Category Archives: 2012

Happy Full Cold Moon

Did you know each full moon has a name? Tonight’s full moon, if you can see it, is the Cold Moon.


Recycle your Christmas tree

Recycle your Christmas tree!!

Boy Scout Troop 642 is once again working with the Neccanicum Watershed to recycle Christmas trees!!

All decorations must be removed from trees prior to recycling, including tinsel.

Drop them off at the Outlet Mall on December 29th from 9 to 4 or on January 5th from 9 to 4 !!

For pickup call Scout Master Stan Gandy at (503) 717-9563

Suggested donation is $5 for pickup and $4 for drop off

They will also accept wreaths and garlands for $5!

Check out one of our February posts for photos of one of last years trees at work

Winter Whale Watching This Week

If you are looking for something to do between Christmas and New Years…there are 3 spots on the North Coast where you can watch the gray whales…Ilwaco, Ecola and Neahkahnie.

Check out the Daily Astorian’s article for more details…

REI Year End Returned Equipment Clearance Sale

All 4 Portland REI locations will be having a great sale on returned equipment on Saturday, December 29th from 9am-2pm.

At the Program Training Conference we spoke to a scouter who scored a $200 tent for about 78 cents…yes 78 cents.

The advice from PTC…come early for best selection. If you want to get in the store at 9am…come well before 9am. There is usually a large line as only a certain number of people are allowed into the store at one time. Open things and look at them to see why they may have been returned…it could be just a cosmetic scratch, it could need something like a new tent pole.

For locations, check about halfway down on this link

Deadline to submit for popcorn college fund

December 15th is the last day for online sales to count toward the Trails End College Fund for 2012.

If you sold over $2,500 in popcorn this year you qualify for the Trails End College Fund. If you sold that much in a previous year and turned in the proper paperwork…any amount that was sold this year counts toward that college fund as well.

In order to have your sales count, please go to to download the form. Fill it out and send it…along with copies of your scouts order form(s) to

These forms must be submitted by December 31st, so get them in before you get busy with the holidays and council staff starts taking vacation days.

Tips for watching tonights meteor shower

If the sky is clear, are you planning to watch tonight’s meteor shower? Check out the link for some tips for the best meteor watching.

December Roundtable/District Christmas Party to be held at Camp Rilea

December 20: Roundtable/ District Christmas Party – 7:00 p.m. Camp Rilea Log Cabin

a. Scout Unit Finance – Jeff Parker, District Finance Chair and Manager WAUNA Credit Union

b. FOS Training

c. Cub Scout Break Out – Advancement; Cross Over; Spring Service Project ideas

d. Boy Scout Break Out – The Boy Led Troop

e. Cracker Barrel – bring a “pot luck” Christmas goodie if you want! Ornament Gift Exchange – bring ornaments costing 5.00 or less!