Event Types

Rancho Alegre rebuild after Whittier Fire

Friend of Rancho Alegre and Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America we wanted to update you on the status of Rancho Alegre since the Whittier Fire in July.

A dedicated group of Los Padres Council volunteers, the Phoenix Committee, have been meeting weekly since the fire. As you may recall the fire destroyed forty seven of fifty structures in the camp. Since the fire we have completed demolition and removal of debris, both at the main camp and at Larsen Meadows. Working with our insurance provider, we have received $5 million earmarked for Rancho Alegre rebuilding. We continue to work with our insurance company in hopes to receive additional funds.


We are in the process of arranging for a capital campaign to begin in 2018. We are hopeful that you might a consider a gift to move us toward our reconstruction goals. Your contribution can be made out to Los Padres Council, BSA and mailed to our headquarters at 4000 Modoc Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93110 with RA in the memo line. You can also make your donation online by visiting our website . If you have any questions please call or email Carlos Cortez, Scout Executive at 805-967-0105

Yours in Scouting.,
Carlos Cortez
Scout Executive. Los Padres Council

May 08, 2018 11:44 AM

Olympic Pentathlete

Jane Frederick was the first great American female multi-eventer, setting 22 American records in the pentathlon (15) and heptathlon (7). Although she competed at two Olympics, she missed the 1980 Olympics because of the boycott and the 1984 Olympics because of injury. She won nine US outdoor multi-championships, the pentathlon in 1972-73, 1975-76, and 1979, and the heptathlon in 1981, 1983, and 1985-86. Frederick also won the AIAW pentathlon in 1973, while competing for the University of Colorado, and was AAU Champion in the 100 hurdles in 1975-76. She was the gold medalist in the 1975 Universiade pentathlon, and was silver medalist at that event in 1977. Frederick was ranked #1 in the US in the multis every year from 1975-85, save 1980, and was ranked #1 in the world in the heptathlon in 1985. After college, she competed for [Athletics West], and has since become a track coach at the [University of Texas].

May 22, 2018 11:44 AM

Medieval Vadstena

Jun 12, 2018
Jun 17, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The State of the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime

Jun 26, 2018

Annual District Governor Visit

Aug 14, 2018