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Boy Scout Mission and Vision Statement - The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Recent News
  • New Lion's Pilot Program - Information Night - July 27th
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7-9 PM - Sacramento Buddhist Temple - 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818 Come find out about the newest program for kindergarten age children that begins this fall. The council will be providing some great information to start up your first Lion Scout group
  • Position Available: District Executive, Boy Scouts of America
    A Career In Scouting: The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds desirable qualities of character, trains in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Scouting serves more than three million young men and women in every part of the country through some three hundred local council service centers. Professional Executives have the responsibility for working with volunteer committees and community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Access to Unit Account Look-up via the On-line Webportal (Genesis)
    Access to Unit Account
  • 5 Questions with the NEW National Commissioner - Charles W. Dahlquist II
    With the 2016 National Meeting in the rear-view mirror and the role of the BSA's National Commissioner now led by Charles W. Dahlquist II, we wanted you to get to know the man behind this volunteer role. What does he have to say about being the 10th National Commissioner? (This story first ran in Scoutwire)
  • Take your training to the next level! Be Wood Badge Trained
    Wood Badge is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide adult members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their Scouting positions and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
  • National Youth Leadership Training - Register Today!
    Two summer training opportunities for National Youth Leadership Training are available. NYLT is on-the-job-training! Scout practice leadership and teamwork skills in an outdoor, low stress setting. Scouts meet new scouts from around the council and become more engage and excited about Scouting.



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Scouting age groups

Lion Cub Scouts
6 years old

Cub Scouts
7 to 10 years old

Boys Scouts
11 to 17 years old

14 to 20 years old for young men and young ladies

Camping Opportunities

Golden Empire Council's
Summer Camp Program

Camp Winton, Camp Lassen, Yuba Camp! You can not take the outing out of Scouting. The outdoor program is the feature about Scouting that appeals to boys, and a week at summer camp is a mountaintop, lakefront, and high adventure experience. Let us show you why the Golden Empire Council camps are the camps you want to experience.



251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benater Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday