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Posted 2 days ago by Tran Anh Vu
Just a reminder, we will not be having a meeting this Sunday, so enjoy your Easter weekend off! Our Thieu Nam camp will be on May 18-19 at Fiesta Island, as mentioned before. The permission slip is available online so please have your parents submit the permission slips as soon as possible. When we return on April 28, we will be repainting our gay doi with the help of the parents. Please make sure that every scout brings their staff in order to participate in this activity.​ I will not be at the meeting, so our ASPLs, Kevin and Ian, will run the TMP. Time Item Run by: 9:00 - 9:15 Formation & 9:00-9:15 Attendance (PLC) 9:15 - 9:45 Advancements (Leaders) 9:45 - 11:15 Paint Gay Doi & Clean Up (Leaders & Parents) 11:15 - 11:30 Game (up to ASPLs' discretion) PLC 11:30 Dismissal 11:30 - 11:45 PLC Meeting (discuss camp) PLC & Leaders
Posted 4/13/2019 10:09:00 PM by Tran Anh Vu

This week, we will continue to focus on advancements while adding a relay race involving scout skills and physical fitness.  There is also a swimming test available this upcoming weekend for advancements, if not already completed.  Please email the leaders for more information. Swimming test is available on Sunday, 4/14/2019 at Truong Toan club house, please see TMP on TS website.

If you have receipts from last camp's meals, please bring them to turn in to the leaders at the upcoming meeting.  Equipment should be checked and if there are any missing items from your patrol box, you need to email the leaders for replacements.

The Fiesta Island camp permission slip is now available online, so please ask your parents to submit it as soon as possible.  


The TMP is as follows:



Run by:

9:00 - 9:15

Formation & Warmup


9:15 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30

Break / Set-Up for Relay


10:30 - 11:30

Relay Race






Posted 4/5/2019 6:37:00 PM by Dong Da Leaders

Hi Scouts,

  • There is a stuffed animal drive, so donate items if you can. 
  • Please come and support Trina Huynh, Julia Tonnu, and Meghan Hoang for their Silver Award fundraising. 
  • If there are any missing merit badges, please have the scouts email the leaders.
  • For lost and found items during camp or meeting, please follow instructions in the link below when you lost or found something. You may want to save the link on your computer for your convenience: 
  • https://1drv.ms/f/s!AsadkRwqc5HA42Kp7-6Hiiw_KDkh
  • We will have an equipment check, so all equipment needs to be brought to the meeting.  
  • Please email our Treasurer Louise in advance:  louise pham <louisepham@yahoo.com> to let her know the reimbursed amount.
  • Please buy the missing items in your patrol box (ex. paper towel, salt, pepper, etc.) then Email  chi Louise as food expense.



Run by:

9:00 - 9:15 

Attendance & Formation

PLC & Leaders

9:15 - 9:30

Review 3 bucket system Anh Don

9:30 - 11:15

Equipment check, Inventory & Setup tent & review lashing, knots (Scout skills)


10:15 - 11:15

EDGE Method Presentation (for only few scouts, other will do  advancements)

Brian Ton (BV)

11:15 - 11:30





PLC & Leaders


Dong Da Leaders


Posted 4/1/2019 3:34:00 PM by Dong Da Leaders

Posted 3/28/2019 10:20:00 PM by Tran Anh Vu

Hurkey Creek

Riverside county Regional Park

March 29-31, 2019


56375 Highway 74
Mountain Center, CA 92561
Phone: (951) 659-2050

General Information & Camp Regulations


  • Arrival at the camp on Friday 03/31/2019 afternoon/evening is optional.
  • Arrival time and be there on Saturday 03/30/2019 at 8:00 am
  • Dismiss at 12:00 pm Sunday 03/31/2019

Location:         Hurkey Creek Park (See map and direction on pages 9-10)

Theme:            Huong Viet and/or Tu Luc (Self-reliance)

Cost:               Parents and non-scout family members: $10 camp.Thieu Nam Dong Da: Camp fee and food fee will be covered by unit treasury.

