Council Blog

Who’s Your Buddy?

Posted on January 18, 2019

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Scouts BSA Journey #3 – Jim Fuller

Starting a new troop may seem like a huge task. There are so many things to do, and even more questions that keep coming up. Sometimes there are some problems to solve. The good news is that you are not in

A Method or the Madness

Posted on December 19, 2018

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Scouts BSA Journey #2 – Jim Fuller Putting the Scouts in charge of running the patrol and troop may seem like a scary idea, but it turns out there is a method to keep it from turning to madness. It’s not just chaos, but a well-designed leadership model. Robert Baden-Powell (aka B-P) put together the formal program that would become known as Boy Scouts (and later, Girl

How Not to Get Lost

Posted on November 28, 2018

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Scouts BSA Journey Series #1- Jim Fuller Scouting is a big program with lots of moving parts. It can be easy to get lost in the details and lose sight of the big picture. Here is a handy compass to keep you and your troop on the right path. It is easier to get lost in the woods than you might think. Without a compass to guide them, people have walked for miles

Insurance Fee Increase

Posted on September 19, 2018

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The Boy Scouts of America offers the definitive character and leadership development program delivered through hands-on, high adventure, outdoor experiences that families and youth cannot find anywhere else. The Boy Scouts of America and the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council are committed to offering programs that challenge youth, while providing a safe and secure environment for them to learn. To ensure coverage and support for our participants and volunteers, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

Online Registration

Posted on April 17, 2018

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A brand new convenient way for prospective Scouting families and volunteers to sign up to be in your unit. Families looking for a Scouting home can now find your unit on the BeAScout website, send your unit an inquiry for more information or apply directly if your unit enables this feature.  Your unit can also pass out a direct link to the unit’s online application by using

February 27, 2018

Posted on February 27, 2018

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Troop 14 Eagle Scout awarded Scholarship from Sons of the American Revolution

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is excited to announce Eagle Scout Bilal M. of Santa Clara’s Boy Scout Troop 14, chartered by the St. Justin Parish Community, who was chosen to receive the Chapter’s Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and nomination for the California State Society’s Award, has

Testimonial from Trainer’s Edge

Posted on February 21, 2018

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“Thank you all for what you do ! You absolutely have a positive impact on people around you. I admire your dedication to scouting and the training of adult leadership that “WILL” have an influence on our youth of today . Yesterday’s class was really informative and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I had prepared a complete power point presentation and practiced it for a couple of weeks. Then the morning of

Blue & Gold

Posted on February 1, 2018

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Celebrate the Birthday of Scouting with a Blue & Gold Banquet

February is Scouting Anniversary Month! Throughout the month, Packs celebrate the birthday of Scouting with their annual Blue & Gold Banquet! Check out these top 6 tips  to making your Blue & Gold the highlight of the year!

6 Tips for the Best Blue & Gold

1. Have a Blue & Gold Organizer. -This is a great

Popcorn 2017 Updates & Deadlines

Posted on November 2, 2017

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Take Order pick-up

Thursday, November 2 (Today) for the Southern part of the Council. (10700 Merritt Street, Castroville) Friday, November 3  for the Northern part of the Council. (128 Component Drive, San Jose) 5:00pm-8:00pm

*Please make sure that you go over your inventory very closely during pick-up.* Prizes & Council Recognition Council Recognition Form & Trails-End Prize Orders are due on Friday, November 3 There is a

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