SCOUTING NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of October 11, 2021 
Pacific Skyline Council
Boy Scouts of America
NEWS
Join Sea Scouts in Foster City or Half Moon Bay! - Oct 13 or Oct 20
For Scouts BSA and Venturers
Are you interested in joining Sea Scouts? Get on the water for fun, adventure, and making new friends! We are starting two new Ships (which is like a troop for Scouts or a crew for Venturers) in the Pacific Skyline Council, RSVP to the link below.
-If you live closer to Foster City, join us on Oct 13 at 7pm on Zoom. Click here to RSVP.
-If you live closer to Half Moon Bay, please join us Oct 20 at 7pm on Zoom. Click here to RSVP.
-If you live south of Foster City and want to join the fun, we have 3 well-established ships. Please contact Josh Gilliland for more info.
National JOTA-JOTI Event - Oct 15-17
For Everyone
Interested in learning more about the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet? Click here!
Venturing Safe Activities in the COVID-19 Pandemic - Oct 12
For Venturing Leaders
Calling all Venturing leaders: Join us for Venturing Roundtables! Mark your calendars, we'll meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm online. October's topic: Venturing safe activities in the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom link. Zoom link is the same each month
2022 BSCR Camping Registrations Opening - Nov 1
For All Units
2022 in-council unit camping reservations for Boulder Creek Scout Reservation open November 1 at 5:00pm. Out-of-council and reservations for other groups open later. Learn more about BSCR and make a reservation (beginning Nov 1).
OA Fall Fellowship 2021 - Nov 12-14
For Order of the Arrow
Fellowship is a great chance to engage in Lodge activities and learn more about the Order of the Arrow. We start with service on Saturday morning then fun and fellowship for the rest of the weekend. Each Fellowship is different, but we've had many fun events over the past few years: blacksmithing, campfires, tepee building, board and video games, and building projects. If it's been 6 months since your Ordeal, you can earn Brotherhood while you're there! Register here.
Reinvigorate Your Pack!
For Cub Scout Leaders
It’s time to reinvigorate your Pack and invite new families to join! You can find training information and other helpful and important info on our newly updated Fall Recruitment page. And you can now order free recruitment supplies online.
Unit Fundraising Guidelines
For Everyone
Fundraising efforts are most often an essential aspect of a troop’s operations. Beyond dues, troops need additional funds for a host of necessities—everything from camping gear to repairs on a troop vehicle. If other than a council-sponsored product sale, before deciding on a fundraiser, troop leaders should refer to the one-page Guides to Unit Money-Earning Projects PDF. It is an informative guide, pertinent to all pack/troop/crew/ship fundraising.
What is a Unit Key 3?
For Everyone
Ever wondered what the key roles in a Scouting unit are? Click here to find out.
Popcorn is Under Way!
For Unit Leaders
This year Trail’s End has made it even easier to raise funds with popcorn! Get your unit involved with the simplest fundraising option for your unit! Sign your unit up today! Learn more about the popcorn sale.
Uniform Sale! - End Oct 31
For Everyone
SAVE 25% on uniform bottoms with purchase of a uniform top, in store or online. Ends Oct 31, 2021. Locations, hours & guidelines.
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Shops and Offices are Open for Business
For Everyone
Our OFFICES are open! Our staff is working a hybrid schedule, some days in the field, some days in the office, some days from home. You are always welcome to drop in for general Scouting business anytime, but if you need to speak with someone specific, it is best to make an appointment--find our contact information. Our SHOPS are open! Locations & guidelines. Note: the Foster City shop closes for lunch from 2:00-3:00pm.

Special Hours: For the fall recruiting season the Peninsula Scout Shop (Foster City) has special hours from August 30-October 16 including open on Mondays and open until 5:30pm!
Sun CLOSED
Mon-Fri 10am–2:00 and 3:00–5:30pm (closes for lunch)
Sat  10:30am3pm
ACTIVITIES
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This Year "Scouting for Food" Will Be "Good Turn for America" (like last year) - Nov 1-30
For Everyone
During the month of November, units are asked to complete a service project of their choice to benefit their charter organization, their meeting location, or their immediate community. The need across the Peninsula is great, so be creative and work to fill a need in your community. Some possible ideas include: mask drives, clean-up projects, toy drives, cards for the elderly, cards for service members, food drive for a local pantry, etc. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to record your service hours in Scoutbook. For non-Scoutbook-using units, find instructions here on how to record your service hours.
Later, we will have a patch available to order.
