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 6/29/15

6/29/15*Very Important!* Updated details on Twilight Camp
6/15/15Updated council events
6/15/15Added "What's New" section and modified logo
6/14/15Updated unit leadership information
6/14/15Added report on District Dinner

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Events & Information


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
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.

2015 Twilight Camp

DATE: July 13-17, 2015, 4-8 PM

The annual Scripps-Mesa Twilight Camp for Cub Scouts is coming soon and there are only 11 spots left! The price for camp increases after 6/30. Visit the Doubleknot registration site to register.

In addition, the most critical need right now is to find a YPT trained person with current CPR/First Aid training that can help from 4-8 PM all 5 days of camp. We must have this position filled in order to have Twilight Camp.

Adult and youth volunteers are still needed. See the volunteers flier to find how you can help.

See the event flier for additional details and contact information.

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.

Independence Day Parades: July 4, 2015
Cub Scout Twilight Camp: July 13-17, 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.

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.

ArrowTour at Youth Aquatic Center: July 17, 2015, 2pm-7pm
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



Scripps-Mesa District Dinner and Volunteer Recognition

The annual dinner was held on Saturday, June 13, at the Christ the Cornerstone Church in Mira Mesa. It was an enjoyable evening, with good food, good fellowship, and recognition of many who serve in the district.

Scouts from Troop 616 provided the flag ceremonies and served the food, helped with setup and takedown, and provided service in several other ways. They were accompanied by Scoutmaster Paul Honeycutt. Due to their fine help the evening went very smoothly.

The unit volunteers who have been identified for recognition either received their certificates at the dinner, or will be recognized at unit functions. The complete list appears below.

We extend a special "Thank you" to Christ the Cornerstone for the use of their facilities.

District Award of Merit

Robert Apgar and Chuck Nothdurft 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. Mr. Apgar is accompanied by his wife Vicki.

Several volunteers received the Unit Volunteer of the Year Award at the dinner. The pictures below are of Yvonne Negron-Pimentel of Pack 1209, Jennifer Ballard of Troop 616, and Scott Wiley of Pack 1209. The awards were presented by District Chairman Bob Apgar. Scoutmaster Paul Honeycutt of Troop 616 is shown with Mrs. Ballard.

Below are more pictures of the evening, beginning with the scouts of Troop 616.

Tom Bedont, Scoutmaster of Troop 1219 was presented with a training award.

Below is the complete list of those who were chosen to receive the Unit Volunteer of the Year Award.

Pack 614
Gerard Schnee
Melissa Baird
Archie DeLaCruz
Chris Cornellisen
Karen Van Duran
Pack 616
Karl Iliev
Dave Wiker
Elena Ingrao
Pack 1200
Jon Grissom
Veronica Dessouky
Christopher McKinney
Pack 1205
Kevin Kasner
Flash Bartnek
Dave McAnulty
Pack 1209
Scott Wiley
Sarah Tappan
Yvonne Negron-Pimentel
Pack 1217
Marlayna Christensen
Pack 1219
Bret Jenkins
Troop 301
Dr. Ed Fields
Troop 616
Chris McGaugh
Gary Cederquist
Lettie Cederquist
Jennifer Ballard
Troop 663
Stephanie Kwiatkowski
Rene McPhail
Marilou Pennington
Troop 664
Susan Rosen
Troop 1203
David Keely
Brad Brockmeyer
Dora "Gaby" John
Troop 1212
Rosalyn Palugod
Cheryl Burr
Andrea Doran
Troop/Team/Crew 1218
Alana Purcell
Larry Purcell
Troop 1219
Darren Walker
Cindy Musser
Crew 1203
Dom Guzzardo
David Gray
Team/Crew 1219
Cindy Musser

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 .

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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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