Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of November 2014
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ALL.jpg  The Original Harlem Globetrotters

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2015 World Tour to the Save Mart Center in Fresno on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Now in their 89th consecutive season of touring the world, the Harlem Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind family show features amazing basketball entertainers such as Ant Atkinson, Big Easy Lofton, and Flight Time Lang. Purchase your discounted tickets now that start at $17 that include a patch. Special Scout Experience available to top ticket sellers. To order tickets contact Kim Selover at 1-800-641-4667 ext. 134 or email her at

FDL.png The Cabins are Ready

The Cabins at Camp Chawanakee are now available for rental. Year round camping is now possible. For heavy snow weekends plan your trip in to camp by snow machine or cross country skiing or snow shoeing. For signups and availability, visit our website at


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FDL.png  Scholarships Available

Two Sequoia Council Scholarships are available for deserving youth members. The Randy Olsen Scholarship for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers and the Emil Gundelfinger Eagle Scout Scholarship. The link to the Scholarship Applications is on the council website Please pass this information on to your Scouts that are interested. All applications are due to the Fresno Scout Service Center by December 31, 2014. 


FDL.png 2015 FOS Incentive

We will again offer a camp incentive for the 2015 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Here is a review of the requirements for 2015.


1. Recharter your unit on time by December 31, 2014. All leaders must have current youth protection training (YPT). We will drop those leaders lacking YPT and recharter your unit if possible. Then YPT trained leaders can be added back.


2. FOS Requirements: 

* Unit must complete a Friends of Scouting (FOS) effort by May 1, 2015.

* Unit must have raised more in pledges/direct gifts than in 2014. All pledges need not be paid by May 1, 2015. Pledges may be paid anytime up to December 31, 2015.

* At least 50% of the unit families, as per the rechartered roster of December 31, 2014 and effective January 1, 2015, must make a pledge/direct gift by May 1, 2015. Pledges need not be paid by May 1, 2015.

* In the case of LDS Wards and FOS, the Ward must have raised more in pledges/direct gifts than in 2014. The Ward must achieve this level by May 1, 2015. All pledges need not be paid by May 1, 2015.


Camp Chawanakee Discount: 


* For Camp Chawanakee weeks/sessions 2-8, $25.00 off the cost for all youth.

* For Camp Chawanakee weeks/sessions 1 and 9, $20.00 off the cost for all youth (weeks/sessions 1 and 9 already have an additional discount).

* Brother discounts still apply.

* Camp Chawanakee returning week discounts still apply.

NYLT Discount: 

* Discounts of $25 for each youth participating in NYLT,

Day Camp/Webelos Adventure Camp Discount: 

* Discounts of 10% off the price for all youth for Cub Day Camps and Webelos Adventure Camp.

FDL.png  And the winner is………

Congratulations to all the Scouts that sold $600 or more of popcorn to qualify to attend this year’s Mid-Sale Rally at John’s Incredible Pizza! Nearly 140 Scouters were in attendance at our Popcorn Mid-Sale Rally on Saturday, October 11. Prizes were given out, including an iPad Mini that was awarded to Cub Scout Allan Jenkins from Pack 432 in Hanford.


FDL.png Attention!!! Klondike Derby Patch Contest

Calling all creative Scouts! Here's your chance to be a part of Klondike Celebration.  We want to see what you think the 2015 Klondike Derby Patch should look like. Send your creative concepts to by November 15 to be considered. The person who submits the winning design will be rewarded handsomely at the Klondike Derby. For more information and past designs feel free to check out



FDL.png  Troop 116 Takes First Place

Troop 116’s float took 1st place in the 2014 Madera Old Timer's Day Parade. Highlights: a Monkey Bridge and a canoe. Sponsored by Talley Oil. Good job Scouts!


  Order of the Arrow

Each year the Order of the Arrow Lodge here in Sequoia Council publishes a document about where to go on outings and camping trips. It is called Packs, Paddles and Poles. This is a great resource for your unit. You can view and download the document at the OA website, Thanks OA!”


