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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.


Posted on Feb 22 2021 - 12:07pm
2020-2021 has been a challenging due to COVID 19, and with the vaccine, we have a silver lining and will allow us to return to regular scouting programs.
Yet, many families will need scouting to help develop leadership in their youth and be a distraction to the challenges left behind due to COVID 19.
Your donations will be used to offer a more substantial program to the youth of our communities and to offer much-needed scouting scholarships to Scouters in need.
Please take the time to donate to friends of scouting and to exceed donations from years past to help secure a reliable program for our youth.

Please donate today through our website at:

2021 Spring Camporee: Video Games through the Ages

Posted on Feb 22 2021 - 12:01pm

Orange County Council and Saddleback District Present:

2021 Spring Camporee: Video Games through the Ages

It’s that time of the year again for our 2021 Saddleback Spring Camporee. We will be hosting this as a single day event this year. 

WHO:         Saddleback District Scouts BSA Troops

WHERE:     Oso Lake Scout Camp

21131 Los Alisos Boulevard

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

WHEN:        Saturday April 17th 2021

COST:         $20 each.

Due to COVID Restrictions there are a few things that are different about this event

  • Social Distancing & Masks Required
  • Upon arrival stay in your vehicles and follow the signs as we will need to do a quick health screening of everyone.
  • This will be a Cohort Centric event. A cohort is a small group or social bubble of people.
  • Units will be participating as a cohort of no more than 16 people, with a minimum of 2 adults and no more than 14 youth.
  • The cohort must stay together during the entire event helping to ensure there is no mixing with other cohorts, this includes adults.
  • We will also need an additional adult to run & judge your unit activity. 
  • Everyone will need to bring a brown bag lunch and 64 ounces of water. No group water jugs, no group grubbing, no group meals, and no food delivery.
  • Units will need to register as groups with 2 adults and up to 14 youth, or 16 people max per cohort. Due to these limits we will not be able to take individual registrations.
  • Additionally, units must run a COVID friendly activity and have one adult staff it. Ideas will be provided if requested. All items must be able to be sanitized between cohorts, so no ropes, fabric, or raw wood items.
  • Events need to be submitted, approved and finalized with staff by April 2nd which is also the closing of registration.
  • This event is not an in and out or come and go event. Once a scout or adult has left the event, they are asked to not come back.
  • If you have more than one Cohort/Group register, you will need to run 2 activity stations.

Registration:   All registration will be online and units need to register their participants


Registration closes April 2nd, 2021 and we will not be able to take late registrations

During the registration process you will need to enter the names of the participants

We will be holding a downhill meeting at the April 8th Roundtable breakout and Wednesday April 14th for all attendees that are attending to finalize everything and go over arrival procedures. You only need to attend one.


Provide your unit Camporee chair contact information ASAP to Camporee Chair below.

 Questions? Contact Kevin Bohn at or 949-422-4895


OCC National Youth Leadership Training program

Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 3:18pm



The OCC National Youth Leadership Training program is still looking for youth staffers!


With no NYLT course last year, we have lots planned for this year. This is not only an excellent opportunity for youth staffers to solidify their NYLT knowledge, practice interview skills, and share ideas all across the council, but also to gain a new perspective in adapting leadership skills and scouting to fit during a pandemic and any situation.

Staffers can take these skills, adaptations, and ideas and bring them back to their home units to enrich the scouting experience for everyone!

Please encourage your scouts who have participated in the course previously to interview. Spreading the leadership message is what we do!


If any of your scouts have attended NYLT previously and are interested,please have him or her contact me at with another scout leader copied (for Youth Protection).

If you have any questions about NYLT in general, feel free to contact me too!


Yours in Scouting,

Matthew Tu

OCC NYLT Youth Course Director


Posted on Feb 4 2021 - 6:45am


2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM will be our Roundtable, and please join early (typically 15min early) for fellowship before we begin the program. As has been the case, we will deliver this Roundtable online via Zoom. The Zoom ID is 840 3973 7219 and the passcode is Saddleback.

Breakout Topics:


Special Guest, Dave Klein will lead the discussion on “Eagle Advancement: Issues and Misconceptions.“ It’s a timely  topic, given that many questions and confusion still exist on how COVID has affected Eagle advancement. This is a must to guide your scouts toward achieving their ultimate goal.


How do we navigate all the different training requirements for Cub Scout leaders to hold outdoor activities? What is BALOO training - when and where do we get it? Why is it so important, and what are my options for obtaining it? And more - what are the best local camping options? Clever alternatives? We give you all kinds of ideas during this important Outdoor-centric breakout session featuring a special guest speaker who is a district specialist in Cub Scout outdoor activities and training!


There will be a District Camporee on Saturday April 17.


If you are new to Zoom and have not already done so, please take a few minutes and go to to download and install the Zoom app on either your mobile device, desktop computer, or laptop. Once it's installed then you should be all set. From there, all you'll need to do is join the meeting on Thursday evening by going to or by opening the app, clicking join, and entering the information above.



We're looking forward to seeing you at Roundtable!

Recharter for year 2021

Posted on Feb 4 2021 - 6:45am


Recharter For Year 2021 



Recharter specialists (register below!) will get regular communications from me to schedule 1 on 1 help, review the documentation that's complete, and provide early feedback on meeting requirements. 

Here are some things you need to know. 



  • New Youth Member Joining Fee: $25.00 (One time)
  • BSA Membership Fees:
  • Youth $66.00
  • Adult $42.00
  • Unit Liability Insurance Fee $75.00
  • Total Cost (Includes Insurance and OCBSA Fees): 
  • Youth $138/$150 (/w Boys Life)
  • Adult $54/$66No Paper Applications
  • Recharter Document Reviews are taking place all online - Get your Unit's Recharter Specialist Registered  HERE 

Craig Duerr

 Assistant District Commissioner

Unit Exceptional Scouter Award (AKA: Extra Miler)

Posted on Jan 20 2021 - 1:56pm

Unit Exceptional Scouter award submissions are due to council by this Monday, 1/18.  Yes, the form says 1/15, but the 18th is the date.

There was a communication error and this request if going our late.  Unit Leadership, please choose two adults who helped make Scouting 2020 happen for your unit and help us to recognize them.

Please use this form to submit names and a picture of your recipients.


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