Coyote Creek District

Coyote Creek District

Serves the City of Milpitas South into East San Jose in the communities of Alum Rock, Berryessa, Evergreen, Silver Creek, West to Monterey Highway including a good portion of downtown San Jose, including the neighborhoods of Naglee Park and Japan Town.

Coyote Creek District has more than 74 Scouting units, and nearly 2,000 youth members.  We are proud of the 98 youth who earned the Eagle Scout award in 2021.

Service Area

Upcoming Events

Important Bulletins

  • District Annual Recognition Dinner is Saturday, November 12th! Register here.
  • Nominate a dedicated adult from your unit for the Trailblazer Award here! Due by Oct. 31

District Leadership

District Executive

Benjamin Rusch

Professional (Career) Scouter who gives full-time leadership and guidance through a team of volunteers to build community partnerships to support program delivery, membership growth and financial support for Scouting units in the defined district geography.

District Chair

Wayne Cunningham

Volunteer member of the District Key 3 who gives leadership to the District Committee, a team of volunteers responsible for finance, membership, and program delivery for Scouting units in the geographic designation of the district. 

District Commissioner

Ruth Pal-Freeman

Volunteer member of the District Key 3 who gives leadership to the Commissioner Staff, a team of volunteers responsible for supporting the health of the Cub Scout pack, Scouts BSA troops, and Venture Crews in the district. 

Membership Chair

Jearlynn Nguyen

A District Vice Chair responsible for recruiting youth and starting new Scouting units.

Finance Chair

Seeking the Ideal Candidate

A District Vice Chair responsible for leading fundraising efforts, including Friends of Scouting,
Popcorn Sale, and Scout-O-Rama Card Sales.

Vietnamese Committee Chair

Thai Nguyen

A District Vice Chair responsible for connecting district committee members to the Vietnamese Scouting community.

Nominating Committee Chair

Jeremy Barousse

Reaches out to community connections to fill open positions within the District Committee.

Activities Chair

Bowman Ching

Recruits volunteers to support and ensure the success of the following activities:

-Community Service
-District Dinner
-Pinewood Derby
-Scouting for Food

Camping Chair

Trena Willey

Cub Scout Day Camp

Lake Cunningham
Kurt Konegan – Director
Tim Malcolm– Program Director

Develops and directs the district’s Cub Scout Day Camp program.

Friends of Scouting Chairs

Jim Kim

Stacey Truong

Ed Shikada

Roundtable Commissioners

Ruth Pal-Freeman

Plans and leads the monthly general roundtable meeting and breakout sessions.

Christine Conover-Hill
Cub Scouts

John Velasquez
Scouts BSA

Timothy Hom


Shelly Jones

Represents the district in the Council marketing committee and maintains the district Newsletter, Web Page and Social Media.

Training Chair

Betsy Crandall
Trains unit volunteers and youth to successful administer their position.

Advancement Chair

Mike Ivey
Supports and promotes youth advancement in units, including the Eagle Scout process.

Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor

Jim Willey

The Chapter Advisor who advises the local Order of the Arrow chapter.

Scout O Rama Chair

Ha Phan

Coordinates with district Key 3 and council volunteers to host annual Scout o Rama event

District Resources

District Roundtable –  Join us at our monthly Roundtable meeting, the second Thursday 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! Please view the Upcoming Events list at the top of the page for more information.

Vietnamese Committee on Scouting (VCS)
For more information on our Council’s Vietnamese Committee on Scouting, please click here: http://huongdaosanjose.org/ 

District Newsletter Sign up – mail coyote_creek_district-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and include your name, position and unit.

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