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FOS Campaign Celebration
Earlier this week, the Council celebrated the success of our 2006 Friends of Scouting campaign at the Boeing headquarters. Council and District volunteers and professional Scouters made their final Friends of Scouting report, bringing the Council within $25,000 of its $1.4 million dollar fundraising goal.

Highlights of the celebration included the following districts reporting being at or above their Friends of Scouting goals:

District   % of Goal Raised $ Raised
El Camino Real  120%   $167,953
Exploring - N/S/C  112% $55,850
Saddleback 105% $146,373
Ahwahnee  103% $36,736
Orange Frontier 102% $42,705
Pacifica 101% $93,845
Portola 101%  $82,587
El Capitan 100% $34,100
Canyons 100% $72,687
Soccer & Scouting 100% $14,545
Scoutreach 100% $14,500

Congratulations to everyone for all their generosity and hard work!


     

Shindig Done
The Council's Fall Recruitment Shindig was held on June 20, at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting with a BBQ dinner followed by a recruitment training session. District Executives and guests dressed in their cowboy best and enjoyed some good eats as they learned about the Council's fall school recruitment plans. School recruitment strategy includes distribution of flyers to non-Scouting families, “boy talks” in local elementary schools, as well as special recruitment nights for boys and their parents. If you missed the Shindig, go to Fall Recruitment Forms for information and tools about how to plan a successful school recruitment night in your neighborhood.


Eagle Portraits
Eagles! In honor of your great accomplishment, the Council would like to have your formal portrait taken for the Eagle Honor Wall. Gradportraits.com is hosting a series of portrait sessions here at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting. To honor your great success, your formal portrait will be placed on display at no charge. If you are interested in additional portraits, Gradportraits.com will offer options for Court of Honor displays and family packages. For additional information, visit www.Gradportraits.com.

Photography Session Dates:

Please RSVP Jessica McNutt at 714-546-8558 ext.137; fax 714-546-0415; email jessicam@ocbsa.org.


New Faces
Join us in welcoming the newest members of our Council!
Anais Chavez, Ahwahnee District Executive, 714-546-8558 ext. 109
Diana Knapstein, Newport Sea Base Office Manager, 949-642-5031 ext. 300
Edwin Lucas, El Camino Real District Executive, 714-546-8558 ext. 118
Lynn Nguyen, Pacifica District Executive, 714-546-8558 ext. 124

Program Aides Needed!
Make a difference in a child's life...

The Council’s Scoutreach and Soccer and Scouting programs are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of part-time program aides. Scoutreach is an outreach program that allows “at-risk” kids to participate in Scouting, providing funding for such things as books, camp scholarships, Scout trips, membership dues and staff support which help create a positive experience for over 5,000 youth in Orange County. Successful candidates may already be teachers, community workers, college students or adult leaders. Bilingual English/Spanish helpful, but not required. Soccer and Scouting aides must understand the basic principles of soccer. Program aides conduct weekly Scout meetings, run games and activities and help train parents. Scouting or youth experience is a plus, but not required. All applicants must be 18 or older.
  
Qualified applicants can e-mail a cover letter and resume to Oscar Santoyo at oscars@ocbsa.org or fax 714-546-0415. Applications are also available at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting, 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

For more information on these positions or the Orange County Council Boy Scouts of America Outreach programs, please contact at the Outreach Division at 714-546-4990, ext. 125


Venturing Officers Selected
The Orange County Council Venturing Officers Council has elected these new officers for the 2006-2007 program year:

President - Robin Raines
Vice-President of Administration - Alex Flores
Vice-President of Programming - Tim Nguyen
Secretary - Kristina James
Treasurer - Alex Powell

Their installation took place at the Annual Venturing Awards Banquet on June 9 held at the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel.


Q&A
Q: I would like to know if there is any Orange County Council requirement to wear official BSA Uniforms (Class A or Class B) when traveling to or from an event - in order to be covered by the Council's insurance policy?

A: The answer is - No. Uniforms are not required while traveling and the Orange County Council has not added such a requirement. However, uniforms for Scout activities and travel is a very good idea, and units may want to consider a unit-level policy requiring it as it's easier to spot kids, and they generally will behave like Scouts! Requiring a Scout uniform or unit t-shirt for all tour-permitted travel is purely a unit-level decision.

Requiring boys to wear uniforms also makes it easier for units to comply with items 6 & 7 in the tour permit section titled, “Our Pledge of Performance.” In fact, National policy does not require a uniform for youth or adult membership. Therefore, if a unit policy requests uniforms for all boys, then we hope the unit will help families that may not be able to afford a uniform. 


Men of Character Recognition Dinner
Eight Orange County men were honored and celebrated by their family, friends and business associates on May 24 in Huntington Beach. The event raised over $140,000 for Scouting in Orange County. A committee of local professionals and community leaders selected Terrance Barry, Peter Bastone, Dr. Juris Bunkis, Donald Hunsberger, Jeff Iverson, Robert Lambert, Russell Leatherby and Patrick McCullagh as 2006 Men of Character.

