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 4/22/2016

4/22/2016Added information on Shooting Sports Weekend; 2016 District Dinner
4/13/2016Added National Jamboree 2017
3/23/2016Added Scout Fair Poster
3/12/2016Added International Camporee; Troop 616 Celebrates 45th Anniversary; Scout Fair Coupon Books Still Available; Joint Scripps-Mesa/Black Mountain Camporee; Removed out-of-date items.
10/1/15Updated 2016 Wood Badge course; Removed out-of-date items.

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Events & Information


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
Scout Fair Coupon Books: A better value than ever!

The annual Scout Fair is coming up on April 16, 2016. There is still time to pre-sell the ticket coupon books and earn money for your unit. Did you know that the amount returned to the unit has increased this year to $5 per book? It's well worth the effort.

Contact District Director Jeff Young (619-298-6121 x266) for more information if you would like to pick up books for your unit.

Joint Scripps-Mesa/Black Mountain District Camporee

Registration for our combined Black Mountain and Scripps-Mesa Camporee is now OPEN. Click here to access the Doubleknot registration site.

As you have probably heard by now, the Scripps-Mesa and Black Mountain districts will be merging as of July 1 as part of the council-wide re-districting process. But even before that, we will be having a joint Camporee April 30 to May 1 at Camp Fiesta Island.

We have a capacity for 120 Scouts and expect this event to fill quickly. Please register as soon as possible.

Planning is well underway on the program for the camporee under the direction of Mike Ellison. Please contact Mike at for more information. As details are finalized they will be provided for sharing with youth and adults.

Scripps-Mesa District Annual Dinner May 21

The annual District Dinner is scheduled for the evening of May 21. Please be sure to place it on your calendar now so you can attend. The event is a combination of social and business meeting, with presentation of numerous awards.

Unit leaders please begin now to decide which special adults in your unit you would like to recognize as outstanding volunteers. You will be contacted soon to solicit your nominations.

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.

District Camporee: April 29 to May 1, 2016

Geology Day: May 14, 2016

Twilight Camp: July 18-22, 2016

Shooting Sports Weekend at Mataguay May 21

Boy Scouts and Venturers are invited to participate in events involving Archery, .22 Rifles, Shotgun, Black Powder Rifle. Venturers (ONLY) may also shoot Center Fire Rifle and Pistols. No CUB OR WEBELOS SCOUTS may participate. Camping available for either Friday or Saturday night.

If you are interested in finding out more information, and possibly registering to attend, see the flyer for details.

International Camporee May 13-15 2016

This year's International Camporee will be held at Mataguay May 13-15. The cost for the event is $20.00, which includes use of a campsite, event patch, and participation in events. It is open to all Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

For more information and to register for this fun-filled weekend, please go to the Doubleknot site.

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.

Announcing: Wood Badge 2016

Have you ever wondered what this Wood Badge thing is all about? The following is a description posted to the SDIC web site for the 2015 course:

"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.

"Wood Badge has served as a source of training and inspiration for thousands of Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Crew Advisors, and professional staff worldwide. The primary purpose of Wood Badge Training is to strengthen Scouting in local units, districts and the council. In return, Wood Badge participants have had a positive and profound influence on the lives of millions of America's youth by supporting the Mission of Boy Scouts of America to 'Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law', as well as in their professional and personal lives."

Those who successfully complete the Wood Badge requirements become members of Gilwell Troop 1. This tour of the original Gilwell is very interesting to both those who have completed the course as well as those who are investigating it.

The next Wood Badge course will be two weekends in the Spring of 2016: April 29, 30 & May 1 and May 20-22 at Mataguay Scout Reservation. See the 2016 course website for more information.

All scouters are encouraged to consider taking this course. Please watch this space and the SDIC Council web site for more information as it is released.

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.

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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