Monday Memo September 6th, 2022
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Adventure Weekend Registration 

Scouts BSA Training and Merit Badge Signup

Breakfast and Dinner Reservations prepared by the Cahuilla Lodge Order of the Arrow


WHO: Any Scout in the CIEC
WHAT: Recruit a Friend to Join Scouts
WHERE: A Unit in the California Inland Empire Council (CIEC)
WHEN: Registration processed between Aug 15 – Oct 15, 2022

HOW: Use the Scouting Force cards to Coach Scouts and families how to invite friends to visit & join Scouting
HOW: When New Scout submits application, a leader or Adult partner fills out the Submission form (Link Below). Both the New Scout and the Scout who recruited them will be entered into the drawing.
HOW: When Council leaders will hold the prize drawing and post it to Facebook at 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2022. The Winners will also be directly contacted.

WHY: To Join the FUN of Scouting and to win a Fabulous Prize!
TWO Grand Prizes will be awarded:
One lucky winner will take home the Lego Yoda Set 75255
Another lucky winner will take home the Lego The Child Set 75318

Contact the CIEC Membership Team:

Drawing Submission Form:

BSA Alumni Award Knot

Want to expand your training, and add a knot to your uniform, and help your youth, unit, and council at the same time? 
Then this Zoom seminar is for YOU!

Earn Your BSA Alumni Award Knot
Sunday, September 11, 2022
3 pm PST (6 pm EST), for 45-60 minutes

Presented by 
Jeff Bozanic
Western Territories Coordinator, BSA Alumni Association Council Support 
Ross Arnold
Alumni Committee Chair, Greater Los Angeles Area Council 

Register in advance at: 
The Zoom link will be sent to you.

One of the Methods of Scouting is Advancement. This is true not only for Scouts, but for Adult Scouters as well.  Some adult advancement is based on training programs, like Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, or Wood Badge. Others are noted by awards that adults can earn. Recognition for some of these programs is evidenced by knots worn on the uniform. One such award is the BSA Alumni Award. The purpose of the award is to bring former alumni back into Scouting, either as an active volunteer or a part-time participant and supporter. This seminar will explain how you can earn the award, not only learning more for yourself but also setting an example to other Scouters and the youth you serve. We will answer questions during the discussion following the presentation. 

Note: This seminar fulfills the requirement in Section III Mentoring (Option 4) of the BSA Alumni Award

About the Presenters:

Jeff Bozanic is an active Scouter in Orange County Council, California. He serves as the Western Territories Coordinator of the BSA Alumni Association, Council Support Committee, working with a team to support all councils in National Service Territories 1, 2 and 3. He is a recipient of the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, the BSA Alumni Award, and both the Council and Regional Alumnus of the Year Awards. His son, John-Aaron, and daughter, Taleah, are both Eagle Scouts.

Ross Arnold is a 60+ year Scouter in the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, California.  He was the Area 4, Western Region Committee Alumni/NESA Chair.  He currently serves on the Western Territories BSA Alumni Association, Council Support Committee.  He is a member of the National BSA Alumni and NESA Committees.  He is the recipient of the Vigil Honor and the Founders Award from his Order of the Arrow, and has received Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards, the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, the BSA Alumni Award, the Council Alumnus of the Year, and the Western Territories Alumnus of the Year.  He and his two sons who are Eagle Scouts.

Eerie Emerson Registration 

It’s not just an adventure.   It’s Foxfire !

Celebrating 35 years



Foxfire Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is a unique program where young men and women are able to enhance their leadership skills.  Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned at National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  The Foxfire program is built upon the mountain man era.  The three areas of Foxfire are Foxfire skills, mountain man skills, and leadership skills.  The program offers Scouts an exciting experience based on American history, and uses the core elements of NYLT to make their leadership skills intuitive.

The Foxfire faculty is committed to making the course a special experience.  Scouts live in a crew setting at Camp Emerson in Idyllwild.  There, they use their leadership skills to resolve challenging situations and learn skills from the days of the mountain men.  “The past teaching our future.”  These skills include working in a forge and shooting a black powder rifle.  There is minimal formal classroom type instruction, as skill sessions and leadership reflections are conducted in the field.

Foxfire will equip youth leaders to be better troop/crew/ship leaders, youth leader training staff members, and superior camp staff.  It will help guide their journey to become true “servant leaders.”  Foxfire provides skills for now and for the future.

Foxfire will give the Scouts the skills, ability, and motivation to be an effective leader gained through advanced practical applications of NYLT skills.


The mission of Foxfire is to provide participants and faculty the tools, knowledge, and self-confidence to be able to demonstrate what is possible in family, friendship, Scouting, and in life.  The mission will be accomplished by providing a program based on the theme of the mountain man that motivates them to follow a life of servant leadership.

The mission is accomplished by:

  • Creating an environment of learning and fun
  • Providing a clear understanding of servant leadership in all activities
  • Providing real life opportunities for ethical decision making, mentoring, and living the Scout Oath and Law
  • Applying all the leadership skills taught at NYLT


Foxfire will prepare every staff member as an educator, earning the distinction of faculty.  Foxfire will prepare both its faculty and participants for advanced leadership by giving them the tools so that: creativity and evaluation are the new thought process, skills become naturalized, and their value for others is characterized by a compassionate affect.


By the end of course, participants should be able to:

  • Construct a vision and ticket that imagines what their future looks like in six months
  • Always practice what it means to be a servant leader
  • Display teamwork during group activities
  • Show self-reliance when needed during individual skill sessions
  • Always value others for who they are, not how they look
  • Use positive reinforcement to help others do their best



Eerie Emerson

Heavy Metal Weekend

National Jamboree

Guide where to go camping

2022 Camp Program Guide




Popcorn Sales



Link to Cahuilla Lodge

AB506 Resource Page

Delivering the Promise

Eagle Scout Resources


Camping is a long-honored tradition for many families, including the BSA family. Timing, supplies, and location should be determined ahead of time so you can make the most of your camping experience. There might be some instances where you overthink or underestimate a camping trip, but there are also many ways to enjoy the adventure, fun, discovery, and teamwork involved. A campout safety checklist will help to ensure these aspects of camping are accomplished while keeping you safe.


Camping can be enjoyable in almost any area—from the backcountry to summer camp, as well as national high-adventure bases, to name a few. When you decide on a camping trip, you need to consider who, what, where, when, how, and why.

Here are a few items to check off on your Campout Safety Checklist:

Documentation Needed—This includes medical records, guidebooks, and permission slips. A Scout leader can ensure your safety as well as his or her own when you are both better informed of any limitations, hazards, or permissions.

Training—General training, such as Youth Protection training, CPR/first aid, and Hazardous Weather, or specific training, such as Trek Safely or Wilderness First Aid, gives you the confidence to know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Planning—Planning is important. Become familiar with your campsite location and do some research about the weather, licensing/permit requirements, and project or activity guidelines so you can be prepared.

Equipment—Plan for vehicles involved or tools necessary for your camping experience. Also consider trailer requirements and first-aid or emergency kits.

Emergency Planning—A prepared Scout is a confident Scout. Keep a cellphone handy as well as a list of local authorities (fire department, police, hospitals, etc.) in case an emergency occurs, such as inclement weather or a lost Scout. If you are in the backcountry, canyons, or a remote location, coverage may be one to two hours away. A GPS tracking/messaging device is helpful in these locations. For more information, visit personal-locator-beacons.html.

Program—Know your program. There should be age-appropriate activities, safety equipment, proper supervision, and a discussion on potential hazards.


Age-Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities

Campout Safety Checklist

Guide to Safe Scouting

Scout Shop


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