Boy Scouts of America
Western Los Angeles County Council
Bringing Scouting News To You!
Editor: Romy Longwell
Western Los Angeles County Council
July 29, 2009 16525 Sherman Way, #C-8
Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 933-0103
Celebrating Boy Scouts of America's 100th Birthday- Year of Celebration Program
Fact: Boy Scouts of America celebrates 100 years in 2010!
Fact: Our National organization has been hard at work for the last several
years to lead the direction of our celebration and provide a myriad of opportu-
nities for all of us to "Celebrate the Adventure" and "Continue the Journey"
Fact: At the last Western Los Angeles County Council's Coordinated Program
meeting (a meeting of volunteers and professionals from all districts), it was
decided that our council would participate in the celebration and ask that all
packs, troops, crews, ships, posts and districts incorporate this celebration in
Fact: The National Council has designated September 1, 2009 through
December 31, 2010 as the celebration period.
Fact: LOTS of information is available on our National Website:
www.scouting.org (select "Find Out About our yearlong celebration) from the
Fact: One of the exciting and enriching programs that has been launched is a
national "Year of Celebration" that is age and position appropriate. The com-
memorative patch can be purchased and worn by any registered Scout or
Scouter. 5 Ribbons can be earned, and the requirements for each ribbon have
been developed at the national level. They can be earned on an individual ba-
sis, or used as a basis in planning your den, pack, troop, crew, ship and post
progam for the year. Anyone can wear the patch, but the ribbons must be
earned. You'll be able to purchase the patch at our local Scout shops (give
them some time to get them into their stock!), and the ribbons can be pur-
chased ONLY when you've entered your achievements via the online form at
www.scouting.org/100years. That form will be available on the national web
site beginning September 1st.
To assist you, here's the link to BSA's national website page with an overview of the "Year of Celebration" Program:
And the link to the pdf document with the Year of Celebration patch and ribbon earning requirements:
Come out and support SOCCER AND SCOUTING
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Balboa Oaks Leaders of Character Reception
At the home of Vinnie Ruggieri Boy Scouts of America
Honoring Armand Arabian & Eugene C. Bradford
Contact person: Hamlet Shirvani, 818-933-0117 or
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Saturday, August 29th
Bill Hart Leaders of Character Dinner
Hyatt Regency, Valencia
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
Contact person: David Kline, 818-933-0106 or
at the Home Depot Center
Friday, October 16, 2009
Game Tickets only
Americanism Award Dinner
Honoring Michael Lanning $13.00
Bel Air Bay Club
Contact person: Lee Harrison, 818-933-0109 or REGISTER YOUR TEAMS!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 5 Annual
Endowment Art Tour
Petersen Automotive Museum Soccer And Scouting
Contact person: Romy Longwell, 818-933-0103 or Task Force Tournament
Rlongwell@bsa-la.org for U8, U10, U12 teams
…………………………….. (only 8 teams per age group)
the games will be played on a
Council Calendar Home Depot Center field
Please visit our website for Prior to the game
upcoming WLACC meetings, Train- $375.00 per team
ings and other items of 3 games per team
interest: plus championship game.
Each team will receive 30 tickets to the
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas US A
…………………………….. game following the tournament
the winners of each age group will receive:
Important News! • trophy for the council
• Los Angeles Galaxy socc er balls
Registration Fee Increase
• will be honored during the Parade of Champions
The BSA National Executive Board unanimously FOR MORE INFORMATION,
passed a resolution at their May business meeting to TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION,
increase the traditional membership registration fee TO PURCHASE TI CKETS CONTACT:
for all youth and adults to $15 from its current $10 LIZ HERNANDEZ (818) 933-0128
fee, effective January 1, 2010. The last fee increase, LHERNANDEZ@bsa-la.org
which was from $7 to $10, was in 2003. OR
TOM RIOS (626) 235-3169
The Exploring fee remains $10. JAROCHO1588@AOL.COM
If you have any questions, please contact your district
It’s not too late for Cub Day Camp!
Day Camp 2009
ATTENTION BOY SCOUT
Balboa Oaks – Day Camp
Director: Rebecca Murphy
818/895-4642 And Venture Crew Leaders
email@example.com Do you want to learn rock climbing basics?
