Los Padres Press February 2023

A Scout Is Helpful​ Early on January 4th, with heavy rains forecast, St. Mark United Methodist Church in Santa Barbara was exposed to harm. Pastor Cynthia Huskey reached out to Boy Scout Troop 26 for help, since they meet at the church. She asked whether the troop might have volunteers who could fill, transport and […]

Los Padres Press December 2022

Webelos Woods​ From October 28th – 30th, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts came down to Larsen’s Meadow at Rancho Alegre for an event we haven’t held since 2016: Webelos Woods! Enduring what turned out to be some cold nights (overnight temperatures dipped below 40°F), these scouts and their parents braved the weather and had […]

Los Padres News April 2022

​LPC President Remarks​ Greetings Scouting Family, I just love the Spring here on the Central Coast. Green hills, daylight savings, longer days and renewed energy. It also means, more hikes, Camporees, outings, awards and so much more that Scouting has to offer. Last month we had two outstanding volunteers who received the Silver Beaver award. […]

Los Padres News February 2022

​Greetings Scouting Family, I hope everyone had a blessed holiday season and 2022 is off to a great start. At the first of the year, California law was expanded to require all volunteer youth leaders over 18 to take a mandatory State reporting test and submit fingerprints. This is in addition to our YPT requirements […]

LPC AB 506 Updated Guidelines

Dear Scouting Family, As announced earlier, California AB 506 (“AB 506), now Section 18975 of the CA Business and Professions Code, was passed and signed into law. It will take effect on January 1, 2022 and will support our mission to protect the youth in our program from neglect and abuse. Collaborating with the other […]

Los Padres Press December 2021

LPC President Remarks​ Greeting my fellow LPC Family, Wow just one month before we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Like you, we just finished our Thanksgiving meal and now coming out of the annual food coma. Better yet, it allows us to reflect on our gratitude for those who have been there […]

Los Padres Press June 2021

Council President Views How about those Eagles! I am looking forward to the Eagle Gathering on June 26th at Rancho Alegre. We have invited all current and past Eagle Scouts to join for a lunch and fellowship and to learn how Scouting has impacted their life and career. If you know of an Eagle Scout […]

Los Padres Press April 2021

Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts We are proud of all of our Eagle Scouts. What Sonia and Anneke have accomplished as part of our first class of female Eagle Scouts is special as they join a unique group of trailblazers in the BSA. We are honored by their dedication to our community and by […]

Los Padres Press February 2021

Council Executive Message Families, friends, and supporters, I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. 2020 was one of the most challenging years not only for Scouting, but our country and world at large, but better days are ahead of us as the vaccine for this pandemic is getting into the […]

Los Padres Press December 2020

THANK YOU! Los Padres Council’s program has impacted youth and our community for 101 years now. We have faced many challenges this year and still have others to face in 2021. While some of those seem insurmountable, together we can conquer them and thrive once again. The pandemic has slowed down our movement and with […]

Los Padres Press October 2020

2020 Popcorn Sale! – We’re in this together! Right now, we have 22 Packs and Troops out in our community participating in this year’s popcorn sale! Their sales are going very well! If you missed out on the sale but still need some additional funds to help fund your own unit program, it is not too […]

Camp Rancho Alegre and the Outdoor School Update

To our Friends of Camp Rancho Alegre and the Outdoor School: Recent events in our community have had a direct effect on our ability to build the new campus at Rancho Alegre. Our intent was to offer Outdoor School Sessions in the fall of 2020. The pandemic has caused a slowdown in our construction efforts. […]