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Railroading Merit Badge Day

Railroading Merit Badge Day

Earn your Railroading Merit Badge! This merit badge is as fun as it is educational. Learn about the history of railroading, its place in modern society, careers in railroading, and hobbies related to railroading. Learn about model railroading from the experts! The Cajon Invitational Module Modelers Meet will be held all weekend at the Irvine […]

Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Days, hosted by Boy Scout Troops, provide Scouts with an activity-filled day combining hands-on activities, question and answer sessions, and fun projects to help Scouts earn merit badges. Only days approved by the Council Advancement Committee are posted here. Each Merit Badge Day requires that Scouts who attend fill out and provide the […]

Merit Badge Counselor’s Guide

So You Want to be a Merit Badge Counselor? The Merit Badge Counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, […]

Bob Hayden displays his Eagle Scout award, which he earned in 1936. (Photo by Fred Swegles, Orange County Register/SCNG)

OC’s Oldest Eagle Scout to be Honored

Growing up in Long Beach, California, Robert “Bob” Hayden would often watch his older brother go on camping trips and complete various merit badges. “I could hardly wait to turn 12 years old so then I could finally become a Boy Scout” said Bob. He made sure he had all the paper work ready to […]

2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Honorees

2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Honorees

Established in 1976, Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is proud to be the oldest awards program in Orange County recognizing and celebrating the major involvement of community volunteers, groups and corporations. What started as a small nonprofit awards program has turned into a community-wide celebration with participation across the public, private & nonprofit sectors. Although the […]

Lost Valley: An Experience You’ll Never Forget

Lost Valley: An Experience You’ll Never Forget

Ellen L. Worley, with Troop 241, reflects on her Lost Valley experience: “I wanted to take a minute to let you know about my experiences at Lost Valley. I have been in Scouting in Southern California for about seven years now but, being in Cub Scouts, I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit Lost Valley. […]

Search and Rescue Training Weekend

Search and Rescue Training Weekend

Written by Gordon Tran Search and Rescue camp was a fun and first experience for all the scouts in Chi Lang Troop 279 and 1279. Our troop has never experienced anything like this in the past. It was a combination of the hearty feeling of camping and the rigorous training of a merit badge camp. […]

Nova and Supernova Resources

Nova and Supernova Resources

The Boy Scouts of America’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to […]

Get Involved in STEM

Interested in getting involved with Scouting & STEM? STEM fanatics and corporations/organizations help us inspire youth in the STEM disciplines and prepare the workforce of tomorrow. Our volunteers, partners, and sponsors are the people who make the STEM programs successful, and we’d love to welcome you to the team! Volunteer Council STEM Committee – Join […]

Thank You Boy Scouts

Growing up in a multilingual home gave me the impression everyone spoke three languages. Mom’s family was French, Dad’s family was Dutch, so I learned French and German along with English. I thought it was sorta cool, like a special code between family members and English was the common denominator. At age 11 while in […]

Municipal Water District of OC Partners with Boy Scouts

Fountain Valley, CA (August 17, 2016) – Directors of the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) on Wednesday unanimously approved a partnership with the Boy Scouts to boost the number of Scouts learning about water conservation. MWDOC will sponsor the “Soil and Water Conservation” merit badge in the Boy Scouts’ Orange County Council, hoping […]

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Fourth Generation Eagle Scout

Scouting – A Family Affair, Local Scout Becomes 4th Generation Eagle Scout On February 12th, 2014, Brent Valentine received a prestigious title that he had been coveting ever since he was a little boy. It isn’t simply a title that he can ask his parents for or bestow upon himself; no, it is a title that has […]

Forth Generation Eagle Scout

Scouting – A Family Affair, Local Scout Becomes 4th Generation Eagle Scout On February 12th, 2014, Brent Valentine received a prestigious title that he had been coveting ever since he was a little boy. It isn’t simply a title that he can ask his parents for or bestow upon himself; no, it is a title that has […]

The Scout Sash

The Scout Sash

Everything you ever wanted to know about merit badge sashes 21 March 2014 Written by: Christopher Hunt, head of the BSA’s advancement team. Featured on Bryan on Scouting A merit badge sash is like a trophy case you can wear. Each tiny circle represents one of the 136 interest areas a Boy Scout has conquered. But what […]