Welcome to the Mountain Territory Service Area Newsletter!
Serving Alpine and Mt Tahoma Districts
In this January 2023 edition:
Christmas Tree Recycling - Jan 7th
Territory Office Hours - Jan 12th
Swimming Merit Badge - Jan 14th
OA Winter Fellowship - Jan 20-22
Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Jan 21st
Camp Koinonia Klondike - Jan 27-29
Climbing Merit Badge - Jan 28th or Feb 25th
Please Schedule Your O.A. Election Now
Camp Edward Klondike - Feb 10-12
Spring Merit Badge Clinic - March 25th
Shooting Sports Days - Start March 25th
IOLS Training - April 21-22
BALOO Training - April 22-23
Trail to First Class Event - April 29th
Facebook Groups Merging
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for all upcoming events, Roundtable, Advancement, Calendar, Contacts and more!
Christmas Tree Recycling - Jan 7th
Many Scouts BSA troops in Alpine and Mt Tahoma Districts will recycle your Christmas tree in exchange for a donation.  Your donations are a critical part of their ability to provide a quality Scouting program for local youth.

If you live in the Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Renton / Kent / Covington area, please see our tree recycling page for more information!
Scout Tree Recycling Information
Territory Office Hours – Jan 12th 7:00pm

Have a Scouting question? We have answers!

We know Scouting is a dynamic organization bringing challenges and questions big and small. So we want to provide a venue for leaders, volunteers and parents to get real-time support and answers.
Here are some examples of questions you could bring to office hours:

Cubs: “I have an annual activity plan but not sure if it looks good or not. Is there someone who can help me?”
Scouts: “I have a couple of life scouts looking for eagle project ideas. Do you have any suggestions?”
Parents: “My scout is crossing over soon and not sure what troop to join. How does that work?”

Join us on the second Thursday of each month volunteers from the territory service area committee will be available via Zoom from 7 – 8 PM to connect with you.

Date: Thursday January 12th 2023
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM (06:45PM waiting room opens)
Zoom Invite:
Office Hours - Jan 12th 7PM
Swimming Merit Badge - January 14th
We will be able to offer the ability to demonstrate Swimming Merit Badge requirements to six scouts who are ready to demonstrate their skills on January 14th. There will also be a required zoom session with the counselor to go over the dry requirements. This is an opportunity to demonstrate, not an instructional class.
Date: Saturday January 14th 2023
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Julius Boehm Pool, Issaquah
Registration: To register, please contact Lesa Widner

For questions, please contact Lesa Widner
Swimming Merit Badge - More Info
OA Winter Fellowship - Jan 20-22
Join us in celebrating Perry the Marmots Birthday Bash at T'Kope Kwiskwis Winter Fellowship 2023!

Since Perry is such an important figure in our Lodge, the Lodge Officers have decided to have Winter Fellowship in honor of our esteemed mascot’s birthday. My Team and I having been working hard to provide an amazing Party for Perry and his guests.
Date: Friday January 20th - Sunday 22nd, 2023
Time: Friday 6:00 PM - Sunday 12:00
Location: Camp Pigott
OA Winter Fellowship - Register Now!
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop - Jan 21st
Join us for Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop!
  • Learn about this fun and fascinating hobby
  • Earn the Coin Collecting Merit Badge
  • Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
  • Free admission to workshop and coin show.
  • Free coins courtesy of some generous donors.
Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Time:12:30 pm
Location: Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent
(Check-in at least 15 minutes before workshop, we will finish about 3:30 pm)

For more information, prerequisites,and registration please visit:
Coin Collecting Workshop - Register Now!
Camp Koinonia Klondike - Jan 27-29

The Camp Koinonia 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: Camp Koinonia Klondike Derby - Jan 27-29
Camp Koinonia Klondike - Register Now!
Climbing Merit Badge – Jan 28 / Feb 25
REGISTER NOW! Join us for a Climbing Merit Badge event at Edgeworks in Bellevue!

The Edgeworks Climbing Merit Badge Course meets or exceeds the requirements for the BSA’s Climbing Merit Badge and the GSA’s Climbing Adventure Badge. Our staff are registered counselors with the local BSA Council and will teach climbing safety, climbing history, types of climbing, go over climbing equipment, climbing knots, climbing communication, rappelling, and much more.
Date: January 28th or February 25th, 2023
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM with a lunch break (Note: Dick’s Drive-In across the parking lot!)
Location: Edgeworks Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th St, Suite C-1, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $60/pp

Note: Scouts 16 and older can leave for lunch. Scouts 13 and younger need to have a parent present during the lunch break.  