How about the Leave no Trace Awareness workshop,
August 3-7 August 22, 1:00-3:00pm
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Need an outing and you don’t have a lot of time
Woodley Park Or money?
$125 Then you are in luck.
Bill Hart – Day Camp
Director: Amy Campos Offers fun one-of-a-kind experiences for Scouts of all ages. The
AMYSC3@aol.com Autry is currently developing a Scouting Program, which will
link lesson plans and artifacts from the museums permanent col-
August 3-7 lections that will assist you and your pack in fulfilling require-
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ments. The Autry wants to work with your troop to help fulfill
Verdugo Oaks Camp your scouting needs. Custom tours and programs are available
$125 with a docent or museum teacher. The Autry National Center of
the American West offers fun, engaging, one-of-a-kind experi-
How to Register for Cub Day Camps: ences for children of all ages! With over 20 years of educational
experience, the Museum of the American West offers a unique
www.bsa-la.org interactive environment, which invites Scouts to experience the
Click on Camping art, history, and cultures of the American West.
The Autry National Center partners with REI Outdoor
Click on Cub Day Camp
School and Leave No Trace to teach visitors the best
Select the Camp you are interested in attending. ways to enjoy outdoor activities this summer as well as
how to avoid harming the natural environment. These
Follow the instructions events are organized in conjunction with the exhibition
Granite Frontiers: A Century of Yosemite Climbing, on
_______________________________________________ view from June 12 to October 4, 2009.
Balboa Oaks District Roundtable The Autry wants to work with your troop or crew to help fulfill
Cub Scout Leader Roundtable your scouting needs. Custom tours and programs are available
with a docent or museum teacher.
Thursday, August 6, 2009, Please contact:
17107 Plummer Street, NorthridgeWednesday Janet Jung
Group Tour Coordinator
All Cub Scout leaders should attend. 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, Ca 91207
Agenda: Training Highlight: Taking Cubs camping or 323 667 2000, ext. 336
hiking/planning your calendar for the year; September’s Website: www.autrynationalcenter.org
theme & activity
We offer special rates for groups of 10 or more as well as com-
Cub Scout Pocket Songs, C.M Minute ideas, den games plimentary admission for the pack or den leader.
& much more.
Child (2-12 yrs.) ...................$2.50
Webelos Activity Badges: Citizen, Communicator Student (13-18 yrs.) ..............$4.50
Ceremony: Flag Retirement Ceremony Children under 2 yrs. ............Free
Parking . Free
Plan on lunch at the Golden Spur Café
The Boy Scout National Jamboree is held every four years. Because of the age restrictions, most Scouts
only get one opportunity to attend this unbelievable event as a Boy Scout. So if you are interested, don't
put this off!!
What is a Jamboree?
In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, knew what success looked like for
the 10th anniversary of Scouting. It was the sight of thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. The
jamboree was born! In his words, "The secret of its growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only
know as the ‘Scout Spirit,’" and grow it has!
Since 1937, more than 654,000 Scouts and leaders have shared the jamboree experience and hiked the
trails, paths, and roadways at 16 national Scout jamborees. Now, 100 years after Scouting reached the
United States, it’s your turn to celebrate!
Celebrate a century of the finest outdoor and leadership experience a boy could have! Yesterday merges
with tomorrow at the greatest Scouting event of the century. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, one you
will never forget. DON’T MISS OUT on this special moment in time! A jamboree is truly a Scout's moun-
2010 National Jamboree Dates and Location
• Monday, July 26, through Wednesday, August 4, 2010
• Fort A.P. Hill, Caroline County, Virginia
• (which is near the historic areas of Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Yorktown, Richmond,
and Norfolk, Virginia)
• Opening day: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
• Closing day: Tuesday, August 3, 2010
• Troop arrival: Monday afternoon, July 26, 2010
• Troop departure: Wednesday August 4, 2010.
Early registration for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree has begun. A Jamboree is always a memorable
experience, and this time we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America!
Sign-up now for this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Organization and Leadership
Western Los Angeles County Council has been authorized by the Western Region to organize a council
contingent consisting of 5 troops. The jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come basis. Af-
ter these troops have been filled, a stand-by list of alternates will be established. Scouts will be assigned to
Jamboree Troop numbers 827 to 831 consisting of 36 Scouts, and four adult leaders. Two of our troops
will have one patrol consisting of international Scouts and leaders. Each Scout will be a member of a pa-
trol within a troop. The leaders for the five troops were carefully selected from a large pool of applicants.
For additional information visit our website http://bsa-la.org/News
or to register, click here: http://www.doubleknot.com/Registration/CalendarDetail.asp?
COMING THIS FALL TO A CAMP NEAR YOU!
The First Ever
SECTION W4N CONCLAVE
“A Legacy Begins…”
// Fellowship // Training // Games // Competi-
tions // Ceremonies // Dance Education //
Elections // Shows // Patch Trading // 2009 National Order of the Arrow
And much, much more!
Whether you are a new arrowmen, or have been in the order longer than
your chief has been alive, the Section W4N Conclave has something for
you! So come out and celebrate the beginning of a legacy that is Section
When: September 11-13, 2009
Where: Camp Verdugo Oaks, Castaic, California
Who: Arrowmen of all ages from all over!
Why: To experience great fellowship and tons of fun
Cost: $35 for New Ordeal Members, $47 before August 1 and $57 between August 1
and the Conclave
How: Register online at sectionw4n.org
“It’s gonna be the bomb-diggityist
- Adolph Fastnacht, Section W4N Co-Chief
“It’s definitely going the be the best
thing since sliced bread”
-Jack Chinn, Section W4N Co-Chief
The Emergency Preparedness Award is part of a new BSA
program of emphasis for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures,
and Leaders, in cooperation with the Federal Department of
Homeland Security. Details of the program are on-line, on
the official BSA web site, and can be seen by clicking here.
Separate age appropriate requirements have been developed
for Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cub Scouts, Bear Cub Scouts, Webelos
Scouts, Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea
Scouts, Unit Volunteer Scouters, and District/Council Volun-
All emergency activities carried out by Scouting units must be appropriate for the ages and
abilities of the young people involved. Units should participate only under the supervision of
their own leaders, and plans for unit help must be coordinated with community agencies re-
sponsible for disaster preparedness.
There are just two weeks remaining to buy the Eagle segment of the puzzle patch. If you need
the Eagle segment to complete your set or if you're just getting started, July 31st will be the last
day to order. After July 31st, the Eagle patch will be off the rotation for three years. It will be
available again in August 2011. Call P.R.A.Y. at 1-800-933-7729 or go online to www.praypub.
org to order your patches today.
Both youth and adults may earn the Duty to God Puzzle Patch. The requirements are simple:
learn about the religious awards and make a commitment.
Information on religious awards and sample presentation resources are available from P.R.A.Y
Don’t forget … July 31st is your last chance to get the Eagle patch!
Fun for the entire family!
Cub Family Camp
August 21-23, 2009
A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience one of the premier Boy Scout Camps when you are in Cub Scouts!
This beautiful site is the perfect end-of-summer family outing. Packs can use this outing for the Summer Time
Pack Award. This will be one of your Cub Scouting cherished memories.
Located in Sequoia National Forest, Camp Whitsett offers an outstanding venue for camp. Camp Whitsett is situ-
ated at an elevation of 4300' with its own lake.
The camp is located approximately 4 hours north of the San Fernando Valley. It is north east of Bakersfield and
35 miles north of Lake Isabella.
The program facilities and equipment at Whitsett cannot be
matched. Camp Whitsett offers a variety of program, for all
ages. This will be an unforgettable experience for your entire
family. If you are looking for a fun way to end the summer
in a great forest location, Camp Whitsett is the place for you.
Families do not need to bring a tent (platform tents with cots
and mattresses are provided) Activities are designed for all
family members and all program materials and food are pro-
vided as in Cub/Parent.
Archery, BB, Cooking, Field Sports, Crafts, special programs for
Tigers and Webelos, Campfire programs put on by campers and staff and much, much more.
Who Should Attend:
All registered Tigers, Cubs and Webelos. A parent or legal guardian must accom-
pany the Cub Scout all weekend. Additional family members are invited. Program
activities are available for all ages.
What to Bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, personal hygiene items, clothes, jackets for evening,
flashlight and a ready-spirit for fun and adventure. Don’t forget your swimsuit.
What to Expect:
Registration after 2 pm, Opening Campfire 8:30 pm, snack and bed. Optional Friday night dinner can be purchased at $5 per
person at time of registration.
Saturday- planned Cub/Parent activities all day, three prepared meals, campfire and dessert.
Sunday- Breakfast 8 am, camp clean-up, closing campfire and depart around 11 am.
Cost: $96 for one Cub and one Parent,
additional family members $48 each.
Special T-Shirts are available; to guarantee your size, please preorder with your camp registration
Please visit here for registration: http://bsa-la.org/index.php?page=cub-parent-weekend
This is a weekend opportunity for each Cub Scout and a parent or guardian to have a camping experience in Camp Josepho,
nestled in the mountains of the Pacific Palisades. This camp offers a setting of years gone by featuring an old western style
lodge and cow trails that follow the old creek bed to cozy campsites stretching through the canyon wilderness. Campers stay
for two nights, and all the program and food is provided except for Friday dinner.
This is a great first-time camp experience.
Activities: Archery, BB, Cooking, Field Sports, Crafts, special programs for Tigers and Webelos, Campfire programs put on
by campers and staff and much, much more.
Who: All registered Tigers, Cubs and Webelos. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the Cub Scout all weekend. Addi-
tional family members may only attend the August Family Camp.
What to Bring: Tent, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, personal hygiene items, clothes, jackets for evening, flashlight and a ready-
spirit for fun and adventure.
What to Expect: Friday night-Registration after 5pm, Opening Campfire 8:30 pm, snack and bed. Saturday- planned Cub/
Parent activities all day, three prepared meals, campfire and dessert. Sunday- Breakfast 8 am, camp clean-up, closing campfire
and depart around 11 am.
How to Register for Cub/Parent Weekend:
Click on Camping
Click on Cub/ Parent Weekend
Select the Camp you are interested in
Once in the registration section put only your name in the registration section, you will complete the name of the
Cub Scout in the forms section
At the end you will be asked if you wish to pay by credit card or check
Make your selection and then proceed to the end, you will get a confirmation
If you send a check, please mail to:
o 16525 Sherman Way, C-8
o Van Nuys, CA 91406
Please when mailing checks indicate the reference number on your receipt from Doubleknot and put the indicated ac-
count number in the memo section of your check.
Malibu Lodge Western Los Angeles County Council
SCOUTING FAMILY CAMP AT SEA
Reservations: Help Me Rhonda Travel
10042-A Old Depot Plaza Road, Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 886-9967. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Day Baja Mexico Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Paradise
January 15-18, 2010
(Martin Luther King Weekend)
Sponsored by Malibu Lodge Order of the Arrow
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED:
This three day cruise to Ensenada leaves Long Beach at 5:30 pm. You will spend Saturday in Ensenada,
leaving port at 5:30 pm. Saturday night dinner is formal wear. The rest of the time is cruise casual dress.
Sunday will be a "FUN DAY" at sea. We will arrive back in Long Beach Monday at 8:00 am.
This cruise features a 24 hour ice cream and pizza bar, and soda and juice packages are available. The
Carnival Program (Circle C for children and 02 Club for teens) will keep the kids energized and entertained.
