Category Archives: District Activities

Memorial Day Service Project Opportunities in Warrenton

In a message from Birchard Kelley, Troop 509 Scoutmaster….

Memorial Day (May 25th) is rapidly approaching.  It is a time we honor those who perished in the defense of our country and other countries Americans helped in their pursuit of freedom.  As Scouter’s and Scouting families, it is an honor we are some of the first people veterans groups look to for assistance during this national event.  As an American, it is my opinion, Memorial Day is the most important holiday we have.  If not for those who sacrificed, we would not be enjoying the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and many other national holidays.

Below are Memorial Day events being held in Warrenton.  If there are events being held in your area, I highly encourage your Scouter attend.

1. Saturday May 23 at 9:30 AM, assist the American Legion in putting out Crosses and Flags at Ocean View Cemetery.

2. Monday May 25 at 11:00 AM is the Fort Stevens Memorial Ceremony sponsored by the Warrenton VFW.  Scouts can help by handing out programs, and Austin Stein from Troop 509 will be performing Taps.  (They fire a Civil War era type cannon at this event which is really cool.)

3. Monday May 25 at 11:00 AM is the Ocean View Cemetery Memorial Ceremony sponsored by the Astoria American Legion.  Scouts will be needed to present the BSA memorial wreath and David Kelley (former Troop 509 Scout) will be playing Taps.

4. Monday May 25 at 12:30 is the Flag Changing Ceremony at the Warrenton Post Office.  Scouts will be needed to hand out programs,  assist veterans in replacing the flags, and Austin Stein from Troop 509 will be performing Taps.

5. Monday May 25 at 5:00 PM, assist the American Legion in picking up the flags and crosses at Ocean View Cemetery.

Seaside’s Troop 642 Takes 1st Place in the Tuality District Camporee Dutch Oven Cook-off

Scoutmaster Stan Gandy has reclaimed the top honors for Troop 642 at the Tuality District Camporee Dutch oven cook-off.

This year’s camporee was a Mountain Man theme. So Stan grew out his beard and put together a winning menu for the annual competition.

Parched judges were able to wet their whistle with blueberry iced tea. They then dined on venison back strap filet minion, broccoli pie and smokey sweet potatoes. To finish out their meal they were offered triple berry bread pudding.

Way to go Stan. Thanks for representing Troop 642 and Ft. Clatsop District.

Check in Times for Ft. Clatsop District Pinewood Derby

The Ft. Clatsop District Pinewood Derby is just a few days away….Saturday, February 28th.

We will again be doing staggered check in time. This makes the check in process go smoother and keeps the younger boys from having to wait so long before racing.

Check in times are as follows….please be prompt and arrive at the BEGINNING of your check in time. Races for each rank are scheduled to start at the end of each check in time, late arrivals can not be added once a rank has started to race.

District Pinewood Derby Saturday at the KOA.  Check in times:
Webelos 1 and 2: 8:45
Bears: 9:00
Wolves: 9:15
Tigers: 9:30
 
If your scout is early for his check in time, he may check in early. However, please make sure there are no scouts behind him that that are of the rank that is currently checking in.
We don’t want anyone to miss their race!

As packs arrive with their cars, a representative for the pack should stay at the table with their scouts cars. As scouts arrive, they should take their car to the registration table….a car may not be checked in without the scout present. Pack leaders should NOT bring all of their confiscated cars to the registration table to check their entire pack in. We can not check cars in until the scout who owns it is present.

Thank you

Iron Chef Goes Coastal Tuesday, November 4th

Photo: Call 503-325-1961 to reserve your seat now.  You will soon be able to buy tickets on Brown Paper Tickets, at local US Bank branches, at the United Way office, and from local residents and board members!

Come out and help support our local United Way….and in turn support scouting in Ft. Clatsop District scouting.

Doors open at 5pm for reserved seating, 6pm for general seating.

Sample food from several local restaurants. Bid on some great items in the silent auction. You can even bid on the last spot as a judge for the competition.

http://www.doitnw.com/blog/you-be-a-judge-iron-chef-goes-coastal/

Tuality District Webelos Woods, October 24-26

October 24, 25, 26 – Webelos Woods.  This is a fun event for Webelos Scouts at Camp Meriwether south of Tillamook.  The Scouts and leader(s) can attend for the weekend or just one day.  We are guests of the Tuality District and they put on a GREAT event.

October Ft Clatsop District Roundtable

October 9: District Roundtable 7:00 First Lutheran Church – 725 33rd St, Astoria
Boy Scout Breakout: “ok summers over – now what?”
Cub Scout Breakout: What shall we do in November, December, January?
Hope you can come for lots of great ideas!  (Bring some of yours along too)

 

Local SOLVE Opportunities for Scouts on September 27th

September 27, 2014 there will be several opportunities for scouts to help out with SOLV locally. Scouts participating can earn a SOLV segment as well as bump up their service hours for advancement.

Dress for rain or shine and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste.

Join SOLVE at the Sunset Beach Approach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/sunset-beach-approach-cleanup

Join SOLVE and the Seaside Lions Club at the Seaside Beach Turnaround on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/seaside-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at Columbia River Beach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/fort-stevens-columbia-river-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE at the Del Rey Beach Approach cleanup on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/del-rey-beach-approach-cleanup-0

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at Fort Stevens State Park – Peter Iredale Beach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/fort-stevens-peter-iredale-beach-cleanup

Join SOLVE at the Gearhart Beach Approach on Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM – 1 PM! Details and directions at http://solv.org/get-involved/events/gearhart-beach-approach-cleanup

For future SOLVE events, book mark http://solv.org/get-involved/boy-scouts and check the calendar.