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News: ScoutWeek September 16, 2015

Follow the “11 Moms in 11 Days” Campaign

Day 2 of 11
Today’s Mom is… 
“I think the Scouting program would be an absolute wonder for your child because of how I have seen my own child grow. He’s happier. He’s healthier.”
-Gisella

Each day for the next 10 days a 90 second video will be released that features a mom sharing how Scouting has been a great part in her and her family’s life. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, all of the Mom’s are sharing their passion for this program. To view the videos and share them on social media visit our council Facebook page or follow along here: http://facebook.com/11moms  and like the page.

If you would like to receive the videos via an email, go to http://phc.kintera.org/11Moms and fill out the form.  Once you get the Kintera promo piece, you can then forward it to your contacts! Let all share in the joy of #BuildingAnAdventure through Scouting!

Update Your Be A Scout Information for Prospective Scouts


Unit Key 3 Leaders (Committee Chair; Charter Org Rep.; and top leader — Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor): Since recruitment season is upon us, please be sure to check that your www.beascout.org information is both correct and current. For any questions you may have, contact Kim Whitaker, Council Registrar, at kimw@ocbsa.org or 714-546-8558 ext. 158.

Pop on over to Popcorn pickup this Saturday!


It’s time to pick up your POPCORN (good thing that it comes in boxes!) this Saturday from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Freeman Distributors, 900 East Santa Ana Street, Anaheim, CA 92805  (double check the address, Google Maps likes to send us to the wrong entrance!). Please schedule your time with your District Kernel, you can go to www.ocbsa.org/popcorn  for their information.

Don’t forget to sign up for Online sales and get your Duck’s Essay in by Sept 30thfor a chance to sell Popcorn at a Ducks game! Learn how to enter by clicking on the flyer here!

TIP of the WEEK
Look at how this Troop went from making a $30,000 popcorn order mistake into $90,000 in Popcorn Sales (plus Summer Camp in Hawaii!) http://popcornguy.org/2013/06/04/how-a-major-mistake-lead-to-90000-in-popcorn-sales-2/

2015 Scouting for Food Patch Design Contest


Submissions due by Sept 17, 2015 to Will Abbott at willa@ocbsa.org

Would you like to see your artwork on this year’s Scouting for Food patch?
The selected design will be used for our 2015 patch!
First Prize – 4 Club Level Tickets for the Angels “Scout Night” game
Friday September 25, 2015 7:05 PM vs. The Seattle Mariners
Second Prize – 4 Tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm
The winners will be recognized in OCBSA’s Scoutweek and Girl Scout OC’s Weekly Update newsletters!
Here’s how to enter:

  • Create your art in a 3” x 3” circle or square SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR TEMPLATE
  • Artwork should represent both the Girl Scout and Boy Scout food collection
  • Include the words “Scouting for Food 2015” or leave a space for the text to be added.
  • Submit your design by scanning or photographing artwork and emailing it to Will Abbott: willa@ocbsa.org.
  • One entry per Scout please
  • Submissions Due  by Noon on Sept. 10, 2015 Extended to September 17, 2015

Helpful hint: Simple designs are easier to produce on a patch 🙂
Please note: Girl Scout and Boy Scout logos will be added to the patch design that is selected. Neither The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim nor Knott’s Berry Farm are sponsors of this contest

Click here for template

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 5:30 p.m. at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. It’s FREE!

Please register at ocnesa.eventbrite.com 

Click here for information flyer

Merit Badge Days Coordinator Training

The Orange County Council is pleased to roll-out the new Merit Badge days program. The council will host its second training on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The location will be Saddleback Church at 1 Saddleback Parkway in Lake Forest in the Plaza Room. Each unit hosting a Merit Badge Day must have at least two registered Scouters become Merit Badge Day Coordinators by completing the Merit Badge Day Coordinator training certification.

Also, is your unit planning on hosting a Merit Badge Day?  Be certain to submit your application through your District Advancement Chairman.

