Attend The National Jamboree
July 21-31, 2021
Registration is now open for the 2021 National Jamboree which will be held on July 21-30, 2021 at the Summit Bechtel reserve (SBR) National Scout High Adventure Base in Glen Jean, West Virginia, USA.

The theme of the Jamboree is “Face the Challenge.” Held every four years, the National Scout Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place. Features include; one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skateboard park, ATV courses, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more! 

Click here for the 4 Day Tour with Jamboree
Click here for the 10 Day Tour with Jamboree
National Jamboree Staff Opportunities
July 21-31, 2021
Are you ready to Face the Challenge? The National Jamboree Executive Committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for older youth and adults to participate as Jamboree Service Team (JST) members. Program, medical, logistics, and administrative options are available to those with vocational expertise, skills or a desire to positively impact Scouts and guests attending Scouting’s premier celebration. 

Click here to apply!

There will be three JST sessions during the 2021 National Scout Jamboree to allow flexibility to desired applicants. Selected volunteers will be able to select a session that best suits their schedule when applying to serve at the Jamboree. The following sessions will apply:
  • Session 1 (July 17-24, 2021)
  • Session 2 (July 24-31, 2021)
  • Session 3 (July 17-31, 2021)
This New Video Series Delivers the Ultimate Den Leader Experience
By now, you’ve probably caught word of Scoutbook’s Den Leader Experience, the free web app that makes it easier than ever for den leaders to prepare for and lead meetings, track advancement and attendance, and more - if not, just check out the video at the link below. So, how could preparing for a den meeting possibly get any easier?
Click here to check it out!
Annual Pio Pico Pushcart Derby
February 22, 2020
This Pushcart Derby event will be held on February 22, 2020, from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, and is open to all registered Scouts, ranking from Cub Scouts to Troop level, and even our smallest of cubbies participate too. Our Lions compete in the event with a Boxcar Derby of their own. Each Unit Leaders is given a leader's guide with instructions on how to assemble and create boxcars.

The Pushcart Derby is made of Grand Prix, relay, and drag race, along with a parallel parking contest. The competition is run by a division of rank, and it is a timed race event. The winners of each rank are awarded with medallions. Registration cost is $15 per person.

Click here for more information and registration.
Infantry Explorers Military 
Scouting Experience

February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020 
Post 558 Infantry Explorers are proud to host an exciting opportunity for Scouts to experience military life, build respect for the US armed forces, gain valuable life skills and discipline. From the first formation, until you are dismissed you will undergo realistic military training and gain valuable knowledge that will help you build character whether you decide to pursue a military career or not. 

Location for this event is JFTB Los Alamitos, CA. Dates are February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020.  Click here for the the Event Flyer
Gathering of Eagles
March 12, 2020
The next Gathering of Eagles event will take place on Wednesday, March 12, 2020 (New Date), from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the office of our Greater Los Angeles Area Council Board Member and Former President Robb Scoular, Dentons US LLP, 601 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The cost is $10. (No uniforms and adult beverages will be served.)

Click here for more information and registration!
Cub Games and Family Campout
March 20-22, 2020
The San Gabriel Valley District is hosting the Annual Cub Games and Family Campout from March 20-22, 2020, at Firestone Scout Reservation. Please make this great event a unique experience for your pack, den, and family by including it in your pack's calendar.

The theme is "Calling All Superheroes!!!" and activities will support that theme - from costumes and campsite decoration to the types of games and activities planned for the Scouts, parents, and family members.

Please click here for more information and registration!
Scouts Day at the XFL LA Wildcats vs. Houston Roughnecks
March 29, 2020
Hey, folks, while the super bowl maybe over Football in LA is not. Click here to check out the LA Wildcats Scout Day and for more information. 
68th Annual Eagle Scout Banquet
April 23, 2020
The 68th Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet will be held at the Quiet Cannon Resort in Montebello on Thursday evening, April 23, 2020. We will be honoring our 2019 Eagle Scouts from the Greater Los Angeles Area Council. 

Our Featured Speaker will be Todd Houston, who is an Eagle Scout, amputee, author, world record holder, and inventor who has committed his life to helping others do their best. 

Invitations to be a sponsor will be sent out and available on the council website late February. Your support is essential to the success of this event, and the recognition of the accomplishments of our newest Eagle Scouts. We hope you will be able to attend this year's banquet.

Click here for more information and registration.
Belcher Foundation Eagle Scout Scholarship
The Donald D and M. Marie Belcher Charitable Foundation has established a special scholarship for GLAAC Eagle Scouts who have plans to attend a four-year college or university following high graduation.

The funding will be a two-year $7,000 college scholarship awarded each year in the amount of $3,500 for the first year, renewable for the second year, with at least 24 college credits completed and college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above.

Click here for more information.
VenturingFest at the Summit
Bechtel Reserve
June 28 - July 3, 2020
VenturingFest 2020, the third national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve – a Scouting experience unlike any other before – is coming your way again from June 28 to July 3! 

This six-day high adventure experience invites registered Venturers, Venturing-age Scouts, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and adult leaders to explore the best that the Summit has to offer.

