May 4 – 7, 2023
Chelan Lakeshore Trail – hike to Stehekin and ride back on the ferry!
Join Troop 15 on an amazing scenic hike along Lake Chelan to Stehekin and ride the ferry back down the lake. This 17 mile one-way hike with 4,030 feet of total elevation gain (1,700 feet highest point) features a rolling trail with several short steep climbs up and over lakeside bluffs. Enjoy spring wildflowers in bloom during our trek and great views of Lake Chelan and surrounding wilderness and hills for the whole length of the trail.
Day 1: Prince Creek to Meadow Creek (7.6 miles)
Day 2: Meadow Creek to Flick Creek (5.8 miles)
Day 3: Flick Creek to Stehekin (3.6 miles)
Breakfast at Stehekin Pastry Company then catch the Ferry
back to Chelan: 12:30PM
Scouts must be 14 years or older.
Important information page on logistics and requirements.
May 26 – 29, 2023
Fort Flagler 3 night Camping Trip!
Leif and Erik are planning a three-night camping trip to Fort Flagler state park on Memorial Day weekend. In addition to hiking, beachcombing, and exploring the forts, we are thinking about kayaking, which is just a short walk away.
June 16 – 19, 2023
Enchanted Valley Hike – Olympic National Park
The Pedersen Clan is leading a Backpacking trip to Enchanted Valley in Olympic National Park on Juneteenth weekend, June 16-19! The Enchanted Valley is one of the most iconic and classic hikes in all of the Pacific Northwest. It’s about 27 miles round trip. You will need to make reservations to camp for Saturday night, June 17 at Pyrites Creek and Sunday night, June 18 at O’Neil Creek. Plan to camp at the Graves Creek trailhead on Friday, June 16 after school to get an early start the next morning.
Scouts must be 14 years or older.
Link to Camping Permits – Do this today! : https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4098362
July 30 – August 5, 2023
Camp Parsons Summer Camp
Join us at Camp Parsons for Summer Camp 2023! We’ll plan throughout this next year to again go to Camp Parsons – the granddaddy of them all – over 100 years old! This is a BSA experience not to be missed and mandatory for all new Scouts. Come work on merit badges, Scout skills, rank advancement, and more. If there is interest Scouts over the age of 14 can separately go High Adventure in kayaks or canoes on Hood Canal or a high country hike in Olympic National Park.
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Financial assistance available – Please contact Troop 15 Scoutmaster Dave or Troop 8015 Scoutmaster Zoe.
Past Events 2018 – 2023
February 18 – 20, 2023
Join us for a three day introduction to winter camping trip on February 18 to 20th. We’ll do a short hike in to a snowy site, set up camp for two nights, and learn winter camping skills. We’ll practice making snow caves, winter travel, and staying warm. This is an introductory trip, no special gear or skills needed. We’ll make sure scouts are prepared by spending a few meetings getting scouts prepped with the right gear and supplies. To get an idea of the fun you’ll have building snow caves/igloos and sleeping in them overnight see this Album of photos.
October 21 – 23, 2022
Deception Pass State Park
Scouts will camp at Deception Pass park, it is a 3,854-acre park located about an hour and a half north. The scouts will be able to hike along the beach as well as hike Goose Rock (picture above). Scouts will leave on October 21st and return on the afternoon of the 23rd. More information will be given to the scouts who sign up or show interest. This weekend will be a great opportunity for 2 camping nights and for younger scouts to work on cooking and camping merit badges. Hope to see you all there!
October 14 – 16, 2022
Seaquest State Park and Mount St Helens
Come camping at Seaquest State Park near Castle Rock. Seaquest is a 505-acre, year-round camping park across the Spirit Lake Highway from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. A pedestrian tunnel connects lush, forested Seaquest State Park with its more well-known neighbor across the road, the Silver Lake Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. The park makes a topnotch base for an exploration of the famous Washington stratovolcano. Work on camping and cooking requirements and learn about Mount St Helens, Mount St. Helens (known as Lawetlat’la to the indigenous Cowlitz people, and Loowit or Louwala-Clough to the Klickitat) which famously erupted in 1980 and altered the landscapes around the mountain and beyond.
May 20 – 22, 2022
Mount Tahoma – Duwamish District Camporee
Join Troop 15/8015 at the joint Mt Tahoma – Duwamish Camporee!
