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September 25, 2014 (Thursday) Register your participation in the Merit Badge Midway on October 25
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In 2006 and 2007, Balboa Oaks District qualified for Chief Scout Executive Winner Circle and Above & Beyond status.

About the Balboa Oaks District

The Balboa Oaks District covers the central San Fernando Valley (west of Sepulveda and east of Corbin). It is part of the Western Los Angeles County Council.

About Scouting

For 100 years Scouting has helped youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, citizenship skills and leadership skills that influence their adult lives.

Remember the fun and adventure you had being a Boy Scout? Open that door to your son, grandson, nephew or cousin and join the thousands of boys enjoying the Scouting program right now in the San Fernando Valley.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. They find that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost. While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for themselves, their family and their community.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices made.

The Scouting program offers fun and challenging experiences for boys through activities like camping, hiking, building projects and community service, to name a few. The program builds boys mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. The skills they learn in Scouting help them overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and character throughout their lives.

Give your son a valuable gift by encouraging him to join Boy Scouts today. The time you invest in him today will make a difference in the person he becomes tomorrow.