Camp Information:


  • A parking voucher is required to enter the camp site.  The completed parking voucher must have your name, phone number and camp site # and be displayed on the dashboard all time at the campsite. 
  • When entering the gate, show parking voucher to ranger and follow directions towards the assigned camp site. 2 cars per each camp site.  Contact anh Hieu Bui for overflow parking.
  • Please place both of them on your dash board during camp


  • Thieu Nam sites 51, 53, 55, 56.


  • Parking lot is right at the campsite (2 per site).
  • Thieu Nam Dong Da and their belongings will be dropped off at their sites 51, 53, 55, 56.


You must report to the leaders/parents in charge if you come /leave before or after scheduled time.


There are fire rings at campsite


  • Showers/Restroom (HPH): Showers are available for scouts at bathrooms designated at scout Campsites. Phu huynh should be advised not to use those facilities during the times reserved for scouts.
  • Shower/Restroom (Scout): Each Doan will be responsible for cleanup during assigned times.  Sheet will be posted in bathroom and each Doan will sing when completed.
  • Shower cost: .50 cents for 3 minutes (quarter only).  See instruction on the wall.
  • Electricity is available in Scout assigned restroom


  • “Leave No Trace” principle must be practiced all the time, everywhere.
  • Groups are responsible for the cleanliness of the restrooms, showers, and common areas. 
  • Bring your own trash bag.
  • 21 Scouts (3 scouts for Tuyen Hua)
  • 2 Leaders (Vu Tran and Don Hoang)
  • Skit: When you don’t read the TMP
  • Song: Nao Ra Day

Camp Equipment

●        Scouts bring their own camping gear, 10 essentials, Class A&B, warm clothes, sunscreen, one liter of water, water bottle, swimwear, patrol stick, rope.

●        Each patrol bring tent, tarp, patrol box, cooler, stove

●        Camping chair, tables, and canopies are optional

Camp Activities

·         Chào Cờ - Trưởng trực: trưỡng LD. Color guard: DD. Build Flag poles: TS

·         Gate - Ấu, Thiếu and Thanh - each will need to build a gate.

·         Games - Ấu Trưởng for Chim Non & Sói Con / BV for Thieu & Thanh

·         Camp Fire – Theme: Self-sufficient, independent

  • Each unit should prepare a skit and 1 Vietnamese song for the campfire program
  • Phụ huynh and trưởng/tráng performance

o    Camp Fire MC – Me Linh Pham and Sabrina Bui

o    Camp fire: Tuan Anh

·         Thử Thách and Tuyên Hứa: TS and CP

Camp Setup Check List

Camp Site

Patrol Commissary

Health and Safety

Additional Gadgets

Tent Arrangement

Menu Posted

Trash Bin/Storage Setup

Lantern Hanger

Dish Washing Facility

Duty Roster Posted

Clean Campsite



Perimeter Setup

Camp Schedule  Posted

First Aid Kit Visible



Unit Gate



Available Drinking Water



Unit Flag Pole/Flag



Fire Control (Water, Sand, etc.)







Fire Extinguisher / Alternative



Restroom Duty Roster by Lien Doan

Cleaning the bathroom from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday



Posted 3/17/2019 3:10:00 PM by Dong Da Leaders

HI DD Scouts,

Please come and support Brian Nguyen for his Eagle Scout fundraising

Bryan Nguyen Eagle Scout Fundraising Flyer

Time Description By Uniform
8:45 - 9:00 Set Up Flags Colorguard  
9:00 - 9:15 Gather, Formation, Warmup PLC  
9:15 - 9:30 Opening Flag Ceremony Colorguard Class A
9:30 - 9:50 COA & COH Ethan Chen/Leaders Class A
9:50 - 9:55 Silver Award fundraising  Julia Tonnu   
9:55 - 10:15  Camp Skit and Song.
Who will bring equipment to camp
Combine patrols, or assign PLC to specific patrol.
PLC/Quartermaster/Scribe Class B
10:15 - 10:30 Prepare for camp gate lashing, gadgets PLC  
10:30 - 11:15 Knots & Lashing with TS, CP, ML PLC/Leaders  
11:15 - 11:30  Discuss Camp (Meals, Program, etc.) PLC/Leaders  
11:30 - 11:45 Closing Flag Ceremony / Dismissal Colorguard/PLC Class A
11:45 - 12:00 PLC Meeting PLC/Leaders  

