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California Inland Empire Council

2018 Eagle Scout Recognition

 Dinner & NESA Awards

March 10th, 2018

2018 National Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards
Lawrence V. Krikorian
Jeff L. Frazier
Dr. Kenneth C. Browning
Richard Campbell
Leslie E. Dean

2018 Glenn A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
To be Announced at the NESA Dinner

To celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the current Class of Eagle Scouts, the California Inland Empire Council is hosting the 2018 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner & NESA Awards on Saturday, March 10th, 2018, at 7:00pm at the Historic Riverside County Courthouse in Riverside. This year, the event is not only reaching out to the current class of new Eagle Scouts, but to Eagle Scouts of all ages.

Eagle Scouts – Class of 2017 
(January 2017 – December 2017)
Congratulations on attaining the highest rank in Scouting.
This is a FREE event for the 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts, but you must register.

Eagle Scout Alumni:
If you are already an Eagle Scout, you should know what a difference achieving this goal can make in a young Scout’s life. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of this new Class of Eagles as well as an opportunity to socialize with other Eagle Scout Alumni in our council.

Sponsor a new Eagle Scout or Purchase a Nest:
To celebrate the accomplishments of this new Class of Eagles, the California Inland Empire Council requests your participation as a sponsor at the 2018 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner and NESA Awards. As an Eagle Scout sponsor you will have the privilege of sponsoring a new Eagle Scouts dinner, you will be recognized in the evening’s program, you will receive a limited edition 2017 Sponsor CIEC Eagle Scout Dinner CSP, and your dinner (s) will be included.  Purchase of a Nest:   Full and Half table sponsorship that include any 2017 Eagle Scout at your table.  More info on back of flyer.

Council NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) Chapter:
Eagle Scouts will have the opportunity to join our Council NESA Chapter at the dinner.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Brandt at (951)992-9438 or email at mkb969@verizon.net 

Riverside County Superior Courthouse (Historic Building)
4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA  92501

Click here to register now!




Cub Scout Pack 


Cub Scout Pack #16 has held summertime overnight family camp outs at the Burrage Mansion, but today they celebrated their Packs Blue & Gold Awards Ceremony and potluck dinner here. All the scouts were recognized for earning new rank this year, and the five older boys graduated from Cub Scouts to full-fledged Boy Scout status. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!



Camp 100th Anniversary


The Camp Emerson 100th Anniversary Committee invited every District in our Council to adopt a special service project at the camp. 

Thanks to the hard work of Scouters Judy Graeber and Rick Pohlers, the Mt. Rubidoux District plans to build a wonderful outdoor grill addition near the dining area and kitchen at Dembo Lodge. They recently revealed plans at the Mt. Rubidoux District Awards Dinner. With the grills at the Wagon Wheel area out of commission, the Mt. Rubidoux team considered several options for renovating or replacing the grills, and these plans will certainly fulfill the need! 

The Camp Emerson 100th Anniversary committee appreciates Rick and Judy's  leadership, looks forward to watching the project’s process - and we can’t wait to enjoy freshly prepared meals soon! We appreciate the dedication of all the Scouts and Scouters of Mt. Rubidoux who are actively fundraising and moving forward with these plans. For more information about the Camp Emerson 100th Anniversary Committee and Service Project opportunities, contact us at info@CE100th.org

The Mission of the Camp Emerson 100th Anniversary Committee is to honor and celebrate the land, the history and the people, past and present, and to establish an endowment association to carry its benefits into the future.Camp Emerson's 100th Anniversary: Our legacy. Their future. If you haven’t already, we invite you to “like” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CE100th/ 





In Memory Of

Robert G. Nicholson, age 94, of Helena
August 29, 1923 – January 11, 2018

Robert “Bob” G. Nicholson died recently at 94 years of age. Bob was born August 29, 1923, in Roundup, Montana, to Arthur and Doris (Roberts) Nicholson. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, mentor and friend, Bob was proud and honored to serve his country during World War II, and to play an instrumental role as an executive for Boy Scouts of America for over 35 years. The family moved to Hamilton by horse and wagon during the Great Depression, when Bob was 8. Upon graduation from Hamilton High in 1942, he joined the military and served with the Army’s Air Corps, as a mechanic, flight engineer, and B-29 engine specialist, before shipping out overseas to England in 1943. One of his first missions, on the B-17 “Madam Queen,” was the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. He went to fly 30 bomber missions over Germany – all before the age of 20 – as a ball turret gunner, praying each time “May this ship return to base,” before his discharge in 1945. Among his many citations, Bob was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Army Air Medal. As a civilian, he was first employed by a Studebaker agency in North Hollywood, California, and later spent time with Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, in Burbank. He then enrolled at the University of Montana in 1948. While attending college, Floy (Synness) Peterson introduced Bob to Atherlene “Dickie” Dickinson, and the couple was married on February 2, 1951. Two children were born to this union – Timothy and Kathy Jean. Bob and Dickie were together for 46 years, until she passed away in 1997. After graduating from the UM, Bob began his professional career with BSA. He served as Executive Scout Leader for Ft. Simco Area Council (Yakima, WA), the San Gabriel Valley Council (Pasadena, CA), Greyback Council (Redlands, CA), Monterey Bay Area (Salinas, CA), Copper Council (Safford, AZ) and Buttes Area Council (Marysville, CA).

