Friday, December 28, 2012

January 27, 2013 - Computer Merit Badge class

Computer Merit Badge Class
Sunday, January 27th, 4 pm to about 6 pm
at the Microsoft Store in Century City

This class will be taught by Microsoft store personnel along with Hal Schloss, Scoutmaster of Troop 360.

Limited space is available, so one must sign up in advance.

The presentation and discussion will cover the "discuss/explain" aspects of the merit badge. Scouts are expected to complete the merit badge that day and will need to bring the files required to fulfill requirements 6 and 7, and will have researched requirement 9 ahead of time.

While prerequisite files can be prepared on any computer, only those that are compatible with Microsoft Windows can be displayed using the equipment provided by the store. So if using a Macintosh or other non-Windows computer, please either convert the files to a Windows compatible format prior to the class, or bring a laptop/notebook to the class that can be used to display the files. Files compatible with Windows systems can be brought on a thumb drive for use with the store's computers or displayed on the Scout's laptop/notebook.

All Scouts should be in Class A uniform.

All Scouts will need to bring Blue Cards signed by their Scoutmaster.

To sign up, or if you have any questions, please send e-mail to or call (310) 559-9638

Yours in Scouting,

Faith Denis
Registrar / Customer Service Manager

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

January 26, 2013 - Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow / University of Scouting - Instructors needed

Do you have a special way of running your meetings or events?
Are you really good at managing boy behavior?
Does your unit have special events that are not usually promoted in the Scouting world?
Does your unit committee run exceptionally well?
Do you like to do really fun and amazing things with your Scouts?
Do you have a special skill?

If you have said yes to any of these questions and you would like to share your knowledge with others for the benefit of Scouting, then we want to hear from you!

The 2013 Pow Wow / University of Scouting Team is looking for instructors. Please email us at

The event will take place on Saturday January 26, 2013. We look forward to hearing from you!

Laurel Lofland
Co-Committee Chair

Saturday, December 1, 2012

In memory: Neil Ferguson

It is with great sadness I share the news of the passing of Neil Ferguson. Neil had served as a District Chairman and a District Commissioner for the old Stony Point and West Valley Districts as well as a Commissioner for Balboa Oaks District.

The memorial service will be Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the
First Baptist Church of Canoga Park
20553 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91306

Thank you,

Christine Demmitt