Fiesta Island

April District Meeting

As I mentioned in my March update, the Membership Committee hosted a meeting geared towards Cub Scout Membership Chair’s on March 25th.  Had some great information, but unfortunately many Pack’s didn’t attend.  Because membership is the bedrock of any organization, our Membership Chair, Michelle Generazzo, along with our District Executive will be scheduling times at your Pack Committee meetings to get the information to you.  With Spring Recruitment time upon us it is as critical as ever.

bohThis months Roundtable Theme for Cub Scouts will be will be Cyberchip’s.

The Boy Scout Roundtable will be talking about New Scout and New Adult integration into the Troop.

scoutsThe District Camporee is only 4 weeks away now on May 1st-3rd, so sign up!  Camporee Chair, John Ninteman, says he has a lot of fun things planned.  As well, we will be doing the Order of the Arrow Call-out on Friday Night, so don’t miss that!

Speaking of the Order of the Arrow, the Regional ArrowTour will be in San Diego on July 17th at Camp Fiesta Island.  It will consist of a full day of program centered on the Order of the Arrow’s centennial.  See Joe Garcia for more info.

Finally, keep on eye on the new District Calendar for other events, including the Council.

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Council Meeting

One of my duties as the District Chair is to sit on the Council Board.  After having my second meeting with them today I would have to say they are a dedicated group.  Seems like many long-time Scouters from varying business disciplines.  They meet at Camp Balboa every other month and as of the end of last year, there are 67 people on the Board.

Among other things we learned Camp Fiesta Island is sold out for all 8 weeks this summer and Mataguay Scout Ranch for 1 of 5 weeks so far.  Speaking of Mataguay they are making slow and steady progress on improving it, including the drilling of a new well.

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There was also discussion on realigning the Districts expanding from 11 to 12.  There has been tremendous growth in the Eastlake area, so the Sweetwater District in particular is way out of balance.  More to come on that as the committee meets with the Key 3 from the Districts to get their input.  If all goes according to plan, the goal would be to implement the reorganization in 2016.

We were reminded that the Scout Fair is coming up on April 18th and everyone was encouraged to attend!

Scout Fair

The Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner is coming up on April 28th and they are looking for sponsors at $150 per Scout.  Also will have a great speaker in Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors.

At the National level, the Annual National Meeting is on May 20-22 in Atlanta.  Not plan on going myself, but some day I would like to.

(L-R) Tico Perez, National Commissioner;  Wayne Brock' Chief Scout Executive; Dr. Robert M. Gates, National President

National Key 3 (L-R) Tico Perez, National Commissioner; Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive; Dr. Robert M. Gates, National President

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March District Meeting

The theme for the Roundtable which is next Thursday (3-12) is ‘Outdoor Ethics’, which the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will join together on.  Afterwards the two will break up and the Boy Scouts will hear a presentation on NYLT.  Cub Scout Roundtable Chair Rob and Boy Scout Roundtable Chair Carmen, invite you to attend!

The Membership Committee will be hosting a meeting geared towards Cub Scout Membership Chairs on March 25th at 7pm.  The location is tentatively at the El Cajon Elks Lodge.  Contact District Executive James Lennon for more info.

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With Cub Scout membership being the primary conduit into Boy Scouts, it is important that we are “Doing our Best” to recruit new Cub Scouts.  Hope to see you there!

In the training arena, we have BLST Training tentatively scheduled for April 25th…and CLST training scheduled for May 30th.

Trained Patches
Contact District Training Chair, Mike Bishop for more information.

The Camporee is on May 1st-3rd sign-ups have begun and as of now we have a total of two Troops signed up, so let’s get going people!  We have also invited Desert Trails District to participate.  You can sign up on line by clicking here

Heartland District Camporee - 2015Click here for a PDF version of the Camporee Flyer.

The District Dinner is on May 29th at the Lakeside VFW Hall.  Stay tuned for more info!

The Cub Scout Day Camp is scheduled for July 6-10 and Twilight Camp July 13-17th.  We are working on identifying a new Director for the program.

Finally, if you want to sign up for Camp Fiesta Island for Summer Camp, you cannot, as it is sold out!

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