Life to Eagle Workshop


Open to Scouts in every district!
All Scouts 1st Class and up. Parents encouraged to attend.
Where: LDS Church,
17130 Bastanchury, Yorba Linda
When: Sept. 26, 2015 9am-12 Noon
Please RSVP BEFORE 9/23/15 to PortolaAdvancement@gmail.com so we can provide enough handouts

BSA Golf Classic September 28th

There are still foursomes available for our annual BSA Golf Classic at Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, but you need to sign up NOW! In addition to a beautiful setting and a great day of golf, there will be a private pro shop with TaylorMade and Adidas products just for our golfers, a silent and live auction and – new this year – a very interactive, fun wine opportunity!!

Remember – all we do is “Fore” the Scouts – our Future Leaders!!!
Special pricing is available – please contact Sally Lawrence at 714-546-8558, x 141 for information.

To sign up go to: ocbsa.kintera.org/golf and click here for the information flyer.

Fall FUN for all at Newport Sea Base

September 16
•    Junior Sea Scout Info Night
September 19
•    Coastal Cleanup Day
•    Family Sailing & BBQ
•    Rowing starts

September 23
•    Junior Sea Scouts starts

September 26
•    Aqua Cub / Aquanaut
•    Go See It!
•    Kayaking
•    Eagle Scout Package starts
•    Emergency Preparedness starts
•    Environmental Science starts
•    First Aid starts

September 27
•    Sailing 1 & 2 start
October 1
•    Sailing Club (MAC) and Racing Clinic Memberships for next 4 months due
October 3
•    Take a Kid Fishing!
October 10
•    Citizenship in the Community starts
•    Citizenship in the Nation starts
•    Citizenship in the World starts
October 14
•    After School Sailing starts
October 17
•    Paddle Sport Adventure

For program information and to register, please refer to our websitewww.newportseabase.org.
Phone: 949.642.5031

Everest Survivor and Mountaineer to Share His Story of Survival


DATE: Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: California Center for Digital Arts

ADDRESS: 590 W. Central Avenue, Brea, CA 92821

PHONE: (714) 529-4686

DESCRIPTION: Kuntal Joisher will share his photo collection, “Nepal Himalaya: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Snow and Ice” and be in attendance to share his stories of survival on Mt. Everest. The event will sell photo prints to raise money for the rebuilding of Nepal. All profits from this show will be donated to local charities supporting Nepal.
The event is free for all ages however RSVP is encouraged.

Please RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nepal-himalaya-a-journey-through-the-kingdom-of-snow-and-ice-tickets-18087089973
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533992720159019/

Kuntal Joisher was in midst of the 2015 avalanche on Mt. Everest and featured in the video that went viral around the world with 23 million views on YouTube. More than 18 people died and over 70 were injured. Joisher survived the avalanche and stayed alive to tell the story. However, this was not a mountain climbing tragedy; it was a tragedy of unprecedented levels. Over nine and half thousand people died in Nepal, tens of thousands were seriously injured, and more than half a million were displaced from their homes and continue living in temporary shelters today.

Casting Call: Boy Scout Troop Leaders for New Alaska TV Show

All3 Media is looking for Boy Scout troop leaders to answer the call of the wild as wilderness guides in the Alaskan backcountry.

We are casting a brand new show for a major cable network, following qualified job-seekers from the lower 48 looking to take their career to new extremes in the wilds of Alaska. This is your chance to drop everything, reinvent yourself, break out of the grind, and see if the rugged life is your true calling.

Our lucky participants will get their shot at the most coveted outdoor jobs in Alaska for a one-week trial period!

From vast wilderness to frozen lakes to epic mountains and ANYTHING in between, the outdoor job opportunities are exhilarating and endless!

Email us your name, photo, a brief bio, current occupation, and what your dream job in Alaska would consist of and why to jobinalaska@gmail.com.

If selected, you get the opportunity to see what it’s like to work in The Last Frontier.  So many people wish for a different life, but very few do anything about it! Get ready for a one-week adventure of a lifetime!!

Please forward to anyone who might be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Click here for 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.

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