Category Archives: Local Scout Unit News

Ft. Clatsop District Eagle Scout Featured in Scouting Magazines Blog

Local Eagle Scout Jackson Meyer has been featured on the blog for Scouting Magazine. Jackson will be on Monday, May 25ths episode of American Ninja Warrior. He will be competing in his scout uniform.


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.

Ft. Clatsop District Eagle Scout Competes on American Ninja Warrior

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Jackson Meyer, Eagle Scout from Ft. Clatsop Districts Troop 642, will be on an episode of American Ninja Warrior airing Monday, May 25th on NBC.

Jackson is a 2010 graduate of Seaside High School. He has spent many years being involved in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Recently Jackson decided to apply to compete on American Ninja Warrior, and was accepted. It was important to Jackson that he represent scouting during the competition. He received permission from both the BSA and NBC to wear his scout uniform on the course in Venice Beach, CA.

Competition started at 430am. Jackson said that he was struck by how much larger the course was than it appears on TV. He was also impressed with how supportive everyone was. During interviews he was able to share some of his scout stories. He hopes to return to the competition next year.

When asked what he would remember most about competing, Jackson said it would be knowing that  a person can do everything they want to. When he applied he didn’t know if he would be accepted, but he applied anyway. His advice for everyone would be for anything in life they should “apply and try”.

Jackson will be graduating from OSU this June. He will have 2 degrees, Fisheries and Wildlife as well as Zoology. He is currently working on a study of the Oregon Slender Salamander to help Weyerhaeuser learn the effects of logging on this sensitive species.

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Camp Royce Finel Work Days Coming Up

There will be a work party out at Royce Finel this Saturday (March 14th) from 8:30 am until no later than 3:30 pm.  We will be clearing the trail and service road (top of the hill to the parade ground).  We will meet up at the trail head in Carnahan Park (by the dock).  This work will make it easier for troops hiking out to the camp and delivery of construction materials in April for repairing the rest of the vandalism damage.

Bring loppers, shears, gloves, lunch, and water bottle (water will be turned on at the camp).  Adults can bring weedeaters or brush cutters.

Our second Royce Finel camp work day is on Saturday April 25th, 2015.

Meet 9AM in Camp. We will be installing Four more Metal support poles and supports
for the Tarp Shelter closet to the Trail coming in to Camp. Also need older Scouts to brush out quite a bit around this Camp to open it up
a little more for Tent sites. If we have a lot of help will also cut brushes back on service road.
Please bring loppers, Hedge shears, Gloves, Sack Lunch. Water will be on in Camp.
Our Councils Camp Facilitiies Director will be helping us out. Andy  Herold is in charge of all the Camps in the Cascade Pacific Council,
so its special that he takes the time to come and help us out.
Much help is appreciated.
Thanks Tom
Contact me at for questions or info

Scouts 14 and older will have their time counted towards the councils Hodag Award.

Save the Date…Hawaiian Dinner prepared by Malia’s Grill!


For  Saturday March 7th 5:30-7:30PM at the Seaside American Legion

Show your support for our local Seaside Boy Scout Troop 642, by joining them for a Hawaiian Dinner prepared by Malia’s Grill!

Choice of: Teriyaki Chicken or Pulled Pork and Cabbage, Rice, and Hawaiian mac salad or green salad with papaya dressing.

$12 per plate or 2 for $20

Please call 503-717-9563 to arrange for the closest scout to get you tickets


They can be purchased at Seaside or Cannon Beach Columbia Bank Branches

Seaside’s Troop 642 Recycles Christmas Trees and Fish Get New Habitats

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Over the weekend Seaside’s Troop 642 collected 108 trees. They had collection sites in Seaside and Cannon Beach.

The Troop partnered again with Necanicum Watershed for this annual event. Once collected the trees were taking to The Mill Pond off Avenue S in Seaside. Those trees  are now fish habitats.

Troop 642 received a little help from a few Webelos from Pack 540 who were working on their World Conservation Badge.

Seaside Signal Article About Pack 540 Placing Swags on Veterans Headstones

Pack 540 recently made and placed swags on Veterans headstones. The Seaside Signal covered the service project in the following article….