"Choose a Troop" Night

Sep 24 2019 - 6:00pm
Sep 24 2019 - 9:00pm
BellTower Regional Community Center, 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita

2018 Spring Camporee

Apr 13 2018 - 4:00pm
Apr 15 2018 - 12:00am
Lakeview / Baja, Orange, California

2020 Friends of Scouting

Posted on Sep 29 2020 - 6:58pm
2020 Friends of Scouting
Help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Orange County Council with a charitable gift.
Your support helps to provide our Scouts with local camps, program and leadership to ensure the best Scouting experience.
Your Charitable Gift Provides . . . - All youth have the opportunity to be a Scout, no matter their economic circumstance. - Support and training for nearly 10,000 volunteer leaders that make the Scouting program possible. - Materials and program development for the exciting once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can only be found in Scouting. Show your support today be becoming a Friend of Scouting!

2020 Scouts BSA Roundtable Breakout Topics

Posted on Mar 5 2020 - 10:25am

2020 Scouts BSA Roundtable Breakout Topics


The monthly topics are detailed below.


The Scouts BSA Breakout has been reformatted to meet the needs of a greater audience.  


Please contact the Assistant Roundtable Commissioner: Scouts BSA (Lori Maze) at boyscoutroundtable@saddlebackdistrict.org if you are interested in facilitating any of these Breakout Topics.


"See you at Roundtable!"




Roundtable Breakout Topics





Lead Facilitator



Introduction to Leadership Skills Training (ILST) is the foundational training for your youth in their various positions of responsibility. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  National Advanced Youth Leadership (NAYLE) Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills.




Adult Recognition

Discussion regarding the multitude of ways to recognize your unit's leaders, as well as why this is important.


Barry Roa, District Advancement Committee


Tips for distance travel/Risk management/Health forms

Often times we as leaders are unsure about the proper protocols regarding travel as well as the policies regarding risk management. This session will delve into best practices in order to ensure our youth are protected as well as how to proceed in case accidents to occur.

Ed Rainsford, District Risk Management Chair


Demonstrating Scout Spirit/How to be a good role model.

Scout spirit is often viewed as a nebulous aspect of scouting. This discussion helps to clear up this often misunderstood component of advancement.

Roundtable Training Team


No Roundtable




Working with behavorial issues in scouting

Invariably your unit will bring in a scout or scouts who are special needs. This session will discuss how we as leaders can best incorporate those scouts and their families into our units.

Cathy Romagnano, District Commissioner


Youth Protection Training

A great way to get your new adults youth protection trained!

Roundtable Training Team



The committee’s role in recruiting.  Providing the forum, working with the potential new parents while the SM Corps is interacting with the Scout.  It is important to help the parents understand how the unit functions and what they can expect as adults.

Roundtable Training Team



A discussion of the various ceremonies a Troop will conduct throughout the year. Ideas for Court of Honor, Scout's Own, Campfires and many others. This is a great session to invite your youth leadership to attend as well.










2021 National Jamboree

Posted on May 18 2020 - 4:26pm

Join Us for a Jamboree Information Night on Zoom! 

The Orange County Council's Jamboree Information Night will tell you everything you need to know about the 2021 National Jamboree.

Parents and Scouts can tune in on Thursday, May 21 at 7pm. A zoom link with password will be provided to you after you RSVP.

Experience the best of Scouting in one place. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America gathers together. Scouts and Scouters who attend will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.

National Jamboree is the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of friends, fun and adventure. You won’t want to miss out, get ready to Face the Challenge!

