IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR COUNCIL TRADING POSTS
REGARDING CUB SCOUT MATERIALS
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.
2015 Program Changes: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Power Point (PDF POWERPOINT FILE)
Cub Scout Program Changes Handout-2015 (PDF FILE)
Leader Guide Sampler Link (PDF FILE)
Cub Scout Handbook Sampler Link: (PDF FILE)
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,
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?
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
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
||% of Goal
||No. of Contributors
|Camino Real District
|Del Norte District
|Live Oak District
|South Coast District
|Direct Mail Campaign
To learn more about these opportunities, click on the graphic
REVISED 2015 SAFETY RESOURCES
A 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.
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.
Additional news releases
Every Scout is deserves a trained leader
Check out these courses!
For a BSA prepared Powerpoint presentation on bullying -
Scout 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.
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