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Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

Posted:Apr 6 2016, 05:28

The American Red Cross is giving away scholarships!

Would you like to demonstrate your leadership ability? Want to work with the largest humanitarian network in the world? And could you use college scholarship money? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the American Red Cross has a great opportunity for you.

Leaders Save Lives is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. You will gain a meaningful leadership and community service experience. In addition, you may become eligible to win a scholarship and earn a gift card! High school students can also earn an automatic tier upgrade for the High School Leadership Program.

For more details please see:  http://www.redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives

Cub Scout Day Camp -- July 25-29, 2016

Posted:Feb 13 2016, 13:23
2016 Portola Cub Day Camp "Exploring Your World"Date:  July 25-29, 2016Location: Firestone Scout ReservationCost:  $120 before May 7th           $130 after May 7th            $150 after June 26Register:  https://orangecounty.camp-master/com/events/DaycampPortola2016 ------=_Part_3623

Life to Eagle Seminar

Posted:Feb 12 2016, 20:56

Life to Eagle seminar.  All 1st Class Scouts and higher rank along with parents are invited to attend. Date: April 16, 2016 Time:   9 AM -12 PM Location:  LDS Church, 151 North Poplar Ave., Brea

Lost Valley 2016 camperships

Posted:Feb 5 2016, 21:12
Camperships are available to Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Cub Scouts who will be attending summer camp at Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley in 2016. Camperships helped 50 youth attend summer camp in 2015. This is only for those attending SSR/LVSR and not for any other camp or for Cub Day Camp.  For those interested in applying the Campership application needs to be completed and turned into the Camping Department at OCC Headquarters by May 16, 2016 ------=_Part_48

OCC-HAT Announces Spring Basic Backpacking Course

Posted:Dec 18 2015, 02:04
OCC-HAT training announcement.Part 1 Classroom training will be held 2/26 and 2/27 at Newport SeabasePart 2 Day Hike 2/28 or 3/5Part 3 Overnight (dates in March and April)Contact course director John Taylor at jmtaylor1210@gmail.com if have any questions.See pdf flier for further details.

Scout Leader Nominations -- Due by January 14, 2016

Posted:Oct 7 2015, 18:15

Nominate ALL deserving scout leaders for our Portola District Awards:


·  Extra Mile

·  Boy First

·  District Award of Merit


Every unit should nominate at least one deserving candidate!


Please see the attached documents for a description of the awards, and fill out a nomination form for each award candidate.  All nomination forms should be returned to Bob Throckmorton at RSThrockmorton@sbcglobal.net by no later than the start of Roundtable on January 14, 2016.



2016 Portola District Adult Recognition Dinner -- SAVE THE DATE!

Posted:Oct 7 2015, 18:10

Join us for a night of FOOD, FUN & FRIENDS as we recognize our exceptional scout leaders.


When:    February 11, 2016

Where:  Yorba Linda Community Center

Who:  All Scouters and Friends


More details to follow . . .


Don’t forget to nominate those scout leaders that continue to make a difference!


2016 Camporee Patch Design Contest

Posted:Aug 4 2015, 23:55

The Portola District is holding its annual patch design contest for Camporee. The contest is open to all youth and adults. The winning youth patch designer will get to attend the camporee free of charge or if an adult will be given credit for one youth participant. Patch Design Guidelines

For patch design guidelines, see patch design flier listed in documents section of this website.

All patch submissions are due by January 14, 2016 by the end of round table. Patch designs can be submitted electronically or in person to either Clay at claymoh@aol.comor Alex atcaphethean@yahoo.com.


2nd Thursday of Each Month
7:15pm to 9:00pm
LDS Church
17130 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda

Modoc Chapter Meetings (OA)

4th Thursday of Each Month
Placentia United Methodist Church
2050 Valencia Ave, Placentia

Eagle Boards

1st Thursday of Each Month
Brea Lions Scout House
401 S. Brea Blvd, Brea

3rd Thursday of Each Month
LDS Church
17130 Bastanchury Road, Yorba Linda
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Unfortunately there are no trainings scheduled in our district.

Portola's Camporall Weekend

September 18-20, 2015

Oso Lake

  • District Chair-elect
  • Position Open
  • Roundtable Commissioner
  • Position Open
  • Cub Roundtable Commissioner
  • Position Open
  • Scout Roundtable Commissioner
  • Position Open
  • Varsity Roundtable Commissioner
  • Position Open
  • FOS Steering Committee
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  • LDS Chair
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  • Major Gifts
  • Position Open
  • Leadership Chair
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  • Tiger Cub Recruitment
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  • Boy Scout Recruitment Chair
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  • New Unit Chair
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  • Outreach Chair
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  • Activities Chair
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  • WEBELOS Woods/Camporall
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  • Camp Promotions
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  • Youth Protection
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  • Charter Reprentatives
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  • Risk Management Chair
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Friends of Scouting

The tradition of Scouting began 102 years ago in the United States and it continues today to allow youth to develop into leaders of intellectual distinction, moral conviction, ethical direction and possessing an energy that motivates them to make our communities a better place. This does not mean that Scouts are the smartest, fastest, wealthiest or most popular; however it does mean that each one of them will lead a life that will make the world around them better for their families, friends, colleagues and society at large because they are open to growth.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the best youth organizations in the country because, put simply, young people in Scouting programs excel. When one is reminded of the global impacts of Scouting – that the only men to walk on the moon were Scouts, that the founder of Microsoft was a Scout, or that one of the few people to climb all seven of the world’s highest peaks was also a Scout, and that 30,000 kids a year are in Scouting programs in Orange County – it is easy to offer financial support to the programs that develop the type of confidence needed to scale peaks and walk on the moon. It is just as easy to support the program needs of a young person who lives five miles from the beach but has never been kayaking, or has never spent an entire day outside or never feels the pride during the applause of an entire elementary school upon the dedication of new bookshelves for the school library. These success stories occureveryday in Scouting.

Though simple in concept, advancement through merit badges, community service and outdoor activities offers a world of boundless opportunities. Your generous tax-deductible gift to the Boy Scouts of America provides direct funding for educational initiatives and active learning that program fees alone do not cover – is a statement about your belief in Scouting, our programs and our properties and in our belief in educating the entire mind of the young people

The Friends of Scouting Campaign is the lifeblood of Scouting’s fundraising efforts. Each year parents, volunteers, Scouting alumni, friends and business patrons donate time, energy and financial resources to this much needed yearly campaign. Annual Giving provides the budgetary support for numerous improvements to our properties, expansion of Scouting programs into new markets and increases the chance that every young person in our community will benefit from the impact of Scouting.

Click Here to view the 2014 FOS Brochure

Youth Protection Training