Fox Island Announces new 'Girls-Only' Scouts BSA
The Founding Members of Troop 727 on their first outing to Snoqualmie Pass.
Scouts BSA Troop 727
is a 'girls-only' Scout Troop, based on Fox Island, WA.
Troop 727 is currently recruiting girls from Gig Harbor and Fox Island, ages 11 to 17
years old, to join the newest member of the '27 Family' of Scouting on Fox Island.
For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the
Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. Here on Fox Island, Scouts BSA
Troop 727 is a girls-only, year-round program for girls in fifth grade through high
school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help
them become the best version of themselves.
The Lion Cub program is a new
Scouting program for Kindergarten boys. Like all Scouting programs,
it weaves the concepts of character development, leadership skills,
personal fitness, and citizenship into activities that are
age-appropriate and fun.
The activities introduce the family to Cub Scouting, and provide an
exciting way for the little guys to explore the world around them.
The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they
experience the growth Scouting can provide.
At the end of the kindergarten year, Lions will “graduate” into Cub
Scouting as a Tiger – where even more fun and adventure will await!
Coyote seen near Mowitsh Dr, Fox Island on July 1, 2016
Fox Island Sandspit Update
The Sandspit is now open to the
Visitors are encouraged to respect the privacy of neighbors, carry
out dog droppings and trash, and park in designated areas.
Continued public use of the property is dependent upon good
stewardship by the public, so please keep this area open by doing
your part to keep the sandspit clean and safe.
Troop 27 Boy Scouts and
Venturers are currently
working on trail improvements, brush removal and cleanup of the property and
storage buildings. Several Eagle Scout projects have been
underway at the spit recently, adding picnic tables, park benches
a new staircase to the beach, and other improvements.
Scouts from Venture Crew 27 removed moss from the roof of the old
Demolay Clubhouse building recently.
About 50 people attended the PenMet Parks Board meeting on August 20th,
where they took feedback from the public regarding the
closure, and future plans for use of the property. Virtually
everyone present was supportive of keeping the spit open to the
public, except for one person.
PenMet Board member Todd Iversen
made a motion to spend money to install improved signage at the
property, to help make people aware of the private property on
either side of the spit, and the park hours & other restrictions.
Discussion took place about the main issue concerning the neighbors;
the lack of onsite parking.
PenMet is seeking some evidence of
previous parking on the upper lot at the spit property, that will
allow the use of onsite parking in the future. If you
have photos or any recollection of cars parking there, please
contact PenMet parks.
Years On The Web!
On Thursday, June 11, 2019 FoxIslandWA.net celebrated the anniversary of it's
20th year online!
With over 252,000 visitors as of June 2017, FoxIslandWA.net has become the
south sound's online resource for what's going on in the Fox Island -
Gig Harbor area.
Domain Name for the Fox Island Community
June 30, 2011 marked the last day for our website under the FoxIsland.net
domain name. After 12 years, the owner of the name decided to reclaim
it for personal use, and we are now found under a new domain name: