The Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary presented a grant of $6,590 to the Boy Scouts of America Imperial Council on November 26.  Director of Development, Trent McClure explained that the funds will be used to install wireless internet at the northern end of the Mataguay Scout Ranch where they have a science center.  
McClure emphasized that their local camping areas are open to all youth groups for use:
  • Mataguay Scout Ranch is nestled in the pines and oaks of our local mountains, just 50 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.  Camping, activities and a swimming pool make for a full camping program.
  • Camp Balboa is located behind Council headquarters in Balboa Park, just a short walk from the world famous San Diego Zoo.
  • Youth Aquatic Center is located on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay Aquatic Park, where you can have access to every form of water spot, including sailing, snorkeling and board sailing.  Youth camping is available there and Sea World is nearby.
Photo (L-R):  Art Pratt Foundation Board of Directors Lee Kaminetz (president), Phil Yates, Larry Edwards, Bob Chalfa, and Mark McAnelly and Boy Scouts Imperial Council Director of Development, Trent McClure