Placing gravesite flags may be one of the most solemn and sacred honors our Scouts may take on and 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.

The Council Activities & Civic Service committee is working to develop a coordinated effort between local Scout units and all 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 your unit serves a site on this list (or even one that is not listed here), please let us know and we’ll get you listed. Keep your eye on this page for updates.

**All major cemeteries have declined in-person volunteers for 2021. There will be no public services at Fort Rosecrans, Miramar National, or Glen Abbey for flag placement. Individual families are welcome to place flags for family members provided the cemetery’s COVID-19 guidelines are followed.

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. For more information about this activity contact the ACS Co-Chairs.

CemeteryBSA Volunteer Point of Contact
Cypress View Mausoleum 
Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway 
El Cajon Cemetery, El Cajon 
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego 
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point LomaDrew Payson
Glen Abbey Memorial ParkToni Garza
Greenwood Memorial Park 
Haven of Rest, Julian 
Holy Cross Cemetery 
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary, National City 
Miramar National CemeteryMike Szuch
Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Diego 
Oak Hill Memorial Park 
Oceanview Cemetery, Oceanside 
Old Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery, Oceanside 
San Marcos Cemetery, Escondido 
San Pasqual Cemetery, San Pasqual 
Santa Ysabel Cemetery, Santa Ysabel 
Singing Hills Memorial Park, El Cajon 
Valley Center Cemetery, Valley Center