BSA CAR RUNS AT LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX!
Justin Wilson and the #19 BSA Indy Car will be running next Sunday, April 21st at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Wilson already has two Top 10 finishes this season, and is expected to do well in this local tune-up to the Indianapolis 500 in May. You can also watch the race on NBC Sports (cable channel) starting at 1 p.m. For more info on Justin Wilson and the #19 BSA Car, visit www.dalecoyneracing.com
SCOUTS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT 41ST ANNUAL INTERFAITH BANQUET Scouts earning their Religious Emblem in 2012 are invited to attend the 41st Annual Interfaith Banquet on May 4th at the Church of the Latter Day Saints located at 7515 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester. Hosted by the Council's Religious Relationships Committee, more than 250 Scouts will be eligible to receive their Religious Emblem Knot and Certificate in a ceremony immediately following the 6 p.m. dinner/luau-themed banquet. Deadline to receive recognition is April 22. Unit and religious leaders responsible for
aiding Scouts in the Religious Emblems program are encouraged to attend.
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COUNCIL COORDINATED MEETING
District Key Three's and committee members are encouraged to attend the Wednesday, May 1 Council Coordinated Meeting. Presentations will include an update on the BSA policy discussion regarding membership standards, JTE, 2014 Council Activities and Events and celebration plans for the 2015 Los Angeles Area Council Centennial.Reservations are required by contacting Gracie Peralta email@example.com. Come feast on Panda Express when the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Early Bird registration for dinner is $10 by Monday, April 29. Reservations after the 29th for dinner increase to $15.
SUMMER HAPPENINGS FOR CUB SCOUT CAMPING
Great things are planned for Cub Scouts this summer at Forest Lawn Scout Reservation and Cabrillo Youth Camp with an exciting resident camp program called "The Odyssey" featuring mountain adventure and maritime activities. Additional summer camping opportunities await the entire family at Firestone Scout Reservation offering Cub Scouts a wide array of Belt Loop and Pins. Don't be left behind. Download a reservation form today by going to www.boyscoutsla.org or simply call Danette Verdugo at (213) 413-4400 ext 344 to begin your Cub Scout's Odyssey journey. Don't delay. Space is limited due to high demand.
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CUB SCOUT DAY CAMPS COMING YOUR WAY
All five districts are gearing-up for some fantastic fun this summer with themes ranging from Superheroes to Lights, Camera & Action beginning with the last week of June and going straight through the month of July. Contact the following Camp Directors to get your Cub Scouts registered or volunteer to help:
Frontier District Margaret Phipps 562-216-3807
Thunderbird District Dannielle Dotson 310-908-6144 North Star District Dannielle Dotson 310-908-6144
Rio Hondo District Irene Zepeda 562-519-2858
Pacifica District Linda Miller 310-781-0325
NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING NYLT is a focused, high-energy, participatory leadership course for Boy Scouts and Venture Crews. Interested Scouts are encouraged to visit the Council website at to learn if they are eligible to participate and/or register for the course. This year participants will have their choice in taking NYLT over two extended weekends or a weeklong format. Cost is $280. Camperships are available for those in need.
Extended Weekends Course (Cabrillo Youth Camp)
Weekend Session 1 - Friday through Sunday, June 21-23; and,
Weekend Session 2 - Friday through Sunday, June 28-30
Weeklong Course (Forest Lawn Scout Reservation)
Monday through Saturday, July 29 - August 3.
"LEGAL EAGLES" SEARCH FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS Are you a judge, lawyer, clerk or other member of the legal community? The Los Angeles Area Council has started the "Legal Eagles" - a networking group to support Scouting in your profession! A downtown reception is in the works for May with plans for the Legal Eagles to put on a Law Merit Badge Day for Scouts in September. Want to join us? Send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to start receiving updates!
WIN PRIZES ON FACEBOOK! "Boy Scouts Los Angeles Area" has over 550 friends on Facebook, and we're looking for more! Every day we post announcements, updates, articles and more. Join us online and be a part of the conversation. Send us pictures and we'll start a gallery for your unit and their activities. Join us on Fridays for Facebook Trivia Time and win prizes!
Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boy-Scouts-Los-Angeles-Area/174515512596599
NAYLE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Philmont Training Center will be issuing Scouts from the Western Region ten $200 scholarships for the 2013 National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience program at Philmont. The scholarships are available through the Waite Phillips Foundation. To apply, a Scout must register to attend and pay a $50 deposit. For additional information and a scholarship application, contact Andrea Watson at 575-376-2281 or email@example.com.
CRAWFISH IN SEASON Rio Hondo's Troop 54 is hosting a Crawfish Boil on May 19th at Firestone Scout Reservation's to benefit the FSR shooting sports program with tickets starting at $5. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 8th.
For more information go to:
Crawfish Boil Ticket Order Form
RANGEMASTER AND ARCHERY BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING Rangemaster-Training will be limited to 20 participants on June 2nd at the Cabrillo Youth Camp in San Pedro. Cost is $10 per learner. USA Archery Basic Instructor-Training will be limited at Cabrillo Youth Camp to only ten learnerson June 9that $50 per participant. For more information on both trainings contact Priscilla Atwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIX N' FUN REGISTRATION AND PROJECTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Volunteers are needed to help with much-needed paint and repair projects over the Memorial Day Weekend. Reservations are restricted to adult Scouters and their families, OA Members, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Camp Staff only. Register today by selecting your desired projects at our website along with the number in your group planning to attend. Fix N' Fun is FREE and includes lodging, meals, a Fix N' Fun patch, evening games and a movie. Up to 250 volunteers will be accepted. No walk-ins please.
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DODGERS TO HOST EGG DROP The 12th Annual Pre-Game Dodger Egg Drop will be held Saturday, September 14th starting at 1:30pm. Fliers and website to order discounted game tickets will be available in the coming weeks. Check out the video link http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12367987&c_id=laor contact Sammy Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers at 323-224-4287 or Hannibol Sullivan -213- 413-4400,ext. 336 for more information.
WOOD BADGE HELD OVER TWO OCTOBER WEEKENDS Get Wood Badge trained over two weekends starting October 4-6 and 26-28 at Lake Arrowhead's, Forest Lawn Scout Reservation. Cost is $280. A $50 deposit is required to secure a spot in Scouting's elite training experience. Need-based scholarships are now available.
For online registration or downloadable Wood Badge application go to: http://boyscoutsla.doubleknot.com/event/wood-badge-2-weekend-course/1322175
VENTURING TRAINING Adult leaders in the Venturing program are invited to attend Venture Adult Leader Training, June 1, 2013 at Cushman Watt Center. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. With training beginning at 9:00 a.m. and going to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $12. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Attendees need to show proof that they have taken online Venture Youth Protection and Fast Start before the training date. For more information contact Larry Schmal at LarSchmahl@aol.com.
TOUR PLAN POLICY REMINDER Units are reminded that Tour Plans are not required for all outings outside the normal meeting place provided that the activities are within the Los Angeles Area Council
boundaries. Tour and Activity Plans are required, but not limited for the following outings:
* Trips of 500 miles or more; or
* Trips outside of council borders (exception: not to council-owned properties Firestone Scout
Reservation, Log Cabin Wilderness or Forest Lawn Scout Reservation); or
* Trips to any national high-adventure base, national Scout jamboree, National Order of the
Arrow Conference, the Summit Bechtel Reserve, or a regionally sponsored event; or
* When planning Eagle Projects; or
* When conducting any of the following activities outside of council or district events:
* Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
* Climbing and rappelling
* Orientation flights (process flying plan)
* Shooting sports
* Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program
(snowmobiles, boating, etc.)
VOLUNTEERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FILE ONLINE
The Council will continue to accept walk-ins, scanned and faxed copies and Tour Plans reviewed at district roundtables and the Cabrillo Youth Camp Center. To file online, registered volunteers must open a MyScouting.org account at MyScouting.org by keying-in their Membership ID Number. If you have lost or have not received your Membership ID Card please contact Council Registrar, Estela Chicas at (213) 413-4400 Ext 346.
For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and sanctioned Tour Plan activities go to
http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/home/healthandsafety/demotourplanfaq.aspx. Tour Planners are also encouraged to visit the online Tour Plan tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxh4H4pk-xU For a list of communities served by the Los Angeles Area Council click the link Communities Served by Southland Councils.