Sinclair Sailings - Boy Scout Camping



Sinclair Sailings - Boy Scout Camping
Sinclair Sailings
attends in uniform is invited to escort the flags
during the ceremony‟s opening. The Key Note
Speaker is Admiral Douglass Biesel, Commander
of Navy Region Northwest, an Eagle Scout, and
who was present in the Pentagon on September
11th. Come join the fun.
DATE: Sunday, September 11
TIME: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Evergreen Rotary Park,
Downtown Bremerton, WA
Table of contents listed on page 2
Eric Thomas Homeyer
Brandon Peter Siemsen
Posted on Facebook Sinclair District
We would like to have 1,000 Scouts and Scouters
attend this wonderful community event. Many of
us had our lives changed by the acts on
September 11th, and this is a great way for us to
show our respect for those who lost their lives.
Please come and join us. We are looking for
every Scout from all programs levels to come
and participate in the ceremony. Every scout who
Eagle Scout Advancement
Eagle Scouts are recognized as a group of outstanding men,
capable of leadership, service, and dedication. Eagle Scouts
are models of the ideals that Scouting represents. Young men
have the opportunity to advance along the trail to Eagle as
Boy Scouts. The trail to Eagle includes the following ranks:
Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life. A
Life Scout can then earn the rank of Eagle Scout by completing
certain requirements, including the planning and directing of
an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. Less than 5% of all
Scouts earn the rank of Eagle.
1st Aid In The Know
4 Sale or Swap
9-11 Memorial
Adult Awards
(Community Organization square knot)
Camping, Hiking Hint
Camporee - Fall
Chess Merit badge
Don‟t mess with the Cook
Eagle Rare Life Award
Editors Note
Homemade Halloween Costumes
Merit Badge Clinic
National Order of the Arrow Conference
National Scout Jamboree
Obituary: Kevin Niemi
Order of Arrow
Pen Pals – International
Phone nos. e-mails web sites
S. K. Back to School Celebration
Scouting from Around the Nation and World
Shooting sports new reference
Sinclair Annual Picnic
Tiger Crafts
Tour Plan
Unit Recruiting
Waterfall Hikes
Do you know someone who leads a Rare life? Submit their
story and they could receive the Rare Life Award, and $20,000
for the charity of their choice.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Rare Life
Award at The award will be awarded
to a person with an amazing life story that demonstrates core
values of courage, leadership, survival, heroism, devotion and
character. The 2012 Grand Prize award winner will be
awarded a $20,000 donation to the charity of their choice. In
addition, six others will be selected and awarded $2,000 to
the charity of their choice. Entries will be posted at the Eagle
Rare website online and the general public can vote on who
they think most embodies the “Rare Life” core values through
January 5, 2012. All winners will be chosen from the top 20
stories that receive the most votes and will be announced in
early February 2012.
“We are thrilled to double the prize money for the 2012 Rare
Life Award,” said Kris Comstock, Eagle Rare Manager. “Last
year we received hundreds of nominations and we hope to
hear more amazing stories this year. This country is filled with
courageous, generous and hardworking people who lead rare
lives every day. We want to hear their stories. Eagle Rare
embodies life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This award
will honor those who do the same. We can’t wait to hear their
stories and award them.”
Kevin was born to Lester and Carolyn Niemi on September
30, 1952 and passed away August 16, 2011
He is survived by his parents, brothers Richard (Rich/Rick)
and Bruce and his children Seth, Josh, Alicia, and Kevin
Kevin Niemi was a long time Scouter. He was in Scouts as a
youth. As with so many young men, cars and girls entered his
life to prevent him from attaining the rank of Eagle.
Kevin was a Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster working
with Troop 1505 chartered by the Manette Community
He also worked with Pack 4110 from Westpark and later in
Nollwood as a Committee member and as Cubmaster.
Kevin was an active Scouter at Day Camps, Summer Camps,
Trail of the Eagle, Camporees, and Webelorees. For a few
years he served as Camping Chair for the district.
He was part of the training team in the Chief Kitsap Dist.
Kevin also served as the district‟s Merit Badge Counselor list
In 2003 Kevin received the District Award of Merit.
He attended Woodbadge and received his beads at a Pow
Kevin seldom missed a district or Roundtable meeting.
Tributes from Scouting:
I am sorry to hear about Kevin passing. Troop 1512 extends their
sympathy to the Niemi family.
Kevin was a long time volunteer and was practically born into
Scouting. Kevin's mother Carolyn is the retired manager of the Scout
Shop here in Bremerton.
Kitsap Sun photo
Cub Scout Pack 4110 - Kevin and Alicia Niemi, Cub
youth and Les Niemi working with the pack making bird
Medical Gloves Put your hands inside clean zip-top bags.
Sling Pull the bottom of the patient's short-sleeve shirt up and
over the injured arm and pin it to the front with two safety
pins. Long-sleeve shirt? Pin the sleeve of
the injured arm (with the arm in it) to
the shirt.
Wound closure strips Cut 1/4-inch-long
strips of duct tape; punch pinholes to let
fluid drain.
The countdown has begun for the launch of the BSA’s
newest merit badge, Chess. While the kickoff event will take
place at the grand opening of the new Chess Hall of Fame on
September 10, other key milestones for the launch of this
new badge include:
Chess merit badge requirements will be posted on September 7
A press release announcing the new merit badge also will be
distributed September 7
Chess merit badge pamphlets and patches will be in Scout
shops and online at by September 10
The BSA’s official launch event will be in St. Louis on
September 10
A second large event is planned during the National
Scholastic K-12 Championship, planned for November 18-20
at the Dallas Hilton Anatole
Submitted by Deron H Smith | District Commissioner
G.O.A.L.S. - Get Outside And Learn Something.
