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 […]

Scout Gatherings – Sequoia Council

Dear Scouting Families, As you know there has been growing concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Due to the ever-evolving nature of the Coronavirus and recommendation from the California Department of Public Health, the Sequoia Council is cancelling or postponing the following council-wide events in March 2020. San Joaquin District Camporee Live Oak District Cub-O-Ree Any […]

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 […]

Please Welcome Mike to the Sequoia Council

We are pleased to announce the selection of Michael R. Marchese as Scout Executive of the Sequoia Council in Fresno and the Central Valley. Mike began his Scouting career as a District Executive, District Director and then Assistant Scout Executive with the Oregon Trail Council in Eugene, Oregon.   He moved on to become Director of […]

Join our Camp Chawanakee Staff

Not all jobs take you to the great outdoors. Up here you wake up to crisp mountain air, enjoy scenic locations and hang out with your fellow scouts. At Camp Chawanakee though, this is every day of summer. Camp has a long running tradition of providing an enriching summer camp experience. Scouts and scouters from […]

2018-2019 Program Planning Guides Available

The 2018-2019 edition of the Sequoia Council Program Planning Guide is now available. These Program Planning Guides contain the calendar of major council events over the next year and a half and features training dates, camp schedules and much more! You can pick your copy up at either of the council service centers or at […]

OA to open unit elections to Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts

The National Order of the Arrow Committee today approved some exciting updates to Scouting’s national honor society. Beginning Feb. 1, 2019, unit elections will be permitted in Scouts BSA troops, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships. Previously, elections only were for Boy Scout troops. The Order of the Arrow, or OA, has welcomed female leaders since 1988. Today’s […]