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Sierra Valley District Units and Memorial Day

Sierra Valley scouting units are giving faithful service honoring veterans on Memorial Day. Feel free to join in on these patriotic efforts this holiday weekend. Troop 570 Sonora is placing crosses on veteran’s graves at Mountain Shadow Cemetery May 24. Contact SM John Scott at 533-9522. Troop 537 Tracy is placing flags on the graves of veterans going all the way back to the Civil War on May 24. Contact SM Robert Mailhot at 832-0403. Troop 422 Manteca is participating in Flags Across Manteca. Contact SM Bill Lorentz at 858-5957. Troop 49 Modesto is doing a flag replacement /retirement at Pacifica Senior Living for veterans living there. Contact SM Todd Seely at 551-3732. Pack and Troop 43 Oakdale are doing veterans flags at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery. Contact CM Tim Anglim at 848-2570. Troop 432 Manteca is again taking on recycling and grounds cleanup at the “Not Forgotten” veteran’s event at Woodward Park May 25. They again will do an outstanding job at this 10,000 person event.  Contact SM Thad Baldwin at 239-4537. Thank you to all these units who represent Scouting so well.

Cub-O-Ree A Great Success

The Cub-O-Ree was held May 2 to 5 at the Twain Harte Horseman’s Club. The event was a lot of fun for the 50 Cub Scouts who attended. Cubs from Packs 60, 71 and 513 had a great time. Saturday morning was fun with events like obstacle course, treasure hunt, crafts, capture the flag and other wide area games. The events were supervised by Boy Scouts from Troops 500 and 570 under the watchful eyes of their Scoutmasters Tim Higginbotham and John Scott. The afternoon was filled with shooting sports. A nice BB range and archery range were set up in the horse arena at the event. Cub Scouts from the three Packs got in a lot of safe shooting on the ranges under the supervision of their range masters Neal Robison and Tom Dibble. The evening was filled with a community meal involving the Cub Scouts and their parents along with the Boy Scouts. A rousing campfire followed the evening meal. Many thanks to Greg Walker, Jeff Hilson, Tim Higginbotham and John Scott for their fine committee work in putting the event together. Extra special thanks to Tom Dibble who was the camp director and lead organizer for this fun event.

Pack 60 cubs enjoying catapult game

Jonathan Amaral

Troop 422

Brendon Curtright

Troop 425

Jason Klatt

Troop 423

Flynn McNeely

Crew 473

Sierra Valley District would like to welcome its newest Eagle Scouts who passed their Boards of Review in the month of April!

Sierra Valley Eagle Project Reviews

On a monthly basis Eagle project reviews and Eagle Boards are done at the Modesto Scout Center. This happens on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. June 3rd is the next time this will be done. Projects can be okayed at this meeting and Eagle Boards conducted. To set this up please contact Barbara Evers at the Scout Center at 566-7704 or