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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNCIL TRADING POSTS
REGARDING CUB SCOUT MATERIALS

Hello All,

As you may know the current Cub Scout program is coming to an end, and we will slowly be transitioning to the new program. As for the purchasing of awards, it is going to be a bit hectic until the new program is in full swing. I am planning on doing a full return of all of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program materials (belt loops and pins), all CS handbooks, and anything with the tiger emblem on it (neckerchiefs, slides, rank, parent pins, belt buckles, hats, etc.). The return will be done in two portions, the first being in early May and the second in early July. If your unit has any of these materials that are new and you would like to return, please do not hesitate to come bring them in. I will only accept belt loops that are still in their plastic packaging, hats with tags, patches with BSA backing, pins that aren&r squo;t tarnished, neckerchiefs that aren’t wrinkled, slides without scratches, and belts with price hook attached.

Cubs will still be able to earn the old CS belt loops and pins until the fall. Since I will be returning all of my stock of belt loops and pins, starting in April the packs will have to place an order with me at least three weeks in advance with the exact number of awards they will need. I will not hold any extra in the store after the returns. The Webelos that are working towards their Arrow of Light will still be able to earn the Webelos Activity Badges until mid-2016, so I will keep a low stock of those. The new CS handbooks should be arriving in the store mid to late April. Since the entire program is changing, there will be new leader materials available. I am going to be sending my pre-order for the new materials out by March 20th. Some of the new leader materials include Den Chief Training handbook, CS Leader Specific Training guide, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Den Leader guides, CS Leader handbook, and CS Basic Leader How to guide. So please let me know if your unit would like the new materials by March 20th

The links below show a preview of the new program. Please check them out.

Program Updates
http://www.scouting.org/Home/programupdates.aspx

2015 Program Changes: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Power Point  (PDF POWERPOINT FILE)
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/program_update/ppt/New_Program_Overview.ppt 

Cub Scout Program Changes Handout-2015 (PDF FILE)
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/program_update/pdf/new_program_handout.pdf

Leader Guide Sampler Link (PDF FILE)
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/program_update/pdf/220-852_LO.pdf

Cub Scout Handbook Sampler Link: (PDF FILE)
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/program_update/pdf/220-851_LO.pdf

Please forward this information to your Advancement Chairs and whoever else may be interested.

This will be a big transition, and I hope it will go as smoothly as possible. Please do not hesitate to call me with questions or concerns.

All the best,
Kendahl

Trading Post Manager
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Los Padres Council
4000 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
P 805.967.0105 F 805.967.5094?
Kendahl.Trull@Scouting.org


SUMMER CAMP VIDEOS 

Come Share the Excitement at Rancho Alegre!
Cub Scout-Family Resident Camp - July 26-29, 2015

Check out this cool YouTube Video on Rancho Alegre's Cub Scout-Family Camp.  Click here to go web page with more information and forms for camp

 

Boy Scout Resident Camp - July 12-18, 2015

There are still plenty of openings for Units and Lone Scouts who want to attend another weekj of camp.

To go to the web page with additional information and forms,click here.


FRIENDS OF SCOUTING - 2015

Donate Now to Friends of Scouting

 

To download the 2015 Friends of Scouting Brochure, click here.

To make an on-line donation to Friends of Scouting, click here.

Campaign Goals and Results
updated March 25, 2015

2015 Friends of Scouting Campaign
District/Unit Campaign 2015 Goal 2015 Collected % of Goal No. of Contributors
Cachuma District $20,000 $8,215 41.08% 42
Camino Real District $40,000 $3,142 7.86% 20
Del Norte District $41,000 $1,823 4.49% 14
Live Oak District $36,000 $10,343 28.73% 36
South Coast District $100,000 $20,668 20.67% 72
District Sub-Total $237,000 $44,191 18.65% 184
Direct Mail Campaign $20,000 $522 2.61% 7
Board Campaign $122,500 $13,000 10.61% 7
TOTAL $379,500 $57,713 15.21% 198

To learn more about these opportunities, click on the graphic

 

Order of the Arrow Logo

2015 OA Dues

Online Registration

Offline Registration Form
 

Cub Scout Archery

Order of the Arrow
Spring Ordeal
Rancho Alegre
May 15-17, 2015

Online Registration

Registration Form

Cub Scout Archery

Webelos Woods
Rancho Alegre
Save the Date
May 1-2, 2015

 

 


 

Baloo Training
BALOO TRAINING
Flyer
Online Registration
Rancho Alegre
April 11, 2015

Silver Beaver Award

Aprul is Youth
Protection Month

Is your unit prepared?

Check out the
Resource Page

 

Wilderness First Aid Cours
Rancho Alegre
April 10-11, 2015


Brochure
Registration

Philmont Arrowhead

Philmont
2015 Trek

 

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Florida Sea Base

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The Summit

 

 

 

REVISED 2015 SAFETY RESOURCES

Fellow Scouters:

Risk Management LogoA number of BSA Safety Publications have been updated for 2015.  Please review the list below and download these publications for your unit's safety program planning:

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.

 


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.

more events

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 Membership Applications Now In Use
    The BSA has introducted new membership applications for both youth and adults. Please toss out any old forms and use these forms from March 2015 forward.
  • 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
    TRATEGIC 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.
  • April is Youth Protection Month
    April is Youth Protection month each year in schools, in churches, and in Scouts. The BSA is committed to the youth we serve. Learn what your unit should be doing to protect your youth.
  • 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...
  • Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units
    A handout detailing financial requirements of a unit and the handling of money.
  • Scoutcast Podcast
    BSA has introduced a Boy Scout podcase equivalent to its long-standing Cub Scout Podcast. Read more...
  • International Spirit Award
    Learn how Scouts of all ages and Scouters can earn this Award.
  • Cyber Chip: New Tool for Internet Awareness
    Age appropriate requirements to earn the new Cyber Chip - a tool for Internet Awareness.

Additional news releases

Training Information

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

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.

  • April is Youth Protection Month
    April is Youth Protection month each year in schools, in churches, and in Scouts. The BSA is committed to the youth we serve. Learn what your unit should be doing to protect your youth.
  • 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.


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 Carlos Cortez (Carlos.Cortez@scouting.org) or Scott Oldenburg (SOldenbu@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

 

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