Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News – Month of August 2014

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FDL.png Welcome Lora Scott

Please welcome Lora Scott as the new Council Advancement Committee Chair. Lora served as Council Camping Chair for the past 9 years. Thanks to Lora for her commitment to Scouting.

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FDL.png Club Chawanakee

A very relaxing way to wind up your summer! We have a great camp with an excellent staff ready to serve you plus get ready for some great food! That’s right, meals are included with your camp fees. Session I meals begin with breakfast on Saturday, August 22 and conclude with lunch on Sunday, August 24. Session II meals begin with breakfast on Saturday, August 29 and conclude with lunch on Monday, September 1. Activity areas include Archery, Waterfront, Crafts Lodge, Rifle and BB Gun Shooting. For more information, please contact at Michael Foster at 559-320-2100 or e-mail him at michael.foster@scouting.org.

 

 

 

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FDL.png Popcorn, Popcorn, Popcorn

Mark your calendar now to attend one of 2014 Popcorn Training Extravaganzas! On Saturday, August 16, 2014, the Council will be hosting 7 training sessions throughout our Council boundaries including Fresno, Hanford, Kingsburg, Madera, Porterville and Visalia. At these events you will be able to sample some tasty popcorn, set your unit goals, plan your unit kick-offs, and pickup your order forms. For more information, please contact your District Executive or visit our website at www.seqbsa.org/Popcorn.htm

 

 

 

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FDL.png Fall Recruitment Reminder

Give every boy a chance to be a Cub Scout or Boy Scout. This is a reminder that every Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop could use new members and parents. School session begins this month so this is the best time to recruit new members and volunteers. Make plans now to recruit at your neighborhood school and church. Contact your Commissioner or District Executive to schedule your fall school or church recruitment meeting. And don’t forget to fill out the survey that was mailed out.

 

 

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ALL.jpg  Reserve Your Cabin Now!

Now year round camping is available at Camp Chawanakee with the addition of 11 new log cabins. Your Scout unit or community group can spend a weekend or more on beautiful Shaver Lake located at the 5,200 ft elevation level in the central Sierra. Pricing starts at $60 per night per cabin. For more information, please visit our website at www.seqbsa.org/cabins.

 

 

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 ALL.jpg Upcoming CLOSED Days

In honor of Labor Day, our Fresno Service Center, Fresno Scout Shop, and Visalia Service Center will all be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 am for your convenience.

 

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FDL.png What’s Your Story

We invite you to share your story with us. Email a short write up to share your incredible Scouting stories with us. And don’t forget to include your photos. A picture says a thousand words. Please send all emails to Delailah Fajardo-Rosencrans at delailahfajardo-rosencrans@scouting.org. We’d love to hear what you’re doing!

 

 

 

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Training 
Every young person in the Scouting Program needs and deserves a leader who understands the aims of the program and knows how to deliver it with enthusiasm and fun – in short, a trained leader.

CS.png Thunderbird District Cub Leader Specific Training – August 16, 2014

Join us for a day of training on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Madera.  In order to provide Scouts with guidance at a unit level, it’s important that they have a quality Trained Leader they can count on. Therefore, we’re offering Youth Protection and Leader Specific training FREE to any adult leader who wants to learn and strengthen their unit. Space is limited; please call and reserve your spot today! For more information, please contact Mark Jackson at 559-477-3900 or at mark_jackson@live.com.

 

 

 

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FDL.png Wood Badge – September 4-6 & 18-20, 2014

Wood Badge is an advanced adult leadership training opportunity in an outdoor setting. This training is split between 2 weekends, Thursday, September 4 - Saturday, September 6 and Thursday, September 18 – Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Camp Chawanakee. Space is limited, so register now. The cost is $250 per participant. For more information, please contact Course Director Cory Duersch at 559-273-9566 or at cncduersch@yahoo.com. You may also visit our website at www.seqbsa.org.

 

 

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CommissionerService.gifCommissioner Basic Training – September 13, 2014

Commissioners Basic Training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. This training is Saturday, September 13 at the Visalia Service Center at 8:00 am. All Commissioners and Roundtable Staff are welcomed to attend. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact John Richers at 559- 320-2100 ext. 106 or visit our website at www.seqbsa.org.

 

 

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FDL.png Adult Leader Training – October 11 & 18, 2014

New to Scouting? We will be offering 2 Adult Leader Trainings this Fall. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia, CA Campus. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno, CA Campus. These trainings are open to all new leaders. Registration will be at 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Erika Haro at 559-320-2100 ext. 121 or visit our website  at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

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  FDL.png Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – BALOO Saturday, October 11 & 18, 2014

These trainings are open to all new leaders. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia, CA Campus. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno, CA Campus. Registration will be at 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Erika Haro 559-320-2100 ext. 121 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

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CommissionerService.gif College of Commissioner Science – October 18, 2014

All Commissioners including Roundtable staff are encouraged and welcome to attend. This trainings goal is to further involve Commissioners in providing support to units in their delivery of a quality program experience for all youth in Scouting. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno, CA Campus. Registration will begin at 7:30 am, with courses running from 8 am to 4 pm. For more information, please contact Erika Haro 559-320-2100 ext. 121 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

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Activities

ALL.jpg Club Chawanakee – August 22 – 24, & August 29 – September 1, 2014 Camp Chawanakee, Shaver Lake, CA

Club Chawanakee is a weekend family camp designed for the entire family. Participants not only get to enjoy a family program, but also have tents and bedding provided as meals prepared. For more information, please contact Michael Foster at 559-320-2100 ext. 118 or visit our website at www.seqbsa.org.

 

 

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ALL.jpg Fresno State Football Scout Night – Saturday, September 20, 2014

Save the Date for our first Fresno State Football Scout Night. Scouts will be able to march through Bulldog Blvd with Den and Troop flags while supporting our local Bulldogs. Specific details to be announced at a later date.  

 

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ALL.jpg  Scout ArtHop! – Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Calling all Scouting Artists and Memorabilia Enthusiasts! During the month of November 2014, Peeve’s Public House & Local Market and Sequoia Council, BSA will be hosting a Boy Scout theme for their monthly ArtHop collection. This collection will be on display the entire month of November by highlighting the BSA and helping scouts achieve the Scouting Heritage Merit Badge.

 

To make this happen, we need your help! If you are creative minded please help out by submitting your artwork for display.  This can include any of the following items:

·         Clothing or Apparel

·         Art – Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, etc.

·         Photography – All Mediums

·         And don’t forget: Patches

 

Items need to be able to be on display the full month. If necessary, items can be on display for a shorter time; however please indicate that prior to submission. Items need to be framed and/or ready to display on the walls by November 3, 2014. For more information contact Erika Haro at 559-393-5667 or at Erika.Haro@Scouting.org.

 

 

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