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Los Padres Council

Cachuma, Camino Real, Del Norte, Live Oak and South Coast

Keeping Scouting Alive Since 1910

Check out the daily progress of Rancho Alegre's latest attraction - a three-sided climbing wall.

 

CLIMBING WALL IN MID-CONSTRUCTION

  • July 22 - Second Face Bottom Construction
  • July 22 - Continued Construction on Second Face
  • July 22 - Additional work on Second Face
  • July 22 - More work on Second Face
  • July 22 - View of 1st and 2nd Faces
  • July 22 - Second Face Nearing Completion
 

The advent of the climbing wall has been a long-term dream of Rancho Alegre Scouts and Scouters. We are grateful to our donor for his generous gift to make this dream a reality. Watch this website for designated days for scouts and units who wish to utilize this new feature to our COPE area. Rancho Alegre has many other needs that people and groups might wish to contribute funds and resources. For a list of these projects, please visit our Rancho Alegre Capital Campaign page or contact Scout Executive Carlos Cortez at carlos.cortez@scouting.org.  

Photos (these and more photos) can be found at the Council online photo album.

If you really like these pictures and you want to learn the techniques of climbing, you and your unit should seriously plan on coming to Rancho Alegre Summer Camp next year on July 9 to July14, 2017

Special thanks to former Council Program Director Ron Walsh who came out of retirement to oversee this project.  Also thanks to Rancho Alegre Rangers Larry Edwards and Todd Williams for necessary prep work and assistance.  Thank you also to Dr. George Michaels and the Council Camping Committee who did necessary site identification and planning to make this project possible.

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For Local Information/Cub Scout Day Camp

 

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                              

 

 

2016 FOS GOALS and ACHIEVEMENTS

Campaign Goals and Results
Report on June 26, 2016

"Be Part of the Solution"

 
District/Unit Campaign 2016 Goal 2016 Pledged % of Goal Average Donation No. of Donors
Cachuma District $20,000 $10,381.00 51.9% $247.17 42
Camino Real District $40,000 $10,505.00 26.3% $114.18 92
Del Norte District $41,000 $6,285.00 15.3% $125.70 50
Live Oak District $37,000 $26,677.00 72.1% $179.04 149
South Coast District $100,000 $36,571.00 36.6% $188.51 194
Direct Mail Campaign $20,000 $3,635.00 18.2% $90.88 40
Board Campaign $100,000 $15,300.00 15.3% $1,700.00 9
TOTAL $358,000 $109,354.00 30.5% $189.85 576

Become a Friend of Scouting

FOS Brochure Front Side

FOS Brochure Back Side

FOS 2016 patchEach year, our Scout parents, leaders and community friends are asked to support some of the hidden costs of Scouting. The Los Padres Council, which serves more than 9,000 youth and adults within San Luis and Santa Barbara counties, provides numerous benefits and annually spends in excess of $150 per youth to provide the Scouting program.

Friends of Scouting (brochure) provides for our Scouts and to numerous others. Our goal this year is to have 100% of our Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity teams, and Venture crews to hold a Friends of Scouting presentation. Each units full participation will guarantee that our Scouts and the thousands other Scouts across the central coast will receive the Scouting program in 2016.

Please contact your "District Executive" at your local council service center to schedule your Friends of Scouting (FOS) presentation today!

 

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2016 FAMILY FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
UNIT RECOGNITION PLAN

In addition to the individual contributor FOS recognition patch, the following is a unit recognition plan:

Council supporter award:

100% Partition, every member of the unit participates at an average level of $40 per member

  • Council President's FOS Unit Award:
Unit achieves President Goal of $150 per 2016 registered Scout in unit
  • President FOS plaque
  • Free weekend at Rancho Alegre for the entire unit, weekend is the unit?s choice subject to availability.(Weekend program not included)
  • Recognition on the council website as a Council President Unit.

COUNCIL BUDGET for 2016

If we are asking you to be generous with your giving, we owe you the responsibility of sharing our Council budget and how we receive and spend the money that you provide to us through your giving. One can download a copy of the Council Budget for 2016, by clicking here. If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to make a donation to support the Council, please contact our Scout Executive, Carlos Cortez at carlos.cortez@scouting.org.


