THE MOUNTAIN ECHO
OCTOBER 2019
JOIN NIGHT PART TWO!
By Denise Lesniak | Senior Vice President of Membership
Mount Baker Council saw so many well executed Join Nights in September. Thank you Cub Masters, Committee Chairs, Den Leaders, New Member Coordinators, Parents and Volunteers! I hope you took advantage of our Heroes Unite-Turn In Night for the ease of turning in applications, and extra capes/handbooks and free pizza & prizes! It was meant to be a one-stop shop, conveniently located. If you still have applications, turning them in now will make recharter a breeze.

How many new Scouts did your unit register? One, five, fourteen? How many more can we get involved with Scouting? As Leaders or parents, we know the value of the great programs Boy Scouts of America offers, as well as the benefits for youth involved. Let’s share it with more boys and girls with Join Night Part Two.

Yes, you can have a second Join Night. Remember, more scouts equals more fun! Also, more adult volunteers. Here are some suggestions: 

  • Schedule another Join Night in October
  • Send out invites to join your next pack meeting
  • Have your existing scouts bring a friend to your next activity
  • Participate in a school or community fall event

Remember to send any event details (date/time/location/contact information) to your District Director, District Executive or Membership Chair. We still have the ability for National to provide added marketing with free geo-fencing! 

Another way to add Scouts to your unit is by processing leads and applications through BeAScout.org. Remember to check My.Scouting.Org weekly to follow up on leads and approve applications. Double check your unit information is correct and that online registration is available. Closeout leads as you complete the process. 

Free handbooks and capes are still available for newly registered Scouts. We are challenging your pack to register 7 Lions and 7 Tigers, as well as adding 5 girls (over your last year’s total). A Join Night Part Two, may lead the way to these additional scouts. Your District Membership Chair and field staff are available if you need any ideas or assistance. 

I can’t wait to see all of our Scouts in those red capes at Stampede on October 19. What a great way to round out our Heroes Start Here theme with a spectacular event at my favorite place, Fire Mountain. I hope to see you there and meet all of your new scouts!

Scout Me In!
STAMPEDE
When:
Saturday, October 19th
Time:
9:00am to 4:00pm
Where:
Fire Mountain Scout Camp

Bring money for lunch, hot chocolate, and the Trading Post
Calling All Heroes!
It's Time to STAMPEDE to Adventure
Come enjoy a day of fun and exciting Cub Scout activities like:

Shelter Building
Orienteering (map and compass)
BB and Archery Ranges
Campfire and s'mores
Fishing (bring your own pole)
and more...

Come for an hour or stay for the day

Open to the Public.
Bring a friend and share the fun of Scouting!
JOIN THE PILCHUCK NUTS TEAM! ( N EW U NIT T RAINING AND S UPPORT)
What : Team of 4 Scouters who can start a new unit and then mentor and train the new unit’s parents to become the unit’s leadership in 3- 4 months.
 
Who : Interested and Qualified Scouters can apply. Qualified Scouters have served a minimum of one year in a Unit position and have taken Training in any Unit Serving capacity. Wood Badge Training is a Plus, along with service as a Commissioner (optional but a Plus!).
 
Where : Pilchuck District
 
When : We need you NOW!
 
Why: To help start new units in undeserved areas and help train/mentor parents to assist supporting their own unit
 
How : The Team will take on the roles of Committee Chairman, Unit Leader (CM or SM), and Asst. Unit Leaders (Den Leaders or Asst. SM’s). One leader will stay after the 4 months are completed to serve as the new Unit’s Unit Commissioner. The other three may then continue with another new unit if they desire.
 
Interested? Contact Dan’l at danl.adams@scouting.org
TRAINING
Upcoming Training Dates
Part 2 - October 4, 2019
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.

October 26, 2019
The District Committee/Commissioner Workshop is designed to give new and experienced district leaders an overview of District and Council functions.

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

University of Scouting
January 25, 2020 - SAVE THE DATE

Seminar - February 8, 2020
Field Trip - February 22-23, 2020
Consists of a seminar and an overnight field trip.

