"There is no religious side to the Movement. The whole of it is based on religion, that is, on the realization and service of God."
Lord Baden Powell, November 1920

San Diego-Imperial Council
Service and Transition Team
for members of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Trevor Bender has served in Scouting for over 20 years. He is the Chair of the Service and Transition Team for the San Diego-Imperial Council. Trevor serves as an Assistant Council Commissioner, was recently the Stake Young Men's President and is currently a High Councilor in the Vista, California Stake. Contact Trevor HERE.

Amy Tadlock has served in Scouting for ten years. She is the Vice Chair of the Service and Transition Team for the San Diego-Imperial Council. Amy also serves as an Assistant Council Commissioner and is the Stake Primary President for the Chula Vista, California Stake. Contact Amy HERE.

Building Resiliency in Youth

In the September 2019 issue of the Ensign, there are several articles related "Raising Resilient Children". In an article titled "Resilience - Spiritual Armor for Today's Youth", Elder Robbins describes the need to strengthen our youth so they are more likely to finish a tough first year of college, or complete a full term of missionary service.

Resiliency can come through doing hard things, such as meeting a demanding work schedule while attending High School, or trying new things, such as mastering a musical instrument or team sport. Inherent in the Scouting process are many opportunities to develop resiliency, such as completing a week-long backpacking trip, or navigating the process to become an Eagle Scout. Completing four years of seminary will help our youth develop resilient testimonies of Jesus Christ and His restored Church.

It is my sincere desire that by continuing to serve as a leader in Scouting, I can provide one more avenue for our youth to choose to develop resiliency in their character development.

- Trevor Bender

New Children and Youth Initiative

With the introduction of the new Children and Youth Initiative by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 29, 2019, we are excited to share with families how participation in Scouting can be a part of the goals set by children and youth. The images below demonstrate how a youth or child participating in the new Church initiative can select Scouting activities in the areas of Personal Development as well as Service and Activities. As always, the values of Scouting combined with the structure of the Church can help our children and youth stay focused on the Savior and "become men and women of integrity."

Survey on Scouting for members of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


The following units have responded to a Council wide request to share their information with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They understand the unique traits that make us, well, Latter-day Saints. To find out what units are opening their doors in your area, please click on your Stake to see a list of Packs, Troops, and other Scout units.


Chula Vista

Del Mar

El Cajon





San Diego

San Diego East

San Diego North



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Need more information?

Contact your District Executive or Stake Representative

 District ExecutiveStake Representative
Carlsbad Stake Jeff Boswell Camille Graff
Chula Vista Stake Enrique Teigeiro Tyler Goold
Del Mar Stake Jeff Boswell Todd Wilson
El Cajon Stake Erin Gillette Michael Erickson
Escondido Stake Karl Shelton Marlene LaLanne
Imperial Stake Karl Shelton Dale Howard
Poway Stake Karl Shelton Josiah Drew
Peñasquitos Stake Laura Scheid Matt Romney
San Diego Stake Rob Canton Ken Batson
San Diego East Stake Erin Gillette Greg Middleton
San Diego North Stake Rob Canton Kent West
Santee Stake Karl Shelton Hugh Hagues
Vista Stake Karl Shelton Bryce Hall

For more information on the Exploring Program:
Contact TBD, Exploring Director

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