December 31, 2019

Year End Update!
"No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way."
Lord Baden-Powell


Latter-day Saint Legacy Units


SEVEN new units (Packs and Troops) comprising of Latter-day Saint families are in the process of submitting the last of their applications to Council this week.  These new units have Chartered Partner Organizations, Unit Leaders, and Youth ready to continue the adventure in 2020.  The one thing they are missing is YOU!!

There is still time for you and your child to register in one of these new units.  What are the steps?

1 - Contact the Pack or Troop Coordinator (listed below)

2 - Fill out an application
(applications are available at the Council Service Center
or online - Youth / Adults)

3 - Submit payment of $36.75 and your application to the Council Service Center no later than 4:45pm Friday, January 3rd.
(Youth applications can be received electronically, and payment can be made over the phone with a credit card.)

4 - If you are an adult, show proof of completing Youth Protection Training (YPT).

5 - Smile, your new unit is excited to see you at their first meeting.  You will be contacted by your unit leaders.

If you wait to register after January 3rd, registration fees will increase to $85 for youth and $48 for adults. 

Questions?  Contact the San Diego-Imperial Council Service Center at 619-298-6121. 

Holiday Hours
Tuesday, Dec 31 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday, Jan 1 closed
Thursday, Jan 2 8:30am - 5pm
Friday, Jan 3 8:30am - 5pm

Vista - Pack 2020 - Rob Gleason
Poway - Pack - David Odenwalder
Chula Vista - Pack 886 - Sharon Shorey
Oceanside - Troop 701 - Richard Eason
Vista - Troop 2020 - Eric Gemmell
Penasquitos - Troop 1820 - Derek & Jennifer Hunsaker
Chula Vista - Troop 886 - Sharon Shorey

Latter-day Saint Legacy Units


(Republished from November 2019)
Most of us know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will not be participating as a Chartered Organization in Scouting after 2019, but that does not mean that Church members are not welcome to continue on, or that the Church suddenly opposes Scouting.  The Church has merely decided to take a different, global path for its Children and Youth Program going forward.

The Scouting program is largely consistent with Church principles, and could be used to make and achieve the goals that are at the heart of the new Church Program for Children and Youth.  In fact, Scouting is one of the few well-known institution in the United States that addresses all of the four areas encompassed by that program:  spiritual, social, physical and intellectual.  Scouting has strong roots in all these areas, as well as in citizenship, preparedness, leadership, service, outdoor skills, resiliency and other hallmarks for which Scouting has long been associated.

Across San Diego county there are several Latter-day Saint Legacy Scout units that are in the process of being organized.  The term "Legacy" honors the 107 year tradition of the Church in Scouting and recognizes that this legacy will continue in 2020 and beyond.  These units are being created as an avenue for Latter-day Saint children and youth to continue in Scouting with friends, leaders and parental support that they already know.  There are no geographical boundaries for these units and no restrictions on participation (non-Church members are welcome, as they have always been with the previously sponsored Church units).


Legacy units will strive to follow Church principles - Sabbath observance, Word of Wisdom, clean language and lifestyles - and will function like any other Scout unit, per BSA direction.  Cub Dens will we organized by school grade, not age.  The Webelos program will span two years.  Cub Camping will be allowed (with parent participation).  There will likely be Blue and Gold Banquets in February, a Pinewood Derby, and other fun Cub Scout events, and Popcorn sales to help supplement other fundraisers.  It’s also possible a Pack will support the newer initiatives of the BSA - Tiger Cubs, Lions, girl dens, etc., depending on the support of the chartering organization, the committee, availability of leaders, and interest level of the participants and parents.


It’s likely that the Legacy Troops will be far larger in size than the standard Troops we saw in our Wards, and being composed of youth, leaders and parent who have chosen to be there. They will continue to participate in Camporees and Summer Camps and be able to take advantage of all the programs available in Scouting across the United States.


Above are the Latter-day Saint Legacy units that are furthest along in the creation process as listed by the Stake their leaders are primarily coming form - other units will follow in coming months.  To contact the new unit leadership, please click on the button above to be directed to their email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Service & Transition Team, or your local District Executives or Stake Representatives. 
Trevor Bender

Serving the North Stakes:
Del Mar
San Diego North
Amy Tadlock

Serving the South Stakes:
Chula Vista
El Cajon
San Diego
San Diego East
Need more information?

Contact your local Scout Representative
Jeff Boswell
Carlsbad Stake
Del Mar Stake

Enrique Teigeiro
Chula Vista Stake 

Erin Gillette
El Cajon Stake 
Escondido Stake 
Poway Stake
San Diego East Stake
Santee Stake
Vista Stake

Laura Scheid
Penasquitos Stake 

Rob Canton
Imperial Stake
San Diego Stake 
San Diego North Stake

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The Latter-day Saint Scouting Service and Transition Team has a website, Facebook, and Instagram.  Follow us for the latest updates. 

We are here to serve you.


For those who want to make 2019 the best year yet and continue the adventure in 2020, we want to help you find the right program to meet the needs of your family.

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