The Largest BSA Zone/District in San Diego Imperial Council!
Welcome to the Palomar Zone/District…. (Click on any red lettering to get links.)
I WANT TO BE A SCOUT!!! and Welcome to our Scouting Community!! We are Scouting and We are so glad you are part of our Zone/District. Your Zone/District is constantly striving to keep all the aspects you want to have in a district. Change is always inevitable and this website is continuously being updated, to keep you informed. We now have a Calendar that is current and encompasses Council activities as well. Please visit the Activities/Calendar tab. As you visit each tab, there is a wealth of information available for Scouts and Scouters. The Palomar Zone/District routinely send outs information via Mailchimp. If you have not been receiving information from Mailchimp and want to be added to the mailing list, please email the Zone/District Commissioner.
Did you miss last month’s newsletter, click here for previous releases. Other resources, the Council 360 newsletter can be located on the Council website home page. Also, the official Scouting Magazine and Scout Life Magazine.
Every day we appreciate all of our volunteers. Whether you spend an hour or a few hours to help our scouts, is always appreciated. Their are many awards that can be given, for more information on the various awards that are available, follow this link.
There are many opportunities to help either at a unit or zone level. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to a unit leader, unit commissioner or the zone/district commissioner. Your help is always appreciated.
Roundtable is a monthly program offered by each BSA Zone/District that gives leaders and volunteers information and provides a forum for leaders to offer and receive help from their fellow Scouters. Due to the vastness of the Palomar Zone/District and information received from the units, virtual Roundtable was deemed to be the most convenient for our large community. We look forward to seeing you, our Palomar Zone/District community at each and every Roundtable starting again in January 2024. BE SURE TO click here to REGISTER FOR ROUNDTABLE !!! Our December 2023 Roundtable notes can be found by visiting the Roundtable tab along with our monthly theme and the Roundtable Recap.
Safety: Start by making sure everyone is familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, the Four Points of S.A.F.E, and BSA’s Safety Moments. More than 90 topics covered by BSA’s Safety Moments are available to add value to any Scouting meeting. Click each one:
Guide to Safe Scouting
Four Points of S.A.F.E.
Scouting Safety Moments
California Campfire permits make sure you and your scouts have yours before you go camping.
Training is an important part of a Scouters role in any position within the BSA. Are you curious as to what training is required for your position, click here. Visit the Training tab and https://www.sdicbsa.org/Training/ for more information on training opportunities for Scouters and Scouts.
IOLS March 16th to March 17th, 2024, in Vista click here for flyer.
BALOO March 16th to March 17, 2024, in Vista click here for flyer.
San Diego County Office of Education presents: I CHOOSE MY FUTURE
I Choose My Future, a captivating presentation and video series, provides viewers with comprehensive, straightforward insight into how substance abuse impacts the individual, their families, and society. It fits into Second Class Rank Advancement Requirement 7c and it is also a component of the Personal Fitness Merit Badge, as in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, etc., but is not directly tied to participation in a program, however, “Red Ribbon Week,” which is occurring now in various schools is the connection.
Recharter Tutorial Video:
Need to know:
I’M AN ADULT AND I WANT TO VOLUNTEER! What do I need to complete?
All adults must be registered which includes completing the registration form, background check form and Youth Protection Training through creating an account in MyScouting. Adults must complete AB506 or complete the Exemption form in order to be registered/rechartered with their unit.
AB-506 is a state of California law adopting additional youth safety requirements, and it took effect January 1, 2022. The law applies to ALL youth service organizations throughout the State. It is also separate from and in addition to BSA Youth Protection Training, thus furthering council’s support of their mission to protect youth in our program. For more information go to CaliforniaScouting.org. AB506 is a two-step requirement for all registered volunteers and for those unregistered adults who regularly work directly with youth.
Upload your forms here: https://form.jotform.com/232826320016143
I completed AB506, how can I check on the status? Click here to check your SDIC AB506 status.
Upcoming Activities: (click on each activity to get more information.)
Don’t forget units, share your photos and videos on our Facebook/Instagram accounts. For more information or other activities and events, click on Activities and Events pages for more info!
Webelos Walter (known as Webelo Walter on You Tube) is adventurous and has his own You Tube Channel. He enjoys visiting all scout functions. His role is to meet Scouts and Scouters and learn from them about their experiences in scouting. Attention Unit Leaders, do you have any event coming up or do you have Webelos who would like to participate in a Webelos Walter video, please contact his Executive Assistant.