Category: Council-wide News

Council Annual Business Meeting – 2020

The Annual Business Meeting of the Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America   Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:30 am Stillaguamish Senior Center 18308 Smokey Point Boulevard – several blocks north of 172nd  Arlington, WA 98223-7825   This will serve as notification to voting members, including:   All registered Chartered Organization Representatives and registered duly elected Council Members-at-Large, including current […]

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Congratulations Salish Sea

Recognized at the Top 60 in Growth Conference. Congratulations to the Salish Sea District on being recognized at the 2020 Growth Conference for their 2019 year-end membership growth.   The Leadership 60 Growth Conference is a unique event recognizing outstanding success in membership recruitment and provides opportunities for high-performing professionals to share best practices in growing […]

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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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