Scouts BSA – Boys AND Girls Now Welcome

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
Throughout more than a century of existence, the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) have always had the core goals of training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of activities.
According to Denis Cutter, Scoutmaster of Troop 745 in Duvall, the different programs include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring.  Although the latter three have offered their programs to co-eds, in February of 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will officially drop the “Boy” and become Scouts BSA opening their doors wider to boys and girls alike.
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Documentary trailer of Mike Vowels’ return to skiing to be shown in Duvall

  • Written by Valley View Staff

A new trailer of the documentary “Return to Paradise” will be shown on Saturday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Duvall Timberlake Church, 15520 Main Street NE.

The film is the story of former “freestyle” skier Mike Vowels, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident at the age of 29. Mike did not return to the slopes until last year, at age 58, when he tried out a mono-ski. With plenty of help and encouragement from his friends, and much trial and error on his part, he was able to conquer the “adaptive skiing equipment” and enjoy being up on the mountains again.

The documentary film has been in production since his return to Sun Valley last spring. The Duvall resident’s next goal, set for sometime in July, is to use a self-ascent sled to ascend Mount Rainier and then mono-ski down.

The June 7 showing will be the 2nd film trailer fundraiser.The ascent sled, now in production, will be unveiled at the event.

When the film is done, all net revenue raised from the showings of the film will go to fund a non-profit adaptive skiing program for injured veterans. Charge is $50 at the door, hosted wine bar and appetizers. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can be found at the Mike Vowels - Skier Facebook page.