Mandatory Leader Training Begins in 2015

A resolution of the council executive board has begun a multi-staged process to making position specific training required to be a  registered leader.  In the late fall of 2015, ALL Cub Scout Den Leaders, Tiger Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leaders and Cubmasters will be required to be trained in their position in order to complete their Charter renewal for the 2016 year.
Every youth deserves to have a trained leader and better yet, every leader deserves to be surrounded by leaders who are as informed as them.   Update your myscouting.org profile with your member ID, go to my.Scouting.org and review your training as well.  Unit Committee chairs and Top Leaders can update others training status.  Finally, all training questions and updates can be directed toward to training@cpcbsa.org.

Great Sale Happening at the Nor’West Scout Shop

Have you heard about the great sale at the Nor’West Scout Shop?

August 10th through October 25th save 10% on yourentire purchase when you buy  a complete uniform!

Promotions included Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Uniforms.  Youth and adult sizes!

For the purpose of this discount a “complete uniform” consists of a shirt, pants/shorts, uniform cap, belt, neckerchief & slide, socks, and the required insignia for that uniform.

Questions? Call the Nor’West Scout shop at 503-243-5022.

Message from Cascade Pacific Council Scout Executive, Matt Devore Regarding LDS Scout Units

On behalf of Matt Devore, Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America – Cascade Pacific Council:

“I am pleased, and quite frankly ecstatic to share the announcement made this morning by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  We greatly appreciate the long-standing partnership with the church.  We will continue to look for opportunities to deepen our relationship and work together to positively develop youth.”
For your convenience, you will find a link to the original article below.

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-to-go-forward-with-scouting-program

Informational Meeting in Ft. Clatsop District for 2017 National Jamboree

Aerial View of Opening Show

Aerial View of Opening Show

The summer of 2017 might seem like a long way off….but if you are interested in attending National Jamboree it’s the perfect time to get more information. We will have Jack Branch leading this meeting. He has many years of experience in planning and attending past Jamborees.

Ft. Clatsop District will be hosting an informational meeting….

Where – First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St, Astoria, Oregon

When – Wednesday, September 2nd, 7pm

Who – Boy Scouts (and their parents) who will be 1st class and 12 years old by the first day of Jamboree, but not over 18 by the last day of Jamboree. Also open to Venturing Crew and Adults interested in staffing at Jamboree.

What – Details about registration, pre and post Jamobree tours, Jamboree activities, fundraising and financial information.

This event is open to any of our Cascade Pacific Council districts.

Please RSVP to Laurie Kautz, Ft. Clatsop District Program Director, at laurie.kautz@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/participants/

Staff Signups Open for Mud Mayhem

We are looking for energetic Scouts and Scouters to volunteer to staff Mud Mayhem 2015. We will provide each volunteer a meal and a drink per each shift worked.

We do ask that scouts who would like to volunteer to be 14 years old or older.

If you or your group, are planning on volunteering for an afternoon shift, we have some special surprises in store for you!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f044eafa62ea4f85-mudmayhem

Volunteers Needed to Play Disaster Victims on August 5th at Camp Rilea

Operation Pathfinder Minuteman Exercise August 5th, 2015

Volunteer victim actors are needed on Wednesday August 5th, 2015 7:30. Actors get to role play as victims for a large disaster preparedness exercise on the north Oregon coast!

Operation Minuteman Pathfinder 2015 an exercise of a coordinated, simulated response to a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and resulting tsunami. Players in this year’s exercise include the Oregon National Guard, Oregon Air Guard, Oregon Disaster Medical Team, State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) and others.

This is a fun opportunity for anyone to help our Oregon medical providers practice responding to disasters. Help your community prepare for emergencies, try out your acting skills and meet other volunteers.

Volunteer victims are put in makeup with simulated wounds and are encouraged to moan, groan and scream!  Minors must be at least 16 years old and accompanied by an adult.  Lunch will be provided! 

Click the link below for details and to register.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/victim-actor-volunteers-for-pathfinder-minuteman-exercise-camp-rilea-2015-tickets-17051825469

Thank you,

DeWayne Hatcher

SERV-OR Systems Coordinator  https://serv-or.org

OHA- Public Health Division

Health Security, Preparedness and Response Program

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 465B Portland OR 97232

dewayne.r.hatcher@state.or.us

(971) 673-1038 office

(971) 673-1309 fax

Bike Trip America to Depart Oregon for New York this Week

Bike Trip America is a Charity Cross Country Bicycle Trip brought to you by the Scouts of Crew #255, Astoria OR. Chartered by the American Legion.

In a post from Bike Trip America’s facebook page….”Officially, we will be leaving exactly June 18th, 2015 at 10 AM from the Peter Iredale entrance to the beach. Public is welcome to join us for the ride from there to Astoria (11 miles) or just send us off. A little before 12 PM we will arrive at the American Legion in Astoria where there will be a barbecue lunch at 12 PM. Only about 40 burgers are available up for grabs, but if you show up you will likely be able to get one. By 1 PM we plan to be on the road again exiting Astoria from highway 30 to stay at a Legion post in Clatskanie which will be hosting us for our first night on the road. It will be a rather hilly first day, but the mileage shouldn’t be too tough.”

You can follow their progress on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/biketrip2015tonewyork or check out their web page at www.biketripamerica.com/