Sunday, March 1, 2015

Latest OA news: Elections, Camporee, dues

To all members of Achoicominga OA Chapter,

It's that time of the year, when we visit troops and teams to run OA elections for candidates of the OA. We will need you to volunteer to help run one or several of these elections. We have 21 units to visit in a 5 week time span, before the district camporee in April. Keep in mind that you can't run the election for your own unit. Come to our March 12th meeting to learn more about it and become part of an election team. Our Vice-Chief of Elections, Reed Potter, would appreciate it. A few of the units have already been scheduled. Contact Reed for details, (818) 737-8390, he would sure appreciate it.

Speaking of camporee, our district camporee is April 17-19, at Paramount Ranch. It has become tradition that members of our OA chapter get to sleep in the tepee and register for the camporee as OA. Those wishing to be part of the OA encampment must first get the OK from your Scoutmaster. If it's OA, then you need to bring the $19 registration fee to our March meeting. All camporee fees must be paid prior to the April 2nd Roundtable, as of that date the fee goes up. Then at our April chapter meeting you need to bring $20 for food for the camporee weekend.

Finally, all 2015 annual dues are now due. The dues are still only $14.00. You can pay by check, made out to 'BSA/OA' or cash, payable at our chapter meeting.

Frank Casias
Achoicominga Associate Chapter Advisor

Friday, April 12, 2013

Donate board games and art supplies

My name is Casey Mackay from Troop 22, Las Colinas. For my Life Rank Project I am collecting and donating board games and art supplies for about 150 kids at the Boys and Girls Club of West Valley. Please help me with donations, the board games don't have to be brand new, it has to be in good condition.

Please call me at (818) 388-0584 so I can make arrangements to pick up your donations.

Your donations are tax deductible by the Boys and Girls Club.

Thank you so much for helping me.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 25 - Backpack clinic

Find the Pack that Can Carry You through Every Adventure:
Be There April 25!

Finding the backpack made for you means being able to identify the exact fit, features, and function you need. We can help!

We are proud to host a Backpack Clinic at the Van Nuys Scout Shop on Thursday, April 25, from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

So parents, leaders, and Scouts, plan to be there and learn the best ways to pack up for adventure. You'll get all your questions answered. Find optimum solutions to ensure proper fit, balance, comfort, stability, and adjustability with your backpack choice, along with your chance to have your backpack personally fitted. Plus, you'll save 10% when you make a backpack purchase during the event!

Cindy Noriega
Sr. Store Manager
Valley Scout Shop

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In memory: Herb Apuzzo

To all Scouters,

It is with great sadness that I share the news about Herb Apuzzo, he passed away Feb. 10th. Herb was a long time member of the Cahuenga District. He had been in declining health for a while now. He fell twice and was taken to the hospital with some signs of paralysis. After surgery, he apparently was still suffering from paralysis, he was on a respirator. It was decided to remove the respirator and he passed away 26 hours later.

Many of you may remember him as a long time Scoutmaster, for cooking at many Scout events, Camporee staff and training, just to list a few things he did in Scouting.

His wife, Judy, a Scouter's wife, Scout mom, then later an active member of the district in her own right and still later an employee of the council is in a home and is suffering from dementia. She is doing as well as can be expected.

The district heard the news about Herb last week at its monthly district meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Kevin Bryan

Thursday, February 28, 2013

March 18, 2013 - Troop 431 Webelos Open House

Troop 431 Webelos Open House

Come see all the great things about Troop 431 and have some root beer floats at our Webelos Open House!

When: Monday, March 18th at 7pm

Where: St. Bridget’s of Sweden - 7100 Whitaker Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Our Webelos Open House is designed for Webelos on the verge of joining Boy Scouts and their parents.

Come get to know our Troop and our Scouts. We will show you all the fun things that Scouting has to offer, and what’s so great about Troop 431.

Scouts will enjoy root beer floats as they get to know Troop 431 and the Boy Scout program.

Questions? Please call Scoutmaster Ponch Corona (818) 681-7430 or e-mail at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

April 5, 2013 - Anaheim Ducks Scouts Night

Come and join me for:
Jocelyn Reyes Anaheim Ducks Group / Scouts Night

Ducks vs. Dallas
Friday, April 5, 2013
Honda Center

Ticket distribution time: 3:00 - 3:30 pm (please do not be late!)
Meeting place TBA

Cost: $37 - includes hot dog and soda.
Additional hot dog and soda is only $5 (regular $10)

Seat locations: Terrace Main East - corners - Ducks shoot twice

I had reserved the Color Guard experience for Troop 3179.

I am in progress of negotiating and requesting almost the same things I do for the Kings:

  • Photo on Ice
  • Player Meet and Greet
  • Zamboni Ride
  • Penalty Boxes
  • Ice Broomball

They are reviewing availability and will let me know soon.

Please do not request experiences.
I will assign accordingly (in order of payment received).
Experiences can be revised/canceled by Anaheim Ducks without notice.

Spaces for this game are limited - so pay as soon as possible.
Perks or no perks - this game is of great value!

Everyone is welcome to join my group, so invite all your families and friends!

These games are not exclusive to Scouts only.
However, Scouts and youth in my group will receive a special edition Ducks Scout patch.

Payment via Chase QuickPay (only if you have a Chase account)
or cash deposit to my Chase account if you do not have a Chase account.
Troop/group checks will also be accepted for groups of 20 or more.

Thanks and see you soon!
Go Ducks!