2015 Ft Clatsop District Pinewood Derby Rules

For 2015 Ft. Clatsop District will be offering both STOCK and MODIFIED car classes for our District Derby. Please click the link below for the accepted rules…including building guidelines for both car classes. If you have questions please connect with your pack’s derby chairman.

Our goal if for every scout who attends the derby to have a positive experience. The first step toward that goal is communication. So as parents and den leaders please help us reach that goal by communicating with the parents in your pack.

So lets get ready to race….5…4…3…2….1!

2015 accepted derby rules

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.

Jan. 17 webcasts to explain new Cub Scout program

Hey, did you hear there’s a new Cub Scout program launching June 1, 2015?

If so, you know it’ll be more exciting for boys and easier to implement for unit leaders.

But you probably still have questions about how it’ll work. There’s good news: You can get many of those questions answered by watching a special webcast on Jan. 17.

The webcasts will cover the coming changes, how to prepare and when resources will be available. Sessions are position-specific, but anyone in any role who has an interest in the new Cub Scout program is welcome to attend. No login or special registration is required. Just click the link below at the times listed, and you’re all set.

If you can’t make any of these sessions, don’t worry. They’ll be recorded for later viewing.

Here’s the schedule:

New Cub Scout Program Webcasts Schedule

Cubmaster Webcasts

  • 8 a.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17, or
  • 3 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17

Den Leader Webcasts

  • 9:30 a.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17, or
  • 4:30 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17

LDS-Specific Considerations*

  • 11 a.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17, or
  • 6 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Jan. 17

* It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.

Where to view the webcasts

Click here to attend a webcast: http://www.livestream.com/bsanationalcouncil. (No login is required.)

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….

http://www.dailyastorian.com/SS/news/20150102/cub-scouts-pay-tribute-to-deceased-veterans-over-holidays

REI Members Only Garage Sale – January 4th, 2014

Are you looking for a good deal on camping and outdoor supplies? Check out the REI members only garage sale this weekend.

We’ve heard stories of scouts picking up nice tents for just a couple bucks because they had been returned with a broken tent pole…and of course then you have to buy a replacement pole…but you’re still getting a great deal…

Check http://www.rei.com/promotions/garage-sale for details and store locations

Scout Shop and Office Closures

The Scout Shops (Longview and Portland) as well as the Council Service Center, will be closing Wednesday, December 31st at 2pm.

They will also be  closed all day January 1st and January 2nd. They will be reopening for normal business hours on Monday, January 5th.

Happy New Years!

Christmas Tree Recycling available January 3rd & 4th at Seaside Outlet Mall