News & Events


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 […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Recognizes Scouting in Orange County

The Department of California Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announced Troop Leader Jim Clements, Boy Scout Troop 727 and Eagle Scout Tyler Barnhoorn the recipients of prestigious Scouting awards in California. The VFW Scout Leader of the Year award for California is measured against his/her peers performing the role of Cub Master, Scoutmaster, Venture and […]

Honor Flight Mail Call

Honor Flight Southland takes off on May 5th and our Scouts have been invited to be a part of it by taking part in the Mail Call! On the flight, “Mail Call” is held so that Veterans have the opportunity to receive letters of gratitude for their service. On active duty, before email, text or Skype, the very […]

Are you a Wood Badge Course Director in 2018?

As Scout Leaders we have been blessed with opportunities to mentor our youth; to watch our young men and women learn, develop and become leaders themselves. As a Wood Badge Staff member we have had the opportunity to transfer our knowledge and training to other adult leaders. To those who truly believe in the Wood […]

Think all superheroes are in the movies? Read on to see how this Eagle Scout became one in an emergency…

by Bryan Wendell The great power of the Eagle Scout badge comes with great responsibility. Once you first wear it, you never really take it off. Just look at Cameron Bennett. The Fort Worth, Texas, 19-year-old has been known to wear the Spider-Man costume around the campus of Texas Wesleyan University, where he’s a student. That fun hobby took a […]

Boy Scouts Recognize Community Advocate

By Olga Rojas Repórter LA PRENSA / EXCELSIOR A decade ago Erasmo Calderón, 49, began to get involved with the Boy Scouts in Orange County. “To myself, I did not like it, I said it was crazy. But I saw the need for kids who were getting into trouble, ” he said. That was what […]

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 […]

US Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Recently Spent a Day with the Boy Scouts’ Orange County Council. Here’s What Happened.

You’ve seen his name and face in the news – Rex Tillerson, the appointee for US Secretary of State – but did you know he visited Orange County to speak with our own Scouting volunteers at our Leadership Breakfast just two months ago today? Mr. Tillerson, who is the CEO of Exxon Mobil, spent years […]

Brea Pack Recruits 69 New Cub Scouts in One Night

Pack 707, chartered by the Rotary Club of Brea, recruited 69 new Cub Scouts in one evening at their sign-up night this fall! Last fall they recruited 50! How did they do it?  “We followed the plan presented to us at the “Road Show” this summer,” according to Cubmaster, Dale Elby.  But Dale was quick […]

Rex Tillerson talks Leadership and Scouting

Held on October 13, 2016 at the Hotel Irvine, the Leadership Breakfast is an annual event which brings together business and community leaders in the name of Scouting. Eagle Scout and chairman, president, and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corporation, Rex Tillerson, was the keynote speaker for this particular breakfast. Take a look at his address 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 […]