter.
This overnight event includes:

· Night Tour
· Pizza / Snack / Breakfast
· Glider or Rocket Construction
· Flight Simulator Lab
· Scavenger Hunt
· Film in the Evergreen Theater
· Museum Admission for the Following Day
Scout recruiter and NEW member can earn admission by completing the following steps:

1. Invite a friend to a meeting.
2. New member completes an application and pays the appropriate fee.
3. Complete the form below.
This opportunity is limited to the first 30 new members. Tickets will be mailed to the address on file in our membership database.

Cascade Pacific Councils Latest Word on Tour Plans

Tour Plans are not required for District and Council Events.   They are encourage but may be difficult to complete since a Webelos den may not have Baloo Training, Hazardous Weather Etc.

For your reference.

Q. When do I need to complete a tour and activity plan?
Times when a tour and activity plan must be submitted for council review include the following:

§  Trips of 500 miles or more; or

§  Trips outside of council borders (exception: not to your council-owned property); or

§  Trips to Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, Summit Bechtel Reserve (you will be asked to present a copy of  your tour and activity plan upon arrival), national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or a regionally sponsored event; or

§  When conducting any of the following activities outside of council or district events:

§  Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)

§  Climbing and rappelling

§  Orientation flights (process flying plan)

§  Shooting sports

§  Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.); or

§  At a council’s request (Contact your local council for additional guidelines or regulations concerning tour and activity plans; many have set guidelines for events or activities within council boundaries such as for Cub Scout overnight camping.)

Regardless, the tour and activity plan is an excellent tool that should be included in preparation for all activities, even those not requiring it. It guides a tour leader through itineraries, travel arrangements, two-deep leadership, supervision qualifications, and transportation.


Todd McDonald  |  Program Director

Cascade Pacific Council   

Sea Scouts, Order of the Arrow
2145 SW Naito Parkway

Portland, Oregon 97201
503.225.5711 |  F 503.225.5717  |  C 503.449.2554

Youth Protection Training Offered in Seaside Monday, September 28th

Dave Pulaski is offering Youth Protection Training Monday – September 28 – at 7:00 at the Lighthouse Christian Church.  Great opportunity if for some reason you are unable to do it on the computer!
October 1 is the goal to have every registered adult in the District with a 2015 YPT date!
The church is located at 88786 Dellmoor Loop…the corner of the south end of Dellmoor Loop and Hwy 101 north of Gearhart

2017 National Jamboree Informational Meetings

There will be 2017 National Jamboree information meetings on Monday the 5th, and Tuesday the 13th of October, 7pm, at the Exodus Church, 2746 Ocean Beach Hwy in Longview. I encourage all Leaders, and all Scouts (with their parents) who have any interest at all, to attend one of these meetings.  Get all the information you need so that you can make an educated decision on if you want to attend one of scouting’s biggest & best events.
      We haven’t had anyone apply yet for the 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster position for the Chinook area Jamboree Troop.  This needs to be a young man that will between 18 & 21 years of age by July 1,  2017.  The fee for a leaders is $525 below the youth fee!  There will be door prizes for every Scout that attends, and you do not have to be in uniform.
     Jack Branch Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree Chairman 360-751-2896

Mud Mayhem Registration Now Live! September 12th & 13th, 2015

Mud Mayhem is a chance to get muddy and challenge yourself through an obstacle course of mud pits, ropes, tubes, and water. You’ll need all your strength to climb, jump, crawl and scoop all the mud at Mud Mayhem! All scouts (that includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scout, and Venturers and their families) are welcome to attend! The mile-long course takes approximately an hour, but you can stay as long as you want! Get ready to get muddy for this fun family activity! Register at

Eagle/ Quartermaster Board Chair and Eagle Project Chair Training

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Registration for Eagle/Quartermaster Board – 8:00 a.m.
Registration for Eagle Project Coach – 10:00 a.m.

Lake Grove Presbyterian Church,4040 Sunset Drive Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Board Chair: Training to qualify (or re-qualify) to chair Eagle and Quartermaster Boards of Review in your District

Project Coach: Learn (1) why an Eagle Project Coach, (2) what the Coach does and (3) how to integrate the Coach concept in your District/unit.

For more information, contact Lois Lowe, CPC Advancement Education Chair, at 503-245-9138 or