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Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle

The second annual Eagle Honors Dinner will be March 23, 2019 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 2018 or 2019 to date.

Those new Eagle Scouts will receive a complimentary dinner. The cost for adults is $15, and $7 for children under 10.

RSVP to Jim or Christine Patchen (707-864-6656) by March 3.

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Scout Olympics Camporee 2019

May 17-19, 2019 is the weekend for Chief Solano District’s Spring Camporee!  The theme is Scout Olympics, and the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association facility is the venue once again. 

CAMPOREE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

This year there will be 3 different service days during Yolo Sportsman’s Trap Shooting competitions. As in past years, the service opportunities will be split into two sessions for each day.

  • Sunday, April 14, 8:00 am to Noon and Noon to 4:00 pm (two sessions)
  • Saturday, April 27, 8:00 am to Noon and Noon to 4:00 pm (two sessions)
  • Sunday, May 5, 8:00 am to Noon and Noon to 4:00 pm (two sessions)

Participation in each of these service opportunities will earn Patrols/Troops 50 discretionary points per event attended to be used in the case of tie breakers and in the coveted Scout Spirit Award. This along with the Scout tradition of service to our community should motivate our participants to have an even greater showing than the impressive numbers we had last year. So, let us show Yolo Sportsman’s Association our appreciation!

The full Camporee packet, with details for the events, registration forms, patch contest, and more, can be downloaded here.

Chief Solano Twilight Camp

When: June 24 – 28, 2019, 9am – 1pm

Where: Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, Fairfield.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! Click here to register online.

Theme
Who is ready for an adventure?  EVERYONE gets a first-class seat ont his trip.  Get ready for STEM, Handcrafts, Scout skills, and more outdoor fun!

Cost
Early Bird (through 5/31) – $90
Regular Price (starting 6/1) – $110
Price includes camp shirt, daily snack, and a whole week of fun and adventures!

Eligibility and Transportation

To participate in Cub Scout Day Camp, a boy must be registered with a Cub Scout Pack. More information and registration forms are on the Council website Day Camp page listed under “Attachments”. Transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Camp Uniform

A camp T-shirt will be provided to each participant on the first day of camp. Each camp participant is required to wear an official camp T-shirt everyday with shorts/pants and closed-toed shoes. No open-toed shoes will be allowed. Each camper will need to bring water (refills available at each station) and lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Medication

Any medication, including inhalers and epipens, need to be given to the Camp Medic stationed at camp. All medications must be picked up from the Camp Medic at the end of each day. Minor children will transport no medications.

TAGS

The TAGS program is a Day Camp experience with activities for young children (not yet in Kindergarten) of Staff members, Den Leaders and parent volunteers. In order for a child to attend TAGS, a parent MUST be in camp while they attend. We do not provide day care for Scout siblings. TAGS must also be potty trained.

Tiger Program

Our camp has an exciting program for incoming Tiger Cubs in order to introduce them to the fun of both Cub Scout Day Camp and Scouting. Tigers are invited to attend the week’s camp activities. Any incoming Tiger who registers for camp needs to have an adult partner accompany them every day. In addition, incoming Tigers must also complete a BSA Cub Scout registration form. We will provide a list of District Packs to encourage continuing in Scouting following Day Camp.

Volunteers

Volunteers are at the heart of our camp, and without adequate parental assistance our camp could not function. No experience is necessary and there are a wide variety of positions that need to be filled. Volunteering your time, even if it is just one day, will allow you to reap the benefits of a great program and have fun with an awesome group of boys. Come join the fun and excitement! To find out about volunteer opportunities available, please contact the Camp Director, Carla Jensen @ CarlaJensenBSA@yahoo.com

Camp Aides

Boy Scouts & older siblings, who are at least 14 years of age, are invited to volunteer as Camp Aides. Scouts will have their service hours recorded and they will be given a letter providing proof of service at the end of each camp session. If an adult attends camp on Staff for the week, older siblings, and those between the ages of 13 and 14 years may also assist their parent as a Camp Aide.

Den Leaders, Volunteers and Staff Members

All camp Den Leaders, Volunteers and Staff Members are required to attend a Camp Leader training session prior to camp. The time and location will be announced at a later date. This training is mandatory for our national standards and accreditation. In addition, each adult must also have taken Youth Protection Training. Youth Protection Training may be taken online at www.scouting.org. If you have taken the Youth Protection Training within the past year, you do not need to repeat this for camp. You must however, print and provide your training certificate prior to the start of camp.

Registration, Camper-ships and Refunds

Full and partial camper-ships are available for families with financial hardships. Please contact the Chief Solano Day Camp Director or Registrar for information about financial assistance.
Camp fees are non-refundable except in cases of emergency. Emergency related refunds require a written request to the Camp Director. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.

For questions please contact:
Camp Director: Shannon Lovett
Program Manager: Domingo Goyena
Camp Registrar: Matt Hall

Send Email: TwilightCamp@ChiefSolanoBSA.org

Summer Adventure Grants

Summer Adventure Grants

For a fourth summer a generous donor within our District has made available a limited number of “Summer Grants” for Scout Units. Units must submit the attached application for consideration. There are some changes on the Grant form, so read carefully.

Goal: To provide financial assistance to any Chief Solano District  scout unit to engage in memorable summertime excursions or activities.

Description: The maximum grant is $500 per unit. One grant may be used for two excursions or activities over the summer of 2019. Grants will be awarded by the Chief Solano District Key 3 based on financial need, quality of proposed excursion/s, and satisfactory use and compliance with grant requirement of previous years.

Requirements: 

  1. Grant requests must be submitted to a member of the Chief Solano District Key 3 by June 1, 2019.
  2. Funds may be used only for gasoline, admissions, and food.
  3. All BSA requirements for scouting trips must be met.
  4. An After-Action Report must be submitted to the Chief Solano District Executive team within one month of completion of the activity.
  5. Photos showing recognizable signage of the destination and reflecting the activity is requested to be submitted with the After-Action Report.  Photos will be used for future scouting membership and recruitment promotions.Ensure the photos are BSA appropriate.
  6. Copies of receipts for funds used must be provided with the After-Action Report.  Unused funds must be returned with the After-Action Report.

Both the Grant Application and the After-Action report form are included in the PDF file that you can download below.

Download (Summer-Grant-Program-2019.pdf, PDF, 160KB)

10th 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, Feb. 2 & 9, 2019

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

Derby Race Day – February 23, 2019

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

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 can be found at Pinewood Derby registration.  Online registration will be available soon!

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

Christopher Turner
Pinewood Derby Organizer
EMAIL: Cturnersenr@aol.com

PHONE: (304)356-0451