Summer is just about over, and the start of the new scouting year will begin with the start of the new school year. I hope everyone has had an amazing time this summer, filled with fun, laughter, and adventures. But summer isn’t over just yet! There is still time to enjoy the last bit of summer adventures with great campouts, hikes or exploring. Speaking of camping, did you know that August is National S’mores Day? I didn’t. I also never really knew exactly how hot the marshmallow can get. I found that the outside temperature can get to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, while the internal temperature can be 145-160 degrees! That is very hot. Actually, hotter than I imagined. It’s always a good rule of thumb to go over campfire safety with our Cub Scouts and older Scouts before igniting any fires.
Another great activity while out camping is star gazing. The month of August is known for meteor showers. The Kappa Cygnids takes place this month, along with the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower but one of the best-known showers is the Perseids meteor shower. This takes place between July 17th and August 24th. I hope you get the opportunity to catch the night sky this month.
I hope everyone enjoys the remaining days of summer. If you have any stories you would like to share with the district newsletter, please send them my way!
BSA Recharter 2023
In the last issue, it was mentioned that our District Leaders were holding a Recharter Training. I hope some of you were able to make it out for that. If you could not make it out to the last Roundtable meeting for it do not worry. Our leaders are not too far away to assist you with any questions that you may have.
Here is some information that I found on the council website: Rechartering Information – Greater LA Scouting
Please check the GLACC website for all 2023 new fees.
District Rechartering Contact will be Cameron Summers
Another Cub Scout Adventure Day Camp season is over, and I would like to say to my Dynamic Staff who worked tirelessly all week long to provide all the youth with an incredible camp experience – thank you! This staff gave their best to their jobs as each day brought new challenges and new successes – they were energized, they were exhausted, they were inspiring, they were inspired. They are a terrific group, and I am grateful for each one’s dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm.
To our youth day campers who showed up every morning open to trying new things and ready to get down and dirty, they are the reason we do what we do – thank you! Because of their days spent at camp, they have acquired an increase in confidence, a deeper connection to scouting, and a greater sense of their own independence.
In one week of Cub Scout Day camp our Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light youth earned a total of 58 activity belt loops, 52 activity pins, 8 aquanauts, 11 Whittling patches and 18 Outdoor Activity Patches. Youth received their awards at the Friday night dinner program.
And to our camp parents who trusted us along the way – thank you! We absolutely could not do this without you. We are grateful that you shared your greatest treasures with us this summer. We appreciate the ways that you supported your children’s growth in Scouting. We care about our camp families, and we are so grateful to count each of you as a part of our larger Scout Family.
Thank you scout families for being an important part of Pio Pico Day Camp. We can’t wait to have you back again next year.
Mary Gaither, Camp Director
Summer fun!Troop 476 does an annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip to Catalina Island with Open Water Foundation https://www.openwatersfoundation.org/
Here’s a look at their last trip. The Troop was lucky enough to catch 22 Mahi-Mahi El Dorado fish that had followed the warm waters from storms in Baja California up to Catalina Island. The three biggest fish were caught by Scouts, the Scouts usually catch Bonito, Barracuda & Yellow Tail.
The Troop will be going on their next annual trip on Sunday, August 20th. I hope you scouts have a great time out on the ocean!
Thank you, Nelson from Troop 476, for sharing your scouting adventures with us. I hope you and your scouts have a great time out there this year!
If anyone would like to share their unit adventures, please email me and I will add it to the district newsletter.
Fall Camporee at Prado Regional Park!
Roundtable falls on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Roundtable is now meeting in person, and we want to see you there!
Tables will be set up with fliers and information to share.
Remember, Roundtable is for everyone!
AUGUST ROUNDTABLE MEETING
Break-out Sessions: 1-Recharter your unit 2-Recruiting for your unit 3-Scoutbook Basics
Come join us in person!
We meet at 7pm at the First Methodist Church 13222 Bailey St. Whittier, CA 90601.
We hope to see you there!
Or reach out to Cameron Summers: Cameron.Summers@scouting.org.
Popcorn Unit Fundraiser 2023
July 28, 2023—Show & Sell Order #1 Due
August 17, 2023 — Show & Sell Distribution #1 (subject to change)
September 4, 2023 - Show & Sell Order #2 Due
September 14, 2023 - Show & Sell Distribution #2 (subject to change)
October 2, 2023 – Show & Sell Order #3 Due
October 12, 2023 - Show & Sell Distribution #3 (Subject to change)
October 23, 2023 - Unit Take Orders Due
November 9, 2023 - Take Order Distribution
December 16, 2023 — $1,000 Club Party
For more information, please check the GLAAC website: https://greaterlascouting.org/popcorn/
To register please visit: Unit Registration
in Pio Pico
SAVE THE DATES:
September -Prado Service Project-(details to come)
October 6-8th- Fall Camporee at Prado Regional Park
October 20th -22nd- BooFest at Firestone Scout Reservation
November 2nd Good Scout Dinner (details out soon)
November 18th -Merit Badge Day
November 18th -Cub Scout Adventure Day
H.A.T and Training:
Save the Date:
September 9th- Scouts BSA Position Specific Training (Sponsored by Troop 54 & 985)
For more information visit: https://piopicobsa.org/event/pio-pico-scouts-bsa-position-specific-training/
Council Training Dates:
September 5th- HAT MEETING at Cushman- Watt Scout Center
September 16th-17th - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills at Trask
October 20th-22nd - HAT - BSA Climbing Level 1 Fall 2023 (HESR)
October 28th –29th - BALOO training at Trask
WOOD BADGE- Registration is already closed but it will be back next year!