Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News – Month of May 2014



null  Congratulations!

We are very pleased to announce effective May 1, 2014, Michael Foster will become the new District Director for the San Joaquin District. Michael has been a part of the Sequoia Council since January of 2010. Before joining our team, Michael was a District Executive for the Greater Yosemite Council for two years. In his new role, he will continue to serve as Assistant Camp Director and Business Manager for Camp Chawanakee. Congratulations Michael!


Effective May 1, 2014, Erika Haro will join Michael Foster as the Senior District Executive in the San Joaquin district. Erika will be vacate her role in the Live Oak District but will take over the duty of staff advisor for Council wide trainings.


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null  Welcome Aboard

We are very pleased to announce effective May 1, 2014, Erin Hayden will be the new Live Oak District Executive. For the past year Erin has been the Cubmaster for her son’s Pack 3300 in Visalia, CA. She is the daughter of Major General John Crowe, past Council President of the old Mt. Whitney Council. Erin attended Fresno State where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in philosophy. We are thrilled to have her join the Sequoia Council family!



null  Improvements at the Visalia Scout Shop

Pictured here is Live Oak District Chair Daron Rowley, working on improvements to the interior courtyard at the Visalia Scout Office. In an effort to conserve water, the Council decided to place Bermuda green gravel under laid with weed block, in the current planting area along the perimeter of the courtyard. In each corner will be placed a dwarf citrus tree of various species and varieties that are representative of the citrus industry of eastern Tulare and Fresno Counties. Each of the trees will be in terra cotta pots and will be drip irrigated on a schedule. The other sprinklers will be capped to conserve water. Daron had help from family and friends and staff. Thanks everyone!"


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Fleur de lis 32 px  Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising

There is a ton of confusion when it comes to Eagle Scout service project fundraising. The Eagle Scout Service Project Fundraising Application must be used in obtaining approval for service project fundraising or securing donations of materials. Be sure to send the completed form to either Scout Service Center, where it will be routed to those responsible for approval. For more information, please visit our website at



null  New Camp Scout iPhone App

The new Camp Scout iPhone app is now available at the Apple Store. Boys’ Life and the Outdoor Adventures Team worked together to make this a reality and there are currently 460 camps listed and being promoted through this product.


To get the app for your iPhone you can use this hyperlink Camp Scout or go to the Apple Store and type in the search bar for Camp Scout.




null What’s Your Story

We invite you to share your story with us. Email a short write up to share your incredible Scouting stories with us. And don’t forget to include your photos. A picture says a thousand words. Please send all emails to Delailah Fajardo-Rosencrans at We’d love to hear what you’re doing!



null  Upcoming CLOSED Days

In honor of Memorial Day, our Fresno Service Center, Fresno Scout Shop, and Visalia Service Center will all be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 for your convenience.




Every young person in the Scouting Program needs and deserves a leader who understands the aims of the program and knows how to deliver it with enthusiasm and fun – in short, a trained leader.

null  Trainers Edge – Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Selma LDS Building, Selma, CA This course helps attendees develop effective teaching techniques in a Scouting setting. This course is mandatory for all Wood Badge and NYLT staff members. The fee is $5. Students are to bring a sack lunch or get a quick lunch from a local area. For more information, please contact Cory Duersch at 559-273-9566, cncduersch@yahoo. or John Dufresne at 559-287-1445, seqnylt2014@gmail. You may also visit our website





Fleur de lis 32 px National Youth Leadership Training – June 23-28, 2014

“Leadership Through Service” NYLT Training at Camp Chawanakee’s Family Camp. This is an intense weeklong leadership training for youth members of the BSA programs. The cost is $260 per participant. Space is limited, so signup early!  For more information, please contact John Dufresne at

559-916-1377 or You may also visit our website at






Fleur de lis 32 pxA Salute to Scouts Night – Friday, May 16, 2014
All Scouting families are invited to attend this year’s “A Salute to Scouts Night” at Chukchansi Park. Enjoy a night at the ballpark while the Fresno Grizzlies play the LA Dodgers AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremonies, race their Pine Wood Derby cars on the concourse and camp out overnight on the field! Special $3/person for a hot dog and drink! Bring the entire family for plenty of fun and lots of Scout spirit. For more information, please contact Delailah Fajardo-Rosencrans at

559-320-2100 ext. 119 or visit our website at Cub Scout Day Camps Summer of June 2014

The Knights of the Round Table are calling on all Cub Scouts to defend the realm of the Sequoia Council this summer. Come and be a part of all the excitement! Day Camp is a thrilling summertime activity that includes archery, BB guns, crafts, sports, and games. This weeklong program is held in an outdoor setting where families will be exposed to fun and adventure with a purpose! For more information on dates, locations and registration fee, please visit our website at



Fleur de lis 32 px Sporting Clays Classic Saturday, June 7, 2014

ATTENTION ALL SCOUTS AND EXPLORERS! Come out and be a part of this great event. We need your help handing out shotgun shells, water station guides, utility player and others as required. Helpers are asked to arrive at 6:30 am at Sun Mountain Gun Club. Snacks, lunch and a free t-shirt for each helper!!!

We will conduct a staff training session on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Fresno Trap & Skeet Club which is located at the west end of Shaw Avenue, about five miles west of Highway 145 and Shaw Avenue.  You will have the opportunity to do some shooting after the training.

For more information, please contact John Richers at 559-320-2100 ext. 106 or visit our website at






Fleur de lis 32 px  Fresno Golf Tournament Friday, June 20, 2014

Join us for the 24th Annual Eagle Invitation Golf Tournament at

Belmont County Club in Fresno. Check-in begins at 11:00 am

with lunch being served at 11:45 am. This is a great event to

support the Scouts while enjoying an exciting day on the

greens! For more information, please contact Steve Royster at

559-320-2100 ext 108 or visit our website at



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