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May 15,  2013 
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The Yucca Express
Council News May 2013
DON'T FORGET YOUR BOY'S LIFE MAGAZINE THIS SUMMER!


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CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR BOY'S LIFE MAGAZINE OR CALL 915-772-2292!!!

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Yucca Express Information!


Membership Policy Update – Next week will be the vote for the Membership Policy and the Yucca Council wants you to be the first to know what the outcome will be. Be on the look out next week for a Yucca Express Special Edition on the Membership Policy.


Popcorn – Special thanks to participating units that attended the Popcorn Sneak Peek in April.  Attendees were surveyed and sampled new product that will be included in the 2013 sale.  Trails-end will hold Popcorn Orientation Dinners in July as done in the past.  Dates will be announced at June’s roundtable and the next Yucca Express.  The 2013 Popcorn Leader’s Guide will be distributed at the Popcorn Orientation Dinners.    


Journey to Excellence – Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s standard for quality programs and designed to elevate and improve your unit’s year-round program.  Your unit is responsible for updating on-line: advancement and Good turn for America service hours.   Please refer to www.yuccabsa.org for all resources.  You can also cross-check and request copies of your unit advancement report and Good Turn for America service hour report  from the council registrar to make sure that all information has been properly credited recorded.  


Membership Update – Now is the time for your unit to start laying out your fall recruiting team.  The council will again provide all recruiting material FREE to units.  These materials and training of the best practices for increasing youth and adult recruitment will be shared and distributed at Fall Recruiting Training in August.  Location and date will be announced at the June roundtable.   


Friends of Scouting – Special thanks to units who have opened their doors to district representatives who have been working aggressively to raise much needed contributions that support 85% of our programs.  We are only seven weeks away from our campaign deadline.  If your unit has not scheduled a presentation yet, please contact our district executive.  Our goal is 100% unit participation.  Please make your personal contribution today. 


Council Special Events – The council is holding a series of special events to help further grow our program, membership, and unit service.  These events kick-off with the Construction “Good Scout” Dinner honoring C.F. “Paco” Jordan on June 21 at Grace Gardens.  Other events include:

Education Builds Character, August 1, Marriott – Honoree Dr. Jimmy Vasquez

Woman of the Year, August 15, Marriott – Honoree Sue Woo

Scouting’s Salute to the Military, September 11, Marriott

Golf Classic, October 7, El Paso Country Club

Healthcare Gala, October 11, Grace Gardens

If you would like to be apart or support any of these events, please contact Ernie Gonzalez at 915-772-2292, ext. 216.  Event information will be added to the council website this month.

 

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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2013 WOOD BADGE!!!

 Wood Badge course is to demonstarate as practically as possible the Aims and Methods of Scouting in a a fun and fellowship learning experience! Both weekends of August 9-11 & August 24-26th, 2013.


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...


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

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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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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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2013 SPRING POPCORN and COFFEE & HOT CHOCOLATE 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 the Popcorn Option!

Click here for the Coffee & Hot Chocolate Option!

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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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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!

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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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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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