Hi Scoutmasters and Advancement Chairs,
Attached is the schedule for the June 15th District Merit Badge Day in Downey.
Please let your troop/scouts/parents/leaders know as soon as you can because it’s happening Soon! Please make sure to download and bring a signed copy of the Activity Consent Form to the Merit Badge day.
Pio Pico District Advancement
We are 19 days away from our June Picnic……it is new to some as this was a tradition shared from Rio Hondo. If you haven’t signed up, please do so as I hear this is a great way to kick off Summer 2019! The invitation has the contact information so please reach out and hopefully, you can attend!
On Saturday May 18, 2019 Pio Pico District had its first District Pinewood Derby. According to Mr. Louis Garcia, Pack 919, Cubmaster and organizer of the event, 24 participants were involved in the Derby.
The location where the Pinewood Derby was hosted, was at Windermere Park, La Mirada, CA. The area was just right for the amount of participants.
A great thank you to Mr. Louis Garcia for organizing a successful event. Also, thank you to Dona Garcia, Pack 919 Den Leader, Sophia Antunes, Pack 219 Committee Chair, Eloy Antunes Pck 219 Assistant Cubmaster and Mr. Morales, Troop 438 and his staff for manning the timing and recording all the races 25 total. Their hard work deserves a big applause and appreciation for having a very successful event. Also, thanks to all the parents, friends, and families that came out to support all the Scouts.
All the Scouts had a great time watching their car race against others. There was great anticipation, laughter, oohs!, aahs! and yes!!! Certificates for all participants were handed out and special recognition for categories in creativity, paint design, fastest car. Medals were given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd winners and 4th place received a pin.
Thank you and I appreciate your dedication!
Day Camp is happening and we apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Gina Tisdale will be the Day Camp Director with the help of Program Director, Andrew Barron and they encourage you to sign up as soon as possible since this is being organized in the next couple of weeks and we need signs ups in order to finalize planning. You will also save on Early Bird fee if you sign up by May 31st so check out the registration link below. We are only taking online registrations but if you prefer to register in person, Gina or Andrew might be available at the June Picnic roundtable. Please contact Gina directly to make arrangements if needed. You can find her email id on the registration site as well.
Please use following link for registration.
Per Gina and Andrew, your help is important to have a successful Day Camp. She is taking adults and den chiefs to help with activities, to supervise youth, crafts, set up and more. If you cannot help the whole week, you can help part day of just a couple of days but please reach out to Gina soon.
Hello dedicated leaders,
We are excited to announce that Pio Pico will be offering the Skyline Hike on May 11th! This Hike also includes the adventurous 20 miler hike!
This will be a great opportunity to fulfill 5 of the Hiking Merit Badge requirements for your scouts, and this will also be a great opportunity for your Cubs and Webelos to complete various Rank Adventures for Advancement requirements!
If you are interested in doing the 20 mile hike or would like further details and registration information, please contact:
Maria Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Lerma at email@example.com
Please see the attached Flyer for detailed information.
Hope to see you on the trail!
Tom Lerma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flyer for the event is attached with detailed information.
Hope to see you on the trail!
On behalf of the Skyline Team,
Pio Pico Activities Chair
Hello Unit Leaders,
Thank you for rechartering on time and ensuring you have the leaders to make it happen!
Some of you were notified during the recharter process about direct contact leaders in your unit not trained and were given until the end of March to fulfill that requirement if they were staying on. However, some chose to replace untrained leaders with others that met the requirement until the other potential leaders completed their training. Please remember that we would like all leaders to be trained but at the very minimum, we are asking that all CM, ACM,SM, ASM and Den Leaders complete their training. I understand our council doesnt offer as many outdoor trainings as we would like or even the courses that could be taken online but there are also other councils that might have what you are looking for. We want to make sure our youth receive the best instruction possible and it all starts with training! Note that this is part of your Journey to Excellence and it affects our overall district JTE so lets work together to make it happen.
Please reply back if your leaders are now trained so I can double check the system . Those of you who switched your leaders until training was completed from the ones that were initially listed, let me know if we should make that change so everyone is carrying the right positions.
I have included the link below with the requirements by program so you can share with unit unit leadership.
Training Requirements by Program
(Sr. District Executive)
Greeting’s Pio Pico,
Is your unit planning on attending the Spring Camporee?
ALL units who plan on attending CamporeeMUST make their pre-commitment by tomorrow March 29th.
In order for us to be financially responsible and have all the supplies we need, we need to know if you are coming. Even if you don’t plan on registering until the last day you will STILL need to pre-commit by emailing email@example.com with the below information.
Please understand that this does lock your unit in to the numbers you give us as your minimum numbers your unit will be responsible for financially.
1-Unit number and type
2-Person responsible for unit and cell phone number
3-How many adults
4-How many youth
5-How many tents will you have.
Use the link below for Camporee Registration and downloading the camporee packet.
If you have questions, use the following e-mail address:
Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
On Behalf of
Sally Grimaldi (Camporee Chair)
Date: Saturday–March 23, 2019
Location: LDS Whittier Stake Center, 15265 Mulberry Dr, Whittier CA 90604
Directions: just before where Slauson/Mulberry deadends at Parnell Park @ Scott Av; between Lambert & Mulberry, & between Cole Rd ENTRANCE & Scott.
Registration: 8:15am in large hall – FREE (Bring sack lunch, or lunch available for $5)
Flag Ceremony & Announcements: 8:50am in chapel.
AM Session: 9:00am to 11:30am (Classes close at 9:10am)
Lunch: 11:30am to 12:30pm
PM Session: 12:30pm to 3:00pm (Classes close at 12:40pm)
See Merit Badge Day Packet for more details.
see this link for details.