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Sign-ups are now open for Wood Badge, which is the premier training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended for all leaders in Scouting-Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills. The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun. 

The dates for this course, W4-33-18, are 
  • April 6-8 at Hubert Eaton 
  • April 27-29 at Trask 
You must attend both weekends. Sign up here: https://www.glaacbsa.org/wood_badge

As a Scouter, I can promise you that Wood Badge is FUN! I spend a lot of days in Scout training every year. Among all of the courses that I've ever taken, this one was one of the most instructive and empowering. As a former military officer, I can promise you that Wood Badge is intensely thought provoking! It exposes and explains by demonstration elements of social and behavioral science that we're all sort of familiar with, but choose to ignore when we need them. 

The course offers a brilliant presentation of game theory, the Nash equilibrium, the influence of groupthink, the tangible merit of vision, and many more elements. It's so compelling that grown adults are routinely reduced to laughter, tears, and fisticuffs. I didn't believe it was possible until I saw it with my own eyes. In my case it helped that I had some outstanding Scouters, including Martin Kast, in my course with me. 

Don't just sign up for Wood Badge; bring a friend! Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America's youth. If there's any way you could possibly fit this experience into your schedule, you'll be exceptionally pleased that you did!

I used to be a Bobwhite... 
-Pat Moss

Let our staff help your Scouts make memories that will last a life time! 

Camp Cherry Valley is located on Catalina Island and offers opportunities for Scouts to participate in our merit badge program, water sports in the calm cove and hike the mountainous terrain while camping in platform tents under the cherry trees. 
Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation is located near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains and offers Scouts a variety of programs such as rappelling and climbing, C.O.P.E., Outpost program and our vast merit badge program while camping in our platform tents under the canopy of trees.


Click here for more information.

What do the following landmark projects have in common?  

  • Bank of America Plaza at 333 South Hope Street 
  • Citigroup Center at 444 South Figueroa Street 
  • City National Bank Plaza at 515-555 South Flower Street 
  • Manulife Plaza at 515 South Figueroa Street 
  • Wilshire at Figueroa at 601 South Figueroa Street 
  • Union Bank Plaza at 445 South Figueroa Street 
  • TCW Tower at 865 South Figueroa Street 
  • DWP Headquarters at 111 North Hope Street 
  • Los Angeles City Hall at 200 North Spring Street, and 
  • Wilshire Grand Hotel and Office Plaza at 900 Wiltshire Boulevard.  

All of these iconic downtown landmarks were designed by the architects of AC Martin. For 106 years AC Martin has been the most influential organization shaping the skyline of the Los Angeles.  

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the Greater Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Christopher C. Martin, FAIA, Chairman and CEO of AC Martin at the 11th Annual Business Leaders' Breakfast. The BLB has developed into one of the downtown business community's "must-attend" events. Its purpose is two-fold: 

  • To educate attendees on the critically needed and effective Scouting programs offered by the Greater Los Angeles Area Council; and, 
  • To raise funds to support Scouting throughout Los Angeles, including our inner city outreach efforts, so that more youth may benefit. 

We hope that you will consider supporting the Scout's mission to build tomorrow's leaders...today.  Click here for more information and registration!


The 66th Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet will be held at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, April 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm. We will be honoring all of the 2017 Eagle Scouts from the Greater Los Angeles Area Council while enjoying dinner under the space shuttle "Endeavour". Click here for more information and sponsorship opportunities. 

Click here for more information and registration!

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!  Click here to sign-up your unit to participate in the 2018 Camp Card Program.

BSA's mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouts program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success. Please click here for more information.


Click here for more details and to apply!