Chairing the event was Orange County Council Executive Board member and Saddleback District volunteer, Ralph Linzmeier and Latino OC 100 honoree and 2003 Man of Character, Manny Montanez. Ralph and 2005 honoree, Bill Steed, also a Saddleback volunteer, founded the event in 2000 as an avenue to recognize outstanding individuals in south Orange County. 


Standing: Don Hunsberger, Bob Lambert, Jeff Iverson, Russ Leatherby, Dr. Juris Bunkis, Peter Bastone,
Patrick McCullagh, Terrance Barry and John Tomczak, seated.


Cingular Wireless Golf Classic Highlights
PGA West, La Quinta was host to 320 golfers who yelled “fore” to help raise $458,000 through sponsorships and live and silent auctions. Auction items raised $58,000 of that total which included a Pro Bowl trip to Hawaii as well as tickets to the 2007 Grammy Awards, four dugout seats to meet the LA Dodgers and an autographed Kobe Bryant basketball and jersey. Cingular Wireless, AT&T, Inland Valley Construction, Nokia, Motorola, Brookstone Telecom, QMI Security Solutions, Sonus Networks, Inc., Ericsson Inc., 1-800-Great Ad, Andrew Corporation, Voicecom, Jeffery Rome & Associates and H.C. Olsen Construction Co. all generously sponsored the event to help support Scouting in Orange County.


(Left to right) Chris Jones - President, West Coast Wireless; Kelly King - VP/ GM Cingular Wireless,
Greater LA Market; Brian Shay - West Region Director, Cingular Wireless;
David Shanks - President, Ocean View Wireless.


Scouters Rollin’ in the Mud!
On Saturday, June 10, a few of the Orange County Council staff participated in the Annual Mud Run on Camp Pendleton. The Mud Run is a challenging 10 kilometer mud run (about 6.2 miles) with hills, tire obstacles, low sand crawl, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, reservoir crossing (5 feet deep), tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb and the final 30-foot mud crawl pit. This is the second time OCC staff has participated in this event.  Last October there were six members, including Scout Executive Les Baron that faced the challenge. There was nothing but smiles before racing, after racing and in the mud pit. The event was a fun (and muddy) time for everyone who participated and there are already plans to get more people to run in the event this fall!

If you or your troop is interested, log onto www.camppendletonraces.com. Sign ups are limited to the first 3,500 runners.

Back Row (Left to Right):
Jake Tucker, Chris Yuen, Ken Tucker (Director of Field Services), Edwin Lucas (El Camino Real), Jorge Ruiz deSomocurcio (Soccer & Scouting), Derrick Clark (Field Director-Central Area), Oscar Santoyo (Field Director-Outreach Division).

Front Row (Left to Right):
Margaret Naylor (Pacifica), Lily Yuen (Scoutreach), Jesus Rodriguez (Soccer & Scouting), Debbie Clinton (Field Director-Learning for Life), Anais Chavez (Ahwahnee).


Gold Leaf Award
Schoepe Scout Reservation and the Lost Valley Conservation committee were recognized by the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arborculturists (WCISA) with the Gold Leaf Award. The Gold Leaf Award is presented to groups or individuals for who have conducted outstanding Arbor Day activities or landscape beautification projects. The Conservation committee, chaired by Al Remyn conducts Forestry and Fish & Wildlife merit badge programs as well as coordinates the many conservation projects that happen at SSRLV each year. In addition, Andy Trotter, a SSRLV conservation team member was recognized by the WCISA with the Award of Commendation. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding effort in promoting the purpose of the WCISA. www.wcisa.net


2006 May Memorial Fund
In Memory of Daniel McKeown
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Martin
M.P. Purnell
Donna McKeown
Loretta Wampler

In Memory of Harvey R. Hardison
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wellenstein

In Memory of Curly Reynolds
Mr. James McLain

In Memory of George Candlish
Richard and Dianne Johnson and family
Mike and Cindy Siebuhr
Robbye Heyne

