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|
|Soccer & Scouting||100%||$14,545|
Congratulations to everyone for all their generosity and hard work!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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: 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.
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
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
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