News & Events


Scout From Guadalajara Visits OCBSA

Recently, 18 year old, Lino Atzin Gonzalez, from Unit 38 of Guadalajara, came to visit Orange County. While on his trip here, Gonzalez wanted to meet Scouts from America and see how he can be of assistance. He joined the Santa Ana district to be a leader guide for a visit to the Upper Newport […]

A Leader’s Review of Lost Valley Scout Summer Camp

photo credit: Rahul Kale  Dr. John Hovanesian, Troop 35 Scoutmaster, gives his review of Lost Valley: “Leaders who spend a week with their boys at Boy Scout summer camp gain priceless memories.  We also make many observations about camp. I had an opportunity to visit Lost Valley as Scoutmaster of Troop 35 from Laguna Beach the […]

Eagle Scout Places in Future Business Leaders of America Event

                             National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Youth President Anthony Bui is part of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and recently competed in the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure event at the National Leadership Conference. He became State Champion back in April […]

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. […]

Lost Valley Camp Reflection

Ethan Nguyen reflects on his time at Lost Valley: “I left the meeting not knowing what was awaiting and a little bit nervous. When I passed through the camp gates, I was already feeling the camp spirit from the staff and from all of the scouts in the car. I could tell from right then, […]

Lost Valley Update

Update: Monday, July 24, 2017 CalFire reports the “Lost Fire” is at 255 acres, 60% contained. The evacuation warning put into place for the Chihuahua Valley has been lifted, effective immediately. We are very grateful to the first responders who acted so quickly and worked so hard to ensure the safety of all those in […]

A Look Back at the 1953 Jamboree

On Wednesday, July 19th, the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Newport Beach Historical Society and Irvine Historical Society will be showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from the 1953 Jamboree event, screening the acclaimed Cecil B. Demille film Boy Scouts of America 1953 Jamboree and hosting a Q&A session from Scouts who were there. The […]

OCBSA Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) received four out of a possible four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. OCBSA cares passionately about what is happening to kids and our communities – and are dedicated to supporting an exciting, quality program that builds our future leaders. […]

Bobby Hernandez: Becoming an Eagle Scout

When Bobby Hernandez of Troop 1775 decided to be a Boy Scout, he was already 14 years old. But after meeting a Boy Scout at summer camp in Lake Arrowhead, Bobby was determined to exemplify the same sort of confidence in himself that he saw in his new friend. He not only sought out to […]

Newport Sea Base Rowing and SoCal Scullers to Merge

                           The Newport Sea Base (NSB), a youth boating and maritime center located in Newport Harbor, is excited to announce that it is merging rowing operations with Southern California Scullers Club (SoCal Scullers), an elite rowing program formerly based out of Huntington Harbor. […]

12th Annual Flag Day Ceremony

Scouts, Patriots, American Legion Post 862 and the City of RSM held the 12th annual community flag retirement ceremony. The event was held on Wednesday, June 14th at Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall at 22112 El Paseo, RSM 92688. The community brought their worn unserviceable flags to the ceremony to be properly burned. Upwards of […]

Where They Are Now: Bill Hughes

          Senior Officer Bill Hughes of Fountain Valley Police Department has been involved in the Explorer program for most of his teenage and adult life and has given his heart and soul to it. He started his law enforcement career as an Explorer at the age of 14 with the Westminster […]

Scout Luke Savage Assists Woman Struck By Vehicle

On Monday, May 1st, Luke Savage of Troop 525 and his dad, Shane Savage were on their way to school early morning in Anaheim Hills when they noticed an elderly woman lying face down in the middle of the street, bloodied, with several cars swerving to avoid her. They immediately pulled their vehicle to a […]

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. […]

Boy Scouts Honor Veterans This Memorial Day

Scouts from the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America (OCBSA) will attend and serve in Memorial Day remembrance celebrations throughout Orange County this coming weekend. It is a tradition for Scouts all around the nation to honor and remember the men and women who lost their lives during their service to our country.   Pack 316 from Del Mar and […]