See you this Sunday,

Dong Da Leaders

Posted 3/13/2019 9:12:00 PM by Dong Da Leaders

Hi Dong Da Scouts,

Here is the TMP for this Sunday, 03/17/2019

- Please come and support Silver Award Fundraising of Tina Nguyen and Allison Nguyen.

Time Event Run by Note
09:00-09:10 Formation, Attendance, Warmup PLC  
09:10-09:30 Equipment check & Reimbursements PLC/Leaders  
09:30-11:00 Cooking with parents Parents/Leaders  
11:00-11:10 3 Buckets System Leaders/Patrol  
11:10-11:20 Clean Up Patrol Pot, pan, mess kit, etc.
11:20-11:30 Advancements (Individual testing) / Game PLC/Leaders  
11:30-11:45 PLC Change, Equipment Assignment, & LD Camp preperation PLC/Quartermaster Gate, gadgets
11:45 Dismissal    
11:45:12:00 PLC Meeting PLC/Leaders  


- Name of scouts who do Color guard to be practice with anh Andrew.

Color Guard
Name Role

- Name of scouts who will be in BOR this Sunday

BOR this Sunday
Name Rank Essay Submitted
Ryan Nguyen Star Not required - 09:15 am
Andy Le Second Yes - 09:50 am
Bejamin Le Second Yes - 09:15 am
Ethan Luu First Yes - 09:50 am
Andrew Hoang First Yes - 09:15 am
Ian Mai Star Not required - 09:15 am
Darren Phan First Yes - 09:30 am
Alex Nguyen Tenderfoot Yes - 09:30 am
Alan Dang First Yes - 09:50 am

- Name of scouts who will have tuyên hứa with Bryan

Prepare for Tuyen Huu
Name By
Alex Nguyen Bryan Nguyen
Anthony Tran Bryan Nguyen
Andrew Trieu-Hien Doan Bryan Nguyen

- The other must be at the cooking meeting.

- Please remind scout who has 3 buckets bring them to the meeting.

- All Scouts must bring their mess kits for inspection.

- Scouts must bring staffs, equipments for inspection.

- Final reminded parents to submit the permission to camp.

- Scouts must bring their receipts for their last camp with the method of payment (check or cash), name who to pay to PL.

- Ready to discuss the gadgets and gate building with Thieu Nu and Thieu Nam Leaders.

This is a good time for Quartermaster to finalize the equipments. Based on the list of scouts who will be at camp, we will distribute the equipments.

DD Upcoming Events
Event Start Title
4/21/2019 9:00 AM OFF
4/28/2019 9:00 AM Regular Meeting
5/5/2019 9:00 AM Regular Meeting
5/18/2019 8:00 AM Camping: Fiesta Island
5/26/2019 9:00 AM OFF
6/2/2019 9:00 AM Regular Meeting
6/8/2019 9:00 AM Backpacking trip
6/16/2019 9:00 AM OFF
6/23/2019 9:00 AM OFF
6/30/2019 9:00 AM OFF

Merit Badge Day

Scoutmaster Conference (SMC) and Board of Review (BOR)

1. The BOR will be conducted on the second Sunday of each month.  The cut-off for request submission is Monday night before the following Sunday BOR.  This give the BOR time to prepare.
2. Scout must include scout name, rank, unit, and Scoutmaster name
3. BOR for Tenderfoot, 1st and 1nd Class requires an essay from the scout
4. BOR for Star and Life requires another leader for another unit to sit in the review
5. No SMC on the same day as BOR