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Polaris District

Polaris District serves the communities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Saratoga.

Polaris District has 70 Scouting units, serving over 2,700 youth members, served by 925 Volunteer leaders. We are proud of the 115+ youth who earned the Eagle Scout award last year. Polaris is the proud home of CASA, the Chinese American Scouting Association. 

If you live in Sunnyvale, Cupertino, or Saratoga and you would like to get information on joining any of our programs, or participating on the district team,  please reach out to any of our leadership team listed below.

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District Leadership

District Executive

Pearson Randall

Pearson is a 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 all Scouting units in Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Saratoga.

A Scouter since 2006, Pearson has spent more than a decade with the SVMBC in both youth and volunteer roles. He attained his Eagle Scout rank in 2017 within our Council. Pearson has a passion for all things Scouting, and as District Executive, will strive to be an active resource for all of Polaris.

District Chair

Sheng Song
Sheng is a volunteer member of the District Key 3 who gives leadership to the District Committee–a team of volunteers responsible for all aspects of finance, membership, and program delivery in Polaris.

Sheng is an Assistant Scoutmaster from Troop 452 in Cupertino. He is passionate to train adults to be qualified scout leaders, and promote scouting programs to all youth in the communities. 

District Commissioner

Dave Holt

Dave is a 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. 


District Vice Chair

VACANT

Guides the chairs that plans district activities and supports various unit program functions.

Vice Chair, Finance & Nominating

Betty Chou

Leads fundraising efforts, including the Friends of Scouting and product sale campaigns.

Vice Chair, Membership

Weisin Chong
Responsible for recruiting youth and starting new Scouting units.

Vice Chair, Program

Stephen Chew

Responsible for planning district activities.

Activities Chair

James Rahn

Plans and hosts district programs and activities.​

Advancement Chair

Hersh Bhargava

Supports and promotes youth advancement in units, including the Eagle Scout process with the help and support of his Advancement Committee: Sally Erickson, Wendy Glasser, Larry Grace, David Lomasney, Harry May, Robert Nesler, H.C. Peng, Anthony Rodrigues, and Bill Wegner .

Assistant District Commissioner - CASA

Wesley Chen

Helps and supports the commissioning of all the units chartered by the Chinese American Scouting Association. 

Assistant District Commissioner - Sunnyvale

Benson Chan

Helps and supports the commissioning of all the units located in the city of Sunnyvale.

Assistant District Commissioner - Cupertino

Rebecca Feng

Helps and supports the commissioning of all the units located in the city of Cupertino.

Assistant District Commissioner - Saratoga

Rebecca Feng

Helps and supports the commissioning of all the units located in the city of Saratoga.

Camping Chair

Hongwei Wang

Encourages units to plan a robust outdoor program and promotes summer camp programs.

Communications Chair

Junaid Shabbeer

Writes the Polaris Star, a monthly newsletter for members of the district.

Community Service Chair

Lily Zeng

Leads, coordinates, and supports the community service projects and opportunities in the communities of Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and Saratoga.

Cub Camp Director - Stevens Creek

VACANT

Directs the district’s Cub Scout Day Camp program.

New Unit Coordinator

Peter Peng

Assists with starting new units in the district and providing service and support to units within their first year.

District Dinner Chair

Troop 466

Plans and arranges the District Annual Award Banquet held in November of each year.

Family Scouting Chair

Cindy Chock

Focuses on increasing girl-membership in the Cub Scouts and  Scouts BSA programs.

FOS Family Campaign Chair

Ravi Shankar

Supports the annual Friends of Scouting campaign by coordinating units and presenters.

FOS Family Campaign Co-Chair

VACANT

Supports the annual Friends of Scouting campaign by coordinating units and presenters.

FOS CASA Campaign Chair

Janet Yen

Supports the annual CASA Friends of Scouting campaign by coordinating units and presenters.

FOS Community Breakfast Campaign Chair

Alison Inafuku Edge

Supports the annual community breakfast campaign by coordinating table hosts and guests.

FOS Leadership Campaign Chair

Bob Wedig

Supports the annual Friends of Scouting campaign.

Membership Chair - Cub Scouts

Pam Holt

Supports the fall membership recruitment drive by supporting and coordinating Cub Scout packs.

Membership Chair - Scouts BSA

Aparna Manduva

Supports the fall membership recruitment drive by supporting and coordinating Scouts BSA troops.

OA Advisor & Camporee Chair

Dave Low

Advises the youth in the Order of the Arrow, and helps them plan and lead the annual Scouts BSA Polaris District Camporee.

Pinewood Derby Chair

Deep Patel

Plans and hosts the annual Cub Scout District Pinewood Derby​.

Popcorn Kernel

Kevin Barlow

Supports units in the annual popcorn sale.

Roundtable Co-Commissioner

Robertsen Ku

Plans and leads the monthly Roundtable meeting​.

Roundtable Co-Commissioner

Greg Spears

Plans and leads the monthly Roundtable meeting.

Roundtable Commissioner - Cub Scout Breakout

Madhu Bora

Plans and leads the monthly Cub Scout Breakout at roundtable.

Scouting For Food Chair

Lily Zeng

Organizes the annual Scouting for Food community service project

Scout-O-Rama Chair

Sandy Cheng

Promotes the Scout-O-Rama ticket sales and scout booth sign-ups

Social Media Chair

Dave Holt

Promotes district and council events through social media platforms

Training Chair

Dave McIntyre

Trains unit volunteers and youth to successful administer their position.

Webelos to Scout Transition (We.S.T.) Fair Chair

Angel Maszy

Plans the annual Webelos to Scout Transition event.

District Resources

District Roundtable–   Join us at our monthly roundtable meeting, where we cover a different training topic each month. Give us an hour and a half of your time, and we will save you so much more than that each month planning den meetings, pack meetings, and more!

Each Month features a Cub Scout and Scouts BSA Break Out and a general announcement session.

Location – The Polaris Roundtable is held virtually, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Video link information is sent out the week prior via the Round Table Email list.

Roundtable Email List

To join the Polaris Roundtable e-mail list and to be invited to the District Slack Channel, please fill out this form and you will be automatically added to our Roundtable Mailing List.

To Contact the Round Table Admins, please email Polaris District Roundtable Email list: polaris-district-roundtable@googlegroups.com

The Polaris Star Monthly Newsletter:

Every month Polaris Star will feature an article on our district’s new Eagle Scouts.  Please submit THIS COMPLETED FORM and the 2 requested photos to: Dave Holt, Polaris District Social Media and Communications Chair.

Polaris On Facebook

We want to feature your Pack, Troop, Crew or Post in action on Facebook!  If you have some awesome photos showing scouts in action and parental permission to publish on social media, we’d love to feature your unit on the Polaris Facebook page!  Eagle Ceremony?  Awesome Community Service?  Amazing high adventure trip?  Incredible outing?

Or just photos of your scouts having a blast – we welcome them all.

Please send to Dave Holt, Polaris District Social Media and Communications Chair.

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