Kitsap County formed out of King County, Washington and Jefferson County, January 16, 1857.
It is named in honor of Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe.
Comprised of - Bainbridge Island, Seabeck, Crosby, Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, Bangor, Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake, Indianola, Kingston, Manchester, Navy Yard City, Olalla, Parkwood, Poulsbo, Suquamish, Tracyton
Kitsap Boy Scouts District was initially established in 1967.
Chief Kitsap District was formed in 1975 by merging the Ot Yo Kwa and So-Ki No-Ma Districts when the Olympic Area Council was absorbed by the Chief Seattle Council.
In 1998 it was divided into two new districts establishing Orca (Silverdale) and Sinclair (Port-Orchard).
In 2019, overwhelming desires of our scouting communities in the area the re-emergence of Kitsap District became one cohesive movement.
|District Director||District Chairman||District Commissioner||Vice Chairman|
|Jeff Weiss||Jeremy Schumacher||John Strong||Steve Wright|
|OA Chapter Adviser||Associate Chapter Adviser|
|Patrick Rendt||Mike Huey|
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For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.
The mission of the Order of the Arrow is to fulfill its purpose as an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America through positive youth leadership under the guidance of selected capable adults.
As Scouting’s National Honor Society, our purpose is to:
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.