Long Beach Area Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves scouts in Long Beach and founded in 1919, is one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in Los Angeles County, California. See also Scouting in California.
Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 2 Districts:
Council Camps Edit
Long Beach Area Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.
Council Special Events Edit
- Council Scout Fair
- Wood Badge
- University of Scouting
Order of the Arrow Edit
Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.
- Puvunga Lodge 32 - Is the OA Lodge for this council
The Long Beach Area Council did not have an Order of the Arrow lodge for many years, but used only its camping honor society, the Tribe of Tahquitz. The Tribe of Tahquitz continues today, but on January 15, 2012 the Long Beach Area Council formed an Order of the Arrow lodge. The new Order of the Arrow Lodge held its first Ordeal the weekend of May 18-20 where the new lodge name, Puvunga Lodge 32, and totem, the porpoise, were chosen. The Lodge was named Puvunga because it was an ancient village and burial site thought to have once been populated by the Tongva people, who are the indigenous inhabitants of the region around Los Angeles, California.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:
External Links Edit
- longbeachbsa.org - Official Website of Long Beach Area Council