This Scouter Weekly is brought to you by your Friends of Scouting contribution.                           Issue 7      February 17, 2017





The San Francisco Bay Area Council would like to recognize Luke Fewx a 13 year old Star Scout from Troop 168 in Hayward, CA.  In 2016 Luke sold over $38,000 in popcorn and is the number one seller in the nation, way to go!  This past Tuesday, Luke was recognized at the National Trail's End conference in Orlando, FL by the CEO of Weaver popcorn, Trail's End's parent company, in front of all of the Councils in America.  To see that Luke sells so much popcorn is amazing but to know what he does with the money earned is even more amazing.  In addition to funding his way to summer camp, National Jamboree and Exploration Camp, Luke has donated money for the past few years to other Scouts in need, most notably the Scouting programs at both California School for the Blind and California School for the Deaf.  He lives by the Scout Oath and Law and sees it as his good turn to help support the program for these disabled scouts who attend boarding schools and cannot have the same Scouting experience he has.  In 2016, Luke was also honored by the San Francisco Bay Area Council at its 1st Annual Friends of Scouting Kick-Off Breakfast with a Young American Award for his dedicated Service above himself for the good of Scouting.






This year the San Francisco Bay Area Council will be hosting our 2nd Annual Friends of Scouting Kick-Off Breakfast on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Double Tree Newark-Fremont, 39900 Balentine Dr., Newark CA.  All Scouters, alumni, friends and community members are welcome to attend and help support Scouting.  The cost of the breakfast has been generously underwritten by our sponsors and we ask you the donor to please be prepared to make a Friends of Scouting gift of at least $250 at the breakfast.  All donations will be counted towards your unit goal to receive the incentives for your Pack or Troop.  Troops achieving their goal will be offered a free 2 night camping experience at either Wente Scout Reservation, Camp Royaneh or Rancho Los Mochos to be redeemed in 2017.  Packs will receive neckerchief slides for all members to be presented at the bridging in May 2017. 

We invite you to join us that morning and to help us support Scouting and some of the great youth in our council.  We do have additional Sponsorship opportunities and Table Host opportunities available.  Please contact Joe Barton 510-577-9227 or for more information on the breakfast and to learn how to participate.



 Are You a NEW Cub Scout Family or Leader?

Don't miss out on the Cub Scout family guide with all the info for spring and summer programs for Cub Scouts!  If you didn't receive one in the mail you can pick one up at the Council YLTC, 1001 Davis St, San Leandro, or have one sent by calling 510-577-9218.





National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Registration now open – 3 Sessions in 2017

The San Francisco Bay Area Council is offering 3 sessions of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). Two are in June and a new one is being introduced for the Fall of 2017. The 3 sessions are:

  •          June 12-17, 2017 – Monday Morning Start; Saturday Evening End
  •          June 18-24, 2017 – Sunday Morning Start; Saturday Noon-time End
  •          Sept 16-17, Sept 22-24, and Oct 6-8, 2017 – Attendance at all 3 weekends required.

Orientation Dates are May 11 for session 1 & 2; and Spet 7 for session 3.  Details can be found at site. Read the information there about NYLT before registering.  


Swimming Merit Badge Days


This Merit Badge Day will provide the opportunity for Scouts to work on completing swimming Merit Badge Requirements.

Scouts should attend either the morning or the afternoon session on either Saturday or Sunday.
Class limit of 20 Scouts per session.

Check out for more details!


Spring Sessions: April 22 or 23, 2017
Morning Session 8 AM - 12 PM (Check-in at 8 AM)
Afternoon Session 1 PM - 5 PM (Check-in at 1 PM)
Click here to register NOW!


American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Training

San Francisco Bay Area Council
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8 AM to 5 PM (Check-in at 8)
Cost:  $85 – course cost includes all Red Cross fees/certification for First Aid with CPR- Infant and CPR/AED- Adult and Child. Lunch will be provided.
Location:  SFBAC Office, 1001 Davis St. San Leandro


This course is being offered in partnership with East Bay Regional Park’s Lifeguard Service and is open to any registered older Boy Scouts and Adult leaders. Registration is open to troops and individuals. Troop leadership must be provided for troops and individual scouts must be accompanied by a paying adult. Register online (click here)

*Participants must be at least 14 years old if attending this class.



Stories and Photos WANTED!  

Did your Pack have a great outing at a local park?  Did your Troop find a great new place to camp?  Did someone in your unit save a life or help someone selflessly?  Scouting is filled with many true stories of Scouts and Scouters in Action.  Stories with or without photos may be submitted all year long.    We cannot guarantee publication of any story or photo.     If sending only a photo please include a brief description and be sure to include your unit, number, and district.   Email to 



Part-Time Sales Associate Position Available

The East Bay Scout Shop has an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, experienced Sales Associate in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.

Job Overview: Contribute to the successful daily operation of the East Bay Scout Shop by transacting sales, accurate and on-time ADI records, receiving orders, stocking shelves, and maintain a clean customer friendly environment.

The individual in this position will:

*  Provides excellent customer service in the store and on the phone.

*  Processes customer orders through the POS system.

*  Maintains a stocked, organized, and clean store.

*  Opens and closes the store as directed by management using the prescribed policies and procedures.

*  Safeguards BSA monies and merchandise.

Qualifications/ Experience: The qualified candidate must have:

*  Prefer retail experience

*  Knowledge of Scouting Program

*  Good Communication Skills

To Apply: Qualified applicants should apply in person at the East Bay Scout Shop 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA. Please contact Linda Gentile, Store Manager, with questions: 510-633-2005. 


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San Francisco Bay Area Council #028, Boy Scouts of America
1001 Davis St., San Leandro CA 94577-1514
(510) 577-9000