Youth and Adult Staff Needed for Ft. Clatsop Cub Scout Day Camp

Ft. Clatsop District is looking for quality youth (both scout and non scout youth) and adults to staff our annual day camp this June.

Camp will be held at Camp Rilea June 20th-26th, 2017 (with no camp on Sunday June 21st).

All staff must take Youth Protection Training, available online at http://www.myscouting.org.

Adults will be asked to attend a staff training meeting the evening of June 11th in Astoria.

Youth will be asked to attend a Den Chief training to be held in Astoria on Saturday May, 30th. Age requirements are as follows…

  • Youth staff must be at least 14 years old
  • Boy Scouts under the age of 14 may volunteer to help at day camp if under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or Boy Scout troop leader. However, they are not considered staff.

Staffing at camp is a great way to utilize those leadership skills youth have been learning on their journey through scouting. Time volunteered at camp may also be counted toward Pacifica projects for non-scout youth.

Order of the Arrow members (both adult and youth) who staff at camp are eligible for the “Camp Staff” OA pocket flap.

Staff applications as well as other staff related documents can be found at http://www.cpcbsa.org/camping/camp-staff-jobs/camp-staff-portal

Those interested please contact the Day Camp Program Director at laurie.kautz@gmail.com

2017 Jamboree Informational Meeting

2017 Jamboree info meetings (1)

When: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
or………
Thursday, May 21st , 2015 @ 7:30pm
Where: Exodus Church
2746 Ocean Beach Hwy Longview WA (Where NW Nichols meets OB Hwy)
Who should attend Meetings? Webelos 2, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Parents, & Scout Leaders

This is a once in a lifetime event! Don’t miss out! At least come and get the information!
If you can’t attend, but have questions please contact: Jack Branch
Cascade Pacific Council
2013 National Jamboree Chairman 2231 37th Avenue Longview, WA 98632
(360) 423-9837 E-mail: jackdbranch@yahoo.com

Camp Royce Finel Work Day Saturday, April 25th

There will be a Camp Royce Finel work day this Saturday. Due to the nature of the work being accomplished, this is an adult work day.

Please meet in the lower Camp Site where trail comes in to  Camp up at 9am. We will be rebuilding Tarp Shelter and be out of Camp at least by 3 to 4pm or maybe sooner.

Ft. Clatsop Day Camp Reservation and Forms

It’s not too late to register for Ft. Clatsop Day Camp.

Camperships are also available for those who may need assistance. Those funds are first come first serve, so please have families apply as soon as they can. They will need your reservation number when they submit the form.

Registration information, including campership forms and medical forms, is available at http://www.cpcbsa.org/reserve-summer-camp

Additionally, for Ft. Clatsop Day Camp…we need to know how many scouts of EACH rank will be attending. Please email the camp Program Director with those numbers at laurie.kautz@gmail.com. Remember, at the end of this school year all non-LDS scouts will advance to the next rank.

Camp Royce Finel Work Days Coming Up

There will be a work party out at Royce Finel this Saturday (March 14th) from 8:30 am until no later than 3:30 pm.  We will be clearing the trail and service road (top of the hill to the parade ground).  We will meet up at the trail head in Carnahan Park (by the dock).  This work will make it easier for troops hiking out to the camp and delivery of construction materials in April for repairing the rest of the vandalism damage.

Bring loppers, shears, gloves, lunch, and water bottle (water will be turned on at the camp).  Adults can bring weedeaters or brush cutters.

Our second Royce Finel camp work day is on Saturday April 25th, 2015.

Meet 9AM in Camp. We will be installing Four more Metal support poles and supports
for the Tarp Shelter closet to the Trail coming in to Camp. Also need older Scouts to brush out quite a bit around this Camp to open it up
a little more for Tent sites. If we have a lot of help will also cut brushes back on service road.
Please bring loppers, Hedge shears, Gloves, Sack Lunch. Water will be on in Camp.
Our Councils Camp Facilitiies Director will be helping us out. Andy  Herold is in charge of all the Camps in the Cascade Pacific Council,
so its special that he takes the time to come and help us out.
Much help is appreciated.
Thanks Tom
Contact me at tkgrimm@charter.net for questions or info

Scouts 14 and older will have their time counted towards the councils Hodag Award.

Cub Scout Beltloop Days at Microsoft

Cub Scout Beltloop Days at Microsoft 

We have all kinds of improvements lined up for Lewis, thanks to a couple of grants and donations.  All that is needed now is your help to volunteer on site.  Several camp committee members and district volunteers helped identify the areas of need and determined which project would have the greatest impact on the Scouts using our camp.
Some of the tasks requiring heavy equipment have already been completed, and now we need volunteer labor to help finish the job.  Please contact Ranger, Bill Hood (Bill.Hood@Scouting.org, phone: 503-658-7077) to organize a work party, detailed project plans, or for additional information. In order to accomplish all of this, Bill and the camp committee have scheduled work days for the first Saturday of every month through June.  Call ahead to arrange a project.  If you are available other days, we can work with you to have materials available.  Click here for a full list of projects.

Meriting with the Experts: Railroading – March 14th

Meriting with the Experts: Railroading – March 14th

In partnership with Amtrak, Amtrak Cascades, and ODOT 

Please join us for the Railroading Merit Badge at the Portland’s Union Station on Saturday, March 14th for a Railroading merit badge day. This workshop is filling fast and is available for Boy Scouts only.  Don’t delay!
This is a great opportunity to meet professionals in the railroad industry and learn from their experience.  This event will cost $25 per Scout and registration is open now. Adults are encouraged to attend for free, but must also register.  We could also use the help of merit badge counselors at the event. Registration is open at www.cpcbsa.org/register now!