Death Camas
(Zigadenus elegans) as the name implies, is poisonous. Like
onion and camas, it is a member of the lily family. When the
flowers are withered, it can be mistaken for the edible camas.
It grows in moist meadows, open forest, and on dry, stony,
calcareous slopes and ridges.
Insect gall: plant growth
by: Buck Tilton
Eat two teaspoons of menthol toothpaste mixed with cold
Antibacterial Ointment
Use honey to discourage infection and promote healing. (it's a
natural antibacterial agent). Spread it over the surface of
minor cuts, burns, abrasions, and frostbite (but not directly in
a wound) and cover with gauze.
Cut a thin strip of fabric out of a T-shirt (snip in a circular
pattern around the shirt to get the longest dressing possible).
Cervical Collar
No SAM splint? Roll a bulky jacket or fleece, leaving the
sleeves out, and wrap it around the patient's neck (see left).
Tie it in place with the sleeves. Or cut a foam pad into a collar
and tape it in place.
Cold Pack Soak the injury in cold water, or wrap soaked
bandannas or cotton T-shirts around the site.
Irrigation Syringe Force water out of a hydration tube or
squeeze a zip-top bag with a pinhole poked in it.
created by a parasitic insect - often
wasps, midges, or flies. The insect
injects a chemical into the plant that
affects cell division, creating a sort
of blister inside of which larvae can
develop. Gall-inducing insects are
often dependent on a single species
of plant; 60% of all insect galls
occur on oaks.
Once again Sinclair District will be offering a Merit Badge
Clinic in December. Registration for Sinclair District will open
before it is put out to other districts so our boys have a
chance at getting the class they want.
Be sure to attend Roundtables to pick up your information
on dates, location and classes offered.
By Mary Frank
Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 0 min
Total Time: 1 hour 0 min
Makes: 36 cookies
1 pouch peanut butter cookie mix (or your favorite peanut
butter cookie recipe Note: if using your own recipe, omit the
oil, water and eggs listed below and follow your instructions
for baking)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
36 chewy caramels in milk chocolate
Black or red string licorice
1/3 cup (72) miniature candy-coated baking bits (M&M type)
Black decorating gell – small tube
Heat oven to 375°F In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water
and egg until dough forms. Shape dough into 36 1-inch balls.
On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately
press 1 chewy caramel in center of each cookie. Cool 2
minutes: remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Cut licorice into 8 2-inch pieces for each spider. Attach legs by
sticking into chewy caramel. Use baking bits for eyes and
black gel to make pupils in eyes.
You might like to serve these with the following:
Tarantula Tacos
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 5 servings
1 box taco shells
1 lb lean ground beef
1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 ½ cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
¼ cup sour cream
20 extra large pitted ripe olives.
Heat oven to 325°F. Heat taco shells in oven as directed on
In 10 inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat,
stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Mix
taco seasoning mix and water. Stir the mix into the beef.
Reduce heat to medium; cook uncovered about 5 minutes,
stiffing frequently until water has evaporated. Remove from
Spoon beef mixture into heated taco shells. Top with cheese,
lettuce and tomato.
Spoon sour cream into small resalable plastic bag. Seal bag;
cut a tiny hole in a corner of the bag. Pipe sour cream over the
top of each taco to resemble a spider web.
For each spider, top taco with 1 olive, pitted end down. Cut
second olive lengthwise into 8 pieces; place around whole
olive for legs. For eyes, squeeze 2 dots of sour cream onto top
of olive.
A West Virginian walks into a hardware store and asks for a
chain saw that will cut 6 trees in one hour. The salesman
recommends the top of the line model. The West Virginian is
suitably impressed, and buys it. The next day he brings it back,
complaining that it would only cut down 1 tree and it took ALL
DAY! The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see
what's wrong, and the West Virginian says, "What's that
Submitted by Terri Herstad
What you need:
White construction paper
Liquid white glue
Table salt
Rock salt
Food coloring
What you do:
Dribble of lot of glue all over the construction paper
Sprinkle two handfuls of rock salt on wet glue
Sprinkle two handfuls of table salt on wet glue
Scatter drops of each color over salt
Let dry
by Gretchen on August 9, 2011
by Gretchen on August 11, 2011
Have you registered for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree? If
not, the time is now.
Zip-lining through the 175-foot-tall canopy of West Virginia’s
towering Hemlock trees. Scaling sandstone rock-climbing
routes in the New River Gorge. Biking, hiking, rafting—whew,
we’re outta breath just thinking about it!
Aside from plenty of heart-racing activities, the next
jamboree—spanning July 15-24, 2013—will bring together
50,000 youth and adults in Scouting’s brand-new digs: the
Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, W.Va.
You don’t want to miss it. But don’t just take our word for
it—watch this promotion video and reserve your spot today.
If you’re an instructor for shooting sports, you can’t just keep
your eye on the target. You’ve got another bulls-eye to focus
on: safety.
That’s why you need to check out the newly released
Shooting Sports Manual, designed for unit and camp
leadership, merit badge counselors, and council shootingsport committees.
Developed by the BSA’s Shooting Sports Committee in
conjunction with the National Rifle Association, this
comprehensive manual explains the roles and responsibilities
of shooting-sports personnel, lists equipment inspection
guidelines, outlines the instructions for councils operating
shooting ranges, and much more.
The manual also offers detailed lesson plans for all BSA
programs in a full-range of shooting sports: archery, BB gun,
shotgun, and rifle shooting.
Don’t wait to unify and enrich the quality of your shootingsports programs with this valuable new resource. Access the
Shooting Sports Manual in PDF form here:
30931_WB.pdf or find it in print at your local Scout Shop.
