July 2012


July 2012 A newsletter for all valued Scouters, Volume 2, Issue 7

Scouts Around the Globe
Are Creating World Peace

Messengers of PeaceJoin In and Make a Difference

Fellow Scouters,

In 1920, just two years after the most terrible war the world had ever known, World War I, 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries came together for the first world jamboree. At the closing ceremony, Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell called on participants to carry the spirit of the jamboree home “so that we may help to develop peace and happiness in the world and goodwill among all Scouts.”

The Scouts of the world have been answering that call for more than 90 years. Today, Scouts in dozens of countries are working for peace by solving conflicts in their schools, building links between divided communities,

Messenger of Peach
Emblem supports a new, international Scouting program—Messengers of Peace—encouraging volunteerism and world peace. Logo ring is designed to be worn around the World Crest. # 615442

teaching their peers about health and wellness, and repairing environmental damage. To recognize their efforts—and to inspire more young men and women to help Scouting create a better world—the World Scout Committee has launched the Messengers of Peace initiative. The Boy Scouts of America is proud to join this effort in 2012.

How can BSA units participate? All they have to do is go online and register the MOP-related community service projects (including Eagle Scout projects) they undertake. Doing so adds pins to a global Messengers of Peace map, which Scouts from around the world can click on to learn how their fellow Scouts are making a difference.

Scouts who complete MOP projects will be eligible for a special recognition: a ring patch that goes around the World Crest. That patch will symbolize their participation in an ever-widening circle of Scouts who are not just visualizing world peace but are helping to make it a reality.

The Scouts of the world have always been a powerful force for good. This initiative lets us celebrate what our Scouts have already accomplished and inspire them to accomplish even more. Please join us as we work together to create a better world.


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Wilderness First Aid Course

October 6 & 13 at Camp French (Camp French)

After a highly successful Wilderness First Aid Course at Rancho Alegre in May, the Los Padres Council is pleased to once again offer a Wilderness First Aid Course on October 6 and 13.

Wilderness First Aid training is now required for units attending a BSA National High Adventure Base (Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier, Bechtel Summit). It is also a great course to take for all units that are going on a back country trip.

Wilderness First Aid is invaluable to you, the unit or trek leader, as it goes well beyond your basic first aid. When you are hours from available emergency medical services, you will be really thankful that you took this course! This course is 18 hours long over two sessions and you must attend both sessions in order to be certified.

A pre-requisite for the course is current certification in CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator). You will need to bring a copy of your card to the course.

Costs per person for the Wilderness First Aid course:

  • Los Padres Council Scouters $120
  • Other Council’s Scouters $145
  • Non Scouters $170

Costs include the course, course materials, certification card, and snacks. (Thanks to a grant from our National Office, we are able to offer this course at this greatly reduced price.)

Please note, the minimum age to attend this course is 16.

Wilderness First Aid is limited to 10 participants. Priority will be given to:

  1. Wilderness First AidLos Padres Council Scouters
  2. Other Council’s Scouters
  3. Non Scouters

To graduate:

  • You must attend both sessions
  • You must pass the final exam with an 80% or better score

Registration deadline is September 14, 2012

To sign up, you may register online and pay by credit card. Or, download and fill out this form then mail it to: Rancho Alegre Program Office, 2680 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

For more information contact Ron Walsh at 805-686-5167 or rwalsh@bsamail.org or e-mail George Brown at kf6pbl@hotmail.com

Why We Do What We Do

Eagle Scout Carl A. Scott.

Carl's graduation
Lt. Carl A. Scott graduating from USAF flight school. Lt. Scott is flying C-130’s while stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.

Why do volunteers in Scouting do what they do? During the past 100 plus years of Scouting adults have willingly volunteered to serve Scouting to help our children grow from young boys to quality young men. These adult volunteer leaders have served as Cubmasters, Den Leaders, assistant Scoutmasters, Scoutmasters, Venturing Crew Advisors and many other leadership positions within their local council. With great devotion to the values of Scouting the volunteer adult leaders of Scouting have served our youth well and not received one single penny in payment for their long hours of service to Scouting.

If volunteers do not do what they do for money, then why do they do what they do?

The picture of Lt. Scott graduating from USAF flight school is a good example of the rewards so many volunteers leaders have received these past 100+ plus years.

Carl Scott began his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 2103 in Lompoc. Upon completion of the Arrow of Light Carl Scott crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 2103 where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout Scott then attended the United States Air Force Military Academy graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, with an emphasis in Aeronautics on May 26, 2010. Now Lt. Carl Scott will be flying C-130 cargo planes.

