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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 or visit register.vhcbsa.org.

Sign up to bid early at bigstrike17.auction-bid.org

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Don’t miss out on the Big Strike Auction THIS SATURDAY!  You can still buy a ticket to attend the event at register.vhcbsa.org.  Walk-ins will not be accepted.  Check-in begins at 6 PM on Saturday, September 16th, and the event will go until around 10 Big Strike Auction this Saturday!
It’s not too late to sign up for the Big Strike Auction!  Don’t miss your chance to bid on a Hawaiian vacation, a distinguished day of golf, tickets to the big game, and much more.  Both our live auction and our silent auction are packed with incredible It's Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Big Strike Auction
We’re gearing up for the Big Strike Auction this year and we need your RSVP.  We can’t wait to see all of our Scouting supporters together for a fun night of fellowship, dinner, and supporting America’s premiere youth development program, all while bidding New Big Strike Auction Items! Sign Up Today!
Check out these Scouts doing a good turn for our community and helping feed and comfort the firefighters who are combating the La Tuna Fire.  Under the leadership of their Senior Patrol Leader, Andrew, Troop 319 mobilized en mass to help out.  Of course, Troops 319 and 303 Help Feed Firefighters Protecting Our Community
If you have Scouts that have started the Rifle Shooting, Shot Gun Shooting or Archery Merit Badge and need to shoot the qualifying rounds, we have events scheduled this weekend.
We are scheduling a Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Qualifying Shoot on Saturday,
Shooting Sports Merit Badges Qualifying Shoots
Dear Scouter,

Membership fees for youth and adults will increase from $24 to $33, effective December 1st, 2017.  This means that when you complete your rechartering at the end of this year, you will pay $33 per youth and $33 per adult registered in
2017 Membership Fee Increase
Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed Youth Protection Training for New Leaders
Can’t make it to the auction?  Are you coming to the auction but want to get a head start on bidding today?  Either way, it’s time to sign up to bid at bigstrike17.auction-bid.org.  Visit bigstrike17.auction-bid.org in your browser or text “bigstrike17” Big Strike Auction Bidding Starts Today!
I’m going to call this segment “What If.”  I hear folks all the time say, What If we could do this program or what if we had these facilities or What If…What If…What If.  Well, I would like to give you an open and honest response to What If.

As I tell
What If? - Scout Executive's Minute for 08/30/2017
The 2017 Big Strike Auction is coming up on Saturday, September 16th.  With the theme of "Fiesta de Los Verdugos," it's sure to be a fun night.  To make sure you have the opportunity to attend the dinner, enjoy the entertainment, and participate in the Register for the Auction Today, Walk-Ins NOT Accepted
The Verdugo Hills Council Service Center offices and Scout Shop will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.  Have a restful and/or adventurous three-day weekend. Verdugo Hills Council Closed September 4th for Labor Day

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Council Events

Update: This class has not met the required minimum for participants.  It will be postponed.  Watch this space for future courses.

Have fun learning and putting into practice the use of a map and compass, while earning the Orienteering Merit Badge.
UPDATE: 2017 HAT Orienteering Merit Badge Course
Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is offered twice a year by the Verdugo Hills Council. Both courses are offered in conjunction with classroom sessions of This Is Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines, and the Introduction 2017 Fall Scoutmaster Position Specific Training
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/Wilderness 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
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 (Lions,Tiger Cubs, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos) and their families. The event will kick-off at 2017 Cub Haunt
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 2017 Fall Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Calling all Scouts: Boys, Girls, and Venturers. Come to the New York Film Academy, Los Angeles Campus and earn media-related awards and merit badges. Learn about Moviemaking on an actual filming backlot. Use real animation rigs to learn how the pros animate. New York Film Academy Merit Badge Day - 11-04-17
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
All the Cub Scout Leaders in your pack can come get trained, in one morning! You can take Den Leader Training, Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Training, or Pack Committee Training. As a bonus, you can take Youth Protection Training. If you have any 2017 Fall Cub Scout Leader Position Specific Training

Scout Shop News

Check out these exciting new Cub Scout Rank Tee-Shirts that are in stock now at the Verdugo Hills Council Scout Shop.  These are the perfect item for Cubs who are excited at starting their Scouting year.  They help leaders keep track of Cubs on outings NEW Cub Scout Tees in the Scout Shop!
The Verdugo Hills Council Service Center offices and Scout Shop will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.  Have a restful and/or adventurous three-day weekend. Verdugo Hills Council Closed September 4th for Labor Day
The 2017 Eclipse was a national event, and Scouts can earn an award by completing the requirements found here.

Unfortunately, demand for this patch is much higher than anticipated by the National Supply Group.  If you want to ensure your Scouts who
Order 2017 Eclipse Patches On or Before 8/24/17
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!