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Welcome to the Buttes Area District

Serving the youth of Colusa, Yuba and Sutter Counties, CA

... where Scouts have fun while learning about the outdoors, responsibility, citizenship, nature and a whole lot more. Scouts are grouped by age and maturity level, gaining in experience and responsibility as they grow. Click on the "Join Scouting" tab above for information on age requirements and joining. 


Buttes Area Key 3:

District Chairman, Martha Dunn
District Commissioner, Ron Ryan -   
District Executive, Dan Garvin - dgarvin@gecbsa.org , (916) 275-1541


Volunteers needed!

Volunteers are needed to support our boys in the Buttes Area District. Contact Dan Garvin (916) 275-7541.


Roundtable Meeting:

Who: Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, Den Leaders, Tiger Partners and other unit leaders.
When: First Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
Where: CalTrans building, 703 B st., Marysville, CA

 


District History

The district began its life as a part of the Sacramento District Council (predecessor to the Golden Empire Council) in 1923. One year later that council was split three ways. Buttes Area Council came into being May 1, 1924 and included Butte (southern portion), Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties. The council was divided into two districts, Broken Arrow and ?? The National Council encouraged smaller councils to merge in order to streamline operations and in 1993, Buttes Area Council, along with Mount Lassen Area Council, was consolidated with the Golden Empire Council. For a time, the District was called the Buttes Area Region. In 2001, the council made a boundary change, moving the Gridley Stake of the LDS Church into Ranchero West District. This was done to better align the LDS units in the Oroville and Gridley areas with their traditional units in the same areas, making all of Butte County a part of Ranchero West District. This also made the LDS Liberty Ward (Live Oak) a part of that district.

Contributed by Bruce Johnson's memory

Upcoming Events

Meeting location: Council warehouse office.  The warehouse building is directly across the parking lot from the Scout Shop doors. Meeting...
A Scout is Reverent Scout Sunday Observance, February 4, 2018 Scout units and religious-based chartered organizations share a special bond...
Council Connections Council Connections starts at 7 PM. See you...
Boy Scouts of America Founding of the Boy Scouts of America   In 1909, Chicago publisher William Boyce was visiting...
Summer Camp Staff Interviews Camp Lassen and Cam...
2018 Council Dinner The Golden Empire Council Recognition Dinner is on February 10, 2018, celebrating the “107th” birthday of Boy...
Presidents' Day - National Holiday To honor George Washington, our nations first president, and all people who service as president, the...
Summer Camp Staff Interviews Camp Lassen and Cam...
Council-wide Community Service Project Scouting for Food Units will work with their local Scouting for Food District Chairperson (or District...
 

Recent News

    GOLDEN EMPIRE COUNCIL
    BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

    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 www.amanginacha.org