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Coming up on September 10th, starting at 6 PM at the Calamigos Equestrian Center, don’t miss our Big Strike Auction!  Support local scouting by buying a seat, participating in silent auctions, and participating in live auctions.  Master of Ceremonies Shotgun Tom Kelly of K-Earth 101 with live musicians Ronny and the Classics will make this Big Strike Auction a blast.  Reservations are required, so register today, or click here for more information.

 


Council News

Check out this article on Scouting Wire with advice to increase membership.  Updating your BeAScout Information is simple, but vital. http://scoutingwire.org/one-easy-thing-you-need-to-do-that-will-grow-membership/ One Easy Thing You Need to Do That Will Grow Membership (Scouting Wire)
SAVE THE OAKS - CAMP VERDUGO OAKS

Do you love Camp Verdugo Oaks?  Does your pack or troop want to help preserve the oak trees in camp?  Because of the severe drought in the region the oak trees at CVO are dying quickly, in fact if you are not aware ...
Save the Oaks at Camp Verdugo Oaks
If you come into the Council Service Center during popcorn season, you can get some free popcorn.

We want to show off the delicious popcorn that VHC scouts will be selling.  We just kicked off our popcorn sales on Saturday, August 13th, so get selling ...
Free Popcorn!
We have so many flags at the Council Service Center, all ready for retirement.  They are all nicely folded thanks to scouts visiting our Scout Shop.  Come in and take some to add a special moment to one of your campfires.

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Flags for Retirement!
Hello Scouter,

Due to vacations and other end-of-Summer activities, we will not be holding a roundtable this week.  Thank you, and we'll see you at the September Roundtable on September 8th.
No Roundtable Tomorrow (8/11/16)

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While there is no First Aid component to the basic training for Scoutmasters, it is recommended that you partake in some First Aid Training.  This is vital to keep the scouts in your charge safe.  Scouts, also, can learn First Aid and CPR to make ...
CPR/AED and First Aid Training
Earn Merit Badges and have a ton of fun at Merit Badge Mania! There are two sessions. However, some require all day attendance. There will be several that only require one session, so you can take two merit badges in one day! Most have pre-requisites ... VHC Merit Badge Mania


Make plans to come to the Verdugo Hills Council 2016 Big Strike Auction.  Support local scouting by buying a seat, participating in silent auctions, and participating in live auctions.  Master of Ceremonies Shotgun Tom Kelly of K-Earth 101 with live ...
VHC Big Strike Auction 2016
Get some media merit badges at the New York Film Academy at this awesome, free merit badge event.  The merit badges available are Animation, Game Design, Moviemaking, Photography, Public Speaking, and Theater.

When: September 24th, 2016 at 8 AM

Where: ...
New York Film Academy Merit Badge Event
The High Adventure Team's goal is to give adult Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing Leaders knowledge and training that will help them plan and lead their units on fun, safe, and rewarding outings. These HAT Awareness courses cover subjects that are not ... VHC High Adventure Training: High Adventure First Aid
If you are a Catholic scout or scouter, you may be interested in attending the 2016 Catholic Scout Retreat in October.  This is a day event which is structured similar to a vacation bible school with faith-based discussions, activities, training, and ... Catholic Scout Retreat XXV - 2016
This intensive program requires attendance at ALL meetings. The single-day meetings are all day meetings. You may not make up a missed day with the other program. There will be assignments to be completed between the meetings. The Pope Pius XII program ... Intensive Workshops for the Pope Pius XII Catholic Scout Religious Emblem Award
The High Adventure Team's goal is to give adult Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing Leaders knowledge and training that will help them plan and lead their units on fun, safe, and rewarding outings. These HAT Awareness courses cover subjects that are not ... VHC High Adventure Training: Outing Awareness

Scout Shop News

Here's a patch we don't sell often.  I chose to feature it and research it because I think it looks so cool.

In scouting, silver is associated with the highest honors.  When you earn Eagle Palms, you start at bronze, then get gold, and then get silver.  ...
Infrequently Sold Patch: Silver Award
To celebrate all those scouts going back to school this week and last, we have some great back to school items in the scout shop.  Check out this display with notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, backpacks, and more.  Show off your scouting attitude with ... Back to School Gear


Here's a emblem we don't sell often.  This is a position emblem like Patrol Leader, Bugler, or Scoutmaster, but it's a Council Level Position.  But the most interesting thing is that it is a emblem for someone who does not hold a position.  The Council ...
Infrequently Sold Patch: Council Past President




This adorable display consists of all the Lion gear we have to kick off the Lion program Pilot this fall.  The Lion adventure Book has stickers to represent the adventures that the cubs have taken part in.  The Parent and Leader Guidebook gives ...
Lion Cub Gear!
Come into the Scout Store and save on Cub Scout Uniforms.  It's time to start a new year of Cub Scouting, so make sure your scout is suited up.

Buy a full uniform and receive 25% off your Cub Scout Switchback Pants.  A full Cub Scout Uniform includes ...
25% off Cub Pants with Purchase of Uniform
Here's a patch we don't sell often enough.  We have a big stack in a drawer behind the counter, but I have yet to sell a single one personally.  It's strange, because it's really not too hard to get.

This is the patch for the Messengers of Peace program ...
Infrequently Sold Patch: Messengers of Peace
...it's EVERYTHING!  We are stuffed to the gills with scouting products to help you on your scouting adventures.

We received two pallets that wouldn't even fit through to door to the store and had to come into the auditorium, so we got to unloading ...
Look What We Just Received in the Scout Store...

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