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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.  

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Issue: #014
June 2018  
Words of Wisdom

The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse.
This starts with an enhanced online Youth Protection training course all volunteers and professionals must complete.
Even those Scout leaders who took the previous version of Youth Protection training must log into  and complete the updated Youth Protection course. The updated course debuted in February 2018; if you took Youth Protection training prior to that, you'll need to complete the updated course by Oct. 1, 2018.
The updated course will take about an hour to complete. It includes cutting-edge research from the top experts in the field of child abuse prevention. It covers topics like bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, and child sexual abuse.
Next, the BSA has made it impossible for an individual to register as a new volunteer without first completing Youth Protection training.  Unit rechartering is affected, too. Packs, troops, posts, ships and crews cannot recharter until all leaders - 100 percent of them - are current on their Youth Protection training.
Beginning June 1, 2018, all adults who will be present at a Scouting activity for 72 hours or more must register as volunteers and complete a background check and Youth Protection training. This includes parents, merit badge counselors and any other adult who will be there for an extended time.
The BSA is serious about fighting child abuse, and you're an important part of that fight. Thanks for your vigilance and dedication.

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

Camp Wolfeboro 90 Anniversary Weekends : July 13-15 & August 3-5, 2018
The first week of Camp Wolfeboro was home to over 450 Scouts, Scouters and Staff who have enjoyed a truly authentic Sierra Scouting Experience! Our Scouts have climbed, rappelled, hiked, trekked, shot rifles and shotguns and every Scout skill in between throughout this week.
We welcomed our National Camping Accreditation Team and the Calaveras County Health Department and State of California Organized Camp inspections this past week where our camp passed with perfect scores across the board. In addition, every visitor commented on how positive and welcoming our staff is, in fact some long time Scouters stated this staff to be the absolute friendliest camp staff they have encountered in over 50 years of Scouting.
If you haven't planned to make it up yet, you're missing out! Join us for our 90th Anniversary weekends on July 13-15 and or August 3-5.
Special thanks to our Camp Director, Theo Wirt, Program Director, Elias Martin, Cook, William "Boz" Bazargani and our incredible Ranger Sean Martin for making our 90th season a special one.

                         Registration & Info 
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-July-August in Districts;  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!
Boy Scout Day w/the Giants -
Sunday, July 8, 1:05pm; Giants vs. Cardinals-
Special patch, discounted tickets & all Scouts in uniform can pariticipate in pre-game ceremonies.    Registration & Info 
Nature and Enviroment Day Camp-  July 30-Aug. 3 at Camp Herms. This is a Scout and Venturing activity. For more details and registration,  Registration & Info
Cub Scout STEM Camp
- Sat. Aug. 4, Oil Spill Clean-up-theme; Community United Methodist Church, Fairfield 2:00-4:30pm,  Registration & Info
Shooting Sports
I f you need to finish your partial merit badges for rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, or archery (or start from the beginning) the MDSC Shooting Sports Committee has opportunities for you.  
Click here  for details on merit badge classes and news about Shooting Sports.  A Cub Scout Marksmanship class will be added for the fall, most likely in September or October.



How Can Our Scouts Pay Back Mom and Dad for Sending Them to Summer Camp? By Selling Camp Cards!
Our camp cards with the My Entertainment guide gives you hundreds of dollars in savings loaded right to your smartphone. Use it wherever you are in the country. 
What a great deal! The cards are $10.00 and our Scouts earn $3.50 back to pay for their summer adventures.
You can also purchase single cards or multiple cards from our website by following this   link.

Leave No Trace Trainer Class-September 22-23, 2018, Camp Herms. At the completion of the course, all participants will be recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as LNT Trainers who can train Scouts and the community-at-large to be conservation minded.
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