THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
MARCH 2020
WHERE DID ALL THE WEBELOS GO?
By: Denise Lesniak, SR VP of Membership

Spring is in the air. Blue and Gold events have come and gone. Webelos have transitioned (or will be soon) to Scouts BSA. Now what?

For our Scouts BSA troops, it means adding new scouts and families to your group and continuing the way towards the rank of Eagle Scout. For troops looking for assistance with Webelos transition, check out this article from Scouting Wire:
“8 Ideas for an easy Webelos to Scouts BSA Transition” at

For our Cub Scout Packs – it’s time to recruit and fill in your pack. Spring is a great time for recruiting. Take a look at your membership goals, review your plan and get started.

First, make sure your Key 3 are keeping up with leads from BeAScout.Org. Try to check in at least weekly, so no leads are missed.  

CAMP CARDS
Camp Card Sales Are Here!

Selling Camp Cards is an easy, no-risk way to teach Scouts the value of earning their way. This sale is designed to help Scouts attend Mount Baker Council Summer Camps, Day Camps, Twilight Camps, Webelos Resident Camps, and high adventure treks. Units may also use funds to purchase equipment like sleeping bags, tents, uniforms, trailers, and much more! Going to camp is the highlight of every Scout’s year!
 
The Mount Baker Council Camp Cards are just $10.00 and come with Local and National savings offers across the Council throughout the 2020 calendar year. Units participating in this program will earn 50% commission on each $10 camp card sold ($5 per card!)

For more information check out our   
We will be kicking off our Camp Card Sales on March 4th!

3 THINGS TO KNOW
AROUND THE COUNCIL
2020 Snohomish County Good Scout Breakfast
Help us to deliver character-building programs and values to the next generation of community leaders

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Angel of the Winds Arena, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Avenue in Everett

Registration from 7:00-7:30am and the breakfast program begins at 7:30


Keynote Speaker –
Bob Donegan
President / CEO, Ivar’s Restaurant

Council Annual
Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting of the Mount Baker Council,
Boy Scouts of America

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:30 am
Stillaguamish Senior Center
18308 Smokey Point Boulevard – several blocks north of 172 nd
Arlington, WA 98223-7825

This will serve as notification to voting members, including:
All registered Chartered Organization Representatives and registered duly elected Council Members-at-Large, including current Executive Board members.

All those planning to attend, please RSVP to Emily Shanahan at Emily.Shanahan@scouting.org or at (425) 338-0380 by Thursday, May 14, 2020.   

CAMPING
Day Camp Coordinator, Cubmasters, and Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend the Camp Coordinator Webinar.

March 4th at 7:00pm

Cub Scout Day Camp
Registration opens on March 1st
Early Bird Pricing Through March 31st

Mount Baker Council is proud to offer summer day and twilight camps for ALL boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts, entering grades 2-5 in the fall. Tigers (entering grade 1) are welcome to attend with a legal guardian.

Our day camps offer outstanding activities for a week of fun, learning and adventure. Campers are divided into small, well-supervised groups. Boys and girls are placed in same-gender Cub Scout dens.

Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant awarded for new Archery Equipment for Cub Day Camp
This summer the Cub Scouts that attend day camp will have all new archery equipment to learn on and to sharpen their skills with. The Friends of the NRA Foundation has awarded the Mount Baker Council $3,300 worth of new state of the art archery equipment. Our day camps will be receiving 20 Razorback Junior Recurve Bows and 288 Easton Genesis Arrows. Also included in the grant be some shooting gloves and repair equipment.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the NRA Foundation our Cub Scouts should have a great time on the archery range this summer and many summers to come.

Safety Moment -
Prohibited Activities
By: Dan'l Adams

The other day I heard about a unit driving around in ATV’s. Pictures were shared on their Facebook page. It looked fun, they were wearing proper gear…but something didn’t seem right. I looked in the recent copy of Safe Guide For Scouting. Sure enough, ATV usage is prohibited on the unit level activity.

Did you know using Boomerangs, playing Dodgeball, or even climbing trees are prohibited activities?

Sometimes you just say “no” to an activity when you “know” the program of the Boy Scouts of America. So, did you “know” there are activities and programs that should NOT be part of any Scouting experience? Or that there are limits for when some activities should be introduced? How you can find out about them and why they are on the “list” are what this safety moment is about.

Camporees
April 24-26, 2020

May 1-3, 2020

May 1-3, 2020
SAVE THE DATE
Calling ALL EAGLE SCOUTS (over 21)!
Eagle Scout Social: 
Monday, April 6, 2020
6:30 PM at El Paraiso in Monroe  14090 Fryelands Blvd.
 
A non-uniformed social event (with $1 tacos!) for Eagle Scouts over 21 years old. It doesn't matter where you earned your Eagle! Come join us for the fellow-ship! No host food and drinks.
 
Contact Dan'l Adams ( danl.adams@scouting.org ) for more information.

Set your 2020 vision
on Wood Badge
Now that you have completed your position-specific training for your Scouting role, it’s time to take your knowledge to the next level.

Wood Badge is a 6-day advanced leadership training course. Held over 2 separate weekends in September and October, Wood Badge offers leadership skills training that benefits your unit and all of Scouting, increases personal confidence, and forms an enhanced social and professional network.
FUNDRAISING NEWS
Trails End Popcorn is Phasing out the
Scholarship program
If your Scout Sold $2500 or more in popcorn in 2019, they have until March 31, 2020 to enroll in the Trails- End Scholarship Program.

After that date there will be no more applications accepted. Those who are registered will be able to add to their accounts for the next three popcorn selling seasons.

There will be no new Scout enrollments into the scholarship program after March 31, 2020

Mount Baker Council Text-to-Give Program
Did you know about the Mount Baker Council Text-to-give program? It is an easy and quick way to make an FOS donation with a credit card!

Fast and easy way to support Mount Baker Scouting!
So how does it work? It is just filling out a form.

Start by texting MountBakerBSA to 41444

Pilchuck Monroe Good Scout Lunch
March 19, 2020

March 28, 2020
Heritage Flight Museum

North Cascades Skagit Valley Good Scout Breakfast
May 6, 2020

North Cascades Bellingham Good Scout Breakfast
May 13, 2020
Pilchuck Snohomish Good Scout Breakfast
May 13, 2020

North Cascades Whidbey Island Good Scout Breakfast
June 5, 2020

Pull for Scouting Sporting Clays Classic
September 12, 2020
TRAINING
Upcoming Training Dates
BALOO is required training for all Cub Scout Packs that would like to do Overnight Camping as a part of their Pack activities.

This is required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. This is recommended training for Venturing Advisers and Assistant Venturing Advisers

Mount Baker Council is offering a 24-hour COPE and Climbing Level 1 course, certifying participants to serve as instructors on our Climbing Tower, Zip Line, and High and Low COPE Courses.
Must attend both sessions to become certified

Wilderness & Remote First Aid
Must attend both sessions to become certified.

Archery Level Training
May 09, 2020
Save the Date

August 24 29, 2020
NYLT is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops and Venturing Crews.

September 25-27 and October 23-25
Must attend both sessions.
Wood Badge offers leadership skills training that benefits your unit and all of Scouting, increases personal confidence, and forms an enhanced social and professional network.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Begins June 6, 2020
Fire Mountain Scout Camp
Summer, 2020
North Cascades, Pilchuck, Salish Sea

July 19-30, 2021
Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Scout Night at Evergreen Speedway
April 4, 2020
Leaders and Scouts in uniform receive free admission.

June 14, 2020
Peace Arch Park
August 14, 2020

August 20-23, 2020
JBLM
DISTRICT CALENDARS