Category: Council-wide News

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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Council President Message

Scouting from Home At the time of writing this article, the Washington state shelter-in-place order has been in place for a full month. A MONTH! Not to mention the preceding weeks where we had gathering restrictions that prohibited many of our events. It’s safe to say that we’ve all been impacted by this situation and […]

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Membership Moment: Spring Recruiting a New Challenge!

By Denise Lesniak  SR VP Membership  Spring Recruiting a New Challenge!  Spring has roared in like a lion, as we patiently wait at home, inside, distant from family and friends for the peaceful lamb.   The challenges of keeping your pack or troop active are very real; but there are so many resources out there-virtually!  “Scouting […]

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Wood Badge 2020

Set Your 2020 Vision on   Wood Badge  Now that you have completed your position-specific training for your Scouting role, it’s time to take your knowledge to the next level. Wood Badge is a 6-day advanced leadership training course. Held over 2 separate weekends in September and October, Wood Badge offers leadership skills training that benefits […]

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Alumni Call to Action

As we have been hearing, “We are all in this together”, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.  As Scouting Alumni, we are in this together along with our Scouting families, no matter what our personal alumnus vintage might be, ranging from Neanderthal to Millennial.  The lives of our currently registered Scouting families have been significantly […]

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Earn the Scouting @ Home Award

The Mount Baker Council is offering a special commemorative award to remember this unique time in Scouting and the world.   All youth and adults will have the ability to earn this patch which will be sold exclusively through the Mount Baker Council Trading Post. To earn the patch complete the activities in the Council provided […]

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Can You Help During This Unusual Time?

Dear Friends and Family of Scouting, We hope you and your family are healthy. We are writing to you as the Mount Baker Council urgently needs your help. Scouting has never been more important to our youth and communities. We are committed to the mission . . . actively planning service projects and our character-building […]

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Camp Cards Are Here

The Mount Baker 2020 Camp Cards are here! Let’s use this opportunity to test our online sales skills. These cards hold great value, especially the restaurants that have take-out and delivery. Who doesn’t want a discount on their pizza while stuck at home?! And with most vendors, the new expiration date of March 2021 allows for plenty of […]

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