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 8/27/15

8/28/15Added information on upcoming September Roundtable and 2016 Wood Badge course.
8/27/15Updated Doubleknot registration information for the Jamboree on the Air
8/19/15Added information on Broomball Event
8/17/15Added Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) to council events

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Events & Information


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
September Roundtable: Food and Information

The next District Roundtable is Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm, at the Mira Mesa LDS Church, 11023 Pegasus Avenue. ***Please note the change in time.***

The program for the evening will be Roundup Training, for both Cub and Boy Scout leaders, so please invite everyone in your unit who can benefit from attendance.

As you may recall, our last attempt in June to have an outdoor meeting was rained out. So we're trying it again! This is a potluck dinner, so please being food to share. Drinks and supporting supplies (plates, cups, utensils, and paper goods) will be provided.

You are invited and encouraged to show off your outdoor cooking skills. If you plan to do so please keep in mind these guidelines: (1) No open flames (other than propane-type stoves) are allowed on the property; (2) All cooking must be raised above the ground to prevent damage to the pavement; and (3) There is no provision on site for disposal of ashes, etc., so please be prepared to take everything away that you came with. (Leave no trace!) Someone will be at the facility at 5:00 pm to help those who come early to prepare their food. If you would like to come earlier, please contact Layne Jensen at 858-663-023 (call or text) or email

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.

Mira Mesa Street Fair: September 19, 2015

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

This is an opportunity for merit badges, learning, and just plain fun! JOTA is an international event where scouts from many nations can meet via contacts on amateur radio.

In conjunction with JOTA the San Diego-Imperial Council is sponsoring an extended STEM event, offering three merit badges: Radio, Electronics, and Programming. A workshop for preparing for the main event will be held on September 19. See the flyer for contact information, and register through Doubleknot.

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.

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.

Fun With Son: September 18-20 (Balboa), September 25-27 (Mataguay)

Jamboree on the Air: October 16-18, Camp Balboa (flyer)

Webelos Woods: October 23-25


Have you wondered why so many people are enthused about Twilight Camp? Below are some reviews to give you a taste of what is in store for your Cub Scout.

"Twilight camp is great because just when the day is cooling off, the kids get to go to the park and hang out with their friends and make new ones for four fun filled hours. There is so much variety and therefore, there is something for everyone. We love everyone's upbeat, friendly attitude. The boys learn new skills and gain confidence. Cub Scouts is all about paving the way for their journey to manhood and twilight camp certainly exposes them to skills to help to attain that goal. We also love that is very well organized and as a parent, I can be assured he will have a productive experience and build memories to last a lifetime."


"My Webelos Scout has been attending Twilight Camp since he was a Wolf and LOVES all of the fun activities! He gets to make crafts and plays outdoors while learning about different sports like volleyball, sling shots and flag football. He's with his den friends and has the opportunity to meet new friends from different packs. Twilight Camp is well organized and run by our cub scout parents and leaders. It's a great way for our cubs to learn and earn while having a blast!"


"My son is just like me, shy and introverted. If he is comfortable he can talk up a storm, but most people think of him as a quiet boy. Last year was his first year attending Twilight Camp. Three other Wolves from my Den also attended. I dropped him off and he willingly went with the other boys to find his Den for the week. I was a volunteer at Twilight Camp and could watch him from afar. At first he was quiet and to himself. Soon he was participating with everyone else. He learned so much and experienced many new things. He became part of a group and had a great time. He and I will both be back this year!

If you have a son who is shy, a camp like Twilight Camp is a great place to learn and become part of a group. All of the boys who attend are a little out of their own comfort zone. Each has to adjust and learn how to fit into the group. Scouting is about challenging your boy and showing them how to become leaders and good people. Twilight camp does that in a remarkable way. It’s amazing to watch the group come together and work as one."



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 .

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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