The Grand Columbia Council is located in Central Washington. The Council serves the Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan, Yakima and portions of Adams, Benton, Ferry and Klickitat Counties with Boy Scouts of America Programs like Cub Scout, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, Exploring and Learning for Life groups. Click here for a map of our coverage area.
2014 Candy Sale Information! Are you one of the many people who hates tempting yourself and others with yummy chocolate and delicious Tillamook meat sticks? Of, course not? Then have we got the fundraiser for you! To get started click here for a simple sign up and get selling candy bars and meat sticks to earn prizes AND money for summer camp! Click on the picture below for the Candy Sales Guidebook. Click here to download the simple fact sheet and make your online orders by March 28th here using the simple order form. See how SIMPLE it is, I just said it several times! Good luck and don't forget to brush your teeth!
On April 5, 2014, some of our Council’s finest volunteers will receive the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that the Grand Columbia Council can present. This award is earned by individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Scouting program. This year's recipients are: Liz Fowler, Julie Galbreath, Larry Hudson, Andria Larsen and Chris McDarment, The Court of Honor also provides an opportunity to recognize Scouting Veteran’s, tremendous achievement from across Central Washington and hear from Scouting leadership about our plans for the year ahead. Join us at the Yakima Valley Museum for a catered lunch and reception. Click here for the registration form or stop by your local service center.
April 26th is a commissioner conference at Scout-a-Vista in Wenatchee. Commissioners are a critical part of making the Scouting experience work for our units and youth. If you are a current commissioner or want to learn more about being a commissioner, do NOT miss this! Come have fun AND learn about the new tools!
Fun with Son will be May 17-18th at Scout-a-Vista in Wenatchee. Each year, this is one of the highlights for Cub Scouts of all ages from Tigers to Webelos. The information is all here for you to plan one of the best memories of the year for you and your Scout.
Calling all snow sport lovers! Stevens Pass is offering a program to get your snow sports merit badge. Check out the flier and get your group out having fun before all the snow is gone!
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Diocese of Yakima committee on Scouting and attending their next meeting? They'd like your involvement. Click here for the details!
The Congressional Award give you the opportunity to be recognized by Congress for many of the activities you already do, but you must register before any of your service begins counting toward the award. The award includes voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and camping overnight. Register now and start counting your time!
Did you know the Boy Scouts are constantly updating the merit badges available? We highlighted Game Design and Cycling merit badge in 2013, and as of January 1st, 2014 Cooking merit badge became required for the Eagle rank. Here are the details. So get cooking and check out the whole slate of merit badge changes coming up over the next few years.
Going to summer camp at Camp Bonaparte or Camp Fife? Be sure to get your unit's reservation in by filling out this registration while you may still choose the week that works best for your unit. Want to be on staff? Hint--> staff application.
Wood Badge is coming! The premiere Scout training will be held over two weekends (July 31st - Aug 2nd & Aug 21st - 23rd) at Scout-A-Vista. Not only does Wood Badge provide a complete understanding of Scouting, but it also offers a dynamic management course that will help you in ALL areas of life. Sign-up now.