Poway Stake Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign
from Poway Stake Presidency
LDS Stake will hold it's annual FOS kick-off meeting
on Thursday, February 13th,
7PM at the Twin Peaks Building, following the Unit Commissioners meeting. Asked to be in attendance are the Unit Commissioners and FOS Chairman or Unit Chairman and bishopric member over the YM.
President Monson feels the teachings of the Church and Scouting values go hand in hand saying, "In this world where some misguided men and women strive to tear down and destroy great movements such as Scouting, I am pleased to stand firm for an organization that teaches duty to God and country, that embraces the Scout Laws. Yes, an organization whose motto is ‘Be prepared' and whose slogan is ‘Do a good turn daily,' "Much has been said in the media of late regarding Scouting. Let me affirm that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not diminished in any way its support of the Scouting movement.
President Dahlquist, the General YM President, said this
about Friends of Scouting:
"We also hear complaints about Friends of Scouting and how
difficult it is to raise the money. I have noted that most
often the complaints come from those areas of the Church
that are most able to pay. It has nothing to do with ability
to pay and everything to do with attitude..."
Hammond, the past General YM President said, “Scouting
is important! Scouting has never been more powerful
or important to the church than it is right now. The
brethren have never been more solidly behind Scouting than
now. Duty to God replacing Scouting? – “That’s
baloney.” We (the brethren) endorse it, and we want
you to. Friends of Scouting—We believe in it! How much
is a boy worth? Just do it, go after it. You don’t
tell people how much they’re supposed to give, just
ask them to contribute... Three fourths of the stake could
give $160 a year and not even blink an eye. Be strong and
Gordon B. Hinckley said, “The time has
come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our
eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension
and understanding of the grand millennial mission
of this the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. This is
the season to be strong. It is a time to move forward
without hesitation, knowing the mission . .. It is
a time to do what is right, regardless of the consequences
that might follow. We have nothing to fear. God is
at the helm. He will overrule for the good of the
is a link to more FOS information...
1. Roundtable (Cubs & Scouts)
Every 2nd Thursday
Black Mtn (Poway, RB, SD), 7:30PM Poway Stake Center
Pacific Crest (Ramona, Julian), 7:00PM Ramona Chapel
2. Venture/Varsity Huddle
Every third Thursday* on ODD months
7:00PM PQ Stake Center Primary room
January is the 100% Huddle for ALL Varsity/Venture leaders
* except Sep. which is on 2nd Thurs due to Varsity Rendezvous
3. Unit Commissioners (UC) meeting
Every 2nd Thursday
Black Mtn (Poway, RB, SD), 7:00PM Poway Stake Center
Pacific Crest (Ramona, Julian), 6:30PM Ramona Chapel
4. LDS / BSA Relations mtg.
Quarterly (January, April, October - skip July)
4th Tuesday, 7PM, PQ Stake HC room
2013 Scouting Dates
Stake Scouting Activity Calendar Details -
Jan 17: Varsity/Venturing 100% Huddle, PQ
Feb 3: Scout Sunday
Feb 13: Stake Merit
Badge Night, 7PM Twin Peaks building, Sabre Springs ward host
Mar 2: Scouting for Food, distribute bags 9-12, All age Scouts
Mar 9: Scouting for Food, collect food bags 9-12, All age Scouts
Mar 13: Stake Merit
Badge Night, 7PM Twin Peaks building, Lake Poway ward host
20: BSA Scout Fair at Qualcomm Stadium
Apr 19-20: Stake Youth Conference
Triathlon, 6:15AM Registration at Fiesta Island
May 8: Stake Merit
Badge Night, 7PM Twin Peaks building, Twin Peaks ward host
May 16-18: Wood Badge (Weekend #1)
Jun 6-8: Wood Badge (Weekend #2)
Jun 27-July 1: 11 year-old Scout Trailblazer camp at Fiesta Island
Jul 8-13: Zion's Camp at Mataguay (All YM 12-18)
Jul 20: Varsity on-target, Sat morning signaling from various mountains
Sep 20-21: Varsity Rendezvous,
9: Stake Merit
Badge Night, 7PM Twin Peaks building, Highland Valley/Julian ward host
Oct 9: Recharter packets & Training for CC's at TP bldg. 7PM
Oct XX: Stake Camporee at
Mataguay -- NO STAKE CAMPOREE IN 2013...
