Grant Writing

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How many Grants can a Grant Writer Write? We hope to find out . . . and soon! Welcome Dr. Caroline Tsuyuki, our Council Grant Writing Committee Chair. She is currently a biomedical research curriculum developer for high school students in advanced sciences and has written grants for academic research in Molecular and Cellular Biology. […]

Tom Weibert – GGAC President

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Welcome Tom Weibert, GGAC President Tom Weibert became the Golden Gate Area Council President on October 19 at the GGAC Executive Board meeting. Scouting has always been a part of Tom’s life and he is proud to be a home-grown product of the Golden Gate Area Council. One of his greatest pleasures is to look […]

Silver Beaver Award – 2022

Request for Nominations The Golden Gate Area Council is accepting nominations for the Silver Beaver Award to be presented at the Council Volunteer Celebration event on March 4, 2023. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor the Council can present to recognize registered scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within the council. The […]

Millie M – VOA President

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Millie M . . .GGAC Venturing Officers’ Association President for 2022-2023 We are excited to announce the selection of Millicent “Millie” Moon as the 2022-2023 GGAC Venturing Officers’ Association President. Millie has been serving in this role as soon as she was officially sworn in on August 11, 2022.   Millie discovered Venturing after joining […]

Nominations for VLA Awards

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Council Venturing Leadership Award Nominations The Council Venturing Committee will be accepting nominations for the Council Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) starting November 1, 2022 and the last day to submit nominations will be December 1, 2022.  Also, this will be the nomination window for the Council VLAs every year unless otherwise announced. The Council Venturing […]

Isabelle G – Venturing Summit Rank

Isabelle G – Crew 8100, Chief Solano District – earns Summit Rank Congratulations to Isabelle G. for earning the Summit Rank, Venturing’s highest rank!  Isabelle’s Venturing Summit Rank Board of Review was conducted on September 20, 2022.  The Summit BOR consisted of Geona S. (Crew 8100 Member), Donny G. (Eagle Scout), Vanessa C. (Crew 62 […]

National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year

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CONGRATULATIONS Apara Sai – Troop 36G, Meridian District, GGACWinner of the 2021 National Eagle Scout Association’s Glen A. & Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. Apara Sai received a personal, congratulatory call from Glen Adams to tell her that her Eagle Scout Service Project had been selected as the […]

Sarah McNamara

Welcome Sarah McNamara District Executive for Diablo Sunrise Please join me in welcoming Sarah McNamara to our team. Sarah started with us on May 1 and serves as the Diablo Sunrise District Director.   Sarah McNamara has over 25 years’ experience in HR, organizational development, instruction, marketing, and project management.  After graduating from SFSU with […]

SAR Eagle Awards

Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Awards The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit […]

Claire H – Eagle Scout

How an Alameda teen became the Island’s first female Eagle Scout Claire Howell, 17, is the first Alameda girl to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America’s national Scouts BSA program. Her Troop 1015 and the Golden Gate Area Council of the Scouts BSA awarded her the […]

Euan M earns 138 Merit Badges!

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Brentwood Scout Euan McManus Earns All 138 Merit Badges Euan, an Eagle Scout with Troop 21 in Brentwood, has just completed his 138th merit badge to join a small group of just over 520* Scouts who have earned every current merit badge offered since the founding of BSA (Boy Scouts of America) in 1910. Since […]

Scoutbook – Advancement Update

Temporary Changes to Advancement Requirements Expire February 28, 2022 On March 1, 2022, all temporary changes to Scouts BSA advancement requirements will expire, and Scouts will return to the original, unmodified requirements. Note that Scoutbook will be modified around March 1 to restore the requirements that were deferred due to COVID. If the rank has already […]