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    Updated February 14, 2014


    Monthly District Meetings

    District Operating Committee Meeting & Commissioner's Meeting

    Tuesday before District Roundtable Meeting at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
    Location: LDS Church at 810 Walnut in Fremont (map)
    Dates: Calendar
    Contact Info: Justin Brown jubrown@bsamail.org

    District Roundtable Meeting

    2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
    Location: LDS Church at 810 Walnut in Fremont (map)
    Dates: Calendar
    Contact Info: Justin Brown jubrown@bsamail.org
    Meeting Details (Updated 1/7/2013)

    Eagle Board of Review

    Contact Info: Merl Nygren nygreme@att.net
    Dates: Usually first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month or as scheduled with the Life Scout candidate. However, dates may change due to number of candidates; site or board member availability.

    Order of the Arrow Ohlone Village Meeting

    2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
    Location: LDS Church at 810 Walnut in Fremont (map)
    Dates: Calendar
    Contact Info: Tom Kacinski - Ohlone Adviser OhloneAdviser@AchewonNimat.org

     



    District News & Events

    Mission Peak District Award Nominations

    Is there someone in your unit that is an outstanding Scouter? Our District Dinner is fast approaching - May 10th - and we need your nominations for those special people in your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Team that have made your program more organized, more interesting, fun, or whatever term you might use to describe that special person who allowed your group to have a better, more quality Scouting program. We need you to tell us about the special people in your group - you know them - you know what they've done or accomplished!!!!! You will find a description of the District award categories below, but you do not need to decide which one a person may qualify for. The selection committee normally does that. You will also find a description for the Unit Spark Plug Award (limit 1 per unit).

    Don't be concerned if you don't know everything about your nominee, put down as much as you can on the form. Minimal information may be enough sometimes, and we frequently see special people receiving multiple nominations so when everything is put together we have a more complete picture. We can also consult your Unit Commissioner who can normally help us fill in some of the blanks.

    EACH PACK, TROOP, CREW, OR TEAM PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT THERE ARE AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE NOMINATED FOR DISTRICT AWARDS(no maximum) AND ONE PERSON FOR THE SPARK PLUG AWARD. Don't overlook your top leaders. They are the ones who normally receive these emails, and they don't usually nominate themselves.

    • Mission Peak Award Descriptions ( pdf)
    • District Award Nomination Form (word) (pdf)
    • Spark Plug Nomination Form ( word) ( pdf)

    Nominations Due Thursday, April 10th, 2014 (Roundtable).

    2013-2014 Scouting Year

    View the 2013-2014 Mission Peak District Calendar (Rev 6/8/2013).

    The calendar covers the dates 7/1/13-12/31/14. We will try to limit revisions, but they will be made as needed. So be sure to check it out when you see a new revision date. Changes will be highlighted in yellow.

    Eagle Scout requirement changes

    Effective January 1, 2014, two changes to Merit Badge requirements for Eagle Scout:

    1. Cooking MB will be added as an Eagle required merit badge
      (Details: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/12/18/feast-your-eyes-on-the-new-requirements-for-cooking-merit-badge/)

      The total number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout Award will remain at 21. In other words, instead of 12 Eagle-required badges and 9 elective badges, a Scout must earn 13 Eagle-required and 8 elective badges.

    2. A new MB - Sustainability will also be an optional alternate to Environmental Science effective January 1, 2014 Sustainability MB will be introduced at Jamboree in 2013.

    More info - http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/10/17/cooking-sustainability-merit-badges-to-become-eagle-required/

    NOTE: If a Life Scout had already started work toward Eagle rank before January 1, 2014, using requirements that were current before January 1, 2014, he may switch to the new requirements, or continue with the old requirements. After January 1, 2014, you must use the requirements as they are presented in the Boy Scout Handbook (34622) or in the Boy Scout Requirements book. Source: The Guide to Advancement, in section 4.0.0.1

    NOTE: Look for a new Boy Scout Handbook to be issued in 2013.

    NOTE: Check out the Eagle Rank Submission Process Information (including the December 2012 edition of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook) http://www.sfbac.org/programs/advancement

    Unit Commissioners

    Do you know who your Unit Commissioner is? Find your Unit Commissioner.

    What is a Commissioner?

    Tour Permits

    Need to fill out a tour permit? Check out the latest information on filing a tour permit (updated: March 1, 2011).

    Youth Protection Training

    All registered Cub Scout leaders and "direct contact" active adults need to keep their Youth Protection Training current, which is not more than 2 year old. This course can be taken on line through MyScouting, or when available through a face to face course.

    You do not need to be a registered leader nor do you need a Member ID (you can enter this information later) to take the online course. You will need to set up a MyScouting account to take the online YPT. Here's a link to the Boy Scouts of America page where the new YPT requirements are discussed and where My Scouting can be accessed: http://scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx. Here's the link to the MyScouting sign-in page: https://myscouting.scouting.org/_layouts/MyScouting/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f_layouts%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252f&Source=%2f.

    Remember: When you take a face to face training course be sure to bring your Scout ID card, which includes your Scout ID number. If you are unable to find your Scout ID card, please get your Scout ID number from your Cubmaster or Committee Chair or print a temporary Scout membership card from the Internet Advancement section of MyScouting.

    District Changes & News

    Want to be notified of late-breaking changes and news in the district? Has your e-mail address changed? Send the following information to MissionPeakDistrict-subscribe@yahoogroups.com:

    • name
    • unit #
    • scouting position
    • e-mail address

     


     

    Boy Scouts News & Events

    (Updated 2/14/2014)

    • SM/ASM Basic Training (Acorn part I) - March 22, 2014
      IOLS part I Training (Acorn part II - March 23, 2014)
      IOLS part 2 Training (Acorn part III) - April 11-13, 2014
    • Spring Camporee - April 25-27, 2014

     


     

    Cub Scouts News & Events

    (Updated 2/14/2013)

    • Webelos Troop Shopping
    • Webelos Naturalist Badge
      Saturday, March 22, 2014 (Alviso)
      Sunday, April 6, 2014 (Alviso)
      Sunday, May 18, 2014 (Alviso)
      Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Fremont)
      Saturday, April 5, 2014 (Fremont)
      Saturday, May 3, 2014 (Fremont)
    • Webelos Outdoor Training (part I) - March 23, 2014
      Webelos Outdoor Training (part II)- April 11-13, 2014
    • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - April 19, 2014
    • 2013-2014 Camping Dates

     



    JOIN SCOUTING

    Boy Scouts of America offers terrific programs that help youth grow their character, citizenship and fitness (mental, moral and physical).

    • For boys in the 1st - 5th grade, the program is called Cub Scouts, and they are organized into groups called packs, which are typically organized near a school or house of worship.
    • For boys in the 6th-12th grade, the program is called Boy Scouts, and they are organized into groups called troops.
    • For girls and boys 14 years of age or 13 years of age and completion of the eighth grade and under 21 years of age, there are additional programs. Venturers are organized into crews. Explorers are organized into posts.

    For more information on joining Boy Scouts of America or finding a unit in the Fremont, Union City, Newark area, contact Steve Armstrong starmstr@comcast.net or Justin Brown jubrown@bsamail.org. A list of open units and their meeting notes is posted on our About page.