Registration for being a Twin Valley District Scouter, or Merit Badge counselor are now due for the 2019-2020 season. Merit Badge counselors are still “no fee” positions, but District Scouter registration is $45.00, unless you have a unit registration. You are a District Scouter if you are a member of the District Operating committee, or a member of the Commissioner Staff.

Download the registration forms here:

District Scouter

Merit Badge Counselor

Throughout the year, you and the other adults in your units provide outstanding scouting programs to your youth.  While none of us look for recognition in our work, it is important that we take time to thank each other for work that is outstanding.  On May 11, 2019, our Twin Valley District will hold its 60th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to thank leaders who have provided service to youth throughout the Tri-Valley area.  At this time, we are looking for nominations from you and other adults throughout units and the district to provide this thanks and recognition.  We are currently taking award nominations through March 31, 2019.

This year we have four ways to conveniently nominate someone for Unit, Unsung Hero, Scouting Family, and “Spark Plug” nominations. See http://twinvalleyscouting.com/activities/twin-valley-district-dinner/ for awards nomination forms and the District Dinner RSVP forms. For questions, please contact Phil Weiss (phil [dot] weiss [dot] email@gmail.com)

Make sure that your Eagle Scout and unit get recognized in the broader community by submitting a press release to the local newspapers.

It’s easy!

Fill out this form: Twin Vally Eagle Scout – Information for Press Release. Details about how to submit are included in the form.

Twin Valley is pleased to announce that Dean Buchenauer has accepted the role of Twin Valley Eagle Coordinator for Pleasanton/Dublin/Sunol scouts.

Dean is replacing Doug Olsen, who served our scouts with dedication and skill. Doug has set a high bar for Eagle Coordinator, but Dean is already proving he is up to the task.

Dean’s contact information:

Email: sfbac.tv.eaglescouts@gmail.com
Voice: (925) 399-8098
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/tveaglescouts/

We are disappointed but we find we need to cancel the 2019 “10 commandments hike” for scouts. We were unable to secure commitments from churches in the area. We did have support from a few Jewish. Muslim, and Hindu worship centers though. We will try again for 2020.

The February roundtable will take place on the 7th instead of the 14th. We are moving the roundtable so scouters can enjoy the Valentines holiday with their families. There will NOT be any roundtable events on the 14th.

Scoutbook is now free for all units. If you unit has been considering using Scoutbook, now is a good time to check it out.

Also note that since January 1, 2019, Scoutbook and my.scouting are using a “single sign on” (SSO) login. This means you will use the same username and password for both. You need to activate SSO in Scoutbook before the end of the month. If you do not, your access to Scoutbook may be interrupted.

Contact us with questions, or issues: tvcommissioners@gmail.com

Transition from a WEBELOS scout to a Scout BSA.

December’s roundtable will feature presentations by Twin Valley Scout troops for prospective WEBELOS scouts. All WEBELOS and leaders are invited to listen to short briefing by troop youth leaders why their troops are so great.

SPLs should be prepared to present a 2 to 3 minute talk about why WEBELOS scouts should join their troop.

Roundtable is this Thursday, December 13, 7 PM, at the Alameda county sheriff training center, 6289 Madigan Road, Dublin.

Twin Valley commissioner staff will be on hand to collect your completed recharter packets.

 

  • November 27 7 PM to 9 PM – Livermore Starbucks, 4333 First St, Livermore, CA 94551
  • November 28 7 PM to 9 PM – Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave

 

Reminder: To be complete you must have all forms signed, payment for fees, all leaders current on Youth Protection training. Please complete your Journey to Excellence forms too.

 

Twin Valley units should all plan on attending at least one of the 2019 Unit Assessment presentations this month. The Unit Assessment is the replacement for the Insurance Recovery Fee introduced last year.

It is important the each unit attend and understand unit obligations for 2019. Meetings will be held at various places in around the council, and you may attend any of them. The first meeting for Twin Valley will be this Wednesday evening at the Alameda County Sheriff Training Center.

Tuesday 10/23    Noon YLTC, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro

Tuesday 10/23    7 PM, West Portal Lutheran Church, 200 Sloat Blvd, San Francisco

Wednesday 10/24 Noon YLTC, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro

Wednesday 10/24 7 PM Alameda County Sheriff Training Center, Dublin

Thursday 10/25   Noon, YLTC, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro

Thursday 10/25   7 PM, LDS Center, 820 Walnut Ave, Fremont

Friday 10/26        Noon, YLTC, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro

 

Meetings are open to all, attend any meeting that is convenient for you.