Troop 2057 Turns Treats into a Door and Sink

Our troop was thinking about ways we could make our world better. We voted on which to choose and the one with the most votes was…

We read a story about people living in houses made of cardboard, and we wanted to help people have real houses. We had a bake sale at a church to raise money to help people. We did a lot of baking.

After the bake sale, we checked how much money we got, and we had enough to get a front door and a kitchen sink for Habitat for Humanity! We are so happy that we helped people out and made a change in the world.

3rd Grade Brownie Troop 2057

A Few Good Leaders Wanted!

Do you have fond memories of Girl Scouting? Would you like to make a difference in a girl’s life? If you answered yes, then we need you!

We have girls on waiting lists to join a troop but not enough leaders to lead the troops! You don’t have to have a kid in Scouting to lead a troop. Please contact us at [[email protected]] if you would love to share your talents and time, especially for Daisy and Brownie levels.

Cynthia Collins, SR Girl Scouts Service Unit Co-manager

Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts are on the Go!

Happy Thanksgiving! We now conduct our leader and team meetings at Dingeman Elementary School. For the most part, the leader meetings will be on the second Monday of every month, and team meetings will be on the fourth Sunday of every month.

We have started planning for Junior and Cadette Encampments that will be in February at Camp Winacka. The planning meetings for both encampments are at 6 pm, an hour before the leader meetings.

We just finished up fall nut sales, and before you know it, cookie sales will be starting! So much going on!

CPR and first aid training will be held at the Crown Pointe Clubhouse on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 pm. Another class will be taught at Jerabek Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 19, starting at 9:15 am. All are welcome to attend these sessions. Please send a check for $50 made out to Linda Mullvain, and indicate in the memo which session you will attend. You can mail it to me at: Cynthia Collins, c/o Collins Family Jewelers, 8220-A Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126

Thanks again to all the wonderful moms who lead our girls. We are one of the largest single zip code service units in the San Diego-Imperial County area.

Cynthia Collins, SR Girl Scouts Service Unit Co-manager

Troop 301 Works, Plays, and Advances in Rank

Troop 301 proved again just how bright our scouts are at our Dos Picos camping trip! With the theme of Pioneering, the majority of the time spent at the campsite was teaching and learning the Pioneering merit badge. We had time to spare for two games of Capture the Flag! Thank you to the teachers and helpers at each station, and congratulations to all the people who earned this merit badge!

We are working on the Communications merit badge with Mrs. Simmons and the Law merit badge with Mr. Tannenberg. Thank you to all of our instructors!

We would like to congratulate Nathan Kuypers and Duncan Klug for earning the highest honor in Scouting: the rank of Eagle Scout. Many requirements are needed to earn the title, including a significant service project to a local nonprofit organization and a difficult Eagle Board of Review. The Eagle Board Of Review was impressed with Nathan’s leadership at the troop level and at Florida Sea Base, his teaching of younger scouts, High Adventure trips, and his service to his church.

The board was impressed with Duncan’s well-spoken and thoughtful answers, leadership at the troop level, teaching of younger scouts in our troop, High Adventure trips—including more than 500 miles of hiking—and marching band success. Thanks to both of you for your service and commitment to our troop!

Other advancements in our troop over the past six months include:

  • Second Class: Philip Bogle, Jake Keller, and Justin Lee;
  • Second and First Class, in the same six months: Jack Fine, Cole Grissom, Ryan Hartanto, Christopher Holland, Matthew Killam, Gabriel Pennington, Corbin Sy, and Andrew Yip;
  • Star Scout: Andrew Scott; and,
  • Life: Anders Ortlieb, Spencer Ingles, Clayton Cassidy, Thomas Yip, Tyler Kuperstein, and Michael Defilippi.

Congratulations to all of our scouts! We also celebrated Dr. Bryon’s birthday. We surprised him with a campout party with chocolate cake and a donation to his favorite charity, the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Thank you for all your service to the troop, Dr. Bryon!

Michael Fitzgerald, Troop 301 Scribe

Troop 664 Sails Toward Merit Badges

At the end of summer Troop 664 had an exciting day sailing small boats at Fiesta Island. The purpose of the outing was for the scouts to earn the Small Boat Sailing merit badge. For many scouts the highlight of the merit badge was the requirement to upright a capsized boat. Most scouts didn’t want the boat to capsize, however, the wind had other plans.

Troop 664 scouts love Fiesta Island, as it is one of the few sailing campouts they get to embark on throughout the year. In the months to come, Troop 664 will host several outings, including a Palm Canyon/Borrego Springs campout and several community service projects for St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, our local food bank, and Toys for Tots.

Troop 664 meets the first three Tuesdays of the month at Saint Gregory’s parish hall at 6 pm. Feel free to drop by anytime!

Cole Ferguson, Troop 664 Scribe

Pack 616 Kicks off the Fall Season

Cub Scout Pack 616 celebrated the beginning of the school year with its annual Bike Rodeo at the Innovations Academy parking lot. Scouts got to show off their sweet bike skills and learn important bike safety rules, all while having fun and meeting new people. Overall, it was a successful recruiting event.

Next up was a weekend camping trip to San Onofre State Beach (pictured below). Scouts enjoyed hiking and playing in the surf, as well as tent camping right on the beach with their families. It was a fun and fitting way to say goodbye to summer.

If you would like more news and events or for more information about joining Cub Scouts, please visit []. We would love to have your son join our fun pack!

Pack 614 Kicks Off Fall with Fun Activities

Pack 614 kicked off the new Scout year with plans for fun activities. At our October pack meeting our boys passed uniform inspections and learned about responsibility and supporting our pack through popcorn sales. They also planned for our fall camping trip to Indian Hills, which includes zip lines, BMX bike derby, pumpkin carving, archery, human foosball, campfire songs, s’mores, and skits.

Also this fall we welcomed new boys to our pack, including two new Tiger dens and several new boys joining existing dens. Finally, boys who participated in three summertime activities earned a special pin. The events included Memorial Day flags, spring campout, Ranch Roundup recycling, and the 4th of July parade.

We look forward to another exciting year of Scouting activities. To learn more, please visit []. We welcome new boys and parent volunteers.

Pack 1216 Grows with New Cubs and Activities

Scripps Ranch Cub Scout Pack 1216 kicked off its 2013–2014 year with a rousing roundup in September at Miramar Ranch Elementary School. Many families showed up to find out about Scouting, and the pack is growing! We welcome new Tiger cubs: Kaden Reinert, Ryan Stadtherr, Matthew Shultz, Joshua Bottomley, Vatche Lacy, and Jace Troendle; new Bears: Alex Field and Hayden Holzhauer; and, new Webelos 2: Miguel McPhail.

The pack held another meeting in October, with a focus on responsibility. The Bear den took responsibility to heart with a special guest, Officer Brown from the San Diego Police Department, at its October den event. Officer Brown talked about individual responsibility and what makes a good citizen. The boys especially liked when Officer Brown fingerprinted them!

On Sunday, Nov. 10, our Tiger scouts—1st graders—will take part in the Tiger Safari at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. On Sunday, Nov. 17, we’ll hike as a pack through Penasquitos Canyon, one of many hikes we’ll do this year. Finally, our pack meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, will focus on citizenship.

We invite you to come see what we’re about! Our pack meetings are held in the Miramar Ranch Elementary School multipurpose room. Please visit us at [] for more information about our pack.