Weekly Scouter Update
July 30, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Let’s Get Excited About Fall Cub Recruiting!
In a normal year it would be hard to believe that August is right around the corner. With this year’s challenges it is even more incredible to think about what our world is continuing to endure through the pandemic. 

Scouting will persist and we are depending on our unit partners now more than ever to provide creative and innovative programs and to inspire their members to ask new families to be a part of Scouting. 

We will be holding our first ever Virtual Fall Recruitment Kickoff on August 10th at 7:00 PM. Read More
The Gathering of Eagles
 Are you considering a career in the field of law? This is your chance to hear from Eagle Scouts who work in this career. The Greater Los Angeles Area Council Eagle Scout Association will host a panel of Eagle Scouts who will share their insights in the legal profession. After their presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of these gentlemen. Unlike our previous GOEs, this one will done virtually on Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 PM.    Read More
August Cub Scout Challenge
Though these challenging times, we want to continue to keep the Cub Scout Adventures going.

We encourage you to join us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to view our Cub Scouting Videos. As you complete the challenges, please share with us your progress and projects.
Swimming & Lifesaving
These Merit Badge classes were held at Camp Trask July 13-17, 2020. Nine scouts swam and earned merit badges this week at Trask. All CDC, State, County and BSA safety measures were enforced. Swimmers practiced in the water with their own family members; social distancing was maintained between family groups, and common areas were sanitized regularly.  Read More
Troop 258 Teamed up Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
They needed help protecting native plants on the PV Peninsula, so we joined their “Adopt-A-Plot” program to take ownership of an area in the Lunada Bay Canyon.
Volunteers were taught how to identify native and non-native plant species and to create a “halo” around the native ones...
Calling All Unit Leaders & Scouts Sign Up for Online Camp Card Sales NOW Before It’s Too Late! GREAT JOB to Wyatt Morimoto-Woo from Troop 7 in Pasadena who raised over $450 in online camp card sales by simply creating his own camp cards webpage (a 2-minute process) and promoting to friends and families through Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
2020 Popcorn Campaign
A special thanks to all the units and Scout families that participated in our annual popcorn fundraiser last year. The 2020 Popcorn Campaign is on its way! We have all the information you need for a successful campaign in one place, please click here  to sign up to this year’s campaign and obtain all the resources and key dates.
Eagle Scout Rank Age Extensions
Some months ago, councils were given the temporary authority due to the current pandemic situation, through September 30, 2020, to grant Eagle age extensions for 3 months.These extensions could be granted only in situations where it can be established that COVID-19 disruptions were the only circumstances that delayed work on Eagle Scout/Summit/Quartermaster advancement requirements, such as the service project or merit badges. Extensions for Eagle are only granted to youth who have already achieved Life Rank. Read More
Pack 490 gets creative with its “drive through” COVID-safe promotion ceremony. Well done Cubmaster Clark Mason and Pack 490 Cub Scouts!
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Every Wednesday , we will send timely updates to our Scouting community. The goal is to provide a shorter newsletter each week, which covers essential announcements and information for unit and district leaders. 

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