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News: ScoutWeek September 30, 2015

Go Over the Edge for Scouting!

Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime?!

Be one of the select few who get to rappel down the side of the 17 story Irvine Marriott on October 16th. This is truly a “bucket list” item and the bragging rights are priceless!

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 and send to family and friends! Crowdsourcing is a great way to raise funds and give back to a cause you’re passionate about!

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 can go toward your Friends of Scouting goal!

(While there is a special incentive to raise the money by October 16th, you do have until 12/31/15 to complete the pledge).
Special incentive: For the participant that raises the most money by October 16th, you will be awarded a Delta airlines e-Gift Card worth $500.00 for airfare!

Click here for the information flyer.

Visit the Popcorn Pantry

POPCORN SWAP: A Scout is Helpful. Do you have any product that isn’t selling as well as you thought?  There are other units that may need it!  Please go to the Popcorn Pantry on Facebook to let other units know you have product they can check out from you.  Also, do you need product? You can go to the same site and let others know what you need.  This is a closed group and you will need to be accepted so sign up early to avoid delays.

Popcorn Performance of the Week: Pack 506 had 4 Scouts in front of Chase bank for 2 hours and earned $590 in popcorn sales and military donations! Way to go, Pack 506!

Please send stories and pictures to Kaleigh Teskey at Kaleigh.Teskey@scouting.org

Become a NESA Youth Officer


Orange County Eagle Scouts who are Freshmen, Sophomore or Juniors in high school are eligible to serve on the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committee as council youth officers during 2016. The Orange County Council NESA committee is now accepting applications for this prestigious role in Scouting.

Submissions are due to the council office by Friday Oct. 23.  Benefits: Acquire more leadership experience, interface with council board members and other community leaders, meet and serve with other Eagle Scouts across the council, build your resume and provide a very valuable service to Scouting. For more information, contact Marty Cutrone at martyc@ocbsa.org or 714-546-4990 ext. 143

Download application form

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, C.E.O. Chrysalis Insurance Agency

FUN AQUATICS ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE: KAYAKS, HARBOR TOUR, PADDLBOARDS, ROW BOATS AND THE POPULAR, “SUBSQUACH” WILL BE OFFERED FOR THOSE MORE ADVENTUROUS EAGLE SCOUTS

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)   

OCBSA Presents the Commissioners Appreciation Dinner


Download Flyer Here!

Save the Date for 2016 Friends of Scouting Kickoff

Congrats to NOESA Award Recipient, Don Webb!


Don Webb will receive the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award on November 4th at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.  Register online athttp://ocbsa.kintera.org/WebbTribute.
Don has helped 610 boys achieve Eagle Rank. Don earned his Eagle rank in 1954, and served as Scoutmaster and Committee Chair before becoming District Eagle Chair in 1994. Both his sons are Eagle Scouts. He served as Mayor on the Newport Beach City Council.The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award is given for distinguished service to a Scout’s profession and community on the recommendation of his Council NESA committee, Scout executive and Council Chairman.

We are privileged to have the Mayor of Newport Beach, Gold Medalist Peter Vidmar, and the NESA President joining us to honor Don.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout Coaches, and Webelos Leaders.

Date:      Saturday, October 31, 2015
Location: Brea Lions Scout House, 401 S. Brea Blvd, Brea
Time:     8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
–AND–
Date:      November 6-7, 2015 (5:00 PM Friday through Saturday evening)
Location: Campout – Firestone Scout Reservation
*You must attend all dates to complete the training.

COST: $20.00 (Cash or Check payable to Neil Rodgers) Includes course materials and camping fees.  Does not include food for the weekend camping. (Weekend food cost will be determined based on menus planned as part of the course.)

FOR INFORMATION/REGISTRATION CONTACT:
Neil Rodgers: rnrlawprof@sbcglobal.net
or Daryl Cousins: (714)609-8347, darylcousins@sbcglobal.net

Submit this registration form via email or snail mail NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 24TH

Upcoming SCOUTING Activities at Newport Sea Base

MERIT BADGE CLASSES:

  • Canoeing (1 Saturday Session): 10/24
  • Citizenship in the Community (5 Saturday Sessions): 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21 & 12/5
  • Citizenship in the Nation (3 Saturday Sessions): 10/10 – 10/24 or 11/7 – 11/21
  • Citizenship in the World (3 Saturday Sessions): 10/10 – 10/24 or 11/7 – 11/21
  • Emergency Preparedness (2 Saturday Sessions): 10/31 – 11/7
  • Environmental Science (4 Saturday Sessions): 10/24 – 11/14
  • First Aid (2 Saturday Sessions): 10/31 – 11/7
  • Motor Boating (1 Saturday Session): 10/31
  • Small Boat Sailing* (4 Sunday Sessions): 10/25 – 11/15
  • Woodwork (4 Saturday Sessions): 11/14 – 12/12 (No class on 11/28)

WEBELOS & JUNIOR GIRL SCOUT CLASSES:

  • Engineer (1 Saturday Session): 10/24
  • First Responder / First Aid (1 Saturday Session): 10/24

CUB SCOUT & FAMILY CLASSES:

  • Family Sailing & BBQ (1 Saturday Session): 10/24 or 11/14
  • Take a Kid Fishing! (1 Saturday Session): 10/3
  • Paddle Sport Adventure (1 Saturday Session): 10/17 or 11/21

SAILING FOR ALL YOUTH:

  • Sailing 1 (4 Sunday Sessions): 10/25 – 11/15
  • Sailing 2* = Small Boat Sailing MB (4 Sunday Sessions): 10/25 – 11/15
  • After School Sailing 1 (4 Wednesday Sessions): 10/14 – 11/4

* Prerequisite: Successful completion of Sailing 1 or equivalent.

Preregistration is required for all classes. For program information and to register, please refer to our website http://www.newportseabase.org.

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

Scout Day at the Aquarium


Scout Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific will be Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Scouts, family and friends are invited to visit the Aquarium at the discounted rate of $14 Adult and $7 Child, regular $28.95 Adult and $14.95 Child. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Cub Scouts can take steps towards completing badge requirements with self-led activity sheets available for download online.

www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/scouts/

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!