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

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.


  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)