Orange Frontier District
Ca endar BSA Adopt-A-Schooll
The BSA® Adopt-a-School Program offers volunteer
10 Roundtable @ 4000 W. Orange, Anaheim services that meet the school's needs. The Adopt-a-
17 OA Santee Chapter Meeting School program is an exciting and comprehensive
19 Venture/Explorer Leadership Workshop undertaking that will connect Scout packs, troops and
19 OA Santee Chapter Dinner crews across the country with schools in their
30 Unit Re-charter Deadline communities. Participating Scouts then work, within
clearly defined guidelines, to partner with school
2008 administrations and offer the
volunteer services that most
7 OFD Committee/Commissioner Staff Holiday efficiently meet their school’s
Party @ Dalton’s 6:30pm needs. With each unit offering
8 Roundtable @ 4000 W. Orange, Anaheim their school a minimum one-
10 OFD Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser, 6:30pm year commitment, meaningful
@ American Legion Post 555, Midway City community relationships are
14-18 Holiday Boat Parade @ Newport Sea Base built and significant changes will
22 OA Santee Chapter Meeting happen in the schools.
January The hope at the heart of Adopt-a-School is to build strong,
sustaining relationships with these schools… creating
4 OFD Committee Meeting
thousands of lasting community partnerships across the
7 OA Wiatava Lodge Banquet U.S. Through committed volunteer efforts – from
12 Roundtable @ 4000 W. Orange, Anaheim landscaping and clean-up outside the school building to
19 OA Santee Chapter Meeting Scouts’ active participation in school events throughout
26 OFD Commissioner Meeting the year – the BSA® will become a defined presence in
28 Troop 314 Pre Derby Pancake Breakfast improving our nation’s schools.
@ American Legion Post 555
28 OFD Derby Day @ Westminster Mall The program is open to Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout
Troops and Venturing Crews.
1 OFD Committee Meeting Please use the following link to fine more information and
9 Roundtable @ 4000 W. Orange, Anaheim signup: www.bsaadoptaschool.org
16 OA Santee Chapter Meeting
23 OFD Commissioner Meeting
24-26 OA Trade-O-Ree
3 University of Scouting @ Santa Ana College
7 OFD Committee Meeting
8 Roundtable @ 4000 W. Orange, Anaheim
14 Silver Beaver Dinner
15 OA Santee Chapter Meeting
16-18 OFD Camp-O-Ree/WeBeLoS-ree
22 OFD Commissioner Meeting
28 Eagle Recognition Dinner
31 OFD District Recognition Dinner
P newood De by
Diisttrriictt Chaiirr’’s Corrnerr
D s c Cha s Co ne January 28, 2012
Ron Cocchi The Orange Frontier District annual Pinewood Derby race
will be held Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Westminster
Get in to the Holiday Spirit
Mall. As in past years there will be 3 different racing
nd tracks (speed, skill and survival) to test your cars abilities.
All volunteers are invited to the 2 annual District Holiday
Trophies, certificates and ribbons will be awarded to the
Party on Saturday night, December 10. This is a great
winners along with lots of other prizes. Commemorative
way to meet your fellow volunteers, learn about what is
Pinewood Derby wall display plaques and a special
going on in the District and the Council and of course get
Pinewood Derby patch will also be available. Start
into the holiday spirit. Here are the party details:
building your new cars now and overhaul those older cars
Who: All volunteers, friends, relatives, and neighbors to make them faster. Don’t miss the fun. This is a classic
Cub Scout event.
When: Saturday, December 10
Starting at 6:30 pm Remember these simple standard
rules. The weight of your car must
Where: American Legion Post 555 be 5 ounces or less, length must be
14582 Beach Blvd 7 inches, width 2-3/4 inches. Also
Midway City bottom clearance must be 3/8 inch
and width between wheels must be
Why: Fun, food and friendship 1-3/4 inches.
Contact Sandy Sova for more information at
For more information and to volunteer to be on the
firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-795-0111.
Pinewood Derby Staff, please contact Cecilia York at 714-
Please remember that this is a District fundraiser and that
100% of the net proceeds will go directly to the Friends of
Scouting fundraising campaign and benefit our local
youth. New Advancementt IInfforrmattiion
New Advancemen n o ma on
Please join us for a relaxing evening of fun and support There are several changes taking place for
the best youth organization in the country. This is a great Advancement starting in January 2012. There is a
event. You will not regret attending this party. Bring all new Guide to Advancement, a new Eagle Scout
your friends and have a great time. Service Project Workbook and a new Eagle Scout
Application. Please feel free to share this
Scouting for the Second Hundred Years. information with members of your Packs and
Troops. The council district committee is busy
Yours in Scouting, working on revising the policies to meet the
changes that are taking place.
For your information there will be a break out
Orange Frontier District
session at the January 12 Roundtable to cover the
changes for the Eagle Scout rank. All leaders,
Phone: 562-243-9691 parents and youth are invited to attend.
Guide to Advancement
Need a Yearr End Tax Deducttiion?
Need a Yea End Tax Deduc on?
Donate your old car, boat, RV or anything else to Orange
County Boy Scouts of America. BSA is a qualified non-
profit corporation that allows individuals to receive tax
Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook
deductions on donated items. Your donation will go a long
way to help provide programs for more than 100,000
youth in our community. The Orange County Council has
If you have any questions or would like more information
implemented a program that will provide you with a fast
please contact Chris Hess, Orange Frontier District
and efficient way to donate your unneeded assets and
Advancement Chair at 714-828-0138.
receive a tax deduction up to the fullest allowable by law.
For more information about donation opportunities please
call 714-546-4990 X142.
WEBELOS Trransiittiion tto Boy Scoutt
WEBELOS T ans on o Boy Scou Scuba Diiviing
Scuba D v ng
Questions You Should Ask Meriitt Badge
The Scuba Diving Merit Badge has been
approved by Boy Scouts of America and
you will soon see the merit badge
pamphlets and actual badges in the
Scout shops. The Scuba Diving Merit
The world of Boy Scouting is packed with fun and Badge offers a unique opportunity to
excitement with activities like camping, hiking, take part in a safe and exciting underwater experience.
backpacking, swimming, canoeing, sailing, fishing, There are six requirements that need to be completed to
archery, shotgun shooting, rock climbing and much, much earn this merit badge. One of the requirements is to
more. It should be the goal of every Cubmaster, earn an Open Water Diver Certification. After
WEBELOS Den Leader and Parent to graduate every completing the certification Scouts will have the ability to
WEBELOS Scout into a Boy Scout Troop. The best way go scuba diving in a variety of different environments
to learn about the local Troops is to visit them and see and continue to further development of their scuba
how they operate. Here is a list of questions you can ask diving skills.
when you visit. Boy Scouts of America has partnered
with the Professional Association of
1. Where and when do you meet? Diving Instructors (PADI) to bring this
2. How big is your Troop? program to our Scouts. PADI is the
3. Is there a published Troop roster? world’s largest recreational diver
4. Who is in your Troop (any friends)? training, certification and membership
5. Is there a published Troop calendar? organization. Your local PADI Dive
6. What kind of outings (backpacking, hiking, car Center is your source for bringing
camping, etc) do you go on? scuba activities to your Troop. For
7. How often do you go on outings? more information please contact James Payne at
8. Where and when are you going to summer camp? email@example.com.
9. Do you have a Troop meeting program?
10. Is the Troop run by youth or adults?
11. Is there good Scout skills instruction for new
12. Is the Patrol method used?
13. How are Patrols organized?
14. Is there strong Patrol activity? OFD Holliiday Parrtty 2011
OFD Ho day Pa y 2011
15. How many adult leaders are there?
16. Are the adult and youth leaders trained? All adult leaders are invited to attend the 2 annual
17. Is there a Troop newsletter? Orange Frontier District Holiday Party on Saturday night,
18. What are the dues? December 10. The party will be held at the American
19. What is the Troop uniform? Legion Post 555, 14582 Beach Blvd, Midway City.
20. What is the advancement record of the Troop? Festivities will begin at 6:30 pm and feature Dinner, music,
dancing, an opportunity drawing and much more fun. Get
After your visit, ask yourself, “Did I feel welcome?” in the Holiday spirit and make your reservations for this
After your visit, ask your son, “How do you feel about this fun event now. Pick up a flier at Roundtable and learn
Troop?” about all the fun activities taking place at the District
Holiday Party. Also, for more information please contact
For more information on local Boy Scout Troops contact
Sandy Sova at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a District
Jeremie Sulit at 714-546-8558 x108 or e-mail
fundraising event with net proceeds going directly to the
Friends of Scouting campaign. Please dress business
casual (no uniforms) and leave your youth at home.
B-P s V s on
Baden-Powell hoped that get-togethers
of boys from around the world would, as
he put it, “establish friendships among
Scouts of all nations and help to
develop peace and happiness in the
world and goodwill among men.”
2011 Orange Fronttiier Diisttriictt Team
2011 Orange Fron er D s r c Team The Buddy System
The Buddy System
Please welcome our 2011 Orange Frontier District Team. The buddy system is an important part of Scouting that
These special volunteers will dedicate their time and provides safety and support for the Scouts. The policy of
energy to making strong programs and activities for the the Boy Scouts of America is for boys to be active but in
youth in our community. When you see them at groups of no smaller than two. Individual Scouts are
Roundtable or at one of our special District activities, required to find a buddy when they are participating in
please give them a pat on the back and an extra hug in Scout functions.
appreciation of all they are doing for the Scouting
program. Each boy will be participating in many different activities,
District Chair – Ron Cocchi
events and outings throughout his Scouting career. The
Assistant District Chair – Dave Paulsen Guide to Safe Scouting refers to the use of the buddy
Assistant District Chair – Steve Lewis system for camping, winter
activities, cycling, rock climbing,
Program Chair – Eric Angstadt
caving, swimming, snorkeling
Camping Chair – Brian Swartz
Activities Chair – Starla Rogers & Debbie Lewicki
and other water activities such
Pinewood Derby Chair – Cecilia York as boating, canoeing, kayaking
Camp-O-Ree Chair – James Payne and rafting. It is also important
Webelo-Ree Chair – Lynne Wilson to remember to use the buddy
Cub Day Camp Director –Tom Miller system when you are leaving
Webelos Woods Chair – James Payne your group for any reason
Advancement Chair – Chris Hess whether it is to go to a car, take
Advancement Committee – George Schultz a walk, go to the men’s room or visit the Trading Post to
Advancement Committee – Rolly Arenz
Advancement Committee – Sandy Sova
Merit Badge Counselor Chair – Sandy Sova
Tiger Cubs, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and siblings should
Training Chair – Steve Scukanec
Youth Protection Training Chair - Judi Lee
use the buddy system anywhere outside their campsite.
Adult Recognition – Steve Lewis Always go in pairs under the direct supervision of an adult.
District Dinner Committee Chair - Joe Sova Tell other adults in campsite when you are leaving and
Scouting for Food Chair – Starla Rogers & Debbie Lewicki when you return.
Risk Management Chair – TBD
Religious Program Chair – Lito De los Reyes Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts should take a buddy with
Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor – Tom Olszewski them when they leave their group. They should notify
Climbing Chair - Tom Olszewski Adult Leaders present of their whereabouts and upon
Membership Chair – Chris Mattison return they should notify the Adult Leader.
Ommunity Liason – Antionette Roberts
Recruitment Chair – Staff The Buddy System is a way for Scouts to look out for one
Webelos Transition Chair – Randy DeTarr another, especially during outdoor adventures. You are
New Units Chair - TBD assigned a buddy. You keep track of what your buddy is
Finance Chair–Steering Committee Lead–Bill Wynder up to, and he knows at all times where you are and how
Community Finance Chair – Joe Sova you are doing.
Major Gifts Chair - TBD
Unit FOS Chair – Cecilia York, Carol Macey
LDS FOS Chair – Frank Mackay
Popcorn Sales Chair – Marcie Lui
Scout-O-Rama Ticket Sales Chair – Marcie Lui
The Scoutt’’s Outtdoorr Cookbook
The Scou s Ou doo Cookbook
Scout-O-Rama Program Ads – Marcie Lui
Tim and Christine Conners are writing three new
District Commissioner – Sandy Sova cookbooks for the Boy Scouts of America. These books
Roundtable Commissioner - Judi Lee will include recipes for Dutch Oven Cooking, Large Group
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner – Cecilia York Camping, and Backpacking!
Webelos Roundtable Commissioner – TBD
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
– David Exter & Eric Angstadt At this time, they are particularly interested in backpacking
Venturing Roundtable Commissioner – Steve Scukanec recipes! Send recipes to email@example.com or
submit them using their online form at
Publicity/Newsletter Editor – James Farrens www.booksbyconners.com!
Webmaster - Dave Exter
District Field Director – John Miller
District Executive - Jeremie Sulit
Volunteers are always needed in the Orange Frontier
District. If you would like to have fun with a great
group of people please contact Ron Cocchi
or Sandy Sova.
Staff and we would like to keep this spirit alive for future
Orrange Frronttiierr Diisttrriictt Sttaffff
O ange F on e D s c S a generations of Scouts. If you would like more information
IIs Here tto Hellp You
s Here o He p You on how District Staff can serve you, please feel free to
contact any of our Key 3 Leaders: Jeremie Sulit, District
Everyone has a friend in Scouting. Scouting is the world’s Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Cocchi District
greatest program with the worlds greatest people. The Chairperson at email@example.com or Sandy Sova at
Orange Frontier District Staff is proud to support 82 Units firstname.lastname@example.org.
with almost 1900 registered Scouts meeting a wide array
of needs. OFD is staffed with some of the most
experienced Scouters in the Council who are here to
support all Packs, Troops and Crews in four primary
areas. Y ou Make a
ou Make a
Most Scouters can easily relate to the Program and Diifffference
Activities area. District Programs and Activities directly
engage our youth in quality events such as the Pinewood There are hundreds of thousands (millions) of boys
Derby, Camp-O-Ree, Webelos-Ree, Cub Day Camp, and around the world who can benefit from the Scouting
Webelos Woods. These outdoor events help our youth experience. We can't reach them all, but even within our
develop skills, promote leadership and teamwork, provide own groups we see our task overwhelming, not making
physical activity and create hours of endless fun. Training any difference.
opportunities are also provided for adult leaders.
However, to that one boy in your Den, Pack, Troop, Crew
Membership and Recruiting volunteers help to keep our or Post who look to you as a role model, a friend, an
Units strong and provide growth opportunities in our local inspiration (even if he never told you) you've made a
community. Spring and Fall recruiting assistance is difference!
provided to help Units maintain their strength. Support
and organizational help is provided to struggling Units that You Do Make A Difference -- in making our world a better
need to restart. New Units are organized to meet the place to be....One Boy At A Time
needs of youth in the community. Relationships are
cultivated with potential chartered organizations in the
community. Volluntteerrs Allways Needed
Vo un ee s A ways Needed
The Finance area provides a means of monetary support If you would like to have fun with a great
for the Units, the District and the Council. Since BSA is a group of people why don’t you join us on
non-profit organization funds need to be raised by the Orange Frontier District Staff. There
volunteers to provide support. The Friends of Scouting are plenty of opportunities to work with
campaign raises funds to help ensure that we have strong the Programs if you like hands on
facilities available for use with our Scout activities. experience with events, Recruiting if
Popcorn sales, Scout-O-Rama ticket sales, and Scout-O- you like to meet people, and as Unit
Rama Souvenir Program Ads (SPA) provide a means for Commissioner if you would like to
Packs, Troops, and Crews to fundraise as well as support share your experiences with others.
the local Council facilities. For more information please contact Ron
Cocchi 562-243-9691 or email@example.com .
The Commissioner Staff is the
customer service branch of the
District. Unit Commissioners provide Diisttrriictt Uniifforrm Cllosett
D s c Un o m C ose
information exchange, give
assistance with Unit rechartering, Orange Frontier District has a Uniform closet. The District
help Units to achieve Centennial Uniform Closet is designed to provide assistance to
Quality Unit status and assist in Scouts and their families who need uniforms
problem solving. Roundtable or equipment supplies. Currently the closet
Commissioners provide monthly supplemental programs has a very limited supply of items. We are
and training for all Pack, Troop and Crew adult leaders. looking for donations such as Scout shirts,
Roundtable is also information central as fliers are pants, socks, belts, and even patches. We
available for all events and activities. are also looking for donations of usable tents,
backpacks, hiking boots, stoves and lanterns.
All of these areas work together in a uniquely balanced
Please bring your old uniforms and camping
way to provide a quality Scouting experience for our nd
equipment to Roundtable (2 Thursday of
youth. Strong Membership creates strong Programs and
each month) at 4000 Orange Ave., Anaheim.
together they generate volunteer Leadership with
For more information on how to access the
Customer Service and Financial support. A special
Uniform closet please contact Dave Paulsen at
relationship is developed among volunteers in our District
T a n ng Upda e
The Uniitt Commiissiionerr
The Un Comm ss one Changes to the Changes in Training Requirements
A Unit’s Best Friend
The new training requirements for adult leaders have
Commissioners are knowledgeable already been changed to allow you another year to meet
Scouters that are willing to share their the new requirements. These new amended changes
expertise, resources and time with other now require all Top Unit adult leaders to complete leader
Scouters to help their Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews and specific training for their leadership position by the end of
Ships that are chartered in our District. They are 2012. Top leaders include Cubmasters, Scoutmasters,
passionate about Scouting and want local units to Varsity Coaches, Venture Advisors, Sea Scout Skippers
succeed. and Explorer Advisors. It is extremely important that all
top Unit leaders meet their training requirements by the
If you are interested in being a Unit Commissioner in end of 2012 or the Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Ship or Post
Orange Frontier District please contact Sandy Sova at will not be re-chartered for the next year until those
562-715-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org . requirements have been fulfilled.
These leader specific changes continue in 2013.
Beginning January 1, 2013 all Direct Contact Unit adult
leaders need to complete training for their leadership
position. Direct Contact leaders include Top Unit leaders
Trraiiniing Chaiirr’’s Corrnerr
T a n ng Cha s Co ne as well as Den Leaders, Assistant Den Leaders, Assistant
Cubmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Assistant Varsity
Steve Scukanec Coaches, Assistant Venture Advisors, and Assistant
Explorer Advisors. It is extremely important that all Direct
NOTE: Fliers for each of Contact Unit leaders meet their training requirements by
the training opportunities the end of 2013 or the Pack, Troop, Team, Crew, Ship or
maybe found on the Council W ebsite Post will not be re-chartered until those requirements have
under each training course menu item been fulfilled.
