Scouts BSA and “Scout Me In” Campaign

In case you haven’t heard yet, the BSA has announced the new name of the Boy Scout program starting in February 2019. It will be called “Scouts BSA.”

We are encouraged to use the “Scout Me In” campaign in any flyers and marketing materials for the summer and fall. This new campaign shifts the perspective by showing what it’s like to be a Scout from a kid’s point of view. Instead of simply showing Scouts participating in activities, the campaign brings the young viewer into the middle of the action – from fishing, biking and canoeing to launching rockets and making slime – where they get even closer to the experiences that Scouting brings to life.

The Scout Me In campaign celebrates the BSA’s expansion to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting in communities across the country. It reinforces that the mission and core values in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are welcoming, inclusive and foundational for both young men and women. Since announcing the BSA’s historic decision to welcome girls into Scouting, more than 3,000 girls across the nation have already enrolled in the BSA’s Early Adopter Program and are participating in Cub Scouts ahead of the full launch later this year.

For more information about this new campaign and the new program name, visit the Scouting Newsroom.

Scout-O-Rama 2016

Scout-O-Rama will be here sooner than you think!

What is Scout-O-Rama?

Scout-O-Rama is the annual “carnival” of Scouting hosted by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions, games and displays. Scout-O-Rama features Scout booths and vendor booths as well as Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, canoe races, climbing towers, Bubble Rollers, Medieval Times performances, and Vans Skate shows and many more.

Join in the fun with a Unit Booth

Local Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews can participate in Scout-O-Rama event by displaying a booth. Choose a theme like games, demonstrations, cooking activities, Scout skills, or whatever your Scouting imagination can come up with! There are limited spots available, so sign up now, the best booths will be awarded a ribbon!

Bring the whole family

Just one ticket provides admission for the entire family. Scouts will be selling tickets for $10 throughout Orange County. Don’t know a Scout? You can contact also make your purchase online at or get them at the gate! Parking is $10 per vehicle, cash only.

For more information, download the flyer, or visit the OCBSA webpage.

Create lasting memories with the Harlem Globetrotters

This weekend, bring your Pack, Troop, family and friends to see the hilarious antics & amazing basketball skills of the Harlem Globetrotters!

The Globetrotters are coming to the Honda Center for (3) events:

  • Saturday, February 13th at 1pm
  • Saturday, February 13th at 7pm
  • Sunday, February 14th at 2pm

In addition to great savings, each Scout receives a 90th Anniversary Harlem Globetrotters patch with their ticket purchase.

Just for Orange County Scouts!

The first 50 tickets sold for EACH game comes with a free magic pass add-on! Magic Pass is an interactive pre-game experience where attendants can go down on the court, meet the players, learn some tricks, get pictures, and have more of a personable experience with the players.

Don’t wait to get in on this special offer – order your tickets today!

Pinewood Derby 2016

When: Saturday, February 6
Where: Calvary Chapel High School Gym
What time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $5.00. This covers a collectable patch and bottle of water.

District-Pinewood-Derby-Patch-2016-FINALCome join us on Saturday, February 6 at 10 AM for the second annual Del Mar District Pinewood Derby!

All Scouts from the Del Mar District are welcome to race.


All cars need to be turned in prior to the Derby. Inspection will be held just before the race.


There will be an overall District 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy for the fastest cars within the District.

Each rank (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light) will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbon awarded to the fastest cars in each rank level.


Official Rules

The Following are inspection points:

  1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.00 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
  2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches. The overall height of the car shall not exceed 5 inches.
  3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 7/8” inches.
  4. The car must have 1 3/4” clearance between the wheels. DO NOT MAKE THE CAR SKINNIER AT THE WHEELS – THEY WON’T FIT ON THE TRACK.
  5. The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body. NO LOW RIDERS, AGAIN, THEY WON’T FIT ON THE TRACK. Be careful when placing weights UNDER the car.  Do not place any weights under the car which are thicker than 2 quarters, or the car will drag on the rails of the track.
  6. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired. The axels and wheels must be placed into the pre-cut grooves in the block. No drilling axel holes. No moving the wheelbase. The front of the car – the leading edge – may not exceed 2” in height.
  7. The Official BSA wheels supplied with the kit – or the Official BSA colored wheels – MUST BE USED. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the manufacturing seam from the wheels – BUT THAT IS ALL YOU CAN DO TO THE WHEELS.
  8. The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished or lubricated – graphite will be provided. You may remove any manufacturing defects like burrs.  But absolutely no rounding of the inside of the head of the pin. Axle guards, or super gluing the axle pins is recommended.
  9. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.
  10. The car must not ride on any type of springs.
  11. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
  12. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used. Lead shot – or BSA weights or even quarters -may be used to achieve a car weight of 5.0 ounces. However, it must be incorporated into the body of the car.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.

Additional Pinewood Derby Rules

The car body may have no moving parts.

  1. If, during a race, a car leaves the track without interfering with its opponent, it shall be considered to have ended its heat at that point.
  2. If a car leaves its lane, at his sole discretion, the track chairman may inspect the track and, if a track fault is found which probably caused the initial violation; the track chairman may order the race to be rerun after the track is repaired.
  3. If the computerized timing system fails for any reason, there will be a rerun.
  4. If, during a race, no car reaches the finish line on the track, the car which went the farthest in its lane shall be declared as the heat winner.
  5. If, during a race, a car leaves its lane and, in so doing, interferes with another racer, then the car at fault shall be declared to have lost the race heat.
  6. Construction of ALL entries MUST have begun AFTER last year’s competition.
  7. Only one car may be registered by any person in the Pinewood Derby.
  8. Only dry lubricants such as graphite or powdered Teflon “white lube” will be allowed for lubricating the wheels. Lubricants may not foul the track.
  9. Only one application of lubricant is allowed before the beginning of the first race. You may not touch your car after you turn it in.
  10. Details such as the steering wheel, driver, decals, painting, and interior detail are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specifications.

Need more information?

Drop an email to Rion Dalby.