(B) News & Happenings



Hello Troop 499, We have a new scout that just bridged to troop 499, welcome Harsith! We can’t wait to help you on your scouting journey. 


Tomorrow night is our PLC and Committee meeting at Gothic Landscape 7:00-8:30, 27502 Avenue Scott, Valencia, I hope to see all boys with a leadership position at this meeting as we plan upcoming meetings, COH, and get ideas for camporee and summer camp. If you are unable to attend please email your SPL.


URGENT! WE LOST PEOPLE FOR OUR SKI TRIP! If you want to go there is still time! Please email Scoutmaster Mary at maryostlund@oldglorytroop499.com or Ed at edolce@socal.rr.com. ASAP


Tuesday is our patrol meeting, this meeting will take place at the Boylan’s 27345 Brighton Lane Valencia CA 91354) and we will be working on some first aid requirements. Also if you have any paper work that needs to be turned in for the ski trip next weekend you have to bring it to that meeting. 

Documents needed are; Snow Summit and Salvation Army Pine Summit releases, rental papers and lift ticket info. Plus all payments need to be made. 


Our Acorns to Oaks COH is March 12th, don’t forget to wear your wilderness costume! Woohoo!


2nd payment for camp is due, remember you can use square to pay for camp with only a 3% fee. Look on old glory web site for instructions.


As always please email me with questions about Scoutmaster conferences, blue cards, BOR etc… 


Mary Ostlund

Scoutmaster Troop 499



We are currently on the lookout for:

- Coach for Eagle Scouts

- Advancement Chair Coordinator

If interested in any of these positions contact Mary Ostlund for more information.

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 Mary Ostlund at maryostlund@oldglorytroop499.com for further information.



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

National Youth Leadership Training
Do you want the youth leaders in your unit to…
Really learn about team leadership and development?
Develop effective communication systems?
Get the same type of training that Fortune 500 managers
give to their teams?
Speak the same language that adult leaders who have
attended Woodbadge for the 21st Century speak?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would like to extend an invitation to Scouts in your unit to attend the WLACC National Youth Leadership Training course being held in the summer of 2019 at Camp Josepho. NYLT is the top level of training available to the Scouts in our council. This course will provide your youth leaders with a week of training in team leadership and development, project planning and management, goal setting, team vision and much, much, more. This exciting course will help enrich your Scout’s participation within your unit and within the Scouting program.



When: June 16 - 21, 2019
Where: Camp Josepho
Cost: $275 before 5/1/19 - $295 after 5/1/19

To Register:

Participant Requirements:
Scouts BSA
- At least 13 years old and completed 8th grade by 6/15/19
- 1st Class Rank & Completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (except new female Scouts BSA Scouts for 2019 only)
- Scoutmaster Approval
Venturers and Sea Scouts:
- At least 14 years old or 13 and completed 8th grade
- Completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships
- Crew Advisor or Sea Scout Adult Leader Approvall

For more information - contact:
Course Director: Michael Fineberg at mfinebergnylt@gmail.com or 818-802-6934

visit and like our Facebook page at WLACC NYLT to receive course updates

Jessica Pazdernik
2019 Council Commissioner

Cell: 818 - 414-7672

Western Los Angeles County Council


A World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is often a once in a lifetime experience for any Scout who attends.  With opportunities for camaraderie with Scouts from around the world, the WSJ is a unique cultural immersion experience that supports the World Organization of the Scouting Movement’s mission to create global citizens and educate young people.  The Contingent Management Team (CMT) of the USA Contingent to the 24th WSJ is committed to expanding this unique opportunity to as many young people as possible, regardless of their socioeconomic background or ability to pay the cost of attendance.  Therefore, a USA Contingent Scholarship program, based on financial need, has been developed to assist youth and young adults in their quest to attend a WSJ.

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship could potentially cover the requested amount, up to 50% of the published fee ($2,800 for Western Region Scouts).

Who is Eligible for the Scholarship?

Those eligible to apply for a scholarship include:

  • Youth Participants – Any youth who has been approved to be a USA contingent member (ages 14-17 during the time of the Jamboree).
  • 3rd Assistant Scoutmasters that have been approved to serve and are between the ages of 18-26.
  • International Service Team (IST) and Contingent Management Team (CMT) members that have been approved to serve as either IST or CMT and are between the ages of 18-26.


  • March 1, 2018 – Scholarship application opens online
  • July 31, 2018 – Application process closes; to include Council approval and suggested scholarship amounts. Region/Area review commences.
  • August 31, 2018 – Regions/Areas to submit scholarship recommendations to CMT. CMT to commence final review for distribution.
  • September 12, 2018 – Target of Applicant notification of scholarship award amounts.https://wsj2019.us/scholarships/
For information or questions please contact
Alfredo Calimlim
WLACC WSJ Council Coordinator
2019 WSJ Scoutmaster


Effective Monday February 5th, 2018 the Santa Clarita and Westside Service Centers are changing their store hours!

The new store hours will be as follows:


Santa Clarita

Monday – Thursday - 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

            Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday – CLOSED

Saturday – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

            Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday – CLOSED



Monday – Thursday – 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

            Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Friday – CLOSED

Saturday – 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

             Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sunday - CLOSED



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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