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LEAD 2020

LEAD 2020The best place for one-stop training is at LEAD (Leader Education and Discovery). At Scout LEAD, you can find all the courses you need in all the programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, and Venturing. Bask in the warmth of friendliness and camaraderie of like-minded Scout leaders. This is Scout LEAD and it’s a blast!

Catch-up with old friends and meet new friends. Expand your scout networking courses in all areas, from outdoor skills to national policy.

All adults (Uniformed Leaders, Committee Members, Interested Parents, District & Council volunteers) are invited.

L.E.A.D. offers over 140 classes across 5 colleges:

  • Cub Scouts
  • Scouts BSA
  • Venturing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Continuing Education

The day is broken up into 6 sessions. Some classes are 1 session, others, such as CPR certification, are 3 sessions, while even others, like position specific leader training can cover all 6 sessions.

Are you NEW to Scouting? Well, we have classes for you!

  • Merit badge counselor training
  • Position specific training and Den leader training
  • Cub Scouting 101, Scouts BSA 101, Gear 101
  • Lion Cubs 411, Webelos 411
  • Scout book, how to
  • Den chief training

Are you an EXPERIENCED Scouter and want to learn some new skills, learn how to work with your youth more efficiently, and/or learn how to increase the FUN in Scouting? Well, we have classes for you too!

  • STEM for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturers
  • Where to go Camping, Hiking or Backpacking in Northern California or beyond
  • Religious Emblem programs
  • High adventure camps, National Jamborees, and World Jamborees
  • Cooking – Dutch oven, portable meals, and alternative cooking methods
  • Pinewood derbies, Campfires, and Team Building games
  • Basics – Boards of reviews, unit finance, and retention

Register early and bring a friend for a “Great Day of Scouting”!!!  Learn, Explore and Enjoy!


Contact Wendy LaBerge
L.E.A.D 2020 Course Director

Register on the council website: Register

Crew 100 Pancake Breakfast fundraiser

Venturing Crew 100 is hosting a Pancake Breakfast before worship services. The menu includes pancakes (with butter and syrup), sausage and eggs, orange juice, tea, and coffee.

PRICE: $8.00 per person; 2 yrs and under are free
WHEN: BSA Scout Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 8:45 am
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield

Please come and help support the local Venture Scouts in Crew 100 and their activity program for 2020! This is an event that we do on Scout Sunday to help recognize the anniversary of the founding of Scouting in America, and to help fund our adventures throughout the year.

Contact Laura Odneal (707-486-5504) or Anna Guerra (707-280-8769) for tickets. Tickets will also be sold at the door the morning of the event.

Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle

The third annual Eagle Honors Dinner will be March 21, 2020 at Rockville Bible Church at 6:00 pm. The purpose is to recognize and honor all Scouts in our District who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2019 to date.

The cost for adults is $15, and $7 for children under 10. Dinner is complimentary for our newest Chief Solano Eagles and Eagle Scout Alumni.

RSVP to Jim or Christine Patchen (707-864-6656) by March 7, 2020.

11th Annual Chief Solano District
Pinewood Derby @ Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
N. Texas Street and Manual Campos Parkway

Lowe's Home Improvement Stores logo, Pinewood DerbyBuild a Car Days
Saturdays, March 7 & 14, 2020

  • 10;00 AM – Sensory friendly hour (Less noise and smaller crowd)
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Race Day – Sat., March 28, 2020

  • Weigh-In 10-11 AM
  • Race begins at 11:30 AM

Download the event flyer!

Lowe’s is a huge supporter of Scouting and hosts Pinewood Derbies across the country for Cub Scouts and potential new recruits. Previous events have been well attended and very successful. In 2014, Fairfield hosted the largest Pinewood Derby event in the entire Lowe’s chain. They won company recognition, and are very excited to have us back year after year!

This event is open to all current Cub Scouts (and their buddies), and the general public including girls. A limited supply of cars will be available on site to purchase for building. Packs are encouraged to provide cars to their Cubs ahead of time so that any Cub Scout who needs help with making the car can come on the build days to get it done.

The rules for building and racing are found in the official BSA Derby Kit box.  All Wheels must be BSA approved.  Rules and online registration are at

You  can find contact information and meeting places and times at, and a convenient form to put you in touch with local Cub Scout leaders.

Christopher Turner
Pinewood Derby Organizer

PHONE: (304) 356-0451

Chief Solano  ~  Lake  ~ Silverado
Northern Regional Camporee


April 24-26, 2020


Theme: Scout Olympic Games
Location: Skyline Park, Napa


Friday – Check-In 5:00; Evening Program; Flag retirement
Saturday – Competition Day; Campfire and Awards
Sunday – Interfaith Worship; Closing Program

Webelos and Adult Partner: $20.00
BSA Scouts: $20.00
BSA Adult Scouters: $20.00

Pre-register with your District Representative listed below:

Silverado: Orrin Shackleford(707)
Solano: Carla Jensen(707)
Lake: Elaine Bishop(707)

For questions, suggestions, or interest in serving on staff, please send an email to

Patch Contest form: Download it here!

It’s going to be a great day for Scouting!


Chief Solano District STEM Camp

For Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light Scouts

NOVA Award: Out of This World!
Featuring a Special Guest Speaker from NASA

Janury 4, 2020
9:30 – 4:00
Community United Methodist Church
1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield

Cost: $20 (Limited to 25 Scouts)


Snacks and Drinks Provided
Bring Your Own Lunch!
Official Uniform