Welcome our new Scout Executive!

It is with great pride, and more than a little relief, that we are proud to welcome Mark Kraus as the new Verdugo Hills Council Scout Executive!


Mark is currently serving the Lincoln Heritage Council in Louisville, KY.  Mark will join us on November 2nd.  Watch for the Memo next week for more details!

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New Events on CampMaster

Please check CampMaster for new upcoming events including IOLS and High Adventure Training

Fall IOLS 2015 at Camp Verdugo Oaks
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 Flyer Link

This course is designed for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, although anyone who is interested in helping them can attend. INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS is a hands-on course that gives adult leaders the practical skills to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.The skills taught will introduce the participants to the basic Scout outdoor skills from Tenderfoot through the First Class rank, and we teach you how to teach the Scouts what you learn in this course. Experienced campers and hikers are welcome, as are novices who are new to outdoor adventures. Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders is offered at the same time as the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. An additional, no-cost, 2-hour evening session will cover the differences. Please bring your own personal camping gear, food will be provided. Please see flyer for more information

Outing Awareness at Council Service Center
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 Flyer Link

The High Adventure Team’s Outing Awareness Course is designed to give adult Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturer Leaders knowledge and training that will help them plan and lead their units on fun, safe, and rewarding outings. It covers the basics for all types of outings; from trips to the zoo or museum for young Cubs, to long-term outings away from Los Angeles for older Scouts and Venturers. “Outing Awareness“ is a one day seminar that is recommended for all registered Scouters, and Scouts or Venturers who are at least 14 years of age and accompanied by an adult leader


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Dr. Robert Gates on the new Adult membership standards

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Popcorn Kick-Off August 5th


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Cub Day Camp



A BIG thank you to all the cubs, parents, youth staff, adult staff and administration that helped make Mad Math Magic Cub Day Camp a spectacular success.  Scouts built robots, played with circuits, made stress balls, played with water rockets and more.

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But the fun isn’t over!  July 27th begins the Cub Day Camp Back to Brownsea (camping basics) with daily cooking, daily handicrafts, neckerchief slides and more.  Sign up so you don’t miss the fun!

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We’re pleased to announce our new registration system!

The Verdugo Hills Council has switched to a new, easier-to-use registration system.  It’s called “CampMaster.”

CampMaster is Scout focused, and designed by Scout leaders.  Unlike our old system, CampMaster is only focused on BSA registrations.

This means several things for parents and leaders.  It is easier to register your family, you won’t always have to create a “group.”  You’ll be able to sign up everyone on one page.  For leaders, registering your unit for events like Camporee is much simpler.  In addition to using credit or debit cards, you will now have the opportunity to pay by eCheck, using your unit’s checking account.  No more having to use your personal credit card and getting reimbursed.

Because the old system and CampMaster are two different systems, you will have to create a new account for yourself. Fortunately, the process is much easier than before.

We have trained many more people on the CampMaster program than we had on the old one.  The entire Staff in the Scout Shop will be able to register you online, right in the store.  They will be able to take credit cards, debit cards or checks as well.  We have four System Administrators, some Council Administrators, and several Council Registrars.  

Our local technical support email address will stay the same – techsupport@vhcbsa.org

Please contact us at techsupport@vhcbsa.org if you are having any problems with the new site.  Since we have several people that will receive your request, you will get a quicker response than if you contacted any of us individually.  The new system has an introductory slide show in .pdf format to show you how to set up an account and register for an event on the homepage.  We will be scheduling training for Unit leaders soon, at Roundtables and in your neighborhood.  Parents are invited too.

The new CampMaster program is only for event registrations at the moment.  Eventually, there will be a facility reservation system as well.  Until that’s ready though, we will continue to use Bookking for the Council calendar and event registrations.  See http://calendar.vhcbsa.org for the council calendar, and to make facility requests.

Thank you for all your support of the Verdugo Hills Council.  We’re excited to bring this new, simpler registration program to you.

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Eagle Recognition Banquet

Click Image to EnlargeVHC 2015 Eagle Recognition Dinner SAVE THE DATE Flyer

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Spring Camporee!


Verdugo Hills Council


All Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams & Venturing Crews welcome to participate!

Update your Calendars… if you dare

Fri March 20 – Sun March 22, 2015 Camp Verdugo Oaks

Zombie Staff needed!  SIGN UP TODAY!

Troops needed to run Zombie-Events Plus Staff Positions available

Registration opens online Feb 1 @ vhcbsa.org

Camporee Chairman: Greg Schowengerdt  818.216.3100

Zombie Camporee Flyer

NYLT 2015!

Click the image for more information!


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Save our Pool Progress!

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Progress is being made on all fronts for the pool at Camp Verdugo Oaks!

First, we have raised $6000 of our goal!  We have received several direct donations, sold many tiles, but we need to get more of our Save Our Pool cards out!  They are only $20 and each buyer receives free pizzas, burgers, chicken dinners, go karting, roller skating, massages, manicures for mom and so much more!  You don’t even have to sell them, (although $2.50 of each card goes to your pack, troop, team or crew!) but if every family bought just one, we’d have enough to finish the pool!  Call the Scout Shop today!


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Email Lists – How to get News from VHC!

Are you interested in getting news and information tailored for you from the Verdugo Hills Council? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here you can sign up for email information appropriate for you! When you click on the links below, it will generate an email. Send the email, and our server will automatically respond back to you and ask if you wish your email to be added to the list you requested. Don’t write a story in your email – the server won’t read it!

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Want to get off of a list? The instructions are on the bottom of each email! You manage the information you receive.

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