Golden Empire Council News - September 2016


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The Sacramento Republic FC has partnered with the Golden Empire Council to kick-off our 2016 Fall Membership Recruiting Drive! Leaders, siblings can also participate! Help grow the Golden Empire and receive a Free co-branded patch *SIGN-UP TODAY!!

Scouting Clays

The Scouting Clays Classic is right around the corner!  Held on Saturday, September 17th at Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve in Ione. 

This event is the premier corporate sporting clays tournament for experienced and novice shooters alike!  Contact Andrew Dilliner  or visit our Sporting Clays Webpage for more information and a registration form!

Golf Tournament

Swing a Club for Scouting: On Monday, October 17, a memorable and fun golf experience awaits at the Morgan Creek Country Club's premier private golf course. The beautiful rolling terrain and wonderful sloping greens are kept in pristine condition. 

Visit our Swing a Club for Scouting Webpage for more information and a registration form!

Bass Pro - Boy Scout Month

Bass Pro and the Golden Empire Council are proud to announce that the entire month of September will be Boy Scout Month at the Bass Pro Shops in Rocklin! Click Here to learn more about the great activities available this month!

Farm Fresh To You

The Golden Empire Council is excited to tell you about a new corporate partner!

Farm Fresh To You is offering Boy Scout Members $15 off their first box just for trying their delivery service – customize your box and start receiving what you want.

Use the Promo Code: BSAGEC2

Click here to learn more and check their delivery areas!

Video Production Studio

Does your scout have a knack for making videos or editing? GEC is Now Recruiting members for our Video and Communications Volunteer Team!

Click Here for more information


Got Camping?

Golden Empire Council Scouts... get out and Camp! We have several opportunities for you to enjoy the outdoors this fall. Consider inviting a friend to join you!


Eternal Flame - September 23-25 - Gibson Ranch

Learning proper flag etiquette and methods of flag retirement, Help retire U.S.Flags, Witness a Naturalization Ceremony, Scout skills, games and advancement for all levels & Movie night on Saturday.    Click your group type: Cub Scout Families or Packs   Troop, Team, Crew or Ship

Cub Family Camp Out - Oct 7-9  - Rancho Seco Recreational Area

Soaring Eagle & Capital City Districts have an opportunity for boys and their families to start the Cub Scout year off with a fund outdoor event by offering and overnight camp out featuring games and activities designed for the entire family! Click here for more information or to register

Webelos Woods

Register for Webelos Into the Woods  on October 14-16 at Gibson Ranch, Sacramento County’s regional park.  We are planning many new things for 2016. Shooting Sports, WoodCraft, STEM, Webelos Walkabout and Iron Chef is just the start. To Register or for more information

Wood Badge Reunion

The Golden Empire Council Wood Badge Reunion Lunch will be held at Rocklin LDS Stake Center in Rocklin CA Northeast, on September 17, 2016.  Early Bird: $20 per person closes on September 3, 2016. Regular price: $25  Flyer

Register today by clicking here: Wood Badge Reunion

National Jamboree

Jamboree Expecting 18 more youth! Click Here to be one of the 18!

Be one of the nearly 180 scouts and scouters attending!

Check out our webpage to learn more!

The Golden Empire National Jamboree

Patch Sets have arrived!

Full Set Only $35   Trader Patch $5 

Stop by the front or Order on-line Now!

Ad Altare Dei Retreat

Attention all Catholic Boy Scouts & Venture Crew Members
Ad Altare Dei - October 14-16, 2016

Flyer: click here   Register Now:
Questions: Email Jon Kantola, Event Chairman



Last year, the Golden Empire Council invested $230,000 dollars of capital budget for improvements at Camp Lassen! The Camp Lassen Alumni is looking for volunteer labor to rebuild 65 Adirondacks. Nine are almost complete. Click here to learn how your unit can help.


ISE Youth Fair

International Sportsman's EXPO Youth Fair

* January 20-22 * EXPO Fair Grounds in Sacramento  * Youth Fair starts at 3PM on Friday!

FREE Admission for uniformed Scouts and Scouters (youth under 16 are free)

Youth of all ages welcome to volunteer! Please contact Chas Murphy or Dave Ishikawa about volunteering! Click Here to learn more!

University of Scouting

Save the Date: Saturday, January 29, 2017 * Roseville, CA

Catalog and Course schedule will be available October 1st. Visit your Monthly District Roundtables for more information or email the course director, Ed Cargile

For up-to-date information, visit University of Scouting webpage.


Training Calendar

Come one, come all to a Scout Leader Training near you! Have you heard the saying, "Every Scout deserves a Trained Leader?" It's so true! So, make a point of attending a training for your position soon. Use the Council Training Calendar to find a class near you. Please check back often to the Training Activities Webpage to register! If you have training questions, please email:


Young men and ladies (Scouts 13+/ Crew 14+) are invited to hone their Leadership skills through an exciting skills 6-day workshop. The training is held over two 3-day weekends or a week-long event. We will offer two opportunities in 2017. Read More

Registration will be on-line soon! If you have questions, please email and a course director will get back to you promptly.

Wood Badge

Wood Badge - Fall 2016 - Camp Lassen on September 23-25 and October 7-9

Does your unit send Scouts to NYLT? Wood Badge is the adult complement training to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Questions:

Register to today!

Wilderness First Aid

Heading to the Backcountry? Camping more than 30 minutes from a hospital? If you said yes to either of these questions, then at least one person in your unit should be Wilderness First Aid Trained! The GEC High Adventure Team organizes several trainings each year. 2017 schedule is now available. 

Current Flyer       Register today

Den Leader Rally

On the morning of Saturday, August 13, Golden Empire Council train 52 Scouters during the Den Leader Rally. Leaders learn basic to be a Den leader and sing songs. They walk away with information about recruiting, STEM Nova, on line resources, and Lion Scouts - just to mention a few items. Thanks you to everyone that help make it possible! Stay tuned for more training oppertunities!

Council Calendar

Click here to download the current Golden Empire Council Calendar

Golden Empire Council Quick Link
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