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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.

Scout - O - Rama

Posted on Sep 26 2022 - 1:06pm

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 SCOUT-O-RAMA

 

What is Scout-O-Rama?

Scout-O-Rama (SOR) is a community event put together by the Orange County Council and our volunteers to show what Scouting is all about.

Our Scout-O-Rama 2022 event will take place on October 1st and is free for all—both boys and girls! Families who want to learn more about Scouting are encouraged to come and participate in our many activities. 

It’s going to be a great day full of adventure!  Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

@ IROEC

Are you ready for this?

Scout-O-Rama 2022 is at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC)

Features: Zipline, Pioneering, Archery, Scout Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations, Games, BB-Guns, Scouting Skills, Ropes Course, Camping, Pinewood Derby, Pan for Gold, Fire Trucks, Community Partners, Climbing Rock Wall,

Orchard and Gardens, Science Center, Tomahawk and more! **

The math on how awesome this is going to be is simple:

Scout-O-Rama + IROEC = AMAZING!

** Waivers will be required to participate in adventure activities.

For Packs, Troops, Crews & Ships

This year’s event is exceptionally important, as we are promoting the event to increase our membership.

We must grow our Packs, which are a feeders for Troops, Crews and Ships.

This year we are making an investment to have online and TV ads running to drive new member attendance.

We need you! We need you to host booths. We need you to be ready to take on new members. We need you to show our non-scouting guests WHY Scouting has so much to offer!

Parking & Logistics

Access to the IROEC on the day of the event will be easy. 

To make entry the fastest and easiest, Santiago Canyon College will serve as our main parking spot.  From there, you’ll catch one of our 9 buses to/from the main entrance of the IROEC at Harrison Hall.

We’ll be setup there to greet you and make sure you have a great day.

https://scoutingevent.com/039-SOR

Reserve your free tickets above.  When you arrive at the IROEC you’ll check-in at Harrison Hall.  Families new to Scouting will receive a special thank you gift for attending our celebration of Scouting.

Saddleback District's Camporall

Posted on Sep 14 2022 - 11:23am

Saddleback District's Camporall

When:  October 14-16 

 

Where: Firestone Scout Reservation - 19001 Tonner Canyon Rd., Brea, California 92821

Full weekend Youth or Adult cost:  $40 per participant    

One night ONLY cost: $32 per participant

Saturday ONLY costs$15 per participant

Saddleback Webelos & AOLs are invited to an Overnight Camping weekend which will include a day filled with Scout Skills competitions and outrageous displays of Scouting Spirit!
This is an opportunity to participate in an event that showcases the fun that is waiting for you after you bridge over into a Scouts BSA Troop.
 
CAMPORALL will be tailored to Webelos and AOLs and is designed to …
• Create a genuine interest to know more about Scouts BSA
• Enable Webelos & AOLs to learn and demonstrate Scout skills
• Foster a POSITIVE HIGH-ENERGY environment to showcase their Scout SPIRIT!
• Provide a look at local Scout Troops in an interactive environment
• Aid in the Webelos / AOLs-to-Scout BSA Transition Plan.
 

COVID Advancement Modifications Ending

Posted on Feb 14 2022 - 7:06pm

Scoutmasters and Advancement Teams

Please make sure your Scouts and leaders are aware of this update.

Early on during COVID lockdowns, BSA implemented a series of temporary modifications to advancement requirements to accommodate the pandemic responses.  

Effective March 01, 2022, those modifications will be removed, and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges will again become effective.

If you have any questions about the information, please contact Dave Klein, Saddleback District Advancement Chair at kleinds@gmail.com

A list of the specific advancement requirements modifications which are now expiring effective March 01, 2022 is available here.

The following FAQs are copied from the BSA's national COVID FAQ webpage

 

Q: When will the current COVID-19 modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements end?

As always, the BSA’s top priority is the health and safety of all youth participating in BSA programs. In 2020, the BSA instituted several modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements (“advancement modifications”) to accommodate activity restrictions necessitated by COVID-19. Effective March 01, 2022, those modifications will be removed, and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges will again become effective.

Q: Will there be any changes to the Swimming requirements for Second and First class?

As of March 01, 2022, the temporary changes to the Swimming requirements will be removed, and the original requirements as published will be reinstated.

Q: Do I still need to take a swim test for aquatic activities since there is a deferment in place?

The deferment was for rank requirements Second Class(5b) and First Class(6A). Aquatic activities require a current and valid swim testing for both Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat. Starting March 01, 2022, temporary changes to the Swimming requirements for rank advancement will be removed, and the original requirements as published will be reinstated.

Q: Will there be any changes to the Swimming requirements for Sea Scout Ranks?

As of March 01, 2022, the temporary changes to the Swimming requirements will be removed, and the original requirements as published will be reinstated.

Q: Will there be any changes for Scouts who cannot complete the camping merit badge?

As of March 01, 2022, the temporary suspension of requirement 9b of the camping merit will be removed, and the original requirements as published will be reinstated.

Q: What changes have been made to rank advancement/camping requirements given the need to maintain social distancing during this time?

Temporary changes were implemented to allow Scouts to complete rank requirements by video conferencing, as well as changes to the Camping merit badge and some swimming rank requirements; see https://www.scouting.org/program-updates/covid-19-2020-advancement-temporary-changes. All of these temporary COVID accommodations will expire on March 01, 2022.

Help Wanted: District Dinner Planning

Posted on Nov 17 2021 - 8:17am

101 Hours to Change Lives

Posted on Aug 5 2021 - 10:32am

Every day, more than 13,000 young people in Orange County make their families and communities proud by living the Scout Oath and Law.

They are good students.

They give freely of their time to help their neighbors.

They display integrity and character.

They are kind.

They are courageous.

They lead and teach others how to lead.

 

As we celebrate the 101st birthday of the Orange County Council we are marking this special milestone with a Day of Giving.

We are reaching out to all current and past donors to consider donating at least $101 to celebrate.

Every donation of $101 or more on August 4 will receive a special 101st  Anniversary Day of Giving pocket patch.

 

For 101 years the Orange County Council has impacted the lives of young people.

Join us today on our Day of Giving to continue to change lives in our community.

 

Thank you for your commitment to our youth.

Donations

Posted on Jul 21 2021 - 11:13am
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: https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/039/appeal/2958

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