Updated February 14, 2014
Contact Info: Merl Nygren firstname.lastname@example.org 
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.
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.
Nominations Due Thursday, April 10th, 2014 (Roundtable).
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.
Effective January 1, 2014, two changes to Merit Badge requirements for Eagle Scout:
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.
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 220.127.116.11
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 
Do you know who your Unit Commissioner is? Find your Unit Commissioner .
Need to fill out a tour permit? Check out the latest information on filing a tour permit  (updated: March 1, 2011).
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.
Want to be notified of late-breaking changes and news in the district? Has your e-mail address changed? Send the following information to MissionPeakDistrictemail@example.com :
Boy Scouts of America offers terrific programs that help youth grow their character, citizenship and fitness (mental, moral and physical).
For more information on joining Boy Scouts of America or finding a unit in the Fremont, Union City, Newark area, contact Steve Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org  or Justin Brown email@example.com . A list of open units and their meeting notes is posted on our About page .