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October 9th, 2017

 

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Clarification on Adult Registration Requirement Beginning with 2018 Boy Scout Camp Season

Scout Fairs

Adventure Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

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Spurs & Stars Last Chance to Sign Up!

 

A special "Thank You" to 
Bryan and Gail Kocen 
for their Major Sponsorship

Major sponsorship opportunities still available
Contact Soul Ruiz for more information

Stan Morrison-Master of Ceremonies

Senior VP/Business Development-Pacific Premier Bank 
Retired Athletic Director for the University of Riverside
CIEC Executive Board Member 
Co-Chair Nominating Committee

 

 

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Clarification on Adult Registration Requirement Beginning with 2018 Boy Scout Camp Season

 

The BSA’s new adult registration requirements — which mandate that all adults accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a residence camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be registered as a leader, including completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training — will go into effect June 1, 2018, at the start of the BSA’s summer camp season.

Several of you have inquired as to the “why” behind these updated adult registration requirements. The change to the adult registration requirement for Boy Scout activities described below is a first step. With the increased emphasis on youth protection and safe Scouting, this new requirement applies to the area of “highest risk” insofar as Boy Scout activities involve the most youth whose parents are not present.

Requiring registration, background checks, and YPT for adults on Boy Scout extended activities adds another dimension of protection. Additional requirements, such as mandatory YPT for any adult participating in a unit activity, shortening the activity period requirement from three nights, and extending the registration requirement to additional programs, are under consideration for future action. Recognizing the affect these requirements have on parents and programs, this first step is being taken in advance of YPT2 to underscore how important youth protection measures are to safe Scouting.

We fully recognize the affect these requirements will have on parents and programs and offer the following clarification:

  • This change applies to Boy Scout program only at this time
  • The new requirement applies to any adult accompanying a Boy Scout group on a single Scouting activity where they are present for three or more nights (not necessarily consecutive)
  • These adults must be registered as leaders, including the completion of a criminal background check and Youth Protection Training before the activity (CBCs cannot be expedited)

Why is this happening: 

  • This is meant to enhance the “safe space” for overnight Boy Scout activities.
  • While incidents are rare, this will serve as an added layer of protection for our highest risk activities.

The future: 

  • Results and feedback will be monitored.
  • Also under consideration are:
    • Mandatory YPT for any participating adult
    • Extended registration requirements to other programs
    • Shortening the activity period from three nights

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Scout Fairs

 

Temescal District Scouts, Scouters and Cubbers came together in September to produce two Scout Information Nights in our District to support Cub Scout and Boy Scout recruitment and Webelos Transition to Boy Scouts. 

Boy Scout Troops from Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Chino and Chino Hills, led by enthusiastic Senior Patrol Leaders and Scoutmasters, set up booths to showcase their programs for Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts to visit several Troops, and collect information for future visits, in one opportunity. In addition, interested youth from the community who had never been in Scouts before, came to check out Scouting and we even welcomed new boys who joined Troops at the event! On behalf of all of our Packs, Cub Scout leaders from various units volunteered to staff general information Cub Scout booths. We featuring water bottle rocket launching in Corona and Pack 220 generously brought and set up their Pinewood Derby track in Chino Hills! Just as with the Boy Scouts, new families came to learn more about Cub Scouting and we accepted their applications for Cub Scouts on the spot! We also provided opportunities to learn about Venture Crew programs for older youth.

Many thanks to Lisa Bates from the Old Baldy Scout Shop and her husband, Fred Bates, for coming both nights and always being so supportive of our Scout fairs in Temescal. New families appreciated the opportunity to immediately shop for uniforms, handbooks and other Scout merchandise. 

 Working together, our District is on track to once again be TemesGOLD in 2017! 

 

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Museum of Tolerance Visit

 

Troop 110 visited the Museum of Tolerance on October 8th.  The scouts and their families learned about tolerance and the history of the Holocaust.  We got the opportunity to listen to the life story of 93 year old William Harvey.  While he told us of his experience in the death camps, his main point was to tell the scouts to not let anything get in the way of reaching their goals in life.  What a wonderful lesson from an extraordinary man!

Jon Herrmann Scout Master 

 

 

Star Wars with the OA

 

Who likes Star Wars? Who wants to go see STAR WARS Episode 8 opening day..Dec 15 around 7:00-8:00 pm with all your fellow Arrowmen and friends?Cahuilla Lodge is buying out a theater for this. Terra Vista 6 theater in Rancho Cucamonga will be the site. Cost will be $10 per person. First Come First served. I can not hold tickets without payment. There are only 291 tickets available. 25 have already been sold. Get yours now. Send a check or cash with the number of tickets needed to Travis Martois 11876 Worcester Dr Rancho Cucamonga California 91730. This will be a NOAC fundraiser so all proceeds from this will go directly to the youth attending NOAC. This is not limited to just Arrowmen. Invite friends, family, Troops, Crews, Packs and anyone else you want. Act fast as this will sell out fast. Send your money today.

