June 2024

Volume 17, Issue 6

Greetings Michael,

June is the official start of Summer when schools are letting out for the season of sun and fun! We are now in the midst of planning for many great Summertime activities including National Youth Leadership Training at Camp Tamarancho, Cub Scout Day Camp at McNears Beach County Park and Scouts BSA Summer Resident Camp at Marin-Sierra. Look through our monthly newsletter and find out how you can be involved in exciting programs and new opportunities for Scouts and leaders in the coming months!


Reminder: please forward this monthly newsletter to other people in your unit who may not be receiving it, or suggest they visit our website, or sign-up for a subscription here!

July Weeks --- Sign-Up Your Cub Scout TODAY!

Council Roundtable Meeting In-Person!

6:30pm Thursday, June 6 at the San Rafael LDS Chapel

Unit leaders, don't forget to assign someone from your Pack, Troop or Crew to attend our final monthly Roundtable meeting of the season! This annual IN-PERSON gathering will start at 6:30pm OUTDOORS with the opening ceremony and brief announcements for all program volunteers. Enjoy a grilled dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixins' followed by a townhall-style meeting with Council President Kevin Krick and Scout Executive Michael Dybeck talk about Scouting in Marin!

After 7pm we will start the annual Camp Marin-Sierra Winter lottery for Ibach and Murray Lodge reservations. Your unit "draft pick" is determined by your overall unit roundtable attendance during the past year. You must be present to make a reservation for your unit! Plan ahead with your Scout families or coordinate with other units by using this seasonal calendar. See you this Thursday evening!

Cub Scout Bike Rodeo --- Saturday, June 8 in San Francisco

Registration is open to all Packs!

We rescheduled the Bike Rodeo to June 8 after some pretty terrible weather on our original date (May 4). Good news is that there's still time to sign up for the most FUN bike event of the year! After a helmet fit check and bike safety inspection, Scouts will get to ride an obstacle course, meet firefighters and police officers, learn some first aid AND go on an escorted bike ride on the protected Embarcadero bike path!


Parking is free at the event site at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco. 90 minute sessions available starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

A flyer is attached here. For more info, please email! Or register here NOW!

Cub Float Day with Sea Scouts --- Saturday, June 15 in SF

Back for our third year, this event is hosted by our Sea Scout Ships #22 and #100 (the 2023 National Flagship for Sea Scouts; a HUGE honor), as well as the Makhani Explorer Club. Cub scouts, friends and family members are welcome to come to the Sea Scout base for a ride in the outrigger canoe (very cool!), a tour of the base and some time on the beach. We're also working on providing a free BBQ lunch at this event (not yet confirmed). Parking along the last few blocks of Van Ness Ave and the last block of Beach St is free (nearest paid parking garage is Ghirardelli Square) and the 1 hour sessions start at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm at the Sea Scout Base (3500 Van Ness Ave, SF). Come and hang out with other scout families for as long as you'd like on the lawn or beach next to the Sea Scout Base! A flyer is attached here. For more info, please email! Or register here NOW!

The Good Turn Weekend for Tamarancho was a huge success!

The Marin Council Camping & Properties Committees hosted several Scouts BSA units who joined dedicated volunteers from OA Talako Lodge in giving back to the local Camp Tamarancho we all love and adore by "doing a good turn" with camp service projects. It's been almost a year now since the Iron Springs Road landslide effectively shut down our beautiful property to daily vehicular traffic. Everyone backpacked in to tent camp for the weekend, helping us beautify the property by clearing heavy brush and downed trees as well as invasive Scotch broom in campsite areas from Sunrise to Upper Eagle plus the Chapel, and removing railroad ties and tent platforms for rebuilding Pioneer campsite near the center of camp.

Special Thanks to Marin Troops 15, 48, 200 and 2000 for taking part in this important renewal project akin to Spring cleaning! Everyone joined together with the NYLT Staff on Saturday for an outdoor picnic lunch and evening campfire program. It's was great to see eveyone take pride in our amazing resource and make Tamarancho great again!

Cub Scout Summer Day Camp is Two Weeks in July by the Bay!

