Tuesday, February 28, 2012

April 27-28, 2012 - National Park Service Science Festival

Getting the word out to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, regarding our annual Science Festival. It takes place Friday evening, April 27th and all day Saturday, April 28th at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills.

We like to focus on families with children, or in this case Scout troops and packs. The evening is largely devoted to going out on easy trail walks looking for critters of the night. Our science and ranger staff will lead the walks. They will share how scientists study plant and animal species in our efforts to preserve natural ecosystems. Saturday will have lots of stationary hands on activities as well as walks. It's a great opportunity to learn more about our natural environment, and it's all free.

Thanks for your help and support.

Mike Malone
Park Ranger/Volunteer Program Manager
National Park Service
Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area
(805) 370-2317
(805) 370-1851 fax

Friday, February 24, 2012

March 31 - April 1, 2012 - Cub Scout Overnight at the Museum of Natural History

Cub Scout Fun at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History

March 31 - April 1 2012

$60 per person (families welcome)

Come to the Natural History Museum for an overnight adventure like no other. This will be the first ever Cub Scout specific activity at the museum. Boys will have the opportunity to earn belt loops and advancements while exploring some of the most obscure corners of the museum. The night will end with an outdoor style sleepover on the floors of the museum.

For more information, please contact the Camping Department at (818) 933-0131.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gelson's Markets Eagle Scout Scholarships

Eagle Scholarship Deadline: April 9, 2012

Breaking news!

Gelson's Markets Eagle Scout Scholarship Award available to high school seniors and college freshmen!

Your Boy Scout Council is pleased to offer scholarship awards to qualified Eagle Scouts who best exhibit the traits and skills needed to excel in life.

The scholarships are provided through the support of Gelson’s Markets.

A complete application package must be received at the Council Headquarters by 5pm on April 9, 2012.

Finalists will be selected for personal interviews that will be conducted on the afternoon of April 17, 2012. Scholarship winners will be determined following the interview process, and will be recognized at an evening banquet on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.. Applicants must be available for both dates.

Good luck!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

April and May 2012 - NRA training

The Boy Scouts of America in partnership with the National Rifle Association presents

Range Safety Officer Training, NRA Instructor Basic, and NRA Rifle Certification

  • Ken Zackery - NRA Counselor
  • George Semchak - NRA Instructor

  • April 28, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training
  • May 4, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: NRA Instructor Basic Training
  • May 5, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm: NRA Rifle Certification

Who: Anyone interested in Shooting Sports, 21 years and older

Where: First Baptist Church, 8770 Lupine Loop Dr, California City, CA 93505

  • Overnight camping is allowed at Scout Island on Thursday and Friday night.
  • Meals are not provided.  There are several food locations nearby.

  • $200 for all 3 courses, includes certification and materials
  • $100 for RSO only course, includes certification and materials

  • This course must have 40 people to host the course.  Pre-registration and fees are required.
  • Registration must be received by March 22, 2012.

Equipment: Each participant must supply their own rifle and approx 100 rounds of ammunition.

Questions: Please contact Paul Trembush at (661) 549-2627 or ptrembush@hotmail.com

Course Descriptions:
  • Range Safety Officer - This course allows someone to directly supervise all live fire on a range.
  • NRA Instructor Basic - This is a pre-requisite for any shooting sports discipline, i.e. rifle shooting.  
  • NRA Rifle Certification - This course allows a person to instruct individuals on the use of rifle firearms.

  • BSA requires that two separate people must be on a range when instructing youth and using firearms.
  • Separate instructor certification training is required when using shotgun firearms.
  • See the Guide to Safe Scouting manual for more information regarding shooting sports.

Arrowmen go to Northern Tier for less

Please take a look at the information below.  This is a great adventure for any Arrowman to be able to make in his Scouting career.

Dear Lodge Advisers, Lodge Chiefs, and Fellow Arrowmen,

Slots for the Order of the Arrow's Wilderness Voyage and Canadian Odyssey program at Northern Tier National High Adventure Base are still available for this summer. The program is open to any Arrowmen ages 16-20, and it consists of a two-week excursion into the pristine wilderness area in northern Minnesota's and southern Ontario's boundary waters lakes region.

