The Scouts, parents and adult leaders of Duvall’s Boy Scout Troop 745 are fortunate to have Jamey Tisdale as their Scoutmaster.
Jamey, who was one of the key founding members of the troop, which is now three years old, was awarded BSA North Lakes District’s “Scoutmaster of the Year” award at last month’s annual district dinner.
The North Lakes District is part of the BSA’s Chief Seattle Council, and includes the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Duvall, Carnation and surrounding areas northeast of Seattle. The district serves approximately 1,700 youth in the Northshore and Riverview school districts.
Jamey is an extremely dedicated and active Scouter, guiding many of the troop’s numerous overnights, as well as organizing and co-teaching the district’s Remote Wilderness First Aid training. He is an Eagle Scout, and member of the Boy Scout’s Honor Society, “Order of the Arrow.”
In his youth he participated in service expeditions to the African rainforest and worked as a white water guide. His goal for the troop is to promote “old school” values, which means lots of camping, backpacking, knots, lashings and service.
You can identify a 745 scout by his traditional square forest green neckerchief, which the troop makes themselves, preferring them to the more commonly seen decorative triangles.
Last year, under Jamey’s guidance, the troop offered over 60 nights camping, including a 6- night kayaking trip to Ross Lake, summer camp at Camp Meriwether in Oregon, an Iron Chef cooking campout, and a Zombie Preparedness First Aid training weekend.
The troop also helped with the fire department’s emergency drill, cleared trails and campsites for national and state parks, and worked within the community, most recently assisting with the landscaping around the Duvall Visitor Center.