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Orange County Scouting by the Numbers. How Many Pounds of Food Were Collected During the 2010 Scouting for Food Campaign?. 364,307 Pounds. Can You Recite The Scout Oath?. Can You Recite The Scout Oath?.

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how many pounds of food were collected during the 2010 scouting for food campaign
How Many Pounds of Food Were CollectedDuring the 2010 Scouting for Food Campaign?

364,307 Pounds

Can You Recite The Scout Oath?

Can You Recite The Scout Oath?

  • On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
There Are 121,407Explorers In The US. How Many In Orange County?
  • There are 1,603 Explorers in Orange County.
How Many People Attended the 2011 Scout-0-Rama?
  • Over 25,000 people ate Dutch oven pie, faced the climbing walls and launched water rockets. The 2012 Scout-O-Rama will be held on May 12, at Oak Park Canyon.
What Year Was The National Jamboree Held In Orange County?
  • 1953 brought the 3rd National Jamboree to Orange County. This was the only time that a Jamboree was held on the West Coast. In 2013, the 18th Jamboree will be held at the New Summit Bechtel Reserve. Check it out at
Giving Back? How Many Community Service Hours Were Completed By Scouts In 2010?
  • Nationally, approximately 33,176,372 hours of community service were completed by the Boy Scouts of America. That’s a lot of Good Turns for America.
How Many Times Have Orange County Sea Scouts Won The International Koch Cup?
  • Three – in fact the Sea Scouts from the Ship Del Mar have won three times in a row, beating Sea Scouts from across the Nation and around the world. The Next Koch Cup will be held in July 2012.
How Many OC Cub Scouts Attended Day Camp In 2010?
  • 2,790 Cub Scouts attended Day Camp at 9 locations. The 2011 theme is Exploring Your World.
The Exploring Program Was Developed In Orange County. In What Year Was The First Post Organized?
  • William H. Spurgeon, III organized the first Explorer Post in the United States in Newport Beach in 1957. The Explorer program was adopted nationally in 1959.
Philmont Scout Ranch First Opened in 1939. How Many Scouts and Leaders Have Participated Since?
  • More that 900,000 Scouts, Venturers and their leaders have participated in the rugged challenge of Philmont’s backpacking program.
How Many Eagle Scouts Have Earned their Rank in Orange County?
  • 697 young men earned their Eagle Scout Rank in 2010. Overall Orange County has more than 13,000. Their names can be viewed on the AndersonSchoepe Eagle Plaza. More 52,000 Eagle Scout ranks were awarded nationally.
Which 4 Merit Badges Were Earned The Most in 2010?
  • Carpentry – 1,155
  • Pathfinder – 1,138
  • Swimming –1,019
  • Tracking – 1,038
Wood Badge Training Was First Offered In Orange County When?
  • Orange County’s first Wood Badge Training was offered in 1966.
How Many Venturers Are There In The United States?

How Many Venturers Are There In The United States?

How Many Venturers Are There In The United States?

  • 257,361 are active nationally and 3,035 are active in Orange County.
When Was The Orange County Council Formed?
  • August 4, 1920, with the hiring of the first District Executive. The first Orange County Scout Troop was formed in Anaheim in 1910.
How Many Traditional BSA Leaders Are There Across The Nation?
  • Yearly, more than 1 million adults give their time, talent, insight and creativity to guide Scouting’s programs.
Which Prestigious Environmental Award Did The Orange County Council Receive In 2007?

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy, a non-profit environmental organization in Huntington Beach, recognized the Council as the 2007 Conservator of the Year.

How Many Religious Emblems Were Earned By Orange County Scouts In 2010?
  • 414 religious emblems were awarded. There are emblems representing 31 different faiths.
What Year Was The First Orange County Sea Scout Ship Chartered?
  • The first Orange County Sea Scout Ship was chartered in 1929.
Of The 12 Men To Walk On The Moon, How Many Are Scouts?
  • 11 of the 12 Moonwalkers were involved in Scouting.
How Many Camping Properties Has The Orange County Council Operated?
  • The Council has offered outdoor opportunities to Scouts at 14 different properties. Currently, the Council operates the Newport Sea Base, Oso Lake and Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley and The Irvine Ranch Outdoor EducationCenter.
How many Scouts can sleep The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center at one time?
  • Bunkhouses = 288
  • Guest Bungalow = 18
  • Tent Camping Hill = 240
  • Kennedy Meadow = 168
  • Total = 714
What Year Did Venturing Become An Official BSA Program?
  • Venturing was officially created by the Boy Scouts of America's on February 9, 1998.
What Year Was The First Orange County Troop Charted?
  • The first Orange County Troop was formed in Anaheim in 1910. This is the same year that Scouting began in the United States.
Can You Recite the Scout Law?
  • A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
What Year Was the Sea Scout Base Established in Newport Beach?
  • The Sea Scout Base, now known as the Newport Sea Base, was established in 1937. $7.2 million in renovations were completed in 2004.
How many acres make-up The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
  • The Ranch is a 210 acre property. Fifty-two of those acres are developed with 27 buildings on site. It is the 3rd largest educational campus in Orange County behind the University of California at Irvine and California State University, Fullerton.
What is the Order of the Arrow?
  • The honor society of the Boy Scouts of America. It was started in 1915.
How many Scouts can Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley sleep at one time?
  • 525 youth, 100 adults = 625campers
  • Cabins = 172
  • Health Lodge, Meadow House,Pullman = 20
  • Total: 817
What is the 2011 Council Income Goal?
  • 2011 Budgeted income: $8,939,663
  • 2011 Budgeted expenses: $8,908,340
  • 2011 Friends of Scouting Annual Fundraising Goal: $1,077,700