– Iron Chef (Optional) competition
– Competitive games designed and run by each troop
– Tot’n Chip for new Scouts
- Trail to First Class
- BB Gun range
- Archery range
- OA Chapter Meetings
- Tomahawk throwing
- Climbing tower
25600 Monroe Camp Rd.
Snohomish WA 98290
February 19 – 21, 2022
Ozette Triangle in Olympic National Park
Ozette is part of the Olympic Wilderness and a long stretch of wild coast in Washington. Will it be wet? Probably. Will it be indescribably beautiful and wild? Definitely. This is an excellent introductory backpacking trip for kids who are new to backpacking and has challenges for the experienced as well. We’ll hike from Lake Ozette to the coast and spend one night camping at Sand Point, then hike on the beach to Cape Alava, and back to our starting point on day three. Total mileage is around 10 miles. In between, we’ll take time to fish in the surf, explore tide pools, hike a secret trail to a historic pioneer cabin maintained by the National Park Service, and whatever advancements related to backpacking and camping we can work on. Permits are required.
November 5 – 7, 2021
Lake Cushman Camping
A speck of land on the shores of Lake Cushman is available to add two nights under the stars for any and all advancement purposes. Check off those requirements for Camping, Cooking and rank advancements by joining Rhys and Craig Fiebig for the weekend. Departing after school the early evening of the 5th, spending two nights in our tents, and returning mid-afternoon on Sunday the 7th.
October 24, 2021
Iron Horse Trail – Mount Hyak to Rattlesnake Lake
Join us for a hike on the Iron Horse Trail – 20 miles in a single day! The first few miles will inside an abandoned train tunnel!
October 22 – 24, 2021
Ocean City State Park – Camping and Clamming
October 8 – 10, 2021
Skokomish River Trail Hike – October 8 – 10
Our destination is the Skokomish River Trail in Olympic National Park for a 2 night and 15 mile hike as we begin our training for Philmont ’22! We will work on camping and navigation skills, camp cooking and more.
2021 Duwamish District Camporee
Title: Duwamish District Camporee
Date: Saturday, May 22 – one day only
Time: 9:00AM – 4PM
Location: Camp Edward
25600 Monroe Camp Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98290
Iron Chef Competition
BB Gun and Archery Range Open
Contests of skill
Camaraderie and fun
COVID 19 safety measures will be in place – temperature checks, face coverings required.
Interested in being Youth Staff? Must be 14 or older, First Class or higher. Use Sign Up sheet.
Please pack a day pack with lunch, water and the 10 essentials and a first aid kit.
5 Mile Urban Hike
Date: Saturday, May 22
Location: Meet at Volunteer Park in front of the Asian Art Museum
Starting at 1:30pm at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, the Scouts will walk down to the Seattle waterfront to the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park. Along the way, they will have a scavenger hunt for sites on the National Register of Historic Places. This will be a great chance to (1) do an outdoor troop activity (for Tenderfoot requirement 1a, Second Class requirement 1a, and First Class requirement 1a); (2) add a five-mile hike for the Hiking Merit Badge; (3) visit a historic place for Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge; and (4) visit an art museum for the Art Merit Badge.
Please pack a day pack with lunch/snack, water, the 10 essentials and a first aid kit.
May 15 -16, 2021
Penrose Point State Park
Title: Penrose Point State Park Campout
Date: Saturday – Sunday, May 15 – 16
Location: 321 158th Ave SW
Lakebay, WA 98349
Come camping May 15-16 at Penrose Point! Penrose Point State Park is a richly forested, 237-acre marine and camping park on the Key Peninsula on the shores of Puget Sound. The park has nearly 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. https://parks.state.wa.us/564/Penrose-Point
The weekend will be a great chance for younger scouts to work on camping and cooking skills for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks and to get outside and have some fun!
April 17, 2021
Squak Mountain Day Hike
Title: Squak Mountain 5 mile hike
Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 9:00AM – 4PM
Location: Meet at Issaquah Trail Center:
110 SE Bush St
Issaquah, WA 98027
We will meet at the Issaquah Trail Center parking lot and start out for 5 miles of hiking. This is an outdoor activity for Second Class 1(a); we can talk about Leave No Trace for 1(b); bring a compass and we can take the five-mile hike for 3(b); and we can look for animals for 4 and plants for First Class 5(a)., identifying native plants and animals
October 16 – 17 , 2020
Alpine Lakes Hike (1 night)
When: October 16 – 17, 2020
Where:Somewhere in the Cascades
What: Hike for a day in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness or near and take in the beauty of fall and being in the mountains.
October 9 -11, 2020
Mazama Campout (2 nights)
When: October 9 – 11, 2020
Where: Mazama, WA.
What: Come to the beautiful (and usually very dry with no rain) Upper Methow Valley for camping and other activities. This will be an excellent way to get in a few camping nights, plan and prepare meals and have fun!
