SCOUTING NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of July 19, 2021 
Pacific Skyline Council
Boy Scouts of America
NEWS
Eagle Spotlight: Alexandra Rees
For Everyone
Meet Alexandra, one of 10 young women in Pacific Skyline Council’s inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. Allie earned her Eagle at age 17 from Troop 27 in San Mateo and plans to attend College of San Mateo studying something in the field of science. To learn more about Allie, why Scouting matters to her, and her Eagle Project, click here.

Would you like to be our next spotlight or do you know of someone who should be spotlighted? The spotlighted Eagle should fill out this questionnaire, then send it and a few photos to Laurel Feddock and Martha Bowden.
Pack Leader Fall Recruitment Training - Aug 3 or 4
For Cub Scout Leaders
It’s time to reinvigorate your Pack and invite new families to join! Plan on having your pack represented at one of our two Zoom trainings on Aug 3 or Aug 4! RSVP to one of our trainings here. You can find training information and other important details on our newly updated Fall Recruitment page, and you can now order free recruitment supplies online.
New Membership Fee Structure
For Everyone
Please see the three attached documents for important information regarding membership fees for the upcoming recruitment and recharter seasons. Memo, Chart, FAQ
Fund Your Unit’s Scouting Year with Popcorn!
For Unit Leaders
This year Trail’s End has made it even easier to fundraise with popcorn! Get your unit involved with the simplest fundraising option for your unit!
 
Council Popcorn Trainings in July and August!
Learn what is coming up and how easy it will be to fundraise with popcorn! Have your unit kernel or a representative attend the training.
Council COVID Guidelines Updated!
For Everyone
Our council has updated COVID guidelines! Click here for the update.
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50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award - Jan 1-Dec 31, 2021
For Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
To celebrate its first 50 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create an award for members of troops, crews and ships. This new award will recognize youth who research and learn about the subjects of human health and the environment, as the EPA develops its vision for the next 50 years. See the requirements and more info by downloading the application. Completed applications are submitted to the local Scout Shop to receive the commemorative patch. Note: The EPA Award can also be accessed at www.pacsky.org and selecting Scouting > Awards & Recognition > See the complete list of awards on the National BSA website.
Weekly “Cub Chat Live!” Event
For Cub Scout Leaders
Cub Chat Live! takes place each week on Facebook and provides key info and updates about the Cub Scout program. Join us!
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Shops and Offices are Open for Business
For Everyone
Our OFFICES are now reopened! 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.
Mon, Sep 6 – Offices and Foster City shop CLOSED for LaborDay.
Sat-Mon, Sep 4-6 – Palo Alto shop CLOSED for Labor Day.

The Peninsula Scout Shop (Foster City) will be closing early, at 1pm, on Sat, July 17. The Palo Alto store will be open regular hours on those Saturdays to serve all your Scouting needs!
ACTIVITIES
Come On to Cub-ON! - Aug 13-15
For Cub Scout families
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. Note: 2021 Cub-ONs will be held at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation.
Shooting Sports Day - Aug 28
For Scouts BSA and Venturers
Activities: Archery, hawks, .22LR rifle, muzzleloading rifle, and shotgun. MANDATORY safety briefing starts at 8:30am, if you are not there on time you cannot shoot! Registration coming soon! Learn more.
Cub-Parent Weekend - Sep 18-19
For Cub Scout families
Based on a theme, a fun overnighter for the entire family where meals, activities and FUN are all included! All meals are provided in our dining area. There is trained staff at each of our activity areas! All paved roads to get there, 45 minutes from much of the Bay Area, flush toilets throughout camp, most campsites near parking and activities, awesome creek and hiking trails. Learn more & register.
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
Man shooting a shotgun
NRA Shotgun Instructor Course - Aug 6-8
For Everyone
This course gives the students the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a shotgun instructor who can teach the basic shotgun shooting program. Skills learned are how to teach, shooting positions, body positions, shot mechanics, sight picture, parts of a shotgun, ammunition types and uses, Winchester marksmanship program, shooting activities, practical exercises, safe gun handling, cleaning and care of a shotgun, and shooting skills development. Basic Shotgun Course required to take this course. Passing this course qualifies you to become a shotgun shooting merit badge counselor upon NRA Certification. Learn more & register (registration coming soon).
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 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)