Camporee is March 24. More information to follow…
The District Dinner will be Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 PM. We’ll be at our normal Roundtable location at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (3800 S. Fairview Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92704).
We will have amazing food from Newport Rib Company.
The cost will be $20 per person (Eagle Scouts, youth and adult, and performing OA members are no charge). Walk ins are welcome, however the cost is $40 at the door.
Please register online by March 3. You can register online at https://orangecounty.camp-master.com/events/delmardistrictdinner2017/EventDetails.aspx.
We are needing your Extra Miler Awards and nominations for District Award of Merit.
Extra Miler Award
If you have an adult volunteer who has provided exceptional help to your unit and you want to give them extra special recognition, please send their names to extramileraward@
District Award of Merit
We need to get these nominations and names submitted by March 3 so that we have time to order awards and finalize the program for the dinner.
On February 8, America will have achieved the blessings of 107 years of Scouting for our youth.
The Scouting program has always included faith and duty to God as basic tenets. These are recited in The Scout oath: “I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country” and in The Scout Law: “a Scout is Reverent”.
Every year, we celebrate this milestone on Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath.
The challenge: This year, make Scouting visible in your place of worship.
Every Scout and Scouter in Packs, Troops, and Crews
Scout Sunday: Feb. 5, 2017
Scout Sabbath: Feb. 11, 2017
Each Scout’s place of worship
A. At a minimum: Wear your Field Uniform (Class A) and attend a service at your place of worship
An individual commitment to show up in uniform.
B. Step it up:
Do “A” AND
Have an announcement before the service or during the service to recognize 107 years of Scouting in the United States.
Have the faith leader ask all current and past members of the Scouting organization to stand.
Recognize all Eagle Scouts present as having demonstrated their duty to God throughout their rank advancements.
An advance request of the place of worship to accommodate the announcement
C. Step it up a little more:
Do “A” and “B” AND
Reach out to the community through a bulletin announcement to alert them of anniversary of Scouting.
Ask community members to attend and current Scouts wear their uniforms
It is fine to reach out to Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls, as well, since there are common roots.
A 2-3 week advance request and a little blurb for the bulletin
D. Step it up even more:
Do “A,” “B,” and “C” AND
Involve Scouts in the service as greeters, handing out bulletins, passing collection baskets, being recognized for religious emblem awards and religious patches earned, hosting donuts after services, etc. Be creative!
A 2-3 week advance request and will require more info to be posted in the bulletin.
Finally, Take PICTURES!
Tell us what you did: A, B, C, or D, with a few specifics in a brief paragraph (3-4 sentences) and send pictures to:
PRE-Service SCREEN ANNOUNCEMENT
A “Scout is Reverent.” Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God.” Today we celebrate Scout Sunday – the founding of the Scouts in the United States.
This is an example of what can be read at the service:
Today we are celebrating Scout Sunday. Scout Sunday is meant to mark the founding of the Scouts in the United States. On this special day Scouts go to their places of worship in uniform and help with the services.
In the United States, Scouting is incorporated by churches, synagogues, and many other religious organizations as part of their youth ministries. Approximately 50 percent of all Scouting units are chartered to religious groups. These observances offer an opportunity for congregations to honor Scouts and Scouters as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program.
Part of the Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and that Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. Scout Sunday is a day for entire congregations to share in the Scouting family.
It’s time to get your pinewood race cars ready!
Pack 316 hosts the 3rd Annual Del MarDistrict Pinewood Derby on
The race will be at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, (3800 S. Fairview Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92704).
All Scouts and Scouters should come in Field Uniform.
Please register by Friday so we can get a count of how many people to expect.
Official race rules are available at this link.
The ME Rinker National Scout Shop is providing an opportunity for the scouting community to help local scout members who may be in need of uniforms and uniform items.
This help will be done through The Ethan Giving Tree program starting November 17 through December 20, 2016. The Ethan Giving Tree program works on a donation basis. An Ethan tree (similar to an Angel tree) will be set up at the Scout Shop with Ethan cards on it. Each card will have the first name of the Scout along with the uniform items that they need. There will also be a space for other items they may want such as books, crafts, camping items, etc. Customers and Scout supporters can purchase the item(s) in their local Scout Shop and give them to the store staff to collect for each child.
We will keep the name of the individual(s) confidential. Only the store staff will have access to the Scout’s name and your contact information. A code will be issued that will match a card in the safe that will have your contact information, so as the donations are collected store staff will contact you so arrangements for pickup can be made.
We need your assistance to make this project a success. Please fill out the information below and return to the store by November 17, 2016 for every scout who would benefit from donations from the scouting community to complete their full uniform.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact the store staff by email: MERinkerScoutShop@scouting.org or phone us at 561-691-3929.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. With leaders like you, this program will greatly benefit our scouting community.
National Scout Shop Store
Join all of us in the Del Mar District as we pay tribute to Adam Wright, Tina Blanco, and Peter Powell.
It will be Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Newport Sea Base.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
We will have former Top Gun Navy Pilot John Semcken III as our keynote speaker.
Please consider a sponsorship to thank our honorees and support Scouting in Orange County! Ad copy and/or artwork must be submitted by Friday, November 18th. Just provide a logo, picture and/or some brief text! More information is available online or by contacting Jeff Duer at 714-546-8558 ext.153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business casual attire recommended.
To register, go to www.ocbsa.kintera.org/delmar.
What: Del Mar’s Got Talent!
Who: Pack and Troop Volunteers invited
When: Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 PM
Where: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Fellowship Hall
Why: To inprove Del Mar District’s unit service
PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED
Download the flyer: Friendstorming 2016
OCBSA is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, June 16 from 9AM to 3PM at the Council headquarters on Dyer. To make your appointment email Go to the redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: BoyScoutsOCC.Boy Scouts of America OC Council Flyer
Things are a little different this year. Unit cars/trucks/trailers can get onto the field Friday from 2-9. Saturday no cars/trucks or trailers can go on the field. Units line up on the north/west side of the parking lot to drop off heavy items only at the blue gate where we will have flatbed carts to help get stuff to your spot. Stuff can then be picked up starting at 4:45 pm to get access to the field with your cars/trucks/trailers. Line up in the same line to get in as when things were dropped off.
Jordan Fourcher, an Eagle Scout from Del Mar Troop 90 will be honored as the 2015 recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association Adams Award – Orange County, for planning and completing the Council’s Eagle Scout Project of the Year.
The award will be presented at the Orange County Council’s Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Garden Grove on Wednesday April 27th, 2015 at 7 pm.
Tickets to the event are available here.
Jordan’s Eagle Scout Service Project honored the 84 service members who perished in the 1965 crash of a US Air Force transport plane on Loma Linda ridge as they were leaving for service in Viet Nam.
The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity.
The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout leadership service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each year, local councils select a council-level winner, and this year’s honoree is Jordan Fourcher.