San Diego Scouting Alumni and Friends

Scouting provides a deeply meaningful participation experience to youth, leaders, families and community. The San Diego Chapter of Scouting Alumni and Friends seeks to engage these individuals after their typical Scouting connections conclude. The chapter goal is to continue to foster the Scouting ideals embodied in the Scout Oath & Law, for friendly fellowship, community service nd giving back to the Scouting movement.

Once a Scout, Always a Scout.


What's Your Scouting Story

Remember your Scouting experience?

Remember the fun you had, the lessons you learned, and the friends you made?

We want to hear about your experience.


Join The Association

Joining is easy, free and the form only takes a few minutes of time to complete.

Feel free to connect with local Alumni Team anytime at alumni@sdicbsa.org

We look forward to meeting on the walk down memory lane!


Eagle to Eagle Mentoring

Eagle Scout Rank is the highest achievement attainable in the Scouting program. The designation "Eagle Scout" has a long history since its founding over one hundred years ago. Very few Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process and requirements that take years to fulfill. Since it's founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million youth.

… But then what's next? College? Military Service? Trade School? Work?

Mentoring is an opportunity to help a person grow through discovery. As an Eagle Scout in a particular profession or with an array of life experiences, would you be energized in mentoring a new Eagle Scout interested in a similar field or path in life

Please email alumni@sdicbsa.org for more information.


Upcoming Events

February 2019, Alumni and Friends Mixer. Get Connected!

April 2019, Scout Fair Booth, What's Your Scouting Story

June 2019, Alumni Summer Camp Preparation Volunteer Day


Alumni Award Knot

The Alumni award is designed to help participants promote alumni activity encourage participation in alumni events, provide engagement opportunities, and personal education on how alumni can assist the community. After completing the requirements an alumnus should fill out the application and submit it to local council alumni chair.


Council Alumnus of the Year Award

The National Scouting Alumni and Friends has established the Council Alumnus of the Year Award to recognize Scouting alumni who have maintained a lifetime relationship with Scouting. This award does not simply recognize the individual for being a distinguished person or honor those giving time and energy to the BSA as a volunteer leader; Scouting already has awards that do that.

It is more of a combination between the two.

Primary consideration is given to those that remind Scouting alumni to maintain a lifetime relationship with Scouting, which enables Scouting to remain healthy for future generations. In addition, potential recipients of the award may be nominated based on the three following categories:

  • Career and/or avocation, such as achieving high honor or distinction in their chosen profession.
  • Community service, including contributions to Scouting or other community efforts or organizations.
  • Scouting promotion, contributing significantly to the promotion and/or advancement of the BSA alumni program and activities at a council level over a sustained period of time through word and/or deed.

The San Diego-Imperial Council will select a local winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists.


Affiliate Organizations

The following organizations are affiliated with the Scouting Alumni and Friends Association:

The SDIC Eagle Scout Alumni Association (ESAA) - The ESAA was created with the express purpose to support and enlarge the success of the Boy Scout movement and build fellowship among adult Eagles, ages 18 and older, in San Diego and Imperial Counties.


San Diego Scouting Alumni and Friends Committee

Dr. Gregory Chapelle, 858.740.4937 (m), alumni@sdicbsa.org, Committee Chair

Laura Scheid, 858.382.0887, Laura.Scheid@scouting.org, Staff Advisor