Category Archives: 2013

Knappa’s John Tanksley Recognized in the Daily Astorian

Knappa’s Tanksley honored with high award for Scouting

The 2013 Fort Clatsop District Award of Merit was awarded to John Tanksley of Knappa, by the 2012 District Award of Merit recipient Laurie Kautz of Seaside.

Tanksley’s involvement in the scouting program began 23 years ago when he retired from the U.S. Army and moved to Clatsop County. While in the Army, he served in Vietnam, Korea, Germany and the U.S. During his Scouting career he has served as a volunteer in Cub Scouting and in Boy Scouting.


Uniform Prices Going Up

There is word going around that scout uniform prices will be going up, maybe as early as January 6th. The estimate is $5/ea for shirts and pants. Socks and other uniform parts could also go up.

If you have been thinking of getting new uniforms, you may wish to sooner rather than later.

Oregon King Tide Project Needs Your Photos

Oregon KT Logo

Every year in early winter, high tides in Oregon are higher than usual. These extreme high tides, commonly called “King Tides,” occur at a few specific times during the year when the moon is closest to the Earth. These tides are being documented to help visualize and understand the impacts of sea level rise in the coming decades. You are invited to participate in the project by taking pictures of areas impacted by this season’s king tides and sharing your photos on their flickr page.

Winter 2013-2014 Oregon King Tide Dates: December 2-4; December 31-January 2; January 29-31. Download this year’s King Tide poster and help us spread the word!

For full details, check out their page at

Informative Tax ID Information for Scout Units

Robin Stoeckler forwarded information re: the Tax ID Number for Scout Units.  Pertinent questions answered by the BSA.

Seaside’s Troop 642 to Recycle Christmas Trees and Help Salmon Habitat

You can bring your Christmas tree to the Seaside Outlet Mall on January 4th or 5th between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Or you can leave a message to schedule a pick up at 503-717-9563.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for drop off and $7 for pick up. Wreaths and garland may also be recycled. All donations MUST be free of ornaments, wire, metal, tinsel and flocking.

Troop 642 will be partnering with the North Coast Land Conservancy to reuse the trees in local rivers for salmon habitats.

Do You Need a Little Help With Gift Wrapping?

If at Fred Meyers this weekend getting your last minute gifts, Boy Scouts Troop 642 is wrapping presents over by the jewelry department for donations.  Come help them earn their way to camp this summer.

Cub Scout Meriting with the Experts: Mad Science

Bring your Cub Scouts, sisters, brothers, and friends to a morning of fast-paced, engaging science. Each Scout will attend two sections; Weather and Geology.  Each section will fulfill the three requirements to earn the Weather Belt Loop and the Geology Belt Loop! Event will be held at Intel’s Jones Farm Conference center on Saturday, December 21st from 9-12.  Registration open NOW !