Visit the Edgeworks registration for complete information and pre-requisites. For questions, please contact Lesa at
Climbing Merit Badge at Edgeworks - Register Now!
Please Schedule Your O.A. Election Now
All OA Elections in T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge need to be conducted before April 1, 2023.

Scoutmasters and Crew Advisers should have received an email notification from the T’Kope Kwiskwis Lodge soon. This email will give directions for scheduling your OA Election. Please schedule your Election as soon as possible so that you get the date is most convenient for your unit.
Please respond even if you do not want or need an Election. This will make things easier for your Chapter.

If your Unit does not receive any emails, please contact your Chapter below.

If you have any questions or concerns, also contact your Chapter.

All Units in Alpine District (Lamonti Tupso Illahee Chapter), contact Brent Schmidt,

All Units in Mt. Tahoma District (Hyas Eena Chapter), contact Jeff Taylor,
Camp Edward Klondike - Feb 10-12

The Camp Edward Klondike Derby will be held February 10-12 at Camp Edward open to Webelos Dens, Scouts BSA Troops, and Crews.

General Schedule:
  • Friday check in and Cracker Barrel
  • Sat Morning - Klondike Derby
  • Sat afternoon - Totin' Chip skills
  • Sun Morning - 2 hour Service project at the camp
All scouts should come out of this event with their Totin' Chip and the Paul Bunyan award!!!  Each unit needs to help out or run a station.  See the unit leaders guide for more detail. 

Date: Friday Feb 10th 6PM - Sunday Feb 12th 2PM
Location: Camp Edward, 25600-B Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish
Registration: Camp Edward Klondike Derby - Feb 10-12
Camp Edward Klondike - Register Now!
Spring Merit Badge Clinic - March 25th

More information coming soon.  Want to teach a class? Please contact Kellie!

Date: March 25th 2023
Location: Covington, WA

For questions, please contact Kellie Carney at
Spring Merit Badge Clinic - More Info
Shooting Sports Days - Start March 25th
Chief Seattle Council Shooting Sports Days are currently scheduled for:
  • March 25-26, 2023
  • April 22-23
  • Oct 21-22
All will be held at Camp Pigott.
Please note: There are also some changes from National that are being flowed to camp usage plus Council/District/Territory level events. More to follow, as discussions are happening with the new Council Program Director, and the new requirements flowed out towards the end of December. How a unit level event could be impacted is also being investigated.

For additional information please contact Walter Beauchamp, CSC Shooting Sports Staff member at
Shooting Sports Days - More Info
IOLS Training - April 21-22
Welcome to Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) training. The IOLS course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.  For more information and to register, visit the link below.
Date: Friday April 21st - Saturday April 22rd, 2023
Location: Camp Edward, 25600-B Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish
Cost: $30/pp
IOLS Training - Register Now!
BALOO Training - April 22-23
Welcome to Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training! It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. For more information and to register, visit the link below.
Date: Saturday April 22nd - Sunday April 23rd, 2023
Location: Camp Edward, 25600-B Monroe Camp Rd, Snohomish
Cost: $30/pp
BALOO Training - Register Now!
Trail to First Class Event - April 29th
Join us for Trail to First Class courses taught by Arrowmen from across the Mt Tahoma District and Alpine District.  Courses will include:
  • Orienteering Course
  • Knots
  • Other events will be covered that have not been determined.
This event is for all Scouts that have not reached the rank of 1st Class.

Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2023
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley, WA

PRESENTED BY THE HYAS EENA CHAPTER!  The Hyas Eena Chapter is here to serve our District. We would like to provide a safe, outdoor location to help with Advancement and have fun doing it.

For any questions, please contact Jeff Taylor, Hyas Eena Chapter Advisor at
Trail to First Class Event - More Info
Facebook Groups Merging
Our District Facebook groups are merging!  The Mt Tahoma District group on Facebook is now the Mountain Territory group.  If you were a member of the Alpine District group on Facebook, please join the Mountain Territory group at this link:
For a summary of all upcoming Mountain events, roundtables, training, Eagle application coordinators, contacts, calendar and more please visit
Chief Seattle Council
Mountain Territory Service Area

Alpine and Mt Tahoma Districts
Bradley Roberts, District Executive
Council Office: 206-725-5200

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