(J) Adult Leader Hub


The 2017 Wood Badge Course:  

This 2- weekend advanced training course offers you the opportunity to live/ learn the patrol 

method, experience the stages of team development your patrols and crews go through 

and develop new skills to enhance the scouting experience for your units.

Dates: October 27-29 and November 10-12

Place: Camp Josepho

Cost: $275; Early-bird special $250 (if paid in full by 6/30)

PowWow Special -- $225 if paid in full on January 28th at the 

Wood Badge booth.

See flyer attached below

For all Scout leaders and parents in Scouting,

Bill Hart offers position-specific training… $5

July 1, 2017    Online registration: 
September 2, 2017    Online registration: 
October 7, 2017     Online registration: 
November 4, 2017 – cancelled due to conflict 
with Bill Hart Merit Badge Midway

See flyer attached below.

On Line Training:
 Nearly all BSA Training is available on Line at MyScouting.Org
While classroom training does have certain advantages, not the least of which is practical application and interaction with other adult leaders, fulfilling your training requirements on line is perfectly acceptable for most courses that do not have a specific outdoor element.  Attached, please find an easy guide for on-line training.  With the exception of Youth Protection Training, you will need your BSA ID number to create a user account.  Youth Protection can be taken without a BSA ID


Committee Meeting
The Next Troop Committee meeting is Monday October 30th  - at Gothic Landscaping Office (27502 Avenue Scott, Valencia). 
Committee Positions/Volunteers 
We have volunteers for most of our major Committee Positions.  But we can always use extra hands.  Please consider volunteering for something.  If you are interested, please contact Committee Chairperson, Diane Solomon at dianesolomon@oldglorytroop499.com.
Current Volunteer Positions are:
Summer Camp Coordinator

Eagle Court of Honor Committee Chair
Board of Review Advancement Chair
Awards Chair

Contact Diane Solomon for more information. dianesolomon@oldglorytroop499.com

Remember, our program is only as good as the time and effort volunteered by our scout parents 
           Adult Leader Awards

            You may be eligible for or may have already received the Scouter Training Knot.              Please help Scoutmaster Ryan update our records by letting him know the                         following:
  1. If you have received the award, please let Ryan know the approximate date.
  2. If you have not received the award, please confirm the date you started with the troop and let Ryan know if you think you are eligible by filling out The Progress Record For The Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award” (attached below) and returning it to Ryan.  The form can also be found at the following website:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-058_WB.pdf   

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Ryan ryanfinley@oldglorytroop499.com

NEW:  Update Your MyScouting Account

To all members of the Western Los Angeles County Council:
The National Office of the BSA is undergoing a significant effort to upgrade systems and processes that will bring efficiencies to how the Scouting program is administered. As part of this undertaking, several training courses are available as online learning.

In order to automatically receive credit for taking these online training courses, each individual's Member ID needs to be associated with their myscouting.org profile.  Please take a moment today to take this action, or verify it has already been completed.  The attached document provides instructions on how to do this starting with the screen you see upon logging in to myscouting.org.

The Council is (W.L.A.C.C. - Van Nuys,CA - #051) selected from the drop down menu and the Member ID can be found on your registration card.  Remember to click the "Add" button to save your updates. 

Tour Permits
All events planned at a location other than our regular Troop meeting place will require a Tour Permit.  Tour permits should be filed two weeks before an event.  Effective March 1st, there will be a new Tour Planning Worksheet required for each event ... see note from our district Executive below.
New Tour Planning Worksheet ... This replaces the old Tour permit.  See note from our District Executive and Worksheet attached below: 

Dear Bill Hart Leaders,

Attached is a copy of the new Tour Planning Worksheet.

This supersedes the existing Tour Permits, effective March 1st, 2011.

The on-line system is being revamped to work alongside with this new Worksheet.

Like everything else that’s new – this is going to take some time to get used to.

Please review and share this with the Leaders in you Unit. 

I will be available at Round Table Thursday to answer any questions.


Yours in Scouting!



 Recently updatedGuide to Safe Scouting” is a vital tool for Scout leaders, but it doesn't do you much good if it’s on the coffee table and you're at a troop meeting or on a campout.

So now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can take the “Guide to Safe Scouting” with you wherever you go - no Internet connection required!  And the best part? There’s no added cost beyond the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch you already own.


This doesn't just work with the “Guide,” though. It'll work with any PDF you need to access frequently.  It’s a fast, convenient way to keep your guys safe wherever Scouting might take you.


Just follow the five steps after the jump to get the “Guide” (or any PDF) on your iOS device.


The recently updated (20110 comprehensive policies and procedures manual, available online, is a one-stop safety shop for packs, troops, teams, and crews.  Even if you're familiar with past versions of the Guide, BSA Health and Safety and Risk Management experts recommend re-reading it to make sure you're up to date on the latest policies.

If you're new to the Boy Scouts of America, now is the time to familiarize yourself with proper safety practices.

Vicky Jeffries,
Jun 11, 2017, 10:05 PM
Ben Hope,
May 6, 2017, 9:37 AM
Ben Hope,
Nov 26, 2012, 1:13 PM
Ben Hope,
Sep 16, 2010, 11:42 PM
Ben Hope,
Jan 16, 2017, 11:00 AM