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Troop 125 had a great capstone for their Summer when five Eagle Scouts came together to hold a join Court of Honor to celebrate their achievement.  Thank you to Duane M for the tip and to Julie W for the picture.

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Troop 125 Has Eagle Court for 5 Eagles!
Pack 310's Bear Den 2 recently had a visit from Venti, a guide dog from Guide Dogs of America.  They learned about what guide dogs do and how they are trained.  Thanks to Bear Den Leader Sonseray E. for sharing! Pack 310 Bear Den 2 Visits with a Guide Dog
On behalf of Council President, Sam Engel Jr. and Council Commissioner, Andy Turner, I would like to invite all unit leaders, district committee members, district commissioners, board members, chartered organization representatives and anyone else who ... Scout Executive's Minute 9-21-16
Verdugo Hills Council was saddened to hear of the passing of Gail Farnsworth.  A lifelong scouter in multiple scouting organizations and a Silver Beaver Award recipient, Gail was a tremendous boon to our council, most recently with our High Adventure ... Gail Farnsworth 1942-2016
There are a few things I would like to talk about today.  First this past Saturday we held the 41st annual Big Strike Auction.  It was a great event and we raised important dollars to support the programs of the VHC.  There was a lot of work put into ... Scout Executive's Minute 9-13-16

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Council Events

Descanso Gardens' next Community Service Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.  You are invited to participate and also to share this information with friends, neighbors, businesses, or organizations that might be interested in a one day community ... Descanso Gardens Volunteer Event
The Fundamentals of Training is the first part of the three-part train-the-trainer continuum in Scouting and is intended for both youth and adult trainers. It is designed to introduce new Scouting trainers to teaching techniques and skills, and to refresh ... VHC Fundamentals of Training and Trainer's Edge
The revised BSA Lifeguard program is now focused on the need to provide professional lifeguards for BSA-operated facilities, council aquatics committees, and year-round aquatics programming with training that meets the requirements of government agencies ... VHC BSA Lifeguard Training Fall 2016
After you've finished Youth Protection Training, the first step to becoming a trained Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster is to take Scoutmaster Position Specific Training.  This indoor, half-day class is held several times a year in our council.  If ... VHC Scoutmaster Position Specific Training Fall Session
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
Do you know what your Council Key 3 can do for you and your unit?  Come see the Key 3 describe their role and answer your questions.  They are:

Sam Engel Jr. – President of the Board
Andy Turner – Council Commissioner
Mark Kraus – VHC Scout ...
Foothills District Fireside Chat with Council Key 3
Come to the Council Service Center the second Thursday of each month for your monthly training, fun, and the chance to talk to Scouters from around the council.  Every roundtable has a Big Rock topic, which applies to every Scouter, and break out sessions ... VHC October Roundtable | Webelos to Scouts Transition
Do you know what your Council Key 3 can do for you and your unit?  Come see the Key 3 describe their role and answer your questions.  They are:

Sam Engel Jr. – President of the Board
Andy Turner – Council Commissioner
Mark Kraus – VHC Scout ...
Iron Eyes Cody Fireside Chat with Council Key 3
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
The 2016 Cub Haunt On, one of our great family camps for Cub Scouts, is coming up in October.  It’s Haunting time! Come join Verdugo Hills Council Cub Scouts in a ghoulishly fun weekend at Camp Verdugo Oaks. This event is open to all registered Cub Scouts ... VHC Cub Haunt On
Come to the Council Service Center the second Thursday of each month for your monthly training, fun, and the chance to talk to Scouters from around the council.  Every roundtable has a Big Rock topic, which applies to every Scouter, and break out sessions ... VHC November Roundtable | Charter Renewal and Online Registration
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
Come to the Council Service Center the second Thursday of each month for your monthly training, fun, and the chance to talk to Scouters from around the council.  Every roundtable has a Big Rock topic, which applies to every Scouter, and break out sessions ... VHC December Roundtable | Leadership Transitions

Scout Shop News

This is a simple reminder that our Scout Store's hours are as follows:
Monday                                                                      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday                      11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday                                                            ...
A Reminder About Store Hours
Here's an emblem we don't sell often enough.  We strive to be safe in scouting whether we are hiking in the snow or shooting rifles at the range.  One hazard frequently encountered by scouts and scouters is water.

Luckily, we have trained adults who ...
Infrequently Sold Patch: BSA Lifeguard
We would like to remind everyone that this deal is still available until the end of October for new and returning Cub Scouts alike!

Buy a full uniform and receive 25% off your Cub Scout Switchback Pants.  A full Cub Scout Uniform includes a uniform ...
25% off Cub Pants with Purchase of Uniform
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!