Appropriate adult leader training programs should be
BSA has added the following courses to their MyScouting, taken now. Don’t wait until 2012 or 2013 to take your
E-Learning site – http://www.myscouting.org/ training. Extra training days will be scheduled in Orange
Frontier District (and other Districts as well) to
Climb On Safely accommodate your training needs. Additionally, many of
Trek Safely the training programs can be taken very quickly on-line.
This Is Scouting - Replaces New Leader Essentials To find out more about required leader training, or training
changes go to www.scouting.org/training/adult.aspx or
If you have already taken New Leader Essentials, it is not contact Steve Scukanec, Orange Frontier District Training
necessary to take “This is Scouting”. You only need to Chair, at email@example.com .
take either one, once in your Scouting career.
Just as a friendly reminder that each adult leader is
accountable for his/her own training, maintaining his/her
own training records and providing that information to the
Committee Chair or other appropriate person in charge of
re-chartering the Unit.
Joiin Expllorrerr Postt 540
Jo n Exp o e Pos 540 Please do your part and support these training changes.
These training changes will strengthen our Scouting
Emergency Medical Services
program and will benefit our youth by making it a safer,
more challenging and more memorable experience for
Explorer Post 540 is in need of young men and women
them. Training will also improve the quality of the
who are between the ages of 14-20 and interested in
programs and activities delivered to the youth, increase
emergency medical services. Post
participation of youth in all activities and increase retention
540 has been providing services for
of youth in the Scouting program. After all, every Scout
Orange County Council weekend
deserves a trained leader.
campouts such as Camp-O-Ree as
well as day activities like Scout-O-
Rama since 1968. Services include
first aid, CPR, EMT skills, and disaster readiness.
Please contact Eric Vargas, Post Advisor, if interested at
(714)-997-6182 or POST540EMT@aol.com.
Frriiends off Scouttiing
F ends o Scou ng
Round ab e
Comm ss oner s Corner
In the first few months of the year, the Orange County
Council conducts the annual giving campaign: Friends of
Scouting. This is an opportunity to show your financial Scheduled Roundtable
support to Scouting. You will probably see a Breakouts:
speaker at one of your meetings soon to
talk about Friends of Scouting and
ask for your support. Please Support Roundtable by Attending Roundtable!
consider a gift at that time.
Come to Roundtable and meet with
While your unit probably does fundraisers to help your your Unit Commissioner or just come
programs, the Council also needs your support to continue for the fellowship. Meet other leaders
to offer the programs that supplement your units in the district and see what they're
programs. It costs Orange County Council about $150 a doing, where they're going and how
year for every Scout in the program. This means that they provide and present the program
Scouts have the opportunity to attend programs at the
to keep our youth in Scouting.
Newport Beach Sea Base, Oso Lake, Lost Valley and the
Outdoor Education Center. Adult Leaders have excellent
The entire Roundtable Staff appreciates and thanks
training opportunities, professional support, and
everyone for supporting us with your attendance and look
forward to seeing you each and every month because you
Friends of Scouting also help know the "SYSTEM"---See You Second Thursday
to support less fortunate youth Every Month.
through scholarship programs.
Your gift to the campaign is
priceless when you think about
Boy Scouts Roundtablle
Boy Scouts Roundtab e
the life or lives your support
will be touching. Consider the opportunities your son has Roundtable is open to all adults involved with the Boy
had, and give a gift that will ensure those opportunities for Scout program. Registered Troop leaders are especially
him and hopefully for other youth as well in the future. encouraged to attend. Roundtable provides a forum for
Thank you for your support. adults involved as leaders in the Boy Scout program to:
Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally.
Learn about upcoming District and Council events and
Round ab e B eakou s Meet and exchanges ideas with other leaders from the
Orange Frontier District.
Don’t forget to bring your friends from your Pack, Troop or
Crew to Roundtable. Something is Roundtable exists to help the units deliver a quality
offered for everybody. There are program to their Scouts. For this to happen, we need to
usually several Breakout Sessions after know what topics you want to discuss. Email Eric Angstadt
the regular program that cover a wide with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
range of topics. This is a great time to
share ideas, learn news things and So, what are you waiting for? Join us for an evening of
meet new people. Also if there is fellowship and fun, meet other Boy Scout parents and
something that you want to learn more about, let us know. leaders, get exciting ideas to make your meetings fun, and
We will try and schedule these Breakout Sessions to meet learn about the wonderful opportunity you are giving your
your needs. See you there. son through Scouting at the Orange Frontier District
Also if there is something that you want to learn more
about, let us know. We will try and schedule these If you have an announcement pertaining to Boy Scout
Breakout Sessions to meet your needs. See you there. Roundtable, contact Eric Angstadt prior to the meeting to
make sure you get on the agenda. Announcements should
be brief and accompanied with handouts
for the attendees.
