September 2023

Fleur de Lis





Supervise the daily operation of the Everett trading post by assisting customers in the selection and purchase of merchandise. Assists customers with product information.  Maintain inventories, conduct physical inventories, maintain store appearance, stock layout and display and complete day-to-day paperwork. Most of time spent is performing many of the same duties as other nonexempt Sales Associates.




High school graduate, some college preferred. Three to five years of experience customer service.  Strong verbal and presentation communication skills.  Ability to relate to a wide variety of personalities. High level of organizational skills is required.   A passion to grow the Boy Scouts of America is essential.   Have the capability to deal with several working projects at any given time.  Set and achieve challenging, aggressive, yet achievable targets for success. 



Computer, telephone, cell phone, visual aids and must have valid driver’s license/insurance to operate motor vehicles.


Reaching, Standing, Walking, Lifting, Fingering, Talking, Hearing, Reading, Repetitive Motions, Detailed Work, Record Keeping, Confidentiality, Problem Solving, Language, Stress, Reasoning, Verbal & Written Communication, Public Contact, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, and Constant Interruptions.


The worker is subject to environmental conditions – inside and outside.

To apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Gloria Fansler

[email protected]

Wow, summer has really flown by. The last couple of months have been filled with adventure for many Scouts in Mount Baker Council. Not only did we wrap up a successful summer camping season at Fire Mountain Scout Camp, but we had a great troop of young men and women head out to the National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. If that wasn’t enough, we even had a handful travel to Korea for the World Scout Jamboree which turned out to be a very memorable experience. 

With all of that fun in our recent memories, it’s time to start thinking of rechartering your unit! It’s that time of year when we get the opportunity to share Scouting with our youth for another year. 

Luckily the process is largely unchanged from last year. You might have heard of the BSA fee changes  that took effect August 1, 2023. Don’t forget to check out the infographic! 

The council webpage has all of the info needed to complete this process.  https://www.mountbakerbsa.org/recharter/ 

It is really important that this process be completed by October 13th. This will help ensure we minimize the impact on our staff and your unit’s program. 

The commissioner team is ready to help answer any questions you have. Contact information is available on the website. Please review the instructions and spend a little time preparing to make the experience as easy as can be. 


Article by: Nick Spencer-Berger

Experts in the fields of child safety, law enforcement, and child psychology have publicly supported the strong awareness, trainings, barriers, and policies the BSA has in place that allow many to consider the organization among the safest places for youth. Dr. Janet Warren—who has spent her career analyzing and profiling sexual offenders and serves as the University of Virginia liaison to the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit—has professionally evaluated every known record of past abuse in Scouting held by the national organization and publicly reported on the BSA’s records of past abuse. Dr. Warren’s report states plainly and directly that there was simply “no evidence of a cover-up initiated or condoned by BSA National Council.” 

The BSA is aware safety is not a static issue and is always looking for ways to improve its youth protection program. Currently, the BSA multi-layered safeguards include the following measures, all of  which act as barriers to abuse:  

The BSA supports universal measures to keep kids safe and continues to advocate for the creation of a  national database to which all youth-serving organizations could contribute and use to screen volunteers.  

The BSA also offers a 24/7 Scouts First Helpline (1-844-SCOUTS1) and email contact address  ([email protected]) for help reporting suspected abuse or inappropriate behavior. For more  information about the BSA’s youth protection policies, please visit Scouting.org/YouthSafety.

November 2022

The decisions on who would be best to carry out your wishes aren’t always clear-cut, and it’s easy to make a mistake. So, before you name the agents for your estate planning documents, take these five tips into consideration. 

Making sure that your estate planning documents are implemented as early as possible is extremely important. One of the biggest challenges that clients encounter during the process is deciding who to appoint as their trustees, powers of attorney, health care surrogates and executors. 

Below are some practical tips. 

  1. Give preference to those who have the most time to devote and live nearby 

Many parents have very accomplished successful children. They, many times, have tight schedules, giving them less time to devote to helping. Some have more family responsibilities (young children). It is easier for people who are closer in proximity to you in terms of being your power of attorney and health care surrogate. Being nearby matters less for trustees and executors. 

  1. Do not make arbitrary designations: 

Selecting an individual based on arbitrary characteristics. Like appointing a particular child because they are the oldest. Or based on gender. 

  1. Avoid naming multiple agents: 

Parents want to make sure none of their children feels left out, so they want to appoint all their children to every position possible. This leads to deadlock or discourse once decisive action is necessary. 

  1. Pick the best agent for today: 

If you are appointing an agent who is older, maybe that person dies or becomes incapable of acting when you need them. If you appoint a friend, maybe that person isn’t a friend in the future. 

Appoint the best person for today. You can always make changes as your life evolves. 

  1. Consider a professional trustee or fiduciary under certain circumstances: 

In some situations, appointing a professional or institution as a trustee is best. If you have a beneficiary whose share of your estate must be held in further trust so they are not getting their inheritance all at once, you should consider the above. Otherwise, discretionary distributions may be left up to family members, this could create an adversarial relationship between them. 

If you are of substantial wealth or have generational trusts, professionals and institutions are better suited to deal with those issues. 

The estate planning vehicles themselves are important to have. The documents and plan are only as good as the agent(s) you appoint. The agents are the real drivers of whether a plan is successful. 

Use the tips above to help guide you, speak to a professional estate planning attorney and get their help on your specific situation. 

