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Welcome to Troop 619 of Valley Center!!

Welcome to Troop 619 of Valley Center!!!

SDIC 2022 International Camporee, September 16-18, 2022 @ Mataguay

Posted on Aug 10 2022 - 9:54pm

International Scouting Committee presents SDIC 2022 International Camporee, September 16-18, 2022  

Mataguay Scout Ranch (27955 Hwy 79, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070)


Sign-up by 8/13 on Google Sign-up 

Adults attending must be registered with the troop, have a current YPT and be AB506/Livescan Compliant.

The 32nd Annual International Camporee 2020, is hosted this year by the SDIC International Committee, with the attendance of the Scouts de Mexico, Guias de Mexico, Girl Scouts and other International Scouting Organizations to promote Scouting brotherhood.

The SDIC 2022 International Camporee will be a unique weekend event with participants from the US, Mexico and other countries.  It will provide a venue and opportunity for Scouts from all over to meet each other and share their songs, their scouting spirit,  traditions and scouting experiences.

All participants must be registered as members of an Organization of the Scout Movement (eg. BSA, Asociación de Scouts de México, Scouts Canada, Association of Independent Scouts, Scouts Australia, etc.). All participants must be registered in their respective scouting organizations. The leader of each contingent must be at least 21 years old and assistant contingent leaders must be at least 18 years old. All USA adult leaders attending the camporee must follow BSA Youth Protection guidelines, be registered with BSA and have current BSA Youth Protection Training within two years of this event.

Life to Eagle Workshop @ SDIC

Posted on Aug 10 2022 - 9:54pm

Council is hosting Life to Eagle Workshop on October 16th.   

If you are interested in attending this workshop and learning more about the process from Life to Eagle, please review the attached flyer below and RSVP to doris.mccarthy@sdsu.edu.

Learn How To: 

  • Choose an appropriate and challenging Eagle service project
  • Effectively develop and write a project proposal
  • Locate an Eagle Project Counselor/Coach
  • Complete the Eagle Rank Application form
  • Request letters of reference 

RSVP is required: To reserve a seat at one of the workshops, send email to: doris.mccarthy@sdsu.edu. State name of Scout, rank, unit number, name of parent, and Zone. (Youth must copy parent when sending email to an adult).

Bring a copy of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and Eagle Rank Application with you – download from council website: sdicbsa.org. 

Uniform is the appropriate dress.

PLC/Committee Meeting - August 9th 7PM

Posted on Aug 6 2022 - 5:23pm

Tuesday 8/9, 7 - 8:30 pm at Ridgeview is our PLC to kick off the scout year.  All youth leaders should attend.  If you have blue cards, please turn them into Mrs. Macklin.  Don't wait until the last minute!  Camp records will be turned in automatically. 

This is also our first committee meeting of the year.  We will discuss plans for the year, fundraising, new committee roles and have a Eagle Project Presentation.  We ask that one adult from each family come to this meeting.

Emerald Bay

Posted on Aug 6 2022 - 3:01pm

Thank You to Robyn, Yvonne, Stanley and Kirk for taking our scouts to camp.  They had many amazing adventures that would not been possible if not for our leaders!  Thank You!

Thank you to our drivers and to Christina for coordinating the camp!

Emerald Bay Pick-Up

Posted on Aug 4 2022 - 2:51pm

Scouts will arrive back to Long Beach between 10 - 11:30am on Saturday, August 6th.  It is a 2 hour drive from that point.  We will send an email with an estimated time to meet up at the community center.  Christina is coordinating pickup drivers - jcbrax@gmail.com 

Their week of camp is almost over and it looks like they are having a blast.  I wanted to make sure we have enough drivers for the pick up on Saturday.  We will have 20 people.  The pickup time is between 10-11:30am in San Pedro/Long Beach..  

Christina-  Stanley, Nicolas, Harrison, Benjamin
Kim- Julian, Max, Isaak, Logan
Jason- Robyn, Jacob, Caleb, Ryan
Julie- Yvonne, Christian, Joey, Jonny
That leaves..  Kirk, Kirk Jr. Ivan, Christopher
We need one more driver...Gina or Chris are you picking up??

For drivers - Directions to Berth 87 in San Pedro 405 to exit 37 to merge onto I-110 S toward San Pedro. Take exit 1A to merge onto CA-47 N toward Vincent Thomas Bridge/Terminal Island/Long Beach (do not go over the bridge) Take the South Harbor Blvd exit continue onto S. Harbor Blvd. Proceed to the Battleship parking lot. Check-in time just west of The Battleship Iowa.

Emerald Bay

Posted on Jul 24 2022 - 10:52am

We will meet at 4am at the Community Center on Sunday, July 31st.  Don't forget to complete and bring your Covid Form (Under files in the left menu Emerald Bay Tab).  Masks are required on the Ferry.  Make sure your scout has a mask available in their pocket.  Also pack a few extra masks as they will need them at every meal while at the buffet and any indoor activities. 

Remember to wear class A uniform for travel.  Scouts will be doing swim checks upon arrival to camp.  Either wear swim clothes under class A's or have them packed at the top of your bag for easy changing on arrival.  Please have your scout eat prior to leaving or bring a to go snack breakfast.  Scouts will not have a prepared meal until lunch at camp. 

Spending monies can be given to Yvonne our camp banker.  She will hold onto monies so that your scout does not over spend on day one or lose their money!  Items to buy at the trading post include snacks, drinks, scout crafts, knives and souvenirs.  Recommended $60-100 depending on the scout.

Make sure your scout has a mess kit (plate or bowl and a spork) for the war canoe overnight.  Scout should bring a small backpack to carry their things around camp (water bottle, sun screen, notepad, pen, towel, pullover, class projects, etc...).

There is a packing list in the 'files' at the left menu bar under the tab Emerald Bay.  Please mark all items with scouts name and troop 619.  Their bag must be marked with tape and troop 619!   All bags for all campers are placed together on the ferry and then sorted upon arrival to camp.  There will be hundreds of bags!   Please have your bag marked clearly with our troop #.

Please remind your scout to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water!  Ask them to be extra kind and thankful to all leaders.  Our leaders are not only taking time away from work to volunteer, but are also paying to attend.  Scouts come from all over the country to attend Emerald Bay.  We are lucky to be so close.  Let's make this an adventure to remember!

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