Past Events 2009

This page has past events from 2009.  Past events from 2008 and 2007 are also available - see links to the right.

Christmas Tree Pickup Flyer Distribution - Saturday Dec 12th 2009

Christmas TreeAll hands on deck needed to get the flyers distributed to our pickup area.  Participating in this event gives your Scout credit towards his camping account!

http://www.ScoutTreeDrive.org

Brendan Leach's Eagle Court of Honor

Eagle ScoutBrendan Leach's Eagle Court of Honor
Friday, June 12
6:30 PM
Community Church of Joy
Sammamish, WA

Court of Honor Fundraiser

Troop 751 Coffee Beans

Not baked beans, coffee beans!
-- Fresh roasted and delivered to the December Court of Honor.
-- $14 for 1 pound, or $26 for 2 pounds.  Troop receives all profits.

If you are interested in placing an order, please send cash payment to the Monday November 30th Troop meeting, or at latest the Monday December 7th Staple Party.  Thanks for supporting the Troop!

Weston O'dendhal's Eagle Court of Honor

Eagle ScoutWeston O'dendhal's Eagle Court of Honor
Friday, June 12
6:30 PM
Community Church of Joy
Sammamish, WA

CCOJ Lock-In - Friday December 11th 2009

EveryoneBring a friend!  Bring your Xbox, Wii, PS3!  Bring a movie!  Bring a board game!  Lock-ins are about having fun.

Games must be Everyone or Teen rated only, no Mature rated games per CCOJ.  Movies must be PG-13 or below.  Check with Mr. Meehan if movie is questionable.

A Friday night lock-in prior to the flyer distribution is scheduled for Friday December 11th.  The lock-in starts at 6:00 PM, and the following day is the flyer distribution, so it ends when the distribution ends.  Scouts need money to pay for dinner at Mongolian Grill and for snack food.  Scouts who haven't completed the Emergency Prep merit badge have an opportunity to work on it.

See you there.

Summer Court of Honor - Monday June 22th, 2015

Court of HonorThe Summer Court of Honor will be held on
Monday June 22, 2015
The Court of Honor will begin at 7:00pm and will end at 8:30pm

Monday, June 22th we will be meeting at the Beaver Lake Pavilion at 7:00 pm for our annual Summer Court of Honor. The MC will be Eric M.

Staple Party - Monday Dec 7th 2009

Christmas TreeLet's get all the flyers prepared for the flyer distribution!  All hands needed.  Participating in this event gives your Scout credit towards his camping account!

http://www.ScoutTreeDrive.org

Auto Mechanics Merit Badge - Saturday Dec 5th 2009

Automotive MaintenanceThe Cascade District is hosting the Auto Mechanics Merit Badge.  The time will be from 9 AM to noon, one hour longer than usual.  The merit badge counselor, David Florer from Unit 601 in Bellevue, wants to accomplish several items, including how to change the oil in a car, how to fix/change a flat tire, and how to detail a car.  Great skills everybody needs when operating or owning an automobile. 

The meeting place will be at the LDS church that is east of and behind the LDS Temple on 148th Ave. SE in Bellevue.  The Temple sits on the hill on the north side of I-90 at Eastgate.

Please remember to wear your uniform and to bring a signed blue card with you.  Please respond to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." mce_' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy15888 + '\'>'+addy_text15888+'<\/a>'; //--> by November 28 if you plan to attend on December 5.

Thunderbirds Hockey - Saturday Dec 5th 2009

Seattle ThunderbirdsJoin us for Scout Night at Seattle Thunderbirds!  Saturday December 5th 7:05pm game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Website: http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com   
Flyer: Thunderbirds Boy Scout Night.pdf
Directions: CCOJ to ShoWare Center

Mountain Bike Competition - Saturday Dec 5th 2009

A Mountain Bike Competition open to all District Troops will be held on Saturday December 5th 2009 at Soaring Eagle Park in Sammmamish.  Meet at the park at 8:30am.  Should be done by noon!

Directions: CCOJ to Soaring Eagle Park

Troop Leadership Training - Sunday Nov 22nd 2009

Patrol Leader badgeTroop 751 will be holding a training session for all scouts First Class and above this Sunday at CCOJ.  We will begin at 4pm and hopefully finish by 7:30.  Dinner ingredients will be provided and the scouts will be assisting with the cooking.  This will complete the Troop Leadership Training Program, entitling the scouts to their new position patches and for those who have not attended this type of session before, a “trained” patch for their sleeves.

Personal Fitness Merit Badge‏ - Nov 21st 2009

Personal Fitness Merit BadgeThe next Personal Fitness merit badge meet will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 21st. We are planning to spend the first hour at the Inglewood Jr High track checking our physical progress. We will then spend a second hour at CCOJ going over the questions and answers of the work books.  

We will try to cover as much of the material as we can during this second  hour.  Please write in your answers to the questions using the Merit Badge book as your resource. If you need a Troop Merit Badge book we have five available for use.

We will need to have our fourth and final physical measurement meeting on December 19th or 12th. 

Mr Prentice
Personal Fitness Merit Badge Counselor

Deception Pass - November 7-8th 2009

Deception Pass BridgeOvernight at Deception Pass State Park!  Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.

Note: For those Scouts working on the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, please attend this outing to complete one of the final requirements for the badge!  Spencer is coordinating this activity.

Sack Lunch - please bring along - no on-site lunch prep.
Beach Visit
Touch Football
Geocaching (time permitting)
Emergency Preparedness Drill
Dinner
Campfire
Sunday morning hike (weather/time permitting)

Coordinator: Justin
Meet: Saturday 8:30am CCOJ - leaving by 9:00am
Returning: Sunday afternoon.
Meals: Please have breakfast before meeting at the church.  Please plan a sack lunch for Saturday or bring $ for a stop at Subway on the way up.  Patrols will need to organize Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.   Scoutmaster will serve as grubmaster for adults only.
Cost: ~$13 gas + $4 campsite fee + $?? grubmaster fees.  Also fast food $ up and return trip is optional.  Gas may be more or less depending on final attendance.
Gear: PREPARE FOR SUN OR RAIN.  This is a car camp - heavier gear is OK.  Ten essentials please.  Also bring your SCOUT BOOK, tent (2 per tent), ground cover, sleeping bag + pad, flashlight, mess kit, Nalgene, patrol box (stove, fuel, cooking gear, dish tubs, suds/bleach, handiwipes, etc), charcoal if dutch ovens brought, campfire starting materials (no chemicals!), toilet paper (per patrol), chair, insert repellant.  A light tarp or canopy shelter might be helpful to cover the cooking area.  Frisbee, kite or other items for fun recommended!
Distance: Approximately 90 miles one way (2 hour drive)
Driving Directions: CCOJ to Deception Pass (Group Camp 1)

Our site is Group Camp 1 - here is the location:

Deception Pass Group Camp 1

More links: Deception Pass State Park


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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge - November 7th 2009

Emergency Prepardness Merit BadgeFor those Scouts completing the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge, please attend the Deception Pass Outing on November 7th.  At this outing we will be completing the last requirement for this badge.  See you there! 

Coordinator: Spencer

Personal Fitness Merit Badge‏ - October 24th 2009

Personal Fitness Merit BadgeFor those working on the Personal Fitness merit badge, please continue to work on your 12 week exercise program.  Bring your 12 week physical fitness program outline, Task 7 on page 5 and 6 to the Monday meetings.  Or please send Mr Prentice summarizing your warm-up, aerobic, strength, flexibility, and cool-down exercises as per the program outline.

We will have a followup meet at Inglewood at the end of the four weeks since our first meet.  This will be a time to check our Fitness Measurements (1 mile run and etc).   Please plan to meet after Spencer's Eagle project on Saturday the 24th.

Spencer's Eagle Scout Project - October 24th 2009

Eagle ScoutPlease join me for my Eagle project!  Remember: All Scouts MUST have long sleeve shirts, long pants, and work gloves.  If Scouts or adults have any tools that they think will help the weeding or planting process, please bring them.  LUNCH will be provided!

Date: Saturday October 24th 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: *Behind* Sammamish City Hall plaza
Bring:  Long sleeve shirts, long pants, work gloves, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and water.
Meals:  Lunch will be provided.

Please contact Spencer for more info.

SCOUTING OPEN HOUSE! - Monday October 19th 2009


Camp Fire Mountain
BOY SCOUT OPEN HOUSE NIGHT 
For 6th and 7th graders, and Sammamish Webelos!

Troop 751 invites you for an evening visit to learn about joining our Boy Scout Troop.  Prior membership in Cub Scouts is not a requirement.  Your son only needs to have reached 6th grade or be 11 years old or older, and be interested in outdoor activities and fun to join Boy Scouts!

Parents are encouraged to attend a presentation about our Troop's activities in the upstairs meeting room.  Please use the Contact Us page if you have any questions prior to the Open House.