Orange Frontier District
If you have taken Youth Protection training online
IImportant Changes to Youth
mportant Changes to Youth but did not input your member ID number, please
Protectiion Traiiniing Polliiciies
Protect on Tra n ng Po c es log on to MyScouting and input your member ID in
the My Profile section so the training will be linked
Youth Safety is the No. 1 Conern of the BSA
to your records.
If you have taken Youth Protection training within
To increase awareness of this societal problem and to
the past two years but did not take the course
create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist
online, log on to MyScouting to ensure your
today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is
records are up-to-date, or contact your council for
implementing several important changes to further
verification that your Youth Protection training
enhance its Youth Protection policies.
records are accurate.
Finally, please share these important changes
Effective June 1, 2010: with other Scouters.
Youth Protection training is required for all To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the
registered volunteers. Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep
New leaders are required to take Youth Protection your family safe, see the Parent's Guide in any of the Cub
training before they submit an application for Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or go to
registration. The certificate of completion for this http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx.
training must be submitted at the time application
is made and before volunteer service with youth Thank you for your commitment to our nation's young
begins. people and to Scouting.
Youth Protection training must be taken every two Sincerely,
years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection training
record is not current at the time of recharter, the James Terry
volunteer will not be reregistered. Assistant Chief Scout Executive
To ensure these policies are fully implemented, please
take the following steps:
Youtth Sponsorrs Needed..
You h Sponso s Needed
Sponsors for financially disadvantaged youth in Orange
Frontier District are needed.
Any funds donated will go directly to the youth
and will be used to pay for membership fees,
handbooks, uniforms, equipment and or
If you know of an individual or business that
would like to support our local youth please
contact Ron Cocchi 562-243-9691 or email@example.com.
If you have not taken Youth Protection training
within the past two years, please log on
to MyScouting and take the training. Be sure to
have your member ID number. The number can
be found on your Boy Scouts of America
membership card. Schedulled Upcomiing OFD Traiiniing
Schedu ed Upcom ng OFD Tra n ng
If you do not know your member ID number,
contact your unit leader or committee chairman. Youth Protection Training (YPT)
Your council can also assist.
(Renew Every 2 Years Now)
A person does not have to be a registered
volunteer or have an ID number to take Youth
Protection training. To take the training, log in
to MyScouting and create an account. From the The Orange Frontier Training Team recommends taking
MyScouting portal, click on E-Learning and take your 1 YPT or VYPT in a class room environment and
the Youth Protection training. Upon completion, renewing either via class room or online.
print a certificate and submit it with an application
or submit to the unit leader for processing at the
Order of the Arrow Leaderrshiip Worrkshop
Leade sh p Wo kshop
Serves We Care
The 8th Annual Leadership Workshop will be held on
Members of Santee Chapter of Order of the Arrow are Saturday November 19 at the William Lyon Homes Center
performing monthly service projects for We Care in Los for Scouting (Council Service Center) at 1211 East Dyer
Alamitos. Arrowmen organize donated food items, sort Road, Santa Ana from 8:00 am to 4:00pm.
clothing by size and gender and help as needed. We
Care is a family support center in Los This workshop is sponsored by Learning for Life/Exploring
Alamitos that provides families in crisis but is open to all youth of high school age including Boy
with rental and mortgage assistance, job Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venture Scouts and Explorers as
counseling, substance abuse counseling, well as their friends.
medical care assistance and mental
health assistance. The Leadership Workshop is a skills
course specifically designed to provide
high school students with the opportunity to
Boy Scouts develop leadership skills. The day long
workshop is broken down into modules that
Orange Frontier High Adventure Training
Rock Climbing to New Heights Introduction to Leadership
Orange Frontier District promotes High Adventure for the Time Mamagement
Youth served in our District. One activity is Rock Meeting Management
Climbing, a physically challenging event for both scouts Communication
and scouters alike. Tom Olszewski, a Philmont Ranch
trained director, held the first half of Climbing training the
weekend of January 15, 2011 with a lively 17 participants Group Skills
from Troops 670, 657, 658, 440, and 642. Among the Team Building
students there were many levels of climbers from very Managing Through Others
experienced to first time out, all were able to learn from Motivation
each other and gain fresh insight. Effective Group Management
The BSA training helps forwarding the Scouting promise
of safe outings in climbing along with learning specialized
Diverse Culture and Climate
techniques and systems. Beliefs and Values
Character of Leadership
Ethics of Leadership
At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be
given a certificate to honor their accomplishment which
can be referenced in their resume.
