Category Archives: 2015

Seaside’s Troop 642 to Recycle Christmas Trees

Seaside’s Boy Scout Troop 642 is once again partnering with the Necanicum Watershed Council to recycle Christmas Trees. Your trees will be re-used in local rivers as fish habitats.

Trees may be droppped off at the Outlet Mall or Columbia Bank in Cannon Beach. Or you can call 503-717-9563 to have your tree picked up.

Dates and times are
January 2nd and January 3rd from 9am-4pm

Suggested donation of $5 for drop off and $8 for pick up.

Trees may not be flocked and should have no tinsel, wire or ornaments.

Garlands and wreaths will also be accepted if they are all natural materials.

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Seaside Troop 642 to Wrap Gifts at Fred Meyer

Seaside’s Boy Scout Troop 642 will be wrapping gifts at the Warrenton Fred Meyer next week.

They will be available at the following times

December 19-23 from noon – 8pm

December 24th from 10am – 3pm

They will be accepting donations to be used toward summer camp fees and supplies. It’s a great opportunity to support local youth…and there is the added benefit of not having to purchase and store all that wrapping paper.

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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