Wawona Boy Scout District to be realigned in new Rio Del Oro District

The Wawona Boy Scout District that encompasses Merced and Mariposa counties will be realigned to three districts from the current six in the Greater Yosemite Boy Scout Council District.

The Wawona District and the El-Capitan District that encompasses the southern half of Stanislaus County will be combined into one district as of Jan. 1, 2012, and will be called Rio Del Oro District.

The new district chairperson is Peter Fluetsch from the Merced area and the new district commissioner is Richard Kleitman. Other district committee positions will be filled in the coming weeks.

The Wawona District has been engaged with Boy Scouts of America for some 85 years in teaching "Character Counts."