Scripps-Mesa District Patch

Scripps-Mesa District proudly serves the north San Diego communities of Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch and MCAS Miramar.

San Diego-Imperial Council  v Boy Scouts of America

Last Updated 6/2/2016

6/3/2016CANCELED: 2016 Twilight Camp
6/2/2016Added report on 2016 District Dinner
4/13/2016Added National Jamboree 2017

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Events & Information


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
CANCELED: 2016 Twilight Camp

Unfortunately, the 2016 Cub Scout Twilight Camp has been canceled. We hope to be able to resume this popular program next year.

Have you hatched an Eagle recently?

The Scripps-Mesa District would like to honor each new Eagle Scout in the district with an award certificate at his Eagle Court of Honor. Unfortunately, this is only possible if we are notified and given the pertinent information! If you would like a scout to receive this certificate, please send (1) the scout's name as it should appear on the certificate, (2) the unit name (e.g., Troop 1234), and (3) the date of the Eagle Board of Review to the Webmaster. (See the link at the bottom of this page.) Please also include the information on the Eagle Court of Honor if known.

Time for an Update?

Has there been a change in your unit leadership? Please check your unit information and let us know if anything needs to be added or changed. We really do want it to reflect reality.

Simply click on the "Email Webmaster" link at the bottom of this page to send us your update. Thank you!

Upcoming District Events

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar, and watch for more information as they draw nearer.

CANCELED: Twilight Camp: July 18-22, 2016

Webelos Day: September 24, 2016

National Jamboree 2017

This year's National Jamboree will be July 19-28. The San Diego-Imperial Council will be sending a delegation to this outstanding event.

If you are interested in finding out more information, and possibly registering to attend, see the National Scout Jamboree website.

Roundup Resources Available

Did you know that the San Diego-Imperial Council has many ready-made resources for you to use for your membership roundups? Why re-invent a perfectly good wheel? Check out the resources on the council web site for more information.

Notable Upcoming Council Events and Opportunities

These are a few of the council events that may be of special interest. Check the council activities website frequently for the latest information.

Webelos Woods: October 23-25

Troop 616 Celebrates 45th Anniversary

On March 5, 2016 Troop 616 held a special celebration of their 45th anniversary as a scouting unit. The event was held at the MCAS Miramar Officer's Club.

The guest speaker was CDR Bill Driscoll, USN (ret.), one of two Navy Fighter Aces from the Vietnam War. He drew a parallel between the leadership principles and teaching methods used at the Topgun School (where he was an instructor) and BSA’s Start, Stop, Continue and EDGE methods.

Supervisor Dave Roberts presented the Troop with a Proclamation from San Diego County naming March 5, 2016 as Boy Scout Troop 616 day.

Congratulations to Troop 616 on a long and fruitful existence helping the youth of our community.


Would you like to see your unit's special events or activities reported on this site, such as in the previous section? We would as well!

Units in the S-M District are invited to submit articles - especially pictures - to describe their special interests, skills, and activities. Let us know what you're all about! Submit your contributions using the "Webmaster" link at the bottom of the page.

**IMPORTANT** If you wish to submit photographs in which individuals are readily identifiable, we MUST have on file a release from each individual (or parent) granting us permission to post their picture. If we do not have such a release from everyone in the photograph we cannot post the picture. If you are conducting an activity at which pictures are taken for distribution, it is a good idea to have everyone there sign a release form at that time rather than to pursue them after the fact.


Scripps-Mesa District Dinner and Volunteer Recognition

The last annual dinner as the Scripps-Mesa District was held on May 21, with Pack 1209 acting as the service unit. Thank you to the boys and leaders for their help in setting up the facility, as well as arranging for and serving the food, and providing the flag ceremony. They did a great job!

The unit volunteers who have been identified for recognition either received their certificates at the dinner, or will be recognized at unit functions. Congratulations to all!

District Award of Merit

Melissa McDonald and Heather Bedont received the District Award of Merit, the highest award given at the district level. They have served in many positions and for many years. Congratulations to both!

The awards were presented by District Director Jeff Young. Heather Bedont is accompanied by her husband Tom.

Leave No Trace (LNT) Training Available

Did you know there is a quick and easy way to bring your unit up-to-date on Leave No Trace principles and practice?

There are several designated LNT trainers in the Scripps-Mesa District. They are available to visit your unit and give presentations on the subject.

The Scripps-Mesa District LNT Chair is Mike Palugod. Please contact him ( for details. Watch this space for future information and events.

Scripps-Mesa calendar switches to Google

You can now access our district events calendar using your google calendar enabled device.  Just add "S-M District BSA" to your list of other calendars. You can also add it using its URL:
We welcome members of the District Committee to add scouting events to the calendar.  For more information please email the .

Join Scouting

BE A SCOUT is ready to help with your unit recruiting. That means more exposure for Scouting and more leads for your unit. It also means that you will need to make sure that all your unit information is accurate.

Parents today often use the internet searches to find youth activities like Scouting. uses Google Maps to help parents locate packs, troops, and crews near them and lets them request information from local Scout units.




If you have a boy that you would like to get into scouting and need to find the closest Pack, Troop, Crew or Ship, or just want information about the District, please contact one of the following people:

District Position Name Phone# E-Mail
District Director Jeff Young 619.298.6121 x266
District Chair Bob Apgar 858.695.0422
District Commissioner Dr. Ed Fields 858.603.6639


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