Category: Council News

A Message from Council Leaders – Regarding Hulu Documentary

June 10, 2022 Dear Scouting Family,  You may have seen or heard about recent advertisements promoting a documentary about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which is expected to be released on June 16 by streaming service provider Hulu. The documentary covers a range of complex topics, including youth protection, the national organization’s financial restructuring […]

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Safety Moment – Troop Trailer Security

SUMMARYDo you have a troop equipment trailer? If you do, be sure you pay careful attention to the task of properly securingyour trailer when not in use to prevent theft. In addition to the cost of the trailer itself, the replacement of troopequipment and sometimes personal items may be several thousand dollars, as well as […]

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December Scouting at Home

The Scouting @ Home Committee has been hard at work creating fun activities and ideas to help our Scouts “Scout On”.  The Mount Baker Council website has many resources to help your unit be successful.  Check out the Monthly Scouting @ Home Themes for recommended monthly themes.  From monthly meeting resources to awards and merit […]

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Boy Scouts of America | Bar Date and Claims Update

Dear Scouting Family — As the national organization reaches a significant moment in its bankruptcy case, the Mount Baker Council wants our Scouting community to know that we share in the Boy Scouts of America’s heartfelt support for victims of past abuse in Scouting. Tens of thousands of individuals submitted claims in advance of the […]

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Safety Moment: Where to find Resources

Let’s start at the very basics! Do you know where to find up-to-the-minute safety information for Scouts and Scouters? The scouting.org website. Take time to become familiar with all the safety information under Scouting Safely to help all of us keep Scouts safe.     GENERAL INFORMATION –  Check out these sections of the Scouting Safely page:  Scouting Safely […]

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News from the Mountain Test Post

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Don’t forget our Alumni

Don’t forget the cheese balls! (recognition to Coconut Kenny’s)  And certainly do not forget our Alumni!! Remember that neighbor lady who always buys popcorn from those nice Scouts who stand in front of the grocery store each fall selling popcorn?   How about the retired couple down the block who once was actively involved in your […]

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Safety Moment: Guide to Safe Scouting

Safety Moment  As we begin our new “Scouting Year”, it would be a great time to “dust off” the Guide to Safe Scouting and review with your unit leadership, Scouts, and Venturers.  SUMMARY  Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting. The Guide to Safe Scouting (GTSS) is an overview […]

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Trading Post Operation and Service Hours

Note: The information below is from September 2020. View the bottom of our website, our Google listing, or our Facebook page for up-to-date information. 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 […]

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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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