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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.



Golden Empire Council Statement on Scouting Activities during COVID-19
Updated March 24th, 2022

Dear Golden Empire Council Leaders,

A lot of the Covid restrictions have been lifted. This is a good thing, but the council can't stress high enough the need to take the appropriate precautions. 

Below are the various county regulations. Please read the pages that most affect you. Always do the right thing and Be Prepared for any changes that may take place. Respect the wishes of other organizations. The situation continues to be fluid. 

Industry Specific Day camp Covid Guidance

National statement on Covid-19

County COVID-19 Information
Amador County Butte County Colusa County El Dorado County Gleen County
Nevada County Placer County Sacramento County Shasta County Sierra County
Solano County Sutter County Tehama County Trinity County  




The Golden Empire Council is thankful for your continued support! We are better together. The Key 4 and Executive Board voted in agreement on a new council fee. The council fee went into effect on August 1, 2022. 

Learn more here and watch Key 4's announcement!


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Upcoming Events

"Give Camp Lassen Some Lovin"  Workday on August 13-14, 2022. We will be working on removing tree stumps in the parking lot, fixing...
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/South Natomas               2640 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento, CA...
Instructions for the Ordeal Registration If you are a Candidates for NEW Ordeal Memberships plan to arrive Friday by 7:30PM Link >> To...
  GEC Sports Weekend--As of 5/20/2022 the slots for participants are full- Instructors can still register on this site.  You can email...
Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts! Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom...
Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts! Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom...
Shooting Sports Committee invites anyone to their monthly meeting each 2nd Wed of each month at 6:30PM at the council office 251 Commerce Circle...
Outdoor Training IOLS & BALOO WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Sept 16 - 17, 2022 TIME: Check-in/Tent Setup is 5:00 PM  WHERE:...
Wood Badge Fall 2022 September 23 - 25, 2022 1st Weekend October 8 - 9, 2022 2nd Weekend All Boy Scouts of America...
Annual Sporting Clays Classic Have Fun and Support Scouting at our Annual Sporting Clays Classic! Friday, September 30, 2022, at Camanche...
2022 Fall Fellowship @ Camp Winton The Fall Fellowship is a huge lodge event where we meet up with all of our brothers for lots of food, fun, and...
IOLS - Introduction Outdoor Leader Skills WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Oct 8 - 9, 2022 TIME: Check-in/Tent Setup is 11:00 AM...





BSA Membership/Recruitment

Scouting age groups
Lion Cub Scouts
Started Kindergarten
Cub Scouts
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Scouts BSA
11 to 17 years old
14 to 20 years old

Golden Empire Council's
Summer Camp Program

Camp Winton, Camp Lassen, NorCal Adventure Area! You can not take the outing out of Scouting. The outdoor program is the feature about Scouting that appeals to youth, 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 - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar 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

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