News & Events


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 […]

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 […]