Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of May 2015
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FDL.png  Announcement

We are very pleased to announce effective May 1, 2015, Delailah Fajardo-Rosencrans is new District Director for the Live Oak District. Delailah has been a part of the Sequoia Council since October of 2009. In this new role, she will continue to manage our Scoutreach Program as well as being the Councils Day Camp Advisor. Congratulations Delailah!


ALL.jpg  Cub Scout Day Camp – 2015 “Take Flight”

Summer is only a couple of months away and so are our 2015 Cub Scout Day Camps. Day Camp is an exciting 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! This year’s camps will follow our “Take Flight’ theme. For more information, please visit our website at

ALL.jpg  Pack 1854 Goes Fishing

Pack 1854 put their new scouts’ fishing poles to go use the weekend of April 18th by taking a fishing trip to Woodward Park. Of the 9 Cubs in attendance, not 1 had ever been fishing before!

FDL.png  Program Webinar

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this weeks Program Webinar. If you were not able to join in, click here Be on the lookout for our next webinar coming in the Fall.


FDL.png New Cub Scout Program

The new Cub Scout Handbooks have arrived at the Fresno Scout Shop.  Come in and see what exciting adventures the next year of Cub Scouting has in store for your son!  Handbooks are $12.99 for paperback and $18.99 for spiral bound

FDL.png  Boy Scout Night at Rawhide Ballpark Friday, June 19, 2015

Meet us at the ballpark! Enjoy a family fun evening of baseball while Visalia Raw Hide plays the LA Dodgers Single A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremonies and camp out overnight on the field for only $10! Plus enjoy a hot dog and drink for an extra $5! Bring the entire family for plenty of fun and lots of Scout spirit. Uniforms are highly encouraged. For more information, please contact Erin Hayden at 559-732-3424 or visit our website at

FDL.png  We Need Your Help!

We had a great attendance at our Annual Volunteer & Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner with nearly 275 guests in attendance and once again Congratulate all of our Silver Beaver Honorees and Eagle Scouts that were recognized that night.


The Wooden Fleur De Lis and Rope Knot centerpieces that were used were made by a Sequoia Council Boy Scout volunteer and we received so many compliments on them. We were able to borrow them for that night with the promise that we would return them all back.  WE NEED YOUR HELP - we are 1 Wooden Fleur De Lis short!  If you have seen the wooden Fleur De Lis since the dinner, please help us by returning it to either the Fresno or Visalia Service Center so we can return it to it's rightful owner.   No questions asked!   



FDL.png  Attention: We have Winners

Congratulations!!!  Hard work pays off!!! 


Cub Scout Everett Dunn from Pack 148 out of Thunderbird District was the first winner of the weekly drawing for selling 25 Camp Cards.  A $25 Amazon Gift Card was presented to him and we were able to capture the moment. 


The following are our April Winners:

April 6th – Everett Dunn – Pack 148 – Thunderbird District

April 13th – Steven Absher – Pack 148 – Thunderbird District

April 20th – Daniel Chavez – Pack 148 – Thunderbird District

April 27th – Brendan Wayman – Pack 148 – Thunderbird District


Congratulations to Pack 148 for doing an outstanding job!


We since then have received entries for two other units other than Pack 148 so be on the lookout for next week’s winner. If your Scouts have sold 25 cards or more, please submit an entry (1 entry for every 25 sold).  We want to make sure that nobody is left out of the drawing.


We have a small amount of Camp Cards left – if you need more or would like to take advantage of this fundraising opportunity, there is still time to jump on board.  For more information please contact Jessie Ruiz at 559-320-2100.

ALL.jpg  Scout Shop Promotions

Thorlo socks will be on sale May 3 - June 13!  Buy 2 or more pairs of Thorlo hiking socks in a single purchase and get a 25% discount on your Thorlos. The Scout Shop’s Saturday hours are 9:00AM to 3:00PM.  Please call (559) 436-1339 for details.

