Troop 616 Scouts Soar as Eagles

Troop 616 congratulates its two newest Eagle Scouts: Zack Askin and Cameron Deschenes! Zack’s received his Eagle Award on Feb. 22 and had his official Eagle Court of Honor on Apr. 8. Cameron became the Troop’s 136th Eagle on May 3. Congratulations to both scouts!

Troop 616 participated in some interesting events in the past few weeks. To start, the troop took part in a Scout Camporee where the scouts had to complete a series of challenges over a two-day period. One event was the “board race,” where teams of scouts raced each other on wooden boards with PVC pipes at the bottom of the boards for the wheels.

This was challenging for the scouts, as the board would continuously lose the wheels and the other teammates would have to run to fix the board. Another competition was a raft race, where groups raced each other in boats down a river. The scouts really enjoyed this event.

Another activity the scouts did was at Miramar National Ceremony in which they took part in a flower ceremony for Memorial Day. The scouts placed a flower on each grave to show their thanks and respect for those fallen in battle. Then they went to the official ceremony, where they praised the fallen soldiers.

Sam Snyder, Troop 616 Scribe

Troop 664 Wins Challenges

Troop 664 has been busy! One of the most fun events we took part in recently was the District Camporee held at Fiesta Island. A camporee is a campout in which many troops come and compete against each other in fun, scout-related activities. At this camporee, the activities included lashing, rowing canoes, and melting metal to create medallions.

Our troop won three awards! We won an award for the fastest time to complete a canoeing challenge, for the highest overall score for a canoeing activity, and for having one of the cleanest and most organized campsites out of all the troops. Both the scouts and adults had tons of fun at this event.

To learn more about Troop 664, please contact our scoutmaster Art Nagano at [email protected] Also, visit our website at to see what we’re all about!

Joshua Cox, Troop 664 Scribe

Fun Times for Pack 615!

Pack 615 cub scouts joined other scout troops at Scout Family Night at Petco Park, where the Padres beat the Cardinals after 13 innings. A week later we took a tour of Scripps Ranch Fire Station 37, where the scouts got to see what it is like to be a firefighter. We were able to squeeze in one last campout before the end of the school year. Pack 615 headed to Indian Hills Camp in Jamul for a fun family weekend. Paintball was our activity of choice this time and the kids had a blast!

Our Webelos performed the Flag Ceremony during Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School’s 5th Grade Promotion. Congratulations to the outgoing cub scouts. We wish them luck on all their future endeavors.

It’s not too late to get in on the fun! If your son is interested in Scouting and would like to join us, please check out our Facebook page at, or email our cubmaster, Josh Vosovic, at [email protected] for more information.

Happy Birthday, America!

Hope our Girl Scout families are enjoying a well-deserved vacation! Bridging 2018 was amazing, with more than 155 girls bridging at Jerabek Park, including 17 high school seniors. Good luck to all of them as they move forward to the next part of their lives. The Bridging theme was Super Women of Tomorrow, and that is what these girls truly are!

Our annual Leader/Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at St. Gregory’s with more than 80 generous volunteers attending. Dinner was catered by Little Italy. It was a fun night of relaxation, as well as a successful fundraiser for Girl Scouts!

The 4th of July is around the corner. We hope you show up and represent our service unit in the SRCA 4th of July Parade! Look for the emails and Facebook notifications to keep up with where we plan to meet and what we plan to do.

The team kick-off dinner will be in late August, so look for emails with the specific date and time. Join us to find out how you can help Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts have another phenomenal year!

Questions? Need to be added to our Google group? Email us at [email protected]

Cynthia Collins, Lynn Bautista-Barroso, Anna Hernandez, Scripps Ranch Service Unit Co-managers