Our Scouting Units

The Chumash District is home to some of the best scouting units available anywhere. Each unit has their own personality and activities they do throughout the year. It is our recommendation that you use the search tools below to help find units in your area and visit with those units to help you find your new scouting home.

Cub Scout Packs

Journey To Excellence


Membership Growth

Unit Contacts

Community Service Hours

Leaders Trained

Our Services

For anyone who would like to give some of their time to scouting, there are many great opportunities within the district to do so. Just use the Contact Us page below to send us a message and let us know what areas you would like to participate.

District Commissioners

Unit specialists and roundtable specialists charged with ensuring a quality program for the youth in all their assigned units. Commissioners help keep units alive and healthy. Unit commissioners conduct most of the direct contact with units. Assistant District Commissioners help the district commissioner administer the entire commissioner staff.

Finance Committee

Successful financing of the council is the direct result of successfully conducted fund-raising programs within each district. Each district within the council has finance goals. These goals are based upon a fair-share formula, based on the potential of the district and the needs of the council. The district finance chairman assists in determining and raising the goals.

Membership Committee

The district membership committee gathers information on prospective chartered organizations, helps organize new units, reorganizes dropped units and units not meeting, and recruits new members in a systematic way. It establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with major community organizations and strategic alliances, both those with and without scouting units. These include religious, educational, civic, fraternal, and veteran organizations and associations, labor unions, business and industry, professional societies, and other organizations with objectives compatible with the Boy Scouts of America.

Activities and Civic Service Committee

The district activities and civic service committee's job is to provide mountaintop experiences that dramatically capture the attention of the whole Scouting community: a Scout color guard at a city hall ceremony, or presentation of the Award of Merit to leaders at a district recognition dinner. Your efforts help make these great events happen in the lives of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and leaders.

Camp Promotion Committee

The district camp promotion and outdoor committee provides outdoor programs that most units are unable to provide on their own, and outdoor programs are often the main reason youth join a Scout unit. From Cub Scout day camp to high-adventure programs, this committee helps make exciting outdoor programs. This committee helps make exciting outdoor programs available for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers

Training Committee

The district training committee's job is to get adult leaders trained. One of the keys to the success of the Scouting program is trained volunteer leadership. Second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility is his or her training in the purposes of Scouting, the methods through which these purposes are achieved, and the techniques of their individual job.

Recognition and Advancement Committee

The district advancement committee implements procedures that help achieve BSA procesures. The committee help Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venturing Crews succeed. Units help youth members advance in rank. If they advance, they will have a good experience and will grow in their Scouting adventure.

Year To Date


Active Scouts


Scout Units


Eagle Scouts


Community Service Hours

District Committee Members

Ken L. Harrison
Assistant District Chair

Herb Schwind
District Program Chair

Gloria Friend
District Membership Committee

One half of the membership Team

Mike Gildenpfennig
District Commissioner

Mike has been a long time Scouter in the district. Previously he held the position of Advancement Chair, we are proud to have him on board as District Commissioner.

Harold Howarth
District Commissioner

Vern Green
District Chairman

The District Chairman is the top volunteer Scouting leader of the district in a defined geographical area, whose job is to motivate a talented team of people.

Brendan Hendrick
District Advancement Committee Chair

Brendan is your contact for all things Advancement. He also coordinates the Eagle Boards of Review. Please reach out to Brendan if you are working on your Eagle Project, Board of Review, or you have advancement questions.

Jessica Steppe
District Finance Chair

Our District Finance Vice Chair

Stephen P. Berkel
District Camping Committee Chair

The Outdoor Committee Chair is responsible for ensuring the units in the district have ample camping and outdoor opportunities.

Cynthia Hernandez
District Executive

Tony Waters
Eagle Advancement Coordinator

Tony is a long time scouter in the District. He is heavily involved at Camp Three Falls in the summer and is indispensable in the Order of the Arrow. Tony is your Eagle Project Coordinator for the district. If you are working on your Eagle Project, Tony is the guy you need to meet with.

Cory Friend
District Membership Committee Chair

One part of the Membership Team

Upcoming Events

The Chumash District has a number of events that happen throughout the year. Additionally, events occur at the council level. The "Upcoming Events" section of the website will help you keep up to date with the latest happenings throughout the district. Remember, if you subscribe to the Chumash District website news blasts, you will always know about upcoming events.

Combined Camporee - 100 Years of Scouting in Ventura County

Add Event To My Calendar Camp 3 Falls 9/17/2021: 00:01 9/17/2021: 23:59

Save the Date!!

Join your fellow Ventura County Council Scouts and Scouters in celebrating

100 years of Scouting in Ventura County

at the Combined Council Camporee at

Camp 3 Falls

17-19 September 2021

Subscribe to Calendar and Newsletter

Communication is key for our District and Units to grow and prosper. The District offers a monthly newsletter and weekly calendar updates that can be sent to your email address. Enter your Email Address in the field below to receive our updates.

Latest News and BLOGs

These articles will help you to keep on top of what is happening around the district. Please consider signing up for our monthly newsletter to get the latest in news and updates from the district.

December Chumash District Meeting Minutes

Herb Schwind 12/14/2019

Chumash District Committee Meeting Minutes of 11 December 2019

Read More

BALOO Training

Vern Green 09/09/2019

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation class for Cub leaders. If you are taking Cub Scouts camping, then this is the class you need to have.

Read More

District Recognition Award Nominations

Vern Green 06/20/2019

It is that time of year again. Time to recognize all the hard work put in by our incredible volunteers. Please download the nomination forms and submit your nominations to be honored at our annual Sepse District Recognition Dinner coming up on October 11th.

Read More

Camporee Patch Contest

Vern Green 12/23/2018

Do you want to be a part of history? Design the 2019 Camporee Patch! This year's theme is 'Shipwrecked'

Read More

Scout Leader Trainings

Vern Green 09/10/2018

The Sespe District is pleased to announce that we are offering both the Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills course and the BALOO training course for our scouters. Both courses are being held in October. For more information, please contact Vern Green at hayvern@gmail.com or call at 805-794-7255 or you can also contact the scout store in Camarillo.

Read More

Popcorn Sales and Membership!

Vern Green 09/10/2018

It is popcorn time around the Ventura County Council! While we are out selling popcorn, we are also promoting and selling scouting. This is a prime opportunity to tell other youth and parents you may meet about the scouting opportunity. The district also has a competition for the boys who submit the most youth signups during the popcorn sales. Download these membership forms for use while out selling.

Read More

Contact Us

You are welcome to send us a contact on any sort of feedback about the district, our units, our website or other topics. We will not add you to any sort of mailing lists, unless you request it, and we will not contact you further unless that is your request. Requests or interest on units however, will be shared with the unit leaders in an appropriate fashion.

Thank you for your service.

Call Ventura County Council

(805) 482-8938

Email Address


Committee Meeting

6:30PM 2nd Wednesday every month
Grace Lutheran Church
Ventura Ca.

Roundtable Meeting

6:30PM 3rd Wednesday every month
Grace Lutheran Church
Ventura Ca.