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News: ScoutWeek August 26, 2015

LDS Church to go Forward with Scouting Program

Please see the article below and a link to the Church’s Newsroom site:Church to Go Forward with Scouting Program
Will continue to evaluate options that meet its global needs
http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-to-go-forward-with-scouting-programSALT LAKE CITY —
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Wednesday from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the Church’s relationship with the Boy Scouts of America:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appreciates the positive contributions Scouting has made over the years to thousands of its young men and boys and to thousands of other youth. As leaders of the Church, we want the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to succeed in its historic mission to instill leadership skills and high moral standards in youth of all faiths and circumstances, thereby equipping them for greater success in life and valuable service to their country.

In the resolution adopted on July 27, 2015, and in subsequent verbal assurances to us, BSA has reiterated that it expects those who sponsor Scouting units (such as the Church) to appoint Scout leaders according to their religious and moral values “in word and deed and who will best inculcate the organization’s values through the Scouting program.” At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify Church doctrine, values, and standards.

With equal concern for the substantial number of youth who live outside the United States and Canada, the Church will continue to evaluate and refine program options that better meet its global needs.

Reminder: Get Ready for Extreme Training!

When :       Saturday August 29,2015 at 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where  :     1211 E. Dyer Rd. Santa Ana, CA 92705

Who Should Attend :  All District Training Teams

This will be a great opportunity to get your teams trained and prepared for a great 2015 fall and 2016 Scouting year.

What does it really mean to have a Youth-Run program in your unit?

Most Scout Leaders believe their units are Youth-Run.  If you wanted to objectively determine how Youth-Run they are, would you know what questions to ask?Here’s just one example question:  If your unit has been strong, but changes in adult leadership have caused the unit to struggle, this is usually an indication that your Youth-Run program isn’t as strong as it could or should be.  A strong Youth-Run program makes the adult leaders easily interchangeable, without any major disruptions of the program.  This is due to the youth running the program.  Your youth leaders are constantly training and preparing the next group of youth leaders.  It can be a virtually self-propagating and requires just a little coaching and mentoring to keep the program on track.Come to Wood Badge next month and learn about more tools to better enable your Youth-Run unit.  All levels of Scouting are encouraged to attend.

As Robert Baden Powell once said, “Every boy deserves a trained leader” and that includes your unit.  Join us and catch the Wood Badge magic!

Weekend #1: Friday 9/11 to Sunday 9/13/2015
Weekend #2: Saturday 9/26 to Monday 9/28/2015

Course Director: Colt Rhoads
Theme:  Youth-Run is FUN-damental
Home Unit: Troop 1134
Awards: Camporee Presidential Award in Pacifica District for the last 17 years in a row.  Best Patrol in the Council at the 2010 Centennial Encampment (Ranger Patrol)
Contact: bigguy1134@gmail.com  or 714-325-1333
For more information, go to woodbadge.ocbsa.org

Course Location: IROEC Irvine, CA
(2 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92862)

Contest: Win Your Chance to Sell Popcorn at a Ducks Game!

Learn how to enter by clicking on the flyer here!

A Scout is Helpful! Join the Popcorn Pantry

A Scout is HELPFUL. During the Popcorn sale you may encounter a need for more product or extra product that hasn’t sold as quickly as you thought. Help out your fellow Scouts and EXCHANGE!
You can go to the Popcorn Pantry on Facebook to post a need or excess (either do a FB search or click here).

This is a closed group so you will need to ask to join, sign up early so you don’t have to wait! If you’re not on Facebook, don’t worry! Your District Kernel can help get the word out. Use the Exchange form to complete the transaction (available in your Unit Kit). All units should confirm cases are full and product is in perfect condition at the time of the Exchange.

Popcorn Pantry Flyer

Go Over the Edge & Win a Chance to Watch the Angels in Style

Over the Edge for Scouting!
Be one of the select few who get to rappel down the side of the 17 story Irvine Marriott on October 16th. This is a pledged based fundraising event with a minimum goal of $1,000. Go to www.ocbsa.kintera.org/ote to register and create a fundraising page!

Be creative – you can raise the funds to send a Scoutmaster “Over the Edge” or honor a recent Eagle Scout or celebrate a milestone birthday in your life.

We are continuing the district competition from last year and any amount you raise over the $1,000 minimum will go toward your Friends of Scouting goal!

Special incentive: There will be two lucky people who will be invited to attend the September 8th Angels/ Dodgers game with viewing from a luxury suite in Angel stadium.

On September 4th we will draw a name from the group who has registered by that date for one of the spots and for the other spot the person who has raised the most money by that date.

Click here for the information flyer.

Enrollment now open for Newport Sea Base fall classes 

Enroll now for Fall, Winter and Spring classes at NEWPORT SEA BASE!

Highlights of the school-year classes at Newport Sea Base include:

  • Citizenship
  • Eagle Scout Package (Personal Management, Personal Fitness and Family Life)
  • Junior Sea Scouts
  • Motor Boating
  • Paddle Sport Adventure
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Take a Kid Fishing!
  • Webelos Aquanaut, Engineer & First Responder
  • Woodwork
  • And much more….

Classes start on September 12th. Sign up early so you don’t miss out!

Click here for further information and registration links.

Newport Sea Base
1931 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Website: www.newportseabase.org
Phone:    949.642.5031

Fall Scout Shop Promo

Visit our website for more information: www.ocbsa.org/shop/

Share Your Scouting Story!

We are looking for Scouting in Action stories and photos to share via our social media channels, in local newspapers, and in our printed and e-communications. If you have something you would like to promote or share with us, please email it to scoutingstories@ocbsa.org.

Check out the latest and greatest “Scouts in Action” articles on our website. Thank you for your support of Scouting!