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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

Get your Popcorn early!!! Come help us sort popcorn for the 2017 season. Once all the sorting is done, you may pick up your...
  Candidates for NEW Ordeal Membership should plan to arrive Friday before 7:30PM Link >> To Complete Instructions and What to Bring If...
Come pick up your Show and Sell popcorn.  Please make an appointment for distribution.   Reminder; Pick up is at the Council Popcorn...
Labor Day - National Holiday In honor of the American Labor Movement, the Golden Empire Council Service Center will...
BOY SCOUTS: The mission of the Boy Scout roundtable is to provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders to enable and motivate...
Details coming soon... Save the Date Camp...
Wood Badge Fall 2017 September 21 - 23, 2017 1st Weekend October 5 - 7, 2017 2nd Weekend W3-47-17-1 Purpose of Wood Badge is adult leadership...
OA Wintun Chapter and Youth Program Supporters present Wes Stamps Cast Iron Chef Dutch Oven Cooking Competition with a Renaissance Theme! Come...
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training Ranchero West District- September 23rd, 2017 NorCal Scout Shop, 3881 Benatar Way, Suite D,...
Executive Committee meeting. Location:  Council Office Light breakfast items will be...
Online registration will end September 27, 2017 at 12:00pm If you Mail the registration it must be postmarked by Sep 22 to give...
  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a one-day training event that introduces...

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

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