What: Join Boy Scouts Open House Night
When: Monday, October 19th, 6:50-8:00pm
Where: Community Church of Joy, 723 - 233rd Ave NE (one block behind Safeway off NE 8th St)
Map: Click for map to meeting location (or Street View)

Make sure to bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case of inclement weather.  If you have any questions about our Open House or Boy Scouts in general, please send us email via the Contact Us page.  Information about our Troop is on the About Us page.  We look forward to seeing you!

Recruiting Night Oct 2007Summer Camp * Winter Camp * High Adventure * Archery * Backpacking * Bugling * Canoeing * Citizenship * Climbing * Coin Collecting * Communications * Conservation * Environmental Science * Family Life * Fire Safety * First Aid * Fish and Wildlife * Geology * Lifeguard * Lifesaving * Metal Working * Motor Boating * Orienteering * Personal Fitness * Personal Management * Pioneering * Rifle Shooting * Rowing  * Sailing * Shotgun Shooting  * Snorkeling * Swimming * Wilderness Survival * Whitewater Rafting * Woodcarving and more!

Webelos Woods October 10th 2009

Our Troop will be assisting with Webelos Woods at Camp Pigott. Please attend and help train Cub Scouts in Scout Skills!

Ape Cave, Mount St. Helens - October 3-4 2009

Ape Cave photoOvernight at Ape Cave near Mount St. Helens!  Named by members of an outdoor group called the Mount St. Helens Apes, this cave is the third longest continuous lava tube in North America. Another interesting note - it was discovered by Boy Scouts!  Cavers should wear warm clothes, sturdy shoes and have at least two sources of light.  Two different routes of exploration exist inside the cave and an above-ground trail (Ape Cave #239) connects the main and upper entrances. The lower cave is a relatively easy 0.75 mile hike that takes 1 hour round trip.  The challenging upper cave is 1.5 miles long, requires climbing over large piles of rocks and takes 2.5 to 3 hours.  Only Scouts 14 years and older will be allowed in the Upper Cave.  Scouts 13 and under will be travelling through the Lower Cave only.

Ape Cave Upper Cave

Ape Cave Lower Cave

Coordinator: Mr Meehan
There are 2 crews - one leaves Friday, the other early Saturday morning.
Friday Leave:
Friday October 2nd 1:30pm
Saturday Leave: Saturday October 3rd 7:30am from CCOJ
Returning: Sunday afternoon October 4th
Meals: Please have breakfast before meeting at the church.  Please bring a sack lunch for Saturday lunch.  There are no patrol meals for the Saturday crew lunch.
Cost: Approximately $18 gas fee, fast food $ for return trip (optional), plus patrol grubmaster costs.
Personal Gear: PREPARE FOR RAIN.  This is a car camp - heavier gear is OK.  Bring ten essentials, SCOUT BOOK, sleeping bag + pad, 2 flashlights per person with fresh batteries in each, warm hat (42 degree cave), leather gloves, baseball cap or scout cap, hiking boots, mess kit, Nalgene, day pack, insect repellant.
In a break from the usual recommendations, rain gear and Scout pants may be easily ripped in the cave, and jeans may be the best option for exploring the cave.  Just make sure you have dry, non-cotton clothes to change into.
Your son will NOT be allowed in the cave without 2 sources of light.  Although your son may be bright, that will NOT count as a second light source. 
Patrol Gear: Tent (2 per tent), ground cover, patrol box (stove, fuel, cooking gear, dish tubs, suds/bleach, handiwipes, etc), charcoal if dutch ovens brought, campfire starting materials (no chemicals!), toilet paper (per patrol), chair.  A light tarp or canopy shelter might be helpful to cover the cooking area.  Frisbee, kite or other items for fun recommended!
Distance:
  ONE WAY 194 mi – about 3 hours 45 mins
Driving Directions: CCOJ to Mount St. Helens
Campsite Location: Marble Mt. Snow-Park
Weather: Cougar, WA
No mobile/cell phone coverage in this area.

Other Links: Gifford Pinchot - Ape Cave | USGS Ape Cave | WTA - Ape Cave | Gifford Pinchot Maps



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Court of Honor - Monday September 28th 7pm 2009

On Monday night, the troop will be having our Court of Honor recognizing all of the rank, merit and service advancements our scouts made over the summer. I highly encourage and invite all parents and scouts to attend as this will be the moment for all to enjoy some sweets and celebrate the fun and hard work of all our sons. Even for those who did not attend Camp Parsons this year, you are most definitely welcome and wanted so we can get you back in the fold of fun scout activities!

Scouts should plan to arrive around 6:30pm to help setup for the meeting to start at 7pm. Each family should bring 1 dessert and their own plates/tableware to enjoy the delicacies.

See you there!

Backpack Squaw Lake - September 19-20 2009

Great news.  We are all set for another great 2009 backpacking adventure this weekend!  Our destinations are Squaw Lake and Cathedral Pass in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, part of the Cle Elum Ranger district.  We plan to leave EARLY Saturday in order to be in camp early afternoon.  Leaving us time for fishing, swimming or an afternoon scramble up to Cathedral Pass for breathtaking scenery! I will bring the new camera for sure!   

Squaw Lake (Washington Trails Association):
http://www.wta.org/...

We will cover 5 miles with backpacks but it is steep. We will gain 1300’ in only 2.5 miles.  The scouts will gain a camping night which counts for rank advancement and the Camping merit badge.  Scouts will also fulfill Camping Merit Badge requirements for a hike (4 miles and >1000ft gain.  We will have a great time.

Pack Check: Stilwell home 7:30pm Thursday
Meet
: We will meet this Saturday 9/19 at CCOJ at 7:00am SHARP and be on the road by 7:30.
Return
: We will return Sunday afternoon - likely 5pm-6pm.  As always we call when we're 20-30min away so stay near a phone.
Cost: $ 45-55 total (Bring cash please, 10's and 5's will be helpful)
The scouts share of the trip costs include:
$25 for gas, NW Forest Service parking passes, and patrol maps payable to ASMs
$10-15 est (exact amount TBD) grubmaster fees payable to Steven
$10-15 est in case we run late and need travel dinner Sunday evening for your Scout
Meals. Lunch for Saturday - we will eat on the trail so your Scouts lunch needs to generate minimal waste...Note that each Scout will be packing out his trash in a 1gal ziploc that should end up on Sunday less than 1/2 full.

PACK CHECK

Stilwell home 7:30pm Thursday!! Please bring EVERYTHING packed up - food, pack, boots, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent, and stove/cook gear to the pack check.  We need to have each scout carry 20-25% max of their body weight up the mountain.  This will mean some "shifting" from smaller scouts to older scouts on Thursday night.  We are NOT doing this at 7am Saturday!

GEAR

Backpacking Near-Essentials - that aren't on the 10 Essentials List

1.  ziploc bags - MANDATORY - sandwich, quart, and gallon sizes.  Several of each size!  you can't believe how necessary these are on the trail.
2.  small camp towel or small supply of paper towels
3.  convertible nylon pants or swimsuit.  lake will be swimmable
4.  nylon or silk underwear.  cotton will CHAFE...
5.  personal hand sanitizer (travel size avail @ Bartells $1.29)
6.  toilet paper (no pit toilets we will be digging holes) - travel size Bartells $1.29)
7.  camera - I will be carrying one but maybe another 1-2 people should carry one
8.  fishing gear - no tackle box - but lake is fishable.  Need to see someone catch something!

Ten Essentials

As always the boys need the 10 essentials, mess kit, sleeping bag & pad, raingear (current forecast is sunny – sunscreen & hat – but you never know), clothes, and the usual.  Mike has posted a list on the troop website, or feel free to call me if you have questions.  We will be camping at elevation so be sure to bring a non-cotton fleece and at least 1 pair of long pants for cold and bug protection.  On the last trip we had a number of problems with blisters.  It will not be an easy crawl back to the trailhead, so prevention is key.  Mr. Sloat's 5 keys to preventing blisters:
1.       Decent boots that fit and are kept dry
2.       Several pairs of dry, non-cotton, hiking socks
3.       Decent boots that fit and are kept dry
4.       Stopping to fix things as soon as you feel something is not right (before you have a blister)
5.       Decent boots that fit and are kept dry

We will have to cross a creek where a bridge is out (as directed by the National Park Ranger so it is safe), so you need to bring a pair of sandals (not flip flops) or lightweight shoes that can get wet and dry somewhat quickly for the crossing.  These can be reused as your ‘camp shoes’ that will make less of an impact in and around camp as you learned in leave no trace.  There are pit toilets at 2 of the campsites, but none elsewhere so bring toilet paper, baggies to pack paper out, and a spade.  ASM’s ‘may’ have a spade for rent (the prices will be sky high) for desperate scouts.  

See many of you Thursday night for backpack check!