Deron H Smith | District Commissioner
Chief Seattle Council/Sinclair District
P 360.876.6580 | C 360.362.3944
[email protected]
Pat has extra Day Camp T’s, patches etc. She had items for
sale at the Dist. Picnic. If you are interested in anything that is
left over from any of the Day Camps please see Pat at
Roundtables. She would love to get rid of them and make
some money for supplies for next year’s Day Camp.
Are You Trained?!
All unit top leaders must be trained by the end of 2011!
All top leaders are required to be trained in order for their
units to recharter during 2011 for the 2012 program year. Top
leaders are Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches,
Venturing crew Advisors and Skippers. Check out "What
Makes A Trained Leader" for more information.
Attend Roundtables for the latest dates and locations.
by Susan Elderkin
Central Cascades - Snoqualmie Pass
Otter and Big Creek Falls Taylor River
Otter Falls is a delicate slippery slide down to Lipsy Lake. Photo by
Location: North Bend area
Round Trip: 10 miles
Elevation Gain: 650' to 1750'
On this road-to-trail you'll find access to three unique waterfalls:
Marten Creek, Otter Falls, and Big Creek Falls. The highlight is Otter
Falls, a 600-foot slide of creek descending a huge granite slab into
Lipsy Lake. A cairn at 4.5 miles marks a short spur trail to the lake
and falls.
content provided by Mountaineers Books
Otter Falls is a delicate slippery slide down to Lipsy Lake. Photo by
Trip Report poster 'Eelpi.'
It seems impossible: Finding quiet solitude on a backcountry trail
leading through ancient cathedral forests and past magnificent
waterfalls less than a hour from Seattle. Yet the Taylor River Trail
offers just that. While nearby Mount Si bristles with sweating hikers,
and the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail hosts hordes of outdoor
enthusiasts, the Taylor River Trail--an old road that's been reclaimed
Start up the Taylor River Road/trail and in about 0.4 mile, when the
road forks, stay right--the left-hand trail leads to Lake Blethen and
Rooster Mountain. Weave up the valley, and cross an old bridge
structure at Marten Creek, about 3 miles up the track. Modern
planking has been added to the bridge deck to ensure safe crossing.
But once across, peer under the bridge to gain an appreciation of the
type of timber harvested from this area. Huge cedar logs serve as the
spanners that support the bridge.
(HIKER'S NOTE: From here, the trail gently rolls towards Otter
Falls. At about 4.5 miles, you'll see a sign posted on a tree on the left
side of the trail indicating that Otter Falls lies off the beaten path to
the north. To reach Otter Falls, a quick quarter mile scramble up a
hill with numerous fallen trees is necessary. Simply follow the sound
of the falling water to find the falls.)
After returning from Otter Falls, the trail takes you to the Big Creek
bridge at about 5 miles. This structure appears to be out of place
here. The wide concrete bridge belongs on a highway--somewhere
other than a backcountry trail--but it's a remnant of the old road and a
developer's dream, a dream that fortunately died. The wide road that
was planned into the headwaters of the Taylor River valley never
progressed much beyond a logging road, and even that has largely
disappeared, leaving this primitive trail.
The Big Creek bridge may be the first thing to grab your attention
when you reach the creek, but it fades into the background as soon as
you step onto its deck. Big Creek Falls tumbles off the hillside on the
north side of the bridge--over a series of granite steps and down
smooth granite faces to create a sparkling tapestry of watery jewels.
A deep plunge pool lies at the foot of the falls, just below the bridge
Big Creek Falls makes an ideal lunch stop--the sun streams down
onto the bridge deck and the concrete curbing along its edges serves
as a fine bench.
Driving Directions
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn
left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and
continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 12.5 miles to the
Taylor River Road (just past the Middle Fork trailhead parking area).
Turn left onto the Taylor River Road and drive to a wide parking
area at its end, in about 0.5 mile.
Featured in Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region by Dan Nelson & Alan
Bauer (Mountaineers Books)
On August 20th, the annual Back to School Celebration was
held at the South Kitsap High Football/track field.
This year all the units were in one location. There were some
great displays by the Scouts.
If you are a SK unit, or have youth going to SK schools but
live in Bremerton or Belfair, I strongly urge you to come out
next year and take part. Photos start on page 13.
Don’t forget to start working on recruiting new boys and
adults into your unit. School has started and there will be
many opportunities to recruit. If you are making posters
and would like photos from Day Camp, please contact the
Sinclair Sailings at [email protected] and request
photos to be e-mailed to you. Check them out in the
August 2011 issue of the Sinclair Sailings. Just say what
page(s) the photos are on and numbering them from top to
bottom in the left, center or right column. I will be out of
my “office” from September 8th – 18th.
It's not too late to sign-up! Scouts who participate in the
annual popcorn fundraiser for one month this fall can pay for
the entire year of Scouting. Don't get caught up doing
multiple fundraisers, just do THIS ONE. Over $500,000 in
checks were sent to just 270 units, were you in on it? Here are
some perks of popcorn:
- No risk, all payments due after items are sold
- Council coordinates everything for you
- LOTS of cool prizes!
- Unlimited ways to spend your commission
Packs, Troops, Teams & Crews…
Want to learn about the Council Popcorn
Fundraiser but don’t know where to begin?
Submit “Take Orders”: Unit kernel summarizes Scout product
order forms & places total unit order online by October 24th
2-3 weeks later Scouts deliver popcorn to their Take Order
customers and collect the money as needed.
Unit kernel makes deposits of collected funds at Bank of America
with provided deposit slips, and then submits final settlement
paperwork to the council by December 6th
Council provides the unit’s earned commission by check to unit by
December 31st
What about online sales?
