Weekly Scouter Update
August 26, 2020 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA
Cub Scout Membership Growth Week
Don’t forget that we are kicking off our Cub Scout Membership Growth season all next week with virtual join events Monday-Thursday at 7:00 PM. Unit representatives and perspective families will receive the zoom invitations on Saturday along with any final instructions on how to make the best impression. All members of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council family can help us to promote these events by putting up a yard sign and pitching a tent next to it in your front yards. Your efforts will help in recruiting the next generation of community leaders! For more information about our Zoom events or obtaining a yard sign, please email Gary Carroll at gary.carroll@scouting.org
Scouts BSA Aquatic Advancements
This swim session is IN-PERSON at Camp Trask for aquatic rank advancements on August 29, 2020. A parent, or other family member, is encouraged to come prepared to get into the pool and join in the fun and engaging activities. Register Now
Attention 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
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!
Dynamic Skills Merit Badge Day
Learn some Dynamic Skills at Camp Trask!
October 17, 2020 from 8 am - 4 pm
Scouts BSA Shooting Sports
December 11-13, 2020 at Camp Trask
Come get your marksman on!!
Archery, Rifle and Shotgun Register Now
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
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has greatly altered the operations of the council service centers and Scout shops. While the Council Service Center remains closed under orders from the State, County, and local governments, a small staff remains to serve the Scouting community as much as possible.

During these challenging times, our council staff is prepared to provide the customer service and support to unit leaders via telephone, email or by appointment at the service centers. Click here to reach a member of our staff.

Our Scout Shops are also open Tuesday through Saturday in Pasadena and at the Cabrillo/San Pedro Location. The LA Scout Shop is available by appointment only or for curbside pickup Monday through Friday. Click here for the Scout Shop webpage.
New Cub Scout Virtual 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. Learn More
Troop 777 Hosts Trail to First Class at Trask
The weekend of July 31st and August 1st, Troop 777 from Diamond Bar was able to conduct its own Trail to First Class program, in a Day Camp format at Camp Trask. With the cancellation of this year’s summer camp, we wanted to provide an alternative experience to our new Scouts. Otherwise they would have been left with nothing. Our adult leaders banded together to plan this event and we relied heavily on our older scouts, many of whom were NYLT-trained, to provide instruction. Read More
Support Our Local Scout Shops!
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
Submit Your Articles For Our Weekly Scouter Update
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.