This Scouter Weekly is brought to you by your Friends of Scouting contribution.           Issue 7    Feb 22, 2018



Recognizing the success of the national Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors
have approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program empowering chartered partners with packs to
offer the experience to Kindergarten-age children nationwide.

Integrating the national Lion pilot into the Cub Scout program enables chartered partners, along with the adult leadership in the pack, to offer the program to Kindergarten-age children, which families have requested and appreciated in markets where the pilot was offered to date.  For more information Click Here




If you are interested in more information on Family Scouting and girls in your Pack please check out all the information at [click here].    Pictured is one of our first female Cub Scouts, Ziva Gorski of Pack 722 in Castro Valley.   Welcome Ziva to the Scouting program!









VenturingFest 2018, the second national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve - a Scouting experience unlike any other before - is coming your way again from July 1 to July 6! VenturingFest is a special event that's open to registered Venturers, Scouts and adult leaders across the U.S. This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the SBR has to offer. We're talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

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Part time positions available at East Bay Scout Shop!

Part Time positions are available!  The East Bay Scout Shop is looking for helpful and friendly employees.  Contact Linda Gentile at (510) 633-2005



Fly Fishing Show Scout FREE Admission - Feb 23-25

Have you taken the fly fishing merit badge at Wente ?  Do you just have an interest in fishing or fly fishing or maybe fly tying ?    The National Fly Fishing Show is coming to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds Feb 23-25 and Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts under the age of 16 who wear their uniform get in FREE. 

Come hear local, national and international fly fishers and Tyers speak, see demos and free lessons and check out the latest gear.  You can also stop by the local TriValley Fly Fishers Club Booth and say hi to your favorite instructor from summer camp and get info on local fly fishing opportunities. 

Don’t Miss Out !!!


And more Fly Fishing Info .....

Scouts and Scouters who are interested in huge closeout discounts (30-50%) on earlier model graphite Fly Rods email Scouter Dave Fontaine at and he will give you more information.    The rods are graphite and are 30-50% off retail.  Prices range from $130 to $250.   The rods are from ADG Titanium Fly Rods 



Keep Your Eyes Open for Adventure on the High Seas!!!


The 2018 Cub Scout Camping Season is in motion - Register today for your Scouts to participate in all of these fantastic age appropriate programs.  Some of the camps are already filling up so make sure you reserve your space today!

Camperships are available for your family should you need it.  to complete the form click here



Cub Scout & Family Camping Programs


 Tiger Cub Safari 


Deep in the rolling wilds of Wente Scout Reservation live fearsome creatures that no one can tame!  They wander the forest howling and yelling with sheer delight; these adventurous creatures are TIGER CUBS! Tigers on Safari shoot bows and arrows for bulls-eyes, run obstacle courses most people would never dare try, and explore Nature and go fishing by the lake! But most of all, Tigers have FUN


Click on the dates below to join us for an overnight adventure of Tiger Cub spirit!

April 21-22, 2018 @ Wente Scout Reservation

April 28-29, 2018 @ Wente Scout Reservation

Mom & Son Weekends


Located in the beautiful coastal redwoods of Camp Royaneh.  The all-volunteer staff will guide you through a weekend of fun and adventure especially designed to reinforce that mother-son bond.  A great escape for Cub Scouts (first-grade through fifth-grade) and their moms (or another adult female partner like grandmothers, aunts, etc.).  Two sessions are available each year in May around Mother's Day, but don't hesitate, cause they both sell out every Spring!

Click on the dates below to register for your weekend of fun together!

May 4-6, 2018 @ Camp Royaneh

May 18-20, 2018 @ Camp Royaneh


 Local District Day Camps  


For ALL Cub Scouts and Webelos!  Get out your maps and join us on a daily adventure full of fun, excitement, and advancement.  You will arrive each morning for a day of thrilling activities, and each afternoon you’ll return home and tell stories to all those who did not join you on your Summer quest!

Cub Scouts may attend ANY of the following local District Day Camps; sign-up NOW!

Peralta District Day Camp - Oakland (June 18-22, 2018)

Tres Ranchos District Day Camp - Castro Valley (June 18-22, 2018)

Mission Peak District Day Camp - Newark (June 25-29, 2018)

Twin Valley District Day Camp - Shadowcliffs (July 9-12, 2018)

Golden Gate District Day Camp - San Francisco (July 23-26, 2018)
















Why Should YOU Attend WoodBadge

     No matter what your position in the Scouting program, Wood Badge is the next step.  We all lead and need a common set of tools and skills to offer the best possible program to our youth.  Why not  make it easy on yourself and the job pleasant by learning the skills to do the job, work effectively with others and still have energy left to have FUN!
     Anyone with an interest in Scouting and leadership should take Wood Badge.  To attend a Wood Badge course, Scouters must:  1) Be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America; 2) Be trained for their Scouting position; 3) Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment.
     You will learn the practical skills of listening, communicating, project planning, problem solving, decision making, inclusiveness, valuing and using diversity, conflict managemnet, leading change and more, all with other scouters and in a very supportive and fun environment.
     Instructions are above for signing up for Wood Badge.   Pay the lowest possible fee, sign up by December 11.




Every scout deserves a trained leader.   It is our job as volunteers to make sure we are providing the best possible program to our Scouts.  Training helps us understand the BSA's Aims and Methods as well as how to prepare organized, fun and safe activities for them!  Check out the training calendar for a list of trainings offered throughout the council.  You can go to any training no matter where it is located. 


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Join the East Bay Scout Shop Team
Multiple Part-Time Positions Available
Contact Linda Gentile at 510.633.2005