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Congratulations to Chief Solano District Volunteers and Families for leading the way at 106% of your FOS goal!

Council Raised to date:

66% of our
2018 Goal of $856,000

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  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
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Serving, Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Northern Alameda & Southern Solano counties

September  2018  
Words of Wisdom
At the August Council Executive Board meeting, our board passed a motion to provide increased insurance for our Scouts and Leaders.  It was viewed that our youth and volunteer leaders need to be covered by more insurance.  Our council can relieve the burden from our unit leadership in finding its own coverage by providing it for you at a group rate.  HSR Health Special Risk Inc. is the premier provider for additional accident and sickness insurance.  If your Troop were to purchase insurance on its own it would be at a cost of $3.59 per person. 
The Council is also participating in the BSA General Liability Insurance Program through the National BSA at a cost of $3.39 per registered member.
To help offset these costs and ensure we can continue to provide these insurances going forward the council will be charging an additional $3.00 per member for registration beginning January 1, 2019.  When your unit recharters you will see that cost reflected in the online forms. 

We believe this nominal additional registration fee increases the protection of our Scouts and Leaders. 

Yours in Scouting
John C. Fenoglio
Scout Executive   
Leave No Trace Trainer Class-September 22-23, 2018, Camp Herms.  At the completion of the course, all participants will be recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as LNT Trainers who can train Scouts and the community-at-large to be conservation minded.

New Youth Protection Training

District Training Committees  will be hosting group Youth 
Protection Trainings this Fall.  You can attend any of these upcoming sessions listed at  
All registered leaders are to have completed the new YPT by October 1st, to ensure that they are properly listed on your recharter information. No one will be able to recharter without the new YPT.

YPT can be done online by logging in to
You may also contact your District Executive at (925) 674-6100 to find the date and time of a group training in your area.  For more information please check out the BSA Youth Protection Site:

  Adult Leader Training
Every Youth Deserves a Trained Leader! Start off the new Scouting year on the right foot by getting your new leadership trained so they can run a fantastic program for our Scouts! The following Leader Trainings will be offered in the upcoming months.  If you don't see the training you need please reach out to your district Training Chair and let them know what you need.
The following Leader Trainings will be offered in the upcoming months:

Popcorn Sale has kicked off and a lot of our units are off to a great start!
Look for our units selling at your neighborhood stores and support them by purchasing your favorite flavor of popcorn. Each of our Scouts who sell $850 or more will earn a free A's ticket for a game in the 2019 season. 
Help our scouts cheer on the A's this next season. 

Units who are selling if you need more product please contact Steven Dunn via email.                     

39th AnnualMt. Diablo Silverado Council
Harvest in the Vineyards Wine & Gift Benefit Auction
Join us Saturday,November 3, 2018 at the historicCharles Krug Estate Winery in St. Helena, California! Help support Boy Scouts in our region with top vintner guests by sponsoring a portion of this event and attending our spectacular wine country fundraiser! 

Several local chefs are providing the food from among their best recipes, and local wineries will be pouring select wines paired with these scrumptious servings.

Questions? Contact Anne Herriage, Sr. Development Director at or 925-674-6154
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Cub Scout Camping

Webeloree at Camp Herms: Oct. 13-14
The Webel-o-ree is a fun overnight outing for Webelos and their parents.  Working with Boy Scouts, Webelos will have fun earning four adventure pins from the updated Handbook plus the Shooting Sports Award Patch (BB guns). 

The event is open to all 4th & 5th graders (Webelos & Arrow of Light).  All Webelos and their parent/guardian will receive a custom Webel-o-ree patch, the sports patch and pins and see the Astro Wizard!  

Oct 13-14 at Camp Herms.

Scout Camping
2018 Camping Information

Let us know about all your adventures this summer. As part of the Journey to Excellence program we get the opportunity to share across the country what our Troops did this summer. Please let us know which camps you went to and what high adventure activities took place! In order for your Troop to get its full points we need to know. Please send information to The deadline for us to report your trips is Friday, September 21, 2018

Reserve your Campsite for 2019

Our 90th season at Camp Wolfeboro was fantastic! It was so great that space is rapidly filling up for 2019 already. Make sure your troop gets its preferred site and week. You can reserve your site by completing this form. Or you can do it all online including payment here. Your reservation will not be completed until your deposit is received. 

