Weekly Scouter Update
September 23, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Silver Beaver – Call for Nominations!
The Silver Beaver Award is given by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation of the local council, to persons who have given outstanding service to youth over an extended period of time. The local Council will present a limited number of Silver Beaver Awards each year, according to the number of registered units in the council.

This award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, but not limited to Scouting. Because individuals may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered.
2020 Virtual Architecture
Merit Badge Day
We are pleased to announce a partnership with the AC Martin Architectural Design Firm! They have generously agreed to provide instruction in the Architecture Merit Badge for up to 60 of our Scouts. There will be one class that will meet on three dates (10/14, 10/21, 10/28). The cost is $20.00 per Scout. Click Here for more information and registration!
Chartered Organization Representative Training (D72)
In this training, you will learn the basics of BSA programs & standards and the role of the Chartered Organization and the Chartered Organization Representative.

This virtual classroom-facilitated course follows the same training plan as presented in the online modules. Learn More
Female Eagle Scouts - Important Update  
A historic recognition of the BSA’s first female Eagle Scouts will take place in February 2021. In order to avoid potentially introducing incentives for leaders, troops or Scouts to prioritize expediency or engage in behavior counter to Scouting’s values, the BSA will officially recognize an Inaugural Class of female Eagle Scouts in on Scouting’s 111th birthday, February 8, 2021.
Leadership Laurels Outdoor Training (B.A.L.O.O. & IOLS)
October 17, 2020
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Camp Trask
Cost: $35 per adult/ $20 per youth
Intro to outdoor leader skills
October 3, 2020
Location: Cabrillo Beach Youth Center Cost: $35.00.
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
Alumni Award
There is a Scouter recognition knot that many Scouters may earn that you might not have heard, but it has been around a number of years. This knot is called the Alumni Award. This award has not been promoted in our council, up until now.   Read More
When Troop 378 Senior Patrol Leader Enzo Ishihara’s leaders told him about an opportunity to construct and distribute 3D-printed face shields for first responders and essential workers in Torrance, Calif., “we could see his face light up,” remembers Assistant Scoutmaster Brian Sanderson... 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
What You Need to Know About the Journey to Excellence Updates
JTE recognition program for districts and councils is discontinued, but the Unit recognition program continues. Read More
Homemade Salsa Contest
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be hosting a Salsa Competition on October 10th at the Pocket Park! So get out your mortar and pestle and start grinding your ingredients. Learn 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.
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.
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
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