Participants go through a life-changing experience that challenges them physically, mentally, and spiritually in pursuit of a more comprehensive understanding of Brotherhood, Cheerfulness, and Service.

This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has consistently turned inactive Lodge members into passionate, motivated leaders, and already passionate, motivated leaders into indispensable, dedicated Lodge members.

Spread the word about OAWV/CO! Here's what you need to know:

  • Each are 14-day programs: 1 week of volunteer service for the US Forest Service, 1 week paddling through the boundary waters
  • $200 per participant, travel not included
  • Each participant leaves as a Leave No Trace Certified Trainer
  • Great way to inspire and motivate upcoming Lodge leadership
  • Unparalleled opportunity for Lodge leaders to meet other Arrowmen from around the country and form lasting, meaningful bonds of brotherhood
  • The cheapest way to visit the Northern Tier National High Adventure Base

For more information or for a free OAWV/CO promotional packet, call or email Northern Tier High Adventure Base.

Christopher Rollins
OAWV/CO Director 2012
Boy Scouts of America
Northern Tier High Adventure Program

P.O. Box 509
Ely, Minnesota 55731-0509
(218) 365-4811
(218) 365-3112 fax

Thursday, February 9, 2012

March 16-18, 2012 - Troop 431 Webelos Weekend

Troop 431 Webelos Weekend

Come see all the great things about Troop 431 at our Webelos Weekend Adventure!

When: March 16-18, 2012

Where: Pyramid Lake

Our Webelos Weekend is designed for Webelos on the verge of joining Boy Scouts and their Parents.

Webelos must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire event.

This weekend will show all the fun things that Scouting has to offer, and give an opportunity to meet other Boy Scouts and Scout parents.

Adventure includes accommodations and food
Free for Webelos!
$10 for Webelos parents

Troop will provide tents for the Webelos.
Parents to bring own tents.
What to bring: sleeping bag, clothing, and personal hygiene items. Troop will provide the rest.

Weekend details:
  • Mar 16, Friday: Meet and depart 5 pm, St. Bridget's Catholic Church - 7100 Whitaker Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406
  • Mar 17, Saturday: Games and adventure all day
  • Mar 18, Sunday: Rise and shine breakfast and head home

  • Monkey Bridge
  • Scouting Clinics
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Campfire

RSVP or questions:
Ponch Corona
(818) 681-7430

March 12, 2012 - 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 12th 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:
Ponch Corona
(818) 681-7430

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

March 6, 2012 - New Hi-Tech Explorer Post orientation meeting

Hi-Tech Explorer Post now forming!
Combining engineering and business

Interested in a career in engineering or business?
Interested in getting hands-on experience?

Professionals in these fields are partnering with the Exploring program to bring you this unique opportunity.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
6:30 PM
Boy Scouts of America, Anna Ruggieri Service Center
16525 Sherman Way C-8
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Let us know you'll be attending, please RSVP to Brenda Bradford at (818) 933-0121

The requirements for this Explorer Post include:
  1. Open to young men and women ages 14 - 20
  2. Interest in learning more about career choices within the engineering field
  3. Must attend monthly meetings and activities
  4. Participate in community service

Benefits include:
  1. A safe, positive, energized environment to learn hands-on skills
  2. Prepare young adults for transition from school to work
  3. Leadership, communications, and team-building
  4. Awards and recognitions

Cost to join:
$10.00 annual membership fee (Please note: No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.)

For more information:
Norbert Soski
Post Advisor
(818) 360-5159

April 13-15, 2012 - Troop 307 Webelos overnight

Hello Webelos II Scouts and parents!

Troop 307 is extending an invitation to Webelos II Scouts and their parents to attend their upcoming Webelos Overnight Campout at Red Rock.

What: Troop 307's Red Rock Extravaganza!

