Camporee 2019 Committee Meeting #1

We will be having a Camporee Committee meeting next Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM. It will be held at Roundtable. You may want to bring your Senior Patrol Leader and your Scoutmaster (or other designees to represent your Troop). We will discuss the survey results and begin thinking about next year.

District Recognition Dinner 2017

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

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

District Award of Merit

Do you know someone who has given extraordinary service to the district? Nominate them for the District Award of Merit! Download the form and email it to

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.

Celebration of Scouting event

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

Business casual attire recommended.

To register, go to


Scout-O-Rama 2016 is almost here

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 19.26.24Things 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.

Click here for a map of the venue and instructions for set up

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!

Del Mar District Dinner coming soon!

del-mar-rodeo-logo-2016Our Del Mar District dinner is coming up on February 11th at the LDS church on Bonita Canyon Road. I have attached a flyer for it. Also below are the nominating forms for District Awards of Merit and Extra Mile Awards. Please take a moment to nominate those scouters you know who deserve our heartfelt gratitude and recognition. Please return them by next Saturday so that we can be sure everything is ready for Feb 11th.

If you are no longer a leader, please forward this email to your committee chair and any members of your unit. Everyone can nominate.

This is a great district and it is because of the amazing leaders we have. Thank you so much for your service and we look forward to honoring the work you have done in 2015!

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.