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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 10/28/14

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
Welcome to our new District Commissioner: Dr. Ed Fields

Please join in welcoming Ed Fields as the new Scripps-Mesa District Commissioner.

Dr. Fields is very well versed in nearly all aspects of scouting, having served for many years in numerous positions. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, and we are lucky to have him as one of our Key Three leaders.

Tiger Safari 2014 (and Community Service Opportunity)

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. Registration is limited, so don't delay in reserving your spot!

This is also a Community Service Leadership opportunity for Scouts. Here is the information you need to sign up to help.

Geology Day 2014

DATE: December 6

This has been a very popular event for both Cubs and Boy Scouts for several years. There is a limit to the number who can attend, so be sure to sign up early to reserve your space! See the flyer for detailed information.

Boy Scout - Girl Scout Broomball Event

DATE: December 27, 2014, 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

This activity at the San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa has been very popular over the last few years. See the flyer for the details and registration information. Registration is through Brian Ruark, whose contact information is on the flyer.

Please contact Mr. Ruark as soon as possible to let him know of your interest, as a minimum number is required to schedule the event.

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.

Trail to Eagle Program: October 25
Tiger Safari: November 9
Geology Day: December 6 (*NOT* 10/25)
Broom Ball: December 27
Webelos Day: January 10, 2015

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.
SCOUTStrong Navy SEAL Physical Screening Test (PST): November 15, 2014, see flyer for more information.
FALL Shooting Sports Day at Mataguay: November 15, 2014 ( flyer)
Scout Night with the Chargers: November 23, 2014 ( flyer)
Wreaths Across America Distribution: December 13, 2014 ( flyer)

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 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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