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LDS Family Scouting Transition Letter

This letter below is a draft of an email that Unit Commissioners and District Membership Committee's can distribute to the families currently listed in the Member Manager section of Commissioner Tools. It is suggested that the letter be customized to each Ward/Stake/Community with the intention of highlighting 4-6 of the closest packs/troops in that neighborhood.

For more info see :

Draft Cub Letter

RE: Fall 2019 – Vista Cub Scout News

On behalf of the San Diego-Imperial Council BSA we want to let you know what opportunities are available for your family to continue in the scouting adventure as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints goes through its relationship change from an Institutional model to an individual one. The church has indicated that their new program will encourage to set and achieve quality goals for personal growth. We in scouting would like to partnership with your family to help your children excel in developing critical leadership and life skills. Most of our community based units will be starting a fresh scouting year when the youth return to school at the end of August and they would like to meet you at that time and include you with their unit plans for activity and advancement. Scouting allows for families to dual register in more than one unit at a time. This will allow your children the opportunity start working with a new cub pack family while still participating in the final celebratory events for your church pack. This is important so that they don't miss out on advancement and award opportunities for this next school year. Most of these cub packs have dens for younger youth (beyond that which was available in the LDS Church packs) such as Lions (kindergartners) and Tigers (1st graders). Also some of our cub packs have dens for both girls and boys (designated family packs), thus allowing families the opportunity to go to just one location to find a scouting adventure for everyone. Also if your youth is entering the 5th Grade this year, he can advance to a scout troop in the year-round Scouts BSA program. We have a new scout troop for LDS boys organizing now in your area (contact info below). Below is a list of a community scout packs that meet in your area. More info on these and other units in your area is also available at our website http://BeAScout.org. Feel free to contact me or the scout pack directly if you have any further questions.

Bryce R Hall District Commissioner - San Diego-Imperial Council BSA (Contact)

Vista Cub Pack Units -

Pack 753 – (Boys) Elks Lodge of Vista Meeting: Saturday @ 10AM – Vista Elks Lodge, 1947 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084 Contact: Jamie Carr - (email)

Pack 722 - (Boys) - St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Meeting: Time – TBD, Location – St Francis Church on Vista Way Contact: (email)

Pack 751 (Boys & Girls) – Salvation Army of Oceanside Monthly Pack Meeting; 3rd Thursday 6:30PM Weekly Den Meetings: To Be Determined Contact: (email) Website: Pack 751

Pack 747 – (Boys & Girls) – Optimist Club of Vista Meetings: Tuesday @ 7:00PM - Optimist Club, 600 Optimist Way, Vista Contact: D email

Pack 787 – (Boys & Girls) – San Luis Rey Methodist Mens Club Monthly Pack Meetings: 4th Monday @ 6:30PM – Alamosa Park Elementary School Weekly Den Meetings: To Be Determined Contact: email Website: 787

New Troop for LDS Families (Grades 5-12) : Troop 702 – (Boys) – Elks Lodge of Vista (Successor Unit to LDS Vista 1st Ward) Weekly Troop Meeting : TBD Contact: email

Troop 700 – Girls BSA (New! - Grades 5-12)– Elks Lodge of Oceanside Meetings: Mondays- Elks Lodge of Oceanside Contact : email

See Also : BeAScout.org

Draft Letter for Scouts BSA