Category: Council-wide News

Trading Post Operation and Service Hours

For the sustainability of the Mount Baker Council and the youth we serve, the Mount Baker Council Volunteer Executive Board has approved a reduced spending budget for the 2020 calendar year based on the serious impact of COVID-19 on our current and projected income projections.  As many of you have had to make much needed […]

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Scouting’s Top Priority – Keeping Children Safe

Understanding the national BSA ads and how you can share the Youth Protection message. It is important to emphasize that the safety of children in our programs is our absolute top priority. That’s precisely why, over many decades the BSA has developed some of the strongest expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization. […]

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Household Camping at Fire Mountain

Even as summer comes to an end, we know that camping season is continuing strong! While we were unable to operate our traditional resident camp, we can still welcome limited camping at Fire Mountain under state and county guidelines. With Skagit County currently in Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan, Fire Mountain can offer […]

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Mount Baker Council’s Steps to Sustainability

August 31, 2020 Mount Baker Council’s Adult Volunteers and Supporters, For the sustainability of the Mount Baker Council and the youth we serve, the Mount Baker Council Volunteer Executive Board has approved a reduced spending budget for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year based on the serious impact of COVID-19 on our current and […]

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One Million Minute Challenge

Join the Challenge The Mount Baker Council is challenging every Scout and adult (leader or parent) to participate in a Community Service Campaign for the month of August. One million minutes of service = 16,666 hours. There are about 3,500 Scouts in our Council. That breaks down to 286 minutes, or 4.75 hours per Scout. […]

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Summer is the perfect time to recruit Scouts

Denise Lesniak SR VP MembershipIt’s Summer Time! You might not realize it; but this is the perfect time to start recruiting new scouts. There are so many kids and teens looking for things to do this summer and Scouting is the answer. Get them involved with your unit. Start by making sure your Unit Pin […]

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Scouting at Home Resources

A whole new world of “Scouting at Home” has increased our access to what scouting has to offer.  We can now connect with Councils from around the US to work on Advancements, learn new skills and just have fun.   To help our scouts and scouters find the resources they need, we have put together a Scouting […]

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Update on Fire Mountain Scout Camp

On July 2, 2020, the Mount Baker Council leadership made the difficult decision to cancel Scouts BSA Summer Camp at Fire Mountain for 2020.   While camp and our staff were ready to safely host Summer Camp, one of our guiding principles – camp will be run in accordance with guidance from local authorities – […]

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Merit Badge Counselor’s Guide to Online Merit Badges

Please NOTE that this page and future updates have been moved to our Advancement Section. Merit badge counselors play a vital role in Scouting.  You offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore over a hundred different topics of interest.  That has always been a core part of Scouting and this […]

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Membership Fee Announcement

Dear Scouting family,   The BSA is announcing today a small increase in annual membership fees. The Boy Scouts of America have worked to keep membership fees low, unfortunately operating costs have continued to rise and COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program. The national membership fees goes to […]

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