Back to School for Girl Scouts!

Time to think Girl Scouts! Our first leader meeting is on Monday, Sept. 12, at Dingeman Elementary School. The encampment planning meetings start at 6 pm, and the leader meeting starts at 7 pm. If your troop is interested in Brownie, Junior, or Cadette encampment, please send a parent or representative. It is mandatory for all participating troops.

Our September team meeting is on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 pm at Dingeman. If your troop has a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award that involves the participation of other girl scouts, the project must be presented to the team, then the leaders. Let us know if you have any questions about the process. Email us any time at [email protected]

Cynthia Collins, Mike and Summer Gates, SR Service Unit Co-managers

New Heights for Pack 614

Pack 614 cub scouts enjoyed rock climbing at Solid Rock Gym. In addition, the pack’s busy summer ended with Scout Night at Lake Elsinore, laser tag, and a Bike Rodeo. Many thanks to the parent volunteers who helped with the events.

The first official pack meeting of the school year is on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 pm in the Jerabek Elementary School auditorium. The boys will launch homemade water rockets. Anyone interested in learning more about Pack 614 is welcome…though you might get wet! Visit for more information.

Pack 615 Gears Up for the New Year

With summer behind us, activities for the new Scout year are ramping up! Pack 615 just held its first annual Raingutter Regatta. Scouts built and raced sailboats, while learning more about Cub Scouts.

We have lots of fun activities coming up, including family camping trips, the Pinewood Derby, and more! Please email our cubmaster, Carlos Chavez, at [email protected] for more information.

Pack 616 Looks Forward

to a New Year

Are you a boy in 1st through 5th grade who likes fun, adventure, and activities? Are you a parent of such a boy who’s interested in providing a positive place where your son can enjoy activities that focus on building character, improving fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service? Cub Scout Pack 616 wants you!

Pack 616 is about to start recruiting for the 2016–2017 program season. If you’re interested, please go to We also invite you to the annual Bike Rodeo on Monday, Sept. 19, in the Innovations Academy parking lot—location subject to change. Check for updated information.

Miramar Ranch Cub Scouts Ready for Back to School

Are you in grades 1–5? Do you enjoy outdoor adventures, team challenges, creative crafts, and developing lasting friendships? If so, you will love being part of Cub Scout Pack 1216 at Miramar Ranch Elementary (MRE) School.

We will have our annual Fall Roundup at MRE on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 pm. For more information, visit our website at or email us at [email protected]

Troop 616 Finds Lost Valley

Troop 616 continued its summer tradition of offering varied adventures in San Diego County and beyond. Many of our scouts stayed close to home at a camp called Lost Valley—the name is literal! They went biking, shooting, horseback riding, and completed many merit badges during this weeklong trip.

Also, we had a small group of scouts backpack at Mt. San Jacinto in preparation for a 10-day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Alex Lawson said, “The best part was stopping at the air conditioned tram station after hiking and backpacking all day and getting a couple of well-deserved sodas.”

In other troop news Max Audick earned one of the few 2016 National Eagle Scout Association scholarships. This is quite an accomplishment as the competition is stiff. Max is the only Eagle Scout from San Diego Imperial Council to have earned a scholarship. Way to go, Max! We also had two more scouts attain Eagle Scout—Carson Leighty and Zak McGaugh. We are so proud of their achievement.

Carter Hass, Troop 616 Scribe

Troop 301’s Yosemite Trip

Scripps Ranch Troop 301’s Yosemite Trek 2016 included backpacking more than 60 miles in the high country of Yosemite. It was a fabulous trip (pictured right)! Thank you to Mr. Dennis Sweeney for organizing an amazing adventure!

Fun at Camps

Troop 664 (bottom) was active over the summer with scouts attending Camp Fiesta Island on Mission Bay and Camp Chawanakee in the Sierras on Shaver Lake. At Camp Chawanakee scouts participated in the polar bear plunge where they jumped into the chilly water early in the morning. Six scouts from the troop ran the mile and Daniel Cox came in second! Michael Ohayon was chosen “Scout with most Scout Spirit” by our troop leadership and was in the finals of the chess tournament!

Meanwhile at Camp Fiesta Island the scouts sailed, rowed, swam in the bay, and earned merit badges. Seven scouts also participated in the three-week Counselor In Training Program, where they learned how to teach merit badge classes and be camp counselors. The nightly fireworks over SeaWorld were spectacular!

Cameron Settles, Sr. Patrol Leader