Attention All California Units and Volunteers

Update on AB-506. There are new policy guidelines provided by the BSA for volunteer compliance, see the link for details. The Nevada Area Council is awaiting approval from the state of California to be an applicant agency. 

We are encouraging all our California residents to complete the necessary
Mandated Reporter Training, print the certificate at the completion of the course.

Volunteers will need to upload this to the Nevada Area Council.  Volunteer Compliance Policy

Click Here for the Background Check Consent form.  

We DO NOT YET have a “routing number” for the Nevada Area Council for the Live Scan Service. This means you won't be able to get fingerprinted until we have our routing number. Please contact your District Executive for questions or details.

This will be required in addition to Scouting's Youth Protection Training (YPT) as it has Scouting-specific information.

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

Immunization Policy is on Hold
Earlier this year we informed our membership that National set forth a new immunization policy effective June 2022 that required all participants attending events, activities, program or camps to be up to date on all required immunizations. That decision has been paused for further review. We’ll keep you posted on further decisions on this matter.

The Council Marketing Committee needs a volunteer to help with Social Media and blogging about Council events and programs.  If you love to write, have a knack for social media and can spare a few hours a month please contact Tracy Ladd at 

Dare To Rebuild

With the winter weather, camp activity has stopped until Spring. 

Several committees are being organized regarding the rebuilding of Camp Fleischmann, interested in serving?  Send us an email at and mention “CF rebuilding committee” in the subject line.

If you would like to assist with the rebuild, choose the Rebuild button.
If you'd like to donate to the cause, choose the Donate button.



Did you Know Smith's Grocery Store Gives to Charities Like Us
You can help us earn funds while you are shopping at Smiths. If you have a      rewards card you could activate your card to donate 5% of your shopping total to Nevada Area Council as a charity. It's easy, just log into your Smith's account and search for Nevada Area Council or PQ718, then click enroll.

Spread the Word...
Seniors in Scouting is a movement that volunteer, Julie Jones is pioneering to help fill the growing need of new adult volunteers in the Nevada Area Council area. Do you know a senior or a retired person who is looking to make a difference in their community. Scouting is a worthwhile organization and our council needs help with various programs and tasks. Click here to read the article about Seniors in Scouting featured in the Reno Gazette Journal and forward the article to your senior or retired friends who might be interested in volunteering. 

Reminder: 19 Cub Scout Elective Adventures to be Retired
Effective May 31, 2022

Every year, Cub Scout Adventures are reviewed to identify trends and determine interests of our youth, den leaders, and Cub Scout families. In our ongoing efforts to keep the Cub Scouting Adventure program relevant to today’s families, Cub Scout elective Adventures are reviewed for both content and popularity. See List

BSA Contingent to the 2023 World Scout Jamboree, South Korea 

The BSA International Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Valdyke, from the Central Florida Council, as our Head of Contingent to the 25th World Scout Jamboree. The WSJ will take place August 1-12, 2023, in SaeManGeum, South Korea. Registration for youth participants and International Service Team members is expected to go live by November 1st. Council approval of applications will be required. Scouters interested in serving as unit leaders can submit their interest at, the official information source for the BSA Contingent. Questions? Email

Reminder to Units - Follow Up on BeAScout Leads

Be sure to update your BeAScout pins and follow up with families eager to join Scouting.  Families by the thousands are eagerly reaching out, seeking to sign their children up for the adventure of Scouting. Please help ensure someone connects with them.  

To find out more about how to manage BeAScout leads, designate someone as registration support and online registration, visit

Once families have been connected and signed-up with your Scouting unit, please be sure to close them out in the system. This helps to ensure progress is tracked accurately. 

COVID-19 Council Update

Read the latest COVID Scouting update for the Nevada Area Council here by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Boy Scouts of America COVID-19 statement.
Find the CDC COVID-19 updates here.
Aged 12 or older? Schedule your COVID vaccination!  Nevadans  Californians

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BSA News

Key Changes in the 2021 Guide To Advancement - Find out here.


Feb 18    Zephyr District Dinner
Feb 25    Sierra Nevada District Awards Night
March 5  Annual Recognition Banquet
April 2    Sierra Nevada District Pinewood Derby
April 9    Zephyr District Pinewood Derby

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