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Welcome to the Mountain Territory Service Area Newsletter!
Serving Alpine and Mt Tahoma Districts
In this November 2022 edition:
America 250 Merit Badge Clinic – Nov 5th
Mountain Roundtable Online - Nov 10th
Merit Badge Fair - Nov 12th
Crew 498 Recruitment Event - Dec 2-3
Training Opportunities
Alpine Klondike Derby - Jan 27-29
New Eagle Scouts!
Order of the Arrow Elections
Advancement News
Visit Mountain
for all upcoming events, Roundtable, Advancement, Calendar, Contacts and more!
The Mountain calendar has been updated through Spring 2023.  Get the calendar on your phone!  Download the Teamup app using these setup instructions.
America 250 Merit Badge Clinic – Nov 5th
Join us for the America 250 Merit Badge Clinic on November 5th in Covington!

First Class & Above Merit Badges Offered – Please Note: Candidates Need to Complete the Pre-Reqs, to Earn the Merit Badges at the Clinic

  • American Heritage (Pre-Reqs – 1, 2, 4, & 5)
  • Genealogy (Pre-Reqs – 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7)
  • Law (Pre-Reqs – 4, 6, & 7)

Other Merit Badges Offered:

  • Archaeology (Pre-Reqs – 7,8,9) – Colonial American Focus
  • Art (Pre-Reqs – 4,5,6,7)
  • Citizenship in the Community (Pre-Reqs – 3,4,5,7,8)
  • Citizenship in the Nation (Pre-Reqs – 5,6,7,8)
Date: Saturday November 5th 2022
Time: Check in begins at 7:30AM. All sessions end at 2:00PM
Location: Mattson Middle School, 16400 SE 251st Street, Covington
Registrationhttps://seattlebsa.org/mountain/mb-clinic-2022-america-250/
 
Merit Badge Clinic - Nov 5th
Mountain Roundtable Online - Nov 10th

Roundtable is the place to meet your fellow unit leaders and discuss the scouting program and activities for this fall!

Opening

  • General announcements
  • Rechartering

Cub Scouts breakout

  • Derby Extravaganza

Scouts BSA breakout

  • Annual planning process
Date: Thursday November 10th, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Location: Online
Join Info: https://seattlebsa.org/mountain/mtn-roundtable-2022-11/
 
Join Mountain Roundtable Online - Nov 10th 7PM
Fall Merit Badge Fair - Nov 12th
Join us for a fall Merit Badge Fair on November 12th in Sammamish!  Merit Badge classes are filling fast.  Classes that still have openings:
  • Archeology
  • First Aid
  • Mining in Society
  • Space Exploration
  • Weather
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Date:
Saturday November 12th 2022
Time: Check in begins at 7:30AM. All sessions end at 12:30PM
Location: Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish
Registrationhttps://seattlebsa.org/mountain/alpine-mb-fair-2022/

Contact Lesa Widner (LWidner@hotmail.com) for more information.
 
Merit Badge Fair - Nov 12th
Crew 498 Recruitment Event Dec 2-3
Join us for a Venture Crew 498 recruitment event!  Crew 498 is a group of youth ages 14-20 focused on providing fun outdoor experiences for all of our members and expanding their opportunities within the scouting program!

Date: Friday Dec 2nd - Saturday Dec 3rd 2022
Location: Issaquah Sportsmen's Club, 23605 S.E. Evans St. Issaquah
Friday evening will be at the Clubhouse for a game night.  Saturday will be shooting at the range from 10AM-1PM.  Parents are welcome to attend, and the Crew adults will be available to discuss any topics you desire

Contact Walter Beauchamp (1starmy@comcast.net) for more information or visit https://www.facebook.com/vcrew498/
 
Training Opportunities
IOLS - Nov 19-20 at Camp Pigott
Click for more info

Archery RSO Training - Dec 10th at Camp Pigott
Click for more info

Save the Date!
BALOO April 21-22, 2023 at Camp Edward
IOLS April 22-23, 2023 at Camp Edward
Alpine Klondike Derby - Jan 27-29
SAVE THE DATE FOR ALPINE KLONDIKE DERBY IN CLE ELUM!

Alpine Klondike Derby’s theme will be Monty Python and the Hunt for the Holy Snowball!

Date: Friday Jan 27th 6PM - Sunday Jan 29th 2PM
Location: Camp Koinonia, 850 Camp Koinonia Ln., Cle Elum
Registration: Aiming for Dec 1st registration opening
More info: https://seattlebsa.org/mountain/alpine-klondike-derby-2023/
 
Klondike Derby - Jan 27-29
New Eagle Scouts!
ALPINE DISTRICT NEW EAGLE SCOUTS
October 2022

Andreas Johnson, Troop 571
William Senenko, Troop 677

MT TAHOMA DISTRICT NEW EAGLE SCOUTS
October 2022

Seth Bingaman, Troop 594
Elliott Lee, Troop 594
Imran Sarker, Troop 711

Congratulations!
Order of the Arrow Elections
Please note OA Elections are open to all Troops and Crews in Mountain Territory starting now thru the end of March 2023.
Advancement News
HIKING MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS UPDATED
EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2023


New Requirement 2:

2. Do the following:
a. Explain and, where possible, show the points of good hiking practices including proper outdoor ethics, hiking safety in the daytime and at night, courtesy to others, choice of footwear, and proper care of feet and footwear.
b. Read aloud or recite the Leave No Trace guidelines, and discuss why each is important while hik- ing.
c. Read aloud or recite the Outdoor Code, and give examples of how to follow it on a hike.

New Requirement 4:

4. Take four 10-mile hikes and one 20-mile hike, each on a different day, and each of continuous miles. Prepare a written hike plan before each hike and share it with your merit badge counselor or a designee for approval before starting the hike. Include map routes, a clothing and equipment list, and a list of items for a trail lunch. You may stop for as many short rest periods as needed, as well as one meal, during each hike, but not for an extended period such as overnight.

New Requirement 5:

5. After each of the hikes (or during each hike if on one continuous “trek”) in requirement 4, write a short report on your hike. For each hike, give the date and description (or map) of the route covered, the weather, any interesting things you saw, and any challenges you had and how you overcame them. It may include something you learned about yourself, about the outdoors, or about others you were hiking with. Share this with your merit badge counselor.

NOTE: Scouts may continue—or begin work— using the old requirements, or they may switch to—or begin work—using the new requirements. Scouts who choose to use the old requirements may continue using them until the merit badge is completed. Scouts who have not begun work on a badge by December 31 of the year a change in its requirements is announced must use the new requirements.
For a summary of all upcoming Mountain events, roundtables, training, Eagle application coordinators, contacts, calendar and more please visit
https://SeattleBSA.org/Mountain
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Chief Seattle Council
Mountain Territory Service Area

Alpine and Mt Tahoma Districts
Chris McNeal DE 206-902-2309 (Alpine)
Bradley Roberts DE (Mt Tahoma)
Council Office: 206-725-5200
SeattleBSA.org/Mountain

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