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SDIC Annual Recognition Dinner

Congratulations to Tony Kyamko-Yap from Troop 722 for being one of this year’s Silver Beaver Award Honorees! The Silver Beaver Award is the highest council level award given for distinguished service.

The Silver Beaver Awards will be handed out at the Council Annual Dinner & Meeting on February 7th at the Scottish Rite Center in San Diego. Tickets are $45.00.

For more information and to purchase tickets go click here.

For flyer, click here.

Santa Margarita District Eagle Dinner

Soar with Santa Margarita!

Click here for the PDF invitation

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Reception: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Eagle Group Photos: 6:45pm
  • Dinner & Program begins promptly at 7:00pm

Where: LDS Stake Center
451 W. Bobier Drive, Vista 92083

Cost: $15.00 per person

Attire: Business Casual or Scout uniform

This event is open to all Santa Margarita Eagle Scouts & their parents/guardians or spouse, all adult leaders, Eagle Board members, and community & district members that have supported our Eagle program!

To register and for more info, click here.

Rotary Club of El Camino Real – Oceanside is sponsoring the 2013 Santa Margarita District Eagle Scout of the Year. All Scouts who earned their Eagle in Santa Margarita District in 2013 are eligible – and encouraged – to apply. Deadline is Feb. 10. Click here for the Application Form

The Santa Margarita 2013 Team Eagle Award will be presented to an adult – not necessarily an Eagle Scout – who helps support our Eagle program. This could be someone in the district, your own unit, or someone from our local community who is helping the Scouts. We have many hard-working volunteers at every level supporting our Scouts at they earn their Eagle rank. Please nominate someone whom you believe is deserving. Please share this application with others who might be interested in nominating someone. Deadline is Feb. 10. Click here for the application.

The Santa Margarita 2013 Above & Beyond Award will be presented to a Santa Margarita District Eagle over the age of 21 who is still serving his community and the Scouting program. He need not have earned his Eagle rank in our District. Please look around your own unit and our community and see who you can nominate for this award. Please share this application with others who might be interested in nominating someone. Deadline is Feb. 10. Click here for the application

Applications for the 2014 Belcher Eagle Scout Scholarship are now available. Each year, San Diego Imperial Council awards three scholarships of $3,500 each per year for the first two years of a four-year university. Applicants must be graduating Eagle scouts, and applications are due by April 30, 2014. Don’t delay, get the application here.

The Santa Margarita District Eagle Dinner in no way takes the place of the San Diego-Imperial Council Eagle Dinner. The Council Eagle Dinner is Tuesday, April 29, and we encourage every adult to attend both dinners if possible.


Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator Position Officially Approved

Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator Position Officially Approved

BSA National Outdoor Challenge Application

The National Outdoor Challenge is a unit award that recognizes troops that maintain or increase the amount of outdoor activity when compared to the previous year.

The recognition is a streamer for the unit’s flag.

To earn this award, the unit states on the application that it has:

  • Developed an annual plan for the current year.
  • Conducted 10 outdoor trips or activities with at least 50 percent of the registered youth participating OR increased the number of outdoor trips or activities compared to the previous year.
  • Attended long-term resident camp or a local/national high-adventure experience of at least six days/five nights.
  • Conducted at least one outing with a Webelos Scout den.
  • Earned at least one outdoors-related* merit badge per Scout.
  • Conducted at least one Leave No Trace program during the calendar year for a minimum of 50 percent of the members.


Note: Outdoors-related merit badges are: Backpacking, Camping, Canoeing, Climbing, Cooking, Cycling, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife Management, Fishing, Fly-Fishing, Forestry, Hiking, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Orienteering, Pioneering, Rowing, Scuba, Snow Sports, Soil and Water Conservation, Swimming, Water Sports, Whitewater.

The unit leader completes the National Outdoor Challenge application (PDF) and submits it to the local council camping committee.

National Summertime Pack Award

A pack can earn the National Summertime Pack Award by doing three pack activities when school is out for the summer—one activity each in June,July, and August. Packs that qualify get a colorful streamer for their packflag. Dens that have at least half of their members at the three summer pack events can earn a den ribbon. Pack members who take part in all three events are eligible for the National Summertime Pack Award pin, to wear on the right pocket flap of their uniform.

If a pack is in a “year-round school” (or is part of a home-school association), the pack could earn the Summertime Pack Award by having a special pack activity during school breaks.

You can find the application here: Award Form (PDF)