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April 27 – 29, 2018 is the weekend for Chief Solano District’s Spring Camporee!  Watch this page for details as the date gets closer!

8th 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 – Feb. 4 & 11, 2017

  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM both days

Derby Race Day – Feb. 25, 2017

  • Weigh-In begins at 10:00 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. Last year the event was very successful, and 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!

There are 2 Build-a-Car days to help scouts and potential scouts get ready for race day.

Download (Pinewod2017.pdf, PDF, 641KB)

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.

The District Pinewood Derby needs your help.

For Packs:

  • A donation of a gift basket or opportunity drawing prize for the Derby Day.
  • Cub Scout and adult leader presence at both the build and race days
  • Adults on the build days (Feb. 4 and 11) with woodworking skills to help racers realize their dreams by cutting cars.

For Troops/Crews:

  • Boy Scouts in need of service hours to help out with both build and race days. Come in uniform on Build a Car day.
  • Please contact us if you can help out by operating a saw, or by otherwise providing your woodworking skills (Lowe’s is providing us with all the tools, including saws!)- we need you to make the District Pinewood a success!

Thank you!

Mike Moffat
Pinewood Derby Organizer
EMAIL: Michael.Moffat@scouting.org
Phone: 925-674-6178

CAMPOREE 2017

WHAT: A Brownsea Adventure – The First Scout Camp!  A weekend of Scouting Skills Competition, Fun, and Scout Spirit, just as Lord Robert Baden-Powell originally envisioned!

WHEN: April 21-23, 2017

WHERE: Yolo Sportsman’s Association in Davis, CA.  In order to use this venue, we have to provide scouts and adults for service projects.  Registration is required for these service projects at least one week in advance of the event.  Details are provided in the Camporee packet, or contact the Camporee Director for questions or arrangements for your Troop participation.

March 25, 2017 – 8:30am-4:00pm – Yolo Trap Shoot event **
April 15, 2017 – 10:00am-5:00pm – Camporee prep event *
May 7, 2017 – 8:30am-4:00pm – Yolo Trap Shoot event **

* This is the weekend before Camporee, and we will be doing final grounds preparation for our Camporee event. Scouts will be expected to travel and arrive in their Field Uniform (Class A) as per BSA policy, but should have their Activity Uniform (Class B) underneath and be ready to dress down when work begins. Members of Camporee staff will be onsite, and at least one Scouter per Troop will be expected to attend this event with their Scouts.

** The  Youth Trap Shoot is an event to give back directly to Yolo Sportsman’s  Association by serving as range keepers.  Scouts need to show up in Field Uniform (Class A), and will be expected to clear spent shotgun shells from the Trap Range at the range official’s instruction.  A member of Camporee staff will be onsite, and at least one Scouter per Troop will be expected to attend this event with their Scouts.

WHO: Boy Scouts, Webelos, Venture Scouts, Leaders

REGISTRATION forms (in the packet) can be sent via email to Registrar Gina Morrow at mommy2ian@att.net.  You can contact Gina by phone at 707-816-9077.

Download the full Camporee Packet with a lot more information here:

Download (2017Camporee.pdf, PDF, 440KB)

Bookmark this page, as it will be updated with more information as Camporee gets closer. Please email or call me with questions, or to volunteer to help!

Toby Mosier
Chief Solano Camporee Director
Camporee@ChiefSolanoBSA.org

Twilight Camp 2017 Chief Solano

Chief Solano Day Twilight Camp

When: June 26 – 30, 2017, 3pm – 8pm

Where: Vintage Oaks, Mix Canyon in Vacaville

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

Theme
Our fun theme this year is “CSI – Cub Scout Investigation”. Is your scout ready?

View the PowerPoint presentation below for more details!

Download (CSI-Day-Camp-2017.pptx, PPTX, 11.01MB)

Some of the exciting activities planned are Archery, BB Guns, Sports, Crafts, Games, Nature, Scout Skills, Skits, Songs, STEM and, not to mention, our plans to just have FUN!!!
Camp fees include a camp T-shirt, an event patch, and provides for the use of our camp facilities, special program guests, event and program equipment.

Eligibility and Transportation

To participate in Cub Scout Day Camp, a boy must be registered with a Cub Scout Pack. Boy Scouts of America registration is $14 in addition to the Day Camp cost, including boys who are just beginning as Tiger Cubs (as of June 1). No person or groups will be excluded because of race, color, national origin, or hardship for participation in Cub Scout Day Camp. 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 not 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.

Tot Lot

The “Tot Lot” provides a Day Camp experience with activities for young children of Staff members, Den Leaders and parent volunteers. In order for a child to attend Tot Lot, a parent MUST be in camp while they attend. We do not provide day care for Scout siblings. In addition, each attendee must be toilet trained or other arrangements made.

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: Carla Jensen, Text: (530) 521-5600
Program Manager: Laura Odneal, Text: (707) 486-5504
Camp Registrar: Matt Hall, Text: (916) 956-6228

Or email: DayCamp@ChiefSolanoBSA.org