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

Whale Watching at Ecola State Park December 27-31, 2014

How about mixing a little Goonies film site visit in with Whale Watching?

Ecola State Park is one of the 24 designated whale watching sites on Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) Whale Watch Week Dec. 27-31 along the coast.

Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at the sites 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on those days to help visitors spot gray whales heading south.

Visitors will also learn about whale migration and feeding habits. A map of the watch sites is available online at whalespoken.org.