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!

Aviation Merit Badge Event

Aviation Merit Badge Event

Calling on all Scouts

The Cascade Pacific Council is teaming up with Horizon/Alaska Airline for a two-day Aviation Merit Badge event. The dates of this event will be Friday evening, May 15th and Saturday May 16th, 2015. Registration for the event opens March 14, 2015. Scouts must be age 12 or older by the day of the event. Registration fee is $15.00.

Merit Badge Counselors Needed
We are in need of Aviation Merit Badge Counselors for this event. Horizon/Alaska Airlines and the Council’s goal are to have 50 Aviation Merit Badge Counselors available for this event. If you are interested in assisting as an Aviation Merit Badge counselor, please contact Rob McDonald at 503-245-2564 (home) ormwolfbee@comcast.net as soon as possible.

Over the Edge – June 26, 2015

Over the Edge – June 26, 2015

Are you daring enough to rappel down the side of the 1000 Broadway Building? Enjoy breathtaking views and experience a life-changing adrenaline rush.
NEW THIS YEAR – YOUTH TOO!
New this year everyone ages 14 and older and weigh between 100-300 lbs. may participate.  This year’s event is limited to the first 76 participants.  Why not sign up as a Mom and Son, or Dad and Daughter team?  A $100 registration fee is required. Edgers must raise a minimum of $1,500/ person or $2,500/team of two by June 16, 2015.
TOSS YOUR SCOUTMASTER!
If rappelling 24 stories down the 1000 Broadway Building is not your thing, organize your unit and find a die-hard thrill seeking adult leader in your unit who will agree to go over the edge.

Register online at www.cpcbsa.org/edge. Once you register, use our resources to create your personal message and begin collecting donations online.

2017 National Scout Jamboree – Leaders Needed

017 National Scout Jamboree – Leaders Needed

The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a while new jamboree experience in summer 2013. 2017 is the next Jamboree!

Adult leaders are needed for this great adventure!  To apply as an Adult Leader please click here.Adult fee is $2,950. There is no fee for adults to apply. All adults will go through an interview process.

We want you to join us in experiencing the 2017 National Jamboree! Boy Scouts and co-ed Venturers are welcome to join us on this great adventure. The fee for Scouts and Venturers to participate in 2017 is $3,475. The jamboree fee covers transportation, tours, and admission fees. meals, lodging, insurance and most patrol and troop equipment.   Click here to sign up today! 

Cub Scout Program Updates

Cub Scout Program Updates

EVERYONE involved in Cub Scouts should attend.

On Saturday March 21st, 2015 we will be going more in depth about the changes and how to implement them into our program starting June 2015. This will be the same presentation done at the University of Scouting, but instead of one hour we will have almost four hours.

Class starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. at Golda’s Kitchen at Scouter’s Mountain, 11300 SE 147th Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086.
Registration is not required but helpful. Find online registration at cpcbsa.org/register Questions? Sheryl Shake:Shakesher@aol.com or 360-885-9467 (home), 503-522-5034 (cell)

Camp Lewis Forestry Work Picks Up In March

Camp Lewis Forestry Work Picks Up In March

Two years ago, our council’s volunteer Forest Management Committee addressed concerns of sick and dying trees in camp.  The committee is made up of forestry management professionals who volunteer their time to provide direction to the council on managing the forests in our camps.

This spring, in our ongoing effort to keep a healthy forest, there will be some forestry work occurring at Camp Lewis.  Like harvest activity in 1999, 2004 and 2009, this work is being done to make the forest stand healthier and safer for Scouting.  In the previous thinning operations, trees that had large dead limbs over-hanging trails were removed.  These heavy limbs had been breaking off and creating a hazard.  Many of those problem trees have been have been removed allowing the younger healthier trees to flourish.  Read more here.