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News: ScoutWeek September 2, 2015

Go Over the Edge & Win a Change 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.

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 the 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 9/28/2015Course 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.orgCourse 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!

2015 Silver Beaver Award Applications

The Silver Beaver Award (SB) is a National award presented to adult Scouters who have supported the Council in outstanding or distinctive ways. Adult Scouters nominate other adult Scouters, in the Council, by preparing and, submitting completed Silver Beaver Award Nomination Forms. This year’s application form is available at www.ocbsa.org/silverbeaveraward. All nominations must be on the new National form (this form differs in detail from the previous years).

Send all Silver Beaver Nominations to:
Orange County Council, BSA
Attn: Elena Garcia
1211 E. Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705 or elena@ocbsa.org

Eagle Scout Networking Event

Orange County Eagle Scouts!  You no longer have to hope for random connections and networking with other Eagle Scouts in the market place.  We have created a structured, purposeful business networking opportunity for Eagle Scouts across Orange County which is scheduled for Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  It’s FREE!  Please register atocnesa.eventbrite.com 

Click here for information flyer


Sat October 3rd 8:00 am to Sun October 4th 12:00pm Noon
Oso Lake Scout Camp
21131 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92692

This 16 hour course will satisfy the training requirement for the Outdoor Ethics / Leave No Trace Trainer Troop position of responsibility, and core requirements for the Venturing Ranger Award. It is an excellent skill for Troop ASMs, Camp Staff and Camp Masters, for any outdoors enthusiast, and an excellent Wood Badge Ticket item.  At course completion each participant will be able to offer quality Leave No Trace Awareness presentations. Course fee is $49.Read more here….  (for the flyer LINK)
Contact: Chuck Williams  chaz3rd6@netscape.net

2015 Climbing Instructor Course at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley

Sat, Sep 12, 2015

This adult Climbing Instructor course will be held September 12th (at the Council Service Center) and September 25 -27 , 2015 at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley. The cost for this course is $40. There are optional fees of $30 for meals and cabin rental of $25 per person

Register here

German Day at Newport Sea Base

Where will the future take YOU?

Come to German Day at Newport Sea Base on 9/19 and see how to:
•    Qualify for a free college education in Germany
•    Benefit from internships in German companies
•    Simultaneously earn US school credit
German School Campus is now offering young people between the ages of 6 – 18 the opportunity to participate in German classes at Newport Sea Base – and immersion camps during Spring and Summer! Classes will take place Mondays & Thursdays from 1600 – 1900 (4 p.m. – 7 p.m.).

Youth Programs
•    Beginner DaF (A1)
•    Intermediate DaF (A2)
•    Advanced DSD I DaF (B1)
•    Top Level DSD II DaF (B2 / C1)
•    High school Tutoring for AP
•    AATG Exam Preparation Level 1 to 4
•    Weekly immersion Day Camps during Spring and Summer “By the Sea” or “Adventure”

Adult Program available online at: www.GERMANSCHOOLonline.com
•    Beginner DaF (A1)
•    Intermediate DaF (A2)
•    Advanced DaF (B2 / C1)
•    Business and Executive
•    Culture, Etiquette and Integration
•    Applied Geography

September 19thGERMAN DAY at Newport Sea Base
 Open House with Ribbon Cutting 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet the people
• Get your questions answered     • Meet Congressman Dana Rohrbacher
German Lunch Provided (RSVP for lunch by 9/11, please)

2017 National Jamboree

Are you interested in “Living Scouting’s Adventure”?

Orange County Council will be sending Troops and a Venturing co-ed Crew to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
July 19 – 28, 2017
On-Line registration is now open. http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/participants/
After registering, please email Chuck Williams.

If you are interested in becoming a unit leader for the Jamboree, we will be conducting interviews soon.  General information and details are on the above Jamboree website.
Please contact: Chuck Williams, Council Contingent Chairman.

Fall Scout Shop Promo

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

Community Events of Interest

Constitution Week on behalf of Daughters of the American Revolution 
Saturday, September 19 from 2-4 p.m.
Tustin Public Library, 345 E. Main St., Tustin, CA 92780
If you’re able to attend, please RSVP to Deborah at 714-730-1600 or atdkurilchyk@aol.com.
DAR Event FlyerHuntington Beach Annual Coastal & Inner Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015
View the flyer here for more details.Scout Night at Angel Stadium
Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:05 p.m.
For questions please email: angel.rodriguez@angels.com
Click here to purchase ticketsAnaheim Ducks Scout Nights
Multiple dates…see attached flyer
The largest Scout Group of the night will get the special honor of presenting the flags on the ice during the National Anthem!
Group pricing for the 2015-16 Anaheim Ducks hockey season is now available!
DEADLINE TO ORDER: 7 days prior to game
Call Jennifer D’Anna at 714-704-2509 or email mailto:jdanna@anaheimducks.comfor more information.
Scout Nights Flyer

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.

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