Tuesday, November 29, 2011

January 28, 2012 - Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow, University of Scouting, College of Commissioner Science

Western Los Angeles County Council
Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow
University of Scouting
College of Commissioner Science

Save the date
Saturday, January 28, 2012 (8 am to 4 pm)

A day of fun-filled, action-packed hands-on supplemental training sessions for adult leaders to help us better deliver a fun and exciting program to our youth (most sessions are 50 minutes - a few are longer - you select the 6 you want!)

Questions? E-mail Robert Moore at wlaccpowwow2012@gmail.com

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Adult religious awards

Honor your leaders with an adult religious award. Adult recognitions are for individuals who have given outstanding service to youth through Scouting and also their faith community. Adult awards are by nomination only. Nominate someone today in order to recognize them on Scout Sunday in February.

July 13-17, 2012 - Summit Shakedown

Help us test the Summit! This is an exciting opportunity for Scouts to be among the first to camp at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and to play an important role in the final planning process for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.

The purpose of the 2012 Summit Shakedown is to test various components of the new jamboree model on-site at the Summit with a manageable but meaningful number of staff and participants. The format will be a long weekend, starting on Friday morning, July 13, and ending on Tuesday morning, July 17.

Cost - $150 (travel expenses not included)

Included in cost:
  • All meals, beginning with lunch the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure.
  • Tents, equipment, supplies, etc., similar to what will be provided at the 2013 jamboree.
  • Participants and staff will bring only their personal gear, as is intended for the 2013 jamboree.
  • Uniforms will be worn for travel to and from the Summit but will not be required during the on-site or off-site program activities.

Not included:
  • Transportation from home to the Summit and back will not be included.

Daily schedule and program content:
  • The particular program elements to be included will primarily be those that are new to the Summit jamboree model and are not intended to represent all of the program elements to be offered in 2013.
  • High adventure program by patrols. Possible program elements (subject to change) are climbing, rappelling, canopy tour, zip lines, BMX, skateboarding, mountain biking, shooting sports, and archery. No aquatics activities will be available on-site.


Return the following information along with your payment by December 7, 2011:
  • Name
  • Home address
  • City, state, ZIP
  • Phone
  • E-mail
  • BSA membership number
  • Home unit and number
  • Signature of applicant

WLACC, 16525 Sherman Way C-8, Van Nuys, CA 91406

There are a limited number of spaces available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 26, 2011 - CSU Northridge 28th Annual Pow Wow

CSU Northridge 28th Annual Pow Wow

November 26, 2011
10 am to 9 pm

American Indian Dance and Music
Children's Craft Activities
Arts and Crafts Vendors

Free admission
All drums welcome

Parking $6
Everyone welcome

On CSUN campus, east of Reseda Blvd., on Plummer St.

For more information:
Phone: (818) 677-5030
E-mail: aisacsun@yahoo.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 13, 2011 - Volunteers needed to move equipment

To every unit:

As we all know, Vinnie passed away a short while ago. He had been storing all of our equipment, which includes our things for Camporee, District Dinner, Cub Day Camp, Merit Badge Midways, and several other things we use for our activities. We have a deadline to remove it all from his old shop. We have found a new location in Van Nuys where we can store our stuff. We are on a very tight timetable and must pick up our gear on Sunday, November 13th, and bring it to the new storage the same day.

We need at least one adult volunteer from each unit to help. If you have older Scouts, they can help also. We are also in need of a large truck, flat bed is our first choice but a larger box truck will be OK. This is important and we need your participation. You may not realize it, but this is gear that each and every Unit is involved with, whether it be at Day Camp, Camporee, or other events during the year. Please don't ignore this and think someone else will handle it, send volunteers to help us with our equipment. RSVP back to me via e-mail to pauloliver@roadunner.com ASAP.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 9, 2011 - Pack 911 fundraiser

Bob's Big Boy, Northridge is excited to welcome
Cub Scout Pack 911, Northridge
Wednesday, November 9th
All day (open daily 8 am to midnight)

Bob's will donate 15% (pre-tax) cash back of every purchase with flyer.