Scouts may sell individually online at Each
Scout (or Scout parent) will need to create an account that will allow
you to send emails to friends and family to support your Scouting
adventures by purchasing popcorn from you online. The product is
shipped directly to customer, and unit receives 35% commission for
all online sales. This sales option is available year-round. Council will
pay out online sales commissions throughout the year via unit
custodial account (at council office) or will add into regular unit
commission check in December.
Want to participate? Sign-up your or email:
[email protected]
No problem!
Here are the basics and how to get started:
Why should your Unit sell Popcorn?
The popcorn sale is the only council supported & coordinated unit
Trails End makes their delicious product just for the Boy Scouts of
Units earn up to 38% on all sales! Which means you really can
fund an entire year of Scouting adventures with this one fall
There is no upfront cost or commitment from the unit. Just signup by August (June for additional commission)
70% of the sale goes back to Scouting (over 40% to the unit when
including Scout prizes, and council receives remaining to
pay for all costs to run the sale and other Scouting programs)
There are A LOT of Scout prizes and incentives throughout the
sale, see the popcorn Web page for details: Trails End also offers scholarship
funds and special incentives to top sellers.
Each unit committed to selling will have a lot of support from the
council popcorn staff advisor, Darla Sklar, the District
Kernel, and from their District Executive. Council will send regular
emails to unit kernels to assist with reminders, answer questions
and to help keep you on track. Basically, you’re not alone!
Overview of Sale and Timeline of Events
Packs/Troops/Teams/Crews recruit a “Unit kernel” volunteer to
coordinate your unit sale (When? Now! Or anytime before
Training: Unit kernel attends council training (August/September),
receives great information on how to have a successful sale; kernel
takes sale materials to next pack/troop/team/crew meeting to share
with Scouts (at a “unit kickoff”).
Submit “Show & Sell” orders by September 7th: Units can
preorder popcorn online to sell on the spot
Sell Popcorn! 2011 sale dates are September 2 - October 21 - 7
weeks to make the most of it! Scouts can sell several ways
including by “Take Order” form, “Show & Selling” door to door or at
store fronts (i.e. Safeway, Lowes) and even online.
Orca’s Fall Camporee starts Friday, September 16, 2011
and runs to Sunday, September 18, 2011
Stop by the Scout Shop in Bremerton to pick up more
information on this event.
August 11th the annual picnic was held. It was potluck
where the Roundtable meetings are held. After a short
information meeting was held more people arrived.
Once again Joan and DE Sean gave out the information.
Of special note was the upcoming 9-11 memorial
dedication. A person from the 9-11 committee will be at
our Roundtable in September to give us all the details.
They are looking for 1000 Scouts / Scouters in uniform to
take part.
AVR 2011 Registration Now Open! $45
Unfortunately these ideas were sent to me the end of
October of last year. So I saved them for this year. As Sue put
it, with money getting so tight and kids wanting to go out and
have fun, even adults, homemade costumes are the way to
go. Here are some ideas that can be done in Unit meetings.
Now that Day Camp is past, I think these would have made
some good Skit costumes. Keep this page for next Camping
season where you need a costume for a Campfire.
The old stand by a Ghost: Grab an old white sheet, cut
out the eyes. Be sure it is short enough not to trip you.
Take scrap piece of sheet, and sew up a simple treat
bag. OR as Sue suggested: Why be the same old plain
ghost? A ghost going out in public might like to get
dressed up a little. Use the same old white sheet, cut out
holes for the eyes and a small slit for the mouth. Then
dress it up a little. Put eye shadow and lashes around
the eyes, lipstick for the mouth, and put a little color on
the cheeks. How about earrings and a necklace? You
could color in a beard or mustache and add a necktie.
Use something besides just a white sheet to be a little
fancier. You can use the same principal and top it all with
cheese cloth and tack it here and there so it doesn’t slip
off. Since you won’t have any hands, cut small holes
where the hands will be and attach white gloves so you
have hands to work with. Be sure to put the gloves on
and then have them stitched in place or you might end
up with hands backwards. Long white gloves are great
as it will give you more “arm” usage.
Scarecrow: Over sized flannel shirt, faded blue jeans with
patches, rope for belt and to tie at the cuffs of his jeans and
sleeves, stuff the shirt and jeans with plastic grocery, or
paper, a little bit of straw to hang out of jeans and shirt. Add a
little bit of make-up.
The American tourist: Guys loud Hawaii shirt, shorts (if
weather permits), Large straw hat. Gals bright loud dress,
flats, big sun hat, straw bag. Don't forget to have a camera,
and maps hanging out, and that look of being lost. Guys can
use a tourist bag, (like you get from travel agents, and gals can
use the straw bag for their treats.
Old man: Dark paints (cuffed), and jacket, most any dress
shirt, mans flannel hat, walking cane. Gray the hair, with any
of the commercial temporary colors, or dust with a little flour.
Old woman: Old style dress, just below knee, knee-hi
stockings rolled down a little, oxfords, large black purse. Have
you ever seen a guy dressed this way? Think of clowns and
how funny they look as a woman!
Mummy: Wrap yourself in white bandages (rolls of gauze or
old white sheet cut into strips) Use splotches of green paint
for "mold". Use white make-up on face with "age lines"
drawn on. The stiff-legged gait works perfectly.
Pirate: Form a fake wooden leg by wrapping your bad one in
brown felt. Wear sailor pants or jeans with a striped top. Tie
a bandana around your head, wear an eye patch, carry an
empty bottle marked XXX (for the "rum") and mutter "aargh"
a lot. Ask for "Trick or treat, matey!"
