scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: info on peace arch
Eric Masten (cbm_man@YAHOO.COM
Wed Mar 01 2000 - 00:06:16 CST
Apologies to Michael for responding to the list, but I felt this was of
< I just heard on peace arch that Camp Back Mountain will not have a program
to offer for peace arch this year. It will be a open camp for everyone going
to peace arch with no program.>
< I also heard the Camp Fire Mountain for the first time is offering a
program for peace arch.>
First of all, both Camp Black Mountain and Fire Mountain Scout Reservation
(for the first time) will be hosting programs for the Peach Arch Campout.
Every year on the second weekend of June (Flag Day weekend) Scouting groups
from Canada and the US gather at the Peach Arch in Blane Washington. The
Peace Arch was begun in 1920 to commemorate the peace from the War of 1812,
and what was then, and still is, the longest undefended border in the world.
Currently the Mt. Baker Council makes both Camp Black Mountain and Fire
Mountain Scout Reservation available for overnight family camping to all BSA
units and other youth serving organizations and their families. Last year
the council served over 600 visitors between both camps (we had to send
overflow to Fire Mt.). This year Troop 57 (of Whidbey Island) will run the
program at CBM, and Troop 312 (of Edmonds) will run the program at FMSR. We
look forward to hosting families and units from throughout area in both
The packets and registration material were made available yesterday. The
camps will fill up fast, so make your unit's reservations now. For more
information you can visit the Mt. Baker Council's homepage at
www.mtbaker.org or call the council offices (Everett - 425/338-0380 Everett
Fax - 425/338-3477 Bellingham - 360/734-3940 Bellingham Fax - 360/734-1587).
Unfortunately, I am not yet sure if my calendar will allow me to attend, but
I hope I will see you there. I hope to soon have the registration form
available for anyone interested (pdf likely) .
Mt. Baker Council
CBM Head Commissioner