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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 […]

Merit badges during social distancing

Council Advancement Committee In this time of disruption, BSA understands there are viable alternatives that still meet the intent and spirit of the normal processes and allow parents and youth to take advantage of unusually available time. These can result in extended learning opportunities producing continued Scout advancement. Under regular circumstances, the Sequoia Council believes […]

Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

The BSA has a message to young people concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will prevent them from completing Eagle Scout rank requirements before their 18th birthday: Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. During this unprecedented interruption to Scouting nationwide, the BSA has released new guidance on advancement during COVID-19. This includes: Time extensions for qualifying […]

Camp Chawanakee Update regarding Class Signups

Hello fellow Scouters, In these ever-changing times, we are working our best to help units plan for their summer camp and help with the ongoing event that is Covid-19. As of today, the Fresno City Council has asked all businesses to stop non-essential services at this time. We will be closing our Fresno and Visalia […]

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 […]

Camp Chawanakee Class Signups

We are half way through March and camp will be here before you know it!  Now that we are past the March Payment of $100 per person coming to camp we can focus on getting everyone ready for Class Signups. If you have not yet got your payment into the Fresno Scout Office you can […]

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 […]