RSVP for the Information Night

To register for the 2021 National Jamboree or read more information, visit: jamboree.scouting.org

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

Link: https://scoutingevent.com/039-44796

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 camporee@bohnworld.com or 949-422-4895


Breakout- Cub Scouts

Posted on Feb 13 2020 - 11:54am

Edward Huntington - Assistant Roundtable Commissioner: Cub Scouts



2020 Cub Scout Roundtable Breakout Topics 



Summary / Speakers

January 2020



February 2020

 Managing Big Events

How can you plan for special events without being overwhelmed by them? Concepts such as delegating, time management, simplification and "crowd-control" will help leaders prepare exciting Blue & Gold Banquets, Pinewood Derbys, Bear Carnivals and more - all while keeping in mind the essential purposes and meaning of Scouting

March 2020

Penny-saving Tips and Thrifty Choices

How can we keep costs down and live the ideal of “a Scout is thrift?” This month’s discussion centers on ways to save every nickel your Pack earns, from cutting costs at big events to cheap alternatives for den activities and field trips. Scouting is always exciting – but it doesn’t have to be expensive!


April 2020

Meaningful Ceremonies and Programs

Few things are as memorable as a great Cub Scout awards ceremony – and few things as excruciating as a long, boring meeting. This month’s meeting dives into what makes a good ceremony effective and how to avoid over-drawn meetings. The right resources can provide a treasure trove of scripts, programs and plans to help make every one of your ceremonies sparkle – and we’ll have a whole slew of them available here for you at this month’s Roundtable!


May 2020

Extra Awards Beyond the Cub Scout Adventures


Have your Scouts earned ALL the adventures for their rank already? In need of something new to engage their interests? This month we discuss the host of extra and ‘super’ awards available to Cub Scouts and their dens, from the Emergency Preparedness Award to the World Conservation Award to the ScoutStrong Healthy Unit Award – if it’s available for Cubs to earn, you’ll learn about it at this month’s meeting!


June 2020

Annual Planning Round Table - No Breakout 


July 2020

NO ROUNDTABLE – Summer Break


August 2020



September 2020 

Fostering Den Spirit and Pack Pride

How do you get your group of Scouts to feel and act like a team? Belonging to a den is one of the chief methods of Cub Scouting – this month, we talk about how to nurture and build that sense of unity within your unit. Den flags, cheers, emblems and more – once your kids LOOK like a team, they’ll ACT like a team! Don’t worry – we’ll show you how!


October 2020

Managing Behavior - Elementary School Ages 

Managing the behavior of your Scouts can be a tricky thing – every rank of Cub Scouting covers a different age with unique developmental markers. Come this month to discuss the behavioral differences of elementary school ages, and learn about multiple effective, simple tools to help you manage the behavior of your Scouts during den and pack meetings. Routines, incentives – even your tone of voice – can all be used to help your kids learn how to manage their feelings and make the most of your time together.


November 2020 

The Cub Scout Leadership Team

What is the relationship between a Cubmaster and a Bear Den Chief? How are the Cub Committee Chair and the Webelos Denner connected? This month’s meeting delves into the intricate connection between the many roles and responsibilities of a Cub Scout pack, and how every part supports another. Tips for navigating pack structure, training requirements and opportunities, and clarification of roles will all be explored, as well as suggestions for delegating, cooperating, and harmonizing pack efforts into one cohesive – but evenly-distributed – whole.


December 2020

Keeping Advancement Simple and Meaningful 

This month’s session breaks down the Cub Scout advancement system to make it as accessible and comprehensible as possible. Why do we use the advancement method? How does it help our young people? Cub Scouting provides a host of resources for leaders to use, from charts to posters, from books to videos – but how do we keep it all focused on the real purpose of advancement, and not advancement for advancement’s sake? And how do we get young Scouts to truly engage with the program? Counsel, help and guidance are all yours at this month’s important Cub Scout Roundtable session. 



BSA National Advancement Traiing

Nov 4 2017 - 8:00am
Nov 4 2017 - 1:00pm
Saddleback Church Refinery

Christmas in July a Virtual Camping Experienc

Jul 25 2020 - 7:00pm
Jul 25 2020 - 8:30pm
Virtual Camping Experience

Christmas in July cooking requirements

Jul 25 2020 - 6:00pm
Jul 25 2020 - 6:45pm