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February 7, 2015

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January 17 Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure you are ready to make the transition, a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available.

Cubmaster Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 8 a.m. (Central), or
aturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. (Central)

Den Leader Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. (Central), or
aturday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. (Central)

LDS-Specific Considerations*
Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. (Central), or
aturday, January 17, at 6 p.m. (Central)

* It is recommended that those interested in the LDS session view one of the role-specific sessions first.

Although the content will be geared to the roles listed, anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program is welcome to attend.

The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

It’s easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to and you are ready to view the webcast!

As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program, please go to

Help spread the word about the webcasts to ensure others are ready for the new Cub Scouting program!


Fellow Scouters:

Risk Management LogoSwimming and boating have long  been a big part of Scouting – many of us remember the waterfront at summer camp, learning to recover a swamped canoe, or being awarded a BSA Lifeguard patch.

Is your Unit planning a swimming or boating activity this year ?  BSA has some excellent resources to assist you in having FUN and being SAFE. Check out online for the:

AND, a relatively new publication, to assist you as a UNIT leader, in planning fun and safe UNIT sponsored aquatic activities – “Aquatic Supervision” (BSA No. 34346 / 2013 Printing) – which you can purchase at your local Service Center.  This is an excellent publication to support your Unit activities.

Attached are some of the superb resources from this new publication.

Yours in FUN Scouting

George Brown
Los Padres Council
Risk Management Chair


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We are so glad that you are involved in Scouting. Whether you are a parent, a leader, or a volunteer, you make a tremendous difference in the lives of young people through your commitment to Scouting.

We are excited about the new Scouting year and all of the fun that is in store for kids. Wouldn't it be great to have some of your friends or son's best friends involved, or maybe neighbors, or teammates?

Let's invite them to join the adventure of Scouting. We've created this video you can forward to them that explains Scouting and the potential it has to build men of great character for our country's future.

Like this awesome video on Facebook. Or share it with your friends by email or on other social media channels! While you're at it, invite them to visit your next pack, troop, or crew meeting!

Have a great Scouting year!

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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.2014 Friends of Scouting Campaign2014 Friends of Scouting Logo

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 2014.

Click on the 2014 Logo and it will take you directly to a page in which you can make your donation.

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

2014 Friends of Scouting Goals and Achievement

October 19, 2014

District Campaign Actual Goal Percent
Cachuma $15,801 $25,000 63%
Camino Real $19,154 $38,000 50%
Del Norte $19,081 $45,500 42%
Live Oak $18,684 $44,000 42%
South Coast $61,062 $100,000 61%
Board Campaign $14,510 $25,000 58%
Direct Mail Campaign $3,210 $25,000 13%
Council Total $150,782 $302,500 49%

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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.

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Training Information

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Stop BullyingFor 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.

  • Healthy Kids Program
    BSA ADOPTS HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM. Learn what you can do...
  • 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...
  • Cyber Chip: New Tool for Internet Awareness
    Age appropriate requirements to earn the new Cyber Chip - a tool for Internet Awareness.
  • 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.


  • April 17-19 Camino Real at Camp French
  • April 17-19 Live Oak at VAFB
  • April 17-19 South Coast at Rancho Alegre
  • April 24-26 Del Norte at TBD

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 Rebecca Fields ( or Ron Walsh (

Copy, fliers, forms, and photographs should be sent to volunteer Webmaster ( 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
            Tuesday thru Friday
            Closed Saturday, Sunday & Monday

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 thru Friday;
            Saturday: 10 am to 1:30 pm;
            Closed Sunday

Atascadero Service Center
7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
Atascadero, CA 93422
Office: (805)461-4018
Fax: (805) 461-4021
Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday:
             10:00 am - 5:00 pm'
            closed for lunch  
            Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
            closed Sunday,  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


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