Briones District

Briones District is in the Golden Gate Area Council and covers the communities of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek

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Briones Leader Check-In

Every Thursday at 7:00 pm there is a half-hour Zoom meeting to provide the latest information for unit leaders. Watch for a Zoom link in your email. Recordings may be available on the Briones Facebook page.

Here is the log-in information for our Leader Check-In on Thursday at 7pm.

Topic: Briones Unit Leaders Check-In

Time: Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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Briones District Cub Scout Leaders,

Here are your updates for this week!

 Now is the time to schedule your Virtual Recruitment Event for the fall! This website is a great place to start for virtual recruiting ideas: https://scoutingwire.org/use-this-virtual-rally-plan-to-recruit-scouts-during-covid-19/. Please let me know if you need assistance with this! I have emailed and called every one of you! Please make this a priority!

 

Thank you to Pack 202, Pack 215, Pack 220, Pack 248, Pack 405, and Pack 645 for scheduling their Recruitment Events with me!

 

  • If you have not yet read the BSA SAFE Restart Checklist, please do so today. It is attached. Use these guidelines and those from Contra Costa County to create a game plan to start meeting in person. You need to get permission from your COR and Chartering Organization to start meeting.

 

More updates about COVID and BSA can be found here: https://ggacbsa.org/news-briefings/#covid-updates

 

  • Rechartering is just around the corner! There will be an online Recharter Training in the first part of November and they will be due in early December. More specific dates will be available soon.

 

Briones District is committed to holding several socially-distanced, in-person Recharter Work Days at our Council Office so that you can come and ask questions and complete the process with experts helping you. Specific dates will be announced soon.

 

Thank you to those units that picked up their Recharter Packets this weekend! For those that did not, I will be calling you to arrange a drop off.

 

  • The application for registration assistance is due by November 15th to be considered for the 2021 Recharter. More information about the application can be found here: https://ggacbsa.org/cpf/.

 

 

  • Thank you to those who have responded back to me about progress on Youth Protection Training. Let’s continue to close that gap so that recharters can run smoothly!

 

  • Scouting For Food is on November 14th! Our drop off locations will be St. Andrew’s Church in Pleasant Hill and St. Monica’s Church in Moraga. I have attached a generic flyer that you are welcome to share to your families and social media pages. A specific flyer with our drop off information is forthcoming. It will be shared with you as soon as I receive it. Please check out the information here: https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SFF-2020-Master-Plan.pdf. It will provide you with a better idea on how SFF will work in 2020. I will provide you with more information as soon as I have it. Please be on the look out for sign ups to help at the drop off locations on 11/14 and for maps of assigned areas.

 

Briones District Scouts BSA and Venturing Leaders,

Here are your updates for this week!

 

  • If you know your Troop or Crew’s plan for 2021 Summer Camp, please share it with me.

 

  • If you have not yet read the BSA SAFE Restart Checklist, please do so today. It is attached. Use these guidelines and those from Contra Costa County to create a game plan to start meeting in person. You need to get permission from your COR and Chartering Organization to start meeting.

 

More updates about COVID and BSA can be found here: https://ggacbsa.org/news-briefings/#covid-updates

 

  • Rechartering is just around the corner! There will be an online Recharter Training in the first part of November and they will be due in early December. More specific dates will be available soon.

 

Briones District is committed to holding several socially-distanced, in-person Recharter Work Days at our Council Office so that you can come and ask questions and complete the process with experts helping you. Specific dates will be announced soon.

 

Thank you to those units that picked up their Recharter Packets this weekend! For those that did not, I will be calling you this evening to arrange a drop off.

 

  • The application for registration assistance is due by November 15th to be considered for the 2021 Recharter. More information about the application can be found here: https://ggacbsa.org/cpf/.

 

 

  • Thank you to those who have responded back to me about progress on Youth Protection Training. Let’s continue to close that gap so that recharters can run smoothly!

 

  • Scouting For Food is on November 14th! Our drop off locations will be St. Andrew’s Church in Pleasant Hill and St. Monica’s Church in Moraga. I have attached a generic flyer that you are welcome to share to your families and social media pages. A specific flyer with our drop off information is forthcoming. It will be shared with you as soon as I receive it. Please check out the information here: https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SFF-2020-Master-Plan.pdf. It will provide you with a better idea on how SFF will work in 2020. I will provide you with more information as soon as I have it. Please be on the look out for sign ups to help at the drop off locations on 11/14 and for maps of assigned areas.

 

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Briones District Roundtable

Roundtable is a district monthly meeting normally held the first Thursday of every month at the St. Mary’s School  in Walnut Creek (1158 Bont Lane) at 7:00 pm to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. In this time of Covid19 Roundtables are being held virtually via Zoom. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of Roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the Roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

Eagle Scout Information

Scouts looking to advance to the Eagle rank have the choice of dealing with whichever area is most convenient for them.

For Eagle project approval  Scouts may work with Ed Isely ekisely@comcast.net or work with Mark Paulson eagleworkbook@gmail.com. Mr. Isely meets with the Scouts at his residence by appointment on Monday evenings. Mr. Paulson will work with the Scouts via email and will set up an appointment when the project is ready for District approval.

For Eagle Boards of Review  Scouts may work with Herb Lederman herblederkop@gmail.com or Scouts may work with Gordon Bell gordon.ed.bell@gmail.com. Gordon Bell’s Eagle Boards of Review are held on the second Tuesday of each month Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Herb Lederman’s Eagle Boards of Review are held on the second Monday of each month at St. Monica Catholic Church in Moraga.

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Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

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Scouting for Food

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