Los Padres CouncilProgram Principles


You're not alone!  There are plenty of online resources available to assist you in your responsibilities as a Scout Leader. Below are a few of those tested sites that other Scouters have recommended. If you find a new one, be sure to let your webmaster know.


General Resources
  • US Scouting Service Project

    • This unofficial website is a tremendous resource which complements the official BSA website. Located in this electronic treasure chest are clip art, advancement and merit badge materials, informative articles, and proven program techniques.

For program resources for your unit, click on one of the logos listed below. You will be taken to a page showing suggestions and program helps. The box "Local Units" will take you to a list of Los Padres Council units having their own website.


Cub Scouts

Boy Scouts


Local Units


Santa Barbara Service Center

Main Administrative Office
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Office: (805) 967-0105
Fax: (805) 967-5094
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Santa Maria Service Center

Santa Maria Town Center Mall
228 Town Center East (2nd Floor)
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Office: (805) 925-1955
Fax: (805) 925-9206
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm;

Closed Sunday

Atascadero Service Center

7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
Atascadero, CA 93422
Office: (805) 461-4018
Fax: (805) 461-4021

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday


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