Pack 615: Indian Hills Fun!

In years past Pack 615 usually wraps up its Scouting year at Indian Hills in Jamul. This year we decided to double our fun and bookend the year with two visits! This outing is always one of the highlights for the kids, and this year was no exception. Scouts and their families enjoyed the BMX track, zip-line, and exploring the sprawling compound. We can’t wait for our next visit in June!

Interested in joining Pack 615? If you have a young man at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School and would like more information about our pack, please check out our Facebook page at or email Cubmaster Josh Vosovic at [email protected]

Pack 616 Round Up New Scouts at Bike Rodeo

Pack 616 kicked off the 2017–2018 program by holding its annual Bike Rodeo at Dingeman Elementary School. Scouts tested their skills on the precision bicycle course that included the “John’s Jump” ramp. The pack was happy to recruit more than a dozen new boys at the event.

The pack would like to thank those of you who supported our popcorn sales at both Scripps Ranch Vons locations. Proceeds from the popcorn sales and donations to the pack help fund activities throughout the year. Our pack feels fortunate to live in such a generous community!

The pack looks forward to the annual carnival on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 pm at Dingeman Elementary School and San Diego Gulls Scout Night on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 pm at the Valley View Casino Center. We hope to see you there!

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

If you’re interested, please reach out to us through our website’s contact page at

Pack 1216 Learns to Lead

Is it November already? Pack 1216’s calendar was filled with amazing events. The pack made its annual trek to Dos Picos for some camping. The cub scouts also learned the importance of fire awareness.

Dens were busy fulfilling their requirements by learning how to whittle, planting succulents, and making bird feeders. The older boys, Webelos IIs, are beginning their journey to Boy Scouts as they practice running their own meetings. Visit http://sr-pack or email [email protected] for more information on Pack 1216 that meets at Miramar Ranch Elementary School.

Troop 664 “Flips” to Raise Funds

Troop 664 held its annual troop Pancake Breakfast recently, with a great amount of success. Thank you to everyone who showed up and helped out with setting up, serving, and taking down. Also thank you to all who showed up and supported our troop by having breakfast with us and, in doing so, helping to pay for new tents.

In the last month our troop created new patrols to better help our younger scouts with rank advancements. The new patrols will help ensure that all of our scouts get growth and leadership opportunities. We also went on a campout at Mt. Palomar, and everyone had a great time!

For more information, visit or email our scoutmaster, Art Nagano, at [email protected]

Happy Thanksgiving, Girl Scout Families!

It will be a quick month since there is no school the week of Thanksgiving. Hope your nut sales have been successful!

The November community/leader meeting is on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 pm in the Dingeman Multipurpose Room (MPR). Planning meetings for Journeys and Encampments are 6 pm the same night. Please send a representative if your troop wants to participate. All events are co-op and require troop participation to make them a success and more fun!

A “leader refresher” class will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 pm, led by Sandy Sultz. This will be before the team meeting in the Dingeman MPR. This is not the mandatory new leader three-hour training class. However, it is perfect for troop leaders who want fresh ideas, or maybe you took over your troop and want more information. All sessions will end on time. Also, feel free to join our open and welcoming team meeting at 7 pm.

CPR/first aid classes will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 28 and 29, from 6 to 10 pm at the Crown Pointe clubhouse. Be sure to sign up so we meet our minimum attendance or the class could be canceled. Look for information on our Facebook page and in our emails.

If you have any Girl Scout items you would like to donate for others to use, lay them on the table prior to the community/leader meeting. Recycle, reuse!

Questions regarding Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts can be emailed to [email protected] We invite all registered leaders to check out our Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts Facebook page!

Cynthia Collins and Lynn Bautista-Barroso, SR Service Unit Co-managers