Weekly Scouter Update
September 17, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Scouting for Food COVID Style
On a smoke-filled Saturday, GLAAC families & friends turned out in force to support our first council-wide Scouting for food COVID style! With nine delivery points and other collections at the pack, troop, crew, & ship level, we collected just about 2,000 pounds of food! Toiletries & clothing were also collected & donated to help support our neighbors in need... Read More
Cabrillo Merit Badge Day Camp - September 25 – 27, 2020
We are providing Scouts the opportunity to further their journey towards Eagle Scout, so sign up now for Merit Badge Classes at our beautiful camp Cabrillo! Hurry because class sizes are limited to no more than ten participants, except for Aquatics and Pioneering Merit Badge, which is limited to eight. Click Here for the Participant Guide. Click Here to Register.
Camp Trask - Bobcat Fire Update
The Bobcat Fire began in the Angeles National Forest in Azusa, CA, on Sunday, September 6, and now threatens the foothill communities of Duarte, Bradbury, Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, and Altadena. Many of you have asked whether Trask Scout Reservation has been impacted by this fire. 
Some of the upper campsite areas of camp and the shotgun range were damaged by fire. Thankfully, Camp Trask remains largely intact thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Monrovia Fire and Rescue and other fire departments which battled back the fire and created fire breaks and controlled burns to protect the property. Click Here to see update on 9/12 at 4:27 p.m. for details )
We are thankful for the 1,158 personnel assigned to the fire. To date, 44,393 acres have burned with 3% containment. As a small gesture of our appreciation, Ranger Anthony Villalobos dropped off some drinks and snacks at the command center on Saturday (photo attached). We continue to monitor the situation and are concerned about those who are affected by the fire and smoke.
Intro to outdoor leader skills
Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First-Class rank. Read More
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
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
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
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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