Cycling Merit Badge - Saturday September 12th 2009

Cycling Merit Badge

This weekend we will be going on a 50 mile bike trek as part of the Cycling merit badge. It will be on the same route from Marymoor to Seattle the troop went on a month or so ago. We will be meeting at Marymoor park at 9:00 on Saturday and will be back around 5:30. Scouts will need to bring a sack lunch and water. The bike ride will need to be completed in under 8 hours to qualify for the Cycling merit badge. We will be meeting at my house at 6:30 Tuesday night for a bike check. See email for the address. Hope to see you there!

Nate

Bike Check: Tuesday September 8th 6:30pm at Nate's home
Meet: Saturday September 12th 9am @ Marymoor Park
We are meeting in the northwest area of Marymoor by the baseball fields parking lot (near the Subway within Marymoor Park).
Return: Evening approximately 5:30pm.
Cost: Get this - it's FREE!
Meals: Bring a sack lunch
Gear: Bicycle (!), gloves, day pack, snacks, water.  Bring rain gear and warm clothes.  Please check out your bike to make sure the tires, brakes, gears, etc are in good working order, and attend the Bike Check for help.
Advancement: Cycling Merit Badge.  This counts towards the Cycling Merit Badge.  Completion of the badge requires 2 – 10 mile rides, 2 – 15 mile rides, 2 – 25 mile rides, and scouts must also have to plan and ride a 50 mile trip in less than 8 hours.  Most of those working on this have at least a 15 miles from Lopez, and a 25 miles from Snoqualmie.  Naturally there are a few academic and hands on (adjust your bike, change a tire) items to complete as well. 
Coordinator: Nate

Links: Seattle Parks Burke Gilman Trail

Directions: Bike path from Marymoor to Gas Works


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Dash Point State Park - September 5-6th 2009

Overnight at Dash Point State Park.  Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound! The beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study.

Coordinator: Mr Meehan
Leave: Saturday 1:00pm CCOJ (note time change to 1pm)
Returning: Sunday morning before noon.
Meals: Please have lunch before meeting at the church.  Scoutmaster will serve as grubmaster for this trip.
Cost: $10 gas fee, fast food $ for return trip (optional), plus patrol grubmaster costs.
Gear: PREPARE FOR RAIN.  This is a car camp - heavier gear is OK.  Ten essentials please.  Also bring your SCOUT BOOK, tent (2 per tent), ground cover, sleeping bag + pad, flashlight, mess kit, Nalgene, patrol box (stove, fuel, cooking gear, dish tubs, suds/bleach, handiwipes, etc), charcoal if dutch ovens brought, campfire starting materials (no chemicals!), toilet paper (per patrol), chair, insert repellant.  A light tarp or canopy shelter might be helpful to cover the cooking area.  Frisbee, kite or other items for fun recommended!
Distance: Approximately 80 miles round trip
Driving Directions: CCOJ to Dash Point State Park

More links: Park Map | Website | Photos


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WashJam 2009 - August 20-23

Launch your BSA Centennial celebration in style at the Washington State Jamboree: WashJam 2009.  Youth from all over the Puget Sound region will assemble at Fort Lewis Army Base for this exciting Scouting event.  Entertaining activities, challenging competitions, and unforgettable shows will attract thousands of Scouts for four days of fun.  Don't miss out on this memorable experience!

Meet:  Thursday 1:00pm @ CCOJ
Cost: $45 WASHJAM registration plus $10 gas money
Returning: Approx. Sunday noon

First this is a reminder that we will be staying in large, DRY grass field. Fire danger will be extremely HIGH. Will be reminding the scouts that we need to be very careful with fire, only stoves will be lit.

Full Class A uniform will be required
Extra cash for Midway (food and vendors)
Mess Kit
Camp chair (no where else to sit, except ground)
Water bottle
Suntan lotion
Rain gear
Normal sleeping gear
Under 1st class bring your scout book
No electronics

Troop Checklist:
patrol flags
troop flag
tents
stoves
propane
tables
canopies
patrol boxes
lanterns

For those who missed out on the t-shirts. They should be on sale during Washjam, no troop number and buy early.

Coordinator: Paul

August 20-23, 2009

Fort Lewis North property

Go to http://www.washjam.org/ for more information.

WashJam 2009

Whitewater Rafting & Jet Boat Tour - August 3-8 2009

Idaho Whitewater RaftingNorth Idaho High Adventure Base
Whitewater Rafting & Jet Boat Tour
50 miles on the lower Salmon River
Aug 3-8 2009

Float the Lower Salmon River!

Enjoy 53 miles of guided whitewater rafting that flows along wilderness back country - at a great value. The Salmon river provides plenty of action while you navigate through stunning canyons on paddle boats and hike an array of historical Native American sites. These trips specialize in team building efforts so they are ideal for all Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, and Explorer Posts. (A demanding program for those 13 years and older) See for yourself how this activity is a perfect escape with a mix of fun-filled excitement and relaxation.

Jet Boat TourJet boat back!

An incredible twist on a phenomenal summer high adventure trip. Rafters will float down the Salmon River to the confluence of the Salmon and Snake Rivers. At that point they will board a jet boat for more thrills. The 75 minute jet boat ride will begin at the confluence and run through Hells Canyon to Pittsburg Landing. Groups will then be shuttled back to Killgore Adventures in White Bird, ID.

SWIM TEST: Date and time TBD.

CREW DEPARTS: Tentative plans are to meet Monday August 3rd 9:00am @ CCOJ.  This time will be solidified as we get closer to the event.

CREW RETURNS
: Saturday August 8th approximately 8pm

COSTS
: Registration is $550. In addition, gas, hotel and other expenses will be required.  NOTE: The final registration payment is due in March 2009!  Checks should be made payable to "Troop 751".

MEDICAL FORMS: Scouts and adults attending MUST have current physician signed medical forms according to the BSA and tour operators requirements.  No exceptions.  Please see the Leaders Guide for more information.

GEAR/ESSENTIALS: Please refer to the Leaders Guide which contains a complete packing list for rafting.

MERIT BADGES: The Whitewater Merit Badge can be completed as part of this trip.  This counts as a 50-miler outing for advancement purposes.

Coordinator:  Mason

Scout Requirements:
- Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Must be at least 13 years of age on January 1, 2009.
- Must pass the standard BSA swim test, and be classified as a swimmer, prior to arrival at camp.
- Must be in good physical condition.
- Must provide a completed BSA Class 3 medical form, signed by a physician no more than 12 months prior to the trip.
- Must sign the High Adventure Hold Harmless / Release Agreement. Participants under the age of 18 must have this form signed by a parent / legal guardian.

Driving Directions: Google Map to White Bird ID (418 mi – about 7 hours 24 mins)

INC North Idaho High Adventure | Leaders Guide | Unit Roster | Swim Test | Killgore Liability | High Adventure Hold Harmless | BSA Medical Form | Camperships | BLM Lower Salmon River

Killgore Adventures | Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips & Lodging
HCO 1 Box 160| White Bird, Idaho 83554 | 1-208-839-2255
http://www.killgoreadventures.com

Emergency Contact:
Call the Spokane Scout office.  The lead guide will have a satellite phone.
Jeff Ottosen, Program Director, INLAND NORTHWEST COUNCIL
411 W Boy Scout Way, Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 325-4562
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Inland Northwest Council Contact Us page
http://www.northwestscouts.org/

Troop Meeting at Redmond Pool - Monday July 27th 2009

Redmond PoolThe Troop is meeting at the Redmond Pool on Monday July 27th @ 7pm.  The cost is $4/swimmer and you are welcome to bring other family members.  The primary purpose will be to have new scouts take the BSA swim test (total 100 yards) so they can take part in the canoe swamp on Monday 8/3/09.

Redmond Pool - 17535 NE 104 Street, Redmond, WA
Driving Directions: CCOJ to Redmond Pool via Willows

Staircase Backpack Trek - July 25-28th 2009

BackpackBackpacking overnight in the Olympics!

We are ready for the longer backpack trip that has been in the works.   Our destination is Flapjack Lakes, Black & White Lakes, and surrounding trails on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the SE corner of Olympic National Park.  We will cover 17-20 miles (depending on what side trips the boys want to take) and gain 3400’ over the 4 hiking days.  The boys will complete 1 of the 4 trips required for the Backpacking merit badge and get 3 nights camping which count for rank advancement and the Camping merit badge.  Linked below is a map of the area we will be hiking, with the trails we will use in orange.  We expect to camp at Spike Camp (unmarked - at the first fork north of the Staircase ranger station), Flapjack Lakes, Black & White Lakes (the 2 small lakes just west of Mt. Gladys), with a possible stop at Big Log or Camp Pleasant.  We will adjust the trip as needed to meet the boy’s (and adult’s) abilities. 

We will meet Monday night at the scout meeting to plan menu’s and go over the trip plan.  Please bring your pack, boots, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent (unless you plan to use a troop tent) to the meeting Monday 7/20.  Mr. Stillwell will have a pack check on Thursday evening. 

