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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 10/19/15

10/12/15Added Pictures of Twilight Camp 2015; Removed outdated items.
10/4/15Added Cub Recruitment Contest
10/1/15Updated 2016 Wood Badge course; Removed out-of-date items.
9/6/15Added information on Popcorn Sales.
9/3/15Added: Troop 616 at Emerald Bay; LNT Training available.
8/28/15Added information on 2016 Wood Badge course.

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Events & Information


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
Win a Watch! Cub Scout Recruiter Contest

The Scripps-Mesa District is providing an opportunity to all Cubs to win a watch, and to earn a special patch until the end of October.

The Scout who recruits the most new boys during this period will be announced at the November Roundtable, and will receive the award.

See the flyer for details. But don't delay, as the time is growing short.

Trail to Eagle Program October 29

All scouts who are planning to pursue the Eagle Scout rank and their parents are encouraged to attend a Trail to Eagle seminar. All aspects of Eagle Scout requirements are addressed, as well as pitfalls. This really is time well spent! Our goal is that your Eagle experience be memorable, rewarding, and worry-free.

These programs are sponsored by the Scripps-Mesa District normally twice a year, in the spring and fall. See the flyer for details on time, location, and how to prepare for the program.

Broomball is Back!

One of the more popular district activities is back again in 2015! It is the Boy Scout-Girl Scout Broomball Event, to be held on Saturday, December 26 from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the San Diego Ice Arena.

This is always a fun event, so put it on your calendar now. See the flyer for details and information on how to register.

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.

Trail to Eagle Program: October 29, 2015

Broomball: December 26, 2015

Popcorn Sales

If you haven't already taken advantage of the opportunity to raise funds through selling popcorn, it's not too late. Details are available on the SDIC web site here.

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.

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.

Webelos Woods: October 23-25


Twilight Camp 2015 was again a huge success. Thank you to everyone who helped make it so enjoyable.


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.

Troop 616 at Camp Emerald Bay


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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