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Fox Island Cub Scouts Recruiting New Members

Fox Island's Pack 27 Cub Scouts gathered at a recent Pack Meeting at the Nichols center. 
The Cubs celebrated their third year anniversary in 2014, and are recruiting new members for the 2015 - 2016 School year.  Pack 27 is affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 27, also sponsored by FICRA.
Fox Island boys ages 7 - 10 years old are encouraged to join Pack 27,
Visit our Pack 27 website for more information.

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Find out more about Cub Scouting on Fox Island
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Our Newest Eagle Scouts

Troop 27 Awards Eagle Rank to 7 Scouts

Troop 27 Eagle Scouts - 2015 Eagle Court of Honor
Troop 27 of Fox Island awarded the rank of Eagle on March 14, 2015 to seven of its members:
From Left: Thomas Ichiyama, Mitchell Baltmiskis, Ian Collins, Mason Yonkers,
Matthew Wild, Jarrett Siler and Daniel Crone.


Zog's at the Fox Island Deli Now Open!

Zog's on Fox IslandFox Island Store owner Dwayne Herzog has finished his 'last gift to Fox Island': Zog's on Fox Island, a much needed public gathering place, where residents can sip wine, have a beer, and a snack while listening to piped-in music, and enjoying the bubbling fountains and waterfalls in the newest addition to the Store & Deli complex.

See more about Zog's here






Fox Island Sandspit Update

Fox Island Scouts clean up sandspit propertyThe Sandspit is now open to the public.  
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 Crew 27's 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.

Click for larger imagePenMet 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.


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Fox Island, Washington, overlooking the Tanglewood Island lighthouse, and  Mt Rainier in the distance
Fox Island, Washington, overlooking the Tanglewood Island lighthouse, and Mt Rainier in the distance

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16 Years On The Web!
On Thursday, June 11, 2015 celebrated the anniversary of it's 16th year online!
With over 224,000 visitors as of June 2014, has become the south sound's online resource for what's going on in the Fox Island - Gig Harbor area. 

We have also launched a new Smartphone enabled website:, so you can keep in touch no matter where you are!

A New Domain Name for the Fox Island Community

June 30, 2011 marked the last day for our website under the 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:

Here you will find the same Fox Island information, Island Events, Fox Island news, Fox Island organizations, Fox Island Businesses, narrows bridge traffic reports, gardening tips, information about Fox Island and Gig Harbor Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, shop on the Island Marketplace and much much more.

Sign up for the Fox Island eFlashTM email newsletter, and keep informed about things going on around our Island paradise.  We have also launched a new Smartphone enabled website:, so you can keep in touch no matter where you are!

Here's to another 15 years on the web!
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