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

Pull for Scouting
Sporting Clays Classic

The fifth annual Pull for Scouting Sporting Clays Classic was held at the Granite Falls Sportsman’s Club on September 7 th . This is always a great event and this year was the best so far. The weather was perfect, the lunch was delicious, the shooting was entertaining and the awards and raffles were a blast! 
There were 74 shooters this year with 19 youth shooters. Prizes were awarded for the top three teams, the top lady shooter and the top youth shooter. As always we also had the “Biggest Loser” prize to the team that needs just a little practice before next year’s event.
 
You should plan on attending this fun council event next year. The date has been set for September 12, 2020 at the Granite Falls Sportsmen’s Club. Mark your calendar now and plan on joining in on the fun. 
2019 Pack Hero Challenges
All Packs are challenged to have 1 Lion Den AND 1 Tiger Den of 7 or more Scouts by December 31. This 7UP Club will be invited to Fire Mountain for a FREE day of fun with a fishing frenzy, archery and more, in late May!

All Family Scouting Packs are challenged to add 5 or more girls (from last year’s total) to their unit by December 31. All young ladies in the Pack will be invited to spend a FREE afternoon and evening campout with some of our local Scout BSA Troops for girls, at Fire Mountain in late May!
Our Heroes Need
You To Help With Stampede!
Saturday, October 19 at Fire Mountain
Troops and Adults are needed to make this event a success.
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm

October 26, 2019
Weston High School
November 16, 2019
Tulalip Resort Hotel and Spa

It's time to sell Scouting - through popcorn.

Our annual popcorn kick-off was a great success. Thank you to all our attendees and speakers. We can't wait to have our best popcorn year yet!

Be sure to visit the Council popcorn website for handy resources and tips to make your Units sale a success.

Popcorn Webinars

Join our Council Popcorn Kernel, Joni, as she covers important helpful tips for Unit Popcorn Kernels. If you miss a webinar you can find the recorded version on the Council Popcorn Resource site.

October 14th at 7:00 pm

How do I enter my Wagon Sales (Take Orders)
Have questions on the Trail's End App? Watch the training video.

Have a Scout who has sold over $2,500 in popcorn?

Mount Baker Council
Scouting Summit Dinner & Auction
Mark your Calendars!!
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Tulalip Resort Hotel and Spa
Attendance: Individual seats cost $125 and there are a variety of sponsorship and attendance packages available. Become a table captain and spend the evening with friends.

Our Goal: We aim to exceed $130,000 to mark the Mount Baker Council’s second century of delivering character-building programs to Puget Sound families.
                                                            
More Information: For reservations or information contact Brian Lechner at (425) 338-0380 or brian.lechner@scouting.org.  
CUB SCOUT CAMPING
WEBELOS-REE - North Cascades
October 4-5, 2019
Fire Mountain
WEBELOS-REE - Salish Sea
October 5-6, 2019
Fire Mountain
Steven Davis -
Council President
At Scout meetings, most Scouts begin or end their meeting reciting the Scout Oath and Law, and the Outdoor Code:

  • Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
  • Scout Law: Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
  • Outdoor Code: As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and to be conservation minded.

Let these words sink in for a moment.

Advancement Moment
The Council Advancement Summit was postponed until 2020.  Keep an eye out for a new date in the coming months. Once it’s announced, join us for a great workshop to improve your unit’s Advancement program!

Scouts BSA Troops: When is your next Court of Honor? Have you recorded your summer advancement yet? Timely online reporting, either through Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0, helps keep your Scouts on track and helps our Council ensure our records are correct.

Cub Scout Packs: Got new Cubs? Great! To help keep your new families engaged and to keep them coming to your Pack, please make sure that all new Cubs, Tigers through Arrow of Light, have earned their Bobcat badge (and you’ve entered it in Scoutbook or Internet Advancement 2.0) by December 10 th , 2020.
DISTRICT CALENDARS
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