In Memory of Michael Trevitt
Troop 51, St John School, Orange


Congratulations to Our Newest Eagles! (January-March)
Benjamin Adams Troop 603 Mission Viejo
Blake Anderson  Troop 782 Placentia
Stephen Ashby Troop 12 San Juan Capistrano
Nicholas Barnes Troop 842 Orange
Daniel Bates Troop 604 Lake Forest
Daryl Bedrosian  Crew 974 Dana Point
Paul Bioche  Troop 90 Newport Beach
Ryan Boyce Troop 592 Huntington Beach
Kevin Boyer  Troop 117 Santa Ana
Nathaniel Boyer Troop 1 Huntington Beach
Matthew Butler Troop 634 Mission Viejo
Andrew Cadena Troop 93 Fullerton
Justin Cardon Troop 779 Yorba Linda
Edward Carey  Troop 558 Huntington Beach
Justin Carpenter Troop 731 San Clemente
Jeffrey Carter  Troop 99 Yorba Linda
Ryan Cassidy Troop 332 Mission Viejo
Jonathan Coe  Troop 737 San Clemente
Jeffrey Connor  Troop 615 Laguna Hills
Adam Corbin Troop 36 Irvine
Aaron Corbin Crew 736 Coto De Caza
David Cornwell Crew 88 Westminster
Timothy Crossley Troop 615 Foothill Ranch
Derek Currier  Troop 700 Aliso Viejo
Mitchell Dalton  Troop 973 San Juan Capistrano
Giovanni D'Arrigo  Troop 615 Laguna Hills
Chad Dilworth  Troop 156 Irvine
Kevin Do  Troop 1003 Tustin
Anthony Durgavich  Troop 567 Fountain Valley
Konish Dutta  Troop 645 Irvine
Michael Eastman  Troop 319 Huntington Beach
William Edwards  Troop 93 Fullerton
Harrison Fassnacht  Troop 442 Fountain Valley
Alexander Finch   Crew 895 Brea
Richard Finnie  Troop 811 Brea
Jeffrey Flack  Troop 90
Brian Fox  Troop 675 Irvine
Daniel Furman  Troop 106 Newport Beach
Spencer Gay  Troop 412 Huntington Beach
Peter Glynn  Troop 409 San Clemente
Andrew Graves  Troop 811 Brea
Richard Grimes  Troop 642 Los Alamitos
Ryan Hainey  Troop 824 Anaheim
Eric Hannan  Troop 332 Mission Viejo
Nicholas Hanten Troop 702 San Juan Capistrano
Stephen Harris  Troop 666 Newport Beach
Jacob Harrison  Troop 12 Mission Viejo
Robert Harrison  Troop 412 Fountain Valley
Kevin Howe  Troop 12 San Juan Capistrano
David Hozan  Troop 450 Fullerton
Christopher Hwe  Troop 543 Orange
Chad Jessop  Troop 752 Lake Forest
Charles Kerhin  Troop 811 Brea
Albert Kim  Troop 538 Anaheim
Michael Klein  Troop 163 Orange
John Knoch  Troop 526 Anaheim
Sebastian La Bella  Troop 634 Mission Viejo
Michael Laymon   Troop 1775 Yorba Linda
Maunoo Lee  Troop 156 Irvine
David Lin  Crew 895 La Habra
Eric Lissner  Troop 1042 Santa Ana
Ian Magnone  Troop 661 Mission Viejo
Oscar Manzano Jr.  Crew 1220 Santa Ana
Paul Mazzotti  Crew 739 San Juan Capistrano
Logan McBride  Troop 615 Laguna Hills
Eddward McCord  Troop 1155 Anaheim
Thomas McDaniel  Troop 811 Brea
Cameron McDougle  Troop 156 Irvine
Garrett Mehrguth  Troop 12 Mission Viejo
Michael Moeller   Troop 634 Lake Forest
Jacob Moorhead  Troop 728 Mission Viejo
William Moothart  Troop 634 Lake Forest
Benjamin Morrow  Crew 1400 Buena Park
Thomas Neal III  Troop 695 Irvine
Danny Nguyen  Troop 193 Westminster
Craig Nordstrom  Crew 22 Costa Mesa
Douglas Nye  Troop 666 Huntington Beach
Trevor Pallas  Troop 1814 La Habra
Ian Perez Troop 319 Huntington Beach
Jonathan Reindl  Troop 773 Laguna Niguel
John Roberts Troop 568 Huntington Beach
Jered Robinson  Crew 1180 Anaheim
Dean Rodighiero  Troop 772 Laguna Niguel
Andrew Ruesch Troop 787 Mission Viejo
Joshua Sabia  Troop 778 Yorba Linda
Garrett Samuelian  Troop 739 Laguna Niguel
Robert Seurynck  Troop 56 Irvine
Justin Smerigan  Troop 316 Huntington Beach
Dylan Smith  Troop 707 Brea
Garrett Smith  Troop 412 Fountain Valley
William Smith  Troop 111 Cypress
Zachary Snipes  Troop  316 Huntington Beach
Ricardo Solano  Troop 122 Santa Ana
Taylor Stilwagner  Troop 700 Aliso Viejo
Alexander Strayer  Troop 1 Huntington Beach
Abraham Telado  Troop 811 Brea
Alex Teunissen  Troop 787 Mission Viejo
Brian Thomas  Troop 612 Newport Beach
Sean Thompson  Troop 892 Huntington Beach
Justin Towers  Troop 90 Newport Beach
Marcus Truong  Troop 680 Westminster
Troy Vander Hulst  Troop 811 Brea
David Wagner   Troop 97 Anaheim
Daniel Witczak  Troop 602 Laguna Hills
Eric Woodworth  Troop 319 Huntington Beach