Date: March 16-18 April 13-15, 2012

What: An amazing campout, full of fun, excitement, friends, and great food!

Where: Red Rock Canyon

Cost: Free to Webelos II Scouts and their parent(s)

RSVP no later than March 13, 2012 TBA

The fun activities include:
  • Archery!
  • Hiking!
  • Model rockets!

We look forward to having you at our event!

Robert Moore
Assistant Scoutmaster
(818) 523-2831

Robby Ramirez
(818) 438-8842

February 21, 2012 - Troop 10 Bob's Big Boy fundraiser

Tuesday February 21, 2012
4:00pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a fundraiser benefiting Troop 10 at

Bob's Big Boy, Northridge
8876 Corbin Ave
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 772-2627

Store Hours
Sun - Thu 8 am - 10 pm
Fri and Sat 8 am - 12 midnight

15% of every purchase with flyer will be donated to Troop 10, Reseda

For more information please contact
Guillermo Moreno
General Manager
(818) 772-2627

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 11-12, 2012 - Troop 92 Webelos overnight

Troop 92 would like to invite Webelos and their parents to its Webelos Overnight Campout, February 11-12th at Oak Park in Simi Valley.

The theme of the campout is Space... there will be aliens!

901 Quimisa, Simi Valley
Off Los Angeles Ave, west of Madera Road
(805) 527-6886

Check-in at 10am on Saturday, February 11th
Check-out at 12 noon on Sunday

Cost for the overnight for all food:
  • Webelos (1st and 2nd year) free
  • Adults $10 (if eating with Troop headership)
  • Siblings $7 (if eating with Troop headership)

Advance reservations required
Call Troop 92 Scoutmaster Jordan Brown at (818) 368-4762
or e-mail at scoutmaster@troop92bsa.org

Webelos must be accompanied by a parent (or guardian) for the entire event. Staying overnight is not required.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pack and Troop 88 for boys with special needs

Attention all boys, age 7 to 17
Come join us
A special Pack and Troop for boys with special needs

Cub Scouts Pack 88
Boy Scouts Troop 88

Meeting Days: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
Time: 3:30 P.M to 5:30 P.M.

At Faith Lutheran Church
7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303

Pack and Troop Contact: Julie Wedeen
Phone: (818) 385-0105
Please call to confirm meeting time and location
E-Mail: JCWedeen@aol.com

Cubmaster: Mark Torres
Scoutmaster: David Wedeen

February 18, 2012 - Pinewood Derby workshop at Northridge Sears

Sears and the Western Los Angeles County Council present the 2012 annual Pinewood Derby program

This year the Cub Scouts are teaming up with Sears in the Western Los Angeles Market! Sears wants to help make your Pinewood Derby experience the best it can be! That's why we are setting up a Pinewood Derby workshop at the Northridge Mall Sears store on February 18th from 10 am - 5 pm. There will be a design station to help pick out the very best design, a cutting station with a band saw, a sanding station with a sander/scroll saw and a weight/wheels station.

Pinewood Derby experts from the Cub Scouts will be on hand to help. A legal guardian along with their Cub Scout can sign up online.

So come in the store and get expert help from the Sears Blue Tool Crew Associates and the Cub Scouts! Bring your Pinewood Derby block/kit and Sears will supply the tools needed in making a Pinewood Derby car!

On your marks! Get set... Bring your block/Derby kit and go... to Sears Northridge!

Please note:

  1. Only Sears Associates will be able to cut the Pinewood Derby block.
  2. Only adults will be able to use rotary tools with a Sears Associate present (1 Sears Associate to 3 adult ratio is mandatory). The Sears Associate will provide instruction on proper use of rotary tools. Users will be required to wear safety eyewear and while operating rotary tools.
  3. Child must be accompanied by a legal guardian, 1:1 ratio.
  4. Cub Scout and parent must have a signed Sears waiver to participate.
  5. Personal protective equipment (safety eyewear and ear plugs) will be provided by Sears for the Cub Scout and parent and are required to be worn while working with or near power tools.