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Accepting Nominations for Community Members to Observe Eagle Character Boards

Partnerships with the community is important to us. The Pacifica District Advancement Committee is accepting nominations for community members who are interested in how BSA programs prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. If you know of someone who is interested please take the time to nominate them today.

Click Here to Complete the Online Nomination Form

District Award of Merit Nominations Due This Month

Everyone knows someone that is holding Scouting in their area together by sheer force of will combined with a great attitude.  If you know someone like that, please let us know!  We need a one-page application filled out by the end of the month!  Download below, fill it out, and send it to Lisa Cowell ( for consideration.  Awardees will be announced at the District Awards Ceremony on February 25th.

Get Nomination Form Here

Youth Protection Training Renewals for 2020

Many adults are renewing their Youth Protection Training (YPT) in preparation for rechartering. Here are some important tips:

  1. Make sure you are taking the mandatory, NOT the recommended lesson plan.
  2. There are four mandatory modules. Take a screen shot of each module completion, preferably with a timestamp if possible.
    • Overview and Policies v2
    • Sexual Abuse v2
    • Bullying v2
    • Certification Test v2
  3. Once you have taken a screen shot of your module completion, DO NOT CLICK NEXT. Instead, exit your browser window and start the subsequent module "fresh" from the "Mandatory YPT Course" screen.

By following these steps, you should receive a certificate within 24 hours. If you experience problems, please contact your unit's Training Chair or servicing Commissioner.

Upcoming Events

Safer at Home - Scouting at Home Resources

Click the link above to find a resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home. Resources for running your Scout meetings virtually (see and keeping your units running during the COVID-19 crisis. 


Important Links

Roundtable Meetings

The next Pacifica District Roundtable will be Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 7:30pm


ROUNDTABLE IS SWITCHING TO ZOOM!!! GLAAC is now switching to Zoom for Roundtable going forward. The link for this month's Roundtable meeting is our participant limit for Zoom is now 300 participants so invite others in your unit to attend as well! This month, in addition to our general announcements, we will discuss the criteria for Journey to Excellence and its importance to your unit’s success.

For our Cub Scout breakout, we will take a tour of some great online sources of information and resources for virtual Den and Pack events.  For our older Scout unit leader breakout, we will welcome Charles Jezycki from Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation and Charlie Sheen from Camp Cherry Valley to discuss Summer Camp opportunities should pandemic circumstances allow them.

As usual, there will be a chat feature available for people to ask questions during the meeting.  However, you can also e-mail questions in advance to District Commissioner Nancy Hodgkiss at to be included in our “Ask Artie” column.

When logging in to the meeting, please change your name to include you unit number (e.g. P###, T###, C###, etc.) so that we can help route you to the appropriate breakout room quickly.

Stay healthy and we’ll see you at roundtable!!

District Committee Meetings

Every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
District Committee Meetings have gone virtual - Please reach out to District Chairperson Tim Shank for information at

Commissioner’s Meetings

Every 4th Monday of the month
Confirm venue with District Commissioner

OA Chapter Meetings

Every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
Chapter Meetings have gone virtual - Please reach out to Chapter Adviser Bob Hodgkiss for information at

About Pacifica District

Pacifica District serves the Southern California Communities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Gardena, Carson, Wilmington, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, and San Pedro.

Volunteers from the District avidly support and staff council events such as the University of Scouting, Cub Day Camp, Cub, and Scout Residential Camp, National Youth Leadership Training, Wood Badge, Scouting for Food drives, as well as Camp Card, and Popcorn Sales.

We host a Camporee each Spring, a Cub Day camp each Summer, a Webelos event each Fall, District Pinewood Derby, Soapbox Derby, Volunteer Service Projects, Hiking and Backpacking Training, and Sea Scout Activities.