Welcome back to Summer!

As we close down the school year and head straight into summer, I’m always reminded of my many campaign experiences in Scouts.

In Cub Scouting, we had fun! We made an oven out of a cardboard box; ate ice cream we just made by rolling around cream and sugar in an old coffee container; dropped eggs wrapped in various layers of protection to see who could keep their egg from cracking; and launched rockets to new heights.

When I was old enough to attend BSA camp at Fire Mountain, adventures in my first few years were all about my first week away from home without family, fishing, figuring out how to get around camp, hunkering around a campfire until the wee hours of the night, and swimming. Climbing, Wilderness Survival, and Shooting Sports all came much later (I never was able to complete my Rifle Shooting merit badge). Every year was different, but all equally amazing.

As someone who has grown up in the program, I can’t recommend taking advantage of these camps and programs enough. Aside from the traditional Cub and Scouts BSA camps ran by the Mount Baker Council, we’re also holding another “Family Camp” offered on Labor Day. I’ve outlined a few Mount Baker Council offerings below – check them out and if you haven’t already, please be sure to sign up today.

Regardless of what program you select and where you go camping, be sure to take time this summer to get outdoors and find your next adventure!

Steven Davis

Council President