In the run-up to Hullabaloo, my co-GSM Travis Wittwer and I have had some time on prep campouts and drives up and down the mountain to talk. Next year we'll have at least 4 scout groups in the metro…Continue
The 55th Cascadia is proud to once again host the Hullabaloo all-section Camporee/Family Camp at the Bull Run Education Camp in the hills below Mt Hood. We are looking forward to a very different…Continue
It's not news to anyone here that the international scouting movement was founded in England by Robert Baden-Powell, not in the United States by the BSA. The BSA is now threatening legal action…Continue
Trail magic: It’s what happens when kind-hearted people extend unsolicited acts of generosity to bedraggled long-distance hikers.
The 55th has begun a tradition of finding a campsite along our nearest long trail (which for us is the Pacific Crest Trail) and having our scouts (who become "trail angels" in long-distance hiking parlance) come up with and execute their idea for a service to hikers.
Our first year saw scouts…