Cub Scout Pack 613

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break from school!

Pack 613 would like to acknowledge all the scouts and parents who participated in the Scripps Ranch 4th of July activities including the bike ride and parade march. It was wonderful to see all of you out enjoying the day and our great community.

A special thank you to Janet Schweiger and the others who helped to organized and execute the Indian Hills camping trip that took place in July. Scouts and their families enjoyed a terrific weekend of activities including swimming, whittling and bike riding on a dirt track. The playground equipment, camp fires and food were really cool too.

See everyone soon back at school.

The boys of Troop 663 were very busy the last month, the highlight of the month being the climb up Mt. San Jacinto; However the trip was relatively uneventful, a good bunch of some twenty boys at the top of the second highest place in southern California. The other major event was the first class camping trip to William Heise. After the misfortune of having one scout being scalded by a pot of boiling water, the trip was a success. On the ninth of July, troop elections were held. Congratulations to Alex Nunn for becoming the new Senior Patrol Leader and to Bradley Markano for becoming his assistant. Also, congratulations to John-Henry Ainsworth for becoming the historian, Dane Lighthart for becoming the scribe, Ruben Leal for becoming Librarian, and Josh Gilman for becoming the Quartermaster.

Girl Scouts Take Gold

The Hyatt Islandia was filled with honor and pride in June as 8 young women from Scripps Ranch received their Girl Scout Gold Award. Congratulations to Grace Anderson, Sarah Haddow, and Jeni Noerenberg from troop 8274, Iris Chung, Reena Desai, Katie Longo and Marni Von Wilpert from troop 8078 and Melissa West from troop 8067.

Encompassing many years of development in the areas of Career Exploration, Leadership, Skills Development and Community Service, the 8 young women who earned this award have demonstrated their commitment to their communities, Girl Scouting and the future.

The Girl Scout Award is the highest award which can be earned by a Girl Scout. As role models for the younger girls of our community, Scripps Ranch takes great pride in recognizing the exceptional efforts of these young women. Congratulations to each of you for all your hard work and dedication.

Girl Scout Troop 8385

Troop 8385 is having a Yard Sale Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8am `till 12 noon at 10971 Twinleaf Court in Lakepoint right off Spring Canyon and Scripps CreekRoad. Please come to shop. We will have some wonderful things for sale!

The girls prepared dinner and dessert for 12 families at the Ronald McDonald House. These families have come to San Diego with a critically ill child in need of medical treatment at Children’s Hospital. Our 8th grade girls prepared a Mexican Fiesta complete with a Tostada bar, homemade refried beans, Mexican rice, fresh fruit, punch and dessert. The girls did a fabulous job and met some wonderful people in their efforts to help families in need. We thank Vons on Scripps Ranch Blvd., for their donation of $25 to help us purchase some of the food needed for this community service project.

Girl Scout Troop 8175

The dog walk for Girl Scout Troop 8175’s Silver Award was a huge success! On June 23, people walked their dogs around Miramar Lake, with their money going to the San Diego and Escondido Humane Societies. Families paid $10, and received a visor, water bottle, dog biscuits, and a bandana for their dogs, along with raffle tickets for each mile they completed. There was food, a raffle, and lots of time for socializing with other dog lovers. Our troop raised almost $800, along with many boxes worth of donations of food, leashes, toys, bones, and other items.

Special thanks to all who volunteered and donated items for our Dog `n Me Walk around Miramar Lake. You helped make it a wonderful success! The Girl and Boy Scout Troops of Scripps Ranch who baked dog biscuits, lent us canopies, worked at the water stations, and volunteered for any job needed; Petco, who donated food, bones, and toys to the Humane Society;

Critter Cleaners, who gave us $30 gift certificates for our raffle; Dr. Teague’s veterinary office, who also donated certificates; Drew McLarean, for getting us advertising space on 10 San Diego radio stations, Dennis Orton, in charge of the Humane Society’s Public Relations, who answered all our questions and coordinated all our pre-planning with the San Diego Humane Society; and Terry Storms of C&S Sales, for donating the visors, bandanas, Mutt Mitts, and almost all of our raffle items. And finally, a huge thank-you to all who participated. It would not have been such a success without you!