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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
· 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
to the new council popcorn staff advisor email@example.com.
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 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
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:
Builds Character, August 1, Marriott – Honoree Dr. Jimmy Vasquez
Woman of the
Year, August 15, Marriott – Honoree Sue Woo
Salute to the Military, September 11, Marriott
October 7, El Paso Country Club
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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