Camporee & Camporall (April 17-19, 2015)

The Siege of Mafeking

April 17 - 19, 2015 (note new date!) at Ramada, Rinconito, Green Island 1 & 2 and Arthur Letts Camp Sites, Firestone Scout Reservation (flyer can be downloaded by clicking here).

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the Camporee packet for the Siege of Mafeking. This event will be a challenge but with the utmost safety and fun. Please come to Roundtable asking questions that you may have, pick your camp site, pay your fee, and most importantly, commitment for attending this event. Download the Camporee/Camporall Packet for Scoutmasters.

Contact Creg Reitzel at 714-776-0426 Home or 714-683-5191 Cell or

District Newsletters for 2015

February 2015 Newsletter
January 2015 Newsletter

Older newsletters may be downloaded from the Newsletters link in the menu at the top of the page.

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Webelos Transition Camp (March 13-15, 2015)

California 49 Days Claimstake

Transition Camp is the time we honor our Webelos that are transitioning into Boy Scouts. Itís a time that Webelos are able to show off what they have learned as Cub Scouts. Bear Cubs are encouraged to come and have fun as well. They will be taking part in competitive events along with the Webelos Scouts. (Sorry Tigers, Wolves and siblings
cannot attend during the day. They may attend Saturday night campfire.)
Claim Stake Registrar is Darlene Wiertzema.
Click to download the camp packet.
Click to download medical forms.

El Capitan District Dinner (March 27, 2015)

Greetings Scouters, below are the nomination forms for this year's district dinner. Please nominate the person in your unit that is worthy of the Extra Miler award. If you have a fantastic unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor) that you want the district to know about and recognize, please fill out the application, and send it to Linh Terry, phone number 714-260-1866.

Extra Mile award
Cubmaster of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Crew Advisor of the Year
District Award of Merit

All nominations are due on 2/11/15 at Roundtable.

Click here for dinner details, you may also contact Linh Terry to make reservations via or by calling 714-260-1866.

Are You Trained For Your Position?

Many of our top leaders (SM and CC) are not trained. Check your records. Expect a call from one of our friendly trainers if you're not trained. Check the OC website for Training Opportunities.

BSA eLearning Link - create an account and log in then you can take YPT, Fast Start and other BSA online training courses.

Pushcart Derby (April 18, 2015)

Once again this year the El Capitan District and the City of Garden Grove are sponsoring a Pushcart Derby for cub scouts. The derby will take place on Springdale Street near the interesection of Springdale and Stanford (at the 22 Freeway overpass). Racing spots will fill up fast, so we encourage you to register your cubs quickly (registration forms linked below). Volunteers of Boy Scout age are needed to assist with crowd control and helping keep the race organized. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to help, contact Le Truong at, call (714) 655-0925, or visit Pack 271's Pushcart Derby page. Everyone is welcome to come out, watch, and cheer on the cub scouts!

Pushcart Derby Rules
Pushcart Derby Calendar.
Pushcart Derby Registration Form.
Pushcart Derby Flyer

El Capitan Calendar of Events

The consolidated District calendar of events is available Microsoft Word Document Format (click to download). This is a great tool to allow your unit to know "what's going on" so that you can join in on District-wide events.

Last Revision: February 5, 2015

District Positons

There are still district positions available! If you would like to nominating candidates or to apply for the open positions on the Commissioner and Program Staff please contact Jorge. With your help, we can lighten the load on the current staff and improve our support of the Units within our District. Please bring your nominations to Roundtable or e-mail them to

Most Recent Updates

2015-Feb-10, Home: Updated District Calendar posted
2015-Feb-10, Home: Added Pushcart Derby Announcement (April 18, 2015)
2015-Feb-10, Newsletters: District Newsletter for February added.
2015-Feb-10, Units: Updated units list for 2015.
2015-Feb-04, Home: Camporee/Camporall packet posted.
2015-Jan-29, Home: Date of 2015 Camporee changed from April 24-26 to April 17-19.
2015-Jan-29, Training: Spring Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills training scheduled