Super Women!

Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms, grandmas, and any woman who is like a mom to you! Our final Community/Leader meeting is on Monday, May 7, at 7 pm in the Dingeman Elementary School Multipurpose Room (MPR). If your troop is bridging on Sunday, June 3, be sure to send someone to the mandatory final planning meeting at 6 pm. The theme this year is “Super Women of Tomorrow.” Love it!

Our monthly Team meeting is on Monday, May 21, at 7 pm in the Dingeman MPR. All are welcome to attend either meeting to hear the latest information.

Reregistration is in full swing. All who register early will get a 2019 Membership patch for free! Make sure you get those financials and registrations in so our service unit is eligible for a Girl Scout property discount. This is worth big money to us, so we hope you will help us.

Set your calendar for Tuesday, May 8, at 7 pm for Spring Discovery Night! The theme is “Come Chill With Us!” and will feature fun penguin-themed crafts and activities. Bring your friends—they don’t have to be girl scouts! Girls who register for the first time receive their first patch—the 2019 Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts Membership—free. Current members can renew and receive their patch. Don’t have a troop? Find one that night! Also, your girl can take advantage of the many Girl Scout summer camps available.

Monday, June 4, is our annual Leader Appreciation dinner. Please watch for emails so we can get an accurate attendance count. Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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

The Force Was With Us!

Our Star Wars-themed Blue and Gold Banquet and carnival was a success! Each scout put together a game booth and taught the other scouts how to play. We had a lightsaber building station, wheel of chance, lollipop pull, kissing booth—guess how many Hershey Kisses in a jar!—pie eating contest, bean bag toss, and a temporary tattoo booth.

It also was such a treat to have Tusken Raider war chief and AT-AT pilot from the 501st Legion stop by our festival! Thank you, Josh Vosovic, for heading our pack and thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped make this year a fun, educational experience for our scouts!

We also headed to Mataguay Scout Ranch in Santa Ysabel for a family camping weekend! This was a chance for quality family time away from electronics and TV to enjoy the great outdoors.

If your son would like to join Scouting, please email our cubmaster, Josh Vosovic, at [email protected]

Troop 616 Earns Special Award

Seven scouts and three scoutmasters from Troop 616 recently earned the El Camino Real Award, which encourages scouts to learn the history of the California Mission system and the way of life of early settlers. It was a weekend journey we won’t soon forget.

On Friday night we camped at Mataguay Scout Ranch and enjoyed posole stew, a staple of the missionaries. On Saturday morning we toured the St. Francis Chapel in Warner Springs, hiked 10 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail to Eagle Rock, then toured the Santa Ysabel Mission.

On Sunday we visited the Mission of San Diego then hiked the five-mile Trail of the Padres trek through Old Town and Presidio Park, while also performing a Scouts Own Inter-Faith service. This was a great learning experience.

In addition, the troop served as the Color Guard for the Scripps Ranch Library’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Other scouts went to Camp Fiesta Island to work on advancement requirements for the Trail to First and Eagle merit badges.

Fun Times for Troop 664

Troop 664 did many things recently! First, members attended a Scout Fair, where we built a large trebuchet. Then, we went as a troop to Lake Poway to fish and eat. We also held a meeting at a trampoline park. In addition, we had a Court of Honor at St. Gregory the Great. This event notes the scouts’ accomplishments and advancements in the past six months.

In May Troop 664 will spend the weekend at the Spring Camporee at Fiesta Island. For more about Troop 664, please contact scoutmaster Art Nagano at [email protected]

Joshua Cox, Troop 664 Scribe