Thanks
Travis Martois
Cahuilla Lodge Adviser

 

 

Boy Scout Day with LA Clippers

 

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JOTA

 

JOTA is coming, JOTA is coming!

Yes it that time of year when the annual JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) hits the airwaves and the net on the 3rd weekend of October.  Over that weekend of 20-22 Oct 2017, thousands of Scouts from around the world will be working those radios and Internet reaching out to contact other Scouts trying to do the same.

The theme for this years event is  “60 Years Connecting Scouts.”   This years theme recognizes the event’s beginnings in 1957 and commemorates its growth in participation and in the expanding communication channels activated this coming October. In addition to Amateur Radio, those channels include Internet-based channels and other Internet-based options, including social media, ScoutLink, IRC chat services, Skype, and more.

“It also recognizes the goal of the event — connecting Scouts so that they can engage in conversations with other Scouts across town and around the world,” said JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND. “This allows them to discover geographic and cultural differences and similarities. Plus, they are exposed to the technology that makes all this happen.”

The stations you’ll be communicating with can be across town, across the country, or even around the world! The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2016 JOTA had nearly 1.3 million Scout participants from more than 30,000 locations, and reached 156 countries.  This included Scouts of any age who had participated, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venturers, including girls.

Further information can be obtained by looking at the BSA site or that of the ARRL.

 

 

Skyline Trail Hike

 

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Klondike

 

Klondike 1

Klondike 2

Klondike 3

 

 

Polar Cub Camp

 

Polar 1

Polar 2

Polar 3

Polar 4

Polar 5

Polar 6

 

 

Boy Scout Night

 

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NYLT Scholarships

 

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Click here for Campership Application 

 

 

Silver Beaver!

 

Now is the time to nominate a deserving Scouter for the Silver Beaver Award! Don't let a worthy Scouter go unrewarded! The nomination form must be submitted to the CIEC office on or before Monday, November 13th, 2017. The Silver Beaver Selection Committee will review nominations and make selections on a "blind" basis. Late forms and non-2017 forms will not be accepted for evaluation. The Nomination Form is available at www.bsa-ciec.org. For additional information, please contact Michelle Brown. Please save the date (February 10, 2018) for the Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner where the 2017 Silver Beaver's will be awarded! 

Now is the time to nominate a deserving Scouter for the Silver Beaver Award! Don't let a worthy Scouter go unrewarded!

There is an updated Silver Beaver Application Form for 2017, which is pdf-fillable, making the nominations that much easier. Click HERE

ELIGIBILITY AND DEADLINES

The California Inland Empire Council, with the approval of the BSA National Court of Honor, may present the Silver Beaver Award to a Scouter who has given Noteworthy Service of Exceptional Character to Youth and is currently registered in this Council.  The nominee must be 21 years of age or older and a volunteer Scouter.  The award may not be presented posthumously.  Former professional Scouters will not be considered within 5 years of their leaving employment with the BSA.

The nomination must be submitted on the Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form complete with original signatures.  Out-of-date forms will not be accepted for evaluation.  All sections of all pages should include as much information as possible for best consideration of the nominee.

The nomination form must be submitted to the CIEC office on or before Monday, November 13, 2017.

The Silver Beaver Selection Committee will review nominations and make selections on a “blind” basis.

Late forms and non-2017 forms will not be accepted for evaluation. The 2017 Silver Beaver Nomination Form is available HERE.

 

 

2017 Fall Fellowship

 

Click here to register now (only online payments are accepted) 

The OA will ONLY be accepting online payments

 

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month 

 

Whether we’re at work or at home, all of us can take a few simple actions to protect ourselves and the BSA when online:

Keep a Clean Machine:

  • Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems is the best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
  • Automate software updates: Make sure to turn on automatic updates for your computer, smartphone, and tablet hardware, as well as Microsoft Office, Adobe products, and any other third-party software packages.
  • Plug & scan: Removable drives and other external devices can be infected by viruses and malware. Use TrendMicro OfficeScan or CylanceProtect antivirus packages to scan external devices, and never connect lost or found USB drives to your computer.  

Protect Your Personal/Organizational Information:

  • Lock down your login: When possible, fortify your online accounts by enabling two-factor authentication such as security keys or one-time codes through a mobile app, phone call, or text message.
  • Unique account, unique password: Having separate passwords for every account helps to prevent cybercriminals from accessing your accounts. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure your critical accounts have the strongest passwords.