Scouting Works


SUMMER CAMPING

One of the major aims of Scouting is to get youth into the outdoors. Following is a list of some Summer 2016 opportunities to youth to experience and appreciate the outdoors:

 
For additional information about any of these Summer Camping Opportunities, contact the Rancho Alegre Program Office at alegre@hughes.net or (805) 686-5167.

 


ADVANCEMENT CHANGES

During the past two years BSA has made major changes to the Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Venturing rank advancement process. This website has separate pages for both the Boy Scout and Cub Scout changes which more information may be obtained.

Boy Scout Rank Changes became effective January 1, 2016. The 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook incorporates all these new and changing requirements. Below are two useful links for boys in transition:

For information about these changes and other advancement changes and techniques, check out the January-February 2016 edition of Advancement News. Older issues are available online at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/advancement_news.aspx


To learn more about these opportunities, click on the graphic or link

Take advantage of these general activities!

Webelos Woods

WEBELOS WOODS

September 16-17, 2016
Rancho Alegre

Online Registration

Offline Registration Form

Order of the Arrow Logo

2016 OA Dues

$15 for Calendar Year 2016

Online Registration

Offline Registration Form

Chumash Jacket Patch

2016 Summer Ordeal

August 26-28 , 2016
Rancho Alegre

ORDEAL CANDIDATE PACKET

On-line Registration and Payment

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT THESE FORMS OR PRESENT THEM AT THE REGISTRATION DESK UPON ARRIVAL AT THE ORDEAL:

Order of the Arrow Bear Claw

Summer 2016 Edition

2017 Jamboree Patch

2017 National Jamboree Patch Set

Deadline for ordering:  Extended

Click on this link to learn how you can purchase five different Los Padres Council patches which benefit our 2017 National Jamboree contingent.

 

Spring Camporee

Cub Scout Day Camps

South Coast -Botanic Gardens - COMPLETED


Live Oak/Cachuma -
Pioneer Park - COMPLETED
Ken Adams Park - July 25-27


Camino Real - COMPLETED
Church of the Nazarene, Los Osos


Del Norte - NO camp will be held in 2016

Here are some great training opportunities to make you a better leader!!

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Training

Council Training Policy

In order to provide a quality and safe program for the youth that we serve, Los Padres Council has established certain training standards that all adult volunteers must adhere. To read this policy, click here.

Training

Council Training Policy

In order to provide a quality and safe program for the youth that we serve, Los Padres Council has established certain training standards that all adult volunteers must adhere. To read this policy, click here.

BALOO Training Logo

BALOO
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

September 24, 2016 - 8:30 - 4:30
Larsen Meadow at Rancho Alegre

To register online or find out more information, click here

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS)

August 19-20, 2016
Rancho Alegre

To find out more about the training offered
at this event,
click here.

University of Scouting

October 8, 2016
Save the Date

To find out more about the training offered
at this event,
click here.

Wood Badge Certificate

Wood Badge

A premier training course for Scouters!

Requires 2 - 3 day weekend attendance
September 3-5 at Rancho Alegre
September 22-24 at Camp Three Falls

More Information

High Adventure Camps

Way Points Header

Sea Base

? Way Point Philmont
?Way Point The Summit
?Way Point Northern Tier
?Way Point Jamboree
 Venturingfest 2016Way Point Jamboree

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Upcoming Council Scouting Events

Below you will find a list of the next 40 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. For events beyond the last date, click on the link to the calendar.

more events

Council News

Check here for news releases and stories about upcoming Scouting events and changes. After each title is given a short synopsis of the article. Click on the title to read the entire article. Additional stories may be accessed by using the bottom link.

