Salute to Scouting event will take place Oct. 28 in Santa Barbara

Staff Report

Local nonprofit Los Padres Council, BSA invites Santa Barbara community members to attend the Salute to Scouting event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Santa Barbara Club courtyard, 1105 Chapala St., Santa Barbara.

The fundraiser is designed to support Scouting on the Central Coast and recognize two local leaders — John Brinker and Lani Meanley Collins — who have helped build character and leadership in Santa Barbara County youth.

Brinker will be honored with the National Eagle Scout Association’s Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Collins, a Santa Barbara attorney, will receive Los Padres Council’s Legacy Award. The honorees have been selected for their work to promote the values of Scouting in their lives and in the community and for their support and service to Boy Scouts, Outdoor School at Camp Rancho Alegre, and other causes.

Registration is $150 per ticket and all proceeds raised at this event will go toward supporting local Scouting. To register or to donate online, visit Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities are also available.

Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America, serves boys and girls ages 5-20 and their families in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The council was first chartered in 1919 and has promoted youth leadership and family-based programs on the Central Coast for more than 100 years.

The council has a variety of programs including the Outdoor School, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring.

All guests must wear a mask. Requirements are subject to change prior to event date. All sponsors and ticket holders will be notified of any changes prior to the event.

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