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Scout News: August 16
Mark Your Calendar: Saturday, Sept 8 from 10am-1pm, Scout Shop Open House. Come check out great deals. Toss some bean bags in the parking lot. Enjoy a hot dog. Our entire staff will be on hand to meet and greet. Click red button for more info.
The year was 1959 -- ten years before Armstrong landed on the moon. Recent Long Beach Eagle Scout Dave Alexander was escorted to the council's dinner by then X-15 pilot Neil Armstrong.
Read Dave's story here.
Local Venturing Scouts of Crew 181 recently did a five-day, 50-mile canoe trip down the Russian River. See photos. They paddled through rapids, portaged around dams, and explored redwood forests. What a trip!
Important notice: all registered adults are required to complete the new 4-part YPT training as outlined by National BSA. YPT site here. Must be completed by October 1. Any prior YPT expires next month 9/30.
The Sea Base now has a Flag Retirement box! Dr. Bill Ridgeway saw a need for a container that could be used to collect flags that needed to be retired. Youth and adults from Ship 550 helped with the project.
Last week more than 40 people picked up banners, yard signs, and more for their Pack welcome night. Resources posted online here. If you would like to still pick up resources for your unit, contact Henry or Liz.
Parents: interested in raising money for awards, activities, and other scouting costs? See more info here. Popcorn is our annual fundraiser. Orders are due this coming Monday. Online sales open now. Post pics of your unit kickoff for more commission back to you.