Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of April 2016
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FDL.png  2016 Cub Scout Day Camp ‘CSI: Cub Scout Investigator’

Summer is only a few 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. For select camps, be sure to take advantage of the early bird prices to receive the best price before they expire on Sunday, May 1, 2016. For specific dates, location and more information, please visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/DayCamp2016.htm

 

 

 

FDL.png  Camp Cards Are Here

Camp Cards are in-house and ready to be picked-up at the Fresno & Visalia Boy Scout Service Centers. The Camp Card Fundraiser is an easy way to raise money for your upcoming spring and summer outings or program and supply needs. Your unit makes 50% of each Camp Card sold and at a cost of $5.00 each, it is easy to get friends, family and the community to support you. Each Camp Card purchased entitles supporters to select up to 10 premium discounts of their choice from a custom Boy Scouts website featuring savings from ENTERTAINMENT®. Save up to 50% on the things you do every day – in locations where you want to save. Simply print your coupons or redeem offers on your Smartphone. Over $100 in savings included with your card!

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FDL.png  2015 Exploring Cenury Club Recognition

Congratulation to Riverbend District and the Sequoia Council for earning the Exploring Century Club recognition for 2015. Both Riverbend District and the Sequoia Council worked very hard throughout the year to have a net gain of 100 Explorers in Posts compared to the previous year. National has recognized their outstanding performance and lasting contribution to the Exploring Program. 

 

Congratulations to Mark Millett, Riverbend District Commissioner, Bobby Mollison, Riverbend Senior District Executive, Michael Payne, VP Exploring and John Richers, Scout Executive/CEO.

 

FDL.png  Need an Eagle Project?

Addicot Elementary School is the only special education center-based school for severely medically fragile students in Fresno Unified School District. They are undergoing a complete makeover and while FUSD is updating the inside, they need some help with the outside. They’d like their campus to be a warm and inviting place for their students and families.  Addicot Elementary would love to have some planter boxes built to fill with wonderful flowers/plants. In addition, there is a space at the back of the school for a garden. All of their students are in wheelchairs, so they would love to have some raised garden beds (possibly on wheels) so that their students will be able to access them. For more information please contact Katie Finks, Katie.Finks@fresnounified.org.

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FDL.png  Capital Campaign Gift

Dr. Tim and Wendy Brox recently made a significant donation of $100,000.00 to the capital campaign for Camp Chawanakee, specifically for the new dining hall. The dining hall will be constructed this summer. The Council is still raising needed funds for the dining hall project. So please consider becoming a part of the legacy of Camp Chawanakee. Your gift, modest or grand is certainly needed and welcomed. Contact the Scout Offices for details. Thanks to Tim and Wendy and so many others who have donated to the capital campaign.

 

 

FDL.png  Troop 228 Visits Pine Flat Dam

 

 

Riverbend Troop 228 from Reedley joined by incoming Webelos 2's on a trip to Pine Flat Dam for tour of the inside of the Dam.

FDL.png  Fresno Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament

We hope that you will be able to join us for this year’s 26th Annual Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament being held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at San Joaquin Country Club. This promises to be another great tournament and we hope that you will be a part of the fun. The tournament is one of two major fundraisers we hold here in the Fresno area each year and it’s what makes our service to youth so special.  The proceeds of this year’s tournament will be used to support Scouting programs throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties and provide camperships to needy Scouts in order for them to attend summer camp. 

 

For more information, please contact Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or via email at stesmith@scouting.org.  You can also register on line at www.seqbsa.org/fg16

 

 

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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 7 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of February!

 

San Joaquin District:

David Guaglianone-Troop 60

Bee Vang-Troop 19 

Kristian Zamorano-Troop 199 

 

Riverbend District:

Joseph Nichols-Troop 405 

Joseph Camp-Troop 392          

           

Live Oak District:

Xavier Cantu-Troop 321 

Paul Flora-Crew 235    

           

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 Memorial Day, our Fresno Service Center, Fresno Scout Shop, and Visalia Service Center will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, 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  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

FDL.png  San Joaquin Camporee – Friday – Sunday, 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 – Friday – Sunday, 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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FDL.png  Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal – Friday – Sunday, June 3 – 5

To all Scouts and Scouters who were tapped out for Order of the Arrow membership, don’t forget that the Spring Ordeal is coming up quickly. There are only two ordeals for this year for to participate in and join Tah-Heetch Lodge. The spring ordeal is June 3 – 5 at Camp Chawanakee. You can register online here:
http://www.seqbsa.org/register/2016/oa_spring_ordeal.htm

Candidates download your flyer here: http://www.seqbsa.org/PDFS/Events/2016-06-03-Spring_Ordeal_Candidate.pdf

Members download your flyer here: http://www.seqbsa.org/PDFS/Events/2016-06-03-Spring_Ordeal_Member.pdf

 

 

 

 

FDL.png  Webelos Adventure Camp 

First Session: Thursday – Saturday, June 16 – 18

Second Session: Sunday – Tuesday, July 3 – 5

 

Webelos Adventure Camp at Camp Chawanakee is a chance for your son to get a taste of what Boy Scouts is really like. Each Webelos and his adult partner, called an Akela, will participate in Scout Show-n-Do activities. They will also share meals and enjoy a campfire program. The cost is $90 a pair

(Webelos & Akela) and $45 for an adult with his/her den/pack. Each Webelos-Akela pair will receive a special patch that signifies their participation in this year’s Webelos Adventure Camp. For more information, please contact Michael Foster at 559-320-2100 ext 118 or at michael.foster@scouting.org

 

 

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