Attention All California Units and Volunteers

Mandated Reporter Training is Now Due

Please make sure your adult volunteers have taken the training.

We have been conditionally approved by the California Department of Justice and are awaiting full approval which is expected to take a few more weeks. We are expecting to receive our Nevada Area Council ORI code which you will need for your LiveScan (fingerprinting) service soon.

Your District Executive will keep you posted. Please take the time now to ensure that your adult volunteers have taken the necessary training required by California law.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Mandated Reporter training is now due., 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 “ORI” code for the Nevada Area Council for the Live Scan Service. This means you won't be able to get fingerprinted until we have our ORI code. 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.

Dare To Rebuild

The Nevada Area Council will be working with Plumas County Environmental Health to determine the next steps needed to get started on removing dangerous materials from Camp Fleischmann. This is not a simple process, it is very detailed which includes soil sampling as well as removing debris from camp.  Until this crucial first step is completed any action at camp in terms of rebuilding is on hold.  If you are interested in serving on a committee related to the rebuilding, please click on the Rebuild link below.


On March 20th, via a virtual event, the National Quarterdeck Bridge of Honor announced this year’s recipients of the National Flagship and National Flagship fleet awards for specific Sea Scout Unit types. The National Flagship and National Fleet awards have been given out since at least the 1940’s to recognize excellence in a Sea Scout program. The top ship receives the National Flagship designation and a few select worthy ships are also designated as part of the Fleet. 

Nevada Area Council’s Ship 314 chartered by Sierra Diving Center was recognized as being among the top SCUBA diving ships in the country with its selection as part of the National Flagship Fleet.  The National Flagship SCUBA ship was from Wisconsin, and the two other Fleet recognitions being for our own Ship 314 from Reno, Nevada and a ship in the Las Vegas Area Council. 

Ship 314 engages in SCUBA diving at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas, and also has a varied program of small boat sailing, marksmanship, rafting, and service. 

Sea Scouting is a coed program open to all 14-20 year olds who wish to start or continue their adventure in Scouting and love getting in, on, or under the water. 

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!!!

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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March 26th 10 am - 3 pm

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BSA News

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


March 25 Sierra Nevada District Dinner
April 2     Sierra Nevada District Pinewood Derby
April 9     Zephyr District Pinewood Derby

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