*Troop Calendar

What follows is a “rolling” Troop Calendar as of August 16, 2020. Details are subject to change based on the state of COVID-19 restrictions issued by the State of California and Ventura County.

Due to COVID-19 and the usual sorts of human issues, ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, so check back regularly and please pay attention to e-mails and other communications. 

Troop meetings are in black, Troop Activities in bold.
All dates in green italic are council, district, and training meetings or events that apply to one or more Troop leaders, events, and are included to guide scheduling.
All dates in blue italic are either national or religious holidays. 

AUGUST 2020

18th    Council Popcorn Sale Kickoff (Popcorn Colonels)
19th    7pm     Chumash District Roundtable (Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
19th    7:30pm    Wood Badge Staff Meeting 
20th   9am     Council Executive Board Meeting
20th    7pm     Troop Meeting: A BIG YEAR AHEAD     SKYPE
24th    Ventura County Council Golf Classic
27th    7pm     Troop Meeting: Safety Afloat     ZOOM
29th   TBD     BSA Swim Tests      Location TBC

SEPTEMBER 2020

7th     Labor Day
10th    7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM     Packing for a Backpacking Trip
12th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
13th     Sycamore Canyon Backpacking Shakedown Hike
16th    7pm    Chumash District Roundtable
16th    7:30pm    Wood Badge Staff Meeting
17th    7am    Council Executive Board Meeting
17th    7pm    TROOP COURT OF HONOR – FAMILIES INVITED (ZOOM)
18-20    Rosh Hashanah
19th    5pm    Ventura County Council Annual Gala (All Adults Invited – Online)
24th    7pm    Troop Meeting: Backpack Checks and Adjustments  – Socially-distanced, Westport Park
26th    8am    12-Point Bike Ride, Simi Valley (Troop Invited)
26th-27th     Backpacking Shakedown, Hike or Overnight, TBC
28th    Yom Kippur

OCTOBER 2020 

2nd     All Day     Ventura County Council Fundraising Benefit – Shootout for Scouting
3rd      All Day     National Youth Leadership Training – Youth Staff Interviews
3rd     Sukkot
4th      Sukkot
8th     7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM    Zion National Park Trip and Briefing
10th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
11th    Simchat Torah
12th    Columbus Day
15th    7pm    Troop Meeting     ZOOM    Zion National Park Trip – Activity and Menu Planning By Patrol
17th    7am    In-Person Gear Check and Hike, Paradise Falls Trail, Wildwood Regional Park, Thousand Oaks

21st     Wood Badge Staff Meeting
24-25th    Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Mandatory Outdoor Training (IOLS) Location TBC
30th     7am    Depart for Zion National Park
31st     All Day     Zion National Park
31st    Hallowe’en        

NOVEMBER 2020

1st    All Saint’s Day/Dia de los Muertos
1st     All Day     Zion National Park

2nd   8pm    Return from Zion National Park
2nd    National Youth Leadership Training 2021 Kickoff (TBC)
12th    7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM    Family Life Merit Badge
14th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
17th    7pm    Trainers’ EDGE Staff Preparation Meeting
18th    7pm    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
19th    7am    Council Executive Board Meeting
19th    7pm    Fishing Clinic and Fishing Merit Badge 
21st    7am     Trainers’ EDGE Training
21st    7am     Troop Fishing Day, Location TBC
26th  Thanksgiving
27th – 29th    Family Campout, Lake Casitas

DECEMBER 2020

4th    5pm    Trainer’s Edge for NYLT Staff
11-18    Channukah 
12th    Scouting for Food, Details TBC
16th    7pm    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
17th    7am    Council Executive Board Meeting
17th    7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM    Pizza Hike Prep: Packing Your Pack
19th    7am    Pizza Hike – Meeting Place TBC
24th     Christmas Eve
25th    Christmas Day
26th    Boxing Day
30-31st   Troop Activity – Scout Dungeons and Dragons Virtual Lock-In
31st      New Year’s Eve

