Let's do everything we can to make this the best year for our scouts. Get all of your leaders trained in their registered position, ensure YPT is up to date, attend Roundtable each month, participate in Council and District fund raising activities, have a recruitment plan and execute the plan, have an annual five year plan for your unit, update the plan each year, ensure your Scouts advance in rank, and make sure you are all having fun.

Webelos Transition Camp California 49 Days Claimstake

Claim Stake Registrar is Darlene Wiertzema.
Click to download the camp packet.
Click to download medical forms.

El Capitan District 2015 Camporee & Camporall

The Siege of Mafeking

April 17 - 19, 2015 (note new date!) at Ramada, Rinconito, Green Island 1 & 2 and Arthur Letts Camp Sites, Firestone Scout Reservation (flyer can be downloaded by clicking here).

Contact Creg Reitzel at 714-776-0426 Home or 714-683-5191 Cell or lahina_1@yahoo.com.

El Capitan Calendar

Check out the New and Improved El Capitan District Calendar.

SAVE THE DATE 3/27/2015

The Annual El Capitan District Dinner
Click here for dinner details, contact Linh Terry to make reservations via linhkterry@gmail.com or by calling 714-260-1866.

Scouter Recognitions

Greetings Scouters, below are the nomination forms for this year's district dinner. Please nominate the person in your unit that is worthy of the Extra Miler award. If you have a fantastic unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor) that you want the district to know about and recognize, please fill out the application, and send it to Linh Terry, phone number 714-260-1866.

Extra Mile award
Cubmaster of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Crew Advisor of the Year
District Award of Merit

All nominations are due on 2/8/15 at Roundtable.

Are You Trained For Your Position?

Many of our top leaders (SM and CC) are not trained. Check your records. Expect a call from one of our friendly trainers if you're not trained. Check the OC website for Training Opportunities.

BSA eLearning Link - create an account and log in then you can take YPT, Fast Start and other BSA online training courses.

Most Recent Updates

2015-Jan-29, Home: Date of 2015 Camporee changed from April 24-26 to April 17-19.
2015-Jan-29, Training: Spring Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills training scheduled

Youth Avancement News

Scoutmasters with Eagle Candidates, please take the time to read the following letter regarding Scout Books to make sure your candidates are prepared for their Boards of Review.

District Positons

There are still district positions available! If you would like to nominating candidates or to apply for the open positions on the Commissioner and Program Staff please contact Jorge. With your help, we can lighten the load on the current staff and improve our support of the Units within our District. Please bring your nominations to Roundtable or e-mail them to jorger@ocbsa.org.

District Newsletters for 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Older newsletters may be downloaded from the Newsletters link in the menu at the top of the page.

Friends of Scouting

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