Sunday, October 31, 2010

Outdoor ice skating in Woodland Hills

This Friday, November 5, Woodland Hills Ice will return for our second annual season of outdoor ice skating in the San Fernando Valley. Our ice rink features over 7000 square feet of real ice situated under the California sun and stars, open daily until February 6, 2011.

I would love to invite your Scout troops to join us for ice skating field trips during our season this year. We can accommodate groups of all sizes, offering discounted rates as low as $10 per person. We can also include options like group skating classes and food packages during the visit. Parents and families are welcome to join the Scouts, too!

We are already booking dates in our calendar now, so please get in touch if you would like to reserve a day and time for your group.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Woodland Hills Ice is located at Westfield Promenade in Woodland Hills (6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills CA 91367). Hope to see you on the ice!


Alex Mohler
Woodland Hills Ice
(818) 255-8620 office
(818) 232-9123 fax
(724) 413-9133 mobile

Help the homeless

The North Hollywood Interfaith Pantry is a local service that has provided bags of groceries every Friday and Monday morning since 1983.  Each week, they distribute almost 600 bags.

The Pantry is a coalition of 10 local churches and synagogues.  The pantry serves the homeless and needy families without any hesitation.  All who come for assistance receive what we have to give.

Many times we are asked for items that are needed that we do not have access to, such as:

  • Diapers (adult and children)
  • Hygiene products (toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and as asked for often, "girlie stuff")
  • Socks (as cold weather approaches)
  • Watch caps
  • Warm jackets (adult and children)
  • Used blankets and sleeping bags
  • Tarps
  • Gloves
  • Long underwear / thermal underwear

The Pantry is located behind the First Christian Church of North Hollywood, on the corner of Colfax and Moorpark.  We are open to accept anything that can help on Mondays from 8:00 am until 1:00pm and Fridays from 7:00am until 1:00pm.

For further information, please contact:

Brian Sapir
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 36

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stoney Point cleanup a success

Greetings Scouters,

I personally want to thank all of you who came out to the Stoney Point project today.

I was stressing all week, as the weather forecast for today was showers all day long.  Wrong!  We could not have had a more beautiful day, with sunny skies and the smell of fresh air.

An estimated 150 community members, Scouts, and other environmentally active groups came out in droves, the largest turnout ever.

Thanks again Scouters ... We have made a difference and it has not gone unnoticed.

See you again next year and keep up on your environmental spirit.

Scouting is the best and we know how to "rock"!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roundtable Flag Ceremony patch design contest

We need to get Roundtable Flag Ceremony patches.  Instead of purchasing the usual Scout shop patch, we want to spice things up a bit and make us unique.  We want to make our very own Balboa Oaks Roundtable Flag Ceremony patch.  And we want you to design it.

Rules are:

  1. Patch must be designed by a Cub Scout or Boy Scout.
  2. Patch must have Balboa Oaks on it.
  3. Patch must have the American flag on it.
  4. Patch shape is up to you.  If you design a non-geometric shape, it may not be able to be made, but give it a shot if you like.
  5. Don't worry about your artwork and drawing skills.  It is the idea we are looking for.  All artwork can be re-touched as needed.
  6. You can use up to 6 different colors.
  7. Winning entry will get a $50 gift card to the Scout shop!
  8. Contest ends December 31, 2010.
  9. Submit your entries as listed below.

Via email:

Via postal mail:
Paul Oliver
Balboa Oaks District
10921 Hamlin St.
North Hollywood, CA 91606

November 20, 2010 - Bill Hart merit badge midway schedule

LDS Church
24443 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA

Saturday, November 20, 2010
8:30 am to 4 pm

Each Scout should contact the merit badge counselors prior to the midway to complete any prerequisites for each merit badge class.

Each Scout needs to bring a notebook and something to write with, and signed blue cards for each merit badge class they are taking.

Scouts are expected to wear Class A uniforms.

Beverages, snacks, and lunch will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact:
Lee Shapiro
Bill Hart District Activities Chairman

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween candy for the deployed troops

Dear Scouts,

We are going to be sending boxes to our deployed troops in November.  We would like to fill all the small spaces with as much candy as we can.  If any of you would like to share some of your Halloween candy, I would love to send it to our troops that will be away from home during the holidays.

If your your pack or troop would like to collect some candy after Halloween and bring it to the Scout service center in Newhall,  I will be happy to make sure it gets sent to our troops.

For all questions, contact Kymmer Crookston at

Thanks a ton!

November 12-14, 2010 - Troop 307 Red Rock outing

November 12-14, 2010

Troop 307's Red Rock extravaganza!

The fun activities include:

  • Archery!
  • Rockets!
  • Outdoor cooking!
  • Hiking!

Free to all Webelos 2 Scouts and their parents

For more info on this outing, please contact either
Robert Ramirez: (818) 438-8842
Mr. Breckner: (818) 609-9405

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

November 12-14, 2010 - Troop 911 Webelos Weekend

Troop 911's Webelos Weekend is an adventure designed to introduce Webelos Scouts and their parents to the thrilling Scouting adventures ahead, and to help them make the transition into Boy Scouting exciting. The weekend is filled with fun activities, intriguing demonstrations, and plenty of outdoor excitement.

Our theme this year is Sports!

Troop 911 is inviting all 1st and 2nd Year Webelos to attend. Troop 911 is a boy-led troop. Unlike Cub Scouts, the boys make the decisions and provide the leadership. Adults are there to give advice and to assure safety. The Webelos Scouts will be assigned to Patrols for the weekend, so that they can experience a model Boy Scout Troop campout led by experienced Boy Scouts. Parents will be given an orientation on Boy Scouting, and will have a relaxing weekend campout plus a chance to meet many of Troop 911's adult leaders (while their Webelos participate in troop activities).

