About us

Los Padres Council serves youth in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Our aim is to help chartered organizations effectively use the Scouting program and expand the use of the program to other community groups. Los Padres Council operates outdoor experiences through Camp Rancho Alegre in Santa Barbara county.  Los Padres Council also delivers education to youth in Southern California through operation of The Outdoor School.

Mission Statement

The mission of Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people in all of our communities to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath: On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law. To help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

Scout Law: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

Vision Statement

The vision of Los Padres Council is to be the best youth organization providing our local communities in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties with:

  • Character Building
  • Faith and Value Based Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Service
  • Outdoor Programs

Core Values

The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to

keep myself physically strong; mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

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