SCOUTING NEWS YOU CAN USE
Week of September 13, 2021 
Pacific Skyline Council
Boy Scouts of America
NEWS
Venturing Logo
Venturing Roundtable TONIGHT!
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. Zoom link.
Bring a Friend to Your Next Scout Meeting!
For Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts
Troops, Crews, and Ships, share this video with your members. It encourages Scouts to Bring-a-Friend to their next Scout meeting! We've all spent a lot of time inside. We are ALL eager to get outside again. It's not just Scouts who want to get outside, it's all our friends, too! So BRING A FRIEND to your next outdoor Scout adventure!
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.
It's GO Time! Popcorn is Under Way!
For Unit Leaders
This year Trail’s End has made it even easier to fund-raise 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.
Good Turn for America logo
This Year "Scouting for Food" Will Be "Good Turn for America" (like last year)
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.
BeAScout map
Does Your Unit Accept Online Applications? Has Your Unit Updated Your Pin?
For Unit Leadership
Families up and down the peninsula are looking to join Scouts! And the Number One way they find your unit is through BeAScout.org. This is also the preferred way to have new members join your unit! When families see your unit on the map, they have the option to contact you and APPLY TO YOUR UNIT--but you must have your BeAScout pin updated AND online applications turned on. Please take five minutes and update your pin at my.scouting.org. Instructions can be downloaded here. COR's can now designate a registered member of the unit to approve adult applications. The online system will collect all national and council fees. This means you will not have to bring any paperwork or fees to the office. We encourage every unit to use this functionality as the only way for new members to join! Full details here.
Part-time Sales Associate Position Available at Foster City Shop
For Everyone
The Peninsula Scout Shop (Foster City) has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, experienced part-time Sales Associate in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Learn more.
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.
Scout shop wall o'camping gear
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
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. Registration closes Wed, Sep 15!
Come On to Cub-ON! - Oct 22-24 Sold Out, Oct 29-31
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. 2021 October Cub-On registration NOW OPEN! Note: 2021 Cub-ONs will be held at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation.
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
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.
Trained patched
Looking for More Training Courses?
For Everyone
Check with our neighboring councils:
Fleur de Lis (knock out)