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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 (https://goo.gl/QZLLzw) 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.
Words of Wisdom
On February 1st,
Chenal Godette joined our staff as the Herms District Executive. Chenal graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She has worked with youth with Boys & Girls Club-Ft. Worth, TX, Health Kidz, Inc-Detroit, MI and other youth organizations.
Herms District serves the cities of Albany and Berkeley and West Contra Costa County including the cities of Crockett, East Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, and San Pablo.
Also, Joe Barton joined our Mt. Diablo Silverado staff as Director of Support Services in mid-March. Joe is an Eagle Scout from Livermore. He began as a youth Camp Staff member at Camp Royaneh, which led to Joe becoming the Program and Camp Director. While serving as Camp Director at Royaneh, he was recruited joining Professional Scouting as a District Executive with the San Francisco Bay Area Council.
Over past ten years Joe went onto to serve as a District Director, Field Director and Director of Field Services in SFBAC.
As Director of Support Services, Joe is responsible for the Council Camping, Programs and Properties.
Yours in Scouting
John C. Fenoglio
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council is bringing back the Camp Card in 2018.
The 2018 Mt. Diablo Silverado Council's Camp Card Sale will begin on March 15, 2018 and end May 25, 2018. This $10.00 camp card will help Scouts earn their way to camp by earning a 50% commission on every camp card sold!
We are not just selling Discount Cards, we are selling Camp! While the camp card discounts are a plus, what you are really selling is character and a better community. You are making sure that every Scout can benefit from an unparalleled camping experience.
What are Camp Cards?
Camp Cards are discount cards to various businesses in our Mt. Diablo Silverado Council service area. This FUNdraiser allows Scouts to earn up to $5 for every card sold for themselves or their Unit.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in participating in this fundraiser and sending more Scouts to camp, please contact Steven Dunn at email@example.com
Allows Scouts a spring fundraiser to generate funds in preparation for summer camps
Relieves pressure for units to conduct a spaghetti dinner, car wash, Sees Candy sale, etc..
The card sells for $10.00 and is a great price point for someone to support Scouting
How do I sell camp cards?
Think of creative places to sell camp cards. Scouts can sell camps cards to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, storefront sales (make sure you ask permission from the establishment), door-to-door, church, sporting events.
High Adventure Training
Training commences 8:00am March 31
st, culminating April 1
Special note: April 1 is
EASTER Sunday, with 8:00am departure
Plan Ahead, Prepare & Thrive in the Outdoors!
This course provides the foundation for all other HAT courses. It is open to all registered Scouting adults who have completed the Position Specific Training for Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster (including the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills). It covers the common skills and techniques required for any High Adventure activity and focuses on the skills and knowledge required for planning and leading a successful, safe and enjoyable backpacking trek.
Course topics include: Planning & Leadership, Basic Equipment and First Aid, Wilderness Navigation, Food, Wilderness Safety, and Leave No Trace. A HAT (High Adventure Team) number will be issued to adults upon successful completion of this course.
The course requires Annual Health and Medical Record parts A/B/C and is limited to the first 30 who sign up.
This year's Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 6pm at Boundary Oaks Golf Course, Walnut Creek. Our guest speaker is Daniel Clark, a technical director at Pixar. Daniel earned his Eagle Scout Award in Colorado, 2003 Graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Animation and the topic will be Renaissance Man. His film credits include Finding Dory, Cars 3, and Incredibles 2.
Las Aguilas de Diablo is offering five $1,000 college financial aid scholarships this year. These awards will be based on Scouting leadership, community participation, academic achievement and financial need. We will announce the scholarship recipients at the Eagle Dinner on April 25th.
The youth attire for the evening will be full scout uniform. If that is not possible, a coat and tie are appropriate.
Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 Friendship Hour, Dinner seats at 7:00.
Paid to Mt Diablo Silverado Council- Las Aguilas, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council
The BSA NYLT Conference presents what a leader
must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader
must DO, by applying modern leadership and team
development theories in a co-ed environment.
Participants camp, work, play and learn - living a month
in the life of a model troop/team/crew condensed into
an intense week long or two weekend conference. They
experience the stages of team development, practice
from a "toolbox" of leadership skills and learn that
leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.
Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their
own unit; discovering resources, methods, games and
new skills to make unit meetings, treks and other
activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also
develop skills that help them emerge as leaders
outside their units - at school and in the community.
Summer NYLT - June 11-16, 2018
(Note: Additional pre and post conference meetings are
held separately several weeks before and about 90-180
days after the course.)
Location: Camp Herms, El Cerrito, CA
Cost: $275 or $300 after May 3
$300 for out of Council participants or $325
after May 3
Includes camp fees, meals and course materials
Debbie Roark - Summer Course Director
Bruce Arms MDSC NYLT Coordinator
Who may attend?
Qualified candidates will meet the following criteria...
Young men and women are at least 13 years of
Currently serve in a youth leadership position,
or possess the skills and ambition to undertake
a role in leadership.
Have completed Troop/Crew Leadership
Training in their unit.
Are comfortable with long-term camping.
Are endorsed by their unit leaders as
exhibiting maturity, a positive attitude, focus
and aspirations to serve through leadership.
Note: To enable broad council participation and the
best youth experience, the number of participants
from each unit may be limited. Additional
reservations are subject to availability.
For more information go to...
New Youth ProtectionTraining
o All Our Scouting Friends,
There are some significant changes in our Youth Protection Policies in 2018. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) emphasis Youth Protection as a central part of our culture. We must be vigilant and always seek to improve the protection of our youth members.
To this effect, the BSA has spent the last two years working with "experts in the field of child abuse and child maltreatment, as well as survivors, to identify the contributing factors and threats across the spectrum of child abuse including bullying, neglect, exposure to violence, physical and emotional abuse, as well as child sexual abuse."
By working with law enforcement, psychologists, survivors, leaders, and parents alike, the BSA has created an UPDATED YOUTH PROTECT TRAINING now available through Online Training.
Effective now, all prior youth protection trainings will no longer be available. The UPDATED Youth Protection Training replaces all other Youth Protection trainings and is REQUIRED for all BSA programs.
New Mandatory Youth Protection Training modules are:
- Overview and Policies
- Sexual Abuse
- January 1st, 2018 - No New Leaders can be registered without first completing youth protection training (this has been in effect at MDSC)
- January 1st, 2018 - No council, regional, or national leader will be allowed to renew their registration if they are not current on their youth protection training (this has been in effect at MDSC)
October 1st, 2018
- ALL NEW and CURRENT registered leaders will be required to complete the UPDATED Youth Protection Training regardless of whether they recently completed the old training or within the two-year validation window.
In addition, the following new policies are in effect immediately:
- Adults accompanying units on activities who are present at the activity for 72 hours or more, must also take Youth Protection Training. The 72 hours need not be consecutive.
- New Leaders are required to take the UPDATE Youth Protection Training prior to completing the registration process
- Units CAN NOT re-charter unless all unit leaders have completed YPT within TWO years.
- Adult Youth Protection Training is required for adult program participants 18 years or older. Adult program participants (Venturing, Order of the Arrow, Exploring) must complete Adult Youth Protection Training before submitting their adult applications.
MY.SCOUTING ACCOUTN USERS
You must have a my.Scouting account to take the training, but BSA registration is not required. BSA chartering organizations are welcome to take the training free of charge.
PRINTING TRAINING COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
The training certificate will only be available for printing after completing the three required training modules and passing the test which completes the Youth Protection Training.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
For Technical Issues: Please contact
2018 Site Reservations
We are celebrating 90 years of Camp Wolfeboro all summer in 2018 and we have ten more troops than last year! So, hurry to make your troop's resevation before all the campsites are gone!
Spaces are filling up fast. Reservations for your campsite are open.
Follow this link
to the reservation site and find your unit's spot for 2018.
We are excited to have a great piece of the Sierra to have our camp and to share in its beauty. If your troop or crew has not been to Camp Wolfeboro or have not been to Camp Wolfeboro in awhile, this is the time to make the trip. We are always looking for ways to improve the adventure. Please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and ideas.
90th Anniversary Weekends
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. The Pioneer Tour will be hosted by the Wolfeboro Pioneers and will give Scouts and Scouters an opportunity to hear old camp stories and learn about the history of Camp Wolfeboro. A 90th Anniversary Time Capsule will be created, and everyone will have an opportunity to donate an item to be placed into the time capsule. Scouts will vote on which items will be sealed in the capsule for a future generation of Boy Scouts to discover. Activities fun for all ages!
Plan to arrive at the top of the hill by 11:00am on Saturday. The camp truck will be leaving from the top of the hill at 11:45am to bring down camping equipment only. Camp cannot provide shuttles up and down the hill. This event is open to individuals, families and Troops. Dinner will be served on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday. The truck will leave for the top of the hill at 10:00am sharp on Sunday morning.
Camp Staff Positions
Aquatics Director- Must be 21yrs old, strong swimming skills, available to attend BSA Camp School Certification, May 25-June 1
Business Mgr.- Must 18 yrs. old, trading post inventory ordering, reconciling weekly camp funds with units.
2018 Philmont Contingent
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.
Trek dates are Friday, June 29th, 2018 - Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 (not including travel to and from Philmont) and the contingent will hike through Philmont's rugged wilderness, summiting peaks and participating in staffed programs along the way.
The cost is $1700, including air transportation and one night's lodging in Albuquerque, NM, with $700 payable at time of registration. Youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed 8th grade by date of participation, and must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
2018 Scout Night at the San Jose Earthquakes
April 14th * 7:15 pm
Join the A's for our annual Scout Day on Saturday, April 21 when the A's take on the Boston Red Sox. All participants that purchase a SPECIAL TICKET for this event will be able to attend the pregame festival, participate in an on-field parade, and get a commemorative "Scout Day with the A's" patch.
This event is open to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts of all ages, as well as their families and friends.
For more information or to secure your group of 15+ tickets, please call Justin Jabs at 510-746-4440 or by email at
For individual tickets (below 15 tickets), purchase at the li
nk below to receive the SPECIAL ticket that includes the giveaway item.
The Scout Festival runs from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in B Lot, followed by the on-field parade at 4:45 p.m. Uniformed scouts and leaders will receive the commemorative patch at the parade.
Thank you very much for taking the time to catch up with our semi-monthly newsletter. For comments and/or questions, please
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America