Weekly Scouter Update
August 19, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
2020 Fall Programming Kickoff Webinars - Summary
Providing a quality, year-round Scouting program should be the goal of every Scouting unit. This week we held our 2020 Fall Programming Kickoff Webinars for Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA. The Program Kickoff shared a number of recent updates, resources, in-person and virtual events planned this fall, and provide information on how unit’s (patrols or dens) may meet in-person by utilizing one of our camps.
Hello Dedicated Cubmasters and Den Leaders!
GLAAC is calling all registered Cub Scout Volunteers who are currently providing virtual program to their Cubs and having monthly virtual Pack and Den meetings.

As many of you might already know, we have been creating content for our families via Facebook, Instagram and TikTok with videos and monthly program challenges for the past 3 months! Read More
Welcome to Another Recharter Year! Every year, every unit in the Boy Scouts of America “BSA” goes through the process of renewing the charter that authorizes a community organization to operate the Scouting program through a Troop, Pack, Crew, Ship, or Post. The charter certifies the agreement between the chartered organization–an organization that agrees to utilize Scouting as a part of its service to youth–and the BSA.
Virtual 5K & 10k! Run - 9/4-11/2020
We are excited to announce our first Scouts on the Run partnered with Western Los Angeles County Council! Join us on a virtual 5K and 10k! What is Scouts on the Run? It’s a virtual 5k and 10k which allows Scouts, youth, and families to participate whether they run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood, or walk around the block. Or you can even run from your couch. Just make sure you follow social distancing guidelines. Sign up today!
Membership Growth
The Council’s Membership Growth Committee plan showcases a marketing partnership between Packs, the Council, and our National Service Center. It also provides detail about how our Virtual recruitment events will work during the week of August 31 – September 3, 2020. Finally, it outlines the actions that Pack volunteers can take to inspire their youth and families to invite others to join. Click here the recording and the corresponding slides.
Scout Shop Deals
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
Cub Scout Challenges
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.
Troop 777 Donation to Beverly Hospital
Troop 777, the “Magnificent Sevens”, from Diamond Bar conducted a donation drive to benefit Beverly Hospital in Montebello for their COVID-19 Campaign Fund.
The idea was crafted by Willie Y. of the Panda Patrol; although there were some initial challenges in how the donated funds were to be collected, twelve families were able to contribute a total of $1,630.00. Read More
Submit Your Articles For Our 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.