Weekly Scouter Update
October 2, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
2020 Virtual Good Character Gala Virtual Event
The Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA is proud to honor chairman and secretary for Hoffman Associates, Inc., CEO of Hoffman Video Systems (ret) Kristoffer ‘Kris’ Popovich
Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Learn More
Rifle and Shotgun Scouts BSA Troop Shoot (October 10, 17, 2020)
Come enjoy an hour at the Rifle and Shotgun ranges of Firestone Scout Reservation. You will be given twenty-five .22LR shells and 5 shotgun shells per person. Each session is limited to 12 Scouts/Scouters at a time.  Click Here for more information and registration!
SSL - Greatest Scout Camp In The World 1,347 Scouts from around the world submitted their nominations for the greatest Scout camp in the world. A total of 284 camps from 14 countries were nominated.  THE TOP FIVE CAMPS will be announced on the upcoming episode of Scout Saturday Live! on October 10th. Learn More
Donor Spotlight: Bruce & Judy Davis
In 1994, long-time Scouters and donors, Bruce and Judy Davis, formed a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) using appreciated stock. The Trust was to pay up to 6% of the Trust value or the amount earned in a year, paid quarterly by check. They put in $27,800 in appreciated stock that had a cost basis of about $1,500. Had the couple cashed out the stock, they would have paid about $11,000 in capital gains taxes. By making a gift of appreciated stock, they avoided taxes on the sale of the stock. At the creation of the CRUT, Bruce and Judy were 55 and 51 years old, respectively. Based on their ages, they received a charitable deduction of $4,623 and saved $1,803 in income taxes. Overtime, the fund grew to about $56,000. Read More
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. November 1st is the deadline for nomination submissions.
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.
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
Leadership Laurels Training (B.A.L.O.O. & IOLS)
October 17, 2020
Location: TBA - Cabrillo?
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
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
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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