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2016 FOS GOALS and ACHIEVEMENTS

Campaign Goals and Results
Initial Report on January 18, 2016

2016 Friends of Scouting Campaign
District/Unit Campaign 2016 Goal 2016 Pledged % of Goal Average Donation No. of Donors
Cachuma District $20,000        
Camino Real District $40,000        
Del Norte District $41,000        
Live Oak District $37,000        
South Coast District $100,000          
Direct Mail Campaign $20,000        
Board Campaign $100,000        
TOTAL $358,000        

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Each year, our Scout parents, leaders and community friends are asked to support some of the hidden costs of Scouting. The Los Padres Council, which serves more than 9,000 youth and adults within San Luis and Santa Barbara counties, provides numerous benefits and annually spends in excess of $150 per youth to provide the Scouting program.

Friends of Scouting (brochure) provides for our Scouts and to numerous others. Our goal this year is to have 100% of our Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venture crews to hold a Friends of Scouting presentation. Each units full participation will guarantee that our Scouts and the thousands other Scouts across the central coast will receive the Scouting program in 2016.

Please contact your District Executive at your local council service center to schedule your Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentation today!

 

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SUMMER CAMPING

One of the major aims of Scouting is to get youth into the outdoors. Following is a list of some Summer 2016 opportunities to youth to experience and appreciate the outdoors:

For additional information about any of these Summer Camping Opportunities, contact the Rancho Alegre Program Office at alegre@hughes.net or (805) 686-5167.

ADVANCEMENT CHANGES

During the past two years BSA has made major changes to the Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Venturing rank advancement process.  This website has separate pages for both the Boy Scout and Cub Scout changes which more information may be obtained.

Boy Scout Rank Changes became effective January 1, 2016.  The 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook incorporates all these new and changing requirements.  Below are two useful links for boys in transition:

For information about these changes and other advancement changes and techniques, check out the January-February 2016 edition of Advancement News.  Older issues are available online at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/advancement_news.aspx


To learn more about these opportunities, click on the graphic or link

Take advantage of these general activities!
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2016 OA Dues

$15 for Calendar Year 2016

Online Registration

Offline Registration Form

Scout Sunday 2016

Scout Sunday/Scout Sabbath

Coming to a House of Worship Near You!

Check out the list of services occurring during February!

To have your service listed, click here.

Nuclear Science Merit Badge

Boy Scout Stem Day

February 27, 2016 (8:30-12:30)

PG&E Diablo Canyon Facility Education Center

Maximum of 60 Boy Scouts permitted to register

Informational Flyer

Be sure to (1) read merit badge pamphlet; (2) download merit badge worksheet; and (3) complete prerequisite requirements in introductory letter.

Spring Camporee

District Camporees

South Coast - Rancho Alegre
Live Oak/Cachuma - 
Camino Real - 
Camp French
Del Norte - Granite Hill

Archery

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Day

Rancho Alegre
Saturday, February 20, 2016

All registration must be completed online.

Two Sessions:  Morning          Afternoon

Spring Camporee

Cub Scout Day Camps

South Coast - 
Live Oak/Cachuma - 
Camino Real - 

Del Norte -

Here are some great training opportunities to make you a better leader!!

Spring Camporee

Council Training Policy

In order to provide a quality and safe program for the youth that we serve, Los Padres Council has established certain training standards that all adult volunteers must adhere. To read this policy, click here.

Trained Patch

Online Training

BSA offers a number of courses online, many of which are required to be completed annually. Among these are required courses Youth Protection Training, Weather Hazard Safety, Fast Start, Safe Swim Defense, and Safety Afloat. Update your training portfolio at www.myscouting.org.

College of Commissioner Science

March 19, 2016
Pasadena LDS Church

General Details of this Event

Informational Flyer 
Schedule of Classes 
Description of Classes

University of Scouting

October 8, 2016
Save the Date

To find out more about the training offered
at this event,
click here.

Wilderness First Aid Logo

Wilderness First Aid

April 8-9, 2016
Rancho Alegre

Wilderness First Aid Course

Informational Flyer

CPR/AED Course for those who require it

Wilderness First Aid Logo

Venturing Leader Training

March 5, 2016
Santa Maria LDS Church

More information/Online Registration

Informational Flyer

Varsity Leader Training

Varsity Leader Training

March 5, 2016
Santa Maria LDS Church

More Information/Online Registration

Informational Flyer

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
& Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders

February 26-27 - Rancho Alegre

March 5 and March 11 - Pioneer Park, Santa Maria

May 6-7 - Rancho Alegre

Basic Leader Training

Scoutmaster Specific Training

March 5, 2016

Santa Maria LDS Stake Center

Online Registration/More Information

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

St. John's Lutheran Church
Arroyo Grande

Online Registration

Informational Flyer

Wood Badge Certificate

Wood Badge

A premier training course for Scouters!

Requires 2 - 3 day weekend attendance
September 3-5 at Rancho Alegre
September 22-24 at Camp Three Falls

More Information

 

Trail Boss Training

February 20 and 1 day to be determined

This course is being sponsored by the Ventura County Council.
It is open to members of the Los Padres Council.
Registration must be made with the instructor
and/or the Ventura County Council.

