Weekly Scouter Update
May 20, 2021 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Overnight Outings are Back!
Beginning June 1 units can begin overnight campouts and outings. We have updated our camping protocols and FAQ’s to encompass overnight outings including camping and backpacking by units. We hope every unit will be able to resume overnight activities this summer. If you have any questions, please reach out to your unit commissioners.
Click here for the Camping Reopening FAQ
Click here for the Council Reopening Update
Commissioner's Corner
Commissioner service is a vital and important concept in Scouting. Members of our volunteer Commissioner Corps embrace the responsibility of impacting lives of young people and communities through strengthening our units. The first commissioners grew out of a need to serve many units when the capacity of professional Scouters could not match the demand for unit service. Opportunities in today’s world have increased the need for more strong Commissioners. Your Greater Los Angeles Area Council Commissioner team is equipped to partner with you and your unit as you enjoy the Scouting program. 

The most critical element of this partnership is a strong and positive relation with your Unit Commissioner. This Scouter is your first and finest resource when you need guidance in program planning, policy interpretation, or encouragement. Unit Commissioners are tasked with providing timely information to help units like yours grow and thrive. Read More
Scouting Summer of Service
Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!
Click here for more information.
Calling All Scouters!
If you have never participated in the National Annual Meeting this could be your chance and it’s free! Based on the tremendous response to our virtual National Annual Meeting last year and in the continued best interests of our volunteers and employees, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have decided to again virtually host the 2021 National Annual Meeting on May 25 – 28. 

We are offering a new session called “Fireside Chats” to be held daily from 12pm to 1pm CDT on various topics led by our esteemed volunteers. Click here for more information and registration.
Pfizer Vaccine Approved for 12-15 year-olds
LACDPH has approved distribution of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12-15 year old youths beginning tomorrow, May 13. Scouting Leaders should encourage all eligible Scouts and leaders to get vaccinated. 
The best way to register in LA County is via California’s or the City of LA’s websites. Other websites work but not sure about whether they have Pfizer.

Click Here to locate a vaccine site near you and other appointment systems.
Click here to visit our COVID-19 Updates and Resource Page.
Come Join Us For Some "Weird Science” at Camp Trask's Twilight Camp for Cubs
Did you know that "Cub Day Camp" does not have to be conducted during the middle of the day? Come join us at Camp Trask in Monrovia for a week long Twilight Camp in the late afternoon and early evening. The theme this year is "Weird Science!" Swimming, shooting sports, nature, handicraft and, of course, "Weird Science!" will be just some of the activities that will be offered for our Wolves, Bears and Webelos/ AOL. Parents/ guardians who are staying during the program will also be able to enjoy their own program if they wish. We ask only that the Adults show proof of their current Youth Protection Training. 
Click here to check out our flyer and sign
BSA Veteran Award
The BSA Veteran award recognizes individual members for tenure in Scouting. The recognition item is a lapel pin denoting the number of years of service. This pin is worn only on civilian clothing and not on the scout uniform. The veteran award is an adult recognition only. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered. Pins can be purchased at the local scout shop after confirmation is received from national records. Currently, 5-year to 90-year pins are available on scoutshop.org
After five years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of "Veteran," provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations...
Scout Shops of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council
Our three Scout Shops are here to ensure that you are ready to camp this year, whether you’re heading off to summer camp or staying home for a backyard campout. Visit our Scout Shops for great deals every day. Click Here to visit our webpage
Summer Camp Awaits!
If your unit has been hesitant to register for a week of summer camp at Camp Big Horn (near Lake Arrowhead) or Camp Cherry Valley (Santa Catalina Island) there is still space remaining in a few select weeks for this summer.

Click here for Camp Big Horn
Click here for Camp Cherry Valley
Scout Day Camps
These events are facilitated by volunteers and professionals who serve as camp directors, program directors, and/or staff advisers.

This includes online courses, council-led in-person training sessions, and camping activities. Click here to view upcoming programs and events.
Submit Your Articles For Our Weekly Scouter Update
Please submit your articles for the Scouter Weekly Update in MS-Word format on Monday of each week, with the images separately in a JPG format. Please email your articles to rossarnold1213@gmail.com. We welcome your input and encourage you to share your ideas with kevin.burton@scouting.org.