Monthly Memo February 2023

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Will be closed Monday February 20th in Observance of Presidents Day

Scouts in Action



Scouts from around the Council attend Scout Sunday

This Month's Headlines

Congratulations 2022 Silver Beaver Recipients 

Left to Right:

Ronnie Macias, Brian Galleano, Laurey Neuer, Susan Davalos, Kevin Krock, Victor Ramos

University of Scouting

Eagle Recognition Dinner

Soar with Conservation


College of Commissioner Science

Click here for the list of course offerings being planned for the day.

***Please Note: There may be last minute schedule adjustments, therefore it is recommended that attendees be prepared with a variety of interests***

Family Cub Camp 2023 Registration Open

Summer Camp 2023 Registration Open

Scouts BSA 1/2 Week Mini Summer Camps

Hyland Trek

Got some older Scouts? Maybe camp just doesn't have the merit badges they want? Got some Scouts looking for something a little more adventurous?

Then look no further! For the Hyland Trek is here! Running concurrently with our 2 weeks of Scouts BSA Summer Camp, our Hyland Trek promises the fun and adventure of a backcountry trek through the picturesque San Jacinto wilderness.

Trekkers will arrive on Sunday with their Troop, and then on Monday morning after breakfast, the Trek will depart Camp Emerson into the wild. Their mission: to ascend Mt. San Jacinto! Over the next four days they will ascend and descend nearly 12,000 feet over the course of 22 miles! The Trek will return on Friday morning, in time to enjoy some time at camp (and a shower) before leaving with the Troop on Saturday. This way your Troop gets 2 completely separate Camp experiences in one stop at Camp Emerson!

This journey is NOT for the feint of heart! Scouts and adults need to be experienced backpackers, and be ready. Also, because of trail permits, we are only allowed to have a maximum of 28 people on the Hyland Trek PER WEEK! So if you are interested, sign up soon.

Ready to sign up? Lets DO IT! When you click to register for camp, there will be a menu that asks if you are wanting to attend camp or the Hyland Trek. Be sure to select the Hyland Trek!

Hyland Trek Week 1 -
Hyland Trek Week 2 -

Hope to see you on the Hyland Trek - only at Camp Emerson!



Firebirds Scout Hockey Night

Ontario Clippers Scout Basketball Night

NASCAR Scout Day

66ers Baseball Scout Day


Let’s celebrate 10 black leaders who got their start in Scouting

Throughout history, Scouts of all races and ethnicities have gone on to achieve success in their chosen field.

Former Scouts have become U.S. cabinet secretaries, flown in space, won Super Bowls and led major corporations.

It’s a legacy that makes current (and future) Scouts especially proud.

In celebration of Black History Month, I wanted to share a list of 10 prominent African-American leaders who got their start in Scouting. Enjoy!

Ernest Green, Distinguished Eagle Scout and member of the Little Rock Nine

Green made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine. That was the name given to the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. In 1958, Green became the first African-American student to graduate from the high school. In 1999, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

Guion Bluford, Eagle Scout and the first African-American in space

After serving in the Air Force for 13 years, Bluford set his sights on space. He was named an astronaut and, in 1983, became the first African-American in space. In all, he logged four space flights totaling 688 hours.

Emery Moorehead, Distinguished Eagle Scout and Super Bowl champion

Moorehead played 12 seasons in the NFL, including his final eight with the Chicago Bears. He was on the Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears team that was famous for its “Super Bowl Shuffle” song, though it doesn’t appear Moorehead himself was in the video. After his NFL career ended, Moorehead served Scouting. He’s on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Illinois Council.

Chuck Smith, Distinguished Eagle Scout and retired CEO

In Scouts, Smith got an interest in ham radio and building electronics. That turned into a successful career that led him to be president and CEO of the Fortune 500 company AT&T West. Smith, now retired, is a 2010 Silver Buffalo Award recipient.

Togo West, Distinguished Eagle Scout and former Secretary of Veterans Affairs

West, who served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President Bill Clinton, has continued to support Scouting as a member of the national executive board and as past president of the National Capital Area Council. He is a 2000 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award.

Hank Aaron, Boy Scout and baseball legend

Aaron hit 755 home runs in his legendary baseball career — the second-most in history. Aaron is often incorrectly regarded as an Eagle Scout, but he has been a friend of Scouting throughout his life. The BSA presented him with the Silver Buffalo Award in 1984.

