Valle Del Sol District


2014 Friends of Scouting Campaign- Donate Now

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Click on Patch to Donate Now

Click for additional information on current Friends of Scouting Campaign

Order of the Arrow - Ta-Tanka Lodge #488

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Contact OA Advisor: Mr. Fred Bates

Catholic Scout Retreat XXIII - 2014

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This event will be held at the Veterans Memorial County Park on the weekend of October 3-5, 2014. The cost is $20 per person if you register by September 12, $25 thereafter. This event is open to boys and girls of all ages, grades 1-12.

Registration & Unit Leader Guide available at For more information, contact Jackie DiPeppe (626) 622-0292 or view the flyer: Catholic Scout Retreat XXIII - 2

Save the Date

STEM/NOVA Day will be held at APU on February 28, 2015. More information and registration for this event will be coming soon.

Dutch Oven Dessert Cook-off

Does your patrol have mad skills at dutch oven cooking?
This is your time to prove it!
Compete against other Valle Del Sol District Patrols!
Prize for the winner…. Bragging rights plus $500.00

San Dimas “Western Days”
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2014 Dutch Oven Cookoff
2014 Dutch Oven Contest Rules

Ready to compete? Contact Mr. Beterbide at 626.203.6776

Rocket Trip with Troop 443

Troop 443 Rocket Outing

2014 Legacy Golf Tournament

The 2014 Legacy Golf Tournament is slated for Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center.

8:00 AM-Registration • 10:00 AM-Shotgun Start • 3:00 PM-Reception & Award Ceremony

For more information, contact Annette Haslam at (626) 351-8815 extension 255, or e-mail at
Event Flyer: 2014 Golf Invitational Flyer

Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser

Get your car washed and help support the Eagle Scout Project for Fabian Valdez of Troop 489 benefiting the Historical Fiarmount Cemetary in Glendora.

September 27 from 8am to 1pm at Glendora Community Church, 645 N. Grand Ave. $5 minimum donation.
See flyer for details.


Our council will be having a recharter training/meeting on October 4th at Smiser in Pasadena. There's hourly sessions from 10am-1pm. Units can pick up their recharter a week before everyone if they can attend.

Please REGISTER ONLINE so that we know who will be attending.

Scouting for Food

Attention all unit leaders: Please read this important information about Scouting for Food and how we all can help make a difference in our community. 2014 Scouting for Food Info

The target date for this to be completed is by Saturday, October 25, 2014.
If you have any questions please contact the Scouter in charge of your City or Stake listed on the flyer or contact Jim Shivers - (626) 807-2400.

Webelosree 2014 - 'Taste the Adventure'

SAVE THE DATE: VDS Webelosree will be held this year at Marshall Canyon in La Verne, November 7-9. Registration on Doubleknot will be available soon. See flyer for details.

Welcome to our website!

Valle Del Sol District proudly serving the communities of:

Covina, Glendora, Charter Oak, La Verne, San Dimas and Claremont.

Imelda Duenas

VDS District Executive

Nick Seth-Smith

VDS District Chairman

Tom and Coleen Graves

VDS District Commissioners



District Award of Merit: The District’s Highest Honor

  1. Douglas Owenby, Troop/Crew 888
  2. Ed Beterbide, Pack/Troop 491
  3. Robert La Roche, Glendora LDS - Troop 360
  4. Dave Landers, Pack 482

Baden-Powell Award: Recognizing Excellence among our Unit Leaders

  1. Stephanie Walls, Troop/Crew 888
  2. Daniel Polarek, Troop/Crew 888
  3. Alex McKenzie, Troop 489
  4. Robert Nolan, Troop 489
  5. Chris Goff, Troop 489
  6. Jason Lorge, Pack 415
  7. Doug Cramer, Pack 482

Extra Miler Award: For the “extra” steps that contributes to a scout unit’s success

  1. Clark Mason,  Pack 490
  2. Gene Morrill, Pack 490
  3. Lisa Mason, Pack 490
  4. Gary Boyer, Pack 490
  5. Tara Molina, Pack 490
  6. Susan Kimball, Pack 490
  7. Glen Thompson, Pack 490
  8. Dawnette Thompson, Pack 490
  9. Tom Graves, Troop 491
  10. Coleen Graves, Troop 491
  11. David Fredendall, Troop 489
  12. Ronald Wachtler, Pack 408

Current Events
Sat Sep 20th - Popcorn Show and Sell distribution
Sat Sep 27th - Webelos Rocket Building with T443
Sat Sep 27th - Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser - Car Wash
Fri Oct 3rd - Catholic Scout Retreat XXIII - 2014
Sat Oct 4th - Dutch Oven Dessert Cook-Off
Sat Oct 4th - Recharter training/meeting
Mon Oct 6th - 2014 Legacy Golf Tournament
Thu Oct 9th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Fri Oct 17th - Webelos Rocket Outing with Troop 443
Fri Oct 24th - Scouting for Food