You’ll see spectacular stage shows. There is a late-night lounge for music and comedy shows. Also, your
onshore excursion in Ensenada can be a relaxing day at the beach, duty-free bargain shopping, a trip to a
natural geyser at La Bufadora, or many other exciting choices
For Additional Information and Special Unaccompanied Youth Arrowman Program:
Contact Derek Fortin @ email@example.com or (D) 818 933-0129
PRICE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: Inside Cabin Outside Cabin
(3rd & 4th Person Rates Available) $310.00/Person $350.00/Person
Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts of America
Anna Ruggieri Service Center
16525 Sherman Way, Unit C-8
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Direct Dial Access Now Available at the Anna Ruggieri Service Center
Although the central number 818-785-8700 will still be answered by one of the Customer Service Representatives
a number of individuals and departments can now be called directly:
Ext. Last First E-mail Position Direct Line
113 Asheghian Anna firstname.lastname@example.org Urban Emphasis District Executive (818) 933-0113
173 Baldorj Puujee PBaldorj@bsa-la.org Accounts Receivable
121 Bradford Brenda email@example.com Learning for Life Director (818) 933-0121
174 Byrne Holli firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts Payable Clerk
123 Demmitt Christine Cdemmitt@bsa-la.org Dir. Ideal Year of Cub Scouting (818) 933-0123
114 Fitzgerald Tracey email@example.com Dir Of Outdoor Education, Josepho (818) 933-0114
129 Fortin Derek firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Support Services (818) 933-0129
109 Harrison Lee email@example.com Director of Development (818) 933-0109
128 Hernandez Elizabeth firstname.lastname@example.org Urban Emphasis Coordinator (818) 933-0128
172 Hernandez Jessie email@example.com Executive Asst. Secretary
171 Hodek Cheri Chodek@bsa-la.org Development Coordinator
106 Kline David firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Field Service (818) 933-0106
175 Lofland Laurel email@example.com Customer Service Specialist
118 Myers Susan firstname.lastname@example.org Controller (818) 933-0118
103 Longwell Romy email@example.com Director of Communications (818) 933-0103
and Donor Relations
101 Lufti Mirvat Mlufti@bsa-la.org Customer Service Specialist
119 Mackenzie Jon firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Outdoor Programs (818) 933-0119
and Capital Assets
178 Medina Christina email@example.com Customer Service Specialist
108 Melton David firstname.lastname@example.org Systems Manager (818) 933-0108
Murkli Imrgard email@example.com Accounting
120 Orendain Maricela firstname.lastname@example.org Las Colinas District Director (818) 933-0120
107 Osuna Maria email@example.com Human Resources Specialist (818) 933-0107
116 Price Candyce firstname.lastname@example.org Registrar (818) 933-0116
125 Rushton Jim email@example.com Scout Executive (818) 933-0125
117 Shirvani Hamlet firstname.lastname@example.org District Director-B.O./Cah (818) 933-0117
130 Snowden Stephen email@example.com Camping Secretary (818) 933-0130
Van Nuys Scout Store, (818) 781-1296
Store Hours- Monday – Friday, 9:00AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, 10:00AM to 3 PM
Western Los Angeles County Council Satellite Offices
Antelope Valley Service Center Phone #(661) 942-0582
42402 10th Street W. Suite G Fax# (661) 723-1450
Lancaster, CA 93534 Store# (661) 942-7820
Office Hours: Monday—Friday, 8:30 am — 5:00 pm
Store Hours: Monday—Friday, 9:30 am — 5:30 pm & Saturday 9:00 am—3:00 pm
Ely Malanowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Glinda Fortner, District Executive email@example.com
Lisa Pennock, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Clarita Valley Service Center phone #661-284-6330
24338 Walnut Street fax# 661-284-6955
Newhall, CA 91321
Jackie Costanzo, Office Manager Jcostanzo@bsa-la.org
Office & Store Hours: Monday—Wednesday & Saturday, 10:00 am—2:00pm
Thursday evenings, 3:00 pm—7:00 pm
Closed on Fridays
Westside Service Center Phone #(310) 839-9905
10131 National Blvd., Suite A Fax# (310) 839-4495
Los Angeles, CA 90034 Store# (310) 839-9905 x202
Office Hours: Monday—Friday, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Store Hours: Tuesday—Friday, 10:00 am — 6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am -3:00 pm
Al Sakai, District Director Asakai@bsa-la.org
Andrew Sisolak, District Executive ASisolak@bsa-la.org
Faith Denis, Customer Service Manager Fdenis@bsa-la.org
Eric Singer, Store Manager email@example.com
Camp Emerald Bay Phone# (310) 510-1795
P.O. Box 5066 Fax# (310) 510-1797 year round ranger’s office
Avalon, CA 90704 Fax# (310) 510-0136 summer office
Camp Whitsett Phone# (760) 376-6469
Route 1, Box 105 Fax# (760) 376-2796
Kernville, CA 93238 office#: (760) 376-3195
Camp Josepho Phone# (310) 459-9093