Click here to learn more!
A Look Beyond 2020 Conference
July 19-25, 2020 
The Western Region is hosting a special conference at the Philmont Training Center, July 19-25, 2020 with a central focus on Leading Change for the Next Generation of Scouting . This year will be a year of change and adaptation to new realities in membership, council and district organization, and council financial health.

Click here to read the entire Welcome Letter
Click here for the the Event Flyer
Click here to register for the Conference
Annual Fundraising Campaign
It’s time to kick off the Annual Fundraising Campaign for the Greater Los Angeles Area Council. This campaign will help us raise funds necessary to provide a quality program. Although we will no longer make Units presentations, the GLAAC Annual Fundraising Campaign will continue our effort to raise the needed dollars to support youth in our communities.

The Greater Los Angeles Area Council:
  • Raises 100% of its dollars locally
  • Receives no National Boy Scout funding
  • Uses ALL of the dollars raised to support youth in our community

Click here make a gift to Scouting!

Volunteer Grants & Matching Gifts is a great way to contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign.   Click here to learn more!
Hornaday Award Program
The Boy Scouts of American has had a long history of our involvement in the area of conservation. Since, 1917, about 1,100 Hornaday medals have been awarded. The Hornaday Awards program were begun by Dr. William T. Hornaday, an ardent conservationist and director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., who wanted to recognize Scouts who undertook and completed truly exceptional conservation projects.

The fundamental purpose of the Hornaday Awards program is to encourage learning by the participants and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation. Understanding and practicing sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection strengthens Scouting's emphasis on respecting the outdoors.

Click here for to learn more, registration and contact information.
Conservation Good Turn Award
The purpose of this recognition is to encourage packs, troops, teams, and crews to join with conservation and or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a Conservation Good Turn in their home communities.

Who Can Earn This Award?
Youth, adult members and all Scout type units may earn this recognition.

How To Get the Award
Before you begin to earn this recognition, contact Ross Arnold, the GLAAC Hornaday Committee Chair to see if this project qualifies for this recognition. He may be reached by email at or by phone at 323 605-2740. After completing the project(s), the Scout leader needs to complete the Conservation Good Turn application, which may be found on the council website under “Camping” under “Hornaday Awards” under “Conservation Good Turn Award.” Complete the application and submit it to Ross Arnold and he will deliver it to the council office for processing. After the application is processed, the certificate will be sent to the unit leader for presentation. Individual patches may be purchased in the Scout Shop.

Click here for more information.
Click here to obtain a copy of the application.
2020 Rose Parade Troop
A Scouting Story
Scouting is not about creating perfect men and women. Scouting is about empowering and equipping young women and men to meet challenges by standing up after every fall, looking ahead and continuing towards the goal. For the young men and women who walked in the 2020 Rose Parade we thank you for your service and we applaud you for your strength.

Click here for more information on the Troop and their activities.
Troop 351 Seeks More Adventures
A Scouting Story
Preparing to kick off its next 100 years, the troop — the oldest of San Marino’s handful of Boy Scout units — plans to uphold its reputation of emphasizing the high-adventure aspect of scouting, and is well on its way to launching its inaugural girls’ troop to join the boys on those outdoor exploits. The troop’s emphasis on adventure — the weekend campouts, the daring rock climbing, the mountainous trailblazing and even the surfing — and its accommodation of members’ extracurricular activities have helped draw a particular crew of young men to the group throughout its years.

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Duarte Troop 185 Restores a Trail
A Scouting Story
Scouts BSA Troop 185 in Duarte, CA, is a very active troop and dedicated to the slogan of “Do a Good Turn Daily.” On this cold winter day, their good turn was to partner with the US Forestry Department to clear and restore a trail that was devastated by the recent snow, rain, and windstorms; perform trail and stream restoration to prevent unwanted erosion; and thin the overgrown vegetation and invasive species of plants to reduce the risk of wildfire.

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South Bay’s Troop 713
A Scouting Story
Manhattan Beach native Christian Olsen was there at Camp Emerald Bay, on Catalina’s west end, with other members of Boy Scout Troop 713, which draws from the Beach Cities. Along with the camp’s slate of land activities, Olsen and his fellow troop members made time for snorkeling. During one of these sojourns in the sea, Olsen stumbled into a thick patch of kelp. Vine-like strands spiraled around his ankle. With the circulating movement of the ocean current slowly drawing him parallel to the shore, he felt as if someone, or something, were trying to drag him under.

Click here to read more.
What's better than being on the water? Being underwater!
This program is for those attending Summer Resident Camp only.

Join In2Deep Diving, and let's go scuba diving at Camp Cherry Valley. We offer a 1/2 day "try scuba" program (called Discover Scuba Diving) as well as guided dives for certified divers. We even have a week-long PADI scuba certification program for both Scouts and adults!   

Let us show you the magic of the underwater world through scuba. 
To sign up, call In2Deep Diving at 424-744-8384 or email us at .
We Want Your Articles!
Please submit your articles for the GLAAC E-Newsletter in MS-Word format by the 20th of each month, with the images separate in a JPG format. We would like to include one article from each Unit as well as District and Council level events.

Please email your articles to