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

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FDL.png  Welcome Albert Gallegos

The Sequoia Council is very pleased to announce effective immediately, Albert Gallegos as our Senior Development Director. He has worked for the Boy Scouts of America for 33 years in numerous management positions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacific Skyline, Monterey Bay Area and Golden Empire Councils. He has a wide variety of experience working with volunteers, donors, fundraising, training, event management, human resources and administration/operations. Albert has also been recognized with the St. George Award, the Vigil Honor and the Philmont Master Trainer Award.       

 

Albert and Lisa Gallegos have 2 grown sons, (1 Eagle & 1 Life) and a daughter attending UC Davis. Albert also volunteered with his sons Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troops. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga where he received a B.A. degree in Management.

 

We are thrilled to have Albert join our Council!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDL.png  2016 San Joaquin District Day Camp Cancelled

San Joaquin District regrets to inform you that the San Joaquin Day Camp scheduled for July 18 – 22, 2016 has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you and your Cub Scouts will take the time to check out the other district Day Camps offered by our Council. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Foster at michael.foster@scouting.org or at 559-320-2100 ext. 118.

FDL.png  Rawhide Scout Night

Meet us at the ballpark on Friday, June 17 at 7pm! Enjoy a family fun-filled evening of baseball while Visalia Raw Hide plays the San Diego Padres Single A Lake Elsinore Storm. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremonies and camp out overnight on the field for only $10! Plus enjoy a hot dog and drink for an extra $5 or hamburger, chips and a drink for $10! Bring the entire family for plenty of fun and lots of Scout spirit. Uniforms are highly encouraged. For more information, please contact Delailah Fajardo-Rosencrans delailahfajardo-rosencrans@scouting.org or visit our website at www.seqbsa.org. Tickets are available at our Visalia Service Center for your convenience.

FDL.png  New Eagle Project Guidelines

Donations: ”An Eagle Scout project may benefit from donations from the beneficiary of the project, your Troop’s charter partner, your parents and relatives, your Troop, or parents in your Troop. You may conduct a fund raiser such as a car wash or bake sale to secure funds. You may not seek or receive donations from any other source.”  This is per new BSA guidelines. We do realize these new regulations make it a bit more challenging for your project. We are here to help!

FDL.png  Thunderbird Pack 119

The Billy Goat Trekking Crew of Pack 119 rambles on the Hart Tree and Fallen Goliath Loop Trail. It is filled with cool shade, tree tunnels and majestic Giant Sequoias throughout. Get your Pack or Troop out on the Order of the Arrow sponsored Yosemite to Sequoia Hiking Challenge.  Ask your District Professional for details.  Highly recommended by Pack 119 Scouts!

 

 

FDL.png  Scout Shop Promotion

 

FDL.png  Thunderbird District Hike

Thunderbird District Scouts come together to hike the Wawona Meadow Loop Trail in Yosemite. Great times at the T-Bird District Hike!

 

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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 15 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of March!

 

San Joaquin District:

Alan Lor Troop 19

Jai Ja Lee Troop 19

Andres Rugama Troop  119

Dominic Kemp Troop 60

Matthew Rogers Troop 95

Drake Baldwin Troop 130

Nevan Gonzalez Troop  223

 

Thunderbird District:

Shane Eckstein Troop 134

 

Riverbend District:

Klayton Rhoads Troop 432

Abel Garza Troop 480

Timothy Osterhoudt Troop 480

Nicolas Hollins Troop 390

Joseph Pallares Troop 390       

           

Live Oak District:

Ryan Mavis Troop 321

Noah Khal Troop 274

           

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 21, 2016

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in Trainer’s Edge on Saturday, May 21 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 Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at http://www.seqbsa.org/Training.htm

 

 

 

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Activities

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

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  Fresno Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament – Monday, May 23

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

FDL.png  NYLT – Sunday, June 20 –25

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home unit and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Join us for an intense 6-day training course at Camp Chawanakee. For more information, contact course director Jason Stricker at 559-903-3659 or at jstrickercolumbus@yahoo.com. You may also visit our website at http://nylt.seqbsa.org/registration.htm.

 

 

 

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