Mt. Diablo Silverado Council E-News
Issue: #30
 JUNE 2013
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In This Issue
Friends of Scouting
Tip of the Week
Help Wanted!
Golden State Warriors
Words of Wisdom
ScoutReach Golf Tournament
Camp Cards are Here!
Scout Spotlight
Over the Edge
The Week at a Glance
Scout Amateur Radio Class
Amateur Radio Operation
Friends of Scouting

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 tip of the week  Radio Waves  
Tip of the Week


Learn how to catch some (radio) waves... 

Radios might seem super high-tech. But with about $10 and one afternoon, you can make one at home.


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Help Wanted
Help Wanted
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of office work, including preparing mailings and filing paperwork.

Please contact
Jessica McGinley at (
925) 674-6101 or if you are available to help on an as needed basis during normal business hours (8:30am-5:00pm). 

Please note, some of the filing projects require bending and lifting as well as getting a little dirty.

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Golden State Warriors
Please take a look at  the Golden State Warriors "Scout Night" video recognizing the Top Popcorn Selling Scouts from our Council.  These 11 Scouts alone sold over $22,000+ in Popcorn.   The event was such a huge success with over 1,600 Scouts in attendance and each Scout in uniform was invited to shoot a free throw after the game.  The 2013 Popcorn Campaign is right around the corner and there will be a  bunch of new flavors coming out this year   Make sure your unit has someone in attendance for the Council Popcorn Kick-Off coming later this Summer.  For more information please contact Tim Welty (

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Words of Wisdom

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner


Annually, Las Aguilas de Diablo, an association of Eagle Scouts in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council, hosts a dinner to recognize last year's Eagle Scouts and Silver Award recipients. Las Aguilas matches a youth with a sponsor within their prospective career choice.


At this year's dinner, Las Aguilas gave six-one thousand dollar scholarships to Eagle Scouts.


Although the Keynote speakers are always great and this year's speaker was no less, with De La Salle football coach, Bob Ladouceur giving a great talk on leadership. I really enjoy the annual self-introduction of our youth, where they share with the crowded room, their Eagle project summary, and college and career choices. Our Scouts and Venturers are amazing. You can tell by their demeanor and presentation skills that they are ready for their next step in life, for which Scouting has prepared them. They are ready to study, law, medicine and science in college with many having high aspiration to reach the top of their field. One day I wouldn't be surprised to have one of Scouts or Venturers return as our keynote speaker for the Eagle recognition dinner.


As far as our Scouts may climb in their chosen field or life, I hope that the value of "helping other people at all times" will be the most lasting throughout their lives as they become our communities future leadership.


I always feel more secure about the future of our world after attending the Eagle Scout recognition dinner. I hope you feel the same way after your Courts of Honor, campouts or even weekly meetings. We are creating our future leadership within your Scouting units and I believe we will be in good hands.


Thank you,

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John Fenoglio

Scout Executive/CEO

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ScoutReach Golf Tournament - Unit Challenge

For 7 consecutive years, Troop 239 from the Iron Horse District has won the "Unit Challenge" award at the Annual ScoutReach Golf Tournament at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo. In 2013, they challenge YOU!


We are asking all Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and Ships to put together their winning foursome (both adults and youth are invited) and come participate in the 2013 tournament!


Who: All Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and Ships

What: 8th Annual ScoutReach Golf Tournament

 When: June 28, 2013

Where: Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo

       "An Arnold Palmer Signature Course"

Why: To support ScoutReach Programs in the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council

How Much: Foursome $500, Individual Golfer $150, Unit Tee/Green sponsor $100


For more information or to register:  

To Register Click Here!

Camp Cards are Here!
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Please have your unit Camp Card Coordinator contact your District Executive to arrange for pick up. If you haven't signed up to participate in the sale yet, please visit our website at We have some wonderful partners this year which makes this a great way to raise funds for your summer time camping program and activities. Visit our website ( for more details.


Parents and Scouters who are business owners or managers...Why not purchase a Camp Card for each of your employees or customers as a token of appreciation?! It will help support our Scouting program as well as put a smile on your employees' or customers' face.

Scout Spotlight
Highlighting our Staff and Volunteers 
Tim Welty


Tim Welty has worked for the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council since 2006.  He began as the Black Diamond District Executive, then the Meridian District Executive.  While he is still in charge of the Meridian District, he was recently promoted to District Director. 


Tim has done wonderful things for our Council since he was hired in 2006 and we honor him this month and say thanks! 


Great job Tim!

Over the Edge
Over the Edge
Week at a Glance
Upcoming Schedule of Events


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06/06/2013 - Muir Roundtable
06/07-09/2013 - Camp Wolfeboro Ordeal
06/09-15/2013 - Wolfeboro Staff Week
06/16-17/2013 - Kodiak Training
Scout Amateur Radio Class
Final Scout Radio Flyer
Amateur Radio Operation
Scouts Invited to Amateur Radio Emergency Operation
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Pleasant Hill hams (amateur radio operators) are inviting local Scouts to join us as we raise masts and antennas, fire up generators and emergency radios, and get on the air sending and receiving messages across the United States. An excellent opportunity for all scouts to check us out, but an especially opportune invitation for any Scouts considering a Radio merit badge! 

To participate in ARRL Field Day, Pleasant Hill hams will set up Emergency Radio Operations in Dinosaur Hill Park on the west side of Pleasant Hill at 901 Taylor Blvd. We will start setting up equipment early Saturday morning June 22nd, operate "on the air" day and night, and tear down our station late Sunday morning June 23rd.
Scouts are welcome to observe at any time, and under the supervision of our hams Scouts may also help set up or take down equipment and tents and even take a turn at operating a radio if they so choose. The event is open to the public, so no advanced arrangements are needed, simply come on out and join us anytime. Search the internet for "Hawaii Ham Radio Field Day 2012" for an example of a similar event. If any Scout or group of Scouts would like to be more involved than just dropping by and observing, please contact Bill Brink,
Special Deals at the Scout Shop


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Store Address:

800 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Phone: (925) 674-8500 


Store Hours:
Monday: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Tues-Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed


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