Martin Luther King Jr., Boy Scout and civil rights pioneer

King, the American civil rights hero, was a Boy Scout. From age 11 to age 13, King was registered as a member of Troop 151 in Atlanta. The troop met at Ebenezer Baptist Church, now part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. 

Colin Powell, Boy Scout and former Secretary of State

Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and a retired four-star Army general, was in Boy Scouts as a young man. He is a 1992 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award.

John H. Johnson, Boy Scout and magazine publisher

Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company, which went on to produce Ebony and Jet magazines, among others. A former Boy Scout, Johnson often met with Scouts in the Chicago area to describe how Scouting helps low-income communities find a bridge out of poverty. He died in 2005.

Ernie Banks, Scouting supporter and baseball great

Banks, known as “Mr. Cub” for his 19-year career with the Chicago Cubs, was one of the all-time greats. And not just in baseball, either. After his career ended, he showed his exceptional character by raising money for and speaking on behalf of the Boy Scout movement. Banks, a 1973 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award, died in 2015.




California Inland Empire Council 50th Anniversary Council Shoulder Patch


Pre-Order your 50th Anniversary CSP only $3.99

Arriving approximately March 31st

Pick up at the California Inland Empire Council Scout Shop

Patches can be shipped at an additional fee

Board Nominations

Our 2023 nominating committee consists of: Matt Flanagan-Chair, Cynthia Blessum, Jim Prior, Alan Kay, and Lou Monville III.

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, Ste 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-April 20, 2023. 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, April 20, 2023, at 6:30pm.


Join the Membership Team at our District March Roundtables! It’s that time of year - time to start thinking about our Spring Recruitment Activities! What fun events do you have on your April or May Unit calendars to invite new members to check out our programs and sign-up!

Troop Leaders! It’s that time of year to update our District Troop Contact Lists. We will share this information with Webelos and Arrow of Light patrols to help them schedule Troop visits. Please have your Committee Chair, Scoutmasters or Membership Contacts fill out this form by March 11 to have your Troop's information included:


Cub Family Camp

Summer Camp

National Jamboree

Guide where to go camping

2023 Camp Program Guide


Fox Fire

Wood Badge


Firebirds Scout Hockey Night

66ers Scout Baseball Night


Link to Cahuilla Lodge

AB506 Resource Page

Delivering the Promise

Eagle Scout Resources



Each day in the U.S., 10 people die from asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can worsen at any time and for many different reasons. When it is effectively controlled, it should not interfere with a person’s activity; however, when not controlled, it can cause life-threatening symptoms.


Prepared leaders:

Review each Annual Health and Medical Record for health issues, including asthma, before an event.

Understand the asthma action plan developed by the parent and youth with their health-care provider.

Know the person’s asthma triggers and when to get advanced medical care, especially for remote locations.

Become familiar with rescue medications and usage.

Asthma symptoms often include:

Shortness of breath



Chest tightness

Symptoms may be severe enough to limit activity or even result in death if left untreated. Asthma symptoms may be triggered by exercise or cold air. Youth, parents, and adult leaders should be very familiar with the individual’s triggers and prescribed medications. Rescue medication should always be readily available.

The more medications a person needs to reduce asthma symptoms typically means the more difficult it is to control. The need for steroids (prednisone, Decadron, etc.) or injections indicates the asthma is hard to control and the person will be more likely to have symptoms and difficulty with some activities.


The treatment of asthma depends upon its severity. Those with mild disease may only require a rescue inhaler to use when needed, while others will require long-term control medications. It is very important that a person follows the recommendations of their health-care provider. Commonly used asthma medications may include:

Rescue medications

Albuterol (ProAir, Proventil, Ventolin)

Levalbuterol (Xopenex)

Epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen, Adrenaclick, and others)

Controller medications

Steroid inhalers (Asmanex, Flovent, Pulmicort, Qvar)

Combination inhalers (Advair, AirDuo, Breo, Symbicort)

Oral medications (Singulair, Accolate, theophylline)

Scout Shop


We have an extremely limited amount in stock but will order 2023 Scout Sunday Patches for your unit contact the California Inland Empire Scout Shop to order place your today

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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