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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 4/6/14

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EVENTS


  - Sir Robert Baden-Powell

 

District Events
Council Events of Interest and Additional Information
Scripps-Mesa Camporee 2014

DATE: April 11-13, 2014

Come experience the Scout Olympics at this year’s Scripps-Mesa Camporee. Patrols will experience Fun Activities, Team Challenges, Friendly Competition and Scout fellowship.

Boy Scout Troops are invited to attend the District Camporee during the weekend of April 11-13, 2014 at Mataguay Scout Ranch. We already have several troops planning to attend. This is shaping up to be one of our largest district camporees in several years.

Troops are encouraged to register no later than April 1st, 2014 via Doubleknot by following this link: REGISTER FOR CAMPOREE

Order of the Arrow connection: We will be holding a special Call-Out ceremony for Wulinaxin Ordeal Candidates at the Saturday evening campfire. Troops are encouraged to hold their OA elections prior to the Camporee and withhold the results until the Call-Out ceremony. The Wulinaxin Ordeal is scheduled for the weekend of May 9-10, 2014.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Camporee Chair at 619-890-2078 or  

2014 Scripps-Mesa District Dinner

DATE: June 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The annual Scripps-Mesa District Dinner is not that far away, so it is time to put it on your calendar. (Please see the flyer for details.)

This is a night of fun and recognition open to all adult scouters and spouses/friends. In addition to good food, it is a celebration of unit and district volunteers who keep things running throughout the year. Units are encouraged to identify volunteers in their midst who are deserving of special recognition. They will be presented with a certificate at the dinner. Please see the announcement of solicitations for awards in the next section. And please plan to attend!

Nominations Needed for Annual Recognition Awards

As mentioned in the previous section, recognition awards will be presented at the annual Scripps-Mesa District Dinner on June 14, 2014. Nominations for these awards are now open. There are two types of awards for which nominations are solicited.

District Award of Merit: This is an official BSA award given to scouters who have given exceptional service to Scouting. It is similar in concept to the Silver Beaver at the council level, except that it is awarded by the district. Normally two awards are presented each year. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please fill out the form and give it to one of the Key 3 district leaders. (They are listed near the end of the web page.) Or you can bring it to a meeting of the District Committee (first Thursday of each month) or to the monthly Roundtable (second Thursday). The deadline for submissions is the May Roundtable on May 8, 2014. Please don't put it off, as it does require some research to adequately complete the nomination.

Unit Volunteer of the Year Awards: These are unofficial awards presented to volunteers within each unit for whom special recognition is warranted. They receive a certificate at the dinner. If you would like to identify one or more persons for this award, please fill out the form and follow the included instructions. We ask that the key leaders of each unit collaborate on choosing the recipients, and submit one form per unit. This is an excellent opportunity to show your volunteers how much they are appreciated. Please take advantage of it.

Upcoming District Events

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

OA Ordeal: May 10, Fiesta Island
S-M District Dinner: June 14 @ 6:00 pm, Mira Mesa Presbyterian Church
Independence Day Parade: July 4
Cub Scout Twilight Camp: July 14-18
Scout Village @ Mira Mesa Street Fair: September
Tiger Safari: TBA
Webelos Day: TBA
Geology Day: October 25 (to be confirmed)
Broom Ball: December

 
Service Opportunities

DATE: Ongoing, November to June

Do you need ideas for service projects, especially those that directly benefit people in need? Opportunites are available for doing just that by signing up your unit to help unload, sort, and prepare donated food through the Catholic Charities. Please see the flyer to learn more about times and locations.

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.

Scout Fair: April 26, Qualcomm Stadium
Cub Scout and Boy Scout Camping Opportunities: Throughout the summer. Check the council web site for more information.
Webelos Woods: October 17-19

Save these dates:  
 
 

 

 
TRAINING  
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.

 

NEWS  
From the Scripps-Mesa District Advancement Committee (Updated as of April 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 - Lowe's Eagle Scout Project Grants

Grants from the Lowe's company for Eagle Scout projects are still available. Please be sure all candidates are aware they can receive $100 to help toward the cost of their projects.  To check out the program go to the site http://sdicbsa.org/Advancement/Eagle.php and look for the section titled "Lowe's National Eagle Scout Project Impact Grant".

3 - Eagle Project Opportunities

If you or someone you know is looking for an Eagle Scout Service Project, you may want to check out the Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma. There are several projects that may meet your interest. Please contact:
Tracey Jones
Volunteer In Park
Cabrillo National Monument
760-315-1545

4 - 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

   KK6LJ@amsat.org

   Jules Barad, Eagle Coordinator

   JBarad@san.rr.com

   Keith Trahan, Committee Member

   ktrahan@gmail.com
 

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Scripps-Mesa calendar switches to Google

You can now access our district events calendar using your google calendar enabled device.  Just add "Scripps-Mesa District" to your list of other calendars. We welcome members of the District Committee to add scouting events to the calendar.  For more information please email .

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ABOUT US

 

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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