Golden Empire Council News - January 2017


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It's a Great Day for Scouting!

Great Stocking Stuffer!!
Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Josh Hall
Michael Boggs 
El Dorado
Edward Cargile 
Capital City
Elson Kim 
El Dorado
Wayne "Gerry" McIntyre 
Capital City
Suzie Namba 
Pioneer Express
Kim Perry Reed 
Capital City
Robert Geiser 
Ranchero West
Frank Shaw 
Capital City
Tamala Gilliland 
Soaring Eagle
Kathi Thweatt 
Capital City
Lisa Guttridge 
Soaring Eagle
DeeAnn Buys 
Russell Smith 
Soaring Eagle
John Carrier 
Sean Murphy
Golden Empire Council

Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Please join us in congratulating the 2016 Silver Beaver Recipients
by attending the Council Dinner on February 4, 2017,
at the California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, CA

Register Today

Wild, Wild West Summer Camp

Join us at Camp Lassen this summer for a Wild, Wild West action-packed adventure! Activities will include BB Guns, archery, wrist rockets, camp craft, climbing, boating, swimming & more. Special Webelos activities will be offered. Plus, Bears and Webelos can earn their Whittling’ Chip. Let’s build memories at the campfires, during camp wide events, and stargazing fun.

Be sure to secure your spot and register today!! Then get your Pack ready for camp by developing Wild, Wild West theme-oriented skits, songs, flags, and attire.

CHECK AVAILABILITY Cub Scout Resident Camp
Fees: $200 Youth, $200 Adult
Session 1 – July 5-8
Session 2 – July 16-19
Session 3 - July 19 - 22
Session 4 – July 23-26
Session 5 – July 26-29

Look for additional program information to be posted on the Summer Camp webpage in the coming months. Questions, email:

Boy Scout Summer Camp

Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Lassen this summer will be SPECTACULAR!  Activities and Merit Badges will include Guns (Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol (Venturing only), archery (Stationary & LaPorte), Cooking, Horsemanship, Metalworking, Welding, Scoutcraft, COPE & climbing, boating, Nature focused Merit Badges, swimming & more. Let’s build memories at the campfires & skits, during camp wide events, and building bonds while keep watch over the eternal flame.

Be sure to secure your spot and register today!! Then get your Pack ready-for camp by developing Wild, Wild West theme-oriented skits, songs, flags, and attire.

CHECK AVAILABILITY Camp Lassen Boy Scout Resident Camp
Fees: $385 Youth, $200 Adult
Week 1 – June 19-24
Week 2 – June 25-July 1
Week 3 – July 9-15 - Eagle Merit Badge Week

Summer Camp as Camp Winton is going FAST! Don't miss out!

CHECK AVAILABILITY Camp Winton Boy Scout Resident Camp
Fees: $385 Youth, $200 Adult
Week 1 – June 18