(B) News & Happenings



    Hello Scouting Supporter,  Do you know a veteran who also was a Scout?  We would like to invite them to participate in a special event in their honor!  On November 11th, 2017, the Western Los Angeles County Council, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Veteran's Collaborative, cordially invite you to attend a gala celebration saluting our Veterans of Character! The event will be hosted in the famous Air Force One Room at The Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and includes free admission to the library, and the visiting Titanic exhibit!

For over one-hundred years, the Scouting Program has produced some of our finest leaders.  Many of them have gone on to serve proudly in our Nation's military.  This event is a fantastic opportunity to recognize the important contributions of the Boy Scouts of America, and the veteran community! To make your reservations go to http://veteransofcharacter.kintera.org

    Each month the Bill Hart District holds their RoundTable meetings and we are after a willing parent to go to each of these meetings to report back to the Troop of what is happening in the District.  These are held the 1st Thursday of each month and are at the new location of the LDS Church, 27827 SkyCrest Drive, Santa Clarita (near Decoro and McBean Parkway).  This is a valuable opportunity to volunteer for the Troop.  Please contact SM Ryan Finley at ryanfinley@oldglorytroop499.com for further information.


National Jamboree 2017:

 WLACC is currently accepting applications for one of the troops they will be taking to the National Jamboree.  This is a once in a life time experience for your scout.  Details as follows:


    DATE:  July 19th to July 28, 2017 
    Location:  Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve ... plus a number of other exciting excursions depending on which troop you join ... Mountains, Washington DC.

See Application From Below (both Word and PDF)

Early Rank Requirement Videos
… All boys on your Trail to First Class, check out the new on-line video aids.  See Merit Badge Info for more details: Merit Badge Info

    Workshop Tour at Grammy Museum – Space is limited but order by August 11th to work on your Music Merit Badge with the Grammy Museum on Saturday August 19th 2017.  Call Bryan Schiller at 213-763-7923 or email at bschiller@aegworldwide.com

     Open to all Scouters in all areas!  High Adventure Team is having a Basic Backpacking Course on September 16th.  Get trained to take your kids on outdoor adventures, discover new places, have fun and do it safely.

This course is designed for those individuals who wish to learn about the excitement that backpacking activities adds to the Scouting programs. Here is an opportunity to build on your HAT outdoor skills and leader training. Expand your knowledge of the challenges with different terrain and develop the confidence to safely hike, backpack and camp with your unit.

The course will cover how to prepare and enjoy backpacking, Subjects covered will deal with map & compass, cooking, personal and troop gear, weather, health, safety, and all the other things you need to know in order to plan and conduct a safe, rewarding outing. Upon graduation, you will receive your Blue Card, which will entitle you to earn High Adventure Awards.
If any questions, please do not hesitate to contact David Seifert 818-462-3953.  Flyer found below.



Online Resources to Help Your Family With Disaster Preparedness ...  Is your family prepared for a potential disaster.  Here are some online resources that you can use to help prepare your household and workplace for disaster. The recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan were a reminder of how important it is to make sure your family is prepared for disasters. Every family should be prepared with enough food, water, medical supplies, batteries, and other survival equipment to be completely self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in case of a major disaster.


How to make your emergency supply kits:

How to prepare your household disaster plan:


Instructional videos on disaster preparedness:

Department of Homeland Security:

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov

Los Angeles Police Department: http://www.lapdonline.org

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department: http://www.lasd.org

Los Angeles Fire Department: http://www.lafd.org


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