In case you haven’t heard yet, the BSA has announced the new name of the Boy Scout program starting in February 2019. It will be called “Scouts BSA.”
We are encouraged to use the “Scout Me In” campaign in any flyers and marketing materials for the summer and fall. This new campaign shifts the perspective by showing what it’s like to be a Scout from a kid’s point of view. Instead of simply showing Scouts participating in activities, the campaign brings the young viewer into the middle of the action – from fishing, biking and canoeing to launching rockets and making slime – where they get even closer to the experiences that Scouting brings to life.
The Scout Me In campaign celebrates the BSA’s expansion to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting in communities across the country. It reinforces that the mission and core values in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are welcoming, inclusive and foundational for both young men and women. Since announcing the BSA’s historic decision to welcome girls into Scouting, more than 3,000 girls across the nation have already enrolled in the BSA’s Early Adopter Program and are participating in Cub Scouts ahead of the full launch later this year.
For more information about this new campaign and the new program name, visit the Scouting Newsroom.
We will be having a Camporee Committee meeting next Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM. It will be held at Roundtable. You may want to bring your Senior Patrol Leader and your Scoutmaster (or other designees to represent your Troop). We will discuss the survey results and begin thinking about next year.
Jordan Fourcher, an Eagle Scout from Del Mar Troop 90 will be honored as the 2015 recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association Adams Award – Orange County, for planning and completing the Council’s Eagle Scout Project of the Year.
The award will be presented at the Orange County Council’s Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Garden Grove on Wednesday April 27th, 2015 at 7 pm.
Tickets to the event are available here.
Jordan’s Eagle Scout Service Project honored the 84 service members who perished in the 1965 crash of a US Air Force transport plane on Loma Linda ridge as they were leaving for service in Viet Nam.
The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity.
The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and this year’s honoree is Jordan Fourcher.
Scout-O-Rama will be here sooner than you think!
What is Scout-O-Rama?
Scout-O-Rama is the annual “carnival” of Scouting hosted by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions, games and displays. Scout-O-Rama features Scout booths and vendor booths as well as Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, canoe races, climbing towers, Bubble Rollers, Medieval Times performances, and Vans Skate shows and many more.
Join in the fun with a Unit Booth
Local Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews can participate in Scout-O-Rama event by displaying a booth. Choose a theme like games, demonstrations, cooking activities, Scout skills, or whatever your Scouting imagination can come up with! There are limited spots available, so sign up now, the best booths will be awarded a ribbon!
Bring the whole family
Just one ticket provides admission for the entire family. Scouts will be selling tickets for $10 throughout Orange County. Don’t know a Scout? You can contact also make your purchase online at www.ocbsa.kintera.org/ccsale or get them at the gate! Parking is $10 per vehicle, cash only.
For more information, download the flyer, or visit the OCBSA webpage.
All the information for the 2016 Camporee is posted! See the letter from Dr. Skahen.
This weekend, bring your Pack, Troop, family and friends to see the hilarious antics & amazing basketball skills of the Harlem Globetrotters!
The Globetrotters are coming to the Honda Center for (3) events:
- Saturday, February 13th at 1pm
- Saturday, February 13th at 7pm
- Sunday, February 14th at 2pm
In addition to great savings, each Scout receives a 90th Anniversary Harlem Globetrotters patch with their ticket purchase.
Just for Orange County Scouts!
The first 50 tickets sold for EACH game comes with a free magic pass add-on! Magic Pass is an interactive pre-game experience where attendants can go down on the court, meet the players, learn some tricks, get pictures, and have more of a personable experience with the players.
Don’t wait to get in on this special offer – order your tickets today!
Youth leadership development is coming up. There’s still room!
Orange County Council NYLT Registration is now open. The 2016 course is limited to 144 participants. To save your spot on the course, submit a complete application with payment. Welcome letters will be sent out when the course director accepts the application.
Click here for more information and to register.