Weekly Scouter Update
January 28, 2021 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Be Prepared Episode 1 Entrepreneurship Gathering of Eagles Event
(Thursday, March 4th at 5:00 to 6:00 PM)
As our society and economy rapidly changes, more people are starting their own companies and beginning the journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. On the road to success lay many pitfalls, and failure is common.

Join us as we talk with Eagle Scout Dave Berkus about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and financially independent. Discover strategies to maximize your success and find out what it really takes to start your own company. Read More
Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself?
Working at camp provides you with the opportunity to; Live, play and work in the outdoors, go on active adventures daily, make new friends from all over the world and country, learn leadership skills, become a Child’s hero and of course many more things. Working at camp cultivates many things such as oral communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, collaborative skills, and most importantly creativity. Working at camp is a very unique experience, every day you will not only have fun, and learn real life skills but you will truly be making a difference.
“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.
Pinewood Derby Photo and Video Assets Now Available in BSA Brand Center 
With Pinewood Derby season going on now, check out the many new photos and videos available in the BSA Brand Center to help you promote the Pinewood Derby locally. Many of the new assets feature youth and adults in face coverings.

Note: When sharing photos and videos that do not feature face coverings or social distancing, it may be important for you to state that these images were captured prior to the pandemic as a disclaimer alongside the image. View Photos
Virtual Hikes, Backyard Campouts and Zoom Meetings
As 11th graders at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Kieran Lyons and Henry Johnson have spent the better part of this year at home learning how to be good students, remotely. But as leaders in Manhattan Beach’s Boy Scout Troop 713 — they’re the ones who are teaching. 
Under normal circumstances Lyons and Johnson, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, respectively, would be organizing snorkeling trips for the younger scouts in Troop 713, leading campouts and running fundraisers...
Click here to read more.
SAVE THE DATE
VIRTUAL CELEBRATION TO HONOR THE 2020 EAGLE SCOUTS
APRIL 29, 2021 7:00 TO 8:00 PM
More information to follow.
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 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award-Deadline Extended
The GLAAC Eagle Scout Association Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the National Eagle Scout Association 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.

To the extent possible, please complete sections 1, 2 and 4, provide a separate attachment describing the nominee’s professional, community and / or avocational achievements, and submit at least one paragraph summarizing why you consider the nominee to be outstanding and/or distinctive.

Completed nomination applications should be emailed to cicily.gardea@scouting.org and must be received by March 1, 2021, to be considered. Alternatively, completed nomination applications may be mailed, to be received by March 1, 2021, to:
 
Cicily Gardea
Greater Los Angeles Area Council BSA
2333 Scouting Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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
Woods Services Award Deadline Extended
The Woods Services Award is a national-level recognition for volunteer adults who provide outstanding service to Scouts with special needs. Nominees must be currently registered as a member of the Boy Scouts of America and have three or more years of service in any Scouting capacity related to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and/or Venturers with disabilities. The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2021. Download the application here.
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.