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Welcome to the Ranchero West District
of the
Golden Empire Council
f the Boy Scouts of America
Proudly Serving
Glenn, Butte and parts of Tehama County 


"Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself

by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise."

- Robert Baden-Powell


Our vision is to be recognized within the communities we serve as the premiere youth organization, carrying out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. We will make first-class programs available to all youth within the Central Valley communities of Northern California. Program results will have dramatic, positive effects on the youth, leaders, and families we serve, building strong communities with caring citizens.

The vision for the Golden Empire Council and the Ranchero West District is to accomplish the mission of the BSA in such an exemplary manner as to be recognized by our public as the premier youth organization in the communities we serve and by other councils and the National Council as second to none in all our endeavors.



KEY 3:

District Committee Chair:          Jess Howard       530.533.3888

District Commissioner:              Robert Floyd       530.712.8125

District Administrator:                Joshua Ramsey  530.515.8250



Ranchero West District Needs your Help!

Ranchero West District has several district positions available
and we need people to fill those vacancies!  Some are small
positions that are once-a-year responsibilities
and we have very important large positions too. 

If your Interested Please Email Any One Of Our Key 3



Roundtable Meeting:

Who: for all Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, Den Leaders, Tiger Partners and other unit leaders.
When: The first Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm.
Where: LDS Church, Ceres Building, 1450 East Lassen Ave, Chico

District Committee Meeting:

Who: for District Officers and Unit Charter Organization Representatives.
When: Second Thursday of Every Month at 7:00pm
Where: NorCal Scout Shop, 3881 Benatar Way Suite D, Chico



Scouting's Journey to Excellence

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It has replaced the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. More information is available here.






Upcoming District and Council Events

Winter Fellowship March 23-25, 2018 NorCal Adventure Area, Camptonville, CA 95922 Winter Fellowship will be taking place on March 23-25, 2018 at...
2018 Ranchero West SCOUT-O-RAMA @ The Chico Mall   A Scouting Fair for the Entire Community! Experience everything in Scouting in one fun...
Good Friday - Council Office Closed In observance of Good Friday the Golden Empire Council Service Center will be closed February...
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BOY SCOUTS: The mission of the Boy Scout roundtable is to provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders to enable and motivate...
Ranchero West District Committee Meeting: Open To Anyone Who Wishes To Attend   Thank you for your continued service in...
  Northern Rivers & Ranchero West Districts and The Order of the Arrow Invite you to   NORTH   vs.  SOUTH WINTUN...
IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is designed for Boy Scout Leaders focusing on the outdoor...
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is an overnight training event that introduces...
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Roles the Commissioner Plays A commissioner plays several roles, including being a friend, a representative, a unit “doctor” or...
Council Connections Council Connections starts at 7 PM. See you...

What's Happening Around the District



         Ranchero West                     Nor-Cal Scout Shop              Golden Empire Council




    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

    Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha