San Diego Scouting for Episcopal Families

Scouting is well known as a venue that has engaged young men throughout the country for more than 100 years. Members of Scout units can range in age from kindergarteners to college age. Episcopal and Anglican congregations are a significant supporter of Boy Scouts of America units (more than 1100 units at the end of 2017).

Youth Ministry

Scouting is youth ministry! The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The aims of Scouting are character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.

This mission includes supporting the youth ministry of the Christian community. Essential goals are:

  1. Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
  2. Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community
  3. Foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person

Local Episcopal Scout Units

  • Pack 319 – draw Scouts from Lemon Avenue Elementary School and the surrounding La Mesa Area. We are a very active and fun-oriented pack. Chartered by St Andrews Episcopal Church in La Mesa.
  • Troop 308 – all girl troop for Scouts BSA - Chartered by St. Alban's Episcopal Church in El Cajon.
  • Troop 555 – all girl troop for Scouts BSA – chartered by All Soul's Episcopal Church in Pt Loma.
  • Troop 1667 – San Diego's first all girl troop for Scouts BSA – chartered by St Timothy's Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Over the years many Episcopal families have participated in Scouting with local community Cub packs and Scouts BSA troops. You can easily find a welcoming Scout unit near your home at

Or if you are interested in organizing a new Cub pack or Scouts BSA troop own your own, then feel free to contact us for assistance.

Episcopal Religious Scouting Award

The God and Me curriculum is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of "God and Me" together. The curriculum can be found at


The Brotherhood of St. Andrew – A worldwide ministry to men and youth in the Episcopal/Anglican Communion since 1883.

Scouting for Episcopal Youth