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ScoutWeek October 28, 2015

This Halloween, give the children that come to your door the greatest treat of all – Scouting! Much like Trick-or-Treating, Scouting is more fun with friends. That’s why we’ve developed a new tool to help you invite the boys in your neighborhood to join in the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts.

Click here to download the brand new Cub Scout invite cards.

These small cards are easy to customize with your Pack meeting times and locations. They can even be printed on your home printer.

Cub Scout recruitment cards are great tools to share with parents at school and church. They are also the perfect size to be tossed in Trick-or-Treating bags with a couple pieces of candy.

Please help us give every boy the chance to be a Scout.

Click here to download your customizable Cub Scout invite cards today.

Photo of the Week

Not a Tiger anymore… Little Jake takes a look before exploring Sandstone Peak.
We Want Your Pictures
Your Scouts are doing amazing things. Let the rest of the Council see them. Every week we’ll choose one photo that best represents Scouting in Orange County. To submit a photo of your Scouts, click here.

Upcoming Events

2016 Invest in Character FOS Campaign Kickoff
October 29 | 7pmPlease join us for the 2016 “Invest in Character” Campaign kickoff  at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting. Enjoy refreshments and learn how to motivate others to “SHOW YOU THE MONEY” fromguest speaker Leigh Steinberg, the man who inspired the Jerry Maguire story! Please email Kathy Nguyen to RSVP.For more information on the 2016 FOS kickoff and/or campaign, please contact Devon Dougherty at 714-546-8558, ext. 145.
Win More Prizes with Popcorn!
Now through November 15Get in on the action with online sales of Trail’s End popcorn! We’re giving away one prize a week leading up to the Grand Prize Drawing on November 16th. All you have to do is make a sale online to be entered to win.Click here for details!
Activity Badge & Merit Badge Day 
November 7Cub Scout and Boy Scouts rejoice, we’ve got a day packed with advancement opportunity for you! Join in the fun at the Outdoor Education Center and work towards Aquanaut Activity Badge, Lifesaving Merit Badge, Sustainability Merit Badge, and more.Click here for all available badges and registration.
Volunteers Needed at Lost Valley
November 14We are planting 52 Incense Cedar trees up at Lost Valley and are in need of some extra hands to get the job done. These 15 gallon trees will be planted around the meadow and Russ Enloe Memorial Grove. Let’s make it happen before the rainy season hits!Contact Al Remyn with any questions at 714-538-3821.
RSVP to Jenniver Blevins at 714-546-8558 x113.
2017 National Jamboree Information Night
November 19Scouts, Venturers, and parents interested in attending the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, we invite you to attend this information gathering. There will be presentations from youth participants from the 2013 Jamboree. Bring your checkbook to make a deposit and meet the unit leaders for the Troops and Crew.Click here for more information.
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Training Opportunities

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI
December 5-6REI is partnering with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive 16 hour, two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the back country. In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.Click here for registration and more information.
December 11-13The NRA training courses are designed to teach you how to teach others. By learning to teach others you will also increase your personal knowledge of firearms and improve your shooting skills. Participants who successfully complete the NRA instructor training courses will become certified instructors.Click here for registration and more information.
Wood Badge
February 5-7 AND 20-22
Wood Badge is the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders and is available to registered leaders of all levels of the Scouting program. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.Two courses are scheduled for 2016. Click here for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Policy Changes

15-Passenger Van Usage Effective September 1, 2015, the use of 15-passenger vans manufactured before 2005 will no longer be allowed in connection with Scouting programs and activities. Any 2005 or later 15-passenger vans may be used if equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers including the driver. This applies to all vehicles, regardless of ownership. For more information, please refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Update – Credit Card Service Fees for RechartersDue to the increased burden on the Orange County Council for credit card service fees associated with Deposits/Payments made on Unit Accounts and for Unit Recharters, we will no longer be able to accept credit cards or debit cards for these types of transactions. We will however continue to accept credit and debit card payments for most other transactions as we have in the past.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

ICYMI: In case you missed it…

Get your tickets for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, we’ve got the best seats in the house!Interactive Digital Merit Badge Pamphlets are here! Read all about it.

The SCOUTStrong Healthy Living Initiative integrates active lifestyles, healthy eating, and emotional fitness into everything that the BSA does.Learn more here.