FDL.png Chocolate Welding

Chocolate Welding? You heard right! This activity gives Scouts the opportunity to build structures made from chocolate. Chocolate welding is simple and can be used to demonstrate ideas such as the strength of structures, welding, melting, reversible change, strength testing and the properties of materials. It is suitable for Scouts of all ages. The complexity of the task, and the structures built, can be readily tailored for your specific group.


FDL.png Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 24 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the months of July and August!


Live Oak District:

Keshin Vishan   Troop 3302

Christopher Kreisel Troop 144

Garrett  Morris Troop 235

Jonathon Perez Troop 317

Daniel Minter Troop 124

Stephen Marshall Crew 344


Riverbend District:

Renan Chavez Troop 358

Joshua Boling Troop 413

Solomon King Troop 300

Christopher Couch Troop 466


San Joaquin District:

John Humphrey Crew 86

Tiernan Deedon Troop 60

Matthew Huber-Whyte Troop 301

Renan Chavez Troop 358

Grant Der Manouel Troop 223

Ronnie McConnell Troop 2

Connor Stewart Troop 2

Carter Draper Troop 25

Andrew Wilkins Troop 354

Connor Fogg Crew 106

Matthew Welsh Troop 302

Jared Wilcox Crew 6


Thunderbird District:

Leyland Brazell Troop 99

Kenneth Jeffris Troop 316




























ALL.jpg  What’s “APP”ening

SkyView® Free brings stargazing to everyone, and it's totally free! Simply point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more! You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. Your Scouts will love it!

ALL.jpg  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!




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.

 Commissioner Basic Training – Saturday, December 13, 2014

Commissioners Basic Training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. This training is Saturday, December 13 at the LDS Church in Selma at 2370 Burnam Street. All Commissioners and Roundtable Staff are welcomed to attend. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact John Richers at 559- 320-2100 ext. 106 or visit our website at


FDL.png Cub Scout Pow Wow  – “Boys Need Heroes” – Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pow Wow is an action-packed, all-day training event for Cub Scout Leaders and Pack Committee Members. You will spend the day learning new ideas and having hands-on experiences that will help you deliver a full-filled, exciting program to your Cub Scouts with an emphasis on STEM. This training will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the LDS Church in Selma at 2370 Burnam Street. The cost is $15. Registration begins at 7:30 am with courses immediately following at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Erika Haro at 559-320-2100 ext. 121.




ALL.jpg  Distinguished Citizens Dinner – Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00 pm

The Sequoia Council is pleased to honor Bob and Tom Link at this year’s South Valley Distinguished Citizens Dinner on Thursday, November 6 at the Visalia Country Club at 625 North Ranch Street. The reception begins at 6:00 pm with dinner immediately following. Contact Jessie Ruiz at 559-320-2100 ext. 122 to reserve your table or individual tickets.



ALL.jpg Scout ArtHop! – Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Calling all Scouting Artists and Memorabilia Enthusiasts! During the month of November 2014, Peeve’s Public House & Local Market and Sequoia Council, BSA will be hosting a Boy Scout theme for their monthly ArtHop collection. This collection will be on display the entire month of November by highlighting the BSA and helping scouts achieve the Scouting Heritage Merit Badge.


To make this happen, we need your help! If you are creative minded please help out by submitting your artwork for display.  This can include any of the following items:

         Clothing or Apparel

         Art – Prints, Paintings, Sculpture, etc.

         Photography – All Mediums

         And don’t forget: Patches


Items need to be able to be on display the full month. If necessary, items can be on display for a shorter time; however please indicate that prior to submission. Items need to be framed and/or ready to display on the walls by November 3, 2014. For more information contact Erika Haro at 559-393-5667 or at



ALL.jpg  Distinguished Citizens Luncheon – Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 pm

The Sequoia Council will be honoring Marvin Meyers at this year’s Distinguished Citizens Luncheon on Tuesday, November 25 at Harris Ranch Restaurant Ballroom. The reception begins at 11:00 am with lunch immediately following. Tickets are still available. For more information please contact Steve Royster at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or


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