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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
  • Video Production Studio
    Do you or your scout have a knack for videos? Want to share your hobby with others?
  • Announcing our new partnership with Farm Fresh To You!
    Farm Fresh To You is offering our members $15 Off your first box. They bring fresh, seasonal organic produce from their family farm right to your doorstep. You choose the Box Type, Size and Frequency of your deliveries. Click the title to learn more.
  • 2016 Show and Sell Popcorn Pick Up
    For Popcorn Pick-up information - Please click here.
  • Webelos Wood 2016
    Webelos Woods is an event for all Webelos Scouts and their Adult Partners. October 14 - 16, 2016 at Gibson Ranch, Elverta, CA
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Team boasts at least six Eagle Scouts
    At least six members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team competing in Rio de Janeiro this month are Eagle Scouts, the National Eagle Scout Association has confirmed. Before they wore red, white and blue uniforms for Team USA, these men - two swimmers, a race walker, a marathoner, a triathlete and a beach volleyball player - wore the red, white and blue Eagle Scout badge on their Scout uniforms. They're living proof that a young person has time for success in Scouting and in sports.
  • Score a Goal for the Empire!
    The Sacramento Republic FC has partnered with the Golden Empire Council to kick-off our 2016 Fall Membership Recruiting Drive! Help grow the Golden Empire by asking your classmates, friends,and neighbors to join Scouting. Then, reward yourself with a Free co-branded patch. Sign-up today and Score a Goal for the Empire!
  • Access to Unit Account Look-up via the On-line Webportal (Genesis)
    Access to Unit Account
  • 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.



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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