Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting See also Applying for Eagle Rank The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense […]

Further Updates Covid 19

Scouting leaders, parents, and stakeholders, We continue to review recommendations from public health officials as we monitor the spread of COVID-19. We’re mindful of the role we play as Scouts to ‘be prepared’ and give leadership to others. As we evaluate this evolving situation, we are relying on information and guidance from the California Department […]

Regarding Covid 19

Dear Scouting Family, As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, could affect local Scouting programs in the Sequoia Council. Please know that we are monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 both […]

Council Annual Volunteer & Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

Don’t Delay… Register Today! Please RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2020. SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 Reception at 6:00 P.M. – Dinner at 6:45 P.M. Padini’s Shaw and Van Ness in Fresno ATTIRE FOR THE EVENING WILL BE SCOUT UNIFORM OR BUSINESS ATTIRE If you did not know the Silver Beaver award is the highest award […]

How to get your pack or troop into a national park for free in 2020

A seven-day pass to Yellowstone National Park is normally $35 per vehicle. But on five days each year, that fee drops to $0. (Photo by W. Garth Dowling) There’s only one thing better than taking your Cub Scout pack, Scouts BSA troop, Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship to a national park. It’s taking them […]

Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and […]

BSA membership fee to change beginning Jan. 1, 2020

Fee Communications with Talking Points FAQ From Council President and Scout Executive Starting next year, the Boy Scouts of America membership fee will be $60 a year for all registered youth in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts. The annual fee for adult members and youth in the Exploring program will be $36. While costs to the organization have increased […]

ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization

Dear Scouters, By now many of you have probably received an email from the Boy Scouts of America in regards to new policies regarding updates to the Criminal Background Checks we do to ensure we are always on the forefront of Youth Safety. Below you will see a copy of this email for your own […]

Membership Cards & Charter Certificates

The BSA is committed to putting tools in the hands of our volunteers. For several years now, individuals and unit key 3 have had access to print membership cards through my.scouting.org, as well as having access to unit rosters and member ID numbers for their registrants.  New this year, members of the unit key 3 […]