BSA San Diego-Imperial Council [SDIC]
1207 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103; 619-294-3807;
Boys Scouts of America is a highly successful youth organization
that motivates young men and women to build character by honoring
their duty to self, to God and to country through outdoor activity, service, recreation and education.
Cub and Troop programs are oriented for young boys only while older aged (14-20) boys and girls
may participate in coed varsity and venturer programs.
MainTour Scouting Adventure Guide
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This Boy Scout Council is big and rambunctious, offering a wide range of Scouting activities. There are three Council Camps
and great resources that include world renowned educational institutions, legendary community programs, sporting events,
mountains with wild areas, fascinating history and opportunities for Scouts of all ages, backgrounds and interests.
The council was officially organized in 1919, and has since served over one million youth in the area.
SDIC Eagle Scout Association - Mentor Support Group
to support and enlarge the success of the Boy Scout movement in this region.
BSA Camp Fiesta Island
BSA Aquatics Summer Camp on Mission Bay
Located in Mission Bay at the San Diego Youth Aquatic Center - this facility
hosts weeklong summer camp programs for visiting boy scout troops with classes in
Sailing, Boardsailing, Motorboating, Kayaking, Model Rocketry, Swimming, Oceanography and other
classes not available at a typical boyscout mountain camp.
Zion's Camp 2013
July 8-13, 2013 - Camp Mataguay;
Special Boy Scout Jamboree Celebration of the San Diego LDS-BSA 100th Anniversary. Scout Camp, High Adventure, Olympics and many other outdoor camporship programs. Register your unit early to reserve space.
Mataquay Scout Ranch - BSA Summer Mountain Camp
Camp Mataguay is an 840 acre property of the San Diego - Imperial Council.
This year round facility is open to all Scouting units and other non-Scout organizations.
Camp facilities include lodges, cabins, and administration buildings that you can use for unit
training, center of operations, or just as a getaway spot.
Typical summer wilderness camp program features rifle, archery, swimming, camping, rock-climbing and handicrafts merit badge programs.
Popular unique programs here include a variety of rugged overnight trips, live AM radio station and glider rides for associated
Popular Local Boy Scout Outdoor Treks
Pasadena Rose Parade - Dec 31st
- Join thousands of others in the most popular urban campout in the world on New Years Eve
along Colorado Blvd in anticipation of the big parade.
Borrego Desert Mudcaves
- Best in late fall or early spring - remote campsites and miles of mudcaves to explore.
Colorado River Trek
- Canoe, boat or kayak down the lower Colorado River between Blythe and Yuma, camping on the riverside along the way.
USS Midway Overnighter
- Stay overnight on a real aircraft carrier docked in San Diego Bay
- Best in non-summer months - the weather is usually fair and reservations are easy.
San Diego County Parks
- Look for county parks with Group Site Campground that is big enough to handle large scout groups.
San Clemente Island
- Fishing and camping on San Clemente Island
Southern California Bike Trip
- One week bike trip across California (from Blythe to Carlsbad).
Or bike north to south along the coast.
Mission Trails Regional Park - Santee CA
With nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres, the
rugged hills, valleys and open areas.
With over 40 miles of trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake,
equestrian trails, and numerous informative hikes.
The Mission Gorge section provides the best rock-climbing experience in San Diego.
Other Area Scouting Adventures
Orange County BSA Council
- Operates several large summer camp facilities in the San Diego North County area.
Inland Empire BSA Council
- Operate several nearby large summer camp facilities.
San Diego Scout Troups & Cub Packs
North County SD Scout Troops -
Torrey Pines District
Troop 53 -
Troop 260 - Claremont Mesa - St Marks United Methodist Church
Troop 299 - Torrey Pines -
Troop 500 - Point Loma CA - Chartered by Saint Agnes Church
Troop 1212 - Scripps Mesa - Chartered by Christ the Cornerstone Lutheran Church
Troop 2001 - Chula Vista - meets at Youngevity International Center.
LDS Church Troops - The LDS Church charters a number of smaller scout troops in this area.
Tihawe Lodge Order of the Arrow - San Diego
Balboa Park San Diego
One of the largest urban cultural centers in the USA, Balboa Park is home to over 85 Performing Arts and International Culture Organizations,
15 Museums, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Gardens, Hiking and Biking Trails, Theater, Recreational Facilities and Restaurants.
Most of the facilities and museum buildings date back to the grand events of the 1915 World's Fair.
Boomers is a popular place for kids entertainment and activities including gaming arcade, mini-golf, go-karts and kids cafe.
Special events include birthday celebrations, YMCA day camps and scout night.
Alpine 50 Miler [Cycling Merit Badge]
San Diego 50 Mile Downhill Bikeride - From Viejas Resort to San Diego Bay by way of Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego River, Mission Bay and Mission Beach Bike Trails.
El Cajon Quality Inn
This Hotel is just 25 minutes from popular attractions like Sea World, San Diego Zoo,
downtown San Diego, several beaches and casinos. Standard guest rooms and suites are available.
Suites feature living rooms, sofa sleepers and two televisions.
Scouting Adventure Links
Resources for more Scouting Adventures:
California BSA Scout Camps
BSA Online Resources
GPS Gear - MainTour Pro-Shop Special
Popular for Runners, Boaters, Hikers, Bikers and Adventurers
Recent technology updates have made readily affordable for outdoor adventures a nifty item -
the GPS Watch. It uses 3D Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to triangulate your position and elevation to
within 20 ft accuracy. Prices and great quality GPS watches now run less than $100 from quality manufactures such as
Garmin and Navman.
Mission Bay Holiday Inn
4610 De Soto Street, San Diego, CA 92109;
Location: NorthEast Mission Bay - Balboa Ave Exit from I-5 Freeway
Distinctively different accommodations that are conveniently located in Pacific Beach,
and only 1 mile to Mission Bay Park.