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Welcome to the Yolano District

Serving Scouting in the communities of Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Winters, Vacaville, West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Rio Vista, and Esparto

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.

The Scouting program has four specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of Scouting." They are character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and personal fitness.

Yolano District is responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and  Unit Service.

NEW: Yolano District Calendar - Click Link

Dec 24, 2020 Notes from the District Chair - Click Link

Yolano District Covid-19 Mitigation and Compliance Plan 9/3/2020

BSA Restarting Checklist

Golden Empire Council Statement on Scouting Activities during COVID-19 -Updated January 22, 2021

Yolano District COVID-19 - Corona Virus Update

National BSA COVID-19 FAQ

Pledge Card for Tax-Deductible Contribution to the Golden Empire Council



** New District Commissioner - David Jenks **


Golden Empire Council Dinner - February 5, 2022 5:30 PM

Registration now open - Link

Hilton Sacramento Arden West 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento. Cost $65.00

The 2022 dinner recognizes the 2021 accomplishments of our adult volunteers and our Council. These great Scouters will be presented with our Councils’ highest honor the SILVER BEAVER AWARD. Each of these individuals deserves the support and recognition of us all. Scouters, leaders, parents, family, chartering partners and Scouting friends are invited to attend this special evening. Come and help pay tribute to Scouting’s best.


2022 Yolano District Klondike Derby - February 25-27, 2022

Get ready for some fun in the snow!  The Klondike Derby 2022 event is designed for Scouts BSA and Venturing Crew aged youth who will be functioning is a small, patrol sized group. There may be an opportunity for Webelos aged scouts who will be bridging to a troop in February-March to participate.  

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 25th—Sunday, February 27, 2022. The cost is $25 for Scouts and $15 for Adults.

Location: North Tahoe Public Utility District Park, 875 National Avenue, Tahoe Vista (Kings Beach)
With the increased snow-fall, register early for a spot for your Troop to attend.

Registration is now open: Register

Bookmark this event!  This will be updated periodically with information about this event.  Despite these changes, we are planning for a fun, scout-spirit-filled event and we want your help!

Contact Brian Meux at  or call (916) 826-3313 for more information.


Scouting For Food - 1st & 2nd Weekends in March, 2022 (March 5 & March 12)

Contact your district representative for flyers to be printed and locations to be assigned to your unit. 
Davis: Sherry Heins:
Vacaville/Dixon: Guy Jaseph:
Woodland and West Sacramento: contact Tyler Bonino at

Full Details on Scouting for Food page


Roundtable Meetings on the Third Thursday of Each Month at 7:00 PM [NOT in NOVEMBER or DECEMBER]

Minutes for Past Meetings Here

Slides from the February 18, 2021 Roundtable

Zoom Link:

Looking forward to seeing everyone online!


Restart Scouting Checklist




District Connections: Will come back on a regular schedule when safe - Quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, and Nov) at 7:00 PM - For all leaders, there are great breakouts for Cub and Boy Scout leaders.

Commissioner Team Meeting: TBA - For All Unit Commissioners


Current Adult Leader & Youth Training

Council Training Webpage


Updated Unit Directory

List of Units and Their Webpages


District Connections Meeting starting at 7:00 PM in Feb, May, Aug, and Nov at:

Rotating places

Commissioner Team Meeting Included as part of the  District Connections Meetings


Want to keep up with Yolano District breaking news and special announcements?

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Connecting volunteers with opportunities to care for others and improve out communities.

Just enter the zip code of the community which your unit would like to help.


Community Advisory Committee -  When Information comes in, read more on the new Community Advisory Committee page (Under Program⇒Service).


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Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Time: 8:30 am (check in begins at 8:00 am) Location: Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/South Natomas    ...
It's Back! and it's better than Ever     The International Sportsmen’s Expo has invited the Golden Empire Council and...
Due to the Sacramento Mandate for COVID we will be hosting our Roundtable meeting through zoom for this month. Please join us with the zoom link...
Monthly Council Basic Leader Training Committee meeting.   Virtual on Zoom Please contact Kim Perry-Reed at for more...
OKPIK (Pronounced Ookpick - Aleut word for the Snowy Owl) Snow Camping and Snow Outings can provide some  of the finest Ultimate High Adventure...
2022 Council Dinner The Golden Empire Council Recognition Dinner is on February 5, 2022, celebrating the birthday of Boy Scouts of...
The Golden Empire Council Recognition Dinner is on February 5, 2022, celebrating the birthday of Boy Scouts of America, the council...
Scout Sunday   The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord...
Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts! Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom...
Shooting Sports Committee invites anyone to their monthly meeting each 2nd Wed of each month at 6:30PM at the council office 251 Commerce Circle...
Monthly Council Basic Leader Training Committee meeting.   Virtual on Zoom Please contact Kim Perry-Reed at for more...
Yolo District Klondike Derby 2022 Your Troop or Crew are invited to join in the 2022 Yolo District Klondike Derby!  LOCATION:...
Pay for Camp by selling Camp Cards!!!!!!!   The Golden Empire Council Is providing Camp Cards to sell to help pay for your...
OFFICE OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Awards Recognition Ceremony   Congratulations on earning your Catholic religious...

What's happening around the District


    Yolano District Newsletter

    Current - January 2022

    Yolano District Newsletter - Archives

    (Archives of Past Issues of The Pleasant Pheasant: Click Here)

    Website Corrections & Additions

     Please send website corrections and additions to Tom Sands, the Yolano District Webmaster

    -Updated on 2021-11-01


    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 - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

    10:30am - 3:00pm (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

    Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha