Over 60 years ago a group of men began meeting annually at Crosetti Ranch in the Pajaro Valley to raise money for local Boy Scout troops. Outgrowing it’s meeting place, the event moved to the Skillicorn Ranch which give the annual gathering it’s name. Now a family gathering, the annual BBQ Event is held at the Corralitos Padres Hall in Corralitos yearly.
The Skillicorn BBQ is a major fundraiser to support the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s programs. This includes Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring in the Aptos, Watsonville and greater Pajaro Valley area of the Loma Prieta District.
Through the groups support directly benefited our local Scouts participating in Scouting Programs and contributed to Campership Awards for deserving youth in our community to attend Scout Summer Camp and Cub Scout Day Camp. Through the years this group has raised over $545,000 since it’s inception!
Today the Skillicorn BBQ is an opportunity to gather and enjoy fun, food, and fellowship with our local friends and community members and to honor new Eagle Scouts in the District as well as the recipient of the “Friend of Scouting” Award.