Paul Ladwig who served as Carl's Cubmaster believes Carl needs to take his Cubmaster for a ride in a C-130!

2012 Eagle Scouts

1912-2012 Eagle Scout patch100 years ago the very first Boy Scout reached the rank of Eagle Scout. That Scout, Arthur Rose Eldred, was a member of Troop 1 in Oceanside, New York. Then in 1982, Alexander Holsinger of Normal, Illinois, became the one-millionth Eagle Scout. The two-millionth Eagle Scout, Anthony Thomas, Lakeville, Minn. reach the rank in June of 2009. How much time will it take for the three-millionth Eagle Scout to be named? Wait and see!

Boy Scouts earning the Eagle Scout rank in 2012 will be able to wear the Eagle Scout Centennial patch.

Earlier this year the Boy Scouts of America released a study done by Baylor University titled Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge. This study provides interesting data on the value of being a Boy Scout and attaining the Eagle Scout rank.

2012 Los Padres Council Eagle Scouts

The list below is of all the Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout from January to the end of June, 2012. New Eagle Scouts will be reported every month in the Los Padres Council Newsletter.

Merit Beyond the Badge
First Name Last Name City Unit # District
Callum Arras Santa Barbara Troop 0002 South Coast
Scott Attula Santa Barbara Crew 0006 South Coast
John Ellsworth Goleta Crew 0006 South Coast
John Errico Santa Barbara Troop 0036 South Coast
Jack Fisher Atascadero Troop 0006 South Coast
Dayne Gardiner Goleta Crew 0006 South Coast
Samuel Gutierrez Carpinteria Troop 0050 South Coast
Ryan Halsey Santa Barbara Troop 0004 South Coast
Benjamin Helkey Santa Barbara Troop 0001 South Coast
Burkely McComb Santa Barbara Crew 0020 South Coast
Farid Mora Santa Barbara Troop 0105 South Coast
Thomas Nelson Santa Barbara Crew 0020 South Coast
Thomas Soto Santa Barbara Troop 0004 South Coast
Benjamin Teng Santa Barbara Troop 0026 South Coast
Kevin Voigt Goleta Troop 0122 South Coast
Jeremy Work Santa Barbara Troop 0033 South Coast
James Wright Santa Barbara Troop 0126 South Coast
Forest Carbone Santa Maria Troop 0087 Live Oak
Andrew Cardinal Santa Maria Troop 0087 Live Oak
Andrew Conley Lompoc Troop 2103 Live Oak
Clayton Craig Santa Maria Troop 0091 Live Oak
Zachary Jones Vandenberg AFB Crew 0066 Live Oak
Ryan Leyva Lompoc Troop 2103 Live Oak
Jacob Moreno Lompoc Troop 0166 Live Oak
Joshua Price Arroyo Grande Crew 0234 Live Oak
Dylan Wilder Lompoc Troop 2103 Live Oak
Alex Wilder Lompoc Troop 2103 Live Oak
Riley Huffman Solvang Troop 0041 Cachuma
Robert Park Solvang Crew 0046 Cachuma
Michael Blanchard Nipomo Troop 0450 Camino Real
Trent Diaz Arroyo Grande Troop 0413 Camino Real
Julian Farnsworth Arroyo Grande Troop 0489 Camino Real
Alexander Hascall Nipomo Troop 0450 Camino Real
Stephen LeNoir Los Osos Troop 0214 Camino Real
Eric Lewis San Luis Obispo Troop 0308 Camino Real
Michael McGrail Nipomo Troop 0489 Camino Real
Jacob Milbrandt Arroyo Grande Troop 0413 Camino Real
Joshua Sutherland San Luis Obispo Troop 0308 Camino Real
Douglas Dole Atascadero Troop 0226 Del Norte
Howard Giese Templeton Troop 0434 Del Norte
Daniel Joulfaian Paso Robles Troop 0101 Del Norte
Christopher Kleinman Paso Robles Crew 0264 Del Norte
Daniel McCaghren Paso Robles Troop 0101 Del Norte
Jonathan Mummert Templeton Troop 0434 Del Norte
James Potter Paso Robles Team 0264 Del Norte
Wesley Richards Atascadero Troop 0101 Del Norte

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“Badge of Honor”

2012 National Recruitment Campaign

Every good campaign starts with a good idea. Strong messages, powerful imagery, and fun scenarios are elements of this year’s recruitment campaign. With hundreds of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn the best part of success is the journey.

