Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of December 2015
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ALL.jpg  Holiday Open House

You are invited to attend our Visalia Trading Post Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 10 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at our Visalia Service Center at 230 NW 3rd Street in Visalia. Join us for Holiday Cheer and refreshments while you take your picture with Santa. Give the gift of Scouting this year. Pocketknives, Books, Belts, Compasses, Hats and Flashlights too! We have stocking stuffers and many items under $10 to choose from. Gift Certificates in any amount are available so your scout may get the item of their choice.


FDL.png  Fresno State Game

Fresno State is extending a special discounted ticket offer for all Boy Scout members along with their family & friends. Come enjoy an evening at the Save Mart Center with your Fresno State Bulldogs as they take on the New Mexico Lobos. For more information or to place an order by phone please contact Jesse Gonzales at (559) 278-1103 or or fill out the order form and fax to (559) 278-4689, Attn: Jesse Gonzales.


FDL.png  Live Oak District Award of Merit

The Live Oak district is currently seeking applicants for the District Award of Merit. This award is awarded to Scouters recognized as having provided noteworthy service at the district level. Honorees will be recognized at the annual district dinner on February 5, 2015.


Please submit your nominations to Erin Hayden ( on or before December 31, 2015. You can find the nomination form at

FDL.png  Sid Cox Distinguished Citizens Luncheon

Last month, our Council honored Sid Cox at our 2015 Westside Distinguished Citizens Luncheon on Tuesday, November 27th. This luncheon was a great success with over 160 of Sid’s family and friends attending at Harris Ranch in Coalinga.

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FDL.png  Riverbend Cub Scout Wins!

Congratulations to Riverbend Pack 408 Tiger Cub, Alvino Campos from Avenal. Alvino sold 15 additional NEW popcorn items in between Sunday, October 11th and Friday, October 23 and was entered into the drawing. He was the winner of an iPad Mini. Congratulations Alvino!!!


FDL.png  Riverbend Cub Scout Wins!

Did your unit exceed last year’s Popcorn Sales?  If so, CONGRATULATIONS!  A credit has been issued to your account for “New Sales Growth” on Trails End.  Please log-in today to get your revised total due.  If you have any questions, please contact your District Executive or call the Fresno or Visalia Service Center.



Popcorn Payment Reminder!!!

•           Friday, December 4, 2015 - Last day for extra 1% commission

•           Friday, December 11 2015 - All popcorn money due to council offices by 5:00 pm

•           Saturday, December 12, 2015 – Commission to Scouting Units reduced by 10% for unpaid balances

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Bryson Bales – $5,720

San Joaquin District Pack 11


Logan Dolliver - $4,575

San Joaquin District – Pack 11


Dominic Simonian - $3,284

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Spin n Win Logo.pngHard work has its rewards!!!  Our Spin ‘N’ Win Party is no longer for the Top 75 Popcorn Sellers with a minimum of $750 in Sales…  We increased it to the Top 83 Scouts who qualified!  Congratulations!!  Exclusive invitations were emailed out and we look forward to seeing our Top Sellers at our Spin ‘N’ Win Party being held on Saturday, December 5th at Young Life in the City of Kingsburg.  Be ready for good food, free t-shirt and a chance to spin a prize wheel for fun prizes!





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FDL.png  Banners Available

If your local school or your local unit meeting place would allow a banner to be placed, just give your Scout office a call. These are free of charge and also available in bilingual. This is a great way to advertise Scouting in your area.




FDL.png  Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse

The BSA has adopted the following policies for the safety and well-being of its members. These policies primarily protect youth members; however, they also serve to protect adult leaders. Parents and youth using these safeguards outside the Scouting program further increase the safety of their youth. Scout leaders in positions of youth leadership and supervision outside the Scouting program will find these policies help protect youth in those situations as well. For more information, please contact our Council office.


FDL.png  Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 11 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of October!


