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September 7, 2020 


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Dear Scouting Family,


I am constantly impressed by the dedication of our Scouting Movement and the way we band together as an organization in challenging circumstances. Amid these great difficulties, Scouting has continued to build character, confidence, leadership, and hope in families and communities across the country, and your efforts have helped make some incredible things possible:

•             Our Scouts, volunteers and leaders have continued to serve during the pandemic like Scouts who gathered food for a local pantry

•             Scouting families banded together to form five new Scout units during this pandemic.

•             More than 950 families and Cub Scouts already enjoyed Day Camp at Your Doorstep.

Now more than ever, families are looking for what Scouting offers. When asked what they want from youth-serving organizations this fall, parents overwhelmingly said they want to give their children a sense of normalcy, as well as something to do as a group, even if socially distant, or something productive to do with peers, even if it’s online. Scouting delivers what parents are asking for. Together, we need to stand ready to bring Scouting to even more youth and families this year.

As we promote Scouting in our community, some people may have questions about our youth protection policies and how we keep kids safe. Each question is an opportunity to shed light on the important policies and procedures we’ve put in place that make Scouting safer than ever before.

It is important to emphasize that the safety of children in our programs is our absolute top priority. That’s precisely why, over many years, the BSA has developed some of the strongest expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization.

If you are a volunteer, you’ve taken youth protection training, undergone a criminal background check, and play an integral role in the BSA’s commitment to keep kids safe. At CA Inland Empire Council, and at all councils across America, adhering to and upholding these policies is a duty we take very seriously. I encourage you to view and share this video and infographic about the BSA’s youth protection measures and resources that make Scouting safer than ever before.


Conversations about safety will be especially relevant over the next several weeks when those in Scouting and other members of the public will likely see and hear print, TV, social media, digital and radio advertising from national BSA’s Chapter 11 noticing campaign. Although only the national organization has filed for Chapter 11, you will likely come across these ads in the coming weeks, so I wanted to make sure you knew their purpose and had the necessary information to address questions or concerns they may raise for you or others.


These noticing ads are different than those many people have seen so far that have been sponsored by plaintiffs’ attorneys trying to solicit clients. The BSA’s ads are instead designed and sponsored by national BSA to ensure that victims have the opportunity to come forward and apply for compensation from a proposed Trust by filing a claim by the November 16, 2020 deadline set by the court. This advertising effort underscores the BSA’s commitment to the dual objectives of its bankruptcy proceeding: equitably compensate victims of past abuse and continue the mission of Scouting.

If you would like additional information about the BSA’s outreach to victims of past abuse, see this FAQ. For questions about local Scouting, please contact me at

We have also created this web page as a resource for you to share with your fellow volunteers, parents or others concerning this important matter.

Thank you for all you do for our youth and the CA Inland Empire Council.


Yours in Scouting,

Matt Myers

Scout Executive & CEO

CA Inland Empire Council, BSA


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Support the CIEC by dining at any Panda Express on Tuesday September 8th




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 Hunter from Tahquitz Pack 384 for his innovative popcorn selling technique

Hunter wins a sound effects lightsaber for his unique approach to selling. Send us in the information on your Scouts  sales so we can award them also.





Popcorn CIEC Prizes






Popcorn selling video for Troop 46G and Troop 46


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 22-25, 2020

Daily 3:00pm PDT

Scouting Heritage


September 22-25, 2020

Daily 5:30pm PDT



Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2020

Daily 3:00pm PDT



Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2020

Daily 4:00pm PDT

Public Speaking




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. 


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and Amazon will make a donation to the CIEC in the amount of 5% of your purchase.

Thanks for your support!



Scout Shop



The Redlands Scoutshop hours are now


Monday – Friday 10:00 to 5:00

Saturday 10:00 to 4:00

Sunday Closed


The Montclair Scoutshop hours are now

Monday - Saturday 10:00 to 5:00

Sunday Closed



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