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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.

March 27, 2020 - An Update for Scouts and Scouters on (COVID-19)

As our community and local economy continues to address the public health crisis, the Golden Empire Council remains committed to supporting the delivery of Scouting to our local families. We applaud your efforts to keep Scouting strong while we wade through these uncertain times.

Service Center and Scout Shop Closure Update:

As mentioned in a previous update our Council Service Center, River City Scout Shop and NorCal Scout Shop are physically closed.  The decision has been made to extend the closure through April 15thDuring this closure period we will be offering virtual office hours between 8AM and 12PM Monday through Friday.  During these hours our Office and Executive Staff will be ready and available to assist you via phone and/or email.

Scouting from Home:

No in person Scouting should happen through April 15th. This includes all council, district, and unit level events. This does not mean Scouting has to stop.  Now is the time to be inventive and #ScoutFromHome!  Use this opportunity to continue working with your unit leaders to work on advancement, stay connected and have fun!  Check out our Facebook page for some great suggestions.

Camping Update:

Currently, we have made no plans past the April 15th suspension as noted above, which includes no plans for any changes to summer camp and day camp programs. Please know that if it becomes necessary, we will work with our families for everyone’s benefit. If we make any decisions that will impact our summer camp participants, they will be made with time for families to make decisions to meet their own needs. We suggest that your families do not worry about that right now and focus on staying healthy and positive in our current environment. 

Golden Empire Council is constantly monitoring this situation and will continue to update our policies and keep you informed. 

Thank you.

Golden Empire Council




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 - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
10:00am - 4:00pm (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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