Saturday, May 11, 2019

5:30pm Chili Cook-off / Fellowship – 6:30pm Dinner/Awards

Veterans Memorial Building – 301 Main St., Pleasanton, CA 94566

$25 per person – or – $180 per table of eight

($30 per person at the door)

TV DISTRICT DINNER FLYER

BSA has released the new Youth Protection Training course, YPT2. This course has been expanded to cover the most recent (and upcoming) membership changes related to Family Scouting. ALL registered members of the BSA must take this training, and your current YPT certification WILL expire no later than October 1, 2018.

Take the training via the “My Training” center in My Scouting or directly at  www.scouting.org/youthprotection. You should also take this opportunity to make sure your member ID is correctly linked with your account.

 

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Information on the 2018 Twin Valley Camporee is now available.

 

May 18-20, 2018 at Rancho Los Mochos.

 

Cost is $15 per person ($17 after April 5th).

 

Make sure your unit participates in one of the best Scouting events of the year.

 

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National Commissioner Service Training Chair Tim Acree is pleased to announce the launch of Commissioner Online Basic Training. Commissioners now can get trained on their own schedule — anytime, anywhere. These courses can be viewed on your PC or tablet, making it very easy and efficient to complete Commissioner Basic Training. The hard working Commissioners on the training team have posted the following Basic Training courses to the BSA Learn Center:
• Unit Commissioner Basic
• Roundtable Commissioner Basic (also applies to (ATRCs)
• District Commissioners Basic (also applies to ADCs)
• Council Commissioners Basic (also applies to ACCs)

And an optional module for those supporting Exploring Units:
• Unit Commissioners serving Exploring Units

Region and Area Commissioner Basic training will be available in the fall.

There are several ways to get to BSA’s Learn Center, including from the My.Scouting.org landing page.

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The circle with the dot in the center has long been Scouting’s trail sign to indicate that one has Gone Home. Lord Robert S. Baden-Powell’s resting place is marked by just such a symbol.

Georgiana Zipse
Registrar
Feb 2, 1956 – May 3, 2017
SFBAC 1999-2016

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On May 11, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced, “the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018. We express sincere appreciation and gratitude to all adult leaders who have supported young men in these programs and are grateful for our long-standing and continuing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada. Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs will continue to be chartered through local wards and branches. Young men who desire to continue to work toward the rank of Eagle Scout or Queen Scout should be encouraged and supported in their efforts and should be properly registered as Scouts. Adult leaders who are assisting with merit badges or rank advancement with older boys should also be registered and complete required training.” You can read the entire statement and see the answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Serving as a chaplain in a Boy Scout unit provides a unique opportunity for ministry. The BSA maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God. ScoutingU has developed three chaplain online learning modules to train volunteers who serve in this role:
• The Role of the Unit Chaplain and Chaplain Aide
• Religious Emblems, Awards, and Advancements
• Interfaith Considerations

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Dear Unit Leaders and Committee Chairs:

We are proud to announce a focusing on our efforts to ensure that 100% of our adult leaders are current on their Youth Protection Training (YPT) with the appointment of two volunteers to be the Twin Valley District Youth Protection Training Champions: Bob Pierce (tvyptpleasanton@gmail.com) and Frank Thomas (tvyptlivermore1@gmail.com).  Bob will be working with Dublin, Pleasanton, and Sunol unit leaders to provide information and support on Youth Protection Training while Frank will be working with Livermore unit leaders and District Committee members in the same capacity.

Each Committee Chair and Unit Leader (CM, SM, ADV) has the self-service ability to get your unit’s training status via http://my.scouting.org now to contact your leaders who are not currently trained or whose training will expire soon.  Once you log in, click on Menu, then your unit, then Training Manager, then the red part of the pie chart in the YPT area.  [If you need assistance with my.scouting.org, please read this FAQ document (http://www.scouting.org/filestore/idg/MyScouting_Tools_FAQs.pdf). Page 2 is particularly helpful.]

Please remember that individuals must have taken YPT within the last two years to be considered currently trained. Our goal is to be 100% trained district-wide, currently only 87% of our registered leaders are listed as trained in the BSA national database.

Brent Thomas
Twin Valley District Chair
San Francisco Bay Area Council
Email: brent@twdadvisors.com

Phone: 925-209-5909

Amanda Heath
Twin Valley District Executive
San Francisco Bay Area Council

NESA Eagle Scout Recognition Event

Registration

Information on the NESA Eagle Scout Recognition Event

As you may know, each year the San Francisco Bay Area, Boy Scouts of America, honors the most recent class of young men who have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

All 168 Eagle Scouts from 2015 are invited to join us for the Opening Ceremony at the Council Volunteer Recognition Dinner.  Eagle Scouts in attendance will be recognized for their great achievement of the Rank of Eagle Scout on stage after they assist with the opening flag ceremony.

The opening ceremony starts promptly at 6:00 pm so we ask all Eagle Scouts to arrive no later than 5:30 so that we can prepare them for the flag ceremony and their recognition on stage.

Eagle Scouts and their families are also invited to join us for a great meal at our Volunteer Recognition Dinner located at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga.  Eagle Scouts may attend their recognition portion of the event free of charge.  All those wishing to attend the Council Recognition Dinner will be charge for that event, details below.

For questions about the Eagle Scout Recognition Event please contact Rhys Potts at: rhys.potts@scouting.org.

Information on the Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Join us in honoring the achievements of our Silver Beaver recipients and other Council awardees at our annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Michael Andrews, Tres Ranchos

John Bird, Twin Valley

Kenneth Chin, Golden Gate

Richard Pon, Golden Gate

Michael Ransom, Twin Valley

John Ringgenberg, Executive Board

Cost is only $35 per person for a great dinner and program.   $50 if received in office after January 24th.  NO reservations will be accepted after February 1, or when filled to capacity of 350.  We are sorry we cannot take walk-ins or those wishing to just attend the program, after the deadline or when filled to capacity as the facility has strict limitations.

Location:  St Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga CA

Check-in at 5:30pm

Opening ceremony begins promptly at 6:00pm – Oliver Hall

For Questions about the Volunteer Recognition Dinner please contact Michael Andrews at: michael.andrews@scouting.org.

To Register: click here

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Volunteer Recognition Dinner 2016

Registration

Join us in honoring the achievements of our Silver Beaver recipients and other Council awardees at our annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Michael Andrews, Tres Ranchos

John Bird, Twin Valley

Kenneth Chin, Golden Gate

Richard Pon, Golden Gate

Michael Ransom, Twin Valley

John Ringgenberg, Executive Board

Cost is only $35 per person for a great dinner and program.   $50 if recieved in office after January 24th.  NO reservations will be accepted after February 1, or when filled to capacity of 350.  We are sorry we cannot take walk-ins or those wishing to just attend the program, after the deadline or when filled to capacity as the facility has strict limitations.

Location:  St Marys College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga CA

Check-in at 5:30pm

Opening ceremony begins promptly at 6:00pm – Oliver Hall

Online Registration Accepted Until: 1/29/2016 10:00:00 AM

To Register: click here

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