Quicksilver

Quicksilver District serves the area of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Willow Glen, Blossom Valley, Almaden Valley, East and South San Jose.

If you live in any of the areas mentioned in Quicksilver and you would like to get information on joining a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop please contact Senior District Executive Ken Schott 408-638-8328 or ken.schott@scouting.org.

District Events

2020 Cub Scout Day Camp for Quicksilver   

Cub Camp is a five-day program for Cub Scouts. It is conducted under certified leadership at an approved site and during daylight hours, and does not include any overnight activities. Certification of the day camp director and program director is provided through the National Camping School.

The following are day camps hosted by Quicksilver District:

Name of camp Early Price 2020 Dates City/Area
Gilroy 5-Day Camp $165 June 22-26 Gilroy
Gilroy 1-Day Camp $50 June 27 Gilroy
Lake Cunningham #2 $225 July 13-17 San Jose

Click here for a list of all day camps in the council for 2020

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.

February 29, 2020 will be the next Quicksilver Pinewood Derby. 

2020 Quicksilver District Pinewood Derby Flier and Rules

2020 Quicksilver District Pinewood Derby Registration Link

We.S.T. Fair

We would like to give your family a first-hand look at what Boy Scouting is all about! The Webelos to Scout Transition Fair will give you a preview of different Troops in our community. This is a great way to visit with Scouts and parents from other troops during the month of November. It is also a good way to find the best fit for you and your Webelos Scout.

This year’s fair date has yet to be decided.

 

Camporee

Join your fellow scouts from the Quicksilver District for a huge weekend of camping, exciting competitions, cooking, games, races, and campfires! All Scouts BSA are invited to participate in this fun-filled weekend, organized by the Woakus Chapter, Saklan Lodge, Order of the Arrow. Scouts setup their own camps, and compete against teams from other units in individual and patrol games of skill, knowledge, and strength.

April 17-19, 2020 will be the next Quicksilver Camporee and will be held at Casa de Fruta

Avast ye scurvy dogs! Camporee 2020 is fast approaching, and we want to see YOU there!
Camporee is a fun and engaging event in which troops compete against each other in a series of challenges, designed to test the scout-iest of scouts in spirit skill and preparedness. The theme for this year of Camporee is… pirates! (Argh!) So come prepared ye scurvy scouts to shiver ye timbers and run ye rigs ’cause Camporee has a new heading!

Camporee Save the Date Flier

District Dinner

District dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Quicksilver District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized with the District Award of Merit and Scouter of the Year Awards. All volunteers in Quicksilver District are invited.

November 7, 2020 will be Quicksilver’s District Dinner.

2020 Rechartering

It is time to recharter all of the Packs, Troops, and Crews for Quicksilver District. Recharter packets will start to be distributed on Saturday, September 28th.  You should expect to get yours within two weeks of that date.  If you don’t, please contact your unit commissioner.  Quicksilver is having a recharter party on Monday, November 18th.  This give you all the opportunity to be completed finished with rechartering process before the busy holiday season hits.

Recharter Party on Monday, November 18th, 2019 Flier

District Resources

District Roundtable

Join us at our monthly Roundtable meeting, the second Tuesday of every month. Give us an hour and a half and we will save you much more than that each month planning den meetings, pack meetings and more! Quicksilver Roundtable is the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30 PM, 150 Bernal Rd, San Jose CA, LDS Church at Bernal Rd (junction 101 & 85 freeways).  For more information, please visit our Roundtable information page.

Quicksilver Cub Scout Roundtable Breakout Schedule – November 2019 to September 2020

October

Loyal

Webelos to Scout Transition

November

Kind

Leader Appreciation

December

Brave

Derbies!

January

Thrifty

Blue and Gold Banquets

February

Helpful

Leader Recruitment and Succession

March

Courteous

BSA Structure

April

Trustworthy

Planning for Safety

May

Obedient

Den and Pack Behavior

June

Friendly

New Member Coordinator

July

Cheerful

Joining Night

August

Clean

Flag Ceremonies

September

Reverent

Duty, Respect and Honor

District Committee

The Quicksilver District Committee is a leadership group composed of passionate volunteers from different units in Quicksilver. This group is responsible for carrying out four standard functions: Membership, Finance, Program, and Unit Service.

Are you interested in sharing your talents with our committee and the scouters in your community? Please join one of our subcommittees, or take leadership and become chairperson of a committee. Quicksilver is currently having Joint Committee and Commissioner Meetings before the District Roundtable meeting. They are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month 6:30-7:45 PM, 150 Bernal Rd, San Jose CA, LDS Church at Bernal Rd (junction 101 & 85 freeways). 

For more information please contact Ken Schott, Senior District Executive for Quicksilver District at 408-638-8328 or ken.schott@scouting.org.

Position

Unit

Name

Volunteer Opportunities

District Chair   Mike Catelani  
District Commissioner   Willie Maquinalez  

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