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June 13,  2013 
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The Yucca Express
Council News June 2013
A Galactic Trek at Cub Scout Day Camp!


Don't forget to drink lots of water and apply lots of sunscreen! It's going to be a HOT summer!


Yucca Express Information!

Scouting Employment Opportunity

Last March the council launched a new initiative called, Unidos Prosperamos – United We Prosper.  This initiative aims to offer Scouting in communities where Scouting is under represented.  This initiative is possible through a grant from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.  The council employed a paraprofessional in March to serve as a New Unit Organizer.  This NUO is charged with recruiting youth and adults, providing unit mentorship for 3-4 months, and delivering program to four Cub Scout Packs.   The council is now seeking candidates for a second NUO.  Interested candidates should submit resumes to  Candidate deadline is June 21.  Candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, have strong communications skills, having adult Scouting experience, and pass a criminal background check.  NUO work 16 hours per week and are paid $10 per hour and receive a $150 phone/car allowance.

Popcorn - Council Announces New Popcorn Vendor for 2013!

CAMP MASTERS Gourmet Popcorn will be the council’s new vendor for the 2013 Fall Product Sale.  CAMP MASTERS serves over 40 councils nationally.  The switch to our new vendor was tied to more competitive product, price, customer service, and growth track record over multiple years.  Scouts enrolled in the Trails-end scholarship program will continue to receive earned interest and statements directly from Trails-end.  CAMP MASTERS offers similar scholarship programs and all details about the new product line, on-line resources, and a complete leader’s guide will be distributed at Popcorn Orientation Dinners slated for July.  CAMP MASTERS will offer FREE credit card readers for participating units for this year’s sale!  Make sure to RSVP attend the Popcorn Orientation Dinners.  

·  El Paso Popcorn Orientation Dinner – July 16, 2013, 6:00 p.m.  Location TBD      ·   Las Cruces Popcorn Orientation Dinner – July 17, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Location TBD

RSVP to the new council popcorn staff advisor 

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.   

2013 Robert Wilbur Council Shoulder Patch  The Yucca Council, Sunshine District and Yucca Council Wood Badge is proud to sponsor and honor this new Robert Wilbur Council Shoulder Patch, emphasizing the hard work and dedication and commitment to the ideals of Scouting. The cost of the patch will be $10, of which $7.50 will be placed in a Wood Badge Scholarship account to be able to provide money for deserving individuals adults that need help in paying the cost of the Wood Badge fees. Patches will be available on a first-come first-served basis with a limited number of patches available for purchase. The patches will be available by Friday, June 14th at the Scout Service Center in El Paso and soon afterwards from your District Executive. See the Wood Badge info below to view the patch.

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 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.


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Scout Night with the El Paso Diablos is back!!!

The El Paso Diablos invites all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crew Members, Explores, Leaders and their families to Cohen Stadium to watch the Diablos play the Sioux City Explorers Friday, August 23, 2013

Click here for the flier!

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2013 WOOD BADGE!!!


Wood Badge course is to demonstrate 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.


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

Click here for Trainer's EDGE JUNE 2013

Click here for Wilderness First Aid - July 2013

Click here for Leader Specific (Polaris) - August 2013

Click here for Wilderness First Aid - October 2013

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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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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 POPCORN Orientation Dinner with CampMasters!

 CAMPMASTERS Gourmet Popcorn will be the council’s new vendor for the 2013 Fall Product Sale. The Yucca Council and Campmaster's will hold a Popcorn Sale Orientation Dinner for two representatives per unit.


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2013 Ascarate Park Family Camp

Come on out to the 2nd Annual Ascarate Park Family Camp! Scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, fishing, movie at night, camp out experience at Ascarate Park, and tons more! You may bring your grill to feed the whole family or unit.  Don't forget to set up your own booth to show what you have learned in Scouting! Lots of Fun on Saturday June 22, 2013 from 3:30pm-8am!

Click here for Ascarate Family Camp Flier!

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 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 Staff Functional Responsibilities & Structure

Click here for Responsibilities

Click here for the Council Structure

Info for Unit Commissioners!

Unit Commissioner training tool box is now online!


Click here for New Unit Commissioner Basic Training!

Unit Commissioner

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

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