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UPDATE YOUR UNIT BEASCOUT.ORG PIN WITH CURRENT INFORMATION!
People interested in joining Scouting contact the Council all the time because they have found a unit through BeAScout.org, tried to contact them, and received no response. Every unit in the Greater Los Angeles Area Council should have an active BeAScout.org unit pin. The last thing anyone wants is to turn interested parents and young men and women in Venturing away by not contacting them back after they reach out with interest in joining a specific unit. 
Click here to view the BeAScout Unit Pin Management Document 

Units should periodically check theirBeAScout pin settings to ensure their unit is active and that their settings are correct and you aren't directing new Scouters to a dead end email address or phone number.

1. The Unit Key 3 (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor Unit Committee Chair, or Chartered Organization Representative) must update the BeAScout pin by logging into their my.Scouting Tools account. (You can grant access to other Scouters using the Organization Security Manager.)
2. From the top left menu, select Legacy Web Tools and then BeAScout.
3. Set your unit's pin status to Active.
4. Select Unit Mode in the Unit Pin Mode drop-down menu.
5. Enter your unit's current information and save!
*During 2017, our council will be implementing an online registration tool that works through BeAScout.org. Having accurate information there is vital for your unit to be able to use the online registration tool.* For more detailed instructions about the BeAScout Pin Management tool, click here.




WIND UNDER THEIR WINGS EVENT 
Date/Time: May 6, 2017 10:30 am to 1:00 pm 
Location: SAN GABRIEL COUNTRY CLUB, 350 E Hermosa Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91775 Details: A celebration honoring women of Eagle Scouts. 
Guest Speaker: Raymond Bell, Emmy Award Winning KCBS2 News Reporter 
Click here for more information!




MONROVIA CUB SCOUT PACK 66 HONORS FOUR WEBELOS SCOUTS 
Monrovia Cub Scout Pack 66 honored four young Webelos Scouts Feb. 18 by awarding 2 of them Cub Scouting's highest award and rank; the Arrow of Light and bridging them all over to Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light is second only to the Boy Scouts' Eagle Scout rank award; therefore Pack 66 holds such a sacred ceremony to honor those who have completed all the rank requirements.  Read More




2017 CAMP CARD PROGRAM - March 1 - June 15, 2017 
A Camp Card is a discount card that provides the purchasers numerous discounts to restaurants and retailers all throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles areas. Each card is sold for $5.00.The deals on the card far exceed the amount. Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can. Your unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales! 

The sale will run through June 30, 2017 and is designed to be risk-free. Simply return any unsold cards and receive full commission. Please click here for the 2017 Camp Card Flyer and sign-up form for your review. Many Scout units across the country have participated in this program with incredible results and it will work for your unit as well! If you would like to learn more about Camp Cards, please contact your District Executive or check out the information on our website at http://campcards.org/.





WANT TO ATTEND THE 2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE? 
Greater Los Angeles Area Council (GLAAC) has limited availability Boy Scouts. Click here to register!  We depart July 14, 2017 for a 4-day tour in Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington D.C., King Dominions Theme Park, West Virginia. Arrive at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for Jamboree, July 19-28, 2017. Cost of Jamboree, travel, and tour is $3000 per youth. Payment plan available. Basic qualifications for Boy Scouts are must have a 2017 BSA membership; by the first day of the 2017 Jamboree be 12 years of age or an 11 year old that has completed the 6th grade; has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree; must be at least First Class Scout rank by July 1, 2017.





TOKYO SCOUT COUNCIL OF JAPAN 2017 SUMMER CAMP & TOUR.
The opportunity to attend 2017 summer camp and tour Tokyo, Japan, is a great way to experience international Scouting first hand. Greater Los Angeles Area Council (GLAAC) is making this Scouting experience available, July 20-31, 2017, per registered Boy Scout and Venturers youth ages 13-20, and registered Scouters. Includes Tokyo sightseeing and hotel stay, Tokyo Disneyland/Disney Sea; Scout Camp Yamanaka; Mt. Fuji hike; and round trip airfare (LAX-Tokyo) for $2,400.00 maximum. Passport required and we'll have planning and orientation meetings leading up to our trip. More information is available from Paul Reyes paul.reyes@scouting.org (626) 351-8815 x225





FIRESTONE SCOUT RESERVATION ACTIVITIES
When you camp at Firestone you are well on your way to giving your Scouting experience a big jump! We are here to provide you with additional programs that compliments your agenda for the weekend you choose to join us. Firestone is located just east of State Route 57 in Tonner Canyon between Diamond Bar and Brea, California.  Click here for more information on camping, events and online registrations!




CAMP TRASK SCOUT RESERVATION ACTIVITIES
Camp Trask is a special place, tucked into Monrovia Canyon, only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city. A brief drive up a meandering road camp and you are suddenly into a calming wilderness setting. The silence in camp is broken only by the sound of the year-round stream which flows through camp.  Click here for more information on camping, events and online registrations!





CABRILLO BEACH YOUTH WATERFRONT SPORTS CENTER
Cabrillo is a one of a kind youth and aquatic center.  Our goals are to provide unique aquatics and camping experiences for the youth of Southern California and, in turn, give youth self-confidence by exposing them to water safety, rescue methods, care and use of equipment, and physical fitness.  Click here for more information.




 
FOREST LAWN SCOUT RESERVATION
Forest Lawn Scout Reservation is located 3 miles East of Lake arrowhead, CA on more than 2,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest. Although it is referred to as a Boy Scout Camp, it is a collection of camps, each designed for different activities and age groups.
Click here for more information and online registrations!





LION CUB PROGRAM
This is an exciting new program full of indoor and outdoor activities specifically designed for kindergarten boys and their adult partner. Adult partners are there to support and guide, and allow the new Cub Scout to discover risks and rewards under adult supervision. Lion Cubs learn by doing. As he learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion Cub will transition to Tiger Cubs where he'll earn the Bobcat badge and continue through Cub Scouting. Be the first pack in your community to start this exciting new program! To sign-up please go to https://www.glaacbsa.org/lion 




PHILMONT 2017!! 
Reservations are now being taken for Philmont 2017. There are currently 12 slots open for youth and adults and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note: in order to hold a reservation, the application and $100 per person.  Click here for information regarding the Philmont Trek and the application. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Farber at 213-369-7742 or CLFarber@hotmail.com