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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.

  • Scouting Night at Republic FC
    Come see the Sacramento Republic FC take on Tulsa Roughnecks FC
  • I Sold 20 Camp Card Winners!
    The winner of our 5th Weekly Scholarship Drawing is Jordan T. from Pack 499 in Woodland.
  • I Sold 20 Camp Cards! - Weekly Scholarship Drawing Sign Up
    Once you sell 20 camp cards, enter your name in the weekly camp scholarship drawing. You only have to enter once to be included in the drawings each week.
  • Talent Search for Scouting Ambassadors
    The Golden Empire Council is currently looking for Scouts (9-20 years of age) to represent and showcase the Council's "Best of Scouting." Events may include: Report to the State, Performing at fundraising dinner, helping with a radio or TV segment or shooting a video!
  • River Cats Scout Night
    Star Was Night and Postgame Fireworks. Motivational chalk talk (5:30). Pregame parade and Troop name on Matrix Board
  • Updated Guide to Safe Scouting Now Available Online
    The HTML and PDF versions of the Guide to Safe Scouting are now updated and available for your use on Scouting Safely. The link includes both downloadable HTML and PDF versions of the Guide. The updates include: additions to the Scouter Code of Conduct, Safety Afloat updates to match industry practice of helmet use for Class II and above whitewater, insurance coverage updates, and updates to the transportation section that remove exceptions for driving by youth to Scouting events.
    Summer Camp Staff Applications are now being accepted. Interviews are scheduled for February and March.
  • OA Dues and National Jamboree Pocket Flaps
    Pay your 2017 Order of the Arrow Dues today.
  • Summer Camp - Reserve Your Spot NOW!
    GEC is accepting reservation for Summer Camp - Camp Lassen (Boy Scout & Cub Scout) and Camp Winton (Boy Scout)
  • Wood Badge - Fall 2017
    Save the Date, Fall 2017 Sept 21-23, 2017 & Oct 5-7,2017
  • GEC Newsletter
    Is your copy missing? Sign up today!


Congratulations 2016 Silver Beavers

The Golden Empire Council thanks you for your serves to the youth in Northern California

(back l-r) Sean Murphy, Robert Geiser, John Carrier, Frank Shaw, Mike Boggs, Ed Cargile, Russell Smith, Wayne (Gerry) McIntrye, Dee Ann Buys

(front l0r) Joshua Hall, Elson Kim, Lisa Guttridge, Kim Perry-Reed, Kathi Thweatt, Suzy Namba, Tamala Gilliland

BSA Membership/Recuitment

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

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