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.
Los Padres Council
Risk Management Chair
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.
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 (email@example.com) or Ron Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.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
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: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
closed Sunday and Monday