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Welcome to Saddleback District

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

Additionally, you can contact any of the program chairs.

Rountable meetings will be held at 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.

Cerebral palsy no obstacle for Worcester Eagle Scout

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 8:33am

Do you know a youth with a special challenge?

There's a place for every youth at every level of Scouting!  BSA will work with you to make appropriate accommodations of advancement requirements if needed and will even allow work on Scouting advancement past age 18.  But the biggest surprise of all can be how much that young man can do with support, a little help, and lots of encouragement. Take a look at this great accomplishment from Worcester, MA.

If you've got questions about special needs or time extensions, contact Dave Klein, Saddleback Advancement Chair at kleinds@gmail.com

Cerebral palsy no obstacle for Worcester Eagle Scout

By Cyrus Moulton 
Telegram & Gazette Staff 

WORCESTER - Trevor Huntley doesn't speak, walks with a pronounced limp and uses only one arm because of cerebral palsy.

But he hasn't let that - or anything - stop him from achieving his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout.

"This was and still is very important for me to get this Eagle Scout (rank) not only for my family or friends but to prove ... that I could do anything I set my mind to," said Mr. Huntley, 25, in an email interview. "It's just exciting to be part of something that will be with me for the rest of my life."

Mr. Huntley is a member of the Mohegan Council's Troop 37 in the Quinsigamond District, which meets weekly at Christ the King Church on Pleasant Street. He said he was first attracted to Boy Scouts in 2004 when he was 12.

"I really wanted to be part of some group to teach myself how to be a better person in my life," Mr. Huntley said.

He and his father approached the troop's Scoutmaster at the time, Bob Benoit, who said he always accepts a challenge.

"I said, 'Why not? Why not? What's the worse that can happen. He tries it and he walks away,' " Mr. Benoit said. "But Trevor Huntley didn't; he stuck it out."

And Mr. Huntley didn't let any limitations - he said he never thinks of himself as having a disability - stop him. He earned 36 merit badges, 15 more than necessary for Eagle Scout, and achieved the Order of the Arrow, which recognizes Boy Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. He attended summer camp for Scouting and weekly Troop meetings.

But Scouting requires not just individual accomplishments - it emphasizes teamwork.

If you've read this far, please click on the link to read the rest of the article and to help drive their page count: http://telegram.com/news/20170219/spirit-that-soars-cerebral-palsy-no-obstacle-for-worcester-eagle-scout

Roundtable

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 6:29pm

Annual Planning Roundtable

Your District Annual Planning Roundtable is shaping up to be the best yet.

Vendors, Camps, and great Raffle Prizes will be available for Units.

Go to http://www.saddlebackdistrict.org/node/1987 for more information and to see the flier.

The IROEC is looking for a Registered Nurse

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 6:27pm


The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is seeking a Registered Nurse with availability through June. Perspective candidates must enjoy working with kids and be willing to live on site. Do you fit the bill or know anyone who does? Please click here to see the full job description and pass it along!

Who's Watching the Clock?

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 6:27pm

Leaders, are you helping your Scouts keep an eye on the clock?

Imagine a First Class Scout at age 16.  He's got plenty of time, right... perhaps not.

If he doesn't earn Star by his 17th birthday, he will not have the needed time left before turning age 18 to complete the 6-months required to earn Life and another 6-months required to earn Eagle. If he earns Star just barely before his 17th birthday, he'll have the time, but he will need to be well-managed. He may only have 12, 13 or 14 months to complete his Life and Eagle requirements. Please help make sure that requirements, Unit Leader conferences and Boards of Review are completed with the time left.

A very important way that Troop Advancement Chairs, SMs and ASMs can help serve their Scouts is to help make sure that requirements, Unit Leader conferences and Boards of Review are completed with the required time left on the clock to complete the remaining ranks.

This advice is based on real life unfortunate circumstances that have occurred locally. Please don't let your Scouts be surprised by the clock at the end of the game.

Spring programs at Oso Lake Scout Camp

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 6:27pm


The staff at Oso Lake has just released the program guide for Spring 2017. There are many activities and open camping opportunities available beginning January 27. As their homepage says:

Oso Lake Scout Camp is the perfect outdoor destination for your family, Scout unit, or community group! Come for the day or stay for a weekend of open camping. Enjoy catch-and-release fishing, canoeing, and rowing on the lake then head over to the archery range for some fun with bows and arrows. Oso Lake Scout Camp offers organized weekend programs for Scouts and features large camping areas, a multi-level pavilion, and amphitheater. Come see what you’ve been missing at Oso Lake!

Click here to download the program guide, and click here to visit their website.

Boy Scout Rank Requirements

Posted on Feb 16 2017 - 6:26pm

2016 Rank Requirements are now in full effect!

The changes that were made in January of 2016 were optional paths for the last 12 months. It was up to the Scout if they wanted to complete their ranks using the old or new requirements.  However, effective January 1, 2017, any incomplete rank must be completed by fulfilling the new list of rank requirements.  The 2015 and older requirements are no longer available as an option.

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