Snowman: Easy and reusable after Halloween is over. White
sweats, oversized work best. The top should have a hood, if
not, cover hair with a cap. White socks, and white or black
shoes. Red or any color winter neck scarf or wide ribbon or
piece of material. Black pom-poms, black top hat (find these
in most dollar type stores or thrift stores), white face paint,
carrot from craft store or make one from orange poster
board, string or elastic band (to hold nose in place) extra
elastic (to bring in the bottom of the top sweat), snow from a
can, stuffing (newspapers work great). White mask or ski
mask, optional. Stitch elastic band to the bottom of the top
sweat to bring it in to give it a round look. (Option here is to
use a T-shirt the size that fits the child and stitch the necks
and bottom together. Stitch the bottom part first and stuff
the newspapers from the neck between the T and sweat, then
stitch close. Glue or pin pom-poms to the front of the top
sweat. If using a white mask, glue the “carrot” on where the
nose is. If using white face paint, attach the carrot with elastic
string and put over child’s nose. Add a bit of “snow” to the
top hat. Your snowman is ready to come to life!
Blooming Idiot!: Get a green body suit (sweats will work in
cold county) and some green tights and on your head wear a
beanie hat. Glue fake flowers to the beanie hat and maybe pin
or glue a few on your body suit or sweats. Paint some flowers
on your face and arms. Fake Ivy or garlands of flowers can be
wrapped around the neck and arms and presto! You’re a
blooming idiot!
Large Boxes: These can be made into many different
costumes. I have made race tracks or highway from them. Cut
holes for the head and arms, paint it black with white lines,
and add plastic cars and trucks. Gift boxes are easy, cut the
head and arm holes, wrap in the gift wrap and add a large
bow to a hair clip or hat. Paint each side a bright color, add a
crank handle, add handles inside to hold top your head with a
hat and paint your face and you have a Jack-in-the-Box. Make
a box into a Rubics Cube, dice or giant Lego Brick. Let your
imagination go wild with a box.
Skier: One of the easiest yet. We all know skiers break legs
and arms so dress up in ski clothes, wrap the broken body
part in white strips of material, add a crutch if you like.
Make Your Own Make-up: You will need:
2 tablespoons of soft shortening
4 tablespoons of cornstarch
Food coloring
Mix ingredients shortening and cornstarch. Separate the
recipe into different cups, add food coloring.
Wash your face and any area that you will be applying
makeup to and then dry thoroughly.
Apply a thin coat of cold cream to the entire face.
Using a cotton ball, gently pat cornstarch over the cold
cream. Keep your eyes closed when doing this.
Apply make-up with fingers tips.
Submitted by Sue (sorry no unit number with this)
Remember to never rely on getting all your information from
the Sinclair Sailings. Many times information does not reach
my desk until it is too late to put in the newsletter. Your best
bet for up-to-date information is to attend Roundtables.
Did you know some of our National Parks have live web
cams? Yellowstone has a great live one:
Glacier National Park’s cams are stills changing every few
minutes but are really fun to check out.
If you want to see a listing of all the web cams you can go to:
However I found not all cams are working all the time. So I
advise if you want to see if the park you are interested in has
one or more, do a search for that park. There are a lot of
interesting facts listed for each park.
On June 27th I was charged $12 by a company Complete
Savings on my credit card. Of course the bill did not come
until the mid August. By then there were two more charges to
the same company for the same amount. When I called the
company to ask what it was that I was being charged for I got
a run around, wanting only to know if they had the correct
credit card number. I refused to give it out but continued to
ask what it was that I was being charged for. The gal told me
she could not give me that information without my credit card
number. I then called my credit card company and told them
my run around. They said I subscribed to something and it
was for a prescription. I don’t buy any medications on line.
They removed the charge. After doing some research on
Complete Savings I have found that they latch on to many
different online stores, from to Avon, Barns &
Noble, and the list goes on and on, several
pages of it. All the stories sounded like mine, they made an
online purchase and a few months down the road the charges
started to show up. They all had to fill out paper work with
Complete Savings saying they no longer wanted the service.
By then the company had charged their credit cards over and
over again. One person said they had charges of over $100
before it was finally removed by Complete Savings. I ended it
before it got that far by calling my credit card company. Being
a small amount the company is in hopes you will not pay any
attention to it and just keep billing and billing you. Please look
at your statements each month and if you notice a bill for
something you didn’t buy or from a company you don’t recall
doing business with, find out who made the purchase and
what it was for. If you know you didn’t make the purchase,
call your credit card company first and let them know. As it is,
I now have a new card with a new number. I called the credit
card company back and let them know what I found out about
Complete Savings and that with the new card there should
not be any charges made to it by that company.
Please consider visiting the web site: This site provides food to Vets.
By clicking on the icon found on the page, you will be directed
to another page where you click on the icon found there. By
doing so, you will be supporting our Vets. It cost you nothing
but a few minutes of your time. There is an online store you
may purchase from if you like.
This is an official BSA
BSA Must Read: Tour Plan
Effective March 1, 2011, what are currently known as local
and national tour permits will be superseded by what will be
called the tour plan. *The online tour permit system will be
suspended. This update is the accumulation of work by a crossfunctional team of volunteers and staff including the Health
and Safety Support Committee, Council Solutions, Outdoor
Program Group, and Risk Management Advisory Panels.
Here is the definition of the tour plan in the Language of
Scouting: "Units complete this form when planning for local,
national, or international adventure. The plan helps ensure
the unit is properly prepared, that qualified and trained
leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is
available for the adventure."
The plan is available for your staff to see and begin training
with at this link: Please allow 3 weeks for approval.
What's different?
1) The council is the reviewer of all tour plans; there is no
regional review required.
