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Scripps-Mesa District

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 5/12/15

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The time for the implementation of the new Cub Scout program is rapidly approaching. There are numerous resources available for you to become familiar with the changes and to plan your program as of June 1. You can take advantage of these resources by (1) coming to the monthly Cub Scout Roundtable each month, and (2) viewing webinars, some of which have already happened. You can access replays of the past webinars.

Here are links to some of these resources:

Program Updates - 2015 and Beyond
Cubmaster New Program Orientation (webinar)
Den Leader New Program Orientation (webinar)
New Program Orientation for LDS Leaders (webinar)
Links to Adventure Requirements by Rank (Cub Scout Ideas website)

Please do not forget that one of the best resources for learning and staying up-to-date on all aspects of Scouting is to regularly attend the monthly Roundtable on the second Thursday of each month at the LDS Church at 11023 Pegasus Ave. in Mira Mesa.


  - Sir Robert Baden-Powell


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
Scout Fair Coupon Books

Although the Scout Fair is now in the past, the coupon books are still a great value! So sell them if you can. But if you have unsold coupon books please remember to turn them in soon. Contact Heather Bedont, or (858) 442-6523, to arrange for the turn-in.

Boy Scouts Needed for Veterans Memorial Service

A Veterans Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 pm at the Miramar National Cemetery. Some Boy Scouts are needed for chair set-up and take-down, escorting people to their seats, and general cleanup after the event. If you are able to assist, please contact Marlene Terry at or 858-442-2231 (text please).

Independence Day Parades

Scouts marching in the Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa Independence Day parades has been a tradition for many years. In order to keep it alive, a volunteer is needed to coordinate this event between the parade organizers and the scouting units. If you or someone you know would be willing to fill this role, please contact one of the district Key Three listed at the bottom of this page. Your help is greatly appreciated.

District Recognition Dinner / Solicitation for Award Nominations

DATE: June 13, 2015

The annual Scripps-Mesa District Recognition Dinner is coming up soon. You may remember that one of the events at the dinner is to recognize outstanding volunteers from each unit. The key leaders are encouraged to confer and then submit names for Volunteer of the Year awards. Each unit is allowed to nominate at least three persons (see the award form for details), and more for larger units. If you wish to submit names please contact Layne Jensen ( or 858-578-7549). Please do so as soon as possible so the certificates can be prepared.

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.

S-M District Recognition Dinner: June 13, 2015
Cub Scout Twilight Camp: July 13-17, 2015
Independence Day Parades: July 4, 2015
Mira Mesa Street Fair: September 19, 2015

Helpful Summary for Determining Appropriate Activities

Not all activities are created equal for the various age groups in Scouting. Here is an easy summary sheet for age appropriate activities.

Please note: One thing that is not on there is Paintball. The answer is treat it the same as Cub Scout BB guns. Target shooting (non-human shaped) with paintball markers is ok. “Force-on-Force” is absolutely forbidden as a Scouting activity, regardless of age.

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.

Upcoming 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.

International Camporee: May 15-17, 2015
Spring Shooting Sports Day: May 16, 2015
University of Scouting: August 8, 2015


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.

Venture Crew 1212: Adventure with a twist!

Venture Crew 1212 is a scouting unit that seeks high adventure with a theatrical style. Our crew members work at finding activites that appeal to those interested in entertainment while adding the scouting experience to the fun. This year our adventues saw us take on the challenge of teaching some theatrical skills to Cub Scouts at the Scripps Mesa Twilight Camp plus a visit back in time at Calico Ghost Town to experience the Old West. All of this in costume/garb. Our crew has planned for 2015 some new entertaining challenges that use our acting plus a return to the Ghost Town to do some Old West Paranormal investigations. If you like acting, costuming and other entertainment skills then this is the Venture Crew for you.

Dennis Hanon, Advisor Crew 1212



Troop 664 Eagle Scouts Given Special Recognition

On Tuesday, April 28, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts awarded Josh Rosen and Jakob Rosen with special Certificates of Recognition in honor of their Eagle projects, which benefited Innovations Academy Charter School and their sustainable gardens and water reclamation projects.

Josh and Jakob are the sons of Susan Rosen, who until very recently has been serving as Committee Chair of Troop 664.

New Wood Badge Recipient

Thomas Bedont, Scoutmaster of Troop 1219, received his Wood Badge beads in a ceremony at the Scout Fair on April 18. As such he is a member of the Beaver Patrol of Gilwell Troop 1. In the picture Mr. Bedont is congratulated by his wife Heather, a Unit Commissioner in the Scripps-Mesa District.

As stated in the overview on the SDIC web site, "Wood Badge is advanced adult leadership training for all adult leaders and volunteers who serve within the Boy Scouts of America. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge training to be the peak or 'mountaintop' experience in their Scouting career."

All scouters are encouraged to consider taking this course.

From the Scripps-Mesa District Advancement Committee (Updated as of February 2015)

1 - Trail to Eagle Program (Ongoing, watch for announcements)

These programs are presented two to three times per year. Check the calendar items or contact a member of the Advancement Committee below to find out when the next one will be.

If you know or associate with a Life Scout, please ensure that he knows about this program. It is presented by Eagle Service Project Counselors and members of the Eagle Board of Review who are well versed in important points and pitfalls that may be encountered while pursuing the highest rank in scouting.

The program is held at the Mira Mesa LDS Church at 11023 Pegasus Ave., the same place as the monthly Roundtable. It begins at 9:00 am and lasts a little more than one hour. There is no charge for attendance, but please bring your own note-taking materials and copies of (1) the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and (2) the Eagle Scout Rank Application, both of which are available at National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) website.

If you plan to attend, please let us know so we can be sure to have enough handouts. Please send an email to Layne Jensen at the address below.

2 - Eagle Project Counselor / Board of Review Member

If you are interested in being certified as an Eagle Service Project Counselor, please contact Layne Jensen as shown below. If you would like information about serving on the Eagle Board of Review, please contact Jules Barad.

If you have advancement-related questions, feel free to contact a member of the Advancement Committee listed below.

   Layne Jensen, Chair

   Jules Barad, Eagle Coordinator

   Keith Trahan, Committee Member has undergone a facelift and has lots of information to assist leaders, scouts and scout parents. The new site has information for Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts and developing new units.
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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