Welcome - Ventura County Council

               
                 
                Please read letter below from                      
                Ventura County Council's Scout Executive David J. Jones                    
                regarding the Boy Scouts of America's                     
                Adult Leadership Policy Change                     
                 Letter July 28, 2015                    
                                     
               
2015 POPCORN SALE !


Thank you to those who attended the Council-wide
Popcorn Kickoff!

Scout Luke Fewx sold $26,000 for the 2014 Popcorn Sale 
in the San Francisco Bay Area Council
You can have a Successful Popcorn Sale too!
Click here for a 2 minute clip on his selling tips.

Sale begins September 12th

UNITS PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
Popcorn Unit Form


For more  helpful Popcorn Materials
Please go to our Fundraising Tab
Popcorn Sale
                   
                                     
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                SCOUTS, VENTURERS & CONTINGENT LEADERS REGISTER TODAY!
This 'Once in a Lifetime Trip' will likely be highlighted by a a 4-day Pre-tour of our Nation's Capitol and 10 Days at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, highlighted by Premier Arena Shows and World Class Program Areas.  All in, the cost for this experience, as proposed, is not expected to exceed $3,000 for this two-week trip, so starting your fundraising efforts now (popcorn, etc.) is paramount!

SPACE IS LIMITED BY OUR CONTINGENT SIZE 
(72 Boy Scouts, 8 Scoutmasters*, 8 Co-ed Venturers and 1 Male and Female Venture Crew Advisor*)
*Leaders will be selected based on an interview process conducted by our 2017 Jamboree Committee
 

Click here to go to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Registration Site




                   
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Calling All Venturer Crew Advisors & Presidents!
We kindly request your attendance at our Council-wide Venturing Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th from 7:00-7:59 p.m. at the
Council Service Center, 509 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo

This is the beginning of
DEVELOPING A YOUTH-LED VENTURING OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (VOA) HERE IN VENTURA COUNTY. 
We will be Electing Officers!!
"What kind of Venturing Super Activity have you been dreaming of doing? Let's make that dream a reality!"
                   
                                     
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                Ventura County Council Program Calendar                   
                                   
               

A printable 2014-2015 Ventura County Council Program Calendar  

                 
                is available by clicking on the image below:                   
                                   
               

 


                 
               

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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 

                 
               

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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

      

Holiday Closure:  The VCCBSA Service Center & Scout Store will be closed Labor Day Weekend, September 5th-7th.  

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:



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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.




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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.