Troop 301 is based in Scripps Ranch in San Diego, California. We have a dynamic troop of over 50 boys who exemplify the ideals of character and leadership. Troop 301 has a very active outdoor program, and activities to choose from include: cycling and mountain biking, canoeing/kayaking/snorkeling/SCUBA at ocean camps; rocketry; hiking and backpacking locally, in the Sierras, and at Philmont Scout Reservation, New Mexico; Florida Sea Base Adventure; caving; High Ropes Challenge Courses; rock climbing; four summertime adventures each year to choose from. These activities follow the model of Boy Leadership, as older Scouts, with adult support, are the leaders of these and the other Troop activities.
Dr. Sanders comes to the Scoutmaster position with over 12 years of experience as an adult Scouting leader, including 3 years as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 301 since 2015.
In his professional life, Dr. Sanders is a Senior Director of Molecular and Computational Biology at Cibus LLC. He has held many other positions of responsibility, including 5 years as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. Dr. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
As a youth Dr. Sanders was an active Scout, earning the Eagle Scout rank, attending the 75th National Jamboree, and trekking through Philmont Scout Ranch. He has also served as a coach for the First Lego Robotics League. As Scoutmaster, Dr. Sanders will continue the philosophy of Troop 301 to provide a myriad of opportunities for young people to grow and learn in a safe and fun environment built on the core Scouting values.
Dr. Bryon has been rewarded the ESAA SDIC Scoutmaster of the Year and NESA National Outstanding Eagle Scout before retired from Scoutmaster in September 2018 and being promoted to Scoutmaster Emeritus. Below is a picture of him and some of the Troop’s 64 (as of 2018) Eagle Scouts and Dr. Sanders at the 2018 Eagle Reunion.
He earned the Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 301 of San Carlos/Belmont in November 1978. (Northern California). Vigil Honor, 7-year summer camp staff, Silver Beaver Recipient. Genetics Degree (U.C. Davis, 1983), M.D. Degree (U.C. San Diego, 1987).
Transitional Internship, Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Anesthesiology Residency, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle Washington. Yosemite Association hiking and backpacking guide.
Eagle Project: Planned, surveyed, mapped, and placed cement blocks to create across country orienteering course in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Three generations: four Eagle Scouts.
Garrett Solberg: 2012, Troop 301 of Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA
Josh Solberg: 2009, Troop 301 of Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA
Dr. Bryon Solberg: 1978, Troop 301 of San Carlos/Belmont, CA
Mr. Gerry Solberg: 1952, Stanley, North Dakota.
History of Troop 301