2) The tour plan consists of a tour planning worksheet to be
completed by the unit/contingent. It is retained by the council
and a tour plan is returned to the unit after processing.
3) It is on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper!
4) There is a 21-day advance notice requested for units to
submit the plan for your review.
5) A single point of contact (not on the tour) for council use
is included.
6) Defined reasons/times when a tour plan must be
submitted for council review:
a. Trips of 500 miles or more
b. Trips outside of council borders not to a council-owned
c. Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout
jamboree, National Order of the Arrow Conference, or
regionally sponsored event
d. When conducting the following activities outside of council
or district events:
 Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
 Climbing and rappelling
 Orientation flights (process flying plan)
 Shooting sports
 Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the
program (snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
e. At a council's request (allows council to add review times
based on local needs)
7) There is an updated Pledge of Performance.
What is not changed?
1) A council can define "local" tour plan review needs in
addition to the above.
2) The Scout executive still needs to have in place a
policy/procedure for tour plans.
3) Requirements for qualified supervision, training, insurance,
etc., remain unchanged-for example, CPR and Wilderness First
Aid requirements for high-adventure camps.
Please destroy any paper copies of the local or national tour
permits you may have in place and do not use any old tour
permits in books or materials. They are out of date!,
and the FAQ page,
Sinclair District Calendar
Please visit home page, and look under For
Volunteers and Scouts. The first listing is for District pages. Click on
that and go to Sinclair. That will open up our district page. You will
see a line for calendar that takes you to all that is coming up.
OR you can go to this link and check out our District Page:
District meeting 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
VJ Day*
Labor Day*
Roundtables 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
9-11 OA Ordeal Weekend Camp Parsons
Patriot Day*
World Trade Center beams placed in Evergreen Park
Rosh Hashanah
District meeting 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
Yom Kippur
Columbus Day*
Roundtables 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
District meeting 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Election Day*
Roundtables 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
Veterans Day*
Thanksgiving Day*
26-28 Festival of Trees
District meeting 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
Pearl Harbor Day*
Roundtables 7:00PM - 08:30PM
First Christian Church
Battle of the Bulge*
Christmas Day*
* These are dates you should fly the American Flag. You can fly Old
Glory any day of the week. Remember that if you have it out at night,
it needs to have a light shining on it.
District Executive
Sean Neal
[email protected]
District Chairman
Kurt Wiest
[email protected]
Vice Chair-Program
Mikel Anderson
[email protected]
Vice Chair-Scoutreach open, Kurt Wiest is still filling in
Are you interested or know someone who might be?
District Commissioner
Deron Smith
[email protected]
P 360.876.6580 | C 360.362.3944
ADC Cub Scouts
Judy Kerman
[email protected]
Dick Fife
Joss Williamson
Cub Day Camp
Pat Pavlicek
[email protected]
Margo Curley
[email protected]
Merit Badge Counselors
Deron Smith
Order of Arrow
Craig Proper
Popcorn Sales
Brian Lightbody
Joan Homeyer
Sinclair Sailings Newsletter
Dianna Fife
[email protected]
Michael Geiser
[email protected]
Paul Noel
Dave Richman
Chief Seattle Council
National Council
OA website
Eagle Recognition/Scholarship
Sons of the American Revolution
Washington State Society
WASSAR Secretary
[email protected]
100 Years of Scouting
Merit Badge
US Scouting Service
Online training hhtt://
Uniforms, etc.
Philmont Camp
Internet Scout store and information
Scouting Magazine
Lots of info
On line Leader training
Virtual Roundtable
Virtual Leader handbook
OA memorabilia:
Other links of interest
Monterey Bay Aquarium and If
you are into sea life, try these two sites for live webcams.
Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau
voice: 360-297-8200
web: h
Bremerton Main Stream Assoc and
Washington places of interest links (List the state you are interested in)
Great craft site
Folk song words & music
Food: Keep or Toss it
Arbor Day Trees
B&W BSA Clips
Travel ideas
Elk‟s sites:
Internet Sites for Kids
Oregon links
Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire
US government interagency Kids’ Portal. This site was developed
and is maintained by the Federal Consumer Information Center. It
provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’
sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Explore, learn,
have fun.
Reed Farmstead Archaeological Site. Follow along and discover an
actual site, learn about archaeology and how archaeologists work,
and reconstruct how our ancestors lived over 150 years ago.
Educational website for children, teachers, and parents. Offers
games and activities for kids between preschool and sixth grade.
An online directory of websites with free pages for kids to print out
and color.
Site providing parents with kid’s activities, daily beadtime stories,
child-reading advice, and reviews of children’s websites.
Sparky hosts this website for kids ages 6-9 and their families, filled
with fun and educational activities about fire and life safety.
Join Junior Rangers – National Park Rangers
Yellowstone National Park Live Web Cam
Glacier National Park Live Web Cam
Nnational Park Web Cams
South Kitsap Helpline
1012 Mitchell Av.
Port Orchard 876-4089
Salvation Army
832 6th St.
Bremerton 373-5550
Bremerton Foodline
1600 12th St.
Bremerton 479-6188
St. Vincent de Paul
1137 N Callow
Bremerton 479-7017
North Mason Food Bank
22471 Hwy 3
Belfair 275-4615
August 1, 2011
The Community Organization Award square knot might not be
easy to earn, but it’s now easier to get.
You can buy the knot, recognizing Scouters’ volunteer
achievements in national charter organizations such as the
Elks, Alpha Phi Omega, the Masonic Lodge, and more, at your
local Scout Shop—instead of going through your charter
Once you’ve been recognized with one of the awards (listed
below), just take your award documentation to the nearest
Scout Shop and purchase the square knot, No. 613864. Award
recipients no longer need to contact the Program Impact
Department and the charter organization to order the knot as
in previous years.
