Fun for Troop 664

Troop 664 had quite an exciting month! In March scouts worked for three hours to complete a conservation project at Oakoasis County Preserve. We also planned and went on a fun beach campout for three days. We camped at San Onofre Beach’s San Mateo campsite, which is about one mile from the beach. Scouts planned and cooked their own meals each day.

We also welcomed seven new cub scouts to our troop! We look forward to getting to know our new members.

On Friday and Saturday, Apr. 6 and 7, Troop 664 will participate in a Scout Fair. We will build a large trebuchet and launch water balloons. To learn more about Troop 664 please email our scoutmaster, Art Nagano, at [email protected]

Joshua Cox, Troop 664 Scribe

Pack 614 Cubs Move On

At the March pack meeting the Order of the Arrow performed a ceremony for 16 Webelos II scouts who received their Arrow of Light (pictured below). This marks the end of their Cub Scout careers, with most moving on to Boy Scouts. Representatives from Troops 301, 616, and 664 welcomed the new boy scouts into their troops.

This meeting also marked the turnover of pack leadership from cubmaster Duane Maxwell to new cubmaster Matt Secrest, as well as a transition in other leadership positions. Pack 614 is forever grateful to the outgoing leaders who served us well.

The pack launched the Scouting for Food community service event. Cub scouts will canvas neighborhoods to collect food for the local food bank. The boys will try to beat last year’s record for food collected, so please help all you can!

Our next meeting is on Monday, Apr. 2, at 6:30 in the Jerabek Elementary School auditorium. Anyone interested in Cub Scouts is welcome to attend. For more information, visit

“Travels” to Different Lands

Pack 1216 went on a six-mile hike through Rancho Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve to the waterfall (above). The boys learned about staying safe while on the trail. On St. Patrick’s Day the pack took part in its first fishing derby at Santee Lakes. Prizes and trophies were given for the biggest, smallest, and the most fish.

At our March meeting the boys learned about “reverence” through a program called “Passport to Other Lands.” Volunteers set up four stations representing four countries with food samples, colorful presentations, and hands-on exhibits. At the end of the meeting awards were given for advancement within each den. Please email [email protected] for information about our fun pack.

Pack 616 Pinewood Derby

Pack 616 cub scouts took to the race track at this year’s Pinewood Derby. In a very close final race West Moore’s “Pinball Wizard” took first place. West advanced to the San Diego 500 Pinewood Derby, which will be part of the San Diego-Imperial Council Scout Fair on Saturday, Apr. 7, at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. Good luck, West!

The pack is looking forward to the Blue and Gold Banquet on Tuesday, Apr. 17. At this event we celebrate our anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who help us, and inspire leaders, scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other scouting or community leaders to take part.

Are you a boy in kindergarten through 5th grade who likes fun and adventure? Pack 616 wants you! Families can reach us at

Honoring Our Cub Scouts

Pack 615’s highly anticipated Pinewood Derby race was a huge success! Each race car had a unique and creative design, and we even added a garage station for any last-minute adjustments or repairs.

After all the races Ethan Sestok (below left) took the first place award, Zian Sasaki was second (center), and Mason Heuberger got third place (left). Ethan will take his Pinewood Derby car to the San Diego 500 to compete against other winners from San Diego on Saturday, Apr. 7, at the Scout Fair. Good luck, Ethan!

In March we held our annual Blue and Gold Banquet where Pack 615 celebrated the leaders and parent volunteers, as well as each amazing scout. Along with the banquet, the pack put together a Star Wars-themed carnival and each scout oversaw a game booth. This gave each of them an opportunity to test their organization, communication, and public speaking skills. Our pack had an amazing year and a fun celebration!

If your son would like to join us, please check out our Facebook page at and email our cubmaster, Josh Vosovic, at [email protected] for information.

Lots Going on for Girl Scouts

Hope all of you had a relaxing spring break after a busy cookie season! The monthly Community/Leader meeting will be on Monday, Apr. 9, at 7 pm in the Dingeman Multipurpose Room (MPR). Planning meetings for Journeys and Encampments will be at 6 pm that evening. Please send a representative if your troop wants to participate. If your troop is bridging, be sure to attend the mandatory planning meeting at 6:30 pm. Send a mom from your troop—it’s a requirement! We will discuss the theme and assign tasks.

Our monthly Team meeting is on Monday, Apr. 23, at 7 pm in the Dingeman MPR. All are welcome to attend either monthly meeting to hear the latest information. We are building our team for next year, so please ask about positions!

April’s warm weather brings us our year’s final encampments! We will do our Brownie Encampment and Camp Surf at the end of the month, and that’s it.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 8, at 7 pm for the Spring Discovery Night! The theme will be “Come Chill With Us!” and feature fun penguin-themed crafts and activities. Bring your friends—they don’t have to be girl scouts! Don’t have a troop? Register that night and your girl will be able to take advantage of the summer camp programs.

If you’re interested in joining Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts, register your daughter. It’s a great night for networking. Bridging girls are welcome to come at 5 pm to mix with other bridging girls, a qualification for attaining the bridging rainbow patch!

Questions? Email us at [email protected] For registered leaders, check out your SR Girl Scouts’ Facebook page.

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