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Camporee 2018 - A Great Success, Camporee 2019 will be April 12-14 at LakeView

Posted by gtaylor on May 21 2018 - 7:05am

Camporee was a big hit.  The top 3 patrols in the 8 night time events were: 1st: Troop 12 Dolphins, 2nd: Troop 774 Seniors, 3rd: Troop 12 421s.  For the daytime 13 events the top 3 patrols were: 1st: Troop 12 Mustangs, 2nd: Troop 774 Phantoms, 3rd: Troop 774 Seniors.  Troop 872 won the dutch oven dessert  contest. Troop 12 won the Spirit award. For some great photos see:  https://www.ecrbsa.com/image/tid/1413

Out & About in Our District...

Posted by Mikep4321 on May 19 2018 - 3:39pm


 It has been quite an interesting number of weeks in our District, Our Council and the National   Council as there changes in the Air with Family Scouting, the "so-called" name change and   other key thoughts.

 As we await updated guidance from our Council on plans for Scouting For Food 2018,  A   profound sense of thanks is hereby given to the Order of the Arrow for spreadheading a drive that yielded 127 Pounds of Food which was delivered to Second Harvest on behalf of the District this past week.    Please watch this space for-- further developments over the ensuing weeks.

There are also changes in the air as Family Scouting has now been introduced.     The planning process is continuing--but there is one piece of news that is not changing-- as this advisory from National noted below--Please also don't forget to join the June Roundtable as we will be joined by the Mayor of  Laguna Niguel.

Wishing all a great Memorial Day Week-End as we hereby present this guidance from National:   


The Boy Scouts of America Organization Name Is Not Changing, and Other Facts to Set the Record Straight

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American Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid - May 19-20, 2018

Posted by jbrooksj on May 18 2018 - 1:17pm

Going to Philmont or a High Adventure Base?  Some of your crew are probably required to have Wilderness First Aid certification.  Or do you just want to learn more about how to take care of medical emergencies in the Wilderness so you can - Be Prepared?   Course enrollment is now open but sign-up soon !

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

Posted by jbrooksj on May 14 2018 - 11:09pm
Course is American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/first aid by blended learning.  Pediatric includes child and infant.  ARC certification is valid for 2 years.   An additional session is now being offered for Friday May 18. 
For those interested in “blended learning” where one does a portion of the training on-line via the instructions below and then competes physical training on the manikins at my house in San Clemente.      Cost is  $60 by cash or check  payable  to me at physical skills session.  Tell me what skill session you plan to attend.    Three skill session options are provided- you only do ONE of these.  I need a name, unique email and a phone number from each person taking the training for course records.   More skill session options may be provided later if there is a great deal of the interest.
If you start the on-line training portion of blended learning and don’t like it —feel free to stop as you may prefer to do the course 100% in person with us or another trainer.  I don’t have a full day in-person course scheduled right now but they are available from others.  No fee is due until you do the in-person skills session.   
Email me at your cert of completing the on-line portion or turn-in a copy to me when you report for the training.    
A waiver must be completed - youth or adult as applicable.  A  pdf is attached.
- Jeff Johnson -   949-842-1428   jbrooksj@cox.net  and MaryJane Johnson
American Red Cross Health & Safety Instructors -   Authorized Provider

ECR Gateway - A New Custodian Is Needed

Posted by gtaylor on May 13 2018 - 3:23pm

The ECR Gateway has been a part of ECR history for over 20 years.  https://www.ecrbsa.com/node/3781 We are grateful to Brad Lothers for creating it, maintaining it, storing it, and most importantly bringing it to the 3 District events we have each year: Camporee, Camporall, and Day Camp.  The time has come to pass along the stewardship of the gateway.  The top arch breaks down into pieces that are 4 feet long, 3 feet high and 6 inches wide.  The vertical posts also disassemble to 4 6 ft pieces.  Our next district event will be Day Camp.  We are looking for Brad to "hand over" the gateway then.  Please contact Greg Taylor ( gtaylor@cox.net ) if you are interested in maintaining this important part of ECR history.

Camperall 2019 To Be Held October 26-28 at Casper Regional Park

Posted by gtaylor on May 13 2018 - 7:58am

I would like to discuss how we can make the event more appealing to Webelos at the June Roundtable.

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