  • PRAY's NEW PrOGRAM
    PRAY is doing a Bible Basics Program for Scouts. Check out how you can earn these Scouting patches in this exciting new program
  • Strategic Plan Adopted
    STRATEGIC PLAN ADOPTED -- At the annual meeting on January 20, 2015, the Los Padres Council adopted a new Strategic Plan to cover the Council for the future.
  • Safe Meeting Environment
    The beginning of a new school year is a good time to check out the physical location of your meeting to make sure that they comply with safety rules and requlations.
  • Free Snake Bite Poster
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers is offering free-of-charge to Scout units a poster on identifying and treating snake bites...
  • International Spirit Award
    Learn how Scouts of all ages and Scouters can earn this Award.
  • New LDS Scouting Handbook Issued
    The LDS Church has issued a new handbook on Scouting in the LDS Church. May be downloaded. Also check out resources for LDS Units
  • Memorial Day Honor Roll
    Memorial Day Honor Roll being established for Scouts and Scouters of Los Padres, Mission, and Santa Lucia Councils.
  • Hot Air Ballooning Activity
    From the official BLOG of Scouting Magazine, BSA announces that certain forms of Hot Air Ballooning are now permissible activities. Read the details to find out what is permissible.
  • New Eagle Scout Workbook Issued
    New Eagle Scout Workbook issued. Replaces all prior editions immediately.
  • Guide to Advancement
    BSA has just issued the Guide to Advancement. Each unit Advancement Chair can download it here.
  • DARE and Second Class Requirement 9A
    Second Class Requirement 9A requires Scouts to participate in a school, community, or troop program on danger of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco...
  • Summer Day Outing in Santa Barbara
    Looking for a summer activity for your den or patrol? Here's a great one to do in Santa Barbara - the Santa Barbara Historical Trails Award.

Additional news releases

Training Information

Every Scout is deserves a trained leader
Check out these courses!

    Los Padres Press (Council Newsletter

    Stop Bullying

    For a BSA prepared Powerpoint presentation on bullying -
    Scout Version -
    Leader Version

    For a BSA prepared Powerpoint presentation on bullying - Scout Version - Leader Version Scouting?s values make it clear that bullying is not tolerated?both inside and outside of our organization. Our position on bullying?coupled with our commitment to serving America?s youth with a quality Scouting experience?provides Scout leaders a unique opportunity to teach respect and acceptance of others. --Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive


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    Youth Protection and Risk Management Information

    To report a suspected case of child abuse in Scouting, download this?form?with instructions.

    • Safe Meeting Environment
      The beginning of a new school year is a good time to check out the physical location of your meeting to make sure that they comply with safety rules and requlations.
    • Free Snake Bite Poster
      The American Association of Poison Control Centers is offering free-of-charge to Scout units a poster on identifying and treating snake bites...
    • Hot Air Ballooning Activity
      From the official BLOG of Scouting Magazine, BSA announces that certain forms of Hot Air Ballooning are now permissible activities. Read the details to find out what is permissible.
    • Social Media and Scouting
      Your Unit, your Scouts, and social media
    • Youth Safety is the Number 1 Concern
      Youth Safety is the Number 1 Concern of the BSA and our Los Padres Council.
    • Important Insurance Information for Volunteers
      REVISED INSURANCE POLICY FOR VOLUNTEER and SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: The Boy Scouts of America has revised its fact sheet on insurance coverage provisions for volunteers and sponsoring organizations.
    • Working with Scouts with Autism
      Most units have Scouts with learning challenges and leaders are not prepared. Prepared as a Woodbadge project, this article may help the leader with extending the Scouting experience to Scouts with autism.

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    Promoting Scouting Events on the Website and in the Newsletter

    Los Padres Council will only promote approved Scouting events on its website, in its newsletter, and in social media. If you have any question about approval, contact either Carlos Cortez (Carlos.Cortez@scouting.org) or Scott Oldenburg?(Scott.Oldenburg@scouting.org).

    Copy, fliers, forms, and photographs should be sent to volunteer Webmaster (RanchoAlegre@cox.net). Please send this material well in advance of the event.


    Los Padres Council
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    Santa Barbara, CA 93110

    (805) 967-0105; fax: (805) 967-5094

    Council Service Centers

    Santa Barbara Service Center
    Main Administrative Office
    4000 Modoc Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    Office:(805) 967-0105
    Fax:(805) 967-5094
    Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Santa Maria Service Center
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    229 Town Center Mall (2nd Floor)
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    Office:(805) 925-1955
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    Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    Hours: 10 am to?1:30 pm;
    Saturday

    Closed Sunday

    Atascadero Service Center
    7350 El Camino Real, Suite #201
    Atascadero, CA 93422
    Office:?(805)461-4018
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    Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm'
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    Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday
    Saturday hours are by appointment

    Closed Sunday

     

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