Welcome - Ventura County Council



ATTENTION VALUED VCCBSA SCOUTERS:

In the spirit of providing the best service possible to our units, effective July 1st, the Executive Board of the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America has unanimously voted to consolidate its District count from six down to four.      

The Camarillo District (serving the communities of Camarillo and Somis) & the Channel Islands District (serving the communities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme and El Rio) have now merged to become the Channel Islands District.

    Additionally, the Matilija District (serving Ventura, Ojai and Oak View) & Santa Paula/Fillmore District (serving the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru) have merged to become the Sespe District.

We thank you for your understanding of this strategic decision to better serve our constituents. 

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Sespe District - Santa Paula Open House  

New 'Sespe' District replaces Matilija and Santa Paula/Fillmore Districts - Open House on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm at the LDS Church 604 Ojai Road, Santa Paula.  Come and meet and spend an evening with Council and District leaders to learn about program changes, and to let them know how to make the Scouting program even better than ever for youth in the Santa Paula/Fillmore/Piru area. Bring your questions, ideas and suggestions...

Information flyer

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Youth Protection begins with YOU!  The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.  Youth protection is of paramount importance and requires sustained vigilance.  To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing programs.  Click here to view the BSA Youth Protection infographic.  Additional YPT information can be found here

Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.  Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years.  To take or renew Youth Protection Training, go to MyScouting.org.  

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Attention Eagle Scout Candidates!

There is a new version (May 2014) of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook! As with previous revisions, Scouts who have already downloaded the previous workbook and received district approval for their proposals may continue to use that version. Only those starting new are required to use the latest version. There is also a new Eagle Rank Application for 2014. This new 2014 application is required and the only one that will be accepted. Click on the 'Advancement' tab above, then 'Rank Advancement' link on the left side of the page or by clicking here

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12 Points Bike Ride

12 Points Bike Ride, 'A Tour Through 12 Religious Institutions and Their Relation to the Scout Law' will take place Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 7:00am to 5:00pm in Simi Valley.  Click on the flyer above for the registration form as well as more information regarding requirements & participation fee.   

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NEW  Tour and Activity Plan Policy

(as of 5/1/2014)

The Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America will require  the submission of a Tour and Activity Plan for the following Scouting activities:

    
Trips outside of Ventura County proper; or When conducting any of the following activities:

  • Overnight outings
  • High Adventure Activities Including
  • Aquatics activities (swimming, boating, floating, scuba, etc.)
  • Climbing and rappelling
  • Orientation flights (process flying plan)
  • Shooting sports
  • Any activities involving motorized vehicles as part of the program (snowmobiles, boating, all-terrain vehicles, etc.)

Regardless, the tour and activity plan is an excellent tool that should be included in preparation for all activities, even those not requiring it. It guides a tour leader through itineraries, travel arrangements, two-deep leadership, supervision qualifications, and transportation.

The tour and activity plan is also a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the plan may not address all possible challenges, but it can help ensure that appropriate planning has occured, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available for the adventure.

In addition, the plan helps to organize safe and appropriate transportation to and from an event, and defines driver qualifications and minimum limits of insurance coverage for drivers and vehicles used to transport participants.

Please complete and submit this plan at least 14 days in advance to ensure your council has enough time to review the plan and assist as necessary.

Tour and Activity Plan

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The 2014 Camp Three Falls Boy Scout Summer Camp Leader Guide is up! (Webelos Leader Guide coming soon)  Take a look inside at all the great opportunities for your Troop, Team or Crew Members.  From First Class Skills (Pathfinder) to late teen High Adventure (Trek), we've got it all and more!

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ATTENTION SCOUTING UNITS:  An integral part of Scouting and our Journey to Excellence is the selfless act of service to others. Please click on the Messengers of Peace logo below to record your unit's Service Hours or Messengers of Peace Project.

 
 

 

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Contact Information:

Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America

509 East Daily Drive

Camarillo, CA 93010

Office/Store: (805) 482-8938

FAX TOUR PLANS: (805) 482-6071

Office FAX: (805) 484-9172

Council Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Scout Store Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Both Office & Store Closed on Sundays 

 

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Boy Scouts of America Membership Standards Review Voting Results

 

Implementation Frequently Asked Questions for Unit Leaders

Feedback may be directed via email or web to feedback@scouting.org or at www.scouting.org/ContactUs.aspx

 

 

 

What's New

      

Stay Connected to the VCC!  'Like' us on Facebook!  Follow us on Twitter!

PLEASE NOTE:  The Council Office & Scout Store will be closed on Friday, June 25th.

2014 Popcorn Sale!  Mark your calendars now! Tuesday, August 19th is the Council-wide Popcorn Kickoff for Unit Kernels!  2014 Popcorn Sale Unit Commitment Form

Boy Scout Golf Classic Monday, August 18, 2014, Spanish Hills Country Club. Please join us to support Scouting in Ventura County! Brochure

New!  Attention Eagle Scout Candidates:  The Advancement page has been completely updated.  Click on the 'Advancement' tab above and then on 'Rank Advancement' on the left side of the page.  This page has pertinent information regarding your Eagle Project, Eagle Workbook, Eagle Application, forms, etc.

'Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units' information can be found by clicking on the 'Forms' or the 'Links' tabs above.  Good Turn for America link can also be found under 'Links' tab above.