Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School
The child of an active duty Marine based out of Camp Pendleton, Robert E. Dixon was born in San Diego. He attended Libby Elementary School and Lincoln Junior High prior to graduating from Oceanside High in 1975. For nearly the past three decades, he has worked for Southern California Edison. But it’s outside the workday that Bob shows his true colors as a community-minded individual. Bob is known as a man who always steps up when there is a need, and is especially loyal to organizations that involve youth. With a true passion for the Boy Scouts of America, he has used his position as an Eagle Project Counselor to help more than 100 scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. As an avid camper, he has taught outdoor and leadership skills to both youth and adult leaders. Some of his biggest outings include leading troops on three-week trips to the national scout ranch in Cimmaron, New Mexico and canoeing expeditions on the Delta River in Alaska. His commitment to scouts has earned him election to the Boy Scouts’ Fellowship of Honor Campers, the Order of the Arrow. He has also received the Vigil Honor Award, the highest award a lodge can bestow on any member, and the Crossed Feathers Award, an award presented by youth to adults for outstanding service to scouting. His other volunteer endeavors include: Girl Scouts; Brother Benno’s Homeless Shelter; the Mission San Luis Rey; Canine Companions for Independence; Oceanside Swim Club; Oceanside Little League, and San Luis Rey Elementary School. Bob’s sense of community also extends to animals. Through his favorite hobby, wildlife habitat construction, the backyard of his home, where he helps care for rescued turtles, was in 2000 named a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. He and his wife Pam, share their home with two dogs and 30 turtles.