Pioneer District serves the area of Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Redwood Estates, Cambrian Park and West San Jose.

If you live in any of the areas mentioned in Pioneer and would like to get information on joining a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop, please contact District Executive Jeff Lindenmuth at 408.638.8350 or

District Resources

Join us at our monthly Roundtable, on the second Wednesday of every month. Give us an hour and a half and we will save you much more than that each month planning den meetings, pack meetings and more! Come get some training and network with other unit leaders!

Roundtable – 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:30 PM at 925 Cera Drive, San Jose (LDS Church near Saratoga Ave & Williams Rd.) Topics listed at bottom of the page.

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District Events

District Pinewood Derby Race

On your mark, get set, GO! It is time again for Pinewood Derby!  Make sure your Pack schedules your race before the end of January so the winners can go to the District race on February 10th. Mandatory weigh-in is February 7th.

Weigh-in and Registration: Wednesday February 7, 2018

All Scouts: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Race Day: Saturday February 10, 2018

Tiger Scouts: 9:00 AM Check-in, 9:30 AM Race

Cub Scout/Webelos: 1:00 PM Check-in, 1:30 PM Race

Location: Muslim Community Association, 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Who: 1st and 2nd place Tiger Cubs and 1st and 2nd place Cub Scout/Webelos Winners from each Pack are eligible to enter the race.  All Scouts and their families are invited to come and watch the representatives from their Pack.  Only BSA Official “Grand Prix” cars allowed!

Race Fee:  $8.00 entry fee per car (due at weigh-in).

Flyer & Official RulesCLICK HERE

Pioneer District Calendar 

District BBQ –August 9, 2017 and August 8, 2018
WeST Fair – November 8, 2017 and November 14, 2018
District Dinner– November 17, 2017
District Pinewood Derby – February 7, 2018 Weigh-In; February 10, 2018 Race
District Camporee – April 27-29, 2018


2017 Roundtable Topics

Date Cub Scouts Topic Boy Scouts Topic
12/13/2017 Recognition/Advancement Tracking/Pinewood Derby Trail to Eagle
1/10/2018 Blue and Gold Planning Sea Scouts
*2/15/2018 Cub Camping/Hiking Leave No Trace
3/14/2018 Duty to God/Religious Emblems Eagle Project Review for Committee Members
4/11/2018 Guide to Safe Scouting/Cub Scout Supplemental Training Guide to Safe Scouting/Boy Scout Supplemental Training
5/9/2018 Outdoor Cooking and Gear Swap
6/13/2018 Planning for the Coming Year Troop Resource Program
7/11/2018 Campfire Etiquette/Enjoying Nature
8/8/2018 District BBQ
9/12/2018 Building Your Den Box High Success Scout Meetings
10/10/2018 Working as a Team/Getting Volunteers Merit Badge Counselor Training
11/14/2018 WeST (Webelos to Scout Transition) Faire
12/12/2018 Recognition/Pinewood Derby/Advancement Tracking Trail to Eagle
Questions?  Contact Debbie Pappadakis (
*Note: February’s Roundtable meeting has been moved from Valentine’s Day to Thursday, February 15th