(B) News & Happenings



Recharter is upon us once again.  This year the fees have gone through another increase to incorporate a fee increase from BSA.  For a scout the fee is $200 and for adult is $50 (if you are CPR trained then the fee is $25 – CPR training lasts for 2 years).   Registration fees are due by October 22nd so we can register the Troop In time for next year.


If you have scout funds that you are wanting to use to pay towards registration then you need to contact Elia Mouchawar emouchawar@hotmail.com to request a scout funds release form to perform this request. 


You can pay this online at https://squareup.com/store/troop499


We also need to ensure that all adults that are registered are to be trained as an ASM (which has no expiry date) and have their YPT training completed yearly 0 this should be completed now (before November) before the recharter.  Any training questions you can direct to Claire Boylan ecboylan@sbcglobal.net 


There are also background checks that need to be completed yearly, and SM Mary Ostlund has this information that she will have at Tuesdays meeting.  There was an informational email sent out from SM Mary Ostlund on Monday.


Any questions, then please ask either Vicky Jeffries or Mary Ostlund.



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


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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