CAMP CARD WEEKLY OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS
Scouts who sell 25 cards have an opportunity to enter a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift card. There will be a total of 14 drawings.
Congratulations to the Weekly Drawing Winners for Week 1-6!
Week 1 Winner: Christian from Troop 461 in Valle Del Sol
Week 2 Winner: Nathanael from Troop 461 in Valle Del Sol
Week 3 Winner: Jared from Pack 462 in Valle Del Sol
Week 4 Winner: Michael from Troop 373 in Lucky Baldwin
Week 5 Winner: Mathias from Pack 444 in Valle Del Sol
Week 6 Winner: Ethan from Troop 888 in Valle Del Sol
If your scout has sold at least 25 cards and would like to participate in the drawing!
For Every 100 cards your unit has paid for, the unit will be entered into an opportunity drawing for the chance to win a weekend at Camp Trask, Firestone, Forest Lawn, Cherry Valley or Cabrillo Beach for participating scouts! (Refer to 2017 Camp Card Guidebook
). There will be a total of 3 opportunity drawings for the chance to win a weekend at camp. The drawing dates are April 24, May 22 and June 26.
Congratulations to the 1st Weekend at Camp Winner!
April 24th Winner: Troop 483 from Valle Del Sol
ABOUT ONLINE REGISTRATION
Scouting families and prospective Scouting families have asked for it, and now it is here! Beginning this fall, the traditional paper registration method will not be the only way to join Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America will offer online registration to select BETA councils to meet the demand for completing the entire registration process for youth members and adult leaders more efficiently.
This is a giant leap forward in allowing prospective members and leaders to register in a way that's convenient for them, and it creates a more efficient and user-friendly registration experience for units, districts, and councils. More information to come in the next few months. Click here
to find out how your unit can start preparing for this important change NOW!
WIND UNDER THEIR WINGS EVENT
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 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
SAVE THE DATE FOR COUNCIL ANNUAL POPCORN KICKOFF
Saturday, August 12 - Annual Council Popcorn Kickoff day, 9am-11am, lunch included, for everyone of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council (Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, leaders, parents, siblings). At Cushman Watt Council Service Center, 2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles. Click here for important popcorn campaign dates.
2018 COUNCIL CONTINGENT TO NORTHEN TIER BSA HIGH ADVENTURE BASE
Sign-ups are being taken now for the August 3-11, 2018 council contingent canoe expedition at Northern Tier BSA High Adventure Base - Ely, Minnesota. Cost to include travel and expedition fee. If you have any questions, please contact John Atkinson at email@example.com
CAMPERSHIPS AVAILABILITY TO GLAAC REGISTERED SCOUTS AND VENTURERS
The Greater Los Angeles Area Council is committed to ensuring Scouts have the opportunity to attend Summer Resident Camp or Cub Scout Day Camp, and as such, provide partial camperships to those in need to help them realize the "Outing in Scouting". Camperships are available to GLAAC Scouts attending GLAAC camps in the current calendar year. The Council Campership Committee is concerned about the individual need and the unit's evaluation of the Scout for whom the request is made.
SUMMER CAMP JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Greater Los Angeles Area Council hires enthusiastic seasonal camp staff annually to serve as handicraft assistants, sports instructors, shooting sports assistants (archery, .22 caliber rifle, BB gun, skeet and black-powder), trading post operators/managers, maintenance and food service cooks & assistants, nature instructors and Scout skills instructors, lifeguards and aquatic instructors. Click here
to apply by completing the 2017 Staff Application.
CUB SCOUT CORRAL AT FLSR 2017 CUB SCOUT RESIDENT CAMP
Calling all Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos, parents, and siblings! Come to Forest Lawn Scout Reservation July 5-8, 2017, Cub Scout Corral Cub Scout Resident Camp. You will not only find fun and exciting adventures but fun advancements too. Camp in our two-person platform tents, enjoy good cooking and nature at its finest along with all the Cub Scout achievements you are looking for. Click here for further details and registering.
2017 WEBELOS GOLDEN NUGGET IN SEPTEMBER
The annual Webelos Golden Nugget weekend at Camp Cherry Valley has two dates to choose from, Sept 15-17 or September 22-24, 2017, and is open to Webelos and parents. Webelos will be able to select Webelos handbook activity requirements to do; as well as afternoon open time for activities on the waterfront, ranges, crafts, island walk exploration, and sports. Limited registration is on a first come first served based until full capacity.
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.
2017 CAMP CARD PROGRAM
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 credit. 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/
Reservations are now being taken for Philmont 2018.
for information regarding the Philmont Trek and the application. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Reeley at ReeleyR@cmtlaw.com