September 2022


2023 National Scout Jamboree

July 19-28, 2023

Time is running out to sign up and be a part of a once in a lifetime opportunity!  The National Scout Jamboree, is coming up next summer 2023.  Every four years, scouts from across the country and the world gather together to share the “greatest scouting experience on earth.”  This tradition was started to celebrate the 25 anniversary of scouting and the first Jamboree held in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1937 (the 1935 Jamboree was cancelled due to a polio outbreak).  Beginning in 2010, a permanent home was found in the wilderness of West Virginia to hold the Jamboree at The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, an 11,400 acre property.

Imagine camping with tens of thousands of scouts in a massive state of the art facility, that includes High Adventure Areas constructed on the property specifically for Jamborees:


Additionally, there are massive amphitheater shows (holding up to 80,000 people), exhibitions and demonstrations, patch-trading, hikes, white-water rafting trips, the longest Zipline in North America and many special guests.

Mt. Baker Council is forming contingent troops and patrols, both male and female, to send to the Jamboree next summer for ten days, along with a tour of the greater Washington, D.C. area and all the great monuments/attractions of our nation’s capital.  We want you to be a part of this incredible opportunity. 

If you are interested in learning more or want to sign up, please reach out to Mark Hallerman, Mount Baker Council Jambo Chair at [email protected] for information and application.  We need to finalize our group by the first week of September!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions,

Mark Hallerman, Mount Baker Council Jambo Chair

[email protected]


September 2022

Mike Lockwood was born and raised in Rochester, New York, where he grew up hiking, camping, boating, fishing, and hunting on and near Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region.  He is a 1991 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy via the Naval ROTC program.

Through a three decade Navy career, Mike served on Cruisers, Destroyers, Amphibious ships, and Aircraft Carriers.  During this time, while conducting dangerous and difficult at sea operations (including nine overseas deployments to the Western Pacific and Middle East), he trained, mentored, and lead Sailors helping them achieve their fullest potential.  During his service he has visited 26 countries, including three years stationed in Japan.

The capstone of Mike’s career was serving as Commanding Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at University of Washington.  In his nearly four years at UW, Mike trained and developed more than 200 exceptional young Americans, resulting in the commissioning of 104 Navy and Marine Corps Officers.

The Lockwood’s have been a Scouting family since 2011 when their son became a Tiger Cub in Far East Council, Japan District.  Since then, from Pike’s Peak Council, to San Diego-Imperial Council, to Mount Baker, they have participated where possible as Adult Leaders.  Since retiring from active duty, Mike has served as Troop Committee Member, Assistant Scoutmaster, and is now serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 122, in Mill Creek, WA.

Mike holds Masters degrees in Applied Physics and National Resource Strategy and completed his Wood Badge ticket in March 2022.

When was the last time you went to a drive-in movie? How about camped at the drive-in? Well, on September 23rd you’ll have the chance to do both!
Join the Mount Baker Council at the Blue Fox Drive-In on Whidbey Island for Scout Night at the Drive-In. Enjoy 2 moves and spend the night at the drive-in.
Registration fee includes two movies (G/PG rating), overnight camping, dinner, breakfast, arcade tickets and T-shirt. Tents and chairs may be set up within your designated parking space (extra space may be available after the first movie ends).
Bring your friends and introduce them to the fun and adventure of Scouting.
Registration closes on September 19th.

Join the Everett Aqausox for two different exciting nights.

The much enjoyed Scout Night at the Aquasox happens on August 19th.  Scouts will sit in a special Scout section and then have the opportunity to camp in the outfield.  Order your tickets using the QR Code and code below. If you want to add a special patch and food be sure to select the drop down menu items prior to completing checkout.

Enjoy another night out with the Aquasox on September 10th.  No camping in the outfield this time but you’ll still sit in a special Scout section and enjoy some great baseball.  Invite some friends and recruit them into the fun of Scouting.  Use the QR Code and code below to order tickets.

June 10, 2022

Dear Scouting Family, 

You may have seen or heard about recent advertisements promoting a documentary about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which is expected to be released on June 16 by streaming service provider Hulu. The documentary covers a range of complex topics, including youth protection, the national organization’s financial restructuring case, changes in membership policies over recent years, and the future of Scouting.

We are reaching out because of your significance to the mission of Scouting. We want our parents, volunteers, donors, employees, and all those we serve to feel prepared for the attention this documentary is likely to receive. We expect that this documentary will raise questions about Scouting, garner media attention, and prompt some scrutiny of the BSA.

While we understand there are aspects of the film Leave No Trace that mischaracterize the BSA’s policies and actions, rather than challenge these inaccuracies, our focus is on supporting survivors. The BSA welcomes any opportunity for survivors to share their stories as part of the healing process, and we applaud the bravery and resilience of survivors of past abuse in Scouting.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is committed to listening to and learning from survivors, and we are actively working together to ensure our policies and programs offer a safe place for youth. For more information about how we can keep kids safe in Scouting today, please visit https://scouting.org/youthprotection.

Please know that the Mount Baker Council’s focus remains on the safety and future of Scouting. Nothing is more important than the safety of youth in our programs – it is the Mount Baker Council’s top priority as shown by our leader training policies, including our policy of requiring Youth Protection Training for all registered leaders on a yearly basis.

Thank you for all you to do to make the BSA our nation’s foremost program of character-building and value-based leadership training.

Yours in Scouting,

Some information about this training…..

Once the video has completed you will be sent to a page to register you completed the training.