Welcome to the Aquila District website. Our district spans from West Seattle to Des Moines, and from Tukwila to Vashon. Aquila District was recognized with the 2016 Journey to Excellence Gold Award! There are 50 Scouting units with more than 400 registered adult volunteers serving over 1,100 youth throughout our district. If you are interested in learning more about Scouting, please contact or visit one of the Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, or Venturing Crews in our community. Our monthly Roundtable meetings are a great place for adults to learn about Scouting and exchange ideas with other Scouters all over the District.
The Program and Training Conference (PTC) is a one stop training opportunity for leaders and parents from the entire council to get together and learn more about Scouting. The all day conference features many outstanding opportunities for both position-specific and supplemental training for leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing and Sea Scouts, as well as district and council committees. It's all at PTC and as you can see in the name... it's about Program and it's about Training which will create a better Scouting program for the youth we serve.
Cub Scouts! Grab an adult and join the rest of the Scouts in the Aquila District for a fun morning or afternoon of bowling! Scouts and Scouters from all over the district will converge on Hiline Lanes for some pin-crushing action this November. This fun event is open to all kindergarten through fifth grade girls and boys. Not a Cub Scout? New Scouts are also eligible with a Cub Scout application at the door!
Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide the expertise needed to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches in order to be considered trained. Completion of this course, along with Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specific trainings, will enable direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. This training is also recommended for second year Webelos leaders and Troop Committee members too.
Aquila District's Merit Badge Jamboree gives Scouts the opportunity to meet and work with qualified, registered Merit Badge Counselors on a variety of Merit Badges. All Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and qualified Venturers are welcome to attend. There is typically a Jamboree in the spring and fall each year, with different Merit Badges offered at each event. Jamborees are also opportunities for adults to take trainings like Youth Protection, Merit Badge Counselor, and Scoutmaster Specific.
Embark upon your own adventure aboard the Yankee Clipper!
Skipper: Steve Grassia
Committee Chairman: Dan Leach
Scouts should check out this cool application for the iPhone and iPod touch, designed by the Aquila District's own Mike Grueter:
ScoutTracker is an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that lets Boy Scouts track their rank advancement. Scouts can sign and date each requirement of each rank, instantly see what requirements are left to complete, send reports to advancement coordinators via e-mail, and more.