There are many options depending on interest and participation:
– Hike to Goat Peak Lookout
– Hike to Cutthroat Lake
– Hike to Slate Peak Lookout (highest road in Washington)
– Fly fishing on the Methow River
– Rock climbing
September 26 – 27 , 2020
Monte Cristo Hike and Campout
Hikers will depart September 26th and return September 27th. More details to follow for those who sign up or show interest. A beautiful weekend in the Cascades. 120 years ago the town of Monte Cristo was teeming with men seeking their fortunes mining for lead-silver ore. Bring your imagination and Scout skills for a fun hike to this ghost town and the little remembered past where 300,000 tons of ore was extracted and moved by rail car to the Asarco smelter in Everett between 1889 and 1906.
December 7 – 8, 2019
Camp Long Overnight and Orienteering
Date: Saturday December 7th to Sunday December 8th
Time: Depart Madison Park Starbucks at 9 AM
Location: West Seattle Camp Long at 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 9812
This is a great opportunity for Scouts to complete the Orienteering merit badge and camping, cooking, first aid, and leadership requirements needed for rank advancement to Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class. We’ll have multiple hiking and orienteering objectives, a lunch, dinner, and breakfast opportunity for meal planning, cooking, and cleanup, and an opportunity to sleep **under the stars**, weather permitting.
October 20, 2019
20-mile hike Hyak to Rattlesnake Lake
We will start at the Snoqualmie tunnel parking lot at Hyak (exit 54 off of Hwy 90) and hike to Rattlesnake Lake. Approx. 22 miles. We will travel through the Snoqualmie Tunnel on the John Wayne Trail. Everyone will need a headlamp. The tunnel is over 2 miles long! Beyond the tunnel, all the way to Rattlesnake Lake, the trail is a wide, mostly flat, well maintained gravel path, which crosses several bridges. The scenery is gorgeous, Eagle eyed scouts may spot a few small snakes, a frog, or rabbit, in addition to all the birds.
There will be a few bathrooms along the way. There is solid cell phone coverage throughout the hike.
October 12 – 13 , 2019
Deception Pass Campout (1 night of camping)
Scouts will camp at Deception Pass and work on advancement, merit badges and enjoy hiking along the beach and to the summit of Goose Rock. Scouts will leave October 12th and return late on the afternoon of the 13th.
October 5 – 6 , 2019
Monte Cristo Hike and Campout
Hikers will depart October 5th and return October 6th. More details to follow for those who sign up or show interest.A beautiful weekend in the Cascades. 100 years ago the town of Monte Cristo was teeming with men seeking their fortunes mining for lead-silver ore. Bring your imagination and Scout skills for a fun hike into the little remembered past where President Trump’s grandfather ran the first Trump hotel and won a local election to be Justice of the Peace.
September 21 – 22, 2019
Alpine Lakes day hike and camping.
Meet at OBerto’s at 7:30a on Saturday 21-Sept, depart for trailhead by 7:45a
Ten mile hike on a medium exertion trail near Snoqualmie pass, expect to climb about 2k feet
Each hiker must have a pre-planned meals for Breakfast, lunch, two snacks, and a car camping dinner
Backpack with 10 essentials, warm clothes, headlamp, and safety gear, may need to bring extra water depending on the trail.
We’ll plan to hike about five miles before lunch, eating around 1p. Hike out should return to the trailhead by 6p. We will cook dinner with great food stored in the cars in coolers.
May 11, 2019
Join us to climb popular Mailbox Peak. More details on the climb here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mailbox-peak.
Pack a daypack with 2 water bottles, lunch, raingear and extra clothes.
May 31 – June 2, 2019
Thunderbird District Camporee 2019
Spring Shooting Sports Days – Camp Pigott
April 14, 2019
Cedar River Watershed
Tour of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center to learn about our water system in conjunction with our focus on Sustainability Merit Badge. We will then headed out for a 2.6 mile roundtrip dayhike to visit the Twin Falls, which is actually 3 sets of beautiful waterfalls.
March 9 – 10, 2019
Snoqualmie Pass, Snow/Igloo campout
A great weekend camping in the snow at Snoqualmie Pass, building snow caves/igloos and sleeping in them overnight. Album of photos.
November 11, 2018
Margaret’s Way Day hike
An 8 mile hike around, along and up Issaquah Creek, Squak and Tiger Mountains through lowland forest with a few high points with views of Mount Rainier and more. Bring a day pack with the Essentials, warm clothes, raingear, water bottle, and lunch.
October 6 – 7 , 2018
Monte Cristo campout
A beautiful weekend in the Cascades. See trip report and photo album. 100 years ago the town of Monte Cristo was teeming with men seeking their fortunes mining for lead-silver ore. Bring your imagination and Scout skills for a fun hike into the little remembered past where President Trump’s grandfather ran the first Trump hotel and won a local election to be Justice of the Peace.