Approved national charter organization awards include the
Marvin M. Lewis Award, Benevolent and Protective Order of
the Elks
Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award, Freemasons
Scouter’s Achievement Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion and Scouting Square Knot Award, American
U.S. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal,
Department of Defense
Herbert G. Horton Alpha Phi Omega Youth Service Award,
Alpha Phi Omega
Cliff Dochterman Award, International Fellowship of Scouting
Ruritan Scout Leader Community Service Award, Ruritan
National Service Clubs
Raymond A. Finley Jr. Sea Scout Service Award, U.S. Power
George Meany Award, AFL-CIO
Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Award, National Society,
Sons of the American Revolution
Boy Scouts of America Youth Outreach Award, AMVETS
Military Order of the World Wars
Congratulations to all award winners. For more information
on the Community Organization Award square knot, go here.
Deron H Smith | District Commissioner
Chief Seattle Council/Sinclair District
P 360.876.6580 | C 360.362.3944
[email protected]
August 11th the annual picnic was held. It was a pot luck
where the Roundtable meetings are held. After a short
information meeting was held more people arrived. Once
again Joan and DE Sean gave the information.
Of special note was the upcoming 9-11 memorial dedication.
A person from the 9-11 committee will be at our Roundtable
in September to give us all the details. They are looking for
1000 Scouts / Scouters in uniform to take part.
Have your Scouts been practicing for
this event? Remember the Elk‟s Club Annual Cub Scout
Marble Tournament is going to be held in Bremerton in
January, 2012. This is for all Packs in Sinclair and Orca
Districts. So if you are looking for an activity for your
boys and are at wits ends, think about getting a bag of
marbles and have the boys start practicing now. By the
time January rolls around, these boys will be in great
form. Just think of having a Pack walk away with all the
trophies. This is something that has not been done in a
long time, if ever. Your Pack could make history! Let‟s
not let Orca District outshoot us this year. Get those boys
on their knees practicing!
Are you on Facebook? If so you can check the page:
International Pen Pas for Scouting. This is a page for
connecting Scouts from USA with Scouts from other countries.
A great way to work on Communications requirements.
Start a scrapbook of your letters and e-mails to share with
other Scouts.
This is a trading post for you OA members who are looking for
patches to fill out your collection or other memorabilia:
9-11 OA Ordeal Weekend Camp Parsons
Setting up camp for the day.
Great location on both sides of the track for units to set up
Got my sleeping bag so now to take a nice nap
Are those Bunny ears someone is doing to DC Deron? Hmm
Deron is thinking “I wonder how this stick works…”
Great tri-board by 4526 and it looks like that Hershey’s
candy Bar Pinewood Derby is there.
Got tarp? Got poles? Will shelter
Some serious discussions about Scouting going on here
Another good display by another Pack
Wonderful turn out for this year’s celebration
Regatta race time
More Scout talk. “Getting to know you…”
Boy Scout found after
building tree-branch
By MARTIN GRIFFITH - Associated Press
He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what
to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He
built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get
through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay
Jared Ropelato's lean-to — a crude structure the Boy Scout
manual advises Scouts to build if they become lost — kept
him warm enough so he could sleep after the overnight low in
Utah's Ashley National Forest dipped to 31 degrees in the
area, said Daggett County sheriff's spokeswoman Karen
The boy was wearing only jeans and a shirt, and had no food
or water, when he went missing around noon Friday. He had
gotten lost while on his way by himself back to camp from a
nearby lake, walking a total of eight or nine miles before
searchers on ATVs found him Saturday morning some four
miles from where he started, Peterson.
"He did everything right last night," his mother, Dawn, said.
"We said he was smart, and he's smart."
Peterson also praised the boy, saying that building the leanto was "good thinking" and it saved him from the elements.
He told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that he had learned
to build the structure last year at Scout camp.
"We're just so glad that this story has a happy ending,"
Peterson told The Associated Press.
Jared's mother told the Deseret News that her son's biggest
scare came when he encountered a bull moose. He got cold
during the night, but not too cold. He fell in a river Saturday
morning, "but he's still dirty," she said.
Jared resumed walking Saturday morning before he was
found at 8:40 a.m. in good health, ending a search effort that
included about 200 people.
"There were a lot of tears not only from family members, but
from searchers as well," Peterson said. "Up to that point,
Jared had been missing for 20 hours and 40 minutes."
Nicole Ropelato of Roy, a third cousin of Jared's, said the
family was thankful for searchers and that the boy
remembered the instruction about lean-tos.
"At such a young age to be calm enough to think like that is
something," she said. "That's incredible what he did. We're
just elated that he was found in good condition. We were
worried for him and very scared."
The boy earlier had been advised by a Scoutmaster to walk
with another Scout from the lake back to camp, Peterson said.
The Scoutmaster gave him the advice after finding him going
in the wrong direction while returning to camp.
"He never got a buddy before heading back to camp,"
Peterson said.
Asked if he would still go camping after his overnight ordeal,
Jared simply said "yeah."
Dynamite: Light fuse, "Sssssssssssssss, BOOM!"
Eskimo: Hold your shoulders, shiver, say "Brrrr."
Scouting is all about „the
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
By Kate Irish Collins
NEWFIELD – Gavin Dixon, 15, of Newfield is only the eighth
member of Troop 329 to become an Eagle Scout in the more
than 90 years of the troop’s history. In fact, according to the
Boy Scouts of America, only 5 percent of boys who start out in
scouting attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Gavin Dixon
Gavin Dixon, 15, will officially become an Eagle Scout at a
ceremony on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
Dixon is a sophomore at Massabesic High School and will be
formally invested during an Eagle Court ceremony on
Saturday, Aug. 13. He started out as a Tiger Cub at the age of
6, when he begged his mother, Priscille Dixon, to let him sign
up for the local Boy Scout troop.
