May 16, 2013
From: The Executive Board of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, BSA
To: The Scouting Family of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, BSA
Dear Scouting Family and Donors:
The Executive Board of the SFBAC met at noon on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and conducted a lengthy discussion concerning the Council’s response to the National BSA Membership Standards resolution. The resolution if passed, among other requirements, says that, no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.
Following this in-depth discussion and after considering a multitude of facts, survey data, and the possible impacts and effects of the proposed change to the policy, the Executive Board was nearly unanimous in its support of the resolution. The representatives of our council who will be voting at the national BSA meeting on May 23rd have been duly notified of this vote by our Executive Board.
For additional information, survey data and frequently asked questions or to leave a comment or to post a question you are encouraged to visit the following web sites:
Questions? 972 580-2489
Data and Information www.bsamembershipstandards.org
*RESOLUTION LANGUAGE prepared by the National Council BSA:
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.
CAMP CARDS ARE HERE!
The camp card initiative is designed to help Scouts & Venturers earn their way to summer camp and Venturing events. It is also designed to help Explorers earn their way to their events.
Youths participating in this program will earn 50% commission ($2.50) for each $5 card they sell. $2.00 from each card sold will go to providing Camperships for those Scouts who can't afford camp. 90% of all sales will go to sending Scouts to summer camp. The sale will begin NOW and end on June 7, 2013.
This program is RISK FREE. Units may simply return any unsold cards by June 10, 2013 at 5pm.
Volunteer Work Weekends
Come help out at WSR & CR on the following weekends: Bring your unit, come with friends or by yourself and join us in service to camp. Please RSVP by phone or e-mail before attending any work weekend.
Wente Scout Reservation Work Weekends:
4/12-4/14 Good Turn Weekend
6/9-6/15 Camp Staff Week
Camp Royaneh Work Weekends:
April 12-14, 2013 Good Turn Weekend
May 3-5, 2013
June 9-15 Camp Staff Week
NRA Instructor CLASSES:
$150.00 each course
RSO Training April 21, 2013 - $100
Muzzle Loading Instructor Course June 7-9, 2013
2014 Stake-A-Claim forms are now being accepted for Wente Scout Reservation and Camp Royaneh.
Submit your form to the camping department fax (510) 577-9002