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.

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 

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.

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.


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Save the Date
On April 23rd we'll be offering an American Heritiage Merit Badge Fair that will offer instruction in American Heritage, Law and Geneology. It will be held from
 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and lunch will be provided. Stay tuned for more information.  Questions, contact Tammy Rodeback at

Did you know Smith's has a local charity program? Smith's will donate to local Scouting programs through Nevada Area Council by giving a small percentage of the dollars spent by you to the council. Funds are given based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to Nevada Area Council, all you have to do is shop at Smith's and swipe your Shopper's Card. That's Easy!!!

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

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
March 5  Annual Recognition Banquet
April 2    Sierra Nevada District Pinewood Derby
April 9    Zephyr District Pinewood Derby
April 23  American Heritage Merit Badge

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