Weekly Scouter Update Newsletter

Weekly Scouter Update

March 2, 2022 | Greater Los Angeles Area Council, BSA

2022 Rocket Academy

We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship, zooming through the sky! join the fun at Firestone Scout Reservation for our annual Rocket Academy! We are welcoming Cubs and their families to shoot rockets into space and enjoy the many events available for the weekend.
Have you registered for Rocket Academy yet? Register today to join the fun!
Click Here for Cub Scout Rocket Academy – March 25-27, 2022

Cub Adventures in the Wild - You’re Invited!

Join us at our Cub Scout Adventures in the Wild Day happening March 19th 8:30 am – 3 pm at our very own Firestone Camp Reservation. This great day of adventures is designed to help Cub Scouts wrap up the adventures for their current rank as the bridging season is upon us, or to kick start their journey to their next rank if they recently bridged. The event requires registration in advance through the GLAAC website. Sign up Now

Getting to know the Field Staff and Their Role!

For the upcoming weeks we will be featuring a Field Staff member and the role that they play. For a better understanding of the responsibilities please Click Here.

2022 Annual Council Annual Dinner

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
This year the Greater Los Angeles Area Council is hosting its 2022 Council Silver Beaver Dinner on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Join us in celebrating a wonderful award for amazing adult volunteers. Click Here for our list of recipients, more information and registration.

The Belcher Scholarship

The Donald D. and M. Marie Belcher Charitable Foundation has established a special scholarship fund for Eagle Scouts who have plans to attend a four-year college or university following high school graduation.
To learn more and apply Click Here. Applications due April 1, 2022.

AB 506 is Effective Immediately

All staff and volunteers 18 years of age or older and who have direct contact with, or supervision of, children for more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours per year must complete a Live Scan background check (the digital version of inked fingerprinting) and online mandated reporter training. Learn More

Samuel’s Eagle Project

Samuel’s Eagle Project is a 5K Walkathon advocating for Drug Awareness in teens between ages of 14-17. His project is currently sponsored by the DEA’s (Drug Enforcement Administration) Red Ribbon Patch Program and is supported by various other Law Enforcement Agencies in our local area. For more information on how to participate and support Samuel’s project Click Here.

Mini Golf Pop-Up at Cabrillo - One Day Only!

Bring your family and friends to play 18 holes of miniature golf Sunday, March 27 at Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center. Course opens at 1pm and closes at 4pm. No reservations are required–first come, first served. This is a unique opportunity for Scout families as well the general public to enjoy some family fun on our beautiful waterfront.
Click Here for more information.

Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award

We are seeking nominations for recipients for the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Education Award. The Fretwell Award is presented by local Scouters to teachers, educational support staff, and school administrators who stand out from their professional peers in instilling Scouting values in their students. Learn More

Training Corner

Check out all the upcoming training opportunities! We have everything from Wood Badge, Remote First Aid and so much more. Click Here to see more!

Scout Day - LA Giltinis vs. Utah Warriors

Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 PM
We have amazing opportunity to attend the LA Giltinis (Rugby) game on March 13, 2022! By purchasing a $25 dollar ticket to attend not only will you have a great outing, but you will also be giving back to Scouting. LA Giltinis vs. Utah Warriors at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Click Here for more information and registration.

A Fascinating Look at the History of the Pinewood Derby

Decades before precision starting gates, glow-in-the-dark cars and electronic finish lines that measure time to the thousandth of a second, there was a two-lane wooden track in California. Did you know that the Pinewood Derby was started in our own Pacifica District? If you would like to know more, Click Here.

Tuku’ut Lodge Annual Memorabilia Show, Auction & Trade-O-Ree

Where: Cushman-Watt Scout Center
When: March 4th 2022 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM; March 5th 2022; doors open at 8:00 AM
Who: All Scouts and Scouters, come on down!
Why: All proceeds of the Trade-O-Ree will benefit Tuku’ut Lodge. What: Memorabilia Show, TOR and Auction is a place where all can come to look at Scouting memorabilia displays, as well as buy, sell and trade patches and other memorabilia. There will be a wide assortment of Boy Scout material at the silent and live auctions. Click Here for more information.

Camping Corner - Welcome to Adventure!

For all the info you’ll need about the adventure that awaits at our Council camps, look no further! From exploring the high sea on Catalina at Camp Cherry Valley to testing your skills as a ranger at Camp Big Horn, its nonstop action, adventuring, and learning!  
For behind the scenes and other cool stuff, follow our camps on Instagram! If dates or registration are what you’re looking for, please Click Here to visit our camp webpages. 
Click Here for our 2022 Camp Big Horn Scouts BSA Summer Camp
Click Here for our 2022 Camp Cherry Valley Scouts BSA Summer Camp