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February 2019 Roundtable - Moved to February 21

Posted by gtaylor on Feb 17 2019 - 5:22pm

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Roundtable for February has been moved to February 21 to not conflict with Valentines day. The featured program is NYLT - troops should bring any youth interested in learning about NYLT. Boy Scout breakout will focus on Camporee event preparation. SPLs are invited to attend to help plan their troops participation. Congratulations to Martin Turnbull from Troop 872 for submitting the winning patch design.  The design is now in the hands of our graphic artist who is cleaning it up for production. Elizabeth Morgan will be presenting the Merit Badge Counselor Orientation as a break out for the February Roundtable (always offered February and October). All MB Counselors in OCBSA must take either this course OR complete the two on-line courses as part of their MB Counselor application. As of 12/31/18, anyone who was previously registered, and found to be without the training, was removed from the list. We want to make sure to get the word out that we are offering the training for all new 2019 MB Counselors as well as those who may have missed the opportunity in 2018. Every scout deserves a trained MB Counselor.

The council has created a new membership position - New Member Coordinator to promote increased membership.  Training will be held Thursday February 28 fro 7 to 9PM.  See the attached flyer or this link


Camporee 2019 - April 12-14 at Lakeview

Posted by gtaylor on Feb 9 2019 - 7:30pm

Patch Contest Submissions due Friday February 15

Due to council changes in purchasing resulting in longer lead times for patches and Roundtable being moved to February 21 due to Valentine's day we are changing the theme/patch deadlines.  We are asking that submissions of BOTH a theme and a patch be made emailed to Greg Taylor ( gtaylor@cox.net ) by Friday February 15 midnight. Submissions should include BOTH the theme and a patch design as in previous years.

NEW Eagle Scout Workbook and Application!!!

Posted by elizabethmorgan on Feb 3 2019 - 7:40am

All Units be sure that your scout is using the latest and greatest forms when applying for the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout Rank Application and Workbook were updated with new information. All new applicants must use the forms dated January 2019. We also have a NEW Guide to Advancement 2019. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for your continued support!

District Dinner - A Big Success

Posted by gtaylor on Jan 26 2019 - 10:39pm

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Into the history books.  Now on to a great new year.  Thanks to Curtis Porter for heading up this special evening.  Congratulations to Curtis Porter and Brenda Aguilar for receiving the District Award of Merit.  The Cubmaster of the Year was Desmond Daily.  The Scoutmaster of the Year was Jim Rego.  Sheila Welk received the Bear Handley Award.

Lost Valley 2019 Summer Camp Deals

Posted by gtaylor on Jan 19 2019 - 8:33pm

At Roundtable, Tony Antonini announced incentives for attending Lost Valley in 2019.  These were:  1) if your troop attends Lost Valley and brings 20 youth, 2 adults will be free.  2) if your troop is registered to attend another camp, and they send a smaller number of youth, then the same offer of 2 free adults will apply.  The $425 early bird pricing will be in effect through January.

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid - Adult and Pediatric - Blended Learning

Posted by jbrooksj on Jan 10 2019 - 9:49pm


An oppportunity for certification in American Red Cross Pediatric and Adult Cardiopulmonary Rescuscitaion (CPR) , Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid will be offered in San Clemente by blended learning.  Pediatric includes both child and infant.    Blended learning requires completion of an online course first.   Space is limited so sign-up as noted in the details shown for the calendar events for the skills sessions on January 13 and 15.    Sign-up for only one skills session.   Only come to the skills session if you receive a confirming email from the instructor saying you have been enrolled that session.    The online training takes about 3 hours and the in-person skills session about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.   If a youth wishes to sign-up, please note your age and cc your parent(s) on any email communiction you send (or the parent can communicate on behalf of their youth).   If you are a youth under age 12, the instructor must speak with a parent to assess whether the course is appropriate for you.

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