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Age Changes to Youth

The Church announces that youth will advance in the year they turn 12, 14, 16. That means that the 11 year old-Scouts will become Boy Scouts in the Deacons Quorum.

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LDS Legacy Encampment: July 15-20th 2019

Come Experience Lost Valley with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stakes of Orange County. There will be an awesome Merit Badge Program, Water/Aquatics Program (Pool & lake front). Experience the last LDS Scout Camp.

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EVENT: OC LDS-BSA Varsity Dodgeball Tournament – Oct 29, 2016

Saturday – October 29, 2016 8AM – 2PM Location: Newport Beach Stake Center 2300 Bonita Canyon Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Ages: 14-15 years (Varsity only) Cost: Donuts (for Reals) Team Name: Come up with a Team Name for your Stake or Ward Team. Clothes: You can wear Halloween Costumes, create your ...

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Mac’s Message #72: Four Types of LDS Scouting Programs

Yogi Berra, the famous catcher and manager of the New York Yankees, known for his malapropisms, said “You can observe a lot by watching.” During my many years of involvement with the Young Men program of the Church I have had the opportunity to watch a lot of LDS Scouting ...

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Article: 50′ & 80’s vs today

I miss my time as a child when the only time that really mattered was knowing the street lights came on which indicated it was time to come home.  We would play bike-tag or “ditch-em” or ride bikes or explore.  Times are different now.  School is more competitive, so the ...

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News: Mt Man Rendezvous

Last Summer, 2015, the Laguna Niguel Stake organized a opt-in group to prepare for Mountain Man Rendezvous. During the summer we were able to learn how to light a fire with flint & steel, shoot with a sling shot, caber toss, cannonball/shotput toss, cook over an open fire, knife throwing, ...

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Preparing for the New Boy Scout Rank Requirements (2016)

BSA’s 411 Program Updates are nearly all in place except for Boy Scouting, which makes its final changes in January 2016. Of course, the first things you will notice are the new rank requirements. These were introduced last May but take full effect on January 1st ; Scouts joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST ...

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Mac’s Message #64: I Will Do My Best

Every boy involved in Scouting pledges to “do his best” when he recites the Scout Oath. He does not vow to try to do his best; he promises he will do his best. Perhaps Yoda, the venerable Jedi Master, explains this facet of the Scout Oath succinctly when he admonishes, ...

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