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News: ScoutWeek October 14, 2015

Sell Popcorn Online, Win More Prizes!

Once a week, the Orange County Council will draw the name of one Scout who has made at least one online popcorn sale to win a prize! Scouts earn one entry per sale, so the more sales, the better your chances of winning! All qualifying Scouts are in the drawing all season long AND are entered for the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the promotion. So go online and start peddling that popcorn!Online Popcorn Sales Info. FlyerWas your unit trying to hit a specific goal (all kids go to camp for free, new tents, camping equipment, Pinewood Derby Track, etc.) and hit it? Let us know! Please send stories and pictures to Kaleigh Teskey at Kaleigh.Teskey@scouting.org to be the Pop Star of the week!

University of Scouting 2015 is Almost Here!

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2015 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

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 nomination form is available at www.ocbsa.org/silverbeaveraward.

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

Council Honor Wall Portraits at GradPortraits

October 17 
Eagle Scouts and Quartermaster Awardees should come to GradPortraits studio for their complimentary portrait for display on council’s Honor Wall. Appointments are suggested and can be reserved by going to GradPortraits.com. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments take precedence. The studio is located at 3303 Harbor Blvd. Ste. G1, Costa Mesa at the 405 Freeway, caddy-corner to Ikea. For more information visit our web site, www.GradPortraits.com to make your reservation.

Road to Eagle Scholarship

If you are working on your Eagle Scout project and will be done by June 2016 – this message is for you!

A $300 Eagle Scholarship will be given at the 2015 Construction Industry Luncheon to help a deserving Scout fund his Eagle Scout project. Please click on the link below, fill out the application and mail or e-mail to Sally Lawrence, OCBSA, 1211 E. Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705 or sallyl@ocbsa.org by Friday, November 6th.
Please note: you must be available to accept the award at the luncheon on November 18, 2015.

Click here for the application.

2015 Eagle Scout Alumni Fall Gathering

Location:  Newport Sea Base
Address:  1931 Coast Highway, Newport Beach
Date:  Saturday Nov. 7, 2015
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Admission Cost:  $10 per person and $5 value bag of non-perishable food (optional)
Cost includes: Continental breakfast, water sports fun, a tour of the Newport Sea Base and cruise of Newport harbor
Special Feature: Scouting For Food Day in Orange County in conjunction with Second Harvest Food bank and the Girl Scouts of America. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food items to the gathering.

GUEST SPEAKER: C. Thomas Ruppert, Founder So. California Sailing Foundation, COO Chrysalis Insurance Agency


Please register online at ocbsa.kintera.org/eaglealumni by Wednesday, November 4. Space is limited! Registration questions:  Melissa Kwan at melissak@ocbsa.org or call (714) 546-8558 (Ext. 133). For inquiries about NESA or the fall alumni gathering contact Marty Cutrone (Ext. 143)

The William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award

This special national award is designed to recognize volunteers at the unit or district level who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The award may be worn on the adult uniform. The award is a square knot placed over the three colors representing the three phases of our program—Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.  A program device can be earned for up to three additional units organized. The award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional units only. The award is administered by the council Strategic Alliances committee and will be presented by the local district. The award also consists of a certificate of achievement and a uniform devise. The device is available for each type of traditional units organized and can be worn with the square knot.

For more information regarding the requirements, go to: http://www.scouting.org/Home/Awards_Central/WilliamBoyce.aspx;

If you have questions regarding how you can organize a new unit and qualify for the WDB New Unit Organizer Award, please contact Marty Cutrone at martyc@ocbsa.org.

Win a Fort Knox Safe and Tickets to a Nascar Race

TeamSLR is always looking for ways to benefit Scouting through our NASCAR race program. BSA
Driver, Scott Lagasse Jr. spends time throughout each year across the country at numerous Scouting
events.One of BSA Racing’s sponsor partners is Fort Knox Safes. In support of Scouting, BSA Racing and Fort
Knox Safes are offering a lucky Scout family an opportunity to win a brand new Fort Knox Safe.WINNER WILL RECIEVE:
– A Brand NEW Fort Knox safe (Valued at $2,700).
– 4 Race tickets to the *Homestead-Miami Nov. 20, 2015 NASCAR race. The lucky family will receive a tour of the
NASCAR garage, a meet and greet with BSA driver Scott Lagasse Jr. and a team race hat for each guest.Information Flyer

Ameriprise Financial Seminar for Families Bound for College

Ameriprise Financial invites you to join us for a special seminar on the topic of: How to Get a Higher Education, And the Realities of Paying for It.
We will discuss:

  • What it takes to get accepted to college, and the challenges students face in a more competitive environment
  • The college application process
  • Current trends in attendance and cost of trade and community colleges, as well as public and private institutions
  • Where to find the information you need to talk with colleges
  • Why everyone should apply for financial aid
  • Understand the features and benefits of your savings plans, and how they affect financial aid awards
  • How to improve your financial aid
  • Ways to determine appropriate loans for you and your student
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions of experts in these fields

Presented By:  Jim Duncombe, ChFC, MBA, CCPS & Justin Duncombe, CCPS
Hosted By:   Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council

Orange County BSA Office             Mission Viejo Elks Lodge
1211 E. Dyer Rd., Santa Ana OR     25092 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo
Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 6:30PM          Monday, Oct. 26 @ 6:30PM

This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation.

Please RSVP to the office of James Duncombe at 818-592-3307

Download flyer here

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!