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Transfer of Arrow of Light (Webelos II) Scouts  

If you have Arrow of Light (Webelos II) Scouts transferring into your troop, please use the printed BSA Youth Application  for the transfer.  

Do NOT use the BSA online registration system.

It is currently for NEW scouts only.  If you have questions or have used the online system already for this, please contact your District Executive.

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Issue: #012
April 2018  
Words of Wisdom

The "outing" in Scouting
Throughout the year, our Scouting programs happen in church basements, school cafeteria, libraries and community centers on a weekly basis. Our youth are learning and honing skills that they get to practice in our "outdoor classroom", Summer Camp.

From Day Camps through High Adventure, our Scouts utilize our camping programs and the great outdoors as a classroom to put into practice the skills that they have been working on in their weekly meetings. Cub Scouts are physically challenged with sports and shooting sports. They test their knowledge of their environment on nature hikes and games. Boy Scouts practice leadership and teamwork skills by practicing the patrol method. They have adventure at every turn with shooting sports, aquatics, climbing, hiking, and other physical challenges.

Summer Camps also provides our Scouts the opportunity to meet new friends in a neighboring troop or a camp counselor who made the extra effort to help them complete that one merit badge. Many of these friends will transcend summer camp into the Order of the Arrow or National Jamboree troops and even into college and beyond.

If your Scout is not planning to attend a Summer Camp experience, he is missing the pinnacle of the Scouting year. Summer is a busy time for families, but Cub Scout and Boy Scout Summer Camps should be a special part of their childhood and Scouting experience.

Yours in Scouting
John C. Fenoglio
Scout Executive   
Boy Scout Camping

Camp Wolfeboro 90 Anniversary Weekends: July 13-15 & August 3-5, 2018-  
Come to camp for our 90th Anniversary Celebration! There will be several activities taking place that weekend. Wolfeboro Challenge, the main event, will be a series of skills challenges held in each program area. For more information, 
                         Registration & Info 

Camp Staff Positions
Aquatics Director- Must be 21yrs old, strong swimming skills, available to attend BSA Camp School Certification, May 25-June 1
Head Cook- Must 21 yrs. old, experience in school or large volumne meal preaparation as well as staff management. 
Contact Camp Director, Theo Wirt  

2018 Camp Wolfeboro  90th Anniversay Summer Camp:
Still not registered for Boy Scout Summer Camp?  Sites are still available at Camp Wolfeboro(but going fast!). Join the fun of a High Sierra Summer Camp experience and help celebrate our 90th Anniversary:  
Cub Scout Camping
Webelos Weekend at Camp Wolfeboro: July 6-8-
Webelos Weekend is an introduction into Boy Scout resident camping. Camp Wolfeboro is MDSC's 
Boy Scout Camp located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Don't miss the fun!

Cub Scout Day Camps-   Day Camps are available-June-August in each District;  Join Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Cub Scout Day Camp for a week that you will not soon forget.  For those looking for fun and excitement, you will discover all kinds of fun to be had! Don't miss out on Cub Scout Day Camp!  And remember, if you want to earn the Outdoor Activity Patch, attending Day Camp is a requirement.   Meet other Cubs, experience the fun of camp and earn patches all at the same time!
High Adventure

2018 Philmont Contingent-J une 29-July 11, 2018

There is still time to register for one of the remaining 3 youth spots on the Council Contingent 2018 Philmont Trek, so come join with fellow Scouts on this amazing adventure.  
Leave No Trace Trainer Class:
April 28-29, 2018; 
Camp Herms;  Participants in this 16 hour LNT Trainer Course receive introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and Outdoor Ethics. Participants learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and wildland ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical outdoor skills to their Scouting units.
Swimming and Water Rescue: May 4,6-10pm,MDSC Council Service Center; May 13, 2-6pm, Campolindo High School, Moraga
The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Aquatics Committee is offering a course in Swimming and Water Rescue, including Safe Swim Defense and a 4 hour session of practical water rescue training.

May 9th from 7-10PM, Council Service Center, J
une 9-10 at Folsom Lake SRA,  June 13th  from 7-10PM, Council Service Center,  (optional Paddlecraft safety) June TBD from 7-10PM,Council Service Center;
This course provides the basics in planning and canoe handling for the novice or the experienced paddler enthusiast.  The course covers how to plan in detail a safe event for your unit on the water, including such adventures as the Northern Tier, Boundary Waters, Lower Grand Canyon or local waters such as the American, the Russian or the Sacramento Rivers.

Summer NYLT - June 11-16, 2018; Camp Herms, El Cerrito- 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 troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Eagle Scout Alumni Fellowship- May 6th, 3-5pm;
Adult Eagle Scouts join us for fellowship, great food and wine! We will have a brief Council update, but mainly just fellowship and networking. 
No cost,but please RSVP 
T hank you very much for taking the time to catch up with our semi-monthly newsletter.  For comments and/or questions, please email us!

Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America