Connect with Care:

  • When in doubt, throw it out: Links in emails, social media posts, and online advertising are often used by cybercriminals to steal your personal and organization information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.
  • Get savvy about wi-fi hotspots: Limit the type of business you conduct when connecting over public wi-fi hotspots. Never access banking or financial information over a public wi-fi hotspot. 
  • Protect financial information: When accessing banking or financial websites, always type the web address into the browser — never search for the site through a search engine. When banking and shopping, check to be sure the site is security enabled by looking for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://,” which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.

Own Your Online Presence:

  • Personal information is like money. Value it. Protect it.: Information about you, such as your purchase history or location, has value — just like money. Be thoughtful about who gets that information and how it’s collected through apps and websites. 
  • Be aware of what’s being shared: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s okay to limit how and with whom you share information.  
  • Share with care: Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it, and how it could be perceived now and in the future.

 

 

2017 Membership Fee Increase

 

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling costs. Although we have been successful in reducing our expenditures in many areas, it has become necessary to evaluate our annual membership fees.

Based on feedback from both volunteers and employees, the BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017.

Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to 21 years of age. From education to high-adventure experiences you can’t get anyplace else, the BSA provides unique growth opportunities at a great value.

Services include primary liability coverage for all volunteer leaders and chartered organizations, ongoing advances in technology, fundraising support, new program development and membership recruiting strategies, and support materials. In 2016 alone, the BSA served 2.3 million youth members through approximately 270 local councils across the United States and its territories.

With the help of all of our volunteers and Scouting parents, we will continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.

Questions and Answers:

1. Why are you increasing the membership fee? What is the additional money from the fees going to be used for?

To deliver the Scouting program to our 2.3 million youth members, it is occasionally necessary for the organization to increase membership fees to offset rising costs. As a result, the BSA is increasing our membership fee to $33 for all registered Scouts and adult members effective December 1, 2017.

Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting programs to a growing number of youth. Services include ongoing advances in technology, council visits to assist in fundraising, program development and membership campaigns, liability insurance costs, and administrative costs. It is important that we continue to maintain a strong financial position in the future to support and grow Scouting.

2. What is directly contributing to the need for this increase?

There are a variety of factors taken into consideration, all of which have led to an increased cost of doing business.

3. When will the increase go into effect?

The membership fee change for all registered youth and adult leaders will go into effect December 1, 2017. This change will affect Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, and Exploring posts/clubs. However, it will NOT apply to LDS-sponsored units, nor to those units with council-paid memberships. Note: All November and December 2017 recharters will have to renew at this new rate (since November recharter renewal actually spans from December 1, 2017, to November 30, 2018).

4. Does the BSA increase membership fees often?

There have been 10 fee increases in the organization’s history. Since 1969, the BSA has increased our fee, on average, every five years. The last membership increase took effect on January 1, 2014, and, prior to that, in 2010.

5. How much does it cost to be a Boy Scout?

All youth and adults who wish to become a member or leader of the Boy Scouts of America must pay the annual membership fee. Beyond that, families incur additional costs related to uniforms and the activities of their individual units.

6. Will the fee for Cub Scouts, Exploring, and Venturing/Sea Scouts increase as well?

Yes. This change will affect Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, Sea Scout ships, and Exploring posts/clubs. However, it will NOT apply to LDS-sponsored units, nor to those units with council-paid memberships.

7. Who gets the membership fee?

Local councils collect — and forward to the National Council — membership fees from each youth and adult who wishes to become a member of the Boy Scouts of America.

8. How is the National Council funded?

The National Council is funded through membership and service fees, investments, Boys’ Life magazine subscriptions, sales of uniforms and equipment, fees from national high-adventure bases, and contributions from individuals.

9. What does the National Council do for Scouting on the local level?

The BSA’s National Council provides program materials and support for approximately 270 local councils that administer the Scouting program, with each covering a specific geographic territory. The following are the key functions of the National Council:

  • Provide training to local council volunteers and staff
  • Maintain a national training center at Philmont Scout Ranch
  • Develop and maintain four year-round national high-adventure bases and execute national events (jamborees, National Eagle Scout Association and Order of the Arrow conferences, and National Council meetings)
  • Continue our leadership role in protecting our youth by providing youth protection resources, training, and criminal background checks for all registered volunteers and staff
  • Provide local councils with program as well as tools for camp and office planning and evaluation, extensive financial counseling, planned giving and fundraising information, and professional personnel support
  • Coordinate a communications network through magazines and literature (handbooks, merit badge pamphlets, brochures, training materials, and professional development training), including providing Scouting magazine to all registered leaders
  • Make available uniforms, equipment, and program supplies
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with chartered organizations that use the Scouting program (religious institutions, civic organizations, labor unions, professional organizations, business, and industry)
  • Serve in a leadership role with Scouting associations in other countries as a member of the World Scout Conference
  • Set and maintain program standards (e.g., advancement, health and safety, etc.) to ensure consistency of the brand throughout councils across the country

10. With the increase in membership fees, is Scouting still a good value?

The BSA has always taken into consideration the cost of delivering the Scouting program and has worked to keep our fees reasonable.