Whoever said half the fun is getting there had to be a Scout. Because the only thing more exciting than being awarded a badge is the unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that went with earning it.

To learn more about this year’s recruitment marketing campaign, visit: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Recruiting.aspx

There are many simple activities that districts or Scout units can run to encourage new families to join Scouting, to increase involvement, and to spread the word that Scouting is in the area. To discover fun and exciting recruitment activities and events, visit: http://scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/Youth_Recruitment/Events.aspx

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Popcorn2012 Popcorn Campaign

Plan your ideal year of Scouting with the power of popcorn!

For over 30 years, Trail’s End popcorn has been there to help Scout units and busy Scout families to raise more money in less time to fund Scouting programs.

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See how the popcorn sale has helped Scouts just like you accomplish goals and achieve success!

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The 2012 Popcorn Campaign provides all the tools your unit will need to raise more money to fund programs for your Scouts: from new and improved products, to innovative selling methods like online and mobile selling, Scout training videos, great motivational rewards, and easy-to-use online communication and sale management tools.

2012 Popcorn Cool Rewards

2012 Popcorn Leader Guidebook

70%Learn more about how to use the popcorn sale to plan your ideal year of Scouting by attending a popcorn kickoff event near you.

Popcorn Event Kick Off - Dates & Locations

  • Santa Barbara: Monday, August 6 - Pacific Suites at 6:30 p.m.
  • San Luis Obispo: Tuesday, August 7 - Grace Church at 6:30 p.m.
  • Santa Maria: Tuesday, August 14 - LDS Church on Sierra Madre at 6:30 p.m.

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New Videos Added!

S.T.E.M. — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Dr. Bernard Harris, a former astronaut and the BSA's national S.T.E.M. spokesperson, discusses the path for Scouts to achieve the Nova and Supernova awards for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math. Specific requirements will be released at www.scouting.org/STEM once they are delivered to Scout shops.


S.T.E.M.—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

S.T.E.M. is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can't help but enjoy the wide range of S.T.E.M. - related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

Why S.T.E.M.?

We live in a time of great opportunity. The spirit of innovation can help us overcome challenges and ensure a prosperous and secure future. To seize this opportunity, we must position ourselves at the cutting edge of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Yet our country is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is why many professionals and educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics believe the United States should do more now than ever to encourage students to enter S.T.E.M.-related fields. These experts say our young people need strong S.T.E.M. skills to compete in the world market. We must work together to cultivate the next generation of critical thinkers and innovators.


Ideas for teaching STEM-subject merit badgesweb link

Cyber Chip

cyber Pledge

Cub Cyber Chip
Boy Scout Cyber CHIP patch #615496

Scout cyber chip
Cub Scout Cyber CHIP patch #615495

, Today's youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, , and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, th, e BSA teamed up , with content expert, Ne, tSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Check it out here.

Topics include cyber bullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.


Cyber Chip Requirements

Printable Cyber Chip Certificates

Available From Scoutstuff

Integration Ideas


Unit Leaders

  • Tailor the requirements to your own unit rules. Complete the requirements for the Cyber Chip as a unit at a regular meeting, then hand out the cards and patches on the spot.
  • Review the resources available on the website, including teaching materials, an implementation guide, and more.
  • Create a fun challenge for youth to stump the unit leaders.
  • Play a "Jeopardy!"-style game in a meeting to use what's been learned.
  • Use the Cyber Chip as a foundational step in preparation for leadership positions such as Webmaster.



BSA Introduces Search and Rescue (SAR) Merit Badge

Merit Badge Encourages Scouts to Be Prepared When Enjoying Adventure Outdoors

Search and Rescue Merit BadgeRENO, Nevada (June 6, 2012)—Every year, thousands of people who were reported missing are saved by specialized search and rescue (SAR) teams. With high-tech navigation tools readily available, many people are able to self-evacuate from remote areas. But the critical skills of SAR are still essential to saving lives. That’s why today, the BSA is announcing its first Search and Rescue merit badge at the 2012 National Search and Rescue Conference hosted by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) and the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Scouts aiming to earn the Search and Rescue merit badge will first learn the important differences between a search and rescue. A search is an emergency situation requiring a team of trained searchers to locate, access, stabilize, and transport a lost person to safety. A rescue is an emergency situation where the person’s location is known but he or she must be removed from danger and returned to safety. The term SAR is used together because rescues are often required after the person is found. Scouts will learn the fundamentals of SAR, but the badge will not qualify a young person as a trained searcher. While the BSA seeks to equip young people with relevant and useful skills, the organization stresses that Scouts should never attempt a search or rescue on their own.

