North Cascades District
of the Mount Baker Council - Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Serving Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan Counties and Whidbey Island
The North Cascades District has a rich history of Scouting and is proud to serve the families of four counties. The peoples of these counties are diverse from the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island to the lumber jacks of Skagit Valley. We serve the families of the dairy farms of Lynden to the fishing community of Friday Harbor. Our district takes its name from the mighty mountains that contain the most rugged national park in our state. For those of us that call the North Cascades home there is no where better place to raise a family, grow up, or be a SCOUT!
Scouting Needs your Help
The Nysether Family Foundation, and Mark and Brad Nysether are generously providing a $50,000 challenge grant. To Earn the Challenge Grant Funds we need to raise $50,000 in new donations by December 31, 2020.
Any support you can give to this campaign will help the Mount Baker Council and it’s Scouting programs stay strong through the current pandemic.
This is Scouter Rob, he is our communications mascot. He represents the promise we have made to work hard to communicate effectively the vision of the Scouting Movement here in the North Cascades District. Click below find out more about how we communicate.
Virtual Scouting Resources
Scouting is facing a challenging time as the world struggles through a global pandemic. But we have faced such challenges before, and overcome! We have developed resources to help you as a family or as a Scouting leader to keep your Scouts engaged. SCOUT ON!
The annual charter renewal process can be challenging any year but this year we face a number of changes.
To that end visit our re-charter resources page by clicking below to get the latest info on the North Cascades District charter renewal tools.
Upcoming District Events
The Mount Baker Council Virtual Camp-In is being run the same weekend as the World Scouting Jamboree on the Internet (and that isn’t by mistake)!
While we celebrate together a new program year in Scouting and welcome new members to our Cub Scout packs and Scout BSA Troops we will be getting to know our fellow Scouts and Scouters from AROUND THE WORLD!
CLICK HERE to find out more about this fun weekend.
Baden-Powell Dinners in North Cascades
Our District Director and other members of the District Key 3 will be hosting monthly dinners through out North Cascades District.
With COVID-19 the Baden-Powell dinners haven’t been really possible with many restaurants not allowed to have groups larger than 5 and our need to social distance. BUT the Dinner will start up again in August! Until we can return to having dinner together in person Sven is inviting you to have dinner over Zoom! Register for the Zoom meeting at northcascadesscouting.org think of something yummy to bring for dinner and share with the group while we talk SCOUTING!
17 Days x 17 Sustainable Development Goals Challenge
Launching on April 15th will be a 17 Day Challenge to learn about the 17 SDG’s of the World Scouting “Scouts for SDG Project”. There are two parts to each daily challenge:
First is to look over the daily Activity Sheet which will available here as a PDF file. Read over the sheet with your scout and do some of the thought exercises to help you and your Scout have a conversation about each fo the goals.
Second is to visit a daily challenge Fact Finding Mission. These are Google Forms created to mirror the Scouts Ireland forms and “owned” by North Cascades District. The Fact Finding Mission will allow your Scout the chance to share their thoughts on the goal of the day and what they learned.
Get your District News Here!
With the ever-changing nature of the world around us the North Cascades leadership team wants to keep you up to date with the latest info! In that effort we have a weekly newsletter blast going out to the unit leaders and committee chairs as well members of the district committee and commissioner corp. Subscribe below to get this and more info right to your inbox.
Adventure is Waiting.
With adventure, fun and discovery at every turn, Scouting makes the most of right now.