Monday Memo October 31st, 2022

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What do you call wood that is scared?         Where do baby ghost go to School?   

  Petrified                                                           Day Scare                                     

How do you mend a broken Jack o Lantern?  What kind of desert do ghost eat?

   With a pumpkin patch                                      I Scream

What do you find at a haunted beach?        What do you call a skeleton janitor

    A Sand Which                                                A Grim Sweeper

Scouts in Action



This Week's Headlines

50th Anniversary CSP Design Contest

The California Inland Empire Council will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023!  Key parts of that celebration will be a special new council shoulder patch and a theme for the anniversary year- and one of YOU is going to create them.  The contest starts NOW, closes November 13, 2022 and is open to anyone - youth or adult.  You can enter one or both of the contests.  Come up with a catchy theme or a CSP design, or both.  The winners will be recognized throughout the year and will receive some special 50th anniversary swag to go along with bragging rights.  The winners will also be a special guest at the Council recognition dinner in February where we intend to unveil the winning entries.  Scouts are creative and resourceful.  Let's see what you've got.

Heavy Metal Weekend Registration

Cheery Emerson Registration

Winter Camp Registration

3 Winter Camp Events To Choose From

An outdoor winter program specifically for Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews 

A Cub Scout winter program  A winter experience for the whole family 

NRA Shotgun Instructor Course


Silver Beaver Application

It is once again time to nominate those selfless volunteers in our great Council that have made a significant impact in our service to youth! The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a Council level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.  Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have given service to youth at the Council level, not in a unit or the district. Please make sure to fill out the form completely, do research on your nominee and fill in all the blanks. Remember to forward to your District Chair for review and signature.  Applications that are not approved by District Chairs will not be accepted.

This nomination form must be sent to the CIEC office by November 28th, 2022. Late forms will not be accepted for evaluation. Do not attach any additional statements or letters of recommendation to this form. Forms can be submitted electronically to

Board Nominations

The 2023 Nominating Committee Chair is Matt Flanagan

Any recommendations for prospective Executive Board Members should be forwarded to:

California Inland Empire Council- Nominating Committee
Attn: Nominating Committee, Beverly Gruendner
2351 W. Lugonia Ave, Suite F

Redlands, CA 92374

Or Email:

Suggested nominees from registered local council Scouters are considered if they are received in writing no less than 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting-December 19, 2022. Those who offer names to the nominating committee should supply some background information but should not have secured the permission of the person to be nominated and to serve if elected.

The Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 6:00pm.

Check out the 2023 CIEC Program Guide



National Jamboree

Guide where to go camping

2023 Camp Program Guide




Popcorn Sales



Link to Cahuilla Lodge

AB506 Resource Page

Delivering the Promise

Eagle Scout Resources



Dressing Your Little Ghouls & Goblins

Choose a light-colored costume that's easy to see at night. Add reflective or glow-in-the-dark tape to the costume and to the trick-or-treat bag.

Make sure wigs and beards don't cover your kids' eyes, noses, or mouths.

Don't use colored or decorative contact lenses, unless they're prescribed by a licensed eye doctor.

Put a nametag — with your phone number — on your children's costumes.

To prevent falls, avoid oversized and high-heeled shoes. Make sure the rest of the costume fits well too.

Make sure that any props your kids carry, such as wands or swords, are short and flexible.

Trick-or-Treating Basics

Kids under age 12 should:

always go trick-or-treating with an adult

know how to call 911 in case they get lost

know their home phone number or your cellphone number if you don't have a landline

Older kids who go out on their own should

know their planned route and when they'll be coming home

carry a cellphone

go in a group and stay together

only go to houses with porch lights on

stay away from candles and other flames

know to never go into strangers' homes or cars

For all kids

walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never through alleys or across lawns)

walk from house to house (never run) and always walk facing traffic when walking on roads

cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop

Give kids flashlights with fresh batteries. Kids may also enjoy wearing glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.

When kids get home:

Help them check all treats to make sure they're sealed. Throw out candy with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that weren't made by someone you know.

Have kids wash their hands before eating and don’t forget to make sure they brush their teeth.

Keep Visiting Ghouls Safe Too!

Make sure trick-or-treaters are safe when visiting your home too. Remove anything that could cause them to trip or fall on your walkway or lawn. Make sure the lights are on outside your house and light the walkway to your door, if possible. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.

Halloween Goodies — What You Give Out and What Kids Get

Make Halloween fun for all — including kids with food allergies. Consider buying Halloween treats other than candy. Stickers, erasers, crayons, pencils, coloring books, and sealed packages of raisins and dried fruits are good choices.

As you check what your kids brought home, keep track of how much candy they got and store it somewhere other than their bedrooms. Consider being somewhat lenient about candy eating on Halloween, within reason, and talk about how the rest of the candy will be handled. Let kids have one or two treats a day instead of leaving candy out in big bags or bowls for kids to eat whenever they want.

Scout Shop

Starting in November your California Inland Empire Scoutshop

will be open until 7:00pm every Thursday

CIEC Scout Shop 2351 West Lugonia Ave Suite G 

Redlands CA, 92374 909-793-2463

Store Hours

Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm

Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

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