Pacifica District


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We serve the Southern California communities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Gardena, Carson, Wilmington, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, and San Pedro.

Volunteers from the District avidly support and staff council events such as the University of Scouting, Cub Day Camp, Cub, Scout Residential Camp, National Youth Leadership Training, Wood Badge, Scouting for Food drives, as well as Camp Card and Popcorn Sales.

We host a Camporee each Spring, a Cub Day camp each Summer, a Webelos event each Fall, District Pinewood Derby, Soapbox Derby, Volunteer Service Projects, Hiking and Backpacking Training, and Sea Scout Activities.


Nomination for the BSA District Award of Merit is Open

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts. The award is to recognize Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. If you know of such a Scouter we encourage you to nominate them for recognition. Please download and complete the Award of Merit Nomination Form and send the completed form to Cathy Wimberg, Award of Merit Chair.

Click here for a list of past recipients of the BSA District Award of Merit.

Download the Online Nomination Form


Accepting Nominations for Community Members to Observe Eagle Character Boards

Partnerships with the community is important to us. The Pacifica District Advancement Committee is accepting nominations for community members who are interested in how BSA programs prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. If you know of someone who is interested please take the time to nominate them today.

Complete the Online Nomination Form


Youth Protection Training Renewals

Many adults are renewing their Youth Protection Training (YPT) in preparation for rechartering. Here are some important tips:

  1. Make sure you are taking the mandatory, NOT the recommended lesson plan.
  2. There are four mandatory modules. Take a screen shot of each module completion, preferably with a timestamp if possible.
    • Overview and Policies v2
    • Sexual Abuse v2
    • Bullying v2
    • Certification Test v2
  3. Once you have taken a screen shot of your module completion, DO NOT CLICK NEXT. Instead, exit your browser window and start the subsequent module "fresh" from the "Mandatory YPT Course" screen.

By following these steps, you should receive a certificate within 24 hours. If you experience problems, please contact your unit's Training Chair or servicing Commissioner.


Upcoming Events

Click Here for the Pacifica District Calendar


Cub Camping Resource

The following are Council-approved Campgrounds for Cub Camping:


Important Links


Roundtable Meetings

The next Pacifica District Roundtable will be Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 2021 at 7:30pm

ROUNDTABLE IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR GIVING AND RECEIVING INFORMATION AS WELL AS TRAINING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES.  ALL ARE WELCOME, NOT JUST LEADERS!!!

ROUNDTABLE IS ON ZOOM!!!  GLAAC is on Zoom for Roundtable.  The link for the Roundtable meeting is https://scouting-la-org.zoom.us/j/83996029814?pwd=c2lFNmpxL0FBYy9zWEtIbFdMSlAvUT09

This month in addition to general announcements we will discuss Journey to Excellence for units which is coming due soon as well as how to nominate Scouters for the District Award of Merit.

Instead of breakouts this month we will leave the second part of the meeting for open discussion of anything you want to bring up as well as holiday fellowship!  We will resume breakouts in January.

LETS GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT THIS MONTH BY PUTTING UP YOUR MOST FESTIVE ZOOM BACKGROUND!!  BONUS POINTS IF YOU WEAR AN UGLY SWEATER!!

As usual, there will be a chat feature available for people to ask questions during the meeting. 

When logging in to the meeting, please change your name to include you unit number (e.g. P###, T###, C###, etc.) so that we can help route you to the appropriate breakout room quickly.

Happy Holidays and we’ll see you at roundtable!!


District Committee Meetings

Every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
District Committee Meetings have gone virtual - Please reach out to District Chairperson Kelly Barry for information at kelly.barry@pacificabsa.org

Commissioner’s Meetings

Every 4th Monday of the month
Confirm venue with District Commissioner

OA Chapter Meetings

Every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
Chapter Meetings have gone virtual - Please reach out to Chapter Adviser Bob Hodgkiss for information at OAChapterAdviser@pacificabsa.org