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

Troop 888 Belt Loop Day

Belt Loops
Troop 888 invites you to join our Belt Loop Day!
Saturday December 13 • 11am - 4pm
Location: Kelby Park, 815 N. Barranca, Covina
Belt Loops being offered are Photography, Flag Football, Map & Compass
You can sign up for 1 session or all 3 sessions.
Cost: $4.00 for lunch (Hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink)
Download the flyer for registration or more information.
Contact: Stephanie Walls at (626) 483-8947 or

Camp Trask Scouting Opportunities

There's still lots going on at Camp Trask.

DEC. 6
Are you crazy enough to jump into the pool at Camp Trask in December?  If so, you will receive a patch so everyone will know how crazy you are.

DEC. 5-7
Boy Scouts can earn both of the following merit badges:
• Astronomy
• Space Exploration

DEC. 27-30
Scouts can sign up for two merit badges from the following:
•Cit in the Nation
•Cit in the World
•Environmental Science
•Soil and Water Conservation

Free Time Merit Badges:
(scouts will sign up for these while at camp)
•Automotive Maintenance
•Composite Materials
•Wilderness Survival

Check out the Camp Trask web page to sign up and for more information

January Training Dates

SM/ASM Leader Specific
Sat., January 10

Crew Cmte Challenge
Sat., January 31

Venturing Advisor Specific
Sat., January 31

Click on links above for more info.


STEM/NOVA Day will be held at APU on February 28, 2015. For more information check out the flyerRegistration is now open at Doubleknot.

Merit Badge Pamphlets are now available online

According to the Nov/Dec issue of Scouting Magazine, page 5: "The BSA has begun adding select merit badge pamphlets, leader materials and more to its Amazon Kindle Library."

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


Current Events
Thu Dec 11th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Sat Dec 13th - Troop 888 Belt Loop Day
Thu Jan 8th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Sat Jan 10th - SM/ASM Specific Leader Training
Fri Jan 23rd - District Dinner
Sat Jan 31st - Crew Committee Challenge
Thu Feb 12th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Sat Feb 28th - STEM / NOVA
Thu Mar 12th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Thu Apr 9th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church