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 and Exploring. Click here for a map of our coverage area.
Three Rivers Training
The Blue Mountain Council and the Grand Columbia Council
working together to provide the best training for you.
For more information, go to the website here.
Evergreen Boys State Recruits Scouts as Delegates
June 19 - 25, 2016
Have you heard about Boys State? Boys State is an American Legion program open to young men who will be high school seniors in the fall. The program is held at Warm Beach Conference Center north of Marysville. It uses a hands-on, non-partisan approach to teach delegates about their obligation as citizens, their role in policy development and how governments grapple and resolve problems.
The week begins as delegates are trained in effective meetings, ethics, decision-making,
Delegates develop bills in the senate and house, negotiate their passage and determine how to finance them. They can also become party to a lawsuit, represent clients in court and try the constitutionality of legislative or executive actions before the supreme court. Delegates also interact with current public officials and ask about their personal and professional attitudes and beliefs.
This action-packed week concludes with a banquet on Friday evening and a combination breakfast/awards ceremony on Saturday morning. Delegates and their families share their new-found respect for God and country as they receive awards and scholarships.
If you will be a high school senior in the fall of 2016, or know one, don't pass up this opportunity. Scouts enjoy a preferred application status.
In other news...
Boy Scout advancement requirements are changing. Effective January 1, 2016, advancement requirements have been revised. In addition of some changes and additions to requirements, 'Scout" will become a rank. You can find a table describing the new requirements here, and a description of transition here.
The Congressional Award gives 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!
Completing your Eagle Scout paper work? Please take a minute to fill out this form as well so that we may keep track of all the great things that Scouts are doing in our communities and share your good works.
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