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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.

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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COVID-19 Update

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am

To Our Scouting Family and Friends,

As the County of Orange continues to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions, we stand vigilant to ensure the safety of our members and staff. With each new guideline from the State and County health departments, we are adjusting our program delivery and council operations to ensure a safe environment. We hope that as Scouting moves to get back to a new normal, we are able make sure our families and leaders feel comfortable with the steps we have taken.

The council is continually monitoring the buzz around the increased coronavirus cases. Future updates will address changes if needed.

To help get families and units reactivated, the council has published the first three Return to Scouting Checklists that help our members get back into Scouting.


Cub Scout Families          Scout BSA Families          Unit Leaders

Units are asked to continue using facemasks and enforce physical distancing in unit meetings and activities. Unit leaders please review and follow CDC guidelines as you develop your program this summer.

Virtual Eagle Book-Check

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am

During COVID-19 protocols Eagle Applications can be turned in and reviewed using a virtual-book-check procedure.  

Please contact Mrs. Henry at christyhhenry@hotmail.com to get instructions and schedule your virtual book-check.

We will return to in-person practices when OCBSA provides guidance to do so.

Online Cub Daycamp registration is open

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am

Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities

Posted on Jun 24 2020 - 8:32am
  • Follow all youth protection policies.
    • All youth protection policies still apply in an online environment. Ensure you always have two-deep leadership for online activities and meetings. Our ban on one-on-one contact between an adult leader and youth applies to all interactions ­– whether in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form.
    • All aspects of the Scouting program are open to observation by parents, and the BSA suggests parents take part in online activities and meetings.
  • Use business-oriented conference platforms that include good safety and privacy features instead of platforms with other primary purposes (such as gaming).
    • Review the terms of service, safety and privacy features, and data collection policies of any platform you use, and review the BSA Digital Privacy and Social Media Guidelines linked below.
  • Regularly review and implement the latest security features of your chosen platform to avoid unauthorized visitors or other security issues in your meetings.
    • Just as you put in place plans for the physical security of your meeting place, here are some tips to consider as you get started developing your own strategy to manage online security:
      • Use unique meeting identification numbers for each session.
      • Utilize password features for all meetings.
      • Do not publish meeting invitations via public forums and remind attendees not to pass along invitations.
      • Use “waiting room” features to manage letting individuals into your meetings.
      • Disable features that you will not need, such as screen-sharing by non-hosts, private chats, and whiteboards.
  • Do not record online activities/meetings that include youth participants.
  • Recording of online activities that only involve adults is subject to local council legal review and approval. Check with your local council for guidance.
    • Call recording is subject to various legal requirements under U.S. law and the laws of individual states, some of which require all parties to a call consent to recording.
  • Safeguard personal information.
    • If you collect a person’s personal information online—for example, through web forms used to register people for online meetings—then you should post a notice or disclosure at the point of collection describing how you will use the information. The notice should be conspicuous and written in plain English.
    • Meeting organizers must keep such information private and not share a youth’s personal information with anyone except that youth’s parent or guardian or the unit leader responsible for tracking advancements. For example, a merit badge counselor should not publicly post or otherwise show a roster with personal information of Scouts the counselor has worked with.
  • Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.
    • Do not collect personal information directly from youth under 13 years of age due to the parental notice and consent requirements under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  You should collect any data needed from the parent or legal guardian only.

      BSA Youth Protection Mission Statement

      True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.

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