Placing gravesite flags may be one of the most solemn and sacred honors our Scouts perform. For generations the Scouts and Scouters of the San Diego-Imperial Council have been volunteering to place flags at cemeteries across our southernmost corner of the country. Generally, the flag placements occur on the Saturday before Memorial Day each year.

The Council Activities & Civic Service committee is working to develop a coordinated effort between local Scout units and many local cemeteries to provide this service on a consistent basis year after year. It is our hope that that this page will eventually list all interested cemeteries with a Scouter volunteer point of contact for site specific information regarding flag placements. If you help coordinate volunteers for an event for a cemetery that is not listed, please contact the Council Activities & Civic Service representative to get your name and the cemetery added to the list.

Download the general flag placement instructions HERE and review the contacts and instruction links for specific cemeteries below as they are available.

An additional activity for honoring veterans occurs in December and January each year. Wreaths Across America is an organization that seeks volunteers to place wreaths that they provide on the graves of veterans at some of the larger cemeteries in the county such as Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemeteries. Glen Abbey, Greenwood and Singing Hills cemeteries also participate in this annual honoring of veterans. Both placement of the wreaths (December) and retrieval after the holiday season (January) requires volunteers. Additionally, units may sponsor the purchase of wreaths for their placement activity by doing a WAA fundraiser that returns $5 to the unit for every wreath sold.

CemeteryBSA Point of ContactContact InformationDistrict
Dearborn Memorial Park
Mike Matthews T663reddoggunner@cox.netRancho Mesa
El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego
Reza Bashar T1648reza.bashar@hologic.comRancho Mesa/Coastal Sage
Eternal Hills Mortuary and Cemetery
Anthony Brillo T752AnthonyBrillo@gmail.comRancho San Luis Rey
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma
Drew Payson T959drewpayson227@gmail.comCoastal Sage
Glen Abbey Memorial Park
Toni Garza
Miramar National Cemetery
San Diego
Event pre-registration has closed at this cemetery
Sarah Wheeland
srwheeland@gmail.comSweetwater/Coastal Sage
Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery
Bob Dixon
justbob1@hotmail.comRancho San Luis Rey
Oak Hill Memorial Park
Pat Cypher
Nuevo Memorial Gardens
Matthew Case
San Marcos Cemetery
Darrell Young P650darrellscottyoung@gmail.comPalomar
Singing Hills Memorial Park
El Cajon
Danielle Tabbert P360danielletabbert@gmail.comFoothills