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Raised to date:

38% of our
2018 Goal of $856,000

Scouting Changes Lives!  Please invest in keeping Scouting strong and join Friends of Scouting.

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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: #013
May 2018  
Words of Wisdom

On May 9th, the LDS Church and BSA announced that the LDS Church is going to conclude its relationship as a Chartered Partner with the Boy Scouts of America, on December 31, 2019, to pursue a world-wide youth church program.

We will continue to welcome LDS youth and adults to participate in our Scouting programs, much like youth and adults who are engaged in church youth groups and Scouting programs. The value of Scouting hasn't changed for LDS Scouts and their families - just the delivery method.
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council currently serves 1,151 youth in 87 units in the LDS Church of our 8,870 youth and 326 units as of April 30, 2018.

Friends of Scouting

Our 2018 fundraising campaign known as Friends of Scouting is well under way. W e want to give every Scouting family  the opportunity to contribute to our Friends of Scouting campaigns. Every families support of FOS is vital in providing the resources to support your unit and it's leadership. We have to have everyone support to raise the remaining 62%.

Our campaigns, which is made up of mostly donations from families through unit presentations, has raised $322,781 of $856,000 or 38% of our goal by the end of April. 

If 100% of our Scout Families in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council donated just $20 a month Friends of Scouting our programs would receive over $1 million! 

This year we are offering an  Evergreen member by making a recurring gift, directly from a credit card each month.

Every contribution strengthens our ability to offer you a great program, train your leaders, run super camps, provide your district with a professional Scouter, and keep up with paperwork like registration and advancements. This would go a long way toward putting your Council in the black!

Don't forget to ask if your company matches donations to double your giving power!

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
Head Cook- Must 21 yrs. old, experience in school or large volume meal preparation 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!

May 9th from 7-10PM, Council Service Center, June
 9-10 at Folsom Lake SRA,  June 13th  from 7-10PM, Council Service Center,  (optional Paddle craft 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.


Cub Scout Leaders!
Remember all your Scouts should have earned their advancement and have it submitted to the Council Office or on Scoutbook by June 8, 2017! Your Cub Scouts will roll over into the next grade over the weekend and for your Scouts to officially receive their recognition you need to make sure it is submitted. This includes all Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Arrow of Light advancements.

Boy Scout Leaders!
Make sure your Scouts have identified their camp Merit Badges and made sure it will help them achieve their next rank. It is also your job, as the Scoutmaster to approve all Merit Badges before your Scouts start them including badges taken at camp.
Training Moment
All Leaders attending Summer Camps must arrive at Camp with proof of their registration in BSA (this means a membership card or roster your Troop runs out of They also must have proof they are current on their youth protection training. Youth Protection Training may be taken at
Youth Protection begins with you!


The BSA Launches Historic 'Scout Me In' Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout's Point of View  ' Scouts BSA' Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting

For more details follow this link Scout Me In

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