San Joaquin District:

Timothy            Diliberto Troop 95

Michael Trong Troop 223

Joshua Rivera Troop 301

David Carlson Troop 16                                    

Nathan Dewitt Troop 60

Connor Harris Troop 85

Brady Knavel Troop 354           

Christopher Vang Troop 19                                 


Riverbend District:

Wyatt King Troop 300

Ducan Elliott Troop 300

David Heinrichs Troop 282




FDL.png  Fresno Scout Shop Stuff A Stocking Sale

Don’t miss out on a fabulous sale! On Saturday, December 19, receive 15% off on everything you can fit into a stocking up to $100 pre-discounted price. Exclusions apply* Please ask your Scout Shop Associate for details.


The Fresno Scout Shop hours are as follow: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

ALL.jpg  Fresno Extended Hours

The Fresno Scout Office is now 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 your story!


ALL.jpg  Upcoming Closed Days

In honor of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving we will be adhering to the following schedule:


Fresno and Visalia Office Hours

Closed at Noon December 23, 2015

Closed December 24 – 27, 2015

Closed at Noon December 31, 2015

Closed January 1, 2016


Fresno Scout Shop Hours

Closed December 24 – 25, 2015

Closed January 1, 2016


Visalia Trading Post Hours

Closed for Inventory December 16 – 18, 2014

Closed at Noon December 23, 2015

Closed December 24 – 27, 2015

Closed at Noon December 31, 2015

Closed January 1, 2016




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  Winter Awareness Training for Klondike – December 5, 2015

New It is time to start planning for the 2016 Klondike Derby to be held on February          19 – 21, 2015, at Camp Chawanakee in Shaver Lake California.  


Success at the Klondike Derby is all about preparation.  We will do our best to help you prepare your unit for this Scouting Adventure.  The Unit Leader, Assistant Unit Leaders, Top Youth, and other interested persons need to attend Winter Awareness Training at the Clovis Veterans Memorial at 808 4th Street in Clovis on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00am to noon. Don’t miss this opportunity to get important information about how to safely prepare for an overnight snow camping activity.  You will also hear from event organizers on important tips to prepare for the activities.





CommissionerService.gif Commissioner Basic Training – Saturday, December 12, 2015

Commissioners Basic Training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. This training is Saturday, December 12 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 – Saturday, January 16

All registered Cub Scout Leaders and Assistant Leaders, potential leaders and interested parents are invited to attend our 2016 Cub Scout Pow Wow at the LDS Church Cedar Building at 5685 N Cedar Avenue in Fresno. It is an action-packed, all-day training event for Cub Scout Leaders and Pack Committee Members. You’ll spend the day learning new ideas and having hands-on experiences that will help you deliver a fun-filled, exciting program to your Cub Scouts. Check-in is at 7:30 am. The event will begin at 8:00 am and run through 4:00 pm. This is a free event! Just bring a bag lunch. For more information, please contact Michael Foster at 559- 320-2100 ext. 118 or visit our website at


ALL.jpg  Klondike Derby – Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21, 2016

What a better way to experience Camp Chawanakee than in the snow! Join us for Klondike Derby from Friday, February 19 thru Sunday, February 21. This is a unique winter camping experience in the historic Alaskan Yukon using the patrol method. To get a discounted price of $18.00, please register by February 2, 2016. After this date, the registration fee will be $26.00. For more information please contact Joseph Potthast at 559-320-2100 ext. 107 or



ALL.jpg  Council Annual Volunteer and Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner – Saturday, March 5, 2016 6:00 pm

The Sequoia Council would like to recognize our 2016 Silver Beaver recipients and other volunteers for various significant contributions. Eagle Scouts will also be recognized. This dinner is Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Pardini’s in Fresno. Reception begins at 6:00pm with dinner immediately following. Tickets are now available for $26.00. For more information contact Jessie Ruiz at 559-320-2100 ext. 122 or at












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Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America

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