Tom Olszewski brought or reacquainted the Scouters the The cost of the of the workshop is $20 and includes all
skill and knowledge required to handle a safe outing by materials, lunch and drinks. For more information please
demonstrating knot tying, anchoring systems, repelling contact Dave Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or
techniques, belaying practices, climbing equipment and Lane Calvert at LaneC@oclfl.org.
knowledge. Additionally students discussed how to find
good climbing locations along with proper equipment Spotlight your unit!
handling, care and accountability. We encourage all units to send in articles about your
events to include promotions, awards, ceremonies
All are eagerly awaiting the practical portion of the class and other accomplishments. Please send your
which will be held February 5th at Joshua Tree National articles and pictures to the OFD Newsletter Editor,
Park. If your Troop wants a Rock experience you can James Farrens, at
contact one of these trained Scouters and they can help email@example.com
Camp e S o es Finally, it can be proved that dark is faster than light. If
you were to stand in a lit room in front of a closed, dark
Dark Suckers closet, and slowly opened the door, you would see the
For years it has been believed that electric bulbs emitted light slowly enter the closet. But since dark is so fast, you
light. However, more recent information has proven can’t see the dark leave the closet.
otherwise. Electric bulbs don’t really emit light, they suck
dark. Thus, we should now call these devices Dark In conclusion, you can see that Dark Suckers really do
Suckers. exist. In fact, you can easily see that Dark Suckers make
all our lives much easier. So the next time you see an
The Dark Sucker Theory and the existence of Dark electric bulb, remember that it is, indeed a Dark Sucker.
Suckers prove that dark has mass, dark is heavier than
light and dark is faster than light. Lostt and Found
Los and Found
Flag Poles Lost
First, the basis of the Dark Sucker Theory is that electric
bulbs suck dark. For example, take the portable Dark Please help us find the Orange Frontier District flag poles.
Sucker used on camping trips. There is They were last used at Cub Day Camp. There are 3 flag
much less dark right next to it than there poles missing. Each flag pole is comprised of 3 sections
is elsewhere. The larger the Dark of black colored metal pipe that should be tied
Sucker, the greater its capacity to suck together with the rope riggings. The flag poles
dark. Dark Suckers mounted to the are needed for other upcoming District events.
front of automobiles have a much If anybody inadvertently picked them up or
greater capacity to suck dark than the knows of their whereabouts please
portable camping types. contact Eric Angstadt at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-598-
A candle is a primitive Dark Sucker. A new candle has a 8241.
white wick. You can see that after the first use, the wick
turns black, from all the dark that has been sucked into it.
If you put a pencil next to the wick of an operating candle,
it too will turn black. This is because it got in the way of
the dark flowing into the candle.
The portable camping Dark Suckers have New Diisttrriictt Awarrds
New D s c Awa ds
limited capacity. The bulbs in them can’t
handle all the dark by themselves, and must Spiirriitt off Adventturre Awarrd
Sp o Adven u e Awa d
be aided by Dark Storage Units. When the
Dark Storage Units are full, they must be Nominate a Scouter of your choice for the Spirit of
either emptied or replaced before the Outdoor Adventure Award. Consider individuals that work
portable Dark Sucker can operate again. well with youth and allow them to lead and are a
registered Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster or a
Dark has mass, and this is easily demonstrated. When Crew Advisor or Assistant Crew Advisor.
dark goes into a Dark Sucker, friction from the mass
Potential candidates should be
generates heat. Thus it is not wise to touch an operating
involved with the high adventure
Dark Sucker. The primitive candles present a special
program in their Unit by participating
problem, as the mass must travel into a solid wick instead
in and directing a diverse and
of through clear glass. This generates a great amount of
challenging outdoor program for the
heat and, therefore, it is very dangerous to touch an
older more skilled youth to keep
them in the Scouting program. They
should also be involved in activities,
Also dark is heavier than light. This can be observed if
outings, programs and trainings at
you were to swim just below the surface of a lake, where
the District and Council level.
you would see a lot of light. If you were
to slowly swim deeper and deeper, you Unit Leaders nominate their volunteer by filling out the
would notice it getting darker and recognition form and turning it into Steve Lewis, Adult
darker. When you get really deep, you Recognition Chair, (email@example.com) before February
would be in total darkness. This is 29, preferably at the February 9 Roundtable. The District
because the heavier dark sinks to the Awards Committee will review all nominations and select
bottom of the lake and the lighter light one person for the Spirit of Outdoor Adventure award.
