THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
MAY 2019
2019 SCOUT POPCORN SALE PREPARATIONS BEGIN
By Joni Davidson
Council Popcorn Kernel
On April 18th, Units received an e-mail invitation to register their Pack, Troop, or Crew on the Trails-End System. By doing so, your Unit will receive tips and tutorials directly from Trails End. Using ideas gathered from thousands of successful Packs, Troops and Crews helps you to make your 2019 Popcorn Sale a great success. Success means that your programs and activities are fully funded, reducing the need to keep asking parents for more money.

Kick-off Date: August 10, 2019
MEMBERSHIP MOMENT
By Denise Lesniak
SR Vice President, Membership
Cub Scout Day Camp is a great program for recruiting!

As you register new Scouts into your Units (and get those future kindergartners signed up) – encourage your Scouts, both boys and girls, to attend Cub Scout Day Camp.

Attending camp is a great way to start their Scouting adventures. BB guns, archery, STEM activities, nature activities, fitness, fun, and more! With eight Day/Twilight Camps and an assortment of dates and locations to choose from, your Scout families are sure to find the right one. Getting new Scouts involved now and during the summer will help with establishing Dens as fall approaches. You’ve heard it before:
More Scouts = more fun!
More Scouts = more parent volunteers!
Grow Your Pack - Heroes Start Here!
TRAINING
Upcoming Training Dates
May 10 - 11, 2019
May 17 - 18, 2019
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. Level 1 instructors have the opportunity to serve as COPE and Climbing staff at Fire Mountain throughout the year
Must attend both sessions to be certified.

May 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
May 18, 2019 at 10:00am
Best Practices for Cub Scout Spring and Fall recruiting.
Learn about awesome FREE stuff stuff for new Scouts joining your unit
Must register to attend

June 8, 2019
The District Committee/Commissioner Workshop is designed to give new and experienced district leaders an overview of District and Council functions. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your counterparts from other districts and the council. 

August 19 - 24, 2019
Fire Mountain Scout Camp
NYLT is a six day experience conducted by Mount Baker Council to provide each young man or woman with a meaningful experience in Scouting that will enhance his knowledge and create a deeper understanding of his or her role and responsibilities as a leader.

It just takes a moment to make your Pack, Troop or Crew a little bit safer. Every meeting or activity should include some type of Safety Moment…and it’s easy by using the resources of the Boy Scouts of America! With its Safety Moments, covering a range of topics from acute mountain sickness to zip lines, the Boy Scouts of America’s Health and Safety team hopes to make Scouting an even safer place, one page at a time. “These are attempts to simplify and streamline complex topics,” says Health and Safety team lead Richard Bourlon. “It’s so much better to prevent rather than react to an incident.”

2 019 Camp Cards

Sales end on May 31st!

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!



Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30am
Stillaguamish Senior Center

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
Hornaday Awards Can Be Earned By Individual or Units.
YES! Your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Post Can Earn This Award
Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. Many of the requirements for advancement from Tenderfoot through Eagle Scout rank call for an increasing awareness and understanding of the natural sciences. Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving our environment and protecting it from abuse. Right now Scouts are involved in learning about environmental problems and actively working to make a difference.
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 8, 2019 at 7:30am
Keynote Speaker: Gary Hatch
Washington State Athletic Hall of Famer and Community Leader

May, 18, 2019
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
Early Bird Registration Closes on May 6th
September 7, 2019
September 8, 2019
Rock Mountain and Fire Mountain Scout Camp

November 16, 2019
Tulalip Resort Hotel and Spa

FIRE MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM REPLACEMENT COMING THIS WINTER

(Temporary Camp Closure Notification – October 21, 2019 to January 9, 2020)

Fire Mountain Scout Camp was originally built in 1971 and 1972. The camp has large portions of its water system that are as old as the camp. Some segments have been replaced over the years, but overall the water system at camp is 10 to 15 years beyond its useful life.

The Mount Baker Council Executive Committee has authorized the temporary closure of Fire Mountain Scout Camp from October 21, 2019, until January 9th, 2020, to replace the entire water system.