If you are curious about Fees for Camp we have great news! Camp Fees for Camp Wolfeboro will be at least $70 cheaper per Scout than our neighboring camps, your Scouts deserve a High Sierra experience, reserve today! For questions contact Joe Barton at

New Scout Troops

Are you starting a Scout Troop? If so, we have the deal for you! Summer Camp is the pinnacle of the Scouting year and we know how important it is for every youth to get to camp their first summer. We are running special pricing for all new troops with special gear incentives and rewards when you register for Camp Wolfeboro. To take part in this special program reserve your site today (even if your Troop isn't chartered yet) then email Joe Barton at to discuss your unique situation with your new troop so we can collaboratively make sure your Scouts, Leaders and Troops have everything you need to get started! 

This offer is for all Troops with an initial Charter date of September 1, 2018 through April 30, 20

Senior Patrol Leader Week at Wolfeboro!

Calling all Senior Patrol Leaders! How would you like an extra week at Summer Camp? Even better how would you like an extra week where you're not in charge and you can work on your badges? We have the week for you. Join us for our Special SPL Week at Camp Wolfeboro during Session 3 (June 30 - July 6, 2019.) 

This week is geared for you, we will put you into a special super troop for the week where two summer camp staff members will be your Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster. You will get to participate in every camp program and activity and work on your special badges. Does this sound too good to be true? 

It gets better... you will receive special discounted pricing if you are already going to a different week of camp this summer or have never been to Camp Wolfeboro! Your Scoutmasters will be receiving more information about this special week at camp later this fall. If you or your leaders cannot wait, then please reach out to for more details.

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Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies-
The National Order of the Arrow Committee, after months of collaborative work with ceremonialists and lodge leadership representatives, announce the following policy change. 

This policy change will apply to ALL Order of the Arrow lodges and chapters.  Beginning January 1, 2019, lodges and chapters that are asked to conduct Arrow of Light or crossover ceremonies for Cub Scout packs will only be permitted to conduct them using the new, approved official ceremonies, which can be found in the OA Inductions Portal.  

These ceremonies are to be conducted in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia. 
If your Pack would like to have your OA Chapter perform, one of these ceremonies, please contact your Chapter Advisor

Scout Day at Cal Football-Sept. 15-3:00pm

All Scouts are invited to join us for a special day at Cal Football!
Pregame Activities begin at 12:00noon will include:
* Scavenger Hunt across campus
* High-five tunnel with our team
* Additional Activities
Ticket Price: $22.00 For more information or to place a deposit, please contact Eric Noe at (510) 642-2699 or

J.O.T.A. / J.O.T.I. 2018

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) is the largest Scouting event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides "get together" over the airwaves for the annual JOTA. JOTI is a similar event but uses the Internet.

Date:   Saturday, October 20, 2018; Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Place:   PACIFICON, San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA
Cost:   $10 includes JOTA patch and general admission into Pacificon for Scouts in uniform.

World Scout Jamboree- July 22-August 2, 2019

Our Area 3 Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree, still has space!
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 22, 2019, to August 2, 2019. USA Contingent Units will arrive on July 21, 2019.Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14-17), unit leaders (18 and older), and International Service Team members (IST, aka Staff, 18 and older).

Shooting Sports
If you need to finish your partial merit badges for rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, or archery (or start from the beginning) the MDSC Shooting Sports Committee has opportunities for you. 
A Cub Scout Marksmanship class will be added for the fall, most likely in September or October.
Build Your Merit Badge Libraries

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council has a special opportunity to help you build your Merit Badge Libraries. We are selling off our Merit Badge books from summer camp at cost to help you build your libraries! The regular retail on Merit Badge Book is $4.99 plus tax you can buy them from Evelyn at the front counter for $4.00 tax included that's over a 20% discount to you for your Scouts. The books are first come first served and once we are out of them they're gone. Stop by and get your merit badge books today!

T hank you very much for taking the time to catch up with our monthly newsletter.  For comments and/or questions, please email us!

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