Microsoft had to change badges, it was going to be Digital Technology, now it is Game Design! For thousands of years, in every culture, across every part of the globe, people have played games. Games challenge us to overcome long odds, tell compelling stories, and allow us to work with or against one another. They give structure to play. Games motivate us to find creative solutions, practice new skills, and spend time with others.
For six Tuesday evenings in November and December, from 6PM- 8PM, the Microsoft Store will hold classes to help Boy Scouts work on the Game Design Merit Badge. Scouts only need to attend one session.
Scouts that sold $1500+ in popcorn are invited to a Top Seller's Celebration at Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark. The event includes free waterpark admission for each $1500+ Scout seller plus one adult parent/guardian. You may register additional adults and siblings for only $12.00 per person. (All kids under 10 who will be in the water require a paid adult to accompany them.) There will also be drinks and snacks provided. You must make a reservation to attend.
Village Industrial Artist Studio (VIAS) has managed to arrange from some fantastic instructors. Walking in to the VIAS for the first time will conjure feelings of wonder and amazement at the sheer possibilities of what can be created in this industrial space. On Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th from 10 am - 1 pm VIAS is offering the opportunity for 12 Boy Scouts to earn the Woodwork Merit Badge. There will be 1 group of 12 Scouts that will work for 2 sessions to earn their Woodwork Merit Badge.
Bring All Scouts, all ages, siblings, and friends to a morning of fast-paced, engaging science. Scouts will learn about and operate several types of robots, play robot games and every scout will build their own robot that they get to take home!
Join us on this once in a lifetime adventure traveling the 165 miles between Butte Creek Scout Ranch, near the Scotts Mills area northeast of Salem, and Camp Baldwin, near Dufur. Travel through the majestic Mt. Hood Wilderness Area where you’ll learn about horses, the wilderness, horse-packing, and lots of cowboy tales from head wrangler Scott DePaolo and his crack team of wranglers. Each rider will bring their personal gear, sleeping bag and a tent. If the heavens are smiling down on us, plan to sleep under the stars while listening to the crickets chirping and bull-frogs croaking. Grub is served chuck wagon style by Cookie and his staff.
We want you to join us in experiencing the 2017 National Jamboree! Boy Scouts and co-ed Venturers are welcome to join us on this great adventure. The fee for Scouts and Venturers to participate in 2017 will be set soon.
Come to Aubrey Lodge with your Venturing Crew and experience fun in the snow.
LDS Venturing Weekend Feb 13-14 (Venturing-age 14+)
Order of the Arrow links now available for reservation are available by visiting the Order of the Arrow page.Read More
Cub Scouts and Cub-Scout aged Siblings can participate in a lot of fun activites at the Calapooia Lock-In! There will be a light dinner and snacks, games and activities including BB guns and Archery, movies all night, and breakfast the next morning. All paid participants will receive a free T-shirt! Location: Linn County Fair & Expo Center.
Its easier than ever to make a summer camp reservation - begin by visiting the Summer Camp Reservation Page.
LDS 11 Year Olds have the opportunity to join their troops at summer camp for one night during their troop's week at summer camp. All of the Boy Scout resident camps will be having special programs for the 11 Year Olds in your LDS troop on Wednesday nights at camp. The 11 Year Olds must attend the camp and week that their troop is attending. (8/25)
Make an online camp payment for any summer camp, including Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Resident Camp, Boy Scout Summer Camp.
If your unit is planning to attend 2014 camp at another council, or hold its own unit activity, please fill out this 3 minute questionnaire so your plans are known to your district camp promotion team. Complete Form
Moms are encouraged to participate right along side their sons in all the action-packed activities. These include the Bb Gun and Archery ranges, an introduction to wilderness survival, outdoor cooking, and a couple camp crafts that will keep you safe along the trail. This one-day event will ease you into the Cub Scout Camping life! Two dates to choose from this year! December 6th at Butte Creek or December 13th at Cub World.
Dads will want to show off right along side their sons in all exciting activities. These include learning the ins and outs of performing on stage and behind the camera. There may be a chance to even make your own movie! Dads will have fun finding their inner child as they enjoy this one-on-one time with their son. This overnight experience will ease you into what summer resident camp will be like.
Both parents will want to sign up for this one! This weekend is a chance to participate in some fun and magical camp activities right along side your son. These include STEM-type activities that you do not normally see in a camp environment! Shoot off a rocket or build a catapult. The is endless fun to be had! This overnight experience is a chance to visit our camp at the beach on a more relaxed schedule and enjoy a few of the perks of our camping program.
Family camps are holiday camping weekends just like taking the family to a state park but at a private, secluded and less crowded beach-front location at Camp Meriwether. Families will enjoy a variety of activities such as sand-castle building, beach walks to the tidepools, field games, and more. The weekend will be very loosley scheduled with an "open campus," so your family can pick and choose from family camp activities, head into town and visit local attractions, or just enjoy the quiet coastline for the weekend.
Girls’ Camp focuses on a program for girls ages 8-13. They will enjoy the full scope of a cowboy camp, just like the Cub Scouts do, only it is ramped up “cowgirl style.” Campers get a chance to pan for gold, find out what life was like in the pioneer days, practice their aim at BB guns and archery, and go horseback riding! Older girls (11-13) will have the opportunity to participate in a half-day horse ride.
Has your unit visited Meriwether during the off season and expressed interest in wanting to take advantage of camp programs outside of the normal summer season? Well the Meriwether Super Weekend and its program has been designed to meet your need
All District Training Chairs and Trainers are invited to attend an event on December 13th, 2014 from 10 am until 2pm at the Council Service Center. Lunch will be provided.
Topics will include:
1. How to build our training Teams.
2. How to prepare for the Mandatory Cub Scout Training requirement for the end of 2015.
3. Training Schedule: How many trainings should we offer in 2015 and when and where will they be. How many T3 trainings should we offer and when and where?
(come prepared with a suggested district training calendar. We will work together to offer enough training opportunities for everyone.)
4. How to connect with those who only get trained online.
5. How best can the council training committee support the districts.
The Council Outdoor Cooking Committee will be conducting a Youth Dutch Oven Clinic at Butte Creek Scout Ranch. This will be an opportunity for one adult and two youth to gain new dutch oven cooking skils to bring back to their units.
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The Council Outdoor Cooking Committee will be conducting a Dutch Oven Clinic for adults ONLY at Butte Creek Scout Ranch. Join us for an exploration of Dutch oven cooking tips, techniques and samples. Several Dutch oven masters will be on hand to share their tricks and answer your questions.
The Council Climbing Committee will be conducting a BSA Climbing instructor training over two weekends in April and May. Attendence at both weekends is required to recieve a training completion card. Rating level of the training card will depend on skill proficency.
Wood Badge is the premier training program for all Scout leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. This includes all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders, as well as Professional Scouters. Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteers using the latest leadership skills and techniques. It is a once in a life time training experience, designed to strengthen your unit. In 2015 Woodbadge will take place at Camp Clark on two weekends. June 4-6 and June 18-20. These are Thursday through Saturday sessions.
NYLT is a six day course where the concepts of what a leader must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO is taught, demonstrated, and lived in the out of doors in a troop and patrol setting. Immediate use of new ideas is stressed in a fun atmosphere based on the principles of Scouting. Everything we do is applicable to troop leadership back home. Participants are taught by skilled Scout staff members and veteran adult leaders.
Instructor and Rangemaster trainings for all levels of Scouting shooting sports activities. Visit the Shooting Sports page and learn about all of the shooting sports training programs offered by the Cascade Pacific Council.