When you compare the BSA to other youth-serving organizations, we provide unique growth opportunities at a great value. The following are costs associated with other youth activities:

  • Tackle football, $142: In Plano, Texas, second- through sixth-graders who play tackle football pay $140 for a three-month season. That fee doesn’t include equipment.
  • Youth orchestra, $1,000: Members of the prestigious Los Angeles Youth Orchestra pay $100 to audition, $1,000 annually (if accepted), and must buy their own instruments.
  • Select soccer, $400: In Cleveland, select youth soccer players ages 15 to 18 pay $400 a season, plus $180 for uniforms.
  • Youth basketball, $525: In Queens, N.Y., boys ages 8 to 13 pay $525 a year, not including uniforms.
  • 4-H program, $25: Participants of the 4-H program in College Station, Texas, pay $25 a year, not including fees for individual activities.

From education to high-adventure, the Boy Scouts of America provides unique growth opportunities at a great value and we want all eligible youth to receive these benefits and participate in Scouting

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Adventure Weekend

 

Thank you to everyone that came to Adventure Weekend. Hope that you had an exciting time throughout the weekend.  We had record numbers in attendance and temperatures this year.  The weather was great!  This year we offered a variety of new events such as an Archery Tournament for Boy Scouts, Radio Merit Badge, the Ultimate Scout Challenge, as well as an Escape Room and CCOrder of the Arrow ceremony for Cub Scouts.

 

I would personally like to thank Anastasia Vlasic-Leveck (Mt. Rubidoux district), Nichole Horsley (Three Peaks district), Christine Visyak (Arrowhead district), and Jeanna Mills (High Desert district) for their endless dedication to this event. 

 

If you would like to be a part of the fun and excitement in planning next year’s events.  Please contact Carolyn Stanley

Looking forward to seeing all of you next year!

 

I’m so excited!

Carolyn Stanley

Adventure Weekend Chair

 

 

Memorials & Tributes

 

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Your gift to the Memorial and Tribute Fund is a way for you to recognize a special occasion and/or person. It can be a job promotion, presentation of the Eagle Scout Award or the Adult Volunteer Leader Scouting Awards, a birthday or anniversary, a Bar Mitzvah or Confirmation, or to honor the memory of a friend or family member.

Upon receipt of your gift, you will receive an acknowledgement card for tax purposes. The person or family receives a card in your name from the California Inland Empire Council, BSA with no amount mentioned. In addition the memorial or tribute will appear as part of the Monday Memo on the council’s website.

To make a contribution to the California Inland Empire Council Memorial and Tribute Fund, fill out the gift form, and mail the form to California Inland Empire Council, BSA, PO BOX 8910, Redlands, CA 92375-2110. If you have any questions you may contact Joe Daniszewski, Scout Executive at 909-793-2463 ext. 120 or e-mail: joseph.daniszewski@scouting.orgClick Here for Tribute Form

In Memory of
Roger Marron

Michael Goldware
In Memory of
Tiffany Grant

David Easterling
Tribute to
Leah Daniszewski

Joe Daniszewski
 

 

Cartoon Corner

 

 

Thoughts from the Scout Executive:

Chemistry merit badge — adult supervision required.

 

 

Positive Quote and Prayer
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"If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes, he ought to be shot!"

~Robert Baden-Powell

 

In your time, Creator God,
This world was put in place,
And in your time
Became beautiful, 
Through the craftsmanship of your love.
Remind us always,
As we look at sunrise,
Landscape and tiny child,
That at the center of all things,
Is the creative love of God.

Amen. 

Monday Memo is from Scout Executive Joe Daniszewski and contains his reflection on what is happening within the Council. The purpose of Monday Memo is to communicate information about the week ahead, to acknowledge the good things happening around the Council and to address specific issues that the Scout Executive wants to bring to your attention. Joe welcomes any comments, suggestions or recommendations on how to make this memo as helpful as possible. If you have something you want publicized in the Monday Memo, please send it to his attention c/o Monday Memo: Joseph.Daniszewski@scouting.org for Monday Memo Archives Click Here


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