Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of March 2016

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News

FDL.png  Riverbend District Recognition Dinner

Please join us on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 pm in Kingsburg at the Kingsburg Youth Life Building for Riverbend Districts Recognition Dinner. Come to recognize your fellow leaders. Please join us to honor them as well as additional recipients of commissioner and district awards. Dinner, dessert and drinks will be served for a $10 fee. For more information, contact Bobby Mollison at (559) 320-2100 ext. 116 or at bobby.mollison@scouting.org.

 

 

 

FDL.png  Thunderbird ‘When Pigs Fly’ Camporee

Please Thunderbird District would like to invite all Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Varsity Scouts to attend the 2016 When Pigs Fly Camporee, April 8-10 at Kearney Park. This event will feature competitive/cooperative events, exhibits, awards, a circus movie, adult training opportunities, and plenty of scout spirit! We want units to get to know each other and develop a sense of District and Council identity. Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm Friday. The cost is $10. For more information, contact John Dufresne at odysseyalg@gmail.com or at (559) 287-1445.

FDL.png  2016 Cub Scout Day Camp ‘CSI: Cub Scout Investigator’

Summer is only 3 short months away and so are our 2016 Cub Scout Day Camps. Day Camp is an exciting summertime activity that includes archery, BB guns, crafts, sports, and games. This weeklong program is held in an outdoor setting where families will be exposed to fun and adventure with a purpose! This years camps will follow our ‘CSI: Cub Scout Investigator’ theme. Be sure to take advantage of the early bird prices to receive the best price before they expire on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. For specific dates, location and more information, please visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/DayCamp2016.htm

FDL.png  Camporship Opportunities

All Scouts should experience the “wonderful world of camping” that Cub and Boy Scouting has to offer. The Sequoia Council is committed to ensuring that Scouts have the opportunity to attend camp, and as such, we provide scholarships to those in need to help them realize their camping dream. All units are encouraged to participate in the annual popcorn sale and camp cards to help Scouts earn the money necessary to attend Boy Scout Summer Camp or Cub Scout Day Camp.

 

Campership applications should be in the council office by no later than Monday, May 2, 2016. Once we receive a campership application we will send a confirmation email to let you know we received it. All applications will be reviewed and letters will be sent out to the families to let you know how much you will be receiving. In the case of summer camp we will also send a copy to the troop contact leader letting them know as well. For your convenience, we are offering an electronic copy of the campership which you can fill out online this year. http://www.seqbsa.org/register/2016/camperships.htm

 

FDL.png  Camp Wortman News

Our team recently removed a downed tree from the road at Camp Wortman. Camp is now waiting for your use! Contact Cathy at the Visalia office for reservations at 559-732-3424 and to obtain the new combination to the gate and lodge locks.

 

Remember we must have your reservation and you must pay the modest fee for use of Camp Wortman. Those who do not register to use the camp are not covered by Scout insurance and may be subject to arrest.

 

 

FDL.png  Camp Chawanakee News

Congratulations to Richard Schneider, our new 2016 Camp Chawanakee Director. We are looking forward to a great year at camp and have filled most of our roster with highly qualified staff. We have a few specific staff positions to fill. Please click here for more information http://www.seqbsa.org/PDFS/Camp/2016_Staffing.pdf.

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FDL.png  Pack 119 Visit the California National Guard in Fresno

FDL.png  Jamboree 2017

The Sequoia Council Jamboree Committee is preparing for the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree that will be held July 19 – 28, 2017. This will be the second Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve located near Glen Jean, West Virginia. We are still accepting youth applications for Boy Scouts and Venturers. Visit our National website to register at http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/jamboree-registration/

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FDL.png  Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 14 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of January!

 

San Joaquin District:

John Bush Troop 61     

Brandon Clark Troop 130         

Daniel Hogue Troop 95

Zachary Jeackal Crew 6           

Angel Reyes Troop 358

Lorenzo Rios Troop 354

Ryan Soldani Troop 86

Nathan Vang Troop 19

 

Thunderbird District:

Jared Christopherson Troop 29

Connor Hayes Troop 118         

Rex Hibbard Team 9

Thomas Nishimoto Troop 116

Jared Thelander Troop 118      

                       

Live Oak District:

Andrew Denison Team 336                   

           

ALL.jpg  Fresno Extended Hours

The Fresno Scout Office is now open until 6:00 pm each day Monday through Friday. After 5:00 pm, when you come into the foyer, simply ring the service bell at the front counter for assistance.

ALL.jpg  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. 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 your story!