13: Stake Merit Badge Night,
7PM Twin Peaks building, Ramona/Ramona Oaks ward host
Dec 1: Poway Stake BSA Re-chartering packets due
This list does not include all Council or District activities
which you should also plug into your calendars-
Other Council activities
Mountain District News and Calendar
Pacific Crest District News and Calendar
2013 Poway Stake
Merit Badge Nights
To get on the email list for Stake Merit Badge Night information, send an email request to:
Stake Merit Badge nights are
held in the Twin Peaks building.
Please try to arrive by 6:45 so that
we can be in our seats to START on time at 7PM...
It is difficult for the counselor to hold an effective
class when boys are arriving late and unprepared.
We will start the meetings on promptly! Scouts and leaders from the PQ Stake are now joining us. Counselors from PQ are idendified with (PQ) after their names.
Parents and leaders: Scouts must be in class "A" uniforms and
be on time. They should bring paper and pen and
a Merit Badge "blue card" as well as materials they need to pass off any requirements.
to the Stake Merit Badge night, review the Merit Badge requirements. Get the Merit Badge book and study. Do any pre-requisites identified by the Counselor. Download any applicable
workbooks. Get a Blue Card and fill it out BEFOREHAND. Have your Scoutmaster sign it. THEN come to Merit Badge night...
Scoutmasters: Please ensure your Scouts are prepared beforehand...
* Required for
** Note: The purpose of Stake Merit Badge night is not to be able to complete a merit badge in ONE meeting. Like any troop meeting with a guest counselor, the objective is to introduce the Scouts to an experienced counselor and maybe, MAYBE pass off some requirements. --
Don't forget to bring SIGNED blue cards!
PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR SCOUTS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT EXPECT TO PASS OFF A MERIT BADGE IN ONE EVENING.
you want to see any particular Merit Badges
or can assist as an instructor, call me
FYI: ALL Merit
Badge Counselors must renew with BSA every
year they wish to remain a Merit Badge Counselor.
So, if you find that you or someone is not on the current
list (you are ONLY using the current list, right? They
give you a free copy at Roundtable). Please invite them
to renew. It is easy. Here is a link to the MB
Leaders: Before you sign a Blue Card, you
must be certain that the counselor you are sending
the Scout to is a valid counselor ON THE LIST and is registered for this
Attention Unit & Advancement Chairmen: Before
you record and purchase a Merit Badge you must
ascertain that the Merit Badge counselor used
is a valid one ON THE LIST for this year. Here
is a link to the Council website that lists some
of the Merit
Link to Past Years Merit Badge Offerings & Counselors
upcoming 2014 Host assignments:
February: Del Norte
March: Del Sury
May: Green Valley
October: Rancho Bernardo
November: Stake YM Leaders
Zion's Camp 2013 info
Medical Form, Permission Slip, Swim Check forms, etc.
NO STAKE CAMPOREE IN 2013
Scouting Camporee -
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WHEN:NO STAKE CAMPOREE THIS YEAR!
Scout Reservation, MAP
WHAT: Friday night campfire program,
SLIP REQUIRED TO SHOOT
are responsible for their own meals (Friday dinner, Saturday
breakfast and lunch). The Stake will pay the camp fees
and program fees.
Friday night Campfire begins at 8:00.
We would like each unit to prepare
1 skit and 1 song or run-on. Please eMail
me with details about what you plan to do. President
Monroe will join us and will speak with the boys. This
is a highlight of the campfire...
interested in having some Merit Badges or Scout skills
that can be taught on Saturday. If you have anyone in your
unit that might be able to teach a Merit Badge or Scout
skills, please let me know as soon as possible.
morning we will hold a flag-raising ceremony at 8:00am
at the Fire Ring. We plan to open the program areas from
9-12 and 1-3. Checkout is at 4pm. Will will have special
awards for Top Archer and .22 Marksman to hand out at our
November Stake MB night.
Scouts who wish to shoot must bring
a permission slip signed beforehand by a parent or guardian.
