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, Scout BSA Troop, or Venturing Crew please contact Senior District Executive Ken Schott 408-638-8328 or ken.schott@scouting.org.

District Events

Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meeting Minutes from 3/18/2020

National FAQ on Program, Advancement, and COVID-19 Items

Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint for 3/24/2020 Meeting

Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint for 3/31/2020 Meeting

Roundtable and Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint for 4/14/2020 Meeting

Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint for 4/28/2020 Meeting

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.

2020 Derby is over, 2021 will be the next Quicksilver Pinewood Derby and the date has not been set yet. 

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.



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.

Due to the COVID-19 issue and in following with the Santa Clara County Health Department, we unfortunately have to postpone the Quicksilver Camporee at this time.  We will notify you when a new date has been set.  All units and individuals who have already registered for the camporee will receive a full refund.

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.

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,  (Location to be determined at this point.).  For more information, please visit our Roundtable information page.

May Roundtable is still being planned.  It will probably be a call-in meeting.

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



New Member Coordinator



Joining Night



Flag Ceremonies



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 as a breakout at the District Roundtable meeting.

Right now the April District Meeting will be a call-in meeting.  We will send out more information when it becomes available.

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




Volunteer Opportunities

District Chair   Craig Farrer  
District Commissioner   Willie Maquinalez  

Council Training Page

Quicksilver District Facebook Page

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