JANUARY 2021

1st    New Year’s Day
6th    Epiphany
7th    TROOP COURT OF HONOR – ZOOM – FAMILIES INVITED TO ATTEND
9th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
14th   7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM    Camping in Cold Weather
15th-17th    Trail Boss Campout, Wheeler Gorge 
18th    Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
19th    NYLT Senior Staff Meeting
20th    Inauguration Day
20th    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
23rd    NYLT Staff Development Day
28th    7pm    Troop Meeting    ZOOM    Advanced Trail Construction, Order of the Arrow Elections
30th    7am    Trail Boss Service Project, Los Padres National Forest

FEBRUARY 2021

4th    7pm    Troop Meeting – Winter Camp Preparation
5-7    Winter Camp, Camp Three Falls
9th    NYLT 2021 Senior Staff Meeting

13th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
15th    President’s Day
17th    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
17th     Ash Wednesday
18th    7pm    Troop Meeting – Jalama Beach Campout Menu Planning and Activity Development 
20th    NYLT Staff Development Day
26th    Purim

MARCH 2021

4th    7pm    Troop Meeting    Jalama Camp Preparation, Camporee Introduction
5th-7th    Jalama Beach Campout – Agenda to be Revealed
13th     Wood Badge Staff Development Day
17th    St. Patrick’s Day
18th    7pm    Troop Meeting   Camporee – Preparing to Win (Games, Menus, Campsites)
20th    NYLT Staff Development Day
24th    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
25th    7pm    Troop Meeting     Location TBD   Dutch Oven Iron Chef Academy, Uniform Inspection
27th    7am    Outdoor Activity     Location TBD    Canoe Racing
28th   Palm Sunday
28th    Passover (1st Day, through April 4)

APRIL 2021

1st     Maundy Thursday
2nd     Good Friday
3rd     Pre-Camporee Hike, Location TBD
4th     Easter Sunday
5th     Easter Monday
5th     NYLT 2021 Senior Staff Meeting
8th     7pm    Troop Meeting    Camporee Prep: Menus, Uniforms, Flags, and Gear
10th    NYLT 2021 Staff Development Day
13th     Ramadan Starts
17th     Wood Badge Staff Development Day
21st     Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
24th    Troop Meeting    Final Camporee Prep
23rd-25th    Chumash District Camporee    Location TBD
26th    NYLT Senior Staff meeting

MAY 2021

1st    NYLT Staff Development Day
5th     Cinco de Mayo
6th     7pm    Troop Meeting    Final Prep for Lake Mead
7th – 9th    Lake Mead/North Rim Grand Canyon Campout
9th     Mother’s Day 
13th     Ascension
13th     Eid al-Fitr
15th    Wood Badge Staff Development Day
16th    Kayaking and Paddleboarding with the Sea Scouts, Pacific Corinthian YC
17th     Shavuot
19th    Wood Badge Troop Guide Meeting
20th    7pm    Troop Meeting    Advancement, Scoutmaster Conferences, and Boards of Review
23rd     Pentacost
27th    TROOP COURT OF HONOR – LOCATION TBD – FAMILIES INVITED TO ATTEND
28th-31st    Wood Badge Course I
30th     Trinity    
31st     Memorial Day

JUNE 2021

1st    NYLT Senior Staff Meeting
3rd     Corpus Christi
5th    NYLT Staff Development Day 
11th-13th    Wood Badge Course II
14th     Flag Day
17th    7pm    Troop Meeting – Summer Camp Prep, Pre-Overnight Prep
19th-20th    Troop Overnight – USS Iowa, San Pedro; Fort Macarthur Hike
19th     Juneteenth
30th    7pm    Troop Meeting – Final Summer Camp Preparations

JULY 2021

4th     Independence Day
4th – 10th    SUMMER CAMP at CAMP THREE FALLS
5th     Independence Day Observed
12th    NYLT Senior Staff Meeting
15th    7pm    Troop Meeting    American Heritage Merit Badge
17th     NYLT Staff Development Day
18th     Tisha B’Av
19th    NYLT Participant Parents Meeting
22nd    7pm    Troop Meeting    Advancement and Boards of Review
24th-August 1    National Youth Leadership Training