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Council News

Philmont training is back! The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will be holding a Philmont training course from July 15 - 20 next summer. [Our course ends in time to observe Tisha B'Av.] Register now! Learn about Scouting for Jewish Youth! Jewish Jewish Scouting Training at Philmont Training Center
New spots have opened up for the New York Film Academy Merit Badge Day.  There are openings for the Photography class and the Game Design class.  Register at register.vhcbsa.org.  Please follow the instructions below to ensure that your class preference Open Spots for New York Film Academy Merit Badge Day
Explore the rugged high country or Northern New Mexico on a backpacking trek with Verdugo Hills Council!

We are looking for 9 Scouts or Venturers, ages 14 to 21, to trek for 12 days on the Philmont Scout Ranch!

We will be working on the Backpacking
Verdugo Hills Council Philmont Trek July 12th – 26th 2018
Hello Fellow Scouters,

Scouting for Food is part of a larger plan by the Boy Scouts of America.  Working with the Salvation Army and many other community-oriented organizations, the BSA will address top community concerns including hunger, homelessness,
2017 Scouting for Food Information
Is Toastmasters Right for You?
Are you looking for another tool to help you become a confident public speaker and strong leader?  If so, Toastmasters is the place for you.  You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve
Prepared Speakers Toastmasters at Council Service Center
It's time for our Cub Scouts to join the fun! The Verdugo Hills Council is having a Cub Scout recruitment contest. Each pack that turns in at least 5 new applications between October 6th and November 10th will be put in a drawing to win a pizza and ice October 2017 Cub Scout Recruitment Contest
Today, the national BSA announced that the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs will open membership to young women in the coming years.  The Cub Scout program will be open to girls starting in the Fall of 2018.  At that time, they will announce details about BSA Expands Programs to Girls Through Family Scouting
Verdugo Hills Council Scouts and Scouters,

I am very sorry to say we have sold out of space for the 2017 Haunt-on at Camp Verdugo Oaks.  This is the first time we have sold out 3 weeks in advance.

I am happy to say that registration is now open
2017 Cub Haunt Full - Sign Ups Closed
Scouts and Scouters are invited to participate in the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Halloween Fun Run.

Saturday, October 21st, the whole family can come to Two Strike Park at 5107 Rosemont Avenue, La Crescenta, CA to participate.  There
CV Chamber of Commerce Halloween Fun Run
Scouts and Scouters are invited to attend Holy Redeemer, St. James Catholic Community's First Annual Mac n' Cheese and Chili Cook Off!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM, delight your senses and put your chili to the test.  The event
St. James Catholic Community's First Annual Chili Cook-Off
The race is on!  The Verdugo Hills Council Recruitment Contest for the Month of October starts Monday, October 2, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

If a Boy Scout, Venturer, or Explorer brings a friend to a meeting and that friend submits
October 2017 Boy Scout Recruitment Contest
It's no secret that schools and employers recognize that Eagle Scouts have skills and qualities that make them stand out among applicants.  Come get to know other Eagle Scouts in our area.  Eagle Scouts 21 and older are invited to attend the Verdugo Hills Eagle Scout Networking Reception - October 26th, 2017

Council Events

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
Come to the November Roundtable to learn the Who Pays for Scouting, for our Boy Scout Leaders: Role of Advancement, and something wonderful for our Cub Scout Leaders.  Join us on November 9th, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Council Service Center.

Roundtable November 9th, 2017 - Who Pays for Scouting?
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 HAT: Outing Awareness November 2017
Come to the October Roundtable to learn the Youth Protection Update, for our Boy Scout Leaders: Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review, and something wonderful for our Cub Scout Leaders.  Join us on December 14th, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Council Roundtable December 14th, 2017 - Youth Protection Update
NYLT is the council-level leadership training for youth leaders. It's a challenging outdoor experience that teaches leadership skills for the 21st century. Rather than Scoutcraft skills, participants practice team development with the expectation that National Youth Leadership Training 2018
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 HAT: Outing Awareness January 2018

Scout Shop News

Come into the Verdugo Hills Council Scout Shop between now and November 30th and get $3 off a Lion Cub Uniform.  If you buy the Lion T-Shirt and Cap at the same time, you will get $3 off your purchase. Save $3 on a Lion Cub Uniform
Come into the store on October 21st for an exclusive Family Camping offer.  Spend $100 or more on camping gear, and you will get 20% off your purchase.

This offer is only available on October 21st, 2017, so don't miss it!
Family Camping Sale on October 21st Only!
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