As always the boys need the 10 essentials, mess kit, sleeping bag & pad, raingear (current forecast is sunny – sunscreen & hat – but you never know), clothes, and the usual.  See gear list below.  We will be camping at 4200’ so be sure to bring a non-cotton fleece and at least 1 pair of long pants for cold and bug protection.  On the last trip we had a number of problems with blisters.  It will not be an easy crawl back to the trailhead, so prevention is key.  There are 5 keys to preventing blisters:

1. Decent boots that fit and are kept dry
2. Several pairs of dry, non-cotton, hiking socks
3. Decent boots that fit and are kept dry
4. Stop to fix things as soon as you feel something is not right (before you have a blister)
5. Decent boots that fit and are kept dry

We will have to cross a creek where a bridge is out (as directed by the National Park Ranger so it is safe), so you need to bring a pair of sandals (not flip flops) or lightweight shoes that can get wet and dry somewhat quickly for the crossing.  These can be reused as your ‘camp shoes’ that will make less of an impact in and around camp as you learned in leave no trace.  There are pit toilets at 2 of the campsites, but none elsewhere so bring toilet paper, baggies to pack paper out, and a spade.  ASM’s ‘may’ have a spade for rent (the prices will be sky high) for desperate scouts. 

Coordinator: Nate
Leave: Saturday July 25th 9:15am
Returning: Tuesday July 28th, after 6pm
Meals: Please have breakfast before meeting at the church.  Scouts will need to pack meals for every day.
Cost: The cost of the trip for camp fees (National Park), bear can use, and gas is $37.  The scouts will need a sack lunch or money for lunch on the way over plus possible dinner on the way back ($25 suggested).  The scouts will pay the grub master they select on Monday for food.
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass $5 per vehicle, plus free Wilderness Permit.  Forest Pass must be obtained prior to departure.
Gear: Please bring ten essentials!  Plus your SCOUT BOOK, a backpacking tent (2 per tent), backpacking stove or Jetboil-type (per patrol), fuel for the stove, mess kit with eating and cooking utensils, water filtration required (per patrol), toilet paper (per patrol), bear hang or canister if you have one, handiwipe or similar for cleanup, 2 Nalgene’s filled with water, lightweight sleeping bag, hiking boots or winter boots, no cotton clothing - no jeans.  A light tarp per patrol or old tent fly might be helpful to cover a cooking area.  A Frisbee, or other small items for fun recommended.  We have Whisperlites, tents, and some gear in the shed.
Ten Essentials: Navigation (map+compass or GPS), Sun protection (sunglasses/sunscreen), Insulation (extra clothing), Illumination (headlamp preferred over flashlight), First-aid supplies (e.g. first aid kit), Fire (waterproof matches, or flint/steel striker) , Repair kit and tools (scout approved closed locking blade knife), Nutrition (extra food!), Hydration (extra water, water filter), Emergency shelter

Destination:  Staircase Trailhead, Flapjack Lakes Trail, Black & White Lakes and adjoining trails.  See Dave's map.
Distance:  Approximately 20 miles
Season: June through September
Visitor Use
Beginning Elevation
Ending Elevation
Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult
Green Trails

Driving Directions: CCOJ to Staircase Trailhead

Staircase TrailheadClick for larger map

Trailhead:
http://www.nps.gov/.../flapjack-lakes-trail.htm

GPS Coordinates:
47° 30' 52.79'' N
123° 19' 44.57'' W

Flapjack Lakes:
http://www.nps.gov/.../Flapjack%20Lakes.pdf

Ranger Station:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Trailer Loading for Camp Parsons - Friday July 3rd 2009

Time: 5:00pm
Place: CCOJ 

The trailer will be packed two days before leaving for Camp Parsons.  Please attend with your packs and patrol and troop gear needed for camp.   This makes sendoff on Sunday morning very fast!  The equipment shed will NOT be open on Sunday morning.

Updated Medical Forms Needed

Please ensure Mrs Meehan has updated and physician signed Troop and BSA medical forms.  Both can be found on the Downloads page.  Thanks!

The scouts going to summer camp have two options:
 
1.  Provide a copy of an "old" class III BSA form - the physical and physician's signature must be no earlier than 8-01-06 and the form needs a "new"  parent signature (and date) at the bottom verifying that the information is still valid
 
2.  Utilize the new BSA annual form and have a physical prior to camp. The new form asks for a photocopy of the health insurance card.
 
The goal is to collect as many valid forms as possible by the date of the upcoming Court of Honor (Monday, June 22nd).
 
If you have any questions, please see Mrs Meehan.

Pete Lake Overnight - Sat/Sun June 27-28th 2009

Pete LakeBackpacking overnight on Pete Lake.

Coordinator: Mason
Leave: Saturday afternoon 1:30pm @ CCOJ
Returning: Sunday approximately 3pm
Meals: Please have lunch before meeting at the church.  Scouts will need to pack meals for Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast & lunch.
Cost: $7 gas fee, $1 forest pass fee, fast food $ up or back (optional), plus patrol grubmaster costs.
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass $5 per vehicle, plus free Wilderness Permit.  Forest Pass must be obtained prior to departure.
Gear: PREPARE FOR RAIN OR SNOW!  Please bring ten essentials!  Plus your SCOUT BOOK, a backpacking tent (2 per tent), backpacking stove or Jetboil-type (per patrol), fuel for the stove, mess kit with eating and cooking utensils, water filtration required (per patrol), toilet paper (per patrol), bear hang or canister if you have one, handiwipe or similar for cleanup, 2 Nalgene’s filled with water, lightweight sleeping bag, hiking boots or winter boots, no cotton clothing - no jeans.  A light tarp per patrol or old tent fly might be helpful to cover a cooking area.  A Frisbee, or other small items for fun recommended.  We have Whisperlites, tents, and some gear in the shed.
Ten Essentials: Navigation (map+compass or GPS), Sun protection (sunglasses/sunscreen), Insulation (extra clothing), Illumination (headlamp preferred over flashlight), First-aid supplies (e.g. first aid kit), Fire (waterproof matches, or flint/steel striker) , Repair kit and tools (scout approved closed locking blade knife), Nutrition (extra food!), Hydration (extra water, water filter), Emergency shelter

Destination: Pete Lake Trail #1323, outside Cle Elum, WA (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger Station)
Distance: Approximately 8.0 miles round trip
Season: Summer/Fall
Visitor Use: Heavy
Beginning Elevation: 2900 ft
Ending Elevation: 3200 ft (300 ft gain)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Green Trails: Kachess Lake Map No. 208

Driving Directions: CCOJ to Pete Lake Trailhead

TRAILHEAD ACCESS: From Cle Elum and/or Roslyn, take State Highway 903 north to the turnoff for Cooper Lake, which is FS Road 46. Follow this to the Cooper Lake turnoff on FS Road 4616 and then left on 4616- 113 to the Pete Lake trailhead.

PARKING AND FACILITIES: The trailhead has parking for numerous vehicles, loading ramp for stock, and toilets. Camping sites are available nearby on Cooper Lake at OWHI walk-in campground or Cayuse Horse Camp at Salmon La Sac. There is no water at the trailhead. 

Seattle PI:
http://www.seattlepi.com/.../hike12.html

Washington Trails Association:
http://www.wta.org/.../pete-lake

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger Station
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee


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Eagle Court of Honor - Saturday June 27th 2009

Eagle Badge
Garrett Johnson Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Saturday, June 27th 2009
Beaver Lake Park Pavilion
Greetings at 11:00am
COH Ceremoney begins at 11:15am

 

June Court of Honor - Monday June 22nd 2009

On My HonorCoordinator: Nate

This is an opportunity for Scouts to be recognized for awards.  It would be appreciated if the Scouts could bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. 

Roadkill bring salads.
Albino Squirrels bring sides.
Flying Pancakes bring desserts.
Ace of Space can bring one of the three.
See the Patrols page if you are unsure of your son's patrol!

Additionally each Scout and parent should bring their own plates, forks, spoons, knives, etc. 

Other assignments:
Roadkill will be setting up before the Court of Honor.
Albino Squirrels will be doing opening and closing flag remember Class A's.
Ace of Space will be bringing water from Costco - the cost will be reimbursed by the troop.
Flying Pancakes will be cleaning up after the Court of Honor. 

If you have any questions please email Nate.

OA Fellowship June 19-20 2009

T'Kope Kwis Kwis LodgeFor Troop 751 OA members.  Coming up on June 19th and 20th is the T'Kope Kwiskwis' Spring Fellowship! This year we will be having a two-day weekend of fun and excitement. We also have some great activities planned, as well as Chapter Olympics! That's right! Chapter Olympics will be events such as: Chicken Bowling, Peanut Butter toast on the Chapter Chief, Tug-o-War, and some other great events! This is something you don't want to miss!

Plus, we will be holding our Lodge Officer elections, so come vote for your new Lodge Officers! Great food, great activities, and a great way to hang out with all your friends! Don't miss this!

Essentials:
Where: Camp Pigott
When: June 19th and 20th (Friday/Saturday)
Who: OA members
Why: For a great time of Fellowship!
Cost: A measly $10!!!