Summer Day Camp is the highlight of a Cub Scout's year! Our annual Cub Scout Day Camp Weeks are July 8-12 and July 22-26, and this year we are excited to welcome your child to our great outdoor adventures when we will be at an exciting bay shore location: McNears Beach County Park (201 Cantera Way, San Rafael). Day Camp fun is open to any Cub Scout youth who will be entering the Second through Fifth grades in the 2024/25 school year. Register NOW by clicking on either of the weekly dates above!


For any questions, contact Camp Director Trish Ferenz by email!

Webelos Woods Weekend --- August 30 - September 1

Webelos Woods is for incoming Webelos I and II Scouts, and their parent or adult guardian/ partner. This camp is an opportunity to work on Webelos-specific advancement activities in the beautiful setting of Camp Marin-Sierra. Webelos are lead and mentored by Marin Scouts BSA and Venturing BSA youth. This is truly a chance for the younger Scouts to develop skills and sportsmanship in a fun environment, and be inspired by the promise of advancing to the next level of Scouting. The event is limited to just 64 Webelos youth and their adult partners.

Register HERE now!

What's New at the Marin Council Trading Post?

Corresponding to updates in the Cub Scout advancement program and activities, the new 2024 Cub Scout rank handbooks have arrived! Lion and Tiger Books are $12.99 each and include both the Handbook and Adult Partner Guide. The Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light spiral-bound handbooks are $23.99 each.  Start your Cub Scout off right with a new book for this Summer and next school year!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

June 16-22 at Camp Tamarancho

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intensive week-long BSA leadership training

course conducted in an outdoor setting. As members of an NYLT patrol, Scouts BSA and

Venturing youth learn the tools of leadership, communication, problem solving, ethical

decision-making and much more --- experiencing the Patrol Method of Scouting first-hand while they camp, cook, eat, work and learn together.

NYLT is a six-day course held June 16-22, 2024 at Camp Tamarancho. It is recommended that all youth have participated in Scout camping at least one year. NYLT is not an outdoor skills course specifically, so it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience. Click here for more information and to register your Scout, or contact NYLT Course Director Erik Masterson by email!

Wood Badge Training is 2 Weekends in September!

Wood Badge registration is now open! This top adult training event takes place over two weekends at Camp Tamarancho this Fall: September 6-8 and September 28-29. Wood Badge is the ultimate adult leadership training program for volunteers involved in all levels of Scouting (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, and Council levels). It's not just training, it's a leadership experience! Participate in the one Scouting tradition that exists in every corner of the world! Learn about yourself and others! Develop leadership skills! Make lifelong friends! Learn more by contacting by email Course Director Tom Denson or register here today!

A Monthly News Bulletin for OA Lodge Members

Our Spring Fellowship event kicked off last month with a Saturday rally at the Rebounderz indoor fun center in Rohnert Park to officially welcome all of the new Arrowmen into our Lodge! During our monthly May Lodge meeting, Mr. Coronado taught youth and adults how to set up a Tipi! Talako members participated in the Good Turn for Tamarancho Weekend and on NYLT Staff development. Finally, we close out our busy year with the annual Talako pool party and BBQ for all lodge members at the San Rafael Elks Lodge starting at 6pm, Tuesday, June 4th.


Don't forget to complete your 2024 OA Talako Lodge Annual Registration & Dues

Currently, we have available a variety of special edition Lodge flaps available. These can be ordered online when you are completing your annual registration and dues payment. Also, there another link for the Lodge Trading Post where you can order other OA and Talako memorabilia!

OA Talako Lodge Trading Post


If you have any questions about the National Order of the Arrow organization, or the local Talako Lodge in Marin, please contact Lodge Chief Helen Perry.

Scouting, we are . . .

´╗┐Prepared. For Life.

At the Marin Council, we will continue to do our best to keep you informed of updates to our program calendar. We will also strive to highlight new ways for your family continue to enjoy and benefit from Scouting both at home and outdoors during these promising times.


Please check our Council website homepage regularly for the most current information and event calendar, and the frequent social media activity on our Facebook and Instagram pages linked below, as well as those for Camps Tamarancho & Marin-Sierra.

´╗┐Marin Council #035, BSA | www.boyscouts-marin.org | 415-454-1081


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