8876 Corbin Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 772-BOBS (2627)
corner of Nordhoff (Target center)

For more information, please contact
Jeanette Christopher
Bob's Big Boy Catering Coordinator

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 26, 2011 - Operation Gratitude Thanksgiving

The Achoicominga Chapter Order of the Arrow and Operation Gratitude invite all Scouts 12 and older and adult Scouters to help with a packaging event at the National Guard Armory, 17330 Victory Blvd. in Van Nuys, on Friday, November 26th, starting at 9:00 A.M. Afternoon volunteers are also welcome.

As a part of our effort, we are also encouraging the donation of new or gently used Beanie Babies for the troops to use in foreign community relations.

To attend, you must have a signed Operation Gratitude release form.  Please RSVP.

Steven Engstrom
Chapter Advisor
Balboa Oaks District
(818) 891-0761

May through July 2012 - Cub programs at Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

Cub Scout and Webelos Scout Award Programs for 2012

Reservations required! Please carpool, as parking is limited.

Because of the popularity (large attendance) of our programs, we do not have the time for each Cub Scout to discuss requirements with the presenter, and as such they will have to fulfill those requirements at the home, pack or den level.

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.


Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center
17017 Maricopa Highway (33) - 8 miles north of Ojai
across the highway from the Wheeler Gorge Campground

Bring lunch if attending both morning and afternoon programs. No lunch available at the center.


The center opens at 9 am. Please arrive a little early for all the programs.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
  • 9 am - Naturalists (covers Wolf electives #13 and #15)
  • 1 pm - Forester

Saturday, May 19, 2012
  • 10 am - Geology / Geologists
  • 1 pm - Collecting

Saturday, June 9, 2012
  • 10 am - Cub Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin (covers Bear electives)

Saturday, July 14 June 23, 2012
  • 10 am - Collecting
  • 1 pm - Geology / Geologists

Saturday, June 30, 2012
  • 10 am - Forester
  • 1 pm - Naturalists (covers Wolf electives #13 and #15)

Saturday, July 21 14, 2012
  • 10 am - Cub Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop and Pin (covers Bear electives)

There will be a guided hike immediately after the Naturalists and Forester programs.

Fee: $3.00 per program for each adult and youth. Yes, the adults also need to pay.

  • Lunch, drinks(s) and snack(s)
  • A comfortable chair for each adult, we provide chairs for the youth
  • A notepad, pencil and eraser (pen if you make no mistakes)
  • Empty egg carton for Geology / Geologist program

  • Comfortable walking shoes – no sandals or flip-flops
  • Layered clothing
  • Long pants preferred over shorts, due to potential bug bites and poison oak
  • Bug repellent, if needed

Make your reservations now!

  1. Send an email to both Mike Havstad mrhseh@earthlink.net and Gordon Hemphill moblfltstore@earthlink.net
  2. In the e-mail subject line, type WGVC Scouting Programs
  3. In the e-mail, leave the following information: Your name, unit number, city and awards your youth are interested in working on. Give a range of the number of youth that may attend, e.g. 6 to 10, and adults, e.g. 2 to 4, for each program.
  4. You will hear from us by e-mail when we book your group.

Thank you to all Stoney Point volunteers

I want to thank the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, the Boy Scout units, REI, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and all our other sponsors that donated food, trash bags, rakes and gloves and our community volunteers who gave their time and energy in making this the best Stoney Point Clean-Up and a huge success.

It is people like you that make a difference in our communities, cities and nation by being committed to maintain our parks and recreational landmarks.

By donating your time, we have all come together as one to ensure that our future generations of children will be able to go to Stoney Point and see its majestic beauty.

This year we topped the attendance at 175 volunteers from near and far in our city.

I can only say wow!

As I looked at the crowd, I saw many returning faces, exemplifying our commitment to our environmental stewardship.

So to all of those that came out, did some great work, and had the spirit to help - I can only say thank you and see you next year.

If you need more information, please feel free to contact me and I will respond ASAP.

With sincere affection,

Les Salay
Boy Scouts Of America
Venture Crew 921