NOTE: We are starting to see the end of the tunnel regarding Covid-19 restrictions on scout activities. Some activities listed here may remain virtual but many are resuming as in-person events. Check details on fliers and follow the most current San Diego-Imperial Council communications on this topic on the council home page.

Join in BSA’s Summer of Service! From small random acts of kindness to larger community-wide projects, there are many ways to give back this summer! As a family, as a unit, or as part of a council activity, there are many ways to get involved in the BSA’s Summer of Service. Check out in-council opportunities below or find ideas that are right for you at Summer of Service.

The Summer of Service webpage has a great FAQ page as well as a resource page for unit leaders. Don't forget to log your project’s service hours in the Summer of Service portal. Also, log your scouts’ service hours in Internet Advancement (how to log service).

Tell us about your projects too!! Email the Activities and Civil Service team your pictures and details and we’ll do our best to highlight projects from around the Council in the Scouting 360 newsletter. Doing something really big? Let us know beforehand!

In recognition of service this summer...big or small...participants can print out certificates here and order patches here.

Program Enhancement Activities
Scouts BSA Merit Badges and Advancement
Operation On Target Jul 17 Various mountain peaks in San Diego County and beyond
Maritme Museum Oceanography Merit Badge Workshops Jul 31, Aug 7, Aug 14 Star of India Wharf, San Diego
Life-to-Eagle Workshop Nov 14 Virtual Event until further notice
RSVP required - see flier
Aviation Merit Badge Workshop Various Saturdays USS Midway, San Diego Harbor
Boy Scout NET Wednesdays, 7pm  
Citizenship in the World & Stampcollecting Contact to Schedule Offered at your unit meeting location
Engineering Merit Badge Workshops Saturdays, Tuesdays Virtual Event offered by the Harley-Davidson Museum
Genealogy Merit Badge Workshops Contact to schedule San Diego FamilySearch Library
Download the workbook
Railroading Merit Badge Contact to Schedule Campo, CA
Tripoli San Diego High Power Rocket Club Launches 1st weekends Oct to May Holtville, CA
Cub Scout Activities
Cub Scout Nova Technology Award Workshops Contact to Schedule Fashion Valley Microsoft Store
Cub Scout Nova Science Award Workshops Saturdays Reuben H. Fleet Space Center
Every Kid in a Park Various dates Various locations
Great opportunity for Webelos.
Bates Nut Farm Educational Tours Contact to schedule Valley Center
All Programs
University of Scouting Aug 7 Point Loma Nazarene University Register Online
Course catalog
Helen Woodward Center Scout Education Programs 7 days per week Rancho Santa Fe
MCRD Command Museum Tours M-F, most Saturdays Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Old Fliegler's Farm Programs Contact to schedule Fallbrook
Big Boat Sailing Opportunities Contact to schedule San Diego Bay
Cool River Program Contact to schedule San Diego
Living Coast Discovery Center Contact to schedule Chula Vista
Zoo Wildlife Sleepover Contact to schedule San Diego
Service Opportunities
Don't forget to log your service hours on Scoutbook to apply towards Journey to Excellence (JTE) for your unit. Follow these instructions if you are new to this process.
Scouting for Food Annual campaign Countywide
Veteran Birthday Greetings Needed On-going  
Honor Flight Mail Call Letters to Veterans Ongoing San Diego
The Honor Flights will hopefully be back come October 2021 so we need your letters to prepare.
Trail Building Various dates, Sep thru May Mataguay Scout Ranch
Casa Alda Senior Living Seeking Young Energy Contact to schedule San Diego
I Love a Clean San Diego Various dates Throughout San Diego/Imperial County
Presidio Park Volunteers Last Saturday each month Presidio Park, San Diego
San Diego River Park Foundation Events Various dates San Diego County
Serving the Elderly at ActivCare Contact to schedule Pacific Beach area
Serving the Elderly at ActivCare Contact to schedule 4S Ranch area
Tree San Diego Contact to schedule Logan Heights and Chula Vista
Camping Activities
All Council Camping Events Various dates Council camps
Check the Camping Site regularly for info on all Council sponsored camping events
Cub & Family Camps May-Dec Council camps
National Scout Jamboree 2021 Postponed from Jul 20-31, 2021, New date TBD Summit Bechtel Reservation, West Virginia
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed. Go to the website for current info.
SDIC Philmont Contingent High Adventure Trek Jul 26 - Aug 9 Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
SDIC Philmont Contingent High Adventure Trek Coming in 2023 Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
Recognition Events
ESAA Scoutmaster of the Year Nominations Sep-Dec  
Order of the Arrow Tiwahe Lodge Banquet Jan 8, 2022  
Council Dinner & Silver Beaver Recognitions    
Eagle Scouts Recognition Event TBD  
Summit/Quartermaster Event    
Order of the Arrow Activities
OA Chapter Ordeal Aug 20-22 Mataguay Scout Ranch
OA Chapter Ordeal Sep 10-12 Camp Balboa
OA Lodge Ordeal Sep 24-26  
OA Section W6W Conclave Oct 15-17  
OA Tiwahe Lodge Leadership Development/Fall Fellowship Nov 12-13  
Making Connections
Boy Scout NET    
Exploring Activities Various Go to the Exploring webpage for all activity details.
Venturing Officers Association Meeting 1st Sunday each month  
Scout-Friendly Deals
In cooperation with our San Diego-Imperial Council partners, here are Scout friendly pricing and programs available to you that also benefit the council.
Building a Model Railroad Anytime Virtual
Maritime Museum of San Diego Scout Programs Contact to schedule Harbor Drive, San Diego
National Park Service Scout Ranger Program See website Various locations
San Diego Model Railroad Museum STEAM Program Select Saturdays San Diego Balboa Park
Vertical Hold Merit badge programs resume Jan 2022  
USS Midway Overnight Adventure & Merit Badge Programs Merit badge programs resume Jan 2022 San Diego Harbor

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