When: November 12th, 13th, 14th

Castaic Lake Recreation area
32132 Castaic Lake Drive
Castaic, CA 91384

We will meet to depart for this trip on Friday Evening at 6 pm at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324. The cross streets are Reseda and Superior.

There will be an orientation Troop meeting on Tuesday November 9th at the same address. Come visit us even if you can't make it to this trip!

Thank you very much.

Questions: Contact our Scoutmaster, Jon Orlick (818) 987-9840 Email:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Troop 2379 Christmas tree lot

Please Support Boy Scout Troop 2379

Christmas Tree Lot

Opening Day November 26th

9am - 9pm weekends
5pm - 9pm weekdays

We are in the same location as last year.

Elks' Lodge #2379
17766 Sierra Highway
(just north of Backwoods Inn)
Canyon Country

Bring your stand - we'll mount it to your tree!

Don't have a stand? We'll sell you a stand!

Show us you're a Scout and receive a 10% discount

  • Freshly cut noble pines and Douglas firs, 6-8ft
  • Fresh wreaths, decorated and undecorated

Pre-orders are being accepted for smaller and larger trees.  Contact Jeff Hansen

All purchases are tax deductible.  Cash sales only.

Tracey Lucas
Troop 2379
(661) 263-9229

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 28, 2010 - Scouting through time with Norman Rockwell

You are invited to attend
"Scouting through time with Norman Rockwell"
A dinner and exhibit for the benefit of
The Western Los Angeles County Council
Boy Scouts of America

Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:00 pm

Odyssey Restaurant
15600 Odyssey Dr.
Granada Hills

Dress:  Executive casual

Cost is $50 per person. Includes dinner and drawing ticket.

For reservations or further information, please contact Wynne Ritch (818) 723-6045

All proceeds of the dinner are tax deductible and all guests will have an opportunity to win a single piece signed by Norman Rockwell with an approximate value between $800 to $1500. Ten pieces of the collection will be available for sale.

Please join us in an evening of celebration and support for Scouting.

October 27, 2010 - Troop 10 fundraiser at El Torito

Raise eunds!

Help earn important dollars for our Boy Scouts at Troop 10!

This is a great opportunity to support scouting in our community!

Enjoy great El Torito food while benefiting Troop 10 - Reseda

Get together with family and friends to help us,

With an event like this, everybody wins!

Come to El Torito in Northridge and present this flyer to the cashier when you pay for your order.

El Torito Mexican Grill will donate 25% of the net sales generated by this event to Troop 10

Date: Wednesday, 10/27/10

Time: All day

8855 Tampa Avenue, Northridge
One block south of Northridge Mall
(818) 349-1607

Monday, October 4, 2010

Stoney Point cleanup in the news

Join the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America for the 6th Annual Stoney Point Beautification Project

By Councilman Greig Smith

Join the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America for a worthy cause as they lead their annual volunteer clean-up day on Saturday, Oct. 30 to remove trash, clear trails and paint over graffiti to keep Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth looking beautiful.

Boy Scouts Pack 921, led by Scout Leader Les Salay, are fantastic role models of civic engagement and environmental stewardship. These young kids have spearheaded this effort and have engaged community members, businesses, and Neighborhood Councils to get involved.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger Program

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program invites Boy and Cub Scouts to participate in educational and/or volunteer service projects at national park sites to spark their awareness of the national parks and to provide Scouts with the opportunity to explore the national parks and learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources. Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.

How to earn a Scout Ranger certificate or patch

Scouts can earn a certificate or patch by participating in:

  • organized educational programs
  • volunteer service projects.

To earn a troop certificate, troops must participate for a minimum of five hours at one or more national park sites.

To earn a patch, Scouts must participate for a minimum of ten hours at one or more national park sites.

Qualifying organized educational programs:

  • Ranger guided interpretive tours
  • Junior Ranger programs
  • Environmental education programs
  • Any other official NPS education program

Qualifying volunteer service projects:

  • Any organized project that helps and enhances the natural and/or cultural resources of a park unit and is identified by the park as an appropriate volunteer opportunity.

How to get started

  1. Visit the Scout Ranger website to find out more information about the program.
  2. Find a national park site in your area.
  3. Think about the projects your troop would be interested in and time frame for completion.
  4. If you would like to provide volunteer service or if you intend to participate in an activity that is not part of a regularly scheduled interpretive program to fulfill the program requirements, contact the park to discuss the possible activities.

For more information contact the NPS at (202) 513-7146, or visit the Scout Ranger website.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October 10, 2010 - Jason Brown's Eagle project

Jason Brown's Eagle Scout Service Project
Volunteers Needed!
Car Wash + Garage Sale

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time: 7 am through 4 pm (or until done) (Lunch will be provided)

Place: Bullwinkel's, 33302 N. Agua Dulce Cyn. Rd., Agua Dulce
(If coming from Santa Clarita, we are off the 14 fwy, exit Agua Dulce Cyn and make a left.  At the stop sign make left and Bullwinkels is on your right opposite the Sweet Water Market.  Follow signs.)

Supplies needed: Please bring clothes that can get wet and dry clothes to change into.

Service project: We will be washing cars, offering camel photo opportunities, and holding a garage sale to raise money to pay for the birds of prey cages for local Nature Centers.

RSVP: Please contact Jason Brown at (661) 268-0547 or (661) 916-2837 or e-mail