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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 6/29/14

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  - Sir Robert Baden-Powell


District Events
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
*** Bulletin: No Roundtable in July 2014 ***

DATE: Canceled for July 10

We will not be able to have either the Cub Scout or Boy Scout Roundtable in July. The facility will not be available on that date due to some maintenance activity. Please plan to attend the next Roundtable on August 14 at the normal time and place.

Report: 2014 Scripps-Mesa District Dinner

DATE: Was held June 14

Thank you to everyone who made this year's District Dinner a success. Special thanks to Lorelle Mudd, who led the effort to provide food and decorations, and to Troop 664 for their service.

More than 50 volunteers were recognized for their efforts in their units and in the Scripps-Mesa District. Thanks to all who do so much to keep the programs running. See the sections below for the names of those from each unit who were recognized as Unit Volunteers of the Year, as well as more information on Paula Trubitt and Gary Short, who were awarded the highest award the district can give, the District Award of Merit.

Pictures from the dinner are available here.

Twilight Camp 2014

DATE: July 14-18

Scripps-Mesa Twilight Camp is just around the corner and we still have spots open for Wolf & Bear cub scouts! Our theme this year is Know Your Powers with a fun comic book twist! Sign-up on Double Knot. Don't delay, as the slots always fill up quickly!

Want to volunteer for the week or a day? There is also a tot lot again this year. All volunteers can sign up – both boy scouts and adults. Boys Scouts earn 20 hours of service credit for helping out at this fun event for the week or 4 hours for each day they can help out.

Please see the flyer to learn more about time, location, cost, and contacts.

Tiger Safari 2014

DATE: November 9, 2014, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

All Tiger Cubs are invited to take part in this activity sponsored by the Scripps-Mesa District. There will be a fun combination of skill games, crafts, and achievements. See the descriptive flyer for the details, and also the list of achievements and electives that can be earned.

Registration will be through Doubleknot, and will be advertised in the near future. Registration is limited, so don't delay in reserving your spot! Watch this space and/or the district calendar for the Doubleknot link.

**Date Change for Geology Day 2014**

DATE: December 6

The date for the 2014 Geology Day has been changed from October to December 6. Please make note of it and spread the word.

This has been a very popular event for both Cubs and Boy Scouts for several years. As the date draws nearer watch here for details on content and registration.

Upcoming District Events

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar, and watch for more information as they draw nearer.

Independence Day Parade: July 4
Cub Scout Twilight Camp: July 14-18 Register here.
Scout Village @ Mira Mesa Street Fair: September
Webelos Day: TBA
Geology Day: December 6 (*NOT* 10/25)
Tiger Safari: November 9
Broom Ball: December

Report: San Diego 500

DATE: Was held June 21, 2014

The San Diego 500 (Pinewood Derby) at the Scout Fair in April was cancelled due to damage from the wind storm the night before, and was re-scheduled for June 21. Please see the report on the winner from the Scripps-Mesa District below.

Cooking Merit Badge Update

As has been announced previously, the Cooking merit badge will become Eagle-required beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements — with the exception of his board of review — before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.

This requirement was already in place. However, some modifications have been made to it's implementation, as follows:

Since the new Cooking MB pamphlet and requirements are coming out so close to the end of the year – or perhaps even after the first, it was decided to allow Scouts all of 2014 to make the transition.

Throughout 2014 Scouts will have the options of continuing or beginning with the old requirements or beginning with the new requirements. Then on Jan 1, 2015, any Scout beginning work on Cooking MB must use the new requirements with the new pamphlet, and a new Boy Scout Requirements book will also be released.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

These are a few of the council events that may be of special interest.

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Camping Opportunities: Throughout the summer. Check the council web site for more information.
Webelos Woods: October 17-19

Honorees at the 2014 Scripps-Mesa District Dinner
District Award of Merit

Paula Trubitt (Troop 301) and Gary Short (Troop 1217) were awarded the District Award of Merit, the highest honor a district can bestow. Both Paula and Gary have served in numerous positions and venues over their scouting careers, and exemplify the scouting spirit. Please congratulate them if you have the opportunity.

Unit Volunteer Awards

Nearly 50 unit volunteers were announced as recipients of the Unit Volunteer of the Year award. These scouters are the true backbone of the units and the district. Those in attendance received their certificates at the dinner. The remainder will be awarded at unit functions. See the section below for the complete list.

    Pack 614
Cheryl Pritchard
Gerard Schnee
Archi DelaCruz

    Pack 615
Jennifer Ballard

    Pack 1200
Maryann Quinto
Veronica Dessouky
Chris McKinney

    Pack 1203
Stephanie Kwiatkowski
Martha DeMeyere
Bret Davis

    Pack 1205
Roxanne Avant
Chad Colden
Stephen McQuillan

    Pack 1209
Scott Wiley
Chuck Nothdurft
Yvonne Negron Pimentel

    Pack 1216
Joanne Wright
Rachel Bottomley
Denise Herich

    Pack 1217
Marlayna Christensen
Richard Doramus

    Pack 1219
Anna Clevenger

    Troop 301
Paula Trubitt
Christine Simmons
Dr. Ed Fields
Tanya Sweeney
Matt Hanson

    Troop 616
David Audick
Paul Honeycutt
Steve Linton
Ron Tabor

    Troop 663
Holly Behyan
Harry Ferrari
Richard Leneau

    Troop 664
Lorelle Mudd
Kim Witham
Blan Cox
Dana Poirier

    Troop 1203
Mike Ellison
David Miller

    Troop 1212
Randy Shepard
Michael Palugod
Brian Jarvis

    Troop 1217
Chris Green

    Troop 1219
Tom Bedont

    Crew 1203
Dom Guzzardo
David Gray

S-M District Winner of the San Diego 500, June 21, 2014

Congratulations to Parker Sadleir of Pack 1219. He is the Scripps-Mesa District Champion of the San Diego 500. The race was re-scheduled to June 21 because of damage to the equipment by the weather at the Scout Fair in April.

Parker is accompanied in the photo by his father Bart Sadleir.

BSA-certified Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainers Available For Your Units!

Did you know that the BSA is the official educator of the Leave No Trace (LNT) organization which includes the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau Of Land Management, and the US Fish And Wildlife Service?

And, did you know that our Scouts have LNT requirements for rank advancement?  Similarly, LNT training is included in some required adult leader training such as IOLS.

So, LNT training is needed for our Scouts and Scouters.

The good news is that Scripps-Mesa District has 2 BSA-certified LNT Trainers available to support your units:



They are 3 of the 47 BSA-certified LNT Trainers in San Diego-Imperial Council.  And, they're available to support the LNT needs for all units in Scripps-Mesa District.  So, if your training event needs an LNT Trainer or if your unit needs guidance regarding LNT, please contact them.  They are making themselves available to serve you.


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

1 - Trail to Eagle Program (Ongoing, watch for announcements)

These programs are presented two to three times per year. 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 .

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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 Roy Jones H: 858.689.9880, C: 619.559.4151


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