Weekly Scouter Update
September 10, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Council Membership Recruitment Contest
Good Afternoon Scouting Leaders! We are calling you up to the plate as we continue to recruit! We will be doing a Recruitment Contest! So gather your Scouts and their parents because the prizes are great! Every week we will award the scout/parent team who has the most people sign up on JoinSoCalScouts.org The team will receive a $50.00 Roblox gift card (4500 Robux) AND a $50.00 Amazon gift card. Learn More
Scouting for Food Campaign
The need for food has never been more critical than during this pandemic. So many in our local communities have become food insecure. Now is our chance to do our daily good turn.

On Saturday, September 12th from 9 a.m. to 11 am, GLAAC will host Scouting for Food at multiple locations throughout our council area. We are excited to add Scouting for Food as a regular part of our annual Scouting program moving forward. Read More
2021 Summer Resident Camp Reservations
We are looking forward to the 2021 season now more than ever as we’re hopeful the “COVID-19” is apart of our past. Scouts BSA Summer Resident Camp reservations are now first come first serve. This means if you haven’t booked the same week, another unit has the opportunity to reserve your camp. Reserve Now
Our Council in Partnership with Trail's End Popcorn will be offering FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $30 starting at 8:00PM (EDT) on September 10 and lasts at least until 8:00PM (EDT) on September 17. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to share their online fundraising page with friends and family via social media, text and email to help support their Scouting adventures. Don’t forget, Scouts can now record Online Direct orders in the Trail’s End App which is great for face-to-face and over-the-phone selling! Learn More
Camp Trask Closure Notice
As many of you know the Bobcat Fire is threatening many of our Scouting families who live in the Foothill communities along the 210-freeway corridor. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as this ordeal continues to unfold. Camp Trask located in Monrovia Canyon Park is also being threatened and is part of the Monrovia evacuation order that is currently issued. Read More
Earn Patches for Being Strong!
While everyone is itching to get outdoors, sometimes it's a little difficult to get motivated to log off our devices and get moving. Why not make it a unit challenge to see who can earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award? There's also a Unit award that includes some great ideas to add movement to your (virtual) meetings and a patch for older Scouts who complete exercises to combat non-prescription medication abuse. Read More
Scouting Financial Assistance Request Form
Part of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council’s commitment to our community is to ensure that Scouting is available to every child. This includes providing funding resources for families that want to participate in Scouting but are experiencing financial strain. Our Council has funds available for families for who are in need of assistance with the National Registration and local program fees. 
By Clicking Here, you will be transported to the Financial Assistance Request Form. Please complete the form and submit it. A response to your request along with additional instructions will be returned to you within five business days.
Service Project of Troop 502
This project was for the benefit of Matt Shepard. He wanted to turn his back yard into a nice place to host Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings... Read More
New Cub Scout Virtual Challenges
Though these challenging times, we want to continue to keep the Cub Scout Adventures going. Learn More
Interested in Law Merit Badge?
Saturday, November 14 from 9am until 4:00pm come check out a unique experience that allows Scouts interested in legal careers to complete the requirements for Scouting's Law Merit Badge. It will provide Scouts with an understanding of criminal law, civil law, legal history and the opportunity to participate in a mock trail. Click here for more information and registration.
Small Group Reopening Webinar Recap Video and Presentation
On the evening of 9/2, the members of our Council program team held a meeting to outline further guidance in our preparations to reopen program. Over 500 members of our Scouting community were in attendance as we unveiled what we know, what programs are currently available, and what programs that we anticipate to be available. We have created this chart to help units make decisions on the programs they will provide in the coming weeks and monthsClick Here to read more, see the chart and presentations.
Get Ready for the Next Exciting Installment of Family Fun Fest
The three-hour Facebook Live extravaganza will be jam-packed with cool demonstrations, interviews and giveaways. Not only will the upcoming event include exciting Pinewood Derby races, but you’ll also learn how to yo-yo, craft a Snap Ships spacecraft toy, make a constellation projector, build an archery quiver, construct a birdhouse and create slime. Who doesn’t love slime? The free online event will also feature an interview with an astronaut about his time in space... Read More
GLAAC Scout Shops Are Here For You!
Just in time for Fall Recruitment, we are excited to announce that we have created a new shopping request form for you to purchase any of our 600 Uniform and Uniform related products online. Like our Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA Advancement forms, you can select the items and have them gathered, bagged, and set aside for you to pickup in-store, contactless curbside, or have the items shipped directly to you. See More
Forest Service Temporarily Closes Eight National Forests, Adds
Prohibitions in Others
VALLEJO, Calif., September 7, 2020—Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures, Read More
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