THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
MAY 2020
SCOUT POPCORN SALE: ORIENTATION & KICKOFF
Council Popcorn Kick-off Meeting - Saturday, August 15, 2020

Popcorn season is coming fast! Your units will be receiving an email soon to sign up for the annual kickoff on Saturday, August 15, 2020. When you sign up your Unit will receive tips and tutorials directly from Trails-End. The District Kernels and their teams are gearing up and excited for a great season. We can’t wait to get started selling!
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Register by June 30 th and earn a $25 gift card!
AROUND THE COUNCIL
From our Council President
Scouting at Home

Our work is too important for our youth and their development. Our work is too important for the health of our communities now and in the future. Our work is too important for us and the intrinsic reward we receive when helping others and doing a good turn. Reach out if you need help and #KeepCalmScoutOn.

2020 Scouting Auction
The Summit
Save the Date
Friday, October 2, 2020

Edward D Hansen Event Center
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201
We invite individual and business support for local Scouting by donating to either our Live Auction or to our Silent Auction. 

-       Live auction items are valued from $500 up to $5,000
-       Silent auction items range from $50 to $499.

Supporters may wish to promote their business by placing a $300 full-page ad or a $150 business card sized ad in our auction catalog.
2020 Pull for Scouting
Shooting Clays Classic
Save the Date
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Granite Falls Sportmen's Club
  
The Mount Baker Council invites you to enjoy a rare opportunity to shoot a specially designed sporting clays course at Granite Falls Sportsman’s Club in Granite Falls, WA. Shooters will enjoy a day of friendly competition, prizes, shooting games, raffles, and BBQ lunch.
CAMP ACTIVITIES
Webelos-REE
October 3, 2020

October 2-3, 2020

October 2-4, 2020
Day Camp Fees and Refund Schedule
We are looking forward to hosting you and your Scouts at Cub Scout Day Camp this summer. This camp season has the potential to be the most memorable in camping history, and we are excited to be sharing it with you.

We understand that in these uncertain times, it can be difficult to make long term plans that may or may not come to pass. To be as supportive as possible to all our guests this summer, the Council has made some updates to our camp fees and refund policy.

Summer, 2020
North Cascades, Pilchuck, Salish Sea
Early Bird Registration Extended through April 01, 2020
SAFETY MOMENT: THE SCOUT LAW AND CYBERSAFETY/CYBERBULLYING
Today we are online more than ever before. We use technology to save us time with research, connect with others, navigate, and have fun. Here are some ideas on how the digital world and the Scouting community can live side by side.

MEMBERSHIP AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Membership
By: Denise Lesnaik
SR VP Membership
Spring has roared in like a lion, as we patiently wait at home, inside, distant from family and friends for the peaceful lamb. The challenges of keeping your pack or troop active are very real; but there are so many resources out there-virtually! “Scouting at Home” is the new theme.

How do you recruit new Cub Scouts this spring? Start by taking a step back and pulling out your membership plan and goals. The ones your unit developed at the beginning of the year. 

National Jamboree 2021
Face the Challenge
Attention All Scouts and Scouters 
Date July 19th – 30th
Get Ready, Get Excited!!  The 2021 National Jamboree is coming, and you will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime Scouting experience.  

What should attendees expect at the NJ –  Serious High adventure  – one of the longest zip line courses in North America , a world class skate park , ATV offerings, tree top canopy tours, rock climbing , shooting sports, whitewater rafting, mountain biking ,patch trading and much more .   

FUNDRAISING NEWS
The Mount Baker 2020 Camp Cards Are Here!
Let's use this opportunity to test our online sales skills . These cards hold great value, especially the restaurants that have take-out and delivery. Who doesn't want a discount on their pizza while stuck at home?!

How to sell online
  • Send the Purchase Camp Card link to your customer
  • Make sure they know your name and Unit number (including Pack, Troop, etc.)
  • Send a Camp Card to an emergency worker
  • Let your customers know they can purchase a Camp Card for an emergency worker.
  • Mount Baker Council will deliver them after the sale

Camp Card Sales has been extended through the end of June

Good luck with your sales and always remember - Do Your Best!!!

North Cascades Bellingham Good Scout Breakfast
August 5, 2020 - New Date

North Cascades Skagit Valley Good Scout Breakfast
August 12, 2020 - New Date
North Cascades Whidbey Island Good Scout Breakfast
July 29, 2020 - New Date

September 12, 2020

Council Scouting Auction
October 2, 2020
TRAINING
Upcoming Training Dates
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00 am
Join Mount Baker Council’s Membership Committee to learn more about “best practices” for Spring and Fall recruiting. Units only need to attend one of the two available sessions

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 11-12, 2020
BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is REQUIRED TRAINING for all Cub Scout Packs that would like to do Overnight Camping as a part of their Pack activities. A minimum of one adult must be BALOO Trained on a Pack overnighter.   

September 11-12, 2020
IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) This training is for Scouts BSA and Venture Leaders. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics, this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

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
Begins June 6, 2020
Fire Mountain Scout Camp

Summer, 2020
North Cascades, Pilchuck, Salish Sea
Early Bird Registration Extended through April 01, 2020
August 3-6, 2020

July 19-30, 2021
Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV

COMMUNITY EVENTS
May 9 - June 15
June 16 - September 12
Visit https://www.wildwaves.com/park-hours.php for up-to-date information on park operation

June 14, 2020
Peace Arch Park
August 14, 2020

August 20-23, 2020
JBLM
DISTRICT CALENDARS