Informational Flyer

High Adventure Camps

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  Way Point Philmont
  Way Point The Summit
  Way Point Northern Tier
  Way Point Jamboree
  Way Point Jamboree

 


Upcoming Council Scouting Events

Below you will find a list of the next 40 upcoming Council-wide events for Los Padres Council. To register and/or pay for any of these events, click on the line and it will take you directly to the registration page. For events beyond the last date, click on the link to the calendar.

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Council News

Check here for news releases and stories about upcoming Scouting events and changes. After each title is given a short synopsis of the article. Click on the title to read the entire article. Additional stories may be accessed by using the bottom link.

  • PRAY's NEW PrOGRAM
    PRAY is doing a Bible Basics Program for Scouts. Check out how you can earn these Scouting patches in this exciting new program
  • New Scouting Professionals Take Charge
    Carlos Cortez has been named the new Scout Executive/CEO of the Los Padres Council. Scott Oldenburg is the new Council Program Director.
  • Strategic Plan Adopted
    STRATEGIC PLAN ADOPTED -- At the annual meeting on January 20, 2015, the Los Padres Council adopted a new Strategic Plan to cover the Council for the future.
  • Scout Executive Departs after 6 Years
    Scout Executive accepts new position with the Boy Scouts. In her farewell address Becca Fields extends thanks to all.
  • Safe Meeting Environment
    The beginning of a new school year is a good time to check out the physical location of your meeting to make sure that they comply with safety rules and requlations.
  • Free Snake Bite Poster
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers is offering free-of-charge to Scout units a poster on identifying and treating snake bites...
  • International Spirit Award
    Learn how Scouts of all ages and Scouters can earn this Award.
  • Ten Weeks of Summer
    Prior week activities for Ten Weeks of Summer are detailed here.
  • New LDS Scouting Handbook Issued
    The LDS Church has issued a new handbook on Scouting in the LDS Church. May be downloaded. Also check out resources for LDS Units
  • Memorial Day Honor Roll
    Memorial Day Honor Roll being established for Scouts and Scouters of Los Padres, Mission, and Santa Lucia Councils.
  • Hot Air Ballooning Activity
    From the official BLOG of Scouting Magazine, BSA announces that certain forms of Hot Air Ballooning are now permissible activities. Read the details to find out what is permissible.
  • Top 20 and Bottom 20 Merit Badges of 2011
    Scouting Magazine has released the names of the top 20 and bottom 20 merit badges earned in 2011.

Additional news releases

Training Information

Every Scout is deserves a trained leader
Check out these courses!

    Los Padres Press (Council Newsletter)

    Stop Bullying

    For a BSA prepared Powerpoint presentation on bullying -
    Scout Version -
    Leader Version

     

    For a BSA prepared Powerpoint presentation on bullying - Scout Version - Leader Version Scouting’s values make it clear that bullying is not tolerated—both inside and outside of our organization. Our position on bullying—coupled with our commitment to serving America’s youth with a quality Scouting experience—provides Scout leaders a unique opportunity to teach respect and acceptance of others. --Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive


     

    Youth Protection and Risk Management Information

    To report a suspected case of child abuse in Scouting, download this form with instructions.

    • Safe Meeting Environment
      The beginning of a new school year is a good time to check out the physical location of your meeting to make sure that they comply with safety rules and requlations.
    • Free Snake Bite Poster
      The American Association of Poison Control Centers is offering free-of-charge to Scout units a poster on identifying and treating snake bites...
    • Hot Air Ballooning Activity
      From the official BLOG of Scouting Magazine, BSA announces that certain forms of Hot Air Ballooning are now permissible activities. Read the details to find out what is permissible.
    • Social Media and Scouting
      Your Unit, your Scouts, and social media
    • Guide to Safe Scouting Revised
      An updated version (edition March 2011) of the Guide to Safe Scouting was issued. Download your copy now.
    • Youth Safety is the Number 1 Concern
      Youth Safety is the Number 1 Concern of the BSA and our Los Padres Council.
    • Important Insurance Information for Volunteers
      REVISED INSURANCE POLICY FOR VOLUNTEER and SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: The Boy Scouts of America has revised its fact sheet on insurance coverage provisions for volunteers and sponsoring organizations.
    • Working with Scouts with Autism
      Most units have Scouts with learning challenges and leaders are not prepared. Prepared as a Woodbadge project, this article may help the leader with extending the Scouting experience to Scouts with autism.
    • Youth Protection Guidelines for Adults
      Revised Youth Protection Policy of the BSA which became effective in June 2010.

     


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    Promoting Scouting Events on the Website and in the Newsletter

    Los Padres Council will only promote approved Scouting events on its website, in its newsletter, and in social media. If you have any question about approval, contact either Carlos Cortez (Carlos.Cortez@scouting.org) or Scott Oldenburg (Scott.Oldenburg@scouting.org).

    Copy, fliers, forms, and photographs should be sent to volunteer Webmaster (RanchoAlegre@cox.net). Please send this material well in advance of the event.


    Los Padres Council
    Serving Scouting in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties

    4000 Modoc Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110

    (805) 967-0105; fax: (805) 967-5094

     

    Council Service Centers

    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
    229 Town Center Mall (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 1:30 pm;
       Saturday

    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'
       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

    Hours:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday
       Saturday hours are by appointment

    Closed  Sunday

     

     

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