Welcome - Ventura County Council

               

The Ventura County Council is excited to announce 

it will celebrate the Order of the Arrow’s Centennial 

as an ArrowTour Host!

ArrowTour is an interactive event for Scouts, volunteers, and Scouting alumni that will travel throughout the country during the summer of 2015. The tour will make a stop on 

Monday, July 13, 2015 at Freedom Park in Camarillo.

Please download FLYER for more information.

Enjoy the Video


                 
                 ***                    
               
2015 POPCORN SALE 

Important Dates
Council-wide Popcorn Kick-off Tuesday, August 18th
Sale begins September 12th!
UNITS SIGN UP TODAY!
Popcorn Unit Form

                   
                 ***                    
                SCOUTS CAN EARN EXTRA MONEY FOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES!                     
                SELL CAMP CARDS! 50% GOES BACK TO THE UNIT!
                   
                Sign-up Today, Sale Ends July 1st.                     
               
                   
                Click here for Information    Click here for Unit Commitment Form                     
                 ***                    
                                     
                2015 NESA Scholarship Recipient Eagle Scout Samuel Birch                    
                Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner
 
                   
               
                   
                ***                    
                                     
                 

Calling All Venturer Crew Advisors & Presidents!
We are developing a youth-led Venturing Officers Association (VOA) here in Ventura County. Please contact Andrea McClellan at 805-482-8938. 
"What kind of Venturing Super Activity have you been dreaming of doing?  Let's make that dream a reality!"
                   
                                     
                ***                     
               


                 
                                   
                                   
                Ventura County Council Program Calendar                   
                                   
               

A printable 2014-2015 Ventura County Council Program Calendar  

                 
                is available by clicking on the image below:                   
                                   
               

 

***

                 
               

2015 World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan


                 
               

***

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.

***

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

***

 

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.

***

               

 

 
                                 
               

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

***

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 

                 
               

***

                 
               

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

      

Shootout for Scouting will be Friday, October 2, 2015, at Oak Tree Gun Club! REGISTRATION FORM

Boy Scout Golf Classic will be Monday, November 2, 2015, at Spanish Hills Country Club. REGISTRATION FORM

 Thank you for your Donation! Please designate the fundraiser you are supporting for Scouting in Ventura County!


STEM information can be found by clicking on the STEM icon below:



***

ATTENTION EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATES!

The Advancement page has been completely updated.  Click on the Eagle pin icon below and scroll to bottom for 'Advancement Resources'. You'll find 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.