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Recent articles on Scouting related topics from our archives:

 

General Interest Articles:

  • High Adventure Bases Reservations Open
    December 2016 issue of Waypoints details registration and lottery information for National Adventure Bases and National Jamboree.
  • World Conservation Awards Updated
    World Conservation Awards updated to reflect new rank requirements.
  • 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.
  • Internet Advancement
    Is your unit filing Advancement Reports online. It saves special trips to your Scout Office. It is accurate. And it saves you and the Council money. Try it. Find out what you need to do.
  • NESA in Los Padres Council
    Give back to Scouting as an Eagle Alumni. You became Eagle. Don't let the neckerchief presentation be your last contact with NESA.
  • Unit Filing IRS Reports
    This is a repost of an article originally run in 2008 about unit responsibility for filing necessary income tax reports.
  • Policy on Political Activities in Scouting
    Policy on Scout Participation in Political Events

 

Summer Camp Articles:

     

     

    Training Articles:

       

      Youth Protection Articles:

      • 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.