Arboretum Canoe Outing - Saturday June 20th 2009

canoeMeet: Saturday June 20th 11:00am at CCOJ
Returning: Approximately 3:00pm
Cost: $2 gas, bring an extra $3 canoe rental - total $5 Bring a sack lunch & drink
Advancement: Canoeing Merit Badge
Coordinator: Andrew

We are planning a day trip canoe outing to the Arboretum that will last for at least two hours.  This is the Saturday between the last day of school and Father's day. It is a calm area with lots to look at, you don't have to be an experienced canoeist. The troop owns 7 canoes so this means 12 scouts comfortably with two adults. If we have more people, we can always rent a canoe or two with added cost.  Please no electronics.  We don't want to leave electronics in the vehicle.

Emergency Preparedness Homework due Monday June 15th 2009

Emergency Prepardness Merit BadgeTo culminate our Emergency Preparedness Monday night Troop meeting and merit badge series.

Coordinator: Spencer 

Hello All,

Currently we have some 'homework' for the scouts to work on.

If scouts can complete this by the next meeting (15th) that would be appreciated!

First of all, we have the floor plan packet.  For the floor packet scouts need to make an escape route for each floor, and then you need to check of household safety in your work book. This will take care of requirement 8.

Also today (June 8th) emergency backpacks were handed out to scouts, thanks to Mr. Ethington's hard work.  Scouts need to assemble emergency kits with the backpacks.
Inside the backpack is a magazine that provides a list of all the materials a scout needs to have to make a successful kit.

Shed Clean Up and Lock-In - Saturday June 13th 2009

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TBD...

Starting Saturday afternoon, concluding with the lock-in.  See Spencer for details.

The work party will be happening on Saturday 2 PM.
We will spend most of the afternoon cleaning out the shed.
After working until dinner we will retire to the lock-in.
Remember you must attend the work party portion in order to attend the lock-in.
Scouts may need to bring some money to pay for food.
Pick-up will need to be at about 7:30 Am on Sunday so that we don't interfere with the church service.

Alpine District Camporee Fri-Sun June 5-7 2009

Camporee 20082009 Alpine District Camporee at Camp Pigott!

Skills | Competition | Service

Photos from last year: Camporee 2008

Coordinator: Nate

Camporee is a District wide event with all Troops from Alpine District gathering for a weekend competition.  Camporee will be packed with great skill testing activities. The emphasis of the events will be on Scout Skills and in having as much fun as is possible in the short time we will have!

Camporee will be set up for patrols to rotate from event to event. Each troop will be under the leadership of its Senior Patrol Leader. Adult leaders should not enter into any field of competition or offer assistance that might enhance the troop/patrol performance. This will allow for the greatest expression of boy leadership as the troop/patrols will be competing on their own accord. They will be judged on their ability, as a result of their scout training and teamwork, to meet any problems or challenges that may be presented to them. Also planned are several elective activities and if you are not too tired…a “spot of tug of war” will conclude Saturdays events.

Awards: In addition to the traditional awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, we’ll be offering special awards for various events and activities. Camporee will officially begin with the Friday afternoon with arrival and hiking into camp. Troops should plan to have camp set up by 8:30 PM. (Bring your favorite camp story…you may just get to share it at the campfire!) Competition will end Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM, final score tallying will take place with an award ceremony being held at 4:30 PM.   Troops are encouraged to take advantage of already being “in the field” and to give your Scouts the opportunity for another night of camping. Saturday night activities include a closing Campfire with OA Callout ceremony are planned. A Crackerbarrel hosted by the OA will begin immediately after the Campfire.

Meet: Friday June 5th 5:00pm at CCOJ
Returning: Sunday June 7th approximately noon. 
Cost: $20 includes Camporee fees and transportation.  Grubmaster costs will be separate.
Meals: Each patrol should do their own meal planning.  Please coordinate through your patrol leader.
Gear: Camporee is a skills competition.  Anything you might think of to need for the competition is worthy to consider!  Think twine or rope, scout approved pocket knife, charred cloth, etc.  This event is at Camp Pigott, so adirondacks or tents, rest rooms, and water faucets will be available.  ASM will bring the Troop trailer so patrol boxes and other items can travel.  AS ALWAYS - PREPARE FOR RAIN!  Please bring ten essentials.  Plus your SCOUT BOOK, stove or Jetboil-type (per patrol), fuel for the stove, mess kit with eating and cooking utensils, handiwipe or similar for cleanup, 1 Nalgene, sleeping bag, headlamp, hiking boots, no cotton clothing - no jeans.  A light tarp per patrol or old tent fly might be helpful to cover a cooking area.  A Frisbee, or other small items for fun recommended.  We have Whisperlites, tents, and some gear in the shed.
Directions: Driving Directions to Camp Pigott (Cascade Scout Reservation, Snohomish, WA)

Event Plan:
6/5: Meet @ CCOJ @ 5:00pm to check-out gear from QM shed, load troop trailer, and leave when ready (no later than 6:00pm!!)
6/6: Camporee activities all day
6/7: Check-out of camp, proceed to CCOJ for group unload/equipment return to QM shed/kid pick-up. Target pick-up ~Noon @ CCOJ

Please be advised that your scout may come home with a tent to dry-out, pots and pans to clean, and other group activities. These are all part of scouting and all part of keeping group equipment in good shape. Even when conditions are fairly dry tents need to be aired-out to dry afterward to prevent mold and mildew from growing. Tents dry pretty easily when hung-up in a garage, even with minimal air flow. Tents get rotten and unusable quickly when stored wet. If your scout comes home with a tent that needs to be dried and repacked, please understand that this is not a punishment nor getting stuck with an unreasonable task but simply a necessary task to keep our troop’s equipment in good shape.

We’re hoping that the weather shines favorably on us, but to be prepared make sure your scout had good waterproof/foul weather gear packed. Cotton is, as always, rotten! Wet cotton shirts and pants @ 50 degrees will make anyone cold and miserable! Make sure your scout has what they need!

2009 Forms
Camporee 2009 Leaders Guide | Camporee 2009 Form

2008 Forms
Camporee 2008 Information Guide | Camporee 2008 Leaders Guide | Pigott Campsite Locations | BSA directions to Camp Pigott

 Camp PigottLast year’s 2008 Camporee patrol competition events included a bear bag hang, orienteering challenge, knot & lashings relay, making a tent & large group shelter, and making and using char cloth to make a fire. The afternoon event include the super challenge - requiring the patrols to get a scout with a broken leg stabilized and transported (read that as dragged!) to safety by building a travois.

Photos from last year: Camporee 2008

Andrew Eagle Project - Sunday May 31st 2009

Come and help out on Andrew’s Eagle Project!

When: Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:00 am   
Where: Blackwell Elementary  (behind the school) 3225 206th Pl. NE
What: Clean out the Emergency Container, build metal shelving, and organize emergency supplies.
Why: To help Blackwell PTSA organize their container so that Blackwell will have quick access to their supplies in an emergency.
 
Earn service hours too!
 
Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Camporee Work Party - Saturday May 30th 2009

Day trip up to Camp Pigott to prepare the camp for the event!

Coordinator: Justin

Meet: Saturday, May 30th at 7:30am @ CCOJ.  Arrive at Camp Pigott by 9am. 
Returning: Arrive back at CCOJ at about 5:00pm.
Meals: Please have breakfast prior to arrival.  Pack a sack lunch or organize a hot meal with your patrol. 
Gear: Bring work gloves, rakes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!  Uniforms are not required.  We will be working at Pigott from 9am to about 3:00pm.  

Help!  Adults and many scouts needed make light work for everyone.  This counts toward rank advancement as a service project requirement.  Please attend.

Woodwork Merit Badge Completion - Monday May 25th 2009

Many of the scouts are almost complete with the Woodwork merit badge (if you worked on the Klondike sleds).  In order to finish the merit badge in time for the Court of Honor we will be going to Isakson Sawmill at the intersection of 244th and Highway 202.  We will meet there at 6:30pm on Memorial Day. Please wear Scout uniforms and if possible eye protection.

Centennial Quality Unit Award for 2008

2008 Centennial Quality Unit AwardWe are proud to announce that Troop 751 has been recognized with the
Centennial Quality Unit Award for 2008

2008 Centennial Quality Unit Award

Congratulations to the outstanding Scouts and adult leadership for this accomplishment!  Award presented February 2009.

Flag Retirement Ceremony - Sunday May 24th 2009

Volunteers need - please email Mr Meehan if you can participate.

SCOUTING OPEN HOUSE! - Monday May 18th 2009

Camp Fire Mountain
BOY SCOUT OPEN HOUSE NIGHT 
For 6th grade through Junior High boys,
and Sammamish Webelos!

Troop 751 invites you for an evening visit to learn about joining our Boy Scout Troop.  Prior membership in Cub Scouts is not a requirement.  Your son only needs to have reached 6th grade or be 11 years old or older, and be interested in outdoor activities and fun to join Boy Scouts!