SAR“The Boy Scouts of America’s motto is ‘Be Prepared’—which sometimes translates to knowing how to respond in an emergency,” said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. “While we are not encouraging our Scouts to practice these new skills independently, we do want them to be ready to lend a hand to the community, and to each other.”

To meet the requirements of the Search and Rescue merit badge, Scouts must complete a series of nine requirements relating to SAR fundamentals such as:

  • The process and safety methods of working around specialized teams such as aircraft, canine, and aquatic rescue teams
  • Identifying differences between search and rescue environments, such as coastal, wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes
  • Determining when Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and latitude and longitude (Lat/Lon) should be used

The merit badge pamphlet is still in development and is expected to be available later this summer.

Click here for a Staying Found tip sheet pdf

Distracted Driving

US.govDistracted driving is a dangerous habit. Each year, thousands of people are killed and hundreds of thousands are injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Distractions include texting, talking on the phone, eating, and engaging in other activities that take your attention away from the road.

Why are these behaviors so dangerous? Sending or reading a text message, for example, takes your eyes off the road for just under 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that would be like driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

Risk ZoneLearn more about distracted driving and become part of the solution:

132 Merit Badges earnedKansas Boy Scout Merits All 132 Badges

ABC News By KAMI K. DIMITROVA | ABC News – 18 hrs ago

What do Gerald Ford, Steven Spielberg, and an 18-year-old in Leavenworth, Kansas, have in common? Each was a member of the all-American, do-good experience that is Boy Scouts.

But the achievement of Curry McWilliams stands on its own.

He is one of the few to finish the Boy Scout program with earning all 132 badges. That is six times more the amount of badges needed to fulfill the program.

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Training Team Tip

Guide to Leadership Training


Training Award

BSA Training Award

Guide to Leader Training

This new guide outlines the basic responsibilities for volunteer leader training committees and the methods of BSA volunteer training. To be sure that information is up-to-date, the guide does not include the forms and other resources that are more easily available, and more current, via Scouting.org. The training pages of Scouting.org will help you find the current resources, forms, and courses available—as well as the latest in BSA training.

The BSA volunteer training program also incorporates a recognition program at all levels of training to motivate and reward those who participate.

Leader Training Recognition
Recognizing our leaders for completing training, tenure, and performance in positions is an important part of the overall recognition of the value they are providing to Scouting. It is important for Scouting leadership at all levels to remember a leader’s service and recognize it in meaningful ways!

Recognition Promotion
An important part of the recognition plan is to keep leaders informed of the opportunities for training and the recognition they will receive. At the start of training, give each leader a progress record for the leadership position he or she holds. Following each individual training session or training event, the participants should be presented a training certificate to recognize completion of particular training. This card is a personal record of training that has been completed.

These progress records are being reformatted and updated into a single sheet of paper. The progress records currently available in the new single sheet format are listed below.

This Guide to Leader Training (No. 511-028) completely replaces and makes obsolete the previous Leadership Training Committee Guide (No. 34169).

BSA Training Forms

Quotation of Month

We only have a short time to live, so it is essential to do things that are worthwhile and to do them now.

—Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Scouting's Founder

Web Site of the MonthUSSSP

Safety Rules for Riding a Bicycle

Riding a bicycle is more than a fun and healthy family activity. Besides being great way to exercise, many people also use bicycles to commute to work, go to the grocery store, or to visit friends and family. Some people use them as their primary mode of transportation.

With summer fast approaching, it’s a good idea to review some of the basic safety rules of riding a bicycle. That way, you can minimize your chances of getting into an accident.

Prepping Your Bicycle

In the U.S., more than 50,000 bicyclists were injured in 2009 and 630 died from accidents with vehicles, according to the latest figures by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before you go on a bike ride, make sure to:

  • Always use a helmet, regardless of your age.
  • Use a bicycle that’s the right size for you so that you will be able to control it properly.
  • Make sure the brakes are working and the tires are inflated to the correct pressure.
  • Make yourself visible to motorists by wearing bright colors like red or yellow.
  • Get rear and front lights that are very bright or flash to increase your visibility.
  • Avoid riding your bicycle at night.

How to Fit Your Bike Helmet

NHTSA has additional resources on bicycle safety, including how to fit your bike helmet (PDF format).


Video of Month

The Buzz - June 19, 2012, "2012 National Annual Meeting"

Marianne Elden shares highlights from the 2012 National Annual Meeting held in Orlando, May 30-June 1.

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