Scouts are invited from your ward. Please join together
and bring all Scouts who wouldlike to participate! Signed
permission slips are required to be able to shoot .22
rifle and archery. Please get this form signed by parents
unloading all your gear, please park your car (back in)
at the Parker Parking Lot by the staff cabins..
Scout Unit Re-chartering
is the paperwork end of Scouting.
Each Ward’s Unit
Chairman will be the point-man for re-charter. Keep your registrations up to date and re-charter
will be a cinch! Here is the link
to Internet Rechartering. There is a tutorial and information to help you get
review these re-charter instructions prior to our
meeting. If you come prepared you can complete
your re-charter quickly!
you have any questions, please eMail Steve or call your DE.
will be handed out in October at Commissioner's meeting. We ask that
we try to complete them and turn them in before
the Thankgiving holiday.
Norte, Green Valley, Lake Poway, Poway, Rancho
Bernardo, Sabre Springs and Twin Peaks wards attend
Black Mountain Commissioners Meetings:
7:00PM at Poway LDS Stake Center
DE: Kent Lee, 619-298-6121 x
Valley, Ramona, Ramona Oaks and Julian wards/branch, meet
your DE at the Pacific
Crest Roundtable: DE: Jeff Young, 619-298-6121
6:30PM at the Ramona
Ward's PC has been set up to run reports
from MLS to help expedite the Scout re-charter process.
FORGET TO FILL OUT ALL THE
CENTENNIAL QUALITY UNIT FORMS!!!
Because you are running a
through the Scout program, can go out and reach boys
that cannot be reached otherwise.” N.
Other Activities, Information and Fun Stuff...
Popcorn Sales Fundraiser
is a link to BSA Popcorn Sales Information, contacts, etc.
Church BSA Relationship Committee has received endorsement
and approval for LDS units to participate in this fundraiser
for their Scouts and their Units.
Link to Flyer
with Approval Statement.
On-line Internet Advancement
is a link to
BSA On-line Internet Advancement
Trading Post is no longer in operation...
For questions or special requests from the Mobile Trading
On-line Scout Catalog Shopping
is a link to
BSA On-line Scout Stuff
BSA Events in 2012
Scout Leader Training -
Scout training is held throughout the council and you may
take any training class that is convenient to you in terms
of time and location.
since he got "trained",
he lets us run the Troop ourselves!
Cub Scouts Leader Training
Scouts Leader Training
Scout & Varsity Fast Start Program is
a quick ON-LINE orientation
for ALL Scout
leaders AND Unit Committee
The training is divided into five sections:
* The Troop Meeting
* The Troop Committee
* The Outdoor
* Basic Concepts
* The Scout Uniform
You may review these sections all at once, or one at a time
(in any order). There is no time limit, nor do you need to
review all sections from the same computer.
is a link to the BSA eLearning. Create an account
and log in then you can take YPG, Fast Start
and other BSA on-line training courses.
Protection Training (YPT)
is a mandatory training course that is required to be renewed every 2 years for
ALL Scout Leaders. YPT is
the same for all leaders. So for example, if you have taken
if as a Scout leader and now you are in Varsity, you
do not need to repeat this course until your two
years are up.
training is an important component of the BSA's strategy
to protect its members from child abuse. Parent guides
and other resources can be found on BSA's website.
Guide: How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse.
Leader Essentials (NLE)
is a mandatory one-time training for ALL Scout Leaders.
NLE is the same for
all leaders. So, if you have taken if for Scouting and now
you are in Varsity, you do not need to repeat this course.
However, if you have never taken it, or are new to a Scouting
calling, please take advantage of this training. NLE will
give you the key ingredients to become a good leader. NLE
training is held periodically at various locations.
Specific Training (LST) is
the third training course. If you are a Scoutmaster
or Assistant Scoutmaster,
or Venturing Advisor or Assistant Advisor,
there is specialized training specific to
your role in your unit.
Complete Fast-Start, NLE and LST and you can wear the "Trained"
Training Matrix (MS Excel 134KB)
to Outdoor Skills follows NLE training. This
is offered periodically throughout the council. This
is the fourth part of training
that gives you the skills and knowledge needed
to lead your
the great outdoors. It is highly recommended for
any leader who has not yet taken it or who needs
Activity Leader Training (HALT) provides specialized outdoor
training for everything from backpacking (which
is great if you are new to backpacking or it has been a
long time) to rock climbing and water trek training. Being
HALT trained is mandatory if you want to be eligible for
your unit to get the really
cool HALT awards.
to HALT training programs. (you must renew every
Wood Badge for the 21st Century - "Scouting - A Game with a Purpose"
Registrations are now being accepted for the Spring 2012 Wood Badge for the 21st Century course - "Scouting - A Game with a Purpose". On-Line Registration:
Many Scouters consider Wood Badge training to be the peak or "mountaintop" experience in their Scouting career. Wood Badge has served as a source of training and inspiration for thousands of scout leaders worldwide. In return Wood Badge participants have had a positive and profound influence on the lives of millions of America's youth by supporting the Mission of Boy Scouts of America to "Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law."
The primary purpose of Wood Badge Training is to strengthen Scouting in local units, districts and the council. The Wood Badge course welcomes leaders from all areas of Scouting: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing, District and Council volunteers to work together to identify individual goals that will guide and enhance their service to children and youth. These goals are known as the Wood Badge ticket. By completing the ticket, participants learn how they can strengthen the Scouting program wherever they serve and beyond.
The Next course will be in 2012
May 18 - 20 and June 8 - 10, 2012
Our Stake is served by two Districts. If you are in Ramona
or Julian you are in the Pacific Crest District.
If you are in Poway or RB you are in the Black Mountain District.
District has a monthly meeting called
One or more Scout leaders should attend this meeting
It is where you hear what is going on,
get insight from other local Scout Leaders. For example,
did you know I got
FREE Chargers tickets and free parking
20 of my close (Scouting) friends for the Chargers game?
You too could have come had you been
the Roundtable to find out about it!
are tons of things happening and Roundtable is where you find
it out. It took me a couple years of bumping my head into
things before I figured out the best way to run a good Scouting
program was to go to Roundtable meetings. Take a buddy. Catch
the spirit. Have fun and participate.
go to Black Mtn. District, 2nd Thursday
LDS Stake Center
Ramona/Julian units go to PacCrest District Meetings
on 2nd Thursday
Varsity & Venture Huddles & Activities...
VARSITY link Council
100% Varsity/Venturing Huddle: January 21st at
PQ Stake Center
Varsity &Venture leaders, YM Presidencies,
and Bishops and Counselors come to the 100%
Dinner & Displays at 6PM. Huddle at 7.
AND Venture Huddles are held every
other month (on odd numbered months) at 7:00pm at
PQ Stake Building (56/Ted Williams @ Black Mountain).
Contact Barry Baker for details or for any Varsity
questions. day: 760-746-0500, eve: 760-480-8855
Varsity Triathlon is on April
24th at 6:30AM at
Man Rendezvous is on September 16-17,
to Rendezvous information
Eagle Scout Information
you know, Eagle projects must be first approved by an
Eagle project counselor.
need more counselors in Poway and Ramona! If
you are interested in becoming an Eagle Project Counselor (or know someone
who would be a good one) please fill
out this application and send it to me.
NOTE! The Council has recently
changed the Eagle
Project Workbook. The new packet is available at
the Council Service Center or can be downloaded from the website.
The major change is in how letters of recommendation are handled.
To bring us into compliance with National policy, Effective
January 1, 2004 Desert Pacific Council will no longer accept
letters of recommendation which have been returned first
the Scout and turned in with the application. Letters of
recommendation must not be handled by the Eagle Scout candidate.
should be returned or mailed directly back to your Unit Committee
Chairman or appointed designee and held unopened until your
Eagle packet and application are turned in. These letters
are written to the DPC Eagle Board of Review and not to the
Scout and should not be opened or read beforehand by anyone
other than the Eagle Board of Review panel. There is a new
letter template available with instructions for the Scout,
the Reference Writer and the Unit Designee responsible for
turning in the letters... Recommendation Letter template.
The reference letter template is also included in the new
DPC Eagle Packet.
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