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.
|Cemetery||BSA 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 Loma||Drew Payson|
|Glen Abbey Memorial Park||Toni Garza|
|Greenwood Memorial Park|
|Haven of Rest, Julian|
|Holy Cross Cemetery|
|La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary, National City|
|Miramar National Cemetery||Mike 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|