The Largest BSA Zone in San Diego Imperial Council!
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Welcome to the Palomar Zone….
Be a Scout!!! and Welcome to our Scouting Community!! We are Scouting and We are so glad you are part of our zone. Your zone 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 received feedback on the website and our calendar has been upgraded. 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 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 Commissioner.
Keep up to date with our current Zone newsletter. Did you miss last month’s newsletter, click here for previous releases. Also the Palomar Zone Calendar. Other resources, SDIC Scouting 360 newsletter, 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. Leaders can also be recognized with the Driving Force Award or the District Award of Merit. Nomination award forms due March 31, 2023 to Randy Smith email@example.com.
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 commissioner. Your help is always appreciated.
WHAT IS A ROUNDTABLE? Roundtable is a monthly program offered by each BSA Zone that gives leaders and volunteers information and provides a forum for leaders to offer and receive help from their fellow Scouters. As a reminder, the SDIC virtual Roundtable ended in January 2023 and all SDIC Zones will now conduct their own Roundtables. With that said, starting February 9 at 6:30 p.m. and every second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. our Palomar Zone Roundtable will be conducted virtually. Due to the vastness of the Palomar Zone and information received from the units, virtual Roundtables were deemed to be the easiest change for our large community. We look forward to seeing our Palomar Zone community at each and every roundtable. BE SURE TO click here to REGISTER FOR ROUNDTABLE !!! Please visit the Roundtable tab for monthly theme and the Roundtable Recap.
Creating a Safety Culture in Scouting
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.
Check it out:
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. Visit the Training tab and https://www.sdicbsa.org/Training/ for more information on training opportunities for Scouters and Scouts.
**BE PREPARED Merit Badge Day at Solatube in Vista. April 15, 2023, Scouts can obtain three merit badges, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety and Safety. Click here for the registration link.
**Cub Scout Leader Training April 22, 2023 in Vista, click here for the flyer.
Woodbadge April 21-23, 2023 and May 20-21, 2023, click here for the flyer.
NYLT June 25-30 and July 9-14 click here for flyer.
Honor Guard Trainings, click here for the flyer.
Click here for the 2023 Philmont Guidebook to Adventure
Need to know:
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. All adults must complete AB506 or complete the Exemption form in order to be registered/rechartered with their unit. Click here to check your SDIC AB506 status.
BSA Adult Application as of 2022.
Step one: Take State Mandated Volunteer Training
Please upload your certificate to this site CaliforniaScouting.org/SDIC/
Step two: Take a LiveScan Background Check or complete the Exemption form. Am I Exempt? click here for more information.
Recharter Information, click here. BSA Membership Recharter fees 2023, click here for the link.
Eagle Scout application process:
New Eagle Rank Application as of July 1, 2022 click here. How to submit your Eagle application to be processed. DO NOT SEND TO COUNCIL. Please click here for the information.
National Jamboree July 19-28, 2023, registration is open. https://jamboree.scouting.org/
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. Webelos Walter has an out of this world fun time on October 15th, 2022 at the BSA Webelo Walter Cub Scout Space Derby Final Launch. He thanks everyone who made rockets and launched them and the Scouters who helped make it all happen.