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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.

COVID-19 Eagle Project Guidelines

Posted on Jul 30 2020 - 12:15am

Advancement Committee Guidelines for Eagle Projects during COVID-19

In this time of COVID 19, it is important that Scouts and leaders follow steps to help keep Scouts, project participants and beneficiaries safe. In addition to the guidelines in the Guide to Advancement section: Risk management and Eagle projects, the council COVID updates, and the Centers for Disease Control and other public health agencies, here are some additional recommendations to follow.

Please click here to read the entire OCBSA guideline under which Eagle projects may take place.

Please contact Advancement Chair Dave Klein with any questions at kleinds@gmail.com

Online Merit Badge Classes Advisory

Posted on Jul 30 2020 - 12:11am

Advancement Committee Advisory Statement Regarding Online Merit Badge Classes

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America Advancement Committee is issuing this advisory to all Unit leaders within the Council. Scoutmasters and Venture Crew Advisors need to verify the validity of online Merit Badge classes before issuing Merit Badge Applications (Blue Cards) to Scouts. Classes offered online must meet youth protection guidelines and be offered by a source that is approved by Boy Scouts of America or the Orange County Council. It is important to note that Merit Badges must be taught by registered and trained Merit Badge Counselors.

Please click here to read the full advisory

Order of the Arrow virtual even

Posted on Jul 29 2020 - 8:15am

National Order of the Arrow virtual event

 August 4th through August 6th

 

Participate in games, activities, and competition with Arrowmen from across the nation.

Learn from highly qualified trainers about interesting topics—both in and out of the OA.

Ask questions to a panel of OA national officers.

These opportunities and more will be available to participants of Momentum Launch!

There are two different ways to experience Momentum Launch.

Anyone can view a live stream of the event’s program at no cost and interact with Momentum Launch over social media.

There is no need to register for the event if you intend to participate this way.


 Registered delegates, for a fee of $30, will receive a full event experience, including:

  1. A mailed patch.
  2. Access to an archive of streamed program content to view anytime.
  3. A chance to participate in the event-wide game.
  4. Access to the event’s community platform to connect with Arrowmen from across the nation.
  5. Additional opportunities for engagement and interaction.

 

You can look at the national Order of the Arrow website for more information:

https://oa-bsa.org/momentum

 

Register at the national website: registration.oa-bsa.org

If you are a first-time user of the national registration site, you will need to set up a profile.

 

We hope you will be able to participate

OCBSA COVID-19 Alert

Posted on Jul 13 2020 - 6:19pm


OCBSA COVID-19 Alert

Dear Scouting Family and Friends,

Due to today’s announcement from Governor Newsom to close Office Workspaces for non-essential sectors, the Orange County Council Service Center will close beginning Tuesday, July 14 until further notice.

Scout Shops will continue their modified hours of operation based on the Retail sector.
 
Program delivery at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and Newport Sea Base in the Day Camps sector is not affected at this time. The Council Outdoor Adventure team continues to refine safety precautions and is finding new innovative ways to provide safe and fun activities for our youth this summer.
 
The Orange County Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will announce changes as needed. We strongly encourage our families and units to use precautions to ensure all participants do so safely. The next COVID Program Update is scheduled for July 16th.
 
Our staff stands ready to deliver exceptional customer service remotely. Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at communication@ocbsa.org.

July Roundtable

Posted on Jul 6 2020 - 10:32am

Thursday, July 9, is our monthly Roundtable. We will begin at our usual time of 7:00 PM. We will utilize Zoom for this meeting. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes and go to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting 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 https://zoom.us/join or by opening the app and clicking join. From there simply enter 893 0330 3531 in the Meeting ID field then 001474 when prompted for the password. 
 
Our Cub Scout Breakout for July is all about the various summer activities that are available. We will be discussing the programs that are being offered as well as the steps necessary to ensure your Cubs are able to earn many of the available awards like the Summertime Pack Award. This will be a great breakout that you're not going to want to miss.
 
Our Scouts BSA Breakout will delve into ways to prepare for the upcoming change to the Eagle requirements. We will also discuss summer activities options for those units who may be struggling with ideas about what to do. We're here to help!

Virtual summer camps for Scouts

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:34am

Hello there, fellow Scouter! Here's the latest Scouting news you need. Thanks for reading, and thanks for all you do for Scouting.

Everything you need to know about virtual summer camps for Cub Scouts and Scouts


This summer, the adventure continues. Families in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing can participate in one (or more!) virtual summer camp experiences.This summer, councils from coast to coast are offering virtual camps, delivering many of the best parts of summer camp right to your home.

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