Sequoia Council, Boy Scouts of America 
Sequoia E-News Month of January 2016
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ALL.jpg  Welcome to our Team

We are pleased to announce that effective January 11, Edith Y. Ochoa will be joining the Sequoia Council as the new District Executive for Thunderbird District. Edith is a first-generation, fluent Spanish speaker who grew up in Mendota. She is a Fresno State graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. She acquired other nonprofit experience while interning at the Ronald McDonald House Charity and Healthy Smiles in 2014. Edith is married and has a 3 year old daughter and a 10 year old son who is excited to join a Troop. She will be a wonderful addition to the professional field staff. Welcome aboard Edith!




FDL.png  Bakersfield Condors Scout Night

See the Bakersfield Condors in their historic move to the American Hockey League in 2015-2016 on Friday, February 19 at 7:00 pm. Take advantage of special discounted pricing for family and friends by making this night a group night. Tickets can be purchased online for either $14 or $22 at


Boy Scouts Sleepover Night!!

Boy Scouts of America will earn $$ back off of each ticket sold!!

Sleep Over for just $5.00 more and receive a commemorative Boy Scouts Patch along with a healthy breakfast!!

For any questions or to order your tickets via phone contact Chris Herschberger in the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825 ext. 209.
The deadline for ticket purchase is February 18 at 10:00 pm.

FDL.png  Scout Mass

The Diocese of Fresno Catholic Committee on Scouting invites you to the annual Diocese Scout Mass on Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 am. The mass will be celebrated by Most Revered Bishop Armando X. Ochoa at St. John’s Cathedral at 2814 Mariposa Street in Fresno. All boys and girls are invited to attend! Scouts are to be in full class “A” uniform. Scouts that have earned religious emblems will receive them after they have been blessed, before the final procession. There will be a cookie reception immediately following. Please bring some to share! For more information, please contact Michale Phillips at 559-696-9101 or at



FDL.png  Popcorn Spin ‘N’ Win Party

Our Popcorn Spin ‘N’ Win Party was a huge success!  Scouts who sold over $750 in popcorn where invited to the special party which was held on Saturday, December 5.  Each Scout got to bring two guests for a pizza lunch, free t-shirt and the opportunity to spin the wheel for great prizes.  Everyone had a great time and Scouts got to leave with two prizes each and a few got to take a third prize home.  Congratulations to our Top Seller, Bryson Bales (pictured below) from San Joaquin District, Troop 60!  Bryson sold $5,720 – incredible job, well done Bryson!


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FDL.png  Sid Cox Honored

We held our Annual Distinguished Citizen Luncheon on Tuesday, November 24 at Harris Ranch where Sequoia Council honored Sid Cox. It was a wonderful event with family, friends and community leaders supporting our Distinguished Citizen. Congratulations Sid!


Pictured below from left to right:  Bill Chandler, Sid Cox, John Chandler, and John Richers


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FDL.png  Congratulation Eagle Scouts!

Congratulations to our 6 Scouts who earned their Eagle during the month of November!


San Joaquin District:

Donovan Edward-Troop 95       

Doni Nikooei-Troop 223


Riverbend District:

Sage Wyman-Troop 432          

Matthew Reyes-Troop 282


Live Oak District:

Spencer Minnick-Crew 80        

Andrew Schimelpfening-Crew 80          

FDL.png  Scout Shop Promotion



Blue and Gold Banquets are fast approaching!

Come in for all your B&G needs,

Table clothes, decorations, gifts for leaders, etc

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  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 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will be closed on Monday, January 18 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 19 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  Adult Leader Training – Saturday, March 5 & 12

New to Scouting? We will be offering 2 Adult Leader Trainings in the Spring. Saturday, March 5 at San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno Campus. Saturday, March 12 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia Campus. These trainings are open to all new leaders. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Steve Smith at 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at




null  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – BALOO

Saturday, March 5 & 12

These trainings are open to all new leaders. Saturday, March 5 at San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno Campus. Saturday, March 12 at San Joaquin Valley College, Visalia Campus. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:00 am with courses beginning at 8:00 am. For more information, please contact Steve Smith 559-320-2100 ext. 108 or visit our website at

  Commissioners Basic Training – Saturday, March 19

We will be holding our annual Commissioners Basic Training at the Fresno Service Center. This training will provide an orientation to new Commissioners about how to successfully coach a unit forward. 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



null  Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – Friday, March 18 – 19

Registration begins at 6:00 pm. Training runs through Saturday, March 19 at Mooney’s Grove Park in Visalia. All new Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venture leaders are encouraged to participate. This is an overnight training. For more information, please contact Steve Smith 559-320-2100 ext. 108 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 event is FREE! 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 – 21

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, 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 at Pardini’s in Fresno. Reception begins at 6:00 pm 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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