This Scouter Weekly is brought to you by your Friends of Scouting contribution.           Issue 11    Mar 23, 2018



Recruitment materials are available now at the YLTC for your Pack's recruitment meeting.  Be it flyers, stickers, Boys' Life mini magazines, New Den Leader packets, New Cub Scout Parents booklets -- there are many items to help you!    

The YLTC will print flyers from a selection in our office if your school does not have Peachjar*.  If you choose a Peachjar digital promotion (we can let you know if your school district uses Peachjar) you can choose from a wide variety of flyers.  (Three days notice is preferred).

Call your District Executive today with the date of your Pack meeting, BBQ, picnic, etc. so they can prepare an order for flyers.

     510-577-9225           Sharon Rhone                Peralta District

     510-577-9235           Dylan Hendrickson       Golden Gate District

     510-577-9232           Jesse Barush                   Tres Ranchos District

     510-577-9238           Andrew Wilmes              Mission Peak District

     510-577-9254           Tim Welty                        Twin Valley District (until Amanda Heath's return)

*If using Peachjar please see article further in this edition about ADA requirements.



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:




I would like to pass this invitation to register for the unique opportunity for our scouts to earn the rare Nuclear Science Merit Badge via a program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   This is often a "sold-out" event so please feel free to get the word out to Boy Scout Troops.

I personally have participated in this event and can vouch that it is a well-run and educational event for the Scouts!

Phil Weiss
Assistant Council Commissioner, San Francisco Bay Area Council


Dear Boy Scout Troop Leaders and Volunteers,

We are excited to announce registration is now open for the 8th Annual Nuclear Science Day on May 5th at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This is a free opportunity for all Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in 8th-12th grade to learn the ABC's of Nuclear Science, tour the Advanced Light Source, and learn about radioactivity in our daily lives. 

Girl Scouts may earn a Girls Get to Know Nuclear patch. Boy Scouts may earn the Nuclear Science merit badge.

Troop Leaders - Register Here!

Registration deadline is March 30th. 

For more information, please see the attached poster and visit us at



I have signed up for the Earth Day clean up again this year Oakland Earth Day and wanted to invite you all! It will be at Hegenberger Blvd where the creek runs under the street. We will be on the south side of the street (as we were a few years ago).  

I hope you have the day free still and you all can join us. Friends of San Leandro Creek  

The last time we did this we were amazed at the amount of trash that we were able to cull in the small amount of time there.  We saw tons of waterfowl – even a pair of black-crowned night herons along the west bank. If you’ll also recall, the site is just next door to HegenBurgers, a local favorite burger joint. I propose we grab a celebratory burger after the cleanup! They make veggie burgers as well as chicken and if I’m not mistaken, a salmon burger.   

Susan Levenson
Watershed Awareness Coordinator
Friends of San Leandro Creek








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!

[click here]


NYLT – National Youth Leadership Training

Learn How to Communicate thru National Youth Leadership Training

A key life skill is communicating well with people, including Scouts, leaders and adults, in general. Your youth unit leaders need to know how to get the attention of the crowd and keep it, making the delivery clear, interesting and fun! How will youth leaders learn to make sure that the people they are communicating with will understand the message by delivering complete information?

Your solution: National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT

NYLT is a 6-day course compressing a model month-long unit cycle of leadership council and unit meetings, and utilizing communications, goal setting, teaching and leadership skills, culminating in an overnight outing. The presented skills are reinforced with group and troop level fun and challenging activities. Your youth grow from being just followers to being your “go-to” Be-Know-Do leaders. NYLT presents the skill set and offers an opportunity to learn and understand the information. But, then each participant is encouraged to return to his home unit and set a vision with 3 goals that are approved by the unit leader in order to practice and apply what has been learned.

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 & IOLS

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 (IOLS) 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 please contact Gary Baysmore at (510) 428-2289.



Mission Peak District Training Committee Proudly Presents:

Scoutmaster/ASM Specific Leader Training
March 24th, 2018 8:00AM to 2:00PM
YLTC (1001 Davis Street, San Leandro)

Are you new to Scouting?

Want to get personal training on the Boy Scout Program: Aims of Scouting, Patrol Method, EDGE Training, Adult Roles in Scouting and much more?

Well, you’re in luck!!!

Anyone new to the Boy Scout Program will benefit from attending this half-a-day hour Training Session and should follow up with introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). We hope this training session will augment the online training available at

Cost is $20.00 at the door. Please, RSVP so we can have a provided lunch for you.

Contact Andrew LeRoy at (650) 996-8346 or to register.


#1 Reason a Youth Joins Cub Scouting is to GO CAMPING!!!
A BALOO Trained Adult is required for a Pack Overnight Activity.

Register at: [click here]

Saturday, March 24th
@YLTC (1001 Davis Street San Leandro)
8:00 am – 5:00pm
$25 Per Person

(Lunch and Materials Included)


The Philmont and Summit Leadership Challenge is what comes next after someone has attended Wood Badge. It uses all the Wood Badge leadership skills and puts them to the test in a back country setting. It is so fun to be with Wood Badgers from across the country!  You will return  home  a servant leader with new friends, new skills, stories and an energized shinning Scout Sprit.

I am lucky to staff the July course at Philmont. We have 33 folks already enrolled but can take some more but my advice is don't delay. No matter which course you choose it will be awesome!    --Janis Tipton-King




Saturday, May 26, 2018

The 2018 Flag Planting to honor our fallen veterans is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Presidio of San Francisco.  All leaders and Scouts should be in full uniform for this event.  425 Scouts participated in the 2017 event.

DATE:  Saturday, May 26, 2018

TIME:   9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (we start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)

LOCATION:   1 Lincoln Blvd, Presidio of San Francisco

Cub & Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturing

This event is an official community service project for all Scouting units.  Please register your service hours at

[click here for registration]



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


Wolf/Bear Weekend

Ahoy Matey's!  Climb on board all ye Wolves and Bears to set sail for a weekend of skills and adventure at Rancho Los Mochos in the Livermore hills.   Tis is a weekend of camping for Wolves and Bears and their adult partners.  The cost includes all meals, activities and materials.  Scouts will receive a T-shirt, walking staff and a patch.  Adults T-shirt will be available to order for an additional cost.
July 20-22, 2018
Cost  $ 165
More detailed information and packing lists will be sent with sign up.   Sign up TODAY, space is limited!  Registration can be found at [click here]


 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)




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

See flyer attached for more details



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