NESA Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year 
Deadline is approaching! The Greater Los Angeles Area Council's Eagle Scout Association is seeking applications from the Council's Eagle Scout Class of 2018 for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. 

The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, one of the requirements for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Click Here to download the form. All nominations must be emailed to: cicily.gardea@scouting.org on or before January 21, 2019.

NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
The GLAAC Eagle Scout Association Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. This is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council's NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level.  Click here for the nomination application and accompanying instructions and eligibility requirements: Completed applications should be emailed to: cicily.gardea@scouting.org and must be received by Tuesday, January 1, 2019 to be considered.
Council Eagle Scout Association
Council Eagle Scout Association is a fellowship of Scouts who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and who desire to use their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young Scouts America needs for leadership. If you are not member, click here to apply to become a member, today!
Introducing the Class of 2018 Silver Beaver Recipients
On behalf of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Silver Beaver Selection Committee is proud to announce the Class of 2018 Silver Beaver recipients:

Steven T. Adams - Thunderbird District
Robert L. Anderson - Thunderbird District
Jorge Banuelos – Mission Amigos District
Supervisor Kathryn Barger - Board
Encarnacion “Chon” Cervantes - Rio Hondo District
Robert Lawrence Collings - Frontier District
Brian Doerning, M.D. – North Star District
Lillyann Funcion – Valle Del Sol District
Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky, M.D. – North Star District
Brian C. Ostler - Board
Stephen Rose – Rose Bowl District
Gary Tickel – Rose Bowl District
Stephanie Walls – Valle Del Sol District
Milton J.S. Wang – Lucky Baldwin District
Rob Williams – North Star District
Paul W. Wong – Mission Amigos District

Please “Save the Date” of Wednesday, January 30, 2019 as these outstanding individuals will be recognized at the Council’s Annual Recognition Dinner for their noteworthy service of exceptional character.

We hope that you can join us on January 30th as we pay tribute to these remarkable Scouters.  Click here for more information and registration.


Yours in Scouting,
Steven J. Rothans – Chairman
William DeWitt, II – Frontier
Janet Ingersoll – Pacifica
John Nelson – Valle Del Sol
Roger Reynolds – Rio Hondo
Joe Rivera – Mission Amigos
Mark Robertson – North Star
Cynthia Sercel – Rose Bowl
Edward Stegman – Lucky Baldwin
James Webber – Thunderbird
Mike Wiesner – Golden Eagle
Travis Williams – Rose Bowl
2018 Silver Beaver Selection Committee
Greater Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
AmazonSmile
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Click here  for more information and to sign up!
Cabrillo Beach Youth Center
Cabrillo is a one of a kind youth and aquatic center. Our goals are to provide unique aquatics and camping experiences for the youth of Southern California and, in turn, give youth self-confidence by exposing them to water safety, rescue methods, care and use of equipment, and physical fitness.
Click here  to learn more and to sign up!

Camp Cherry Valley
This beautiful camp is located on Catalina Island and offers opportunities for Scouts to participate in our merit badge program, water sports in the calm cove, and hike the mountainous terrain while camping in improved platform tents under the cherry trees.    Click here  to learn more and to sign up!

Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation
This spectacular camp is located near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. Offering Scouts a variety of programs such as rappelling and climbing, C.O.P.E., Outpost programs, and vast merit badge programs while camping in our improved platform tents under the canopy of trees.   
Click here  to learn more and to sign up!

Firestone Scout Reservation
This camp is located just east of State Route 57 in Tonner Canyon between Diamond Bar and Brea. Firestone is here to provide you with additional programs that compliment your agenda for the weekend.
Click here  to learn more and to sign up!

Camp Trask Reservation
Trask is a special place, tucked into Monrovia Canyon, only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city. A brief drive up a meandering road camp and you are suddenly in a calming wilderness setting. The silence in camp is broken only by the sound of the year-round stream which flows through camp.
Click here  to learn more and to sign up!

Earning Your Way to Camp!
Camp Cards is a proven program that is designed to help a Scout raise funds for his/her summer camp experience. Each card valued at over $100 but only costs $5. For every $5 card that is sold the unit retains $2.50 that can be applied to the Scout’s unit account. The price points are great and they are easy to sell.
Camp Cards are for everyone!

Scouts who earn their own way to camp tend to value their experience more because of the hard work they put in to get there. Whether your Scout is in financial need, wants to challenge himself or wants to attend multiple summer camp programs, Camp Cards is the way to go! Click here  to learn more!
Camp Program Guide
We are pleased to provide our 2019 Greater Los Angeles Area Council Camp Program Guide. We have made many positive changes in the resident camp Programs and many investments and improvements in the facilities.
 
There are a significant number of benefits to our Scouts by attending summer camp including advancement and retention (and fellowship and fun!). However, what you may not think about is the benefits to you and your Scouts through attending "our" GLAAC camps. 45% of our annual Council budget is derived from camping revenue. Attendance by your Scouts at "our" camps develops our future staff and Council leadership. In addition, attendance at "our" camps drives the types of programs we offer, where and how we spend our funds for reinvestment, which camps we choose to retain control or ownership of and how we redesign and tailor those facilities for Programs in the future.
 
These are "your" camps and your actions dictate which ones we grow and how we do it. We hope you take advantage of the new and improved facilities and programs by signing up at "Your" camps next summer in 2019.

Click here to open our 2018-2019 Camp Program Guide!
24th World Scout Jamboree
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho. 

Dates: July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Participants and Leaders will arrive on July 21, 2019)

Location: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA

How to Apply: 
Participants, adult leaders and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply