Weekly Scouter Update
January 20, 2021 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
A Scout Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
“Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. King devoted his life as a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of 15.

Dr. King received his B.A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College. Morehouse College a distinguished African American institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. Read More
Three Things to Know About Why Scouts Use The "fleur-de-lis"
It’s worn by kings and queens, Pelicans and Saints, and Scouts and Scouters. It’s found atop iron fence posts at private homes and famous landmarks, including London’s Buckingham Palace, and, perhaps most important of all, it has it is a emoji!

So why do Scouts use the fleur-de-lis? The fleur-de-lis, a three-pointed, flowerlike symbol with rich historical significance, is an essential part of Scouting iconography. The BSA’s version of the fleur-de-lis is found in the movement’s official logos and all over the uniforms of Cub Scouts and members of Scouts BSA. Read More
Virtual Silver Beaver Award Celebration
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 PM - Virtual Program

Greater Los Angeles Area Council will recognize the
Class of 2020 Silver Beaver Recipients
Andrea Denise Arias – San Gabriel Valley District
Brian Lee Best – Pio Pico District
William John Burton – Board of Directors
Matthew Chavez – Metropolitan District
Daniel J. Garcia – San Gabriel Valley District
John Hagop Kedeshian – Board of Directors
Salvador Rodriguez – El Camino Real District
Eric Schirding – Board of Directors
John Michael Sherrard – Rose Bowl District
Brian William Snaer, DDS – Rose Bowl District

“Be the Change” Event for the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts
We are inviting everyone to join us for a celebration of service, leadership, and the groundbreaking accomplishments of the first female Eagle Scouts during the upcoming “Be the Change” event. This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live on February 21, 2021, at 8pm ET. Click here for more details about the event, and be sure to invite others to view this special, historic event.
San Gabriel Valley Scout Shop Closed Until Spring 2021
This is a reminder that the Pasadena Scout Shop on Sierra Madre has been closed. A new Scout shop will open in the spring of 2021. More details on where will be announced shortly. Administrative services have been consolidated at the Cushman Watt Scout Center located at 2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Until the new San Gabriel Valley Scout Shop opens. Click here for more information and current locations that are ready to serve.
NESA Scholarships Available
The National Eagle Scout Association has a number of scholarships available for Eagle Scouts, some in the thousands of dollars. If you know a Scout who has earned the rank of Eagle, you should show them this site of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are awarded annually to an Eagle Scout who has shown academic performance, financial need, and active participation in school and Scouting activities. Learn More
National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

The GLAAC Eagle Scout Association Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. This is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council's NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level.

The NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact in the community.
 
Click here for more information about the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.
 
Click here for the nomination application and accompanying instructions and eligibility requirements.

Completed applications should be emailed to cicily.gardea@scouting.org and must be received by February 8, 2021, to be considered.
Summer Camp is an Important Chapter in Child’s Time in Scouting.
Camp provides Scout’s with the opportunity to meet new people, meet those who are different than ones self, gain self confidence through activities, and most importantly have fun...

Scouts get to get outside and truly experience Scouting’s outdoor adventure programs. Summer Camp allows your child to develop independence, a child experiences time away from their parent possibly even for the first time. Read More
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