Trail to First Class Camp - Nov 6
For Scouts BSA
An opportunity for new Scouts to complete many of the requirements for the ranks of Scout through First Class! We’ll learn: Knots, Cooking, Fire starting, Map & compass, Plant & animal identification, First aid, Food safety, Knife & axe safety, Water safety, Swim requirements, and more! Units are required to provide their own food. An excellent time to work on cooking requirements and food safety! The event will end on Saturday, but registered units will be allowed to spend the night at camp on Saturday as a unit campout, but must be out by noon on Sunday. Learn more & register now.
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S.T.E.M. Merit Badge Midway - Dec 4
For Scouts BSA
S.T.E.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. A 1-day event for Scouts to earn STEM-related merit badges and finish incomplete ones.This is different from the regular Merit Badge Midway coming in February. Registration starts fall 2021. Date TBD.
Come On to Cub-ON! - May 13-15, June 10-12, 2022
For Cub Scout families
Registration for the May and June, 2022 Cub-On registrations open Nov 1! Cub-On is a weekend family camping event for all Cub Scouts and their families. Boulder Creek Scout Reservation is located in the Santa Cruz mountains in a lush redwood forest. Program areas are open throughout the weekend. Meals are provided; trained staff on duty for all areas of camp; “Bobcat Trail” program for brand new Scouts; and “Spirit of the Arrow” for Webelos. Learn more & register. 2022 Cub-ONs will be held at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation.
Scout Day at Hiller Aviation Museum - Nov 7
For Everyone
On Sunday, Nov 7 any Scout (Cubs, Scouts BSA, Venturers or Sea Scouts) or Scout leader in uniform will be admitted to the Museum at no charge. Our Museum is open to the public under the current health rules. Please see the Hiller Aviation Museum website for details and more dates. (This is not a council event. All questions should be directed to Hiller Aviation Museum.)
Earn the Aviation, Weather, or Astronomy Merit Badge at Hiller Aviation Museum's One-day Workshops!
For Scouts BSA
Scouts BSA can earn the Aviation, Weather, or Astronomy Merit Badge with the Hiller Aviation Museum! Learn more and register at hiller.org. This is not a council event--please direct any questions to the Hiller Aviation Museum.
TRAINING
Scoutmaster & Assistant Position-Specific Training - Nov 1
For Scoutmasters & Asst. Scoutmasters
This in-person course will provide Scoutmasters and Assistants with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Scouts BSA troops. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for those positions. 6:00pm-9:30pm, Palo Alto Service Center Register now.
Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training - Nov 9
For Cub Scout Leaders
This in-person course is intended to provide Cub Scout leaders (Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den Leaders & Committee Members) with the experience, basic information and resources they need to perform their functions within the pack. Learn ways to make your den or pack program more dynamic, about places to go and things to see, and how to plan a program for special needs Scouts! 6:00pm-9:30pm, Palo Alto Service Center. Register now.
Snow Camping Training - Starts Jan 8, 2022
For Scouts BSA and Venturing Leaders (and senior Scouts)
Conduct fun and safe snow trips for your troop or crew! Learn about appropriate clothing and equipment, cooking techniques, weather considerations, shelter construction and much more! Bring back to your troop or crew the experience of the hands-on winter outdoor training for Scouts BSA or Venturing trips and a weekend camping in the snow! 2 Classroom sessions and one Field sessions. Learn more and register.
Online Training
For Everyone
If you haven't already taken the required courses for your Scouting position, log on and get trained. There are several Required training opportunities available online, as well as Extended Learning. 
  1. Log on to my.scouting.org
  2. Click on "Menu"
  3. Click on "My Training"
  4. Select YPT (Youth Protection Training) if you need to update it (every 2 years)
  5. All other classes, go to "Training Center" and select the courses needed by program.
  6. Take any Trainings needed for your leadership position in Scouting.
This way, you will be ready to hit the ground running when quarantine restrictions are lifted.
- Monthly Training -
Life-to-Eagle Class
For Life Scouts
Help your Life Scout get to Eagle! Learn more. (click then scroll down)
Merit Badge Counselor Training
For Everyone
Become a merit badge counselor! Learn more. (click then scroll down)
District Roundtables
For Everyone
Roundtables provide leaders with program ideas; information on policy and events; and training opportunities. Learn more (click then scroll down)
- Other Training -
Philmont Training Center - Cimmaron, NM
For Everyone
PTC is a National volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Learn more.
Summit Bechtel Reserve - Glen Jean, WV
For Everyone
SBR is a National volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Learn more.
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Looking for More Training Courses?
For Everyone
Check with our neighboring councils:
Fleur de Lis (knock out)