(B) News & Happenings



Santa Clarita Artists Association: We are a non-profit community artists’ association in great need of strong helpers. We can give community service hours for any help given.  They are in need of 3-4 scouts ages 15-17 to help with moving small pieces of furniture, cleaning, helping put up wood paneling and the lifting and carrying of those panels (4x8’), assembling low free-standing bookshelves, paint touch-up, laying carpet tiles and some clean-up after the project.  Please confirm with SM Mary Ostlund your interest maryostlund@oldglorytroop499.com
22506 6th Street Newhall 91321

Dates- January 4-6
Times- 10am-4pm


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


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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