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Camp Royce Finel Work Day

Saturday, April 23rd will be a work day at Camp Royce Finel.
If: you are 14 – 114
If: you volunteer at Council Camp Service Project
If: you fill in award card and get it signed
Then: you can earn Hodag Awards!   https://www.cpcbsa.org/files/1939/Hodag-Record-Card
Royce Finel work day. Start at 8:30am.
Please bring a garden rake, shovel, hodag, broom
loppers and shears.

2017 National Jamboree Informational Meeting in Ft. Clatsop District

The next National Jamboree is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to get more information and get signed up.

There will be an informational meeting in Ft. Clatsop District on Thursday, April 28th at 7pm. The location is yet to be determined.

Come meet Jack Branch, Cascade Pacific Council’s National Jamboree Chairman. Jack has also been the past scoutmaster of the Longview/Ft. Clatsop Jamboree Troop.

Any youth or adults interested in attending the 2017 National Jamboree should plan to attend. Youth should bring a parent with them.


Cascade Pacific Councils Latest Word on Tour Plans

Tour Plans are not required for District and Council Events.   They are encourage but may be difficult to complete since a Webelos den may not have Baloo Training, Hazardous Weather Etc.

For your reference.


Q. When do I need to complete a tour and activity plan?
Times when a tour and activity plan must be submitted for council review include the following:

§  Trips of 500 miles or more; or

§  Trips outside of council borders (exception: not to your council-owned property); or

§  Trips to Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, Summit Bechtel Reserve (you will be asked to present a copy of  your tour and activity plan upon arrival), national Scout jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or a regionally sponsored event; or

§  When conducting any of the following activities outside of council or district events:

§  Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)

§  Climbing and rappelling

§  Orientation flights (process flying plan)

§  Shooting sports

§  Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.); or

§  At a council’s request (Contact your local council for additional guidelines or regulations concerning tour and activity plans; many have set guidelines for events or activities within council boundaries such as for Cub Scout overnight camping.)

Regardless, the tour and activity plan is an excellent tool that should be included in preparation for all activities, even those not requiring it. It guides a tour leader through itineraries, travel arrangements, two-deep leadership, supervision qualifications, and transportation.


Todd McDonald  |  Program Director

Cascade Pacific Council   

Sea Scouts, Order of the Arrow
2145 SW Naito Parkway

Portland, Oregon 97201
503.225.5711 |  F 503.225.5717  |  C 503.449.2554

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.


Come Check Out Cub Scouts in Seaside Next Week

K – 4th  Grade Boys in the Seaside School District – bring your Parents and Family

and register for a summer of fun while you check out Cub Scouts!

There will be Hot Dogs and Games on Tuesday

June 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.at the  Broadway Park in Seaside!

For more information call: 

Laurie Kautz at 503-717-9111 or David Posalski at  503-536-5396


Ft. Clatsop District BSA is a Clatsop County United Way Agency

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.

Youth and Adult Staff Needed for Ft. Clatsop Cub Scout Day Camp

Ft. Clatsop District is looking for quality youth (both scout and non scout youth) and adults to staff our annual day camp this June.

Camp will be held at Camp Rilea June 20th-26th, 2017 (with no camp on Sunday June 21st).

All staff must take Youth Protection Training, available online at http://www.myscouting.org.

Adults will be asked to attend a staff training meeting the evening of June 11th in Astoria.

Youth will be asked to attend a Den Chief training to be held in Astoria on Saturday May, 30th. Age requirements are as follows…

  • Youth staff must be at least 14 years old
  • Boy Scouts under the age of 14 may volunteer to help at day camp if under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or Boy Scout troop leader. However, they are not considered staff.

Staffing at camp is a great way to utilize those leadership skills youth have been learning on their journey through scouting. Time volunteered at camp may also be counted toward Pacifica projects for non-scout youth.

Order of the Arrow members (both adult and youth) who staff at camp are eligible for the “Camp Staff” OA pocket flap.

Staff applications as well as other staff related documents can be found at http://www.cpcbsa.org/camping/camp-staff-jobs/camp-staff-portal

Those interested please contact the Day Camp Program Director at laurie.kautz@gmail.com