Parents are encouraged to attend a presentation about our Troop's activities.  Please use the Contact Us page if you have any questions prior to the Open House.

What: Join Boy Scouts Open House Night!
When: Monday, May 18th, 6:50-8:00pm
Where: Community Church of Joy, 723 - 233rd Ave NE (one block behind Safeway off NE 8th St)
Map: Click for map to meeting location (or Street View)

Make sure to bring appropriate outdoor clothing in case of inclement weather.  We look forward to meeting you!  If you have any questions about our Open House or Boy Scouts in general, please send us email via the Contact Us page, or call (425) 836-1426.  Information about is Troop is on the About Us page.  We look forward to seeing you!

Recruiting Night Oct 2007Summer Camp * Winter Camp * High Adventure * Archery * Backpacking * Bugling * Canoeing * Citizenship * Climbing * Coin Collecting * Communications * Conservation * Environmental Science * Family Life * Fire Safety * First Aid * Fish and Wildlife * Geology * Lifeguard * Lifesaving * Metal Working * Motor Boating * Orienteering * Personal Fitness * Personal Management * Pioneering * Rifle Shooting * Rowing  * Sailing * Shotgun Shooting  * Snorkeling * Swimming * Wilderness Survival * Whitewater Rafting * Woodcarving and more!

Baker River Trail Backpack - Sat-Sun May 16-17 2009

Baker Lake BridgeThe Troop is heading out for a backpacking overnight along the Baker River Trail up to Sulphide Camp!

A low elevation hike which travels through stands of majestic old growth timber, past beaver ponds teeming with wildlife, and ends at the confluence of Baker River and Sulphide Creek. Because of its low elevation, this trail is hikeable most of the year. Be prepared for wet stream crossings during times of high snowmelt runoff in early summer. The trail reaches the Baker River Bridge in .6 miles. This is the junction with Baker Lake (formerly East Bank) Trail, which follows the eastern shore of Baker Lake south for 14 miles. Stay left to continue on Baker River Trail. In one more mile the trail enters the North Cascades National Park, limiting party size to 12. No dogs are allowed beyond this point. Another mile beyond this point, campsites are available at Sulphide Camp.

Leave: Saturday morning 7:30am @ CCOJ
Returning: Sunday
Coordinator: Andrew
Meals: Please have breakfast before meeting at the church.  Scouts will need to pack meals for Saturday lunch & dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Cost: $10/gas + grubmaster money
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass $5 per vehicle, plus free Wilderness Permit.  Forest Pass must be obtained prior to departure.
Gear: PREPARE FOR RAIN OR SNOW!  Please bring ten essentials!  Plus your SCOUT BOOK, a backpacking tent (2 per tent), backpacking stove or Jetboil-type (per patrol), fuel for the stove, mess kit with eating and cooking utensils, water filtration required (per patrol), toilet paper (per patrol), bear hang or canister if you have one, handiwipe or similar for cleanup, 2 Nalgene’s filled with water, lightweight sleeping bag, hiking boots or winter boots, no cotton clothing - no jeans.  A light tarp per patrol or old tent fly might be helpful to cover a cooking area.  A Frisbee, or other small items for fun recommended.  We have Whisperlites, tents, and some gear in the shed.
Ten Essentials: Navigation (map+compass or GPS), Sun protection (sunglasses/sunscreen), Insulation (extra clothing), Illumination (headlamp preferred over flashlight), First-aid supplies (e.g. first aid kit), Fire (waterproof matches, or flint/steel striker) , Repair kit and tools (scout approved closed locking blade knife), Nutrition (extra food!), Hydration (extra water, water filter), Emergency shelter

BackpackDestination: Baker River Trail #606 to Sulphide Camp (Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt Baker Ranger District)
Distance: 5.2 miles round trip
Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Visitor Use: Heavy
Beginning Elevation: 800 feet
Ending Elevation: 1000 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Green Trails: Green Trails: Mt. Shuksan #14

Driving Maps:
Driving Directions to Baker River Trail #606 (3 hours travel one way)

Info:
Nat'l Forest: http://www.fs.fed.us/.../mbrd_0606.htm
WTA: http://www.wta.org/.../baker-river
Other:
http://www.visitoldgrowth.com/BakerRiver.htm


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Cycling Merit Badge - Saturday May 9th 2009

Cycling Merit Badge

Join us for a bike trek from Carnation to Snoqualmie Falls and back for a total of 25 miles! 

Meet: 8:00am CCOJ
Return: Late afternoon approximately 3pm.
Cost: $3/gas
Meals: Bring a sack lunch
Gear: Bicycle (!), gloves, day pack, snacks, water.  Bring rain gear and warm clothes (remember the trip down from Snoqualmie was wet).  Please check out your bike to make sure the tires, brakes, gears, etc are in good working order.  
Advancement: Cycling Merit Badge.  This counts towards the Cycling Merit Badge.  Completion of the badge requires 2 – 10 mile rides, 2 – 15 mile rides, 2 – 25 mile rides, and scouts must also have to plan and ride a 50 mile trip in less than 8 hours.  Most of those working on this have at least a 15 miles from Lopez, and a 25 miles from Snoqualmie.  Naturally there are a few academic and hands on (adjust your bike, change a tire) items to complete as well. 
Coordinator: Mitchell

Fort Casey Whidbey Island - Sat-Sun May 2-3 2009

Fort Casey 2005Advancement and service outing at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island!  We plan to tour the fort, visit the lighthouse, and work on advancements in the evening.

Click for photos from the 2005 trip

Fort Casey State Park is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A coast artillery post features two historic guns on display. The park features 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake.

In 1890, the U.S. Army opened a newly built fort that was to guard the entrance to Puget Sound. Located on Whidbey Island, the fort was named “Fort Casey” in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey, the last U.S. Army chief of engineers. Fort Casey became part of the “triangle of fire,” along with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, and its big guns were first fired on September 11, 1901. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington, housing 10 officers and 428 enlisted men.

The Army used the fortification until World War II and, when Fort Casey was decommissioned in the 1950s, Seattle Pacific University became the property’s owner — updating and renovating the buildings for groups like yours. Today, SPU continues to welcome school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes to this remarkable historical site.

Fort Casey: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Fort%20Casey

Meet: Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30am @ CCOJ.  Please have breakfast before meeting.
Returning: Sunday May 3rd at noon
Meals: Please have breakfast before meeting at the Church.  Patrols will need to pack meals for Saturday lunch & dinner, and Sunday breakfast.
Cost: The per person estimate includes each driving or travelling adult paying as well.  Gas estimated @ $7/pp, ferry @ $7/pp, camp site fee @ $4/pp, is $18/pp total - plus money to patrol grubmaster - that will vary by patrol.  Exact costs, if different, will be updated prior to the trip.  Estimated costs assume 10 scouts and 4 adults and 4 vehicles.
Activities: Fort Casey walkthrough, Lighthouse tour, advancement activitites in the evening. 
Gear: Prepare for possible rain.  This is a car camp - tents can be setup nearby vehicles.  Bring your SCOUT BOOK, tent (2 youth per tent), stove (per patrol), fuel for the stove (!), mess kit with eating and cooking utensils, cooking cleanup supplies, 1 Nalgene filled with water, lightweight sleeping bag, headlamp.  A light tarp per patrol or old tent fly might be helpful to cover a cooking area.  A Frisbee, or other items for fun recommended!  We have Whisperlites, tents, and some gear in the shed.
Forecast: Coupeville forecast 
Ten Essentials for any trip
: Navigation (map+compass or GPS), Sun protection (sunglasses/sunscreen), Insulation (extra clothing), Illumination (headlamp preferred over flashlight), First-aid supplies (e.g. REI Hikers first aid kit), Fire (waterproof matches, or flint/steel striker) , Repair kit and tools (scout approved closed locking blade knife), Nutrition (extra food!), Hydration (extra water, water filter), Emergency shelter
Coordinator: Spencer

Drivers: Click for map from CCOJ to camp road
Note: There is a State Park campsite near the Keystone Ferry.  This is NOT our campsite.  We are at Seattle Pacific University ("Camp Casey").  The campsite is behind the SPU buildings following a road that runs off the SPU campus road.  The Google map link shows the entrance to that road.  Follow the road about a 1/4 mile to the campsite.

Monday Meeting Activity - May 2009

See the Calendar for the each Monday night agenda.  Click the Troop Meeting entry for details.

Emergency Prepardness Merit BadgeEmergency Preparedness Merit Badge
Mondays April 20th - June 15th

Other planned outings, events, and camps are listed below

Leave No Trace Certification - Fri-Sun April 17-19th 2009

LNTLeave No Trace teaches scouts and adults how to venture into the outdoors without any damage or impact to the environment.  These are essential skills that we use on EVERY outing.  Having our scouts certified will insure that everyone in the troop is on the same page regarding the proper way to cook, camp and trek while preserving the environment we enjoy.

