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

We are pleased to announce that effective June 1, Cynthia Ruiz has become the new District Executive for the San Joaquin District in the slot Erika Haro is vacating. Cynthia has been our Director of First Impressions since January 2013. Prior to working in the Council Office, Cynthia also worked at Camp Chawanakee the Summer of 2009 in the Trading Post before heading to Southern California to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Cynthia will be a wonderful addition to the professional field team. Congratulations Cynthia!


We also be welcome Daphne Ferguson as our new Director of First Impressions. Daphne is already a familiar face in our Council. She has worked in the Scout Shop since 2005 and has been the manager since 2010. Daphne has four sons that have kept her very involved as a volunteer. Her oldest son Trevor is an Eagle Scout. She is also the Committee Chair for Pack 75 and is a member of the Camping Committee. 


Join me in congratulating and welcoming Cynthia and Daphne!






ALL.jpg  Forever Remembered

Past council president, Silver Buffalo awardee and national board member of the Boy Scouts of America, Al Fisher passed from this life in March, 2015. Many of us attended his memorial service in Visalia and it was an uplifting service that inspired us all. Sequoia Council would like to thank those who sent in memorial gifts in honor of Al. This support will continue his legacy of serving our youth. We remember and miss Al.






FDL.png  Dan Maxfield Honored

On Friday evening, May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia our Dan Maxfield joined a select group of Scouting and national leaders (including Ambassador Andrew Young) to receive the highest honor the Boy Scouts of America can bestow on a volunteer, the Silver Buffalo honor. Some of us had the privilege to be in attendance. Dan of course has a lifetime of service to Scouting and the Order of the Arrow. Dan has served at the unit, district, council, region and national levels for many years on several committees. Currently, Dan is the Sequoia Council Vice President of Operations which concerns the needs of each district key three and the health of the districts. We are so proud of Dan and all the work and effort he puts into the Scouting program.





ALL.jpg  Cub Scout Summit

Join Council key leadership for our first ever Cub Scout Summit on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Fresno Service Center. This will be an open forum to discuss Cub Scouts

ALL.jpg  Pack 119

On May 9, Pack 119 entered the Flatlanders Parade.  The Pack's float was titled "Gone Fishin'". For its creativity, Pack 119 won First place in the Kids division for its float AND "The Grand Marshall Parade Trophy" as the overall winner of the parade.

ALL.jpg  Scout Shop Promotions

Thorlo socks are currently on sale through June 13!  Buy 2 or more pairs of Thorlo hiking socks in a single purchase and get a 25% discount on your Thorlos. Please call (559) 436-1339 for details.

FDL.png  Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 13 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of April!


San Joaquin District:

William Makely Team 2

Barry Lualemaga Troop 2

Rudy Cabanela Troop 223

Jared Haws Troop 110

Joshua Garcia Troop 101

Shaun Alsing Troop 199

Tanner O’Brien Troop 257


Thunderbird District:

Joshua Akana Crew 131

Jacob Little Troop 118


Riverbend District:

Alex Fransen Crew 405


Live Oak District:

Jacob Becker Troop 309

Chase Garrett Troop 336

David Dunn Troop 132



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.

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!


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, September 12, 2015

Commissioners Basic Training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. This training is Saturday, September 12 at the Visalia Service Center at 8:00 am. 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  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  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


ALL.jpg  Scout to Scouts Night – Friday, August 7, 2015

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 San Francisco Giants AAA Sacramento Rivercats. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in the opening ceremonies and camp out overnight on the field! Special $3/person for a hot dog and drink! Uniform is highly encouraged. 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

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

6005 North Tamera Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 559-320-2100

230 NW 3rd Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 559-732-3424