FDL.png  Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 12 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of March in 2015!


Live Oak District:

Carter Hill Troop 308, Live Oak District


San Joaquin District:

Kevin Elliott Troop 4

David Brown Troop 16

Colby Toomer Troop 86

Dominic Manfredo Troop 223

Eric Dreaden Troop 354

Christian DeFendis Troop 223

Nathaniel Biltz Troop 223

Mark Robertson Troop 110

Darren Moriyama Troop 199

Jared Cornelius Troop 110

Kyle Niederfrank Troop 257


ALL.jpg  Fresno Extended Hours

Going forward, the Fresno Scout Office will be open until 6:00 pm each day Monday through Friday. After 5:00 pm, when you come into the foyer, simply ring the service bell at the front counter for assistance.

ALL.jpg  Visalia Extended Hours

For your convenience, the Visalia Office and Trading Post will be open late the third Thursday of each month until 7:00 pm. Our first scheduled late night is Thursday, May 21.

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. 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!

ALL.jpg  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 25, 2015. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 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.

FDL.png  Trainers Edge – Saturday, May 16, 2015

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in Trainer’s Edge on Saturday, May 16 at the Selma LDS Building at 2370 Burnham Street. This course helps attendees develop effective teaching techniques in a Scouting setting. Each participant must prepare a 10-12 minute presentation before the start of course. Bring it with you to present to your patrol. The subject of the presentation can be anything in the Scout Handbook or any other BSA program, i.e. Cub Scouts, Varsity, or Venturing. Bring a sack lunch or get a quick lunch from local area. Snacks & drinks will be provided. The fee is $5. This promises to be a great day of fun, learning and fellowship. For more information, please contact the Council office at 559-320-2100 or visit our website at



  Order of the Arrow Spring Ordeal – Friday, May 29 – 31, 2015

To all Scouts and Scouters who were tapped out for Order of the Arrow membership, don’t forget that the Spring Ordeal is coming up quickly. There are only two ordeals for this year for to participate in and join Tah-Heetch Lodge. The spring ordeal is May 29 – 31st at Camp Chawanakee. You can register online here: Candidates download your flyer here:  Members download your flyer here:

ALL.jpg  11th Annual Visalia Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament –

Friday, June 5, 2015

Join us for the 11th Annual Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament at

Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia. Check-in begins at 11:00 am with lunch being served at 11:45 am lunch. This is a great event to support the Scouts while enjoying

an exciting day on the greens! For more information, please contact

Jessie Ruiz at 559-320-2100 ext. 122 or visit our website at

FDL.png  Start the Adventure Now! Webelos Adventure Camp  

Session 1: Friday, June 11-13, 2015 and

Session 2:Friday August 2-4, 2015

Webelos Adventure Camp at Camp Chawanakee is a chance for your son to get a taste of what Boy Scouts is really like. Each Webelos and his adult partner, called an

Akela, will participate in Scout Show-n-Do activities. They will also

share meals and enjoy a campfire program. The cost is $90 a pair

(Webelos & Akela) and $45 for an adult with his/her den/pack. Each

Webelos-Akela pair will receive a special patch that signifies their

participation in this year’s Webelos Adventure Camp. For more

information, please contact Jason Cruz at 559-260-7025 or


ALL.jpg  25th Annual Fresno Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament –

Monday, June 15, 2015

Join us for the 25th Annual Eagle Invitational Golf Tournament at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno. Check-in begins at 11:00 am with 11:45 am lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun on the golf course while giving back to our local Scouts. For more information, please contact Jessie Ruiz at 559-320-2100 ext. 122 or visit our website at

ALL.jpg  Wood Badge – Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13 and Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge is leadership training for all Scout Leaders who are involved in the programs of the Boy Scouts of America – Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing, as well as council and district leaders, and professionals. The course fee is $250. A $50 deposit is due at the time the application is submitted. For more information please contact Pat Meyers, Course Director, at or at 559-454-0144.







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Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America

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