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March 21,  2013 
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The Yucca Express
Council News March 2013

VOICE YOUR OPINION BY TAKING THIS SURVEY REGARDING OUR MEMBERSHIP POLICY.


*****Immediate action required*****

 

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of a careful and deliberate review of our membership policy, as it relates to national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.   

We are dedicated to the integrity of this process.  In an effort to listen to your perspective and concerns, we ask you to answer some questions about this topic and about your overall Scouting experiences. 

Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey by clicking on the link below. Responses are confidential and will be summarized and reported as a group.

To ensure that your voice is heard, please respond by April 1, 2013.


Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey


Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
http://scouting.us.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?Q_SS=9t4AxGilpXgS01D_bjFmZ0AbUaBbEC9&_=1



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Yucca Express Information!


Popcorn Sneak Peak – Trails End and the Yucca Council will hold a special “Sneak Peak” on next fall’s popcorn sale on April 30 at 6:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn at Sunland Park (off of I-10).  Unit leaders will receive a special invitation to attend this event that will include dinner.  For more information, please email victor.rivera@scouting.org

 

Membership Update – The council will hold a Spring Round-up to help reorganize units that need grater support and new leadership.  The council will again hold Tigermania in April/May to recruit Kindergarten boys to join packs in time for Cub Scout Day Camp.  Units wishing to participate, especially in recruiting new adult leadership, please contact your district executive.

 

District Committee Training – The council will hold District Committee Training on Saturday, April 20 at the El Paso Community College Westside campus in Canutillo.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and training will run through 5 p.m.  It is important that all district committee members, commissioner staff, and chartered organization representatives attend this training.  COR will be offered at this training.  Registration forms will be mailed to all registered committee members, commissioners, and CORS. 

 

Board Retreat – The council will hold an executive board retreat on April 19 and 20.  All executive board members and district committee counterparts are asked to participate.  Vice chairs of membership, program, finance, district chairs, etc. will participate in team building and council/district strategic planning. Registration forms will be mailed. 



For more info visit www.yuccabsa.org 

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2013 CAMP WEHINAPAY: Reserve your spot today!

Please click below for more info on the 2013 Wehinahpay Mountain Camp Experience!

 

CLICK HERE!

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2013 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP!

Join us for a Cub Scout Galactic Adventure! A Summer Camp Program for all Cub Scouts! Click below for your District Day Camp info!

 

Click here for more info!

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CALLING ALL YOUTH & ADULT VOLUNTEERS!

 Please click below for training opportunities. All training is open to everyone regardless of which district you are in...


FREE Wapaha Leadership Specific Training 3/23/13


Sunshine District IOLS, Baloo, Den Chief Training 4/26/13 - 4/27/13


Mescalero District IOLS, Baloo, & Leader Specific Training 5/17/13 - 5/18/13

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2013 SPRING POPCORN and COFFEE & HOT COCOA SALE!

 In response to the Voice of the Scout Survey, the Yucca Council is offering two Spring Sale opportunities to help units raise additional revenue to support your unit’s program.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPRING INFO!

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2013 FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

The council  has begun their 2013 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Please coordinate with your District Executive your Troop Court of Honor or Blue & Gold Banquet.

 

Click here for the FOS Brochure!

Click here for this years Recognition Items!

Click here on how you can help with FOS!!!

 

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Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, & Exploring Recruiting 2013!

RECRUITING ALL YEAR! Please make sure to contact your District Executive to help your unit grow!

 

Click here to help with 2013 Membership!

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ONLINE PATCH SHOP NOW OPEN!!!

Browse a wide variety of council shoulder patches, commemorative patches, and special insignia as well as shirts, hats, and other great items!

 

Click here to go to the store! 

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ATTENTION ALL SCOUTS: Cigarette Butt Clean Up!

We need your help on March 23rd for a Cigarette Butt Clean Up at Album Park at 8am! If you can help us out that day, contact joshua.inguanzo@scouting.org

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2013 Yucca Council NYLT!

Join us for  the National Youth Leadership Training June 10th - 15th at camp Wehinahpay. A fun training experience for youth in a Troop, Crew, or Team.


Click here for more info!

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SCOUT SHOP FUN EVENT!

 Please click below for Scout Shop Special events coming very soon! Lots of fun for everyone! 

 

Click here for Pet Day of Compassion April 13, 2013!

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2013 SCOUTING FOR FOOD SERVICE HOURS!

Last month Scouting units from throughout the council participated in a record breaking Scouting For Food Drive.  The deadline to report all Scouting for Food service hours in March 28.  Visit www.scouting.org/jte to update your unit’s service hours.  Contact your District Executive or Claudia Saldana at 915-772-2292 for your unit’s username and password.  This is time sensitive and impacts unit, district, and council Journey to Excellence score. 

 

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2013 Yucca Council Staff Functional Responsibilities & Structure

Click here for Responsibilities

Click here for the Council Structure


National BSA Info 2013!
Scholarships, programs, and more news just for you!  Please click below for more info from the National Office.


Click here for OA High Adventure Programs.

Click here for NAYLE Scholarships.

Click here for Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout TV Show!

Info for Unit Commissioners!

Unit Commissioner training tool box is now online!

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Commissioners/training.aspx

 

Click here for New Unit Commissioner Basic Training!

Unit Commissioner

BSA Policies about Unit Fundraising

 

For more information Please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

BSA Policies about Political Participation

 

For More information Please CLICK HERE

Tel: (915) 772-2292

7601 Lockheed Dr. El Paso, TX 79925

Email: joshua.inguanzo@scouting.org                       




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