Monthly E-Newsletter
April 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Scouting programs suspended through May 1, 2020.
Following guidance from state and federal public health officials, all in-person Scouting programs continue to be suspended until at further notice. Officials are currently recommending social distancing remain in place until May 1, 2020.

There is a lot of Scouting that can happen at home and through technological links, particularly advancement work. We encourage creativity in providing online and remote meeting/learning opportunities as well. This challenge presents opportunities to explore new ways to engage Scouts and their families.

Some Scouting employees continue to work remotely and are doing their best to serve the Scouting community. We ask members to conduct business with staff members via email and phone as much as possible. Click here for Scouting at Home program information, program closures and other updates due to Coronavirus.
Good Turns From Home
Acts of Scouting service you can do from home. Are there things your Scouts and Cubs can do at home to provide service to your community? Read More
Show & Tell: Scouting Remotely
Just because Scouts are stuck at home, it does not mean that Scouting comes to a halt.   Read More
Camp Big Horn Staff Diary
Welcome to the Camp Big Horn at Circle X Ranch Staff Diary for 2020!! This will be the first of Diary Entries designed to keep you informed of the activities and pace of the happening “On The Mountain! We hope and Pray that this Diary Entry finds that you and everyone you care about are healthy, thriving, and well! So far, we are! We have a few Staff members with friends and family receiving care, as we are sure some of you do as well. Read More
Mini-Peak Bagger
This award program is designed to introduce Units to backcountry peak climbing. Units can earn the awards in the Southern California mountain regions that are within easy reach for one-day outings. Read More
Questions About COVID-19
We have set up a email contact for any questions, related to COVID-19 and Scouting. Please use it to connect with Council leadership as we face this new challenge together. Click here to contact.
The 7 Most Interesting Merit Badges To Earn At Home in 2020
Online Merit Badge Classes
The Greater Los Angeles Area Council is pleased to provide a new program for online merit badges starting on Friday of this week (4/3) with the Textiles merit badge and next Monday evening with the Public Health and American Heritage merit badges. The Council is offering these online courses at no charge during April to facilitate our Scouts BSA education and advancement during this period.

4/3/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Register between 4/1/2020 12:00 AM and 4/3/2020 2:00 PM

4/6/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Register between 4/1/2020 12:00 AM and 4/6/2020 2:00 PM

4/7/2020 7:00 PM
Register between 4/1/2020 12:00 AM and 4/7/2020 2:00 PM
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