Cubs Move Up

Cub Scout Pack 614 is a little smaller, but that’s a good thing! The 12 boys of Den 1 earned their Arrow of Light award and bridged over to Boy Scouts. Boy scouts from the local chapter of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouts of America national honor society, performed the promotion ceremony, and representatives from Troops 301, 616, and 664 were there to welcome the new scouts to their troops.

Looking ahead, the pack and their families are excited for our annual Spring Campout. We will camp at San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton!

Pack 614’s spring registration happens in May. Please visit for more information.

New Eagle Scout, Andrew Mayer!

Congratulations to Andrew Mayer, Troop 663’s first Eagle Scout of 2016! When Andrew moved here from Guam as a Star Scout and joined our troop, he was determined to make Eagle Scout like his father before him. Andrew’s Eagle Scout project helps maintain the standards of excellence at Mission Trails Park. His project crew built fences to keep the park well organized and beautiful for visitors. He would like to thank all those who came out and helped!

In keeping with our troop’s commitment to service in our community, three of our scouts—Kai Anders, Karthik Kumar, and Daniel Murillo—eagerly volunteered to be the Color Guard for the March Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee meeting. They did an outstanding job opening the meeting for the committee.

Kit Williams, Troop 663 Scribe

Busy Time for Girl Scouts

It’s already April and there’s so much going on! This month we have Brownie, Junior, and older girls’ encampments and Camp Surf. Our April leader meeting is on Monday, Apr. 11, at 7 pm. The Bridging planning meeting is at 6 pm. Please send a troop representative if you want to participate on Sunday, June 12.

April also marks registration season! If your girl would like to go to a Girl Scout camp and doesn’t have a troop, come to Dingeman Elementary School on Tuesday, May 10, at 6 pm to register. As long as she is registered, she can attend camp!

We have a team roster of more than 25 positions and can use your talent! All registered adults can join our management team, which doesn’t mean you have to be a leader. We welcome grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and more to help our service unit of more than 700 girls! Email us at [email protected]

Financials are due! We will have a team of gurus to review your completed financials. Let us know if you need help.

Cynthia Collins and Lynn Bautista Barroso, SR Service Unit Managers

 Girl Scouts Go To Infinity…and Beyond!

Cadette Troop 8170 (below) took its interest in space and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to new heights with a visit to NASA and Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. JPL is the leading center in the country for robotic exploration of the solar system. It has 19 spacecrafts and 10 major instruments carrying out planetary, earth science, and space-based astronomy missions.

While the reservation had to be booked six months in advance, it was well worth the wait. The day began with a presentation of JPL past, present, and future. The girls then got an opportunity to see the museum that featured life-size rover displays and information about our solar system and our own planet that has been learned from JPL missions.

Finally, they toured the campus that included visits to the control room that is manned 24/7 and the manufacturing room where the next Mars rover—planned for 2020—will be put together. Maybe a Scripps Ranch girl scout will be part of a future trip into space!