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Scout News: February 15   
Holiday Weekend: Reminder, our Scout Shop and Office will be closed this Saturday through Monday 2/19. Both re-opening on Tuesday 2/20. Last day to shop this week is tomorrow, Friday.

April 2-6 - Tons of fun over Spring Break! Over 20 merit badges offered including animation, personal management, robotics, sustainability, motorboating, and more. Check out the schedule here. RSVP today.    

Congratulations to four adult leaders for being recognized by the Archdiocese of LA for their dedication to Scouting. See list here. Recognition dinner will be Saturday, March 3 in Bellflower.
Indy Car BSA

Sat/Sun April 14-15 - We are looking for Scouts age 16+ to to assist race fans at the Grand Prix! Adults also eligible. Get access to the race and more. Earn service hours. Lunch provided. If interested, email Richard

Can you write off Scouting expenses on your taxes? Is your "filing system" really your glove compartment that's stuffed with gas receipts and crumpled-up napkins? Click here to find out what qualifies.  

Check your mailboxes...the Spring 2018 Scouter's Key newsletter has been mailed to all registered families as of February 1. Read online version here. Upcoming activities, events, happenings all listed there.  

Sail in Long Beach starting March 17. Learn sailing skills, proficiency, and theory as well as rules and safety. Highly-trained staff. Practice using our fleet of Sabots, Lidos and FJ's. The 10-week season will culminate with a regatta using your new skills.

Take a look: highlights from 2017 are summarized on this one-page infographic. See it here. Easy to download on your phone, share with others, post to social media. We had quite an impressive year.
Marc Bonner | E-News Editor
Long Beach Area Council
401 E 37th St Long Beach CA 90807 
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