This outing is at Camp Parsons and will certify our troop as Leave No Trace (LNT) qualified.  This is a CERTIFICATION EVENT not a day of training, all participants must come prepared to demonstrate their Leave No Trace skills.  The Patrol Method is used and patrols are either all Youth or all Adults. Each patrol must come prepared both individually and as a Patrol using the materials provided on-line.  Preparation for this outing will be handled in the Monday Troop meetings.

Leave No Trace patchMeet: Friday April 17th, 6PM CCOJ
Return: Sunday April 19th
Cost: $20 camp + $15 gas + $12 t-shirt
Meals: by patrol
Gear: Preparation for 2 nights of camping.
Advancement: Certification cards and patches are awarded!
Coordinator: Nate

Driving Directions: CCOJ to Camp Parsons via Kingston Ferry

LNT Links
2009 Certification Event Information | Registration Form | LNT.org | Project LNT | BSA Teaching Leave No Trace | Leave No Trace Flyer (2009)

Camp Parsons Links
CampParsons.com | Chief Seattle Council - Camp Parsons

New Troop Meeting Time - Starting April 6th 2009

Starting Monday April 6th, the Monday Troop meeting arrival time will change to a 6:50pm arrival with flag starting promptly at 7:00pm sharp.  This new Troop meeting time was established to better accomodate commute schedules, and allows Scoutmaster meetings prior to the meeting, rather than after.

New start time: 6:50pm!

OA Ordeal - Fri-Sun April 3-5th 2009

T'Kope Kwiskwis LodgeThis trip is only for the Scouts nominated into OA at the last elections, who have selected this weekend for the Ordeal.

Meet: Arrive by 7:00pm at Camp Pigott
Returning: Sunday April 5th approximately 1pm

1. Correct and complete Scout or Scouter uniform. You will not need medals, merit badge sashes, nonofficial uniform parts or hats.
2. Come fully prepared with sleeping bag and ground cloth and tarp for an overnight campout ALONE under the stars.
3. You may bring a small personal tent in case of extremely foul weather.
4. Small flashlight, pencil, pen, paper and pocket knife.
5. Work clothes, work gloves, personal toilet gear and band-aids.
6. Boots and Rain gear.
7. Eat prior to your arrival on Friday.
8. DO NOT BRING candles, lanterns, LP cartridge lights or fire building material of any kind.
9. Bring extra money to purchase additional OA and Lodge items.
10. BSA membership card (if readily available).

Flyer: http://www.troop751.com/.../2009_Ordeal_Flier.pdf
Lodge: http://www.tkopekwiskwis.org

Monday Meeting Activity - April 2009

See the Troop Calendar for the specific Monday activity.  Click Calendar entry for details.

Monday April 13th - The last night of Leave No Trace Training.  This concludes with the LNT Certification Event at Camp Parsons on April 18th - see announcement below.

Mondays April 20th - May 18th - Emergency Prepardness merit badge training.

Alpine District Merit Badge Fair - Sat March 28 2009

The Alpine District Merit Badge Fair will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30am to 2pm at the LDS Chapel on Duthie Hill.  If your family plans to be in town during spring break, this would be a great opportunity to get some Merit Badges started and completed!  If your scout is interested, please register and arrange transportation individually.

Class Periods:

  8:30 AM

Check In

  9:00 AM

Class Period 1

10:30 AM

Class Period 2

12:00 PM

Lunch (on your own)

12:30 PM

Class Period 3

Most merit badges will be taught during each class period.

 

Merit Badges:

Art

Electronics

Astronomy

Family Life*

Citizenship in the Community*

Finger Printing

Citizenship in the Nation*

Fish and Wildlife Management

Citizenship in the World*

Orienteering

Communications*

Personal Management*

Computers

Photography

Electricity

Veterinary Medicine

     *required for Eagle

To register: Merit Badge Fair Registration
Flyer: 2009AlpineDistrictMeritBadgeFair.doc
Map: CCOJ to LDS Church

Troop and Eagle Court of Honor - Monday March 23rd 2009

On My HonorOn Monday, March 23rd the troop will be having an important Court of Honor,  and I encourage all members current and new to attend.

Luke Ellis Eagle Court of Honor

We will be welcoming another Scout into the ranks of Eagle, and that scout is Luke Ellis. Luke has worked long and hard to reach this rank, and it will be a great opportunity for all scouts to see another member of the troop see what they can accomplish as Boy Scouts.

Friends of Scouting

We will be having our yearly Friends of Scouting presentation, and as a Troop we need to have all cards signed whether you are contributing this year or not. In order to make this as easy as possible, we will commence the Court of Honor with the presentation given by Mr Patzman during which time the pledge cards will be given to each family. The expectation will be to have the cards turned back in before the end of the end of the Court of Honor.  If you do not plan to attend, will you please let me know so that I may follow up with you individually to give you an opportunity to make a pledge and sign the card?

Yours in Scouting,
Mr Thompson
T751 Committee Chair

Please join us for the March Court of Honor starting 6:30pm at CCOJ.  SCOUTS PLEASE ARRIVE AT 6:00pm FOR SETUP.

Setup:
Average Joes - Cover tables both for set up and break down.
Bloody Bobcats - Clearing and set up of the chairs.
Pedro Amigos - Run the vacuum cleaner.
Bull Moose - Take care of the trash.

6:30pm Welcome and Opening Flag by the Bobcats
6:45pm Friends of Scouting Presentation
7:00pm Merit Badges & Klondike Patch
7:10pm Rank Advancements
7:20pm Service & Troop Awards
7:30pm Luke Ellis Eagle Court of Honor
8:00pm Scoutmaster’s Minute
8:05pm Closing Flag Ceremony
8:10pm Eagle Court of Honor Reception

No desserts are needed for this Court of Honor.  The Ellis family will be providing a cake for the Eagle Court of Honor reception.

Coordinator: Justin 

Nathan's Eagle Court of Honor - Sunday March 15 2009

Nathan Winninghams's Eagle Court of Honor
Sunday March 15 2009
1:00-2:00pm
Aqua Club, 18512 58th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA  98028

Dessert buffet following ceremony.
Eagle Scout

Redmond to Seattle Bike Trek - Sat March 14th 2009

Cycling Merit BadgeThis is a 25-mile bike trek from Redmond to Seattle along the Sammamish Slough and Burke-Gilman Trail.  The plan is to meet at the church, drive to Marymoor Park, then ride the Sammamish Slough Trail to the Burke Gillman Trail to Gasworks.  This will be one of the 25-mile bike rides required for the Cycling Merit Badge. 

We will also need about 3 adults (depending on the number of riders)  that can shuttle cars (1 with a trailer) from Marymoor to Gasworks after we meet.  It should only take about an hour, and will save having to pick people up in Seattle.  Please let Dave know if you can help.

Meet: Saturday March 14th 11:30am @ CCOJ
Return: We will be back by around 6:00 depending on how fast we bike ride.
Cost: $5 gas + $10 Ivars stop
Meals: Have healthy lunch before you arrive!
Gear: Bicycle (!), gloves, day pack, snacks, water.  Bring rain gear and warm clothes (remember the trip down from Snoqualmie was wet).  Please check out your bike to make sure the tires, brakes, gears, etc are in good working order.  
Advancement: Cycling Merit Badge.  This counts towards the Cycling Merit Badge.  Completion of the badge requires 2 – 10 mile rides, 2 – 15 mile rides, 2 – 25 mile rides, and scouts must also have to plan and ride a 50 mile trip in less than 8 hours.  Most of those working on this have at least a 15 miles from Lopez, and a 25 miles from Snoqualmie.  Naturally there are a few academic and hands on (adjust your bike, change a tire) items to complete as well. 
Coordinator: Nate

Links: Seattle Parks Burke Gilman Trail

Directions: Click for path from Marymoor to Gas Works


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Citizenship in the Nation - Feb 18 2009

For those scouts not going out of town for the mini-school break....
 
What: Workshop for Citizenship in the Nation!
When: Wed 2/18 at 9:30 (finish approximately noon)
Where: 7 - 218th Avenue NE
Goal: Complete requirements 1, 2d, 4, 5, 7 and 8 (need to come with a topic for the letter in mind)
Need: 
1) The worksheet from Meritbadge.com
2) Paper and writing implement
3) Copy of the Constitution if you've got one (the little book is great)
4) Laptop, if you've got access to one.

Please let me know if you're interested.

Camp Sheppard - February 6-8 2009

Camp SheppardCamp Sheppard is located in the Cascade Mountains, just minutes from Mount Rainier National Park, Crystal Mountain ski area, and all the trails of the Snoqualmie National Forest. Come spend a fun weekend with us in a winter wonderland! Enjoy day hikes, scavenger hunts, snow tubing and snowshoe hikes. Advancement opportunities include both Boy Scout merit badges and activity pins.

Camp Sheppard SegmentAdvancement Opportunities
Basketry, Leatherwork, Fingerprinting, Woodcarving Merit Badges
First Aid Instruction (Tenderfoot to 1st Class requirments only)

Sheppard’s nine heated cabins each sleep 20 people in bunks with mattresses. Restrooms are centrally located and the lodge provides a warm haven. For your convenience the trading post will be open with snacks, craft items, pins, T-shirts, mugs, etc.


Council Brochure: WinterCamp.pdf
Camp Website: Seattle BSA Camp Sheppard

MEET: Friday Feb 6th 4:30pm from CCOJ

RETURN: Sunday Feb 8th approximately 1pm.

COST: $69 plus $5 gas.  Also money for the craft shop (snacks or projects) is helpful.  Make checks payable to Troop 751.

SNOW TUBING: Bring black rubber inner tubes, BIKE HELMET.  NO SLEDS.

GEAR
: Full uniform, scout book, sleeping bag, warm clothes, BIKE HELMETS IF TUBING, snow and rain-ready coat, gloves, hat, waterproof boots, 2nd day clothing, flashlight, toiletries, watch, pen and paper, ten essentials, snacks, nalgene bottle, crafts, games.

Drivers: Click for Google map to Camp Sheppard (updated for Hwy 169 bridge closure)

Note: SR 169 is CLOSED at the bridge over the Green River until June 2009.  See the Detour map.  WSDOT Notice & Detour Map. The DOT requires tire chains to be carried in all vehicles on Highway 410 between November 1 through April 1.

Directions to Camp Sheppard.  From Seattle: Take I-405 to Renton. Take Hwy 169 exit (Maple Valley Hwy). Follow 169 through Maple Valley and Black Diamond to Enumclaw. Turn left in Enumclaw onto Hwy 164. This will lead into Hwy 410 at a light just beyond downtown Enumclaw. Go out Hwy 410 to 1/2 mile past mile marker 52 and turn left into camp at the forest service Camp Sheppard sign on Forest Service Road #7155.

Camp Sheppard | 65301 SR 410 E. | Greenwater, WA 98022 | Phone: 360-663-2223

Zak Z's Eagle Scout Project - January 17th & 31st 2009

Eagle ScoutWork opportunities are available on both days. The work will be different for each day. The project will start at 9am. Jan 17th will be spent constructing a fence and Jan 31st will be used to spread gravel. The project is expected to be finished by 1pm.

Location: The Heritage Hills Park pool is located at 22250 NE 25th Way.  The project will take place down the trail from there.
Bring:  Work gloves, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels and water!
January 17th: Bring your own lunch.  Snack food will be provided.
January 31st:  Lunch will be provided

Please contact Zak Z for more info!

Alpine District Klondike Derby - Jan 23-24th 2009

KlondikeKlondike 2008 - Ensign Ranch, Cle Elum, WA 

Save the date for the Alpine District Klondike Derby - leaving Friday Jan 23rd, 2009 returning Saturday Jan 24th evening.  Scouts use troop assembled sleds for racing and moving between patrol competitions.  This is an overnight snow camp - proper preparation and clothing is essential.  Preparation will be discussed at the Monday prior to Klondike.

Leaving: Friday 1/23 @ 3:45pm from CCOJ
Returning: Saturday approximately 8:00pm
Cost: $20 per person, plus $5 gas if parent is not driving.  This fee includes a patch.  Refunds cannot be made.
Directions: Click for map

Alpine District Information: 2009 Klondike Derby Participation Guide

WELCOME TO THE 2009 ALPINE DISTRICT KLONDIKE DERBY!

The Klondike Derby is a one-day winter event (Friday night camping is preferred and Saturday night is optional) that brings together Scouts from the entire Alpine District.  To add to the fun, we have invited troops from the Cascade District as well.  Adventures and activities are focused around an all-day sled adventure between activities with a "gold-rush" days’ flavor. Each adventure has been selected to introduce or educate each and every scout in Scout craft skills pertaining to cooking, pioneering, first aid, compass, and teamwork, as well as basic survival techniques and methods. By combining the winter camping experience with the Scoutcraft competitions, the Klondike provides an opportunity for Scouts to experience new challenges while having lots of fun. All troops are encouraged to participate in this great adventure!

Please note the instructions included in this publication carefully, and make sure that your Scouts are well prepared, and well equipped to participate in the Klondike Derby.  If you have not already planned to do so, it is a good idea to have a Klondike "shakedown" campout prior to the Klondike Derby. This is useful for many reasons, but most of all to let your Scouts get a feel for what to expect, what equipment and clothing they might need to improve on, and to check out their Scoutcraft skills, sled-running abilities, and a variety of other items.

Returning Highlights from Prior Years:
- The Klondike Derby will be held at the Ensign Ranch located off Interstate 90, exit 78. 
- The Klondike Derby will be open to registered Boy Scouts only. 
- Use of the same successful scoring arrangement encourages the patrol method. 
- The Chili Cook-Off!

What to Bring

Sleeping

• Sleeping bag and non-cotton liner - 15F or lower rating.  If 15F bring a fleece liner (or two) to add warmth. If you have a down bag you MUST keep it dry and we recommend these only to experienced Scouts who understand this.  Hollowfill-type insulation works best as it will still retain heat even when wet. (NO COTTON FILLED SLEEPING BAGS - this will get you left behind for this outing as we will not take anyone with these). 
• Compression stuff sack.
• Thermarest - Since the snow-pack is so deep, bring a foam pad and a thermarest for sleeping upon.  The additional foam pad under the thermarest-type pad which will add insulation.  NO just-blowup Air mattresses - these will act like a freezer under your sleeping bag.  Thermarest-type pads have foam insulation inside.
• Pillow

Shelter

• Tent - 2 or 4 person.  Snow capable stakes, tent poles.
• Ground cloths - at least 2 per tent and extras for rain shelters if needed.
• Rope, guy line or parachute cord are helpful.

Cooking, Food, Snacks, Water 

• Stove / fuel bottle / fuel bottle full?  / foil windscreen.
• Lighter or matches
• Fire starter
• Cook pot and pot grabber
• Patrol box per Klondike Patrol.
• Mess kit - bowl, fork, spoon, mug, cloth to clean out after meal
• 1 lantern per patrol / fuel for lantern.
• Ingredients for Dutch Oven Chili Cook-off (arranged by activity patrol).
• Bring plenty of extra food and snacks.  Stay with powerbars, cliff bars...etc, not just pure sugar items!
• Bring 2 water bottles, at a minimum, since the water source is some distance away.

Clothing

• Clothes - dress for a high of 30 during the day and teens (or 0F) in the evening. Layers will work best for Saturday as the course will require physical effort, and you can remove some layers to maintain a good core temp (and not soak yourself in sweat). Bring at least one complete change of clothes for when you get wet, and also have something warm to sleep in (fleece works great). A warm winter coat is great for the evening when you are having some boy or down-time.
• NO COTTON (underwear or t-shirts must be tech fabrics to wick moisture and avoid cooling your body core temperature - REI or other tech fabrics or poly-pro work great)
• Shell and separate inner liner (3-in-1 jacket) is best.  Waterproof, breathable.
• Long johns non-cotton
• 2 pair of gloves
• Pac-Boots or other appropriate insulated boots.  NO sneakers or other 'soft' type shoes will be allowed in camp.  A change of boots may be a good idea or extra pac-boot liners, in case you get wet.
• Snow or ski pants
• 2 pair - Wool socks or poly-pro only
• Warm, winter hat
• Scarf or neck gaiter - optional
• Gaiters are required if you have them.  The snow-pack is so deep that you may have just have to 'post-hole' in areas up to your thighs.  No gaiters may mean snow in your boots.  Also bring old ski poles or hiking poles / staffs to help you navigate the deep snow when necessary. water bottle

Other Items
• 10 essentials (Winter version)
• Flashlight - ideally headlamp
• Knife
• Water filter
• Bear bag and rope
• Camera
• First aid kit
• Fire starter
• map and compass
• Axe/saw
• Zip lock bags

See also: Beginners Guide to Winter Camping (Dec 2008)

Christmas Tree Pickup - January 3rd 2009, 8:00am

Team 2!ALL HANDS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS DAY A SUCCESS AND LIGHT WORK FOR ALL INVOLVED.  PLEASE JOIN US!

The Christmas Tree Pickup funds our troops activities for an entire year!  This is our only organized fundraiser and we need all hands on deck to make it happen.  There are 3 important dates related to our Christmas Tree Pickup fundraiser. 

Monday December 1st - Staple party to assemble all the flyers
Saturday December 13th - Flyer distribution to our designated neighborhoods
Saturday January 3rd, 2009 - Pickup trees in our neighborhood!

TreePlan for Saturday Jan 3rd, 2009
Meet at Community Church of Joy
8:30am for a short coordination meeting

Plan on an all day event, we should be done by approximately 5pm.

Drivers, pickup trucks, and available trailers needed to haul the trees.  Please bring leather gloves or similar to protect hands.  We will know the weather forecast shortly, however please plan on raingear as it may be a very WET day!  Hot lunch will be served at the chipper.

Past Events 2008

Click Past Events 2008 to see more prior events.