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. […]

Los Padres Press June 2020

The Spirit of Scouting During COVID-19 Pointing the Way in the Fog The legend of the unknown Scouts set the platform for the way our Scouts would conduct themselves since 1910. In the BSA we prepare young people to be leaders and point the way when others find themselves in the fog. Since March the […]

Los Padres Press April 2020

Council Executive Message Los Padres Council Scout Families and Supporters, I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The safety of all our Scouts, families, volunteers, and staff are our top priority. Both physical and mental health are parts envisioned in the Scout Oath. As we maneuver through these unprecedented times, […]

Los Padres Press February 2020

Council Executive Message THANK YOU! Dear Scouting Families, We wanted to reach out to provide some information on a few things that have recently been in the news about the Boy Scouts of America and explain what it all means for Scouting in Los Padres Council. As you may have heard, the national organization is […]

Los Padres Press December 2019

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Los Padres Press October 2019

Council Executive Message Hispanic Heritage Month The observation of Hispanic Heritage started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as a week long recognition of the contributions made to our country by those of Hispanic/Latino heritage. In 1988 under President Reagan it was expanded to cover 30 days from September 15 to October 15. This year’s […]

Los Padres Press August 2019

Council Executive Message Summer has all but wrapped up and our kids are headed back-to-school to share their unique summer experiences with their friends. Some of their experiences will include summer camp trips where they earned merit badges, made new friends, and learned new skills. Naturally a memory of something that did not go as […]

Effort to rebuild Rancho Alegre camp receives million dollar donation

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Two years after it was essentially destroyed, Rancho Alegre is coming back to life. “We have a lot of construction going on,” said Carlos Cortez, Los Padres Council Scout Executive. “Seeing all the tractors and all the hard labor going into this and actually seeing movement and land being moved, […]

Rancho Alegre Update

Progress for the Rancho Alegre rebuild is moving at a good pace. Peter Lapidus, General Engineering Contractor and his crew have completed 13 building pads in advance of the building contractor. Upon approval of permits by Santa Barbara County a new sewage system will be installed (part of the new infrastructure) as a next step. […]

Los Padres Press June 2019

Council Executive Message Summer is a special time for our Scouts. Camps cross the country will be filled with Cubs and Scouts and it will be a place to make new friends , take on a challenge, learn a new skill, and grow as a leader. As I look forward to opening Rancho Alegre to […]