While this is does not provide optimal weather conditions for this construction
work, it is the slowest period for camping and activity at the camp during the year. We apologize for this inconvenience, but when complete we will have a new and reliable water system that will last 40 years.

Thank you,

Scott Suchan
SVP Properties
Order of the Arrow News

Brothers, as we push into spring, Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge would like to provide
information regarding our plans leading into the summer and recap a few of our recent events.

Most recently, members gathered at Fire Mountain to attend our Spring Gathering
from March 22nd-23rd. The weekend was full of information regarding lodge ceremonies, fellowship, service, and other activities. We hope to see members return next year for the program.

CUB SCOUT CAMPING
June 30 - July 3
Fire Mountain Scout Camp

July 3 - July 6
Fire Mountain Scout Camp

July 8th - 12th
Dahlberg Rd, Ferndale, WA

July 15th - 18th
Arlington, WA

July 15th - 19th
Oak Harbor, WA
July 22nd - 26th
Maltby, WA

July 29th - August 2nd
Maltby, WA

August 5th - 8th
Snohomish, WA

August 19th - 22nd
Everett, WA

August 19th - 22nd
Mount Vernon, WA

Fire Eagle's Nest Dedication

On April 20th a ribbon cutting for the new Staff building at Fire Mountain was held. People came to see the new Staff lodgings, staff show, and the Fire Eagle's Nest. Lunch and dessert was provided.

During the presentation the Properties Committee was pleased to unveil the new Becvar Staff Rendevous & Retreat areas. If you are up at Fire Mountain prior to Summer Camp be sure to check it out.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteers their time, knowledge, and materials to this project. Thank you to the Becvar family for everything they have done for Scouting. Congratulations!
Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant Awarded for New Fire Mountain BB-Gun Range

The Friends of the NRA Foundation has awarded the Mount Baker Council $3,500 to help defray the cost of the new BB-Gun Range. The money will be used for the foundation and concrete floor. Because of this grant the new BB-Gun Range at Fire Mountain will be a great addition to our camp.

SCOUTS BSA, VENTURING, AND SEA SCOUT CAMPING
May 3rd and 4th
Return of the Camporee
Cascade Park
Various Weeks from July 7th - August 17th
Fire Mountain Scout Camp

June 20, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico - Full Brochure
Why Do You Teach Youth How To Shoot? - Series Reflections

After completing my 5-article series exploring the fundamentals of shooting - and how they can correspond with goal setting and project management - I was reflecting on it and decided I needed one more article to really finish it out. This one will discuss why we as Scouters volunteer so much of our time to ensure that there are activities for our Scouts to participate in.

" It is our one chance to do all of this because a youth is only young for a short time and will never be young again. "

May Work Party at Fire Mountain!

It's that time of year again. Spring has broken, summer is just around the corner, and Fire Mountain needs to "put on its face" for the hundreds of Scouts and Scouters who will visit this season.
On May 11th, you can join your fellow volunteers in giving camp the sprucing up it needs.

Fire Mountain is pleased to be hosting National Camp School. Join the work party to help with showing Fire Mountain at its best.

Lunch is included. Open to Scouts and adults.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
June 9, 2019
Blaine, WA
Join Scouts from around the world at this fun celebration

August 8, 2019
Also special Scout Days and Discounted Passes
$3 from each ticket is donated back to the Council
August 23, 2019
$1 from each ticket will be donated back to the Council
Scheduled to be a Funko Friday giveaway night
Watch a game and then camp out under the stars at Funko Field

Evergreen State Fair Booth
August Date TBD
Join the Mount Baker Council as we show off our programs and opportunities at the Evergreen State Fair. Stop by and say "hi"! Bring a friend.
DISTRICT CALENDARS
Pilchuck Calendar (Formerly Klahaya and Tyee)

(Formerly Whatcom, Skagit, and Island)

Salish Sea Calendar (Formerly Tillikum and Puget Sound)

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