Valle Del Sol District


Order of the Arrow - Ta-Tanka Lodge #488

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Contact OA Adviser:Mr. Darin Sorrels


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.


Pow Wow 2015

2015 Pow Wow
Online registration IS NOW OPEN!. Click on the brochure to see important information on the 2015 PowWow program or click on the links to register now.

PowWow Brochure

PowWow Registration

Den Chief Registration


10 Commandments Hike XVI

XVI Annual 10 Commandments Hike will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Click on the links below for additional info:

10 Commandments Hike Info

10 Commandments Event Program

Or register now:

Contact: Jim Shivers 626-963-5162 E-mail:



STEM/NOVA Day will be held at APU on February 28, 2015. For more information check out the flyer.Registration 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

Valle Del Sol District Annual District Dinner
Come join us for an evening of food and fellowship, to celebrate and honor
the volunteers of Boy Scouts of America Valle Del Sol District.

Date: Friday, January, 23rd, 2015

Time: 6:30 P.M. Fellowship/7:00 P.M. Dinner & Program
Place: First Presbyterian Church of Covina
310 N. 2nd Avenue, Covina, CA
Cost: $25.00 per person

(registration through Doubleknot at
*** Great Dinner, Fun, Fellowship, and Awards ***
Support and honor your Leaders and Scouters!
Congratulations to the following nominees:

Extra Miler Award

Tim Roe -Farmers Insurance
Christina Swindall - Pack 444
Brian May -Troop 443
Sherry Kanemoto Troop 443
Raquel Camacho - Troop 443
Greg Pippen - Troop 443
Wendy Wilson - Pack 490
Rick Blackburn - Troop 443
Kurt Wilson - Pack 490
Maria Elizalde -Pack 493
Jennifer Blackburn -Troop 443
Richard Bank - Troop 443
Wayne Ball - Troop 443
Herman Camacho -Troop 443
Michael & Michelle Arntzen- Park 490
Thomas Sutton- Pack 490
Wendy Cadima -Pack 491
Christina Castellanos - Pack 493

Alcira Godoy -Troop 443
Janet Holden - Troop 443
Brian Stanton -Pack 490

Baden Powell Award

Jim Crowley-Troop 443
Lea Anne Horan - Troop 443
Bryan Melka -Troop 443
Michael Ray Tucker- Troop 443
Carlos Valdez -Troop 443
James Richard Holden - Troop 443
Steve Miller -Troop 443
Martin Barrett- Pack 482

District Award of Merit

Tim Campbell - Troop 443
James R Holden -Troop 443
Kerry Johnson - Unit Commissioner
Al Viteri - Troop 491

For any questions, please contact Rick Blackburn at
or ask your Unit Commissioner.

Current Events
Sun Jan 25th - Camporee 2015 Planning Meeting
Fri Jan 30th - Last day to register for Pow Wow and Den Chief Training
Sat Jan 31st - Crew Committee Challenge
Sat Feb 7th - Pow Wow & Den Cheif Training
Sun Feb 8th - 2015 Camporee Planning Meeting
Thu Feb 12th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church
Sat Feb 21st - Ten Commandments Hike XVI
Sat Feb 28th - STEM / NOVA
Sun Mar 8th - 2015 Camporee Planning Meeting
Thu Mar 12th - VDS Roundtable at Elwood LDS Church