This Scouter Weekly is brought to you by your Friends of Scouting contribution.           Issue 8    Mar 2, 2018


We apologize for the phone and internet issues we have experienced in this last week.  In the process of changing phone providers we experienced some technical difficulties which made a two hour process become much of a two day process.   We are sorry for those of you who left a voicemail that was not returned because the system kept shutting down.  The majority of the process is now complete and we are up and running as usual.



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



In February 2018, the BSA rolled out updated youth protection training for staff, leaders, and parents. By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The updated training replaces other Youth Protection trainings and is required for all BSA programs. Training is available online 24/7 at:




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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NYLT – National Youth Leadership Training

For youth that want to become great leaders

A youth starts out in the unit as a new kid who knows little and is taught and coached by older scouts/venturers. He progresses in the unit and eventually is given a position of leadership. He is often told what his duties as a leader are but not how to be an effective leader. That is where NYLT comes in. This week-long course teaches the youth how to be a better leader, how to handle patrol interactions, how to teach more effectively, how to plan, and how to develop and set a vision for success.

Many parents have said: “The changes in him, after NYLT, were remarkable, not only in his ability to be a leader in scouts but also in his ability to plan and organize his school work. He returned with much more confidence in himself.” The leadership skill set from NYLT are applicable in scouts/venturing, in school, and at work, now and into the future. Learning the NYLT leadership skills helps the youth to be a better leader and helps the unit by providing a youth trained in what it takes to lead.

Registration is now open but fills quickly. The San Francisco Bay Area Council offers a total of 3 sessions, all at Rancho Los Mochos - two 6-day sessions in June as well as one session spaced out over 3 separate weekends in September. Participation is open to Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, and Sea Scouts from all Councils. For further information or to register, visit


Scoutmaster Specific Training & ILOS

The Peralta District Training Team will be conducting a Scoutmaster Specific Training course on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break.  You can either bring your lunch or eat at one of the local take out restaurants.   This course is open to Scouters from any district.

The course will be held at the Youth Leadership Training Center located at 1001 Davis St., San Leandro.  The cost of the course will be $25.   The deadline to sign up for this course is Tuesday, April 24, 2018.   

The Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (ILOS) is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to Sunday May 20 at 12:00 Noon.  This course will take place at Chabot State Park in Oakland.  The cost of the IOLS is $30.

If you have any questions pelase contact Gary Baysmore at (510) 428-2289.



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


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)




For those Cub Scout Packs who have Council distribute flyers via their local school’s Peachjar system, please take note.  In accordance with American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) flyers will not be approved if the font on the flyer is smaller than 12 pt type.  We are permitted a second page to the flyer so for Packs advertising a special recruitment event such as a BBQ or fair, etc., we will need to put the information on the back side once the front side has filled.  In the past we could use smaller fonts and “make it fit” however we will now be continuing on to the back side. 

Please consider also that the bottom lines of the text have to be the school district approval notice, this takes 2 lines.  However it does not need to be 12 pt font and will probably remain at 9 pt, but space still needs to be left for it.      

Thank you.  If you have any questions please call JoAnn at 510.577.9237



Saturday, March 24 at 5:30 p. m.

See flyer attached for more details
















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.



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Multiple Part-Time Positions Available
Contact Linda Gentile at 510.633.2005