floats to the top. In fact, this is why it is
The Spirit of Adventure Award will be presented at the
annual District Scouter Recognition Dinner on Saturday,
Come tto tthe Diisttrriictt Diinnerr
Come o he D s c D nne Recommend Yourr Acttiive Scoutterrs Forr
Recommend You Ac ve Scou e s Fo
Bring the Whole Family on March 31
tthe Diisttriictt Award off Meriitt
he D s r c Award o Mer
If you want an evening of fun with great people and tasty
food, come to the annual Orange Frontier District Scouter Make sure that you recognize deserving Adult Leaders in
Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 31. This year’s your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew for their outstanding
special event will be held at the LDS Church contributions to the development of our youth by nominating
located at 4000 W. Orange (Roundtable them for the District Award of Merit. The District Award of
location). Festivities start at 5:30 pm with a Merit is the highest award that the
social hour immediately followed by the opening Orange Frontier District can bestow
and dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is a modest upon a volunteer. To nominate an
$20/person or $35 for 2 family members. adult leader simply fill out the Award of
Merit application form and turn it in to
After dinner and desert, the Steve Lewis, Adult Recognition Chair,
Award of Merit recipients (firstname.lastname@example.org) before February
will be recognized for their 29, preferably at the February 9
outstanding service to the District. Roundtable. Forms are available at Roundtable and on-
Extra Mile Awards will also be given line at http://orangefrontier.ocbsa.org . It is very important
out to our hard working volunteers. that we recognize our hard working volunteers. Recipients
This dinner is for all adult volunteers will receive their awards at the annual Orange Frontier
and their families not just Cubmasters District Scouter Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 31.
and Scoutmasters. This is a great time to get to know the
volunteers in the other units.
Siillverr Beaverr Awarrd
S ve Beave Awa d
Honor Our Volunteers on March 14
Nomiinatte Uniitt Scoutterrs
Nom na e Un Scou e s
Forr Diisttrriictt Awarrds
Fo D s c Awa ds Come join Orange County Council Scouters in honoring
this year’s Silver Beaver recipients at the Annual Council
Recognition Dinner. The Silver Beaver Award is the
Every Unit in Orange Frontier District has hard working highest award presented by the Orange County Council
volunteers dedicating their time and energy to ensure quality for outstanding service to youth.
programs and activities for our youth. These unselfish
leaders should be recognized for their contributions. The Silver Beaver Recognition Dinner will
Nominate your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew volunteers for be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12021
major District Awards including: Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove. Please come
to the dinner and help us celebrate with
Cubmaster of the Year – 2011 our dedicated volunteers. A Fellowship
Scoutmaster of the Year – 2011 Reception will begin at 6:00 pm followed
Varsity Team Coach of the Year – 2011 by dinner and the awards ceremony at
Venture Crew Advisor of the Year – 2011 7:00 pm. Cost is $50/person.
Unit Committee Chair of the Year – 2011
Spouse of the Year – 2011
Also, each Unit can recognize one hard working volunteer
as their Unit Volunteer of the Year – 2011. Only one person
per Unit can be named Unit Volunteer of the Year.
Be concise yet descriptive in summarizing
reasons why a person should be recognized.
Turn in nominations to Steve Lewis, Adult
Recognition Chair, (email@example.com)
before February 29, preferably at the
February 9 Roundtable.
Recipients will receive their awards at the
annual District Scouter Recognition Dinner on Saturday,
Jourrney tto Excellllence
Jou ney o Exce ence Notes
New Quality Award
The Journey to Excellence is BSA’s new performance
recognition program designed to encourage and reward
success and measure the performance of our Packs,
Troops, Teams and Crews. It is replacing the Centennial
Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging
excellence in providing a quality program for our youth at
all levels of Scouting.
The Journey to Excellence program is a continuous quality
improvement tool to be used by all Units. For each Unit
there is a framework presented as a series of goals, which
serves as a method for evaluating your Units
performance. The goals assess the Units performance in
key areas that include advancement, camping, service
projects, training, membership, retention, leadership,
budget, etc. These areas have been selected because
they are indicators of Unit strength and health. In each of
these areas the Units performance is rated as Bronze,
Silver or Gold or did not meet the minimum standard.
Points are assigned for each goal for achieving Bronze,
Silver and Gold levels. The more important goals have
higher point values. The points are then added up to
determine the Units total score and overall rating. Units
must achieve 700 points for the Bronze level, 1000 points
for the Silver level and 1600 points for the Gold level. All
materials can be found at www.scouting.org/volunteer and
click on Scouting’s Journey to Excellence found under
Each Unit should set its goals while re-chartering so that
they are in place at the beginning of the year and then
review their progress throughout the year. This will
provide guidance for the Units and hopefully continuous
improvement in areas where they might strive to do better.
It also provides recognition for good performance.
Recognition items will be provided.
Orange Frontier District and Orange County Council also
have a Journey to Excellence program to help in
evaluating their performance. Goals are similar in nature
but pertain to their operations and responsibilities.
Please remember that better Unit, District and Council
performance means better Scouting for our youth. We are
building a better Scouting program for more Scouts.