At all levels, Kiwanis Clubs encourage youth to participate in service activities that benefit their schools and their communities. The Alpine Kiwanis is the proud sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 105, Cub Scout Pack 105, the Granite Hills High School Key Club (located in the city of El Cajon) and the Joan MacQueen Middle School Builders Club in Alpine.
Boy Scout Troop 105 and Cub Scout Pack 105
The Scouts were chartered originally in 1946 by The Alpine Community Church and in 1949 by the Alpine Men's Fellowship. In 1951, when the Kiwanis Club of Alpine formed, their charter was transferred to Kiwanis and they have been sponsored by the Alpine Kiwanis ever since, for more than 60 years. They meet weekly in the Alpine Elementary School auditorium on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend.
The Scouts play an important part in many of the Club's events, such as Special Olympics, Ceremonies at the Veterans Wall of Honor, Installation Dinners and more, most often providing the Color Guard or providing volunteer power with events like our Youth Olympics.
The Kiwanis Club of Alpine has been pleased to help support the Eagle Scout projects of many Scouts. Al O'Neal is our Boy Scout Troop Advisor. For more information about the activities of the Troop, please visit Scout Troop 105.
The Granite Hills Key Club is a high school community service club affiliated with the Alpine Kiwanis. The club has been recognized on campus as a strong and active group of students known for their scholastic achievement and leadership.
The club enjoys participating in many activities ranging from the San Diego County Light the Night and fundraising walks to our Kiwanis Invitational Sports Meet for special athletes. Club members spend time monthly with residents of the Alpine View Lodge, a retirement facility in Alpine. The club also enjoys participating in activities with other Key Clubs from within our Division 31 and beyond.
For more information about our Key Club, please contact our Key Club Advisor, Louise Phipps.
Joan MacQueen is the sole Middle School in Alpine and the Alpine Kiwanis Club sponsors a Builders Club at the facility.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school students (ages 12 to 14), with more than 35,000 members worldwide. The Builders Club motto is "We Build" and its objectives are:
•To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community
•To develop leadership potential
•To foster the development of a strong moral character
•To encourage loyalty to school, community, and nation
The club enjoys participating in many activities both recurring and specific projects. Examples of their activities are collecting trash on the school's grounds, collecting grocery receipts from the local Daniel's Market to convert to cash for school projects, assisting with the elementary school's Fall Festival, and collecting food for gifts to the needy during the holidays.
For more information about our Builders Club, please contact our Builders Club Advisor, Louise Phipps.