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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 […]

Camp Chawanakee Pre-Reqs

National has just released the list of merit badges for 2020 that have had updates to their requirements. We have reviewed the list and found that none of the requirement updates affect the classes we offer at camp this summer. This means that unless there are any other changes the class schedule list has the […]

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 […]

You’re Invited

Join the National Scouts BSA Committee for LIVE OFFICE HOURS Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30 P.M. ET / 7:30 P.M. CT / 6:30 P.M. MT / 5:30 P.M. PDT Great for All Scouts BSA Leaders – Including Senior Patrol Leaders Register Now Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to […]

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 […]

Six easy steps to planning the ultimate Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby can seem like a maze of tasks that make up a million-piece, very complicated puzzle, but it is time to simplify things a bit and make this all about fun for everyone. These steps should guarantee that you throw a successful and well-run race day event, whether it’s your pack’s first time or 50th.

Camp Chawanakee 1st Payment

We hope you have had a great holiday season. Now that we’re in 2020 we wanted to take a moment to remind you about some upcoming dates for camp. Our first payment is coming up quickly on January 15th. Each unit will need to have a payment of $125 per person (both youth and adults) to our […]

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 […]