There are a tremendous number of excellent scouting resources available. We have listed a handful of these below. Please let us know if you have additional suggestions or if any of these links need updating. You will find that your Boy Scout Handbook contains most of the basics that you need to get started in Scouting.
Scout Stores – West LA & Valley Locations
Your local Scout Store is the West Los Angeles Scout Store located at: 10131 National Blvd., Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Their phone is 310-839-9905. Please note that they are closed on Sundays and Mondays and may be closed on Holidays and a few days prior to Camporee.
Purchases may also be made at the Valley Scout Store located at: 16525 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91406. Their phone is (818) 781-1296.
Certain items may also ordered online.
Information on Rank Advancement may be found here.
While only 21 Merit Badges are required to make Eagle (13 required and 8 additional electives), there are over 100 Merit Badges that can be earned. Additional Palm awards are available for those Scouts that exceed the minimum number of badges. The Merit Badge list is continually updated as new ones are added. Another great resource for current information on Merit Badges is MeritBadge.com
Council and District
Our Council has three wonderful Scout Camps:
Camp Josepho located in Pacific Palisades
Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island
Camp Whitsett located in Tulare County in the Southern Sierras.
Guide to Safe Scouting contains all the safety information for ALL Scouting activities and also states which activities are allowed and not allowed.
Youth Protection Training (YPT) is REQUIRED every two years for ALL registered Adults in the Troop.
My Scouting . Org is the training portal for Adult Leaders. Create an account here to take:
- Youth Protection Training – REQUIRED
- Hazardous Weather Training – REQUIRED
- Additional Online Training