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Welcome to Saddleback District's website!

 In order to improve the communication with all the Units, Scouts, Scouters and Parents in Saddleback District, we redesigned and improved your Website.

One feature of this website is the ability to send out weekly Eblasts to all subscribers with up-to-date information and changes as they may occur.  

 Please personally register on this site to receive the weekly Eblast.

 We will be running both sites concurrently.  Please visit http://saddleback.ocbsa.org/ 

 For more information about District events and information to help you serve the youth of Saddleback District, attend the District Roundtable Meetings.

 Roundtable meetings during 2014 are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Church, Trabuco Ward Building, 24755 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest. This is between Bake and Lake Forest.

Commencing January 8, 2015, Rountable meetings will be held at the Refinery on the campus of Saddleback Church located at 1 Saddleback Parkway in Lake Forest. The meeting will start at 7pm but all are invited to arrive early for fellowship and a meal.

 

Yours in Scouting,

 The Saddleback District Committee

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Extra Miler Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted

Posted by Paul Mondello on Dec 12 2014 - 10:39pm

Attention Unit Committee Chairs - This nomination is for the adults in your unit that your unit committee feels have “gone the extra mile” during the 2014 scouting year. Each unit is invited (and encouraged) to submit 1 Extra Miler nomination per 25 youth or fraction thereof (but not less than 2 nominations per unit). As such, if you have 20 youth in your unit, you can nominate 2 adults (20 divided by 25 = 0 + 1 + 1). If you have 55 youth, you can nominate 4 adults (55 divided by 25 = 2 + 1 +1).  Please submit your nominations by December 31, 2014 to extramiler@saddlebackdistrict.org.

Peace Light Ceremony - December 21, 5:30-7:00 - Oso Lake Scout Camp

Posted by David Ruiz on Dec 12 2014 - 7:16pm

For over a thousand years lamps have been continuously lit in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.  For the last 28 years, a child from Upper Austria has lit two blast proof miner’s lamps from a grotto lamp. These lamps are then transported to Vienna, where the living flame is distributed at a Service of Dedication to Scouts and Guides from across Europe.  From Vienna, these Scouts and Guides take the Peace Light back to their communities, where they share the Peace Light at rail stations, churches, and scout meetings.  By Christmas, the Light reaches nearly every country in Europe.

Patrol Method

Posted by jclements on Dec 10 2014 - 6:15am

"This  first of twelve installments is a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. 

This work of fiction is based on the stories shared by readers and listeners, questions they have asked, and the advice Clark Green commonly shared in replies. Scoutmasters can expect to encounter challenges and setbacks along the way. Clark has tried to avoid being unreasonable optimistic, or overly pessimistic about the progress we can make when we stick to the basics.

Chapters will be published each Tuesday and Thursday."

Each chapters are a very quick read and is currently at Chapter 11. It will aid you in re-aligning your compass towards the Patrol Method of Scouting.

Click HERE to begin your journey.

Scouting Advancement Fair on Tuesday December 30th

Posted by gbeck on Dec 8 2014 - 11:18pm

SCOUTING ADVANCEMENT FAIR

SPONSORED BY TROOP 1273

Date:

December 30th, 2014 (Yes, it’s a Tuesday, but it’s during X-Mas Break)

Place:

Norman P. Murray Community Center,

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Registration:

REGISTRATION IS BY EMAIL: meritbadgeday@1273.mytroop.us

Cost:

$20.00 for two sessions, $15.00 one session only Lunch includes BBQ Hotdog, chips, fruit and drink for $5.00

 Scout to First Class!    Merit Badges!        Life to Eagle! 

***Download attachment for more details***

Order of the Arrow Unit Election News

Posted by AGoldsworth on Dec 8 2014 - 12:31pm

Order of the Arrow Unit Election News

The Order of the Arrow Anasazi Chapter will be conducting a calling-out ceremony during the Saddleback District Spring 2015 Camporee. In order for troops and teams to participate in the call-out, OA elections must be scheduled and conducted at least a week before camporee. Team and troop elections may be conducted December 5th through April 17th, no elections will be conducted during camporee. For an election to be valid at least two non-unit members of the Anasazi election team must be present. Further details pertaining to the unit election process are attached, and the same information was distributed via email November 30 to each troop and team's current Key 3.

Wilderness First Aid course at UCI Jan 17th

Posted by Paul Mondello on Dec 2 2014 - 7:56pm

Wilderness First Aid

See Attached Flier 

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