Author: Gabrielle Hillgrove

Growing Units Through Effective Recruitment and Program

We are right in the middle of a great season for Scouting, it’s our Birthday!  It is also the time for transition with many Cub Scouts and their parents prepare to move from Cub Scouting to Scouting BSA.  Blue and Gold Banquets have always been a bittersweet time of graduation and departure, but they are […]

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Where Have All The Webelos Gone

Spring is in the air.  Blue and Gold events have come and gone.  Webelos have transitioned (or will be soon) to Scouts BSA.  Now what?   For our Scouts BSA troops, it means adding new scouts and families to your group and continuing the way towards the rank of Eagle Scout.  For troops looking for assistance […]

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Past, Present, and Future: Calling All Shooting Sports Instructors

There is an old computer saying, “Garbage in, Garbage out.” (I can’t believe I just said “old” in reference to a computer.) Now you may be asking me how this applies to shooting sports and I will get to that. First, let’s talk about what this saying means or at least my interpretation. What this […]

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Silver Beaver Nominations Due March 6th

Nominations needed for Adult Leader Recognition  Silver Beaver Nominations due March 6th   By Neal Kazmi  Council Advancement and Recognition Chair   Now is the time to submit nomination forms to recognize adult leaders in your unit, District, or Council!  There are a variety of awards and recognition available for Scouting’s volunteers.  One of them is […]

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National Jamboree 2021

Attention All Scouts and Scouters  Face The Challenge – 2021 National Jamboree – 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 life time Scouting experience. Scouting’s flagship event is one of a kind . The […]

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Council Properties Report: February 2020

FROM THE COUNCIL PROPERTIES COMMITTEE  As many of you know we have been working on ground up refurbishing and new construction throughout Fire Mountain Scout Camp for the past ten years.  We probably have another ten years to go.  Boy Scouts like many non-profits have a great tendency to raise money to build new things, […]

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Winter Sports Safety

February 2020 Safety Moment SUMMARY  It’s fun to “play” in the snow with your unit during the winter months! Beyond camping, a number of cold-weather activities however present challenges to Scouts and leaders, such as alpine or cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. Essential ingredients for fun include skill training and […]

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Add to Your Scouts BSA Troop

By Denise Lesniak, SR VP Membership  Add to Your Scouts BSA Troop!     It was one year ago, this month that we welcomed troops for girls into Scouts, BSA at Mount Baker Council.  We currently have 11 of these troops serving almost 100 young women.  We also have 135 troops for boys serving over 2600 young […]

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Family Friends of Scouting Campaign

Family Friends of Scouting Campaign Each year we invite the families of our current Scouts, as well as some of our alumni, to contribute toward the actual cost of providing the services, personnel, events and facilities needed to support the 170 Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, Ships and Posts served by the Mount Baker Council. It […]

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Council President’s Message – February 2020

Vision 2025 – On Membership  By Steven Davis, Council President   As part of our semi-annual off-site retreat, the Council Executive Board met the first weekend in January to review our accomplishments of 2019 and to compare our progress and strategic planning against our Vision 2025 – the councils’ 5-year plan.   Vision 2025 focuses on our […]

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