The Dixon family has lived in Newfield for the past nine years
and both of Gavin’s parents have acted as troop leaders and
assistant scoutmasters. Dixon took a few minutes to answer
questions about scouting and his Eagle project.
Q: Was it your idea to get involved in scouting?
A: I was the new kid in town and wanted to meet new
friends. So when we went to open house for the first grade, I
begged my mom to sign me up for Cub Scouts.
Q: Were either or both your parents ever scout leaders?
A: My mom was my Cub Scout den leader for four years and
when I crossed over into Boy Scouts she was on the
committee. My dad (Scott Dixon) was an assistant
scoutmaster and went to the campouts for the first two years.
Q: What do you enjoy most about scouting?
A: I have learned so much in scouting, but my favorite
activities have been camping and hiking. One of my other
favorite things about scouting has been the brotherhood. I
still have friends I made in Cub Scouts and I know we will be
brothers for life. We always have each other’s back. I know if I
need them they are there for me and I will always be there for
them, too.
Q: What does it mean to you to earn your Eagle badge?
A: Earning the Eagle rank means I am a leader, motivator and
guide. It has been a goal of mine since I was a Tiger Cub. At
my first meeting, Cub Master Tom Polcaro announced we
were going to hike up Picket Mountain the next Saturday. I
was so excited. My mom went with us, but she is afraid of
heights so when got to the top and everyone spread out, I
wanted to eat lunch on the edge but stayed with my mom
instead. But, Mr. Tom came over and asked if I could sit on
the edge with him. He showed me the different landmarks
and the view was awesome. As we sat in silence looking
around, Mr. Tom offered me a Hershey Bar. Just then an eagle
flew over and Mr. Tom told me about the Eagle Scouts and
that is when I set my goal to become an Eagle Scout. Even
now, when I have a big decision to make or I need to get
myself back on track in life, I hike up Picket Mountain and
remember that day. It keeps my feet on the ground and
reminds me what being a Boy Scout is all about.
Q: What did you do for your Eagle project?
A: I built three new bookshelves, an extension for a bookshelf,
dividers for the children’s bookshelves and replaced old
shelves at the Newfield library. We put more than 400 hours
of volunteer time into the project. Cheryl Cause, the librarian,
was great to work with and she was so supportive, as well as a
lot of fun.
Q: Do you hope to continue to be part of scouting and
become a scoutmaster yourself?
A: I plan on continuing as a youth leader and then one day as
a scoutmaster for my own kids. But for now I just want to help
the younger boys in my troop to advance through the ranks.
Q: What other things do you like to do, such as sports and
A: I play football for Massabesic. I also love hiking, fishing,
hunting, studying Roman and Greek history and weight
lifting. I am also a black belt in tae kwon do.
Next Stop: NOAC 2012!
Welcome to the 2012 National Order of the Arrow
Conference website. Here you will find everything you
need to know about NOAC 2012, how to go, what
exciting opportunities await you and the plans for the
2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference.
More than 8,000 Arrowmen will travel to East Lansing,
Michigan, home to the 2012 National Order of the Arrow
Conference at Michigan State University. Arrowmen will
participate in a 6 day conference focusing on top notch
training sessions, cool recreational opportunities,
attending evening shows full of theatrics and special
effects, and checking out the exciting programs NOAC
has to offer.
NOAC will be held from July 30 through August 4th,
2012. Begin planning your trip to this exciting national
event. Arrowmen will travel to NOAC with a contingent
from their lodge or as a staff member supporting the
thousands of Arrowmen attending the conference. To
get to NOAC and reserve your spot in your lodge
contingent, talk with your lodge chief, lodge adviser or
lodge staff adviser today. This fall, your lodge will begin
recruiting Arrowmen to attend NOAC 2012. Remember,
Next Stop: NOAC 2012!
Saudi Chief Scout (and Minister of Education) Prince Faisal al Saud meeting with the
World Scout Foundation Honorary Chairman, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden
It's done!
Saudi Chief Scout (and Minister of Education) Prince Faisal al Saud, announced to the World Scout Foundation Honorary
Chairman King Carl Gustaf of Sweden that King Abdullah has approved a fantastic support for the Messengers of Peace
The Two Kings have been working closely for ten years now, sponsoring the Gifts for Peace program that inspired 10
million scouts in 110 countries to work on community projects.
Now they have issued a challenge – let‟s get 20 million!
World Scout Committee Vice Chairman John May, leading the initiative for the
Committee explains that this initiative is not about reinventing the wheel – but is recognizing the existing community service
project being carried out by you, scouts of the world every day. It aims to log each project in the “Cloud” that is the Internet
and show the impact of scouting worldwide.
The initiative will be officially launched in Jeddah in September, but we hope that here on the Jamboree, at least 20,000
scouts sign up for the Messenger of Peace – at any internet café at or go to the World Scout Centre
and log in directly at the computers there.
Be the first! Show Scouting makes a difference in this world! You are not alone in the great work you do! With 20,000
scouts here … and who knows how many on line from the Join in Jamboree, you will be the first!… and we will soon have
20 million scouts with you! But only – and we mean in – only if you sign up first!!!
Be part of this initiative! … and don‟t forget to smile! You are part of an amazing Movement!!!
Look around you!!!
Supported by World Scout Foundation
“Scouts are the messengers of peace in the world. You all have an important job to do: you need to mobilise all 30 million
Scouts throughout the world in the cause of building peace. We in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are proud to be supporting
you in these efforts. We will continue this support in the future.”HM King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia

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