Year 2013, No. 2  --  January 15, 2013

 Scout-O-Rama - February 2nd

February 2, 2013 - Santa Maria Town Center Mall - FREE2013 Scout-O-Rama Patch

Join thousands of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers from across the Central Coast at the annual Los Padres Council Scout-O-Rama.

“What is a Scout-O-Rama?”

It’s one of the best ways for Scouting to show our communities all the great things that go on in Scouting. Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venturing Crews put on booths, games, and activities in the Town Center Mall for the thousands of visitors who attend each year.

“Can Our Unit Put on a Booth or Activity??”

YES!! Absolutely. The possibilities are limitless!!! (except for the space and rules of the mall): Pinewood derbies, space derbies, rain gutter regatta, rubber band target shooting, soap carving, realistic first aid, model campsites, monkey bridges (think safety!), map and compass, leather work, mask making, and the list goes on. Plan now for your display (remember to make it interactive) and mark the date on your calendar.

Some of the highlights from the 2012 Scout-O-Rama were:

  • Council-Wide Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Adults, and Siblings
  • LEGO Derby
  • Climbing Wall
  • SB County SWAT Team
  • Rubber Band Gun Target Shooting
  • Monkey Bridges

This year we plan to have more Scouting units and community organizations participating and more Scouts attending this free event!

To download a Scout-o-Rama Poster/Flyer for distribution to Scouts, click here.

Check out the photo album of all the great fun activities at the 2012 Scout-O-Rama.

To obtain a registration packet for all the events and activities during Scout-o-Rama on February 2nd, click here.

National Jamboree Troop Contingent has four youth openings. For more information on how you can participate this July at The Summit in River Gorge, WV, contact either Ron Walsh (686-5167) or Steve von Dohlen.

For more information or to sign up, go to the Council Contingent's web page.

College of Commissioner Science

Registration Begins: 7:45 a.m.
Closing Begins: 3:15 p.m.

Location: Pacific Christian Church

3435 Santa Maria Way (Pacific Christian Center)

The College of Commissioner Science is a training format for Scouting Commissioners modeled after college courses and degrees. The college borrows terminology from higher education. Session topics become “courses” with course numbers.

Courses in the “curriculum” are divided into three program levels:

  • bachelor’s program
  • master’s program
  • doctor’s program

Awards are called degrees:

  • bachelor of commissioner science
  • master of commissioner science
  • doctor of commissioner science (Ph.D.)

Commissioners primarily provide unit service. Unit service is one of four important functions of every local council, the others being membership, finance, and program.

The commissioner helps chartered organizations and the leaders of their units achieve the objectives of Scouting. The primary objective is to help each and every unit provide a quality Scouting program happen for all our youth members.

Participant Cost: $25, if paid by January 21. $30 after that.
Staff Cost: $13.

Rescheduled from October 27, 2012. The new Commissioner curriculum to be taught.

For additional information please contact Jim Snowdy at 805 441-1176 or by e-mail at:

Congratulations to the 2013 Los Padres Council Silver Beaver Participants:

  • William "Trey" Pinner
  • John Zuchelli
  • Harry Holden
  • James Bartlett




Schedule the Date

Rancho Alegre Camp Work Day - March 9th.  Troops, Families, and Individuals welcome to make improvements to YOUR Scout Camp. Lunch will be provided.  Please register.

Wilderness First Aid - April 12-13. A required course for at least one individual attending anyone of the BSA's High Adventure Camps; a highly recommended course for EVERY Scout Unit.  Check it out.

Summer Camp and Programs - Check out our different Summer Camps and Training Activities coming up later this year.  Click here to go our camp web page.

Below you will find a list of the next upcoming Council-wide events for Los Padres Council. To register and/or pay for any of these events, click on the line and it will take you directly to the registration page. Included in the calendar are major civic and religious activity dates as well as dates of college testing for college students. This enables units to plan around these events. For events beyond the last date, click on the link to the calendar


To find out more about these events and many others, log on to the Council website at

This newsletter to our valued Scouters in the Los Padres Council is issued twice monthly on or about the 1st and 15th of each month.  Deadline for articles is four days prior. Send all articles, pictures, etc. to the webmaster at