Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 2012 camping newsletter

Summer is here!

Summer is finally here and the first campers will soon arrive at Camp Emerald Bay and Camp Whitsett. There are, however, many boys who are still unable to go to camp. We are committed to getting as many boys into summer camp as possible. Feel free to let us know how we can help the boys in your unit experience our marvelous camps. As we approach the first week, many troops have last minute questions. We encourage you to visit and with any questions, or contact our registrar at

Late cancellation forgiveness

Spaces are filling fast at both camps this summer and we don't want any boy who may still be unsure to miss out on the chance. Therefore, beginning Monday, May 20, you may add any participant without risk of a cancellation penalty if they decide not to go before camp. This applies only to new participants added between May 20 and June 17.

Provisional troops are now forming

We know it's difficult to accommodate the schedules of every boy in your unit to get them all to camp. Unfortunately some boys sit out of camp each summer because of conflicts with the dates their troops go to camp. At both Camp Whitsett and Camp Emerald Bay we offer boys the opportunity to come to camp without their units and still experience the joy and camaraderie that comes from attending with a group. Provisional, or lone scouts, come to camp on their own, but are quickly placed in a troop made up of other provisional scouts. Promoting provisional camping to the boys in your unit is one more way we can encourage all boys to get into camp. For more information or assistance with registering provisional scouts, contact our registrar at (818) 933-0130. Camperships are available!

Get ready for camp!

Stop by the Valley Scout Shop to see the latest in camping gear, pick up items for camp, and ask questions about other camping opportunities in the WLACC. The store is located at 16525 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Questions or comments? E-mail us at or call (818) 933-0130

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 19, 2012 - Archery and BB Rangemaster Training

Archery and BB Rangemaster Training

May 19, 2012

Who needs this training:
Anyone interested in bringing Archery and/or BB Gun Shooting sports to their pack, as well as those interested in running a range at a Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp.

Where is the training:
Valley Trails Camp
30910 Sloan Canyon Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Why do you need this training:
To meet the BSA shooting sports Rangemaster training requirements to support district and council Cub Scout camp shooting sports activities.

What to bring:
  • Activity uniform or civilian clothes are fine.
  • Pen and paper for note taking.
  • Sun screen and water (we will be outside part of the time).

  • Archery Rangemaster Training will be from 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • BB Rangemaster Training will be from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

  • $10.00 per discipline ($20.00 if you are taking both Archery and BB training)
  • Make checks payable to: Troop 583
  • Your registration must be received by Wednesday, May 16th

Luann Peterson
22051 W. Sunrise View Place
Saugus, CA 91390

Questions? Contact Luann Peterson at