Retiring in 1985, the touchstone for Bob’s life were the guiding principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. He had an uncanny ability to relate with young people, always encouraging a Christian lifestyle. Bob and his family spent tireless unpaid extra hours on camporees, meetings, counciling, recruiting, fund raising and spreading the Boy Scout word. Bob and Dickie were faithful members of the Marysville Presbyterian Church. For 35 years they served in various capacities including Elder and deacon. In 2004, Bob returned to Montana and married longtime friend Floy Peterson, in Helena, where they made their home. In 2015, Nicholson made the flight to Washington D.C., with his daughter and grandsons Robert and Nicholas. Although confined to a wheelchair, he was nonetheless able to visit The Pentagon, the World War II Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery. Nicholson was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Doris, his wife Atherlene, sister Dorothy VanNoy, and aunt Mary Grace Roberts. He is survived by his wife Floy; sons Timothy (Helen) Nicholson; Doug (Linda) Peterson; Jesse (Jenny) Peterson; and daughter Kathy Jean Scheib. Also surviving are grandsons Kevin (Tammy) Nicholson, Steven Nicholson, Robert Scheib, Nicholas Scheib, Keith Nicholson, Lloyd (Theresa) Revious, Jason Revious, Douglas (Reagaen) Revious, and Justus and Jace Peterson. As well as granddaughters Erin (Andrew) Fletcher, Darby Garden and Fannie Peterson. His surviving great grandchildren are Jeffrey Nicholson, Taylor Blair, Evin Brown, Parker Fletcher, Aneshia Revious, Kassie Ann Revious, Gracie Revious, Colton Revious, Megyn Garden and Sophia Revious. Also nephews Tom (Doris) VanNoy and Jim (Ann) VanNoy, and cousin Alan (Nancy) Nicholson.

Graduate of the 157th NTS
• Died – January 11, 2018
• Retired – August 31, 1985
• Scout Executive, Marysville, CA – September 1974
• Scout Executive, Safford, AZ – June 1968
• Scout Executive, Salinas, CA – May 1966
• Scout Executive, Redlands, CA – August 1962
• District Executive, Pasadena, CA – November 1957
• District Executive, Yakima, WA – June 1952
• Born – August 29, 1923

Condolences may be sent to his spouse:
Floy Nicholson





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Cub Scout Day Camp



Summer Fun for Cub Scouts at a Day Camp Near You!

The California Inland Empire Council offers a choice of 9 affordable day camps for Cub Scouts to participate in this summer. Day camps are available for 1 to 5 days from June to July.

What can you do at Cub Scout Day Camp?

  • BB Gun & Archery Ranges
  • Field Sports like Softball, Basketball, Flag Football and more!
  • Theme Games
  • Crafts, Skits & Songs
  • Advancement Opportunities



 Temescal South Tahquitz North Tahquitz South

June 4th - 8th

2 Sessions available each day!

9:00am to 1:00pm or 4:00pm to 8:00pm

3600 Norconian Dr. Norco 92860

Family Friday address: 1510 Taber St Corona 92881

Camp Director: Cassie Edwards


Register Here For The Morning

The afternoon session is full



June 12th - 15th

4:00pm to 8:00pm each day

32665 Haddock St. Winchester 92596

Camp Director: Nichole Horsley


Register Here



June 19th - 22nd

3:00pm to 8:00pm each day

23800 Washington Ave. Murrieta 92562

Camp Director: Kelly Cromwell


Register Here!


High Desert Sunrise Old Baldy

June 19th - 22nd

4:00pm to 8:00pm

12555 Navajo Rd. Apple Valley 92308

Camp Director: Heidi Battaglia


Register Here

June 22nd - 23th

9:00am to 5:00pm

30-010 Date Palm Dr. Cathedral City 92234

Camp Director: Veronica Borboa


Register Here


June 25th - 29th

4:00pm to 8:00pm

6829 Etiwanda Ave. Rancho Cucamonga 91739

Camp Director: Carolyn Goss


Register Here


Mt. Rubidoux Grayback Temescal North

June 25th - 29th

3:00pm to 8:00pm

7621 Granite Hill Dr. Riverside 92509

Camp Director: Mandy Widmer


Register Here



July 13th - 14th

8:00am to 4:00pm

1205 West Crescent Ave Redlands 92373

Camp Director: Monica Zollinger


Register Here



July 16th - 20th

3:00pm to 8:00pm

3354 Eucalyptus Ave Chino Hills 91709

Camp Director: Erika Haro


Register Here


Cartoon Corner



Thoughts from the Council:



Positive Quote and Prayer

"One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second."

~Robert Baden-Powell


Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for letting me be a Cub Scout,

Thank you for helping me to make new friends,

Thank you for my parents who help me,

Thank you for all the fun I have had,

And most of all,

Thank you for helping me when

Things were hard.


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