Messy Fun!

At November’s Pack 615 Webelos den meeting Landon taught the scouts how to tie-dye (above). The boys each brought a light grey hoodie and splashed some green and dark grey to create their own camouflage designs. After the color application the scouts took the hoodies home to let them set overnight and wash and dry the next day to see how they turned out! We have some artistically talented scouts in Cub Scout Pack 615!

It’s not too late to get in on the fun! If your son is interested in scouting and would like to join us, visit our Facebook page at or email our cubmaster, Josh Vosovic, at [email protected]

Pack 616 Cub Scouts Work Hard and Have Fun

Pack 616 headed to Indian Hills for its Annual Fall Campout. Scouts and their families enjoyed a weekend of camping, biking, zip-lining, archery, and more. At the Saturday night campfire we awarded our former cubmaster, Mike Cronin, with our new “Pack 616 Mike Cronin Parent Volunteer of Year” award for all the great work he has done for Pack 616.

From Lions to Webelos II, the boys have worked hard at completing requirements from the Outdoor Code to performing a campfire skit. They look forward to earning their Rocking badges and took part in Wreaths Across America at Miramar National Cemetery for Veterans Day.

Are you a boy in grades 1–5 who likes fun and adventure? Pack 616 wants you! Reach us at

Troop 616 Goes Backpacking

Troop 616 has been working hard. As our Philmont Trek approaches next summer, we have been getting ready for the long hikes and mountainous terrain. We had a great backpack outing in the Anza Borrego Desert.

We camped at the primitive campsite at Culp Valley on Friday night and then traversed the steep seven-mile incline into Hellhole Canyon on Saturday. From there we went to Borrego Springs, which was having its Fall Festival to kick off the winter season in the desert. We decided to forego our freeze-dried food for a pizza fest. It was great! We camped in Palm Canyon and then hiked up to the Oasis on Sunday hoping to see the bighorn sheep—but no luck this time as in previous years.

Troop 616 plans to have many more fun events. In December broomball is coming up as well as Battle Day at San Pasqual Historic Park.

Also we have had an extraordinary amount of rank advancements in our troop recently. Almost all of our new scouts ranked up and are working hard. Elections took place so people who needed leadership roles to rank up got a chance to do so. Troop 616 looks forward to even more new adventures.

Adrian Mendez, Troop 616 Scribe

Happy Holidays, Girl Scout Families!

What a great year! We are thankful to be in such a wonderful community. Our next Community/Leader meeting is on Monday, Dec. 3, in Dingeman Elementary School’s Multipurpose Room (MPR) with a special Girl Scouts Investiture/Rededication Ceremony. This is when new and veteran troop volunteers can dedicate or rededicate their commitment to Girl Scouts.

Encampment and Journey in a Day/Weekend planning meetings take place at 6 pm the same evening. If your troop is interested in Brownie, Junior, or Cadette Encampment, please send a troop representative.

If your girl has wanted to join Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts, it is never too late. Please contact our service unit registrar at [email protected] to help your girl find a troop! If you registered your girls, the 2019 Membership patch is still available for $1 each, while supplies last.

Fall Nut Sales were a great success and we’re setting the stage for Cookie Season in January. Thank you to the community for supporting our troops’ efforts to earn money for their activities!

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 5 pm at Jerabek Park for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This has become a joint event of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA), Symphony in the Park, and Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts. There will be crafts, songs, refreshments for sale, and a visit from a “jolly old soul!” We also will collect donations for Toys for Tots. For more information, please go to page 5 in this Newsletter. We hope to see you there!

The December Team Meeting and Holiday Party are on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 pm. Any troop that needs to present its Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards to the Community/Leader meeting must first present to the team for approval or suggestions. Contact the service unit if you would like to present or attend.

Got questions? Need to be added to our Google or Facebook group? Email us at [email protected]

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