Scout Camps Planned for Summer

A virtual camp is being offered to Cub Scouts between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. “Cyber Down on the Farm” day camp is from July 13 to July 17. There will be crafts, planting projects, skits, songs, guest speakers and fun. Everything needed to participate in day camp will be provided in the Scout “camp in a box.” All materials – from markers, paper, crayons, potting soil, seeds, song book, camp patches, T-shirts and more – will be included.

The cost for cyber day camp is $60. Those who want to take part can pick up a box at the Verdugo Hills Boy Scout council office the week before camp. Those who prefer to have the box shipped can do so by paying an additional charge of $10.

For BSA Scouts between the ages of 10½ and 17 years old there will be a “Cyber Film Camp – Celebrating the Art of Storytelling” from July 19 to July 24. Scouts will then have until July 27 to complete and submit their projects for the first Verdugo Hills Council All-Day Film Festival to be held Aug. 2. Scouts will be able to complete moviemaking, photography, and animation merit badges during the camp. Film professionals from all areas of the industry will bring their expertise as instructors. Scouts will be able to ask questions and learn from individuals who have worked on some favorite film and television projects from “Friends” to “Castaway.” Costs for Cyber Film Camp will be $70 for those who pick up their “camp in a box” at the council office. There will be an extra $10 charge for those who would like it shipped. Participating Scouts will need to have their own cellphone with a camera feature.

Scouts can register at