Friday, March 21, 2008

FW: Scoutweek, March 21

A great resource for parents (akelas) is Scoutweek. It is sent out weekly by Council and contains great opportunities to get your son involved in the larger organization.

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From: Crystal Henson
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 10:01 AM
Subject: Scoutweek, March 21

Issue #71 March 21 , 2008


Pancake Breakfast

Eagle Recognition Dinner

08 Powder Horn Course

Visions of Scouting
Photo Contest

Newport Sea Base

Supply Line
Scouting Catalog

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Upcoming Events

Men Of Character Recognition Dinner
Please join us for the 2008 Men of Character Dinner, as we honor this year's recipients at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on April 16, at 6 p.m.

2008 Men Of Character Honorees:
Alfred Amezcua / Dr. Rudolf Brutoco / Daniel Claypool / William Cunerty / Richard Hunsaker / General William Lyon / Leo Severino / Tom Wilck

Every year a committee of local professionals and community leaders select eight Orange County Men of Character to be honored and celebrated by their family, friends and business associates. Co-chairing this event are Orange County Council Executive Board Member and Senior Vice President of the Linzmeier Group, Ralph Linzmeier and President of Vision Capital Corporation, Manny Montanez. If you would like to purchase a program ad or join us as we recognize these worthy individuals, contact Anais Goldberg at 714-546-4990 ext. 148 or

2008 Visionary Luncheon
The 2008 Visionary Luncheon will be held on April 17, at the Hilton Anaheim, at 12 p.m - 1:30 p.m. The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America works with business and civic organizations to select recipients of the prestigious Visionary Award which recognizes outstanding support to Scouting as well as to Orange County Hispanic communities. This year Socorro Vasquez and Marcos Nava will be honored with the 2008 Visionary Award. Join us in the celebration of their achievements. For event details, contact Ana Lily Yuen at 714-546-4990 ext. 129, or email

Toyota Scion Lexus/Boy Scout Invitational & Auction
The 14th Annual Toyota Scion Lexus/Boy Scout Invitational & Auction will take place at the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club on April 21, at 10 a.m. For the last 13 years, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America has worked in unison with the Wilson Automotive Group and Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. to host a premier golf tournament and auction to benefit Scouting in Orange County.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting event, contact Jill Groff at 714-546-4990 ext. 147 or

Join Us For The 2nd Annual
Orange County
Council Camping Pancake Breakfast

There is no better way to be prepared to take your pack or troop to an Orange County camp than to attend the council pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast, with all the fix-ins, as you learn more about the Council's camps and camping incentive programs and pick up your unit's free patches. The pancake breakfast will be held at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting (1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, 92706). Contact Toni Klemm with any questions at 714-546-4990 ext. 136.

Eagle Recognition Dinner
The first Eagle Scout medal was awarded in 1912 to Arthur Rose Eldred, a 17-year-old member of Troop 1 of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York. Eldred was notified that he was to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a letter from Chief Scout Executive James E. West, dated August 21, 1912. The design of the Eagle Scout medal had not been finalized by the National Council, so the medal was not awarded until Labor Day, September 2, 1912. Since then, more than 1.7 million Scouts have earned the rank. In 1982, 13-year-old Alexander Holsinger, of Normal, Illinois, was recognized as the one-millionth Eagle Scout. Come celebrate the successes of the class of Orange County 2007 Eagle Scouts at the Eagle Recognition Dinner on April 23.

To sponsor a Scout to attend, download this form. If you're a 2007 Eagle Scout, download this form. For additional information, contact Ami Lieberman at 714-546-4990 ext. 144.

2008 Powder Horn Course
The Orange County Council is hosting the Western Region 2008 Powder Horn Course, May 29-31, at Oso Lake and June 5-7, at Will J Reed Scout Park. Powder Horn, is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing and/or Boy Scout Leaders to activities and outdoor skill resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program. This course is available to all adult leaders over 21 years of age, who have completed their Leader Specific Training-Cubbing, Scouting, Varsity, Venturing and Sea Scouting.

Course fee is $250 and includes one ticket to the Orange County Council Annual Venturing and Sea Scouting Recognition Banquet on June 7. For additional information and reservations, contact Chuck Williams, Powder Horn Course Director, at or 714-349-0877.

Scouts Its Time To Sharpen Your Photography
Skills For The Visions Of Scouting Photo Contest
The Orange County Fair Committee is hosting a Scouting Photo contest to show the community just how much fun Scouting can be. The photos will be displayed at the Orange County Fair booth in July. Prizes will be awarded. Photo categories include: camping, summer camp, day camp, Camporee, Camporall, back packing, hiking, rock climbing, Scout skills, community service, patriotic activities, swimming, canoeing, white water rafting, diving, or other Scouting activities. Photos are due by May 15. Please send submissions to Debbie Bovshow, 8940 Academy Dr., #B Buena Park, CA 90621. Submissions form is now available online, including contest rules and information. Good luck Scouts!

Newport Sea Base 2008 Opening Day
Come join the Newport Sea Base for a free, fun-filled day of barbeque, sailboat rides, games and more on April 19, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free activities for the day include: tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, Coastie the tugboat, inspections of Sea Scout ships, flag ceremony by Scouts, fun lawn games, licorice knot tying, origami sailboats and finally the Andy Fitzpatrick Regatta. Everyone is welcome, plus admissions and activities are free.

Location: Newport Sea Base (1931 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach).
Free parking and shuttle are available at Newport Harbor High School (on 16th street). For additional information, contact Briana Carreon at 949-642-5031 ext. 305.

Supply Line, The Scouting Supply Source
Check out new Scouting items, the Spring and Summer catalog product list, discounted items and more! April is Youth Protection Month, Supply Line carries everything from McGruff Safe Kids Kits, youth protection videos for Scouts and Leaders, plus Cub Scout Power Pack Safety books, available in English and Spanish. View the Supply Line Catalog.

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