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 Dianne Betz 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


Webelos to (Boy) Scout Transition Fair where Webelos 2 Scouts will have the chance to meet and check out the Boy Scout Troops of the Pioneer District all in one place!

WESTFAIR will be taking place on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30pm. WESTFAIR will be held at the LDS Church located at 925 Cera Drive, San Jose, Ca. (same time and location as Roundtable)

WESTFAIR is a great opportunity for Webelos and their parents to discover what the Boy Scout Troops of the Pioneer District have to offer. The Troops will be there to showcase their interests and to answer questions Webelos and parents may have about Boy Scouts. Troops, WESTFAIR is a great opportunity for your Boy Scouts to show off their stuff and what sets their Troop apart from other Troops.


District Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Every year we host a District Dinner to recognize and celebrate men and women who volunteer their time and talents to Scouting and we need your help identifying the heroes of Pioneer District. Who goes above and beyond in your unit to make it happen?
We are looking for nominees for two awards:

  • Trailblazer Award for Unit Level Service. (1 per 25 youth in your Unit)
  • District Award of Merit for District Level Service. (4 for the Pioneer District)

CLICK HERE for the Trailblazer Nomination Form
CLICK HERE for the District Award of Merit Form

Return completed forms by October 31st to

Make sure to invite your Unit’s Trailblazer recipients to the District Dinner so we can all celebrate them together and celebrate the great year in Scouting we have had.


Santa Clara Elks Lodge

(1600 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050)

Friday, November 17, 2017

6:30 Gathering, 7 PM Dinner

RSVP today for the Pioneer District Dinner to take advantage of our Early Registration cost of $20 per person or reserve a table of 8 for your Unit.

Click Here to Register & More Details


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
9/13/2017 Recruiting Volunteers/Family Involvement
10/11/2017 Working as a Team Merit Badge Counselor Training
11/8/2017 WeST (Webelos to Scout Transition) Faire
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


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