Category: Council-wide News

Saying Goodbye to Gaches’ Farmhouse

Fire Mountain Scout Camp Gaches’ Farm House: GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY The Gaches’ Farm House built in 1903 has served camp staff, volunteers, and all Scouters well for all of the 48 years it has been owned by the Council.   Health and Safety issues and the need to regrade the upper parade […]

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Octi-Bits | December 2019

Octi-Bites  Order of the Arrow | News Worth Knowing   …Sikhs Mox Lamonti Lodge visits Scouts BSA Troops and Venture Crews every year to perform unit elections, promote camping and outdoor activities, and offer cheerful service in many forms. The visitation season runs from January 1 to May 31 each year. Reach out to your Chapter […]

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Give the Gift of Scouting

Give the gift of Scouting!   The holidays are just around the corner – think Scouting!  What a great gift idea for parents, grandparents and all families to give their youth.  Just think about it.  A yearlong gift of friendships, adventures, outdoor skills and camping – just to name a few.  Scouting is a gift that […]

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48 Years at Fire Mountain!

Who says anniversaries have to come in 5’s and 10’s? Next summer, Fire Mountain will be hosting Scouts for its 48th year in a row! Camp is taking reservations now and is already more than half full for this exciting summer season. Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime! A week spent at […]

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Charter Renewal Last Minute Tips

It is time again for all Scouts, adult volunteers, and charter organizations to renew their membership with the Boy Scouts of America and pay their annual registration fees.  All units in our council must complete and turn in their Charter renewal no later than December 31, 2019.   All though all our districts have already held […]

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Apply for Fire Mountain Camp Staff

Join the Fire Mountain Scout Camp Staff! Who We Are: For nearly 50 years, Fire Mountain Scout Camp has served the Scouts of Mount Baker Council and beyond. Our premier facilities, dynamic programs, and world-class camp staff allow us to deliver a legendary scout camping experience. Serving as a staff member is more than just […]

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November Key 3 Articles

From my chairs in Everett and Bellingham, I can see through the window that the pace of the world is steadily increasing as the holidays approach.  It is always one of my favorite times of the year. Not so much because of food, gifts and merriment, but significantly because – in my work in helping […]

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Why Scouting Matters

A follow-up to Steven Davis’ thoughts from the October Mountain Echo.   As Steven so well described, “Scouting matters.”   It matters to each of us for different reasons, and we all have our own stories to tell.  Reflecting on these stories can help us remain involved in Scouting over time and/or help us later on […]

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Safety Moment – Hypothermia

Hypothermia    With winter just around the corner, we suggest going over Hypothermia (and First Aid for it) with your Scouts this month.    Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature that is dangerous, and potentially fatal if not properly cared for. Hypothermia most often occurs when individuals are exposed to extremely cold temperatures for extended periods of time. […]

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