Troop 616 Has Fun at Fiesta Island

Troop 616 scouts went camping at Fiesta Island in September. The scouts were very motivated in signing off on advancement requirements during the weekend. On Saturday the scouts had a hearty breakfast and went off to play in the water for the rest of the day. A lot of fun was had as they paddle boarded and kayaked around in the water. They also hiked across Fiesta Island to watch the boat races being held in Mission Bay.

Scouts Jake Frabl and Eric Bregman hosted a campfire program for the patrol after they ate dinner. The day was topped off with some good old s’mores.

Congratulations to Sebastian Sanchez for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in September. Sebastian is the 112th Eagle Scout for Troop 616.

Cameron Deschenes, Troop 616 Scribe

Troop 301

Webelos Night

Hello, future boy scouts! If you are interested in things like camping, hiking, and high adventure trips to the Sierras, Florida, and New Mexico, come and look at Scripps Ranch Troop 301 at our Webelos Night on Wednesday, Dec. 9. It will be from 7 to 8:15 pm at Jerabek Elementary School at 10050 Avenida Magnifica.

Troop 301 offers 40 nights of camping and more than 200 miles of hiking each year. Scouts in our troop earn Eagle Scout at 16 times the national average! If you are interested in joining us, please contact Troop 301’s committee chair, Mrs. Tanya Sweeney, at [email protected]

Lucas Coglianese, Troop 301 Scribe

Troop 664 Reaches

New Heights

Troop 664 scouts had a fantastic back to school season. Hayden Ball led the troop on a hike to Barker Valley on Mt. Palomar (below). The scouts carried their food and water three miles down to camp, spent the night, and hiked three miles back out.

Troop 664 also had its annual Court of Honor. Scouts and their family’s ate dinner and each patrol made a Dutch oven desert. Congratulations to the Wolverines patrol for winning the Dutch oven desert contest with a cinnamon peach crumb cobbler. After dinner the patrols preformed skits, and everyone participated in a ceremony to acknowledge the scouts’ accomplishments.

Cameron Settles, Troop 664 Scribe

New Tigers Roar!

Pack 616 has a new Tiger den! The newest scouts in the pack are: Shay, Jacen, Lee, Gabriel, and Alexander. We send a big welcome to the boys and thanks and congratulations to the parents who stepped up to lead the den: Patrick, Mike, Gary, and Robert. The den had a successful orientation in October.

The Webelos I den continues its theme of “Stronger, Faster, Higher” in its last few meetings, focusing on physical fitness and feats of strength.

The big event this month is the pack’s annual fall camping trip at Indian Hills camp in Jamul, which takes place from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. This event is open to the all the cub scouts and their families. Indian Hills is an amazing campground with tons to offer including a BMX trail, swimming pool, farm animals, and a huge playground.

For more information about joining Pack 616, please visit You also can email Karl Iliev at [email protected]

Campout Heats Up

Cub Scout Pack 614 scouts had an incredible—and incredibly hot!—time at Indian Hills Camp during the annual family campout. More than 200 scouts and family members participated in activities such as archery, paintball, zip line, BMX derby, pumpkin carving, skits, and more. The scouts also put into practice the principles of “Leave No Trace.”

Cubmaster Scott Powers received the Scouter’s Training Award for Cub Scouts. It was the culmination of more than two years of training, tenure, and performance in leadership. Congratulations!

Thankful for Girl Scouts

It’s already November and we have so much to be thankful for at Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts. We are thankful for all the wonderful volunteer leaders who take time to make a difference in girls’ lives. We are thankful for our girls who are the future of the world and for the freedom to say the Girl Scout law and promise!

Mark your calendars for Monday, Nov. 9, in Dingeman Elementary School’s multipurpose room. At 6 pm we host the planning meetings and at 7 pm is the leader meeting. Planning meetings for Brownie, Junior, and Cadette encampments, and Camp Surf will take place, as well as planning meetings for the Junior, Cadette, and Senior Journey In a Weekend. Be sure to send a troop representative to these meetings—it doesn’t have to be the leader—so someone can report back to your troop.

Budgets for the encampment events must be turned in by the November team meeting, which is Monday, Nov. 30.

November is also the month for first aid and CPR training. Anyone can attend! There will be two classes:

  • Monday, Nov. 16, 9 am–1 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 6–10 pm

Both classes will be at the Crown Pointe clubhouse. Please reserve your spot with Linda Mullvain at [email protected] or 248-0042. Classes are $42 and include the American Red Cross card. Bring a stamped, self-addressed envelope to have the card sent to you.

Cookie training also happens in November! Look for emails from our fearless cookie manager, Betsy. If you are not on our Google group email, please let us know. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!

Cynthia Collins and Lynn Bautista, SR Girl Scout Service Unit Managers