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Buckskin: National Youth Leadership Training

Buckskin: National Youth Leadership Training

TWO Course Dates in 2010: (Online registration and flyers will be available soon throught the Council website)

The dates are: June 13 – 19, 2010 and August 8 – 14, 2010

New name, new program. But the mission is still the same: Give motivated Scouts the training to become effective leaders in their troops. The council’s premier youth leader training course undergoes an extreme make-over with a new program from the Boy Scouts of America. Buckskin National Youth Leadership Training Course is an intense seven-day leadership training experience for youths. The course models a month in the life of a troop all leading up to a big outdoor experience (an overnight outpost camp). The course uses the patrol method. Patrols are challenged early in the week to present to the troop at the end of the week their “Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.” While the challenge is designed to have them go through the four stages of team development, it will help patrols and individual Scouts internalize the leadership skills and concepts being presented to them along the way. The focus of each session is not only knowledge but giving the youth a “Toolbox of Skills” that equips them with the “how.” To be eligible for this course Scouts must:

  • Hold at least First Class rank
  • Be 13 years old by the start of the course
  • Hold or will hold a leadership position in the troop
  • Have experienced a weeklong Boy Scout campout
  • Have Scoutmaster’s recommendation
  • Have attended Cedar Badge
  • Be mature to properly experience the intense training


Foxfire: Youth Leadership Training

Dates for Summer 2010: June 12 – 19, 2010 (Saturday Morning – Saturday Morning) – Online registration form and flyer are available soon on the Council website. Or you can call the council office and register by phone.

Foxfire will take what a Scout learned at Buckskin and bring it to a whole new level. Building on the skills learned at Buckskin, Scouts will work as a Crew to complete many challenges put before them, including Dutch Oven Cooking, Tomahawk Throwing, Black Powder Rifle Shooting, Forging, and other team building games and activities. Beyond developing a better understanding of the Leadership skills taught at Buckskin, Scouts will gain knowledge that will help them in the “real world” including resume writing and interview skills. Scouts that have completed Foxfire are sought after for positions on camp and event staffs due to Foxfire’s emphasis on Staff Development. Foxfire is a unique experience that should be the goal of any youth in our Council.

Requirements to Attend: To attend Foxfire, a youth must be 14 years old, have completed their Buckskin Commitment (or Ticket), and have completed Star rank. There is only one course of Foxfire available, so sign up early.


In Honor of the 100 Years of Scouting…

Cameron S. is trying to collect 100 new/unused receiving blankets to present to Desert Regional Medical Center’s N.I.C.U. (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and Maternity Wards by February, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of Scouting. No, this is not part of an Eagle Project, this is a good deed in keeping with the Boy Scout Slogan, “Do a good turn daily.”
Any donations would be greatly appreciated by Cameron S. so that he can succeed in this worthy endeavor.

If you are interested in helping and are a member of Troop 262, please call Cameron at his phone number on the phone list.

If you are not a member of Troop 262 and would like to do a good deed by making a donation, please email Christina McCulloch, Assistant Scoutmaster at: I will make sure your email is forwarded promptly.

No Scout Meeting: Wednesday, November 25

There will be no Scout meeting on Wednesday, November 25 since so many will be traveling to be with family or friends for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Have a safe holiday and Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunrise District 2009 Distinguished Citizen Dinner

The Sunrise District is proud to Honor
Our Distinguished Citizen for 2009
Antun Barbato

December 5th, 2009, 6:30 PM

Honoree presentation by special guests:
Rep. Mary Bono-Mack and Rep. Connie Mack

“Red, White, & Bluejeans”
An All-American BBQ,in fine dining fashion,
at the beautiful home of
Daniel and Sari Schachtel
6 Strauss Terrace, Rancho Mirage, CA
$125. per person, $1250./table of ten

For reservations please contact Mike Lindley at or 760-221-2664
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Boy Scouts of America 501(c)3
Federal Tax I.D. # 95-1744350

To Pay by Credit Card, call Virginia at the Jack Dembo Council Service Center
909-793-2463, extension 116

Make checks payable to:
California Inland Empire Council/Sunrise DCD
PO Box 8910,
Redlands, CA 92375-2110


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