Scripps-Mesa District Patch

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 1/22/15

If your browser does not display a row of blue buttons above, use these links to other resources: Calendar, Unit Information, Training, and Roundtable.


  - Sir Robert Baden-Powell


District Events and Information
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
Scout Sunday, Celebrating 105 Years of Scouting

DATE: February 8, 2015

Scouts are invited to participate in Scout Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. on February 8th at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Please meet in the gathering plaza in front no later than 10:30 a.m. so that we can get organized for our procession inside and reserve seating together. Wear your class A uniforms and any religious emblems you’ve earned. Scouts are encouraged to be involved in the Mass by helping the ushers greet, bring up the gifts at offertory, and hand out bulletins afterward. Those comfortable in public speaking can also offer up the prepared prayers of the faithful. Please contact the Ad Altare Dei religious emblems counselor, Ellen Caprio, at for more information.

Plan Now for the 2015 District Camporee

DATE: May 1-3, 2015

The date for the 2015 District Camporee has been set! The Scripps-Mesa Camporee Chair, Mike Ellison, would appreciate hearing from all of the troops in the district with your availablility and plans to attend. Please contact him at

Time for an Update?

Has there been a change in your unit leadership? Please check out the "Unit Information" link near the top of this page 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 Camporee: May 1-3, 2015

Are you ready for the new Cub Scout Adventures?

You have no doubt heard of the upcoming changes to the Cub Scout program. Here is a summary of the main features, with a link to the details. It will also be a major topic of discussion at the monthly Roundtable meeting (2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the LDS Church at 11023 Pegasus Ave. in Mira Mesa). Watch for more information as we get closer to implementation.

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.

Junior Achievement Personal Management Merit Badge Workshop: see flyer for more information.

Consider Woodbadge 2015!

Have you wondered what Wood Badge is? Have you considered attending? The flyer describing the 2015 course describes it:

"Wood Badge is advanced adult leadership training for all adult leaders and volunteers who serve within the Boy Scouts of America.

This training is designed to be fun, informative, and helpful for all adult volunteers, Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Crew Advisors and professional staff. Most participants find that the lessons and leadership skills learned at Wood Badge are not only useful for Scouting but are also useful in their professional and personal lives."

Check out the website to learn more about the course and how to register. Please give it your serious consideration.


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.

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


From the Scripps-Mesa District Advancement Committee (Updated as of September 2014)

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 .

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’ll 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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