BSA has issued three checklists to help units preparing for a camping trip and an event. All leaders are encouraged to download and copy these files and use them in the planning of future. These documents will be great supporting documents to prove due diligence has been used in planning any activity. The third document is a revision to the Meeting Space Inspection form.
The BSA National Office has two new SAFETY CHECKLISTS to help us deliver the promise that is Scouting in the safe and healthful environment we all desire. These can assist all staff and volunteers in planning and carrying out our campouts and other events in a safe manner. These checklists were developed by the National Office with the input of safety professionals and Scouters from around the nation.
I encourage you to use these for EVERY campout and event - let each and every one of us make this part of the "safety culture" that we work so hard to support. AND, don't forget that you have the Guide To Safe Scouting as an additional resource.
Please feel free to contact me at any time (firstname.lastname@example.org 805 459-4225) with any questions or concerns regarding safety / health / risk management here in the Los Padres Council.
Yours in FUN Scouting,
Risk Management Committee Chair
Los Padres Council, BSA
This is the year (2014) to attend Wood Badge, and this is the month (July) to sign up!
At Wood Badge you and other adult scouters from all programs will:
Acquire a global view of scouting
Experience the stages of team development and practice leadership approaches appropriate for those stages
Develop a renewed commitment to provide Scouting with the best possible leadership
Learn how to work effectively with scouts that have attended NYLT
For more information about Woodbadge, click on this link for a fuller explanation or email Brad Ross at email@example.com.
Become a Friend of Scouting
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 Campaign
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAMPOREE DATES - 2015
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ron Walsh (email@example.com).
Copy, fliers, forms, and photographs should be sent to volunteer Webmaster (RanchoAlegre@cox.net). Please send this material well in advance of the event. During 2013 we plan to issue our Bi-weekly Council Newsletter on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Los Padres Council
Serving Scouting in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
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;
Atascadero Service Center
7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
Atascadero, CA 93422
Fax: (805) 461-4021
Hours: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm'
closed for lunch 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Tuesday thru Friday;
Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
closed Sunday and Monday