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August 31, 2020 


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  The Council offices will be closed Monday September 7th in observance of Labor Day


Eerie Emerson 



Regarding our upcoming Eerie Emerson activity, I am sure that many of you are wondering if we have now been approved to go camping on overnight outings.                                                           Currently, we have not been approved.

We are trying to plan ahead for the best possible Eerie Emerson that we can have, which includes staying overnight at Camp Emerson.                                                                                                     However, since the situation regarding COVID-19 is ever-changing, we are keeping our focus on the advice, recommendations and guidelines from the state and county health departments.

If we are able to camp, we will run the event as an overnight activity. If we are not allowed to camp, we will run the event as a one day activity and have the ‘trick or treating’ portion of the outing be in the afternoon to ensure that everyone has adequate time to return home before it gets too late at night. I wish we knew what the guidelines were going to be in October, but we just do not know as the situation changes from day to day.

The Eerie Emerson planning committee is doing their best to ensure that the best possible program is delivered to our Scouts and Cub Scouts, and we all look forward to seeing you there. In whichever format the event takes place. 


Venturing Rendezvous Save the Date 




Leave No Trace Trainers Course



Climbing Instructor Training



The CIEC COPE/Climbing team will conduct a fall climbing instructor indoor training session on Saturday 3 October 2020 at the Jack Dembo Scout Center in Redlands.  The training is for youth or adults interested in becoming or re-certifying as a climbing instructor level II, climbing instructor level I, or climbing instructor in training (youth age 16-17).  We need additional instructors to help with the new Camp Emerson climbing tower and natural rock climbing events.  The cost is $25.00 and a registration form is posted on the CIEC web page under HAT training.  Completion of the training will require attendance at a field climbing event to be scheduled in the future.  Please contact Brad Richards at and Dwight Peterson at if you have any questions.  Looking forward to having you attend the fall climbing instructor training.



$25 National Joining Fee




CIEC Top Popcorn Selling Cub Scout



Congratulations to Kaitlyn from Mt Rubidoux Pack 5 for her awesome weekend in popcorn sales, selling $1380 in just 2 days

Kaitlyn won an awesome sound effects lightsaber for her effort. Send us in the information on your Scouts  sales so we can award them also.



Popcorn Show and Sell



As of late last week Stater Bros. locations can be used for popcorn sales!


The Stater Bros approval letter is on the website


Units can sign up for shifts at


You can pick up popcorn right away for your Show and Sell booths
Send your order in by Tuesdays and pick it up the same week
Send orders to and schedule pickups with Brian Paquette




Popcorn selling video for Pack 210


Send us your creative popcorn selling pictures or videos

and we will feature them in the Monday Memo throughout the popcorn selling season



Camp CIEC Virtual Scouting



September 15-18, 2020

Daily 4:15pm PDT

Crime Prevention


September 15-18, 2020

Daily 5:30pm PDT



September 22-25, 2020

Daily 5:30pm PDT

Pulp and Paper

September 22-25, 2020

Daily 3:00pm PDT

Scouting Heritage

September 8, 2020

5:30pm PDT

September 1, 2020

5:30pm PDT


September 9, 2020

4:30pm PDT


September 16, 2020

4:30pm PDT

"Germs Alive"

September 3, 2020

4:45pm PDT

"Critter Care"

September 10, 2020

4:45pm PDT

"Paws for Action"



Catholic Committee on Scouting



The CIEC Catholic Committee Virtual Retreat will be on


September 12th, October 3rd, and November 7th, 2020. At 9:00 am until about 12:00 noon each day.


Their is a $5.00 event fee, participants will receive a commemorative patch.


Please include the following information with your payment to:


Scout Name

Parent Name

Email Address

Phone Number

Association in Scouting (Unit Type & Number)

Location (City)


Mail information and payment to


Manuel Alexandre  

11831 Amethyst Ct. 

Jurupa Valley, CA 91752 


For questions regarding the program, please contact Tom Jindra 951-685-2091


Participants will receive Zoom meeting details before the retreat via email address that was provided through mail-in event registration. 


Covid 19 Council updates




The California Inland Empire Council is dedicated to the safety of our leaders, Scouts, and their families. Our Council leadership remains vigilant in monitoring state and county safety conditions. We will continue to work alongside our local health officials to determine the most appropriate response to the conditions at hand and for a safe return to all in-person Scouting.

Any youth or adult displaying signs or symptoms of the COVID-19 virus must not participate with any in-person Den/Patrol meeting.

At this time, in-person Den/Patrol meetings of groups of 14 or less (two deep leadership and BSA youth protection requirements still apply), are permitted in an outdoor setting or in large rooms with the windows open, following all the guidelines established on the “Return to Scouting” documents found on the Council website Overnight camping is not permitted at this time.

Supervising adults (registered Scout leader) should be assigned and must work solely with that Den/Patrol. Avoid changing assignments to the extent practicable. Substitute leaders who are covering for short?term Scout leader absences are allowed but must only work with one Den/Patrol of Scouts per day.

  • Prevent interactions between Dens/Patrols, including interactions between Adult leaders assigned to different Dens/Patrols.

  • Avoid moving youth & adults from one Den/Patrol to another.

  • All youth & adults must be kept separate from one another for activities (maintain social distancing).

  • Stagger time and other activities so that no two dens/patrols are in the same place at the same time.

  • Youth and supervising adult leaders for a Den/Patrol must not physically interact with youth and adults in other Dens/Patrols.

Physical distancing, in combination with the use of face coverings, decreases the risk of COVID?19 from respiratory droplets. Physical distancing between adults must be maintained as much as possible, and adults and youth must always use face coverings, pursuant to the CDPH Guidance regarding face coverings. Physical distancing between young children in the same Den/Patrol should be maintained. A unit meeting roster is still required for every meeting.

As we prepare for the full return of in-person Scouting, it is important that everyone continue to operate in accordance with all restrictions outlined by the State of California and the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino Health Departments. Follow the “5 Steps to Restart Scouting” and always practice social distancing. Physical contact is not permitted, and proper PPE must be used as directed by the State of California and the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino Health Departments.



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Scout Shop



The Scoutshops will be resuming normal operating hours and are now open  


Mon – Fri 10:00 to 5:00

Saturday 10:00 to 4:00

Sunday Closed



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