Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Recycle your Christmas tree!

Each year, the Boy Scouts team up with Solano Garbage for Christmas Tree recycling. If you enjoy the ambiance of a real tree, consider recycling it when the season is over. The scouts will pick up your Christmas Tree and it will be recycled and used as mulch for the city landscaping.

Help support Scouting in your community, build strong character in our Scouts, and give back to our environment.

Suggested donation: $10

Trees should be ready before 7am on the day of your scheduled pickup. Make sure lights, ornaments and stands are off the tree. Tinsel must be removed but flocking is okay.

Christmas Tree Recycling Chair –
Bob Wheeler and Troop 853

HOTLINE: 707-646-1740 (call or Text)

EMAIL: BSATreeRecycle@gmail.com

DATES: (Saturdays)
January 4, 2020, 9:00am to Noon
January 11, 2020, 9:00am to Noon

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!

QUESTIONS OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Contact Wendy LaBerge
L.E.A.D 2020 Course Director
WendyScoutsBSA@gmail.com
707-246-6438

Register on the council website: Register

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.

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

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

 

Scout Olympics Camporee 2019Due to a combination of low enrollment and more importantly, a lack of volunteers to help run some of the events, the decision was made to cancel Camporee. We encourage units to turn their attention to the Coast to Creek clean up this Saturday Morning!