Weekly Scouter Update
March 11, 2021 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
GLAAC will be hosting the first Scouting for Food Drive of 2021 on March 27, 2021. I am currently looking for hosts for this event. Hosts can be individual scout families, a pack, troop, crew, ship, or lodge that can host at their charter location (with COVID distancing in place). GLAAC would love to have representation from each district. The need is great & the more hosts we have, the better we can do! Please reach out to me at cissie.andrews@hotmail.com if you would like to host or participate. And, we love repeat hosts! Anyone who hosted in September, November or December knows what an awesome experience this is! Thanks to everyone’s generosity and support we collected over 29 tons of food, thousands of $$ in grocery store gift cards, toiletries, and clothes in 2020! It was a major success and scores of families benefitted. Please let me know if we can count on you again! Thank you!
Scout Shop Launches Adventure Series Campaign
No matter your definition of adventure, it’s time to get ready. Scout Shop has pulled together all the info you need to get your backcountry excursions started. From great tips to a 25% off sale on select outdoor gear (through March 14), Scout Shop is the place to begin planning.
Click Here for our Scout Shops.
Camping Program Highlight: Shooting Sports
Our shooting sports program at Camp Big Horn at Circle X Ranch is top notch in Scouting, headed by Pat “Peaches” Rogers. Our shooting sports department includes; Rifle, Shotgun, Cowboy Action shooting, Archery, and roving archery! Roving Archery is a brand new program for us this summer! It will take Scouts on a course throughout our property, Scouts will put their agility skills to the test on the new course! Shooting Sports is an important area for Scouts to learn during their career in the program. It teaches about proper gun use, safety on the range and safety of the gun. This program is a highlight to many
Scouts during their time at camp. Come check it out! We still have spots available!
Final Call! - Camp Big Horn at Circle X Ranch is filling up quickly for the Summer of 2021! Our camp is nestled in the San Bernadino Mountain Range just above Lake Arrowhead, CA.

We have a brand new program in store for you! Learn More
APRIL 29, 2021 7:00 TO 8:00 PM
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2020 Merit Badge Rankings: A List Rewritten by the Pandemic
Scouts found safe ways to camp in 2020, helping the Camping merit badge remain in the top 10. But all that time spent at home with families helped a new merit badge become No. 1. (BSA file photo)
The pandemic didn’t stop Scouts from earning merit badges in 2020, but it did cause a dramatic shift in which merit badges Scouts earned most. Read More
Cub Chat Live!
Is a weekly 30-minute Facebook Live event sponsored by Scouting Magazine featuring the National Director of Cub Scouting and/or the National Volunteer Chair of Cub Scouting as they present live on a different topic each week and answer questions from the audience. Topics are timely focusing on current issues and concerns for our youngest scouters.. Read More
Thank You for Supporting the Be the Change Event
The February 21st Be the Change event was a wonderful success, garnering more than a hundred thousand views from around the country (and even around the world) celebrating the accomplishments of the members of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts and the leadership
of all Eagle Scouts past and present! 
Venture Crew Officer Orientation Flash Conversion 
Crew Officers Orientation is back up and running with a conversion from flash. This version will allow Crews to offer the same training to Crew Officers while Scouting U works on a full revision of the course. This course is designed for Venturing youth that hold elected officer positions within their Crew. It can also be used by adult leaders to review the duties of these officers.
Every Scout is a Messenger of Peace
Scouts do some amazing things, from simple community actions to large-scale projects such as preventing bullying in schools in the UK, helping street gangs in El Salvador to reduce violence, cleaning up a playground in Texas, and planting millions of trees all over Africa. Throughout its history, Scouting has inspired its millions of members to make a difference – applying their leadership to creating a better world. MoP is a World Scouting Initiative, which encourages Scouts to do community service and tell the story of their experience in order to inspire others to action. Read More
Belcher Eagle Scout Scholarship
Each year the Greater Los Angeles Area Council awards up to three Belcher Scholarships to Eagle Scouts. The Donald D. and M. Marie Belcher Charitable Foundation has established a special scholarship fund for Eagle Scouts in our council who have plans to attend a four-year college or university following high school graduation. The funding will be a 2-year $7,000 college scholarship awarded each year in the amount of $3,500 the first year, renewable for a second year, with at least 24 college credits completed and a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above. Read More
High Adventure Awards
Effective immediately the National Scout Shop (Cabrillo) and the Council Scout Stores (Cushman-Watt and San Gabriel Valley Store) will not longer be selling HAT Awards.Those awards can be bought directly from the GLAAC High Adventure Team. Please email us at
awards@glaac-hat.org to order them.
Aquatics Safety
How Unit Leaders Can Help Be Prepared for Future Aquatic Activities. As we look ahead to a time when many aquatic activities could eventually resume, this is how to Be Prepared. Read More
Technology Update:
As we implement new tools to communicate directly with commissioners, your feedback has been valuable. We look forward to hearing more from you about how best to provide you with the information you need. Learn More
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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