Weekly Scouter Update
July 22, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Camp Out In Place
Friday, July 24th to Saturday, July 25th.
Register Online Today!

Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you cannot camp out! Units plan your week-end camp out today. Patrols and dens should plan a meal for dinner and lunch, you should also plan some type of patrol or den activity!
The Next Gathering of Eagles
 The Council's 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 be done virtually on Thursday, July 30th at 5:30 PM.   Learn More
We Are Pleased To Offer The Following New Merit Badge Courses
Art Merit Badge is being taught by Della McDougal, an emerging artist from our area. It will be a combination of an online introductory course along with an in-person experience at Camp Trask (please be sure that you can attend both before registering). The total cost is $30.00 per participant and that includes the $10.00 registration fee and the $20.00 cost of materials needed to complete this merit badge.

Due to overwhelming popularity, we are adding additional Personal Management Merit Badge courses. They are being taught by our very own merit badge coordinator Bernadette Hendry who is a leader amongst her banking peers. We hope you sign up for these amazing experiences with our outstanding volunteer counselors.  Learn More
July Cub Scout 31 Day Challenge
Though these challenging times, we want to continue to keep the Cub Scout Adventures going. So join us on the July 31 Day Cub Scouting Challenge!
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.
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! Let us know if your unit is selling this fall! To sign up  Click Here. If you already registered, Thank You! The Show & Sell Unit Orders will be due on August 24th by 9:00 p.m.
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
Scouter shares moments of watching son with cerebral palsy march in the Rose Parade
Ethan Coe-Renner, an Eagle Scout with Troop 21 in Pasadena, was part of the Tournament Troop this year. Ethan has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting his motor skills and balance, a source of many falls. Scouting has helped him face those physical challenges, his mother Kerrianne says. Read More
The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award
The Oscar-winning actor, philanthropist and military officer was a Scout in Troop 3 of Indiana, Pa. As an adult, he was a dedicated friend of Scouting and received the Silver Buffalo Award, the BSA’s top honor for adult volunteers. In a 1980 speech, Stewart called the Scout Oath, “40 words … that can make an awfully big difference.” Read More
Adventure Report: Indoor Outdoor Camping from Home
In early May, more than 30 Cub Scouts, siblings, and parents from Pack 738 held its first ever Indoor Outdoor Camping from Home experience while Scouting at Home. All of the pack’s dens participated.
Manhattan Beach Rotary Club Honored
The Rotary Club, which charters four units in Pacifica District, was commended with a Youth Service Award from International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians is composed of Rotarians in 45 countries that work to promote Scouting...  Read More
Troop 191 Virtual Court of Honor 
Troop 191's summer Court of Honor successfully transitioned to a video format so families could celebrate online. In addition to recognizing the many ranks and badges earned by Scouts over the past few months, the video included a special segment. Jason Abboud, Andrew Carpenter, and Blake Carpenter were honored by the National Court of Honor... Read More
Submit Articles For The Weekly Scouter Update
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. 

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 .