 

ALL.jpg  Upcoming Closed Days

In honor of Good Friday, our Fresno Service Center, Fresno Scout Shop, and Visalia Service Center will all be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016. We will reopen our Fresno Scout Shop on Saturday, March 26, 2016 for your convenience.

 

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.

FDL.png  Adult Leader Training – Saturday, March 12

New to Scouting? We will be offering Adult Leader Trainings this Spring on Saturday, March 12 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia Campus. This training is open to all new leaders. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

 

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Saturday, March 12

This training is open to all new leaders on Saturday, March 12 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia Campus. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Steve Smith 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

FDL.png  Adult Leader Training – Wednesday, March 16 at 2 Locations

For your convenience, we will be holding additional Adult Leader Trainings in this Spring on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fresno Service Center and Visalia Service Center. These trainings are open to all new leaders. Registration will be from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with courses beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

 

  Commissioners Basic Training – Saturday, March 19

We will be holding our annual Commissioners Basic Training at the Fresno Service Center. This training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. 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 http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

null  Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – Friday, March 18 – 19

Registration begins at 6:00 pm. Training runs through Saturday, March 19 at Mooney’s Grove Park in Visalia. All new Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venture leaders are encouraged to participate. This is an overnight training. For more information, please contact Steve Smith 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm.

 

 

FDL.png  Adult Leader Training – Thursday, March 31 at 2 Locations

For your convenience, we will be holding additional Adult Leader Trainings in this Spring on Thursday, March 31 at the Fresno Service Center and Visalia Service Center. These trainings are open to all new leaders. Registration will be from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with courses beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

 

 

FDL.png  Trainers Edge – Saturday, May 16, 2015

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in Trainer’s Edge on Saturday, May 16 at the Selma LDS Building at 2370 Burnham Street. This course helps attendees develop effective teaching techniques in a Scouting setting. Each participant must prepare a 10-12 minute presentation before the start of course. Bring it with you to present to your patrol. The subject of the presentation can be anything in the Scout Handbook or any other BSA program, i.e. Cub Scouts, Varsity, or Venturing. Bring a sack lunch or get a quick lunch from local area. Snacks & drinks will be provided. The fee is $5. This promises to be a great day of fun, learning and fellowship. For more information, please contact the Council office at 559-320-2100 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

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Activities

ALL.jpg  Fresno Distinguished Citizen Dinner honoring Ray Appleton KMJ’s Legendary Talk Show Host – Tuesday, March 15

Our friend Ray Appleton, KMJ’s Legendary Talk Show Host has been chosen to receive the “Distinguished Citizen Award” by the Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America.  He will be recognized at a special dinner on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Pardini’s in Fresno. -Social gathering begins at 6:00 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm. For more information you can download the flyer here http://www.seqbsa.org/PDFS/Events/2016_DCDF_Ray_Appleton.pdf  or sign up online here http://www.seqbsa.org/register/2016/DCDF.htm

 

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FDL.png  San Joaquin Camporee – April 15 – 17

San Joaquin would like to invite all Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Varsity Scouts to attend the Hawaiian Luau at Kearney Park on April 15-17. Enjoy challenging competitions, Kaluha pork sandwiches and a cool patch. The cost is $10. For more information, contact Fritz Glaser at feglaser@comcast.net.

 

 

 

FDL.png  Live Oak Camporee – April 29 – May 1

Live Oak District will be celebrating 100 years of Order of the Arrow and the National Park Service with this year’s Camporee. All Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Varsity Scouts are invited and encouraged to attend from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 at Camp David Wortman. Webelos must be accompanied by an adult. Register now to qualify for the early bird special of $10 before or on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The fee will be $15 after this date. For more information, please contact John Lose at jlose2eagle@yahoo.com or Erin Hayden at Erin.Hayden@scouting.org.

 

 

 

ALL.jpg  2016 Sporting Clays Classic – Saturday, May 7, 2016

Join us and participate in our fourth annual Sporting Clays Classic at Sun Mountain Gun Club on Saturday, May 7. Registrations will be accepted for individuals and corporate teams. Individuals will be squadded to form squads of five. Each person and squad who registers will receive a confirmation letter with final detailed information. Check-in and late registrations will be on-site, however only those persons receiving a confirmation letter from a pre-registration are guaranteed a spot to participate. Deadline for registration is: May 1, 2016. Participants need to bring their own gun. Please note that hearing and eye protection are mandatory throughout the event. Special pricing for youth and adult partner team for only $135! Individual shooter fee is $125. For more information please contact John Richers at 559-320-2100 ext. 106 or john.richers@scouting.org.

 

 

 

 

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