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Come support the Verdugo Hills Council at the 42nd Annual Big Strike Auction.  Our theme is Fiesta de Los Verdugos.  Help the Verdugo Hills Council continue to offer the Scouting program in our community.  Call 818-243-6282 to make reservations or donate auction items.

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6 PM

Where: Calamigos Equestrian Center, Burbank

Register: Call 818-243-6282.

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Council News

To all Scouters:

One of the most important ways you can become involved in the Scouting Program is to become a Unit Commissioner. As noted at scouting.org,
“Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and
Unit Commissioner Information Meeting
Did you know that you can bid on Big Strike Silent Auction Items whether you are coming to the event or not?  You can!  If you go to bigstrike17.auction-bid.org or text "bigstrike17" to 24700, you can register for the Auction Site and be ready to bid Bid on Big Strike Auction Items from Home, Starting September 1st
Throughout the year, we participate in many fantastic scouting activities ranging from Cub Haunt, camping at our “wilderness within reach” camp (Camp Verdugo Oaks), Boy Scout Summer camps all over the west coast, and the super popular Rocket Academy. The 2017 Campmasters Popcorn Sale Has Begun
Where did the summer go?  School is starting soon and back to school nights and fall recruitment nights are just around the corner which means new boys in the Cub Scout program.  To see the faces of these new Scouts makes me remember why I do what I do.

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Scout Executive's Minute for 08-09-17
Scholarships from the National Eagle Scout Association are available until October 31st, 2017.  There are both academic and merit scholarships available with different application requirements.  You do NOT have to be a member of NESA to apply for a scholarship, Scholarships for Eagle Scouts, apply before Oct. 31st
This content is from the Bryan on Scouting blog.  Follow Bryan on Scouting for the latest information from National as well as tips and tricks to run a great Scouting program.

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who
The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms has changed in a big way
Due to high demand, two classes have been added to the Merit Badge Mania coming at the end of this month.  Game Design and Inventing will now be offered in the afternoon session from 1 PM to 5 PM.  Spots are filling up quickly, so get signed up soon for Two Classes Added to Merit Badge Mania - Game Design and Inventing
As many already know, the Verdugo Hills Council is a Pokémon Gym.  Today, I spotted some folks hanging around outside my office window and knew that they must be Pokémon Go players.  If you've been playing Pokémon Go recently, you'll know that there is Legendary Bird Pokémon Articuno Spotted at VHC!
There's a famous Broadway medley that begins with the refrain... "Oh What a Beautiful Morning..." So with that as our inspiration, I proudly announce the names of our latest successfully advanced Eagle Scouts. They are:

Troop 118  -  Matthew B

Troop
Our latest EIGHT New Eagle Scouts in the Verdugo Hills Council
Can your Unit afford not to?

Wood Badge is the highest training offered to adults by the Boy Scouts of America and a proven method to not only retain leadership but to challenge those trained leaders to tackle greater responsibility within your Pack,
Send your leaders to Wood Badge!
Update: BSA's Chief Scout Executive, Mike Surbaugh has published a letter outlining BSA's perspective on the President's visit to the Jamboree.

The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service,
On the 2017 National Jamboree Presidential Visit

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Council Events

The Verdugo Hills Council Advancement Committee presents the end-of-summer Merit Badge Mania 2017 on Saturday August 26 at the Burbank LDS Church, 196 N Sunset Canyon Dr, Burbank, CA  91501. $25 pays for the entire event including Lunch.  Check in is Merit Badge Mania 2017 - Updated
Wood Badge is the highest and most advanced training offered by the Boy Scouts of America to adult leaders.  Learn by using leadership and team dynamics methods developed in corporate America and apply the skills you learn as a member of a successful Wood Badge 2017
Come support the Verdugo Hills Council at the 42nd Annual Big Strike Auction.  Our theme is Fiesta de Los Verdugos.  Help the Verdugo Hills Council continue to offer the Scouting program in our community.  Call 818-243-6282 to make reservations or donate 42nd Annual Big Strike Auction: Fiesta De Los Verdugos
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
Jamboree on the Air is a chance for Scouts to use amateur radio to talk to other Scouts all around the world.  On October 21st and 22nd, Scouts in countries all over the world will be looking to talk to others over the radio and internet.  At the Verdugo VHC Jamboree on the Air 2017
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

New Year, New Uniform, New Adventure
Between August 1st and October 31st, 2017, save 25% on a pair of Cub Scout Switchbacks™ when you buy a Cub Scout uniform shirt!  Visit the Verdugo Hills Council Scout Store today.

Pants and uniform shirt must be
Save 25% on new Cub Scout Pants!