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Be a part of the fun and adventure! Scouting provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.
The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council serves over 14,000 youth through our Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts throughout Contra Costa, Solano, Lake, Napa and northern Alameda counties and provides the Scouting Program to youth ages 6 through 20. Registration is a simple process and is determined by age or school grade.
At a recent pack meeting we had an incident where a Cub Scout was served a cookie which contained peanuts. The Cub Scout had a severe reaction requiring emergency treatment at the hospital. The Cub Scout is fine now, but we need to make every effort to prevent such an occurrence.
Last week the National Office released the proposed membership resolution for consideration at the May National Meeting. It states the following:
Effective Jan. 1, 2014:
Youth membership in the Boy Scouts of America is open to all youth who meet the specific membership requirements to join the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, and Venturing programs. Membership in any program of the Boy Scouts of America requires the youth member to (a) subscribe to and abide by the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law, (b) subscribe to and abide by the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle (duty to God), and (c) demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.
We have a once in a lifetime opportunity for eight more Boy Scouts to join our Jamboree troops for the very first National Jamboree at the Summit in Beckley, W. Virginia, July 8-24, 2013. The cost is $3,100.00. There are incredible side trips that Scouts and families can take on their way to and from the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. A tour of Washington, D.C., is only a few hours’ drive away, and the entire region surrounding the Summit is filled with some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. The Blue Ridge is just to the south, and the Shenandoah Valley is a short drive to the east. That’s not to mention all of the incredibly scenic areas in West Virginia itself.
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs. One of the newest programs for educating our Scouts in internet safety is the Cyber Chip program.
The reality TV show “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central time. There will be six episodes, concluding with the series finale on April 8.
The reality show pits a Boy Scout against an average, ordinary adult who isn’t involved in Scouting. Each week, the rivals will be tested on a series of outdoors-related challenges.
After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.