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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

  ILST Training (Cedar Badge) Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops   When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 Where: Bidwell Park...
43nd ANNUAL SWING A CLUB FOR SCOUTING Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, October 23, 2017 7:30 a.m. Registration & Driving Range Open 9:00...
Meeting location: Hilton Garden Inn Meeting starts at 7:30am with check in at 7:00am. Breakfast buffet available for $25.00. Breakfast includes...
Silver Beaver Award Nominations forms are due October 30, 2017 The highest award that a local council can give to a volunteer Scout Leader for...
Council Connections Council Connections starts at 7 PM. See you...
BOY SCOUTS: The mission of the Boy Scout roundtable is to provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders to enable and motivate...
Takachsin Training   November 4, 2017   Location: LDS Church, 1155 Liberty Lane, Lincoln, CA  Time: 8:00...
2017 Annual Lodge Dinner November4, 2017    All Arrowmen and their family and friends are invited to attend. It is a time to review the...
Executive Committee meeting. Location:  Council Office Light breakfast items will be...
SCOUTMASTERS ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS A Boy Scout leader must complete five training courses in order to achieve the status...
Happy Thanksgiving! The Golden Empire Council Service Center will be closed from November 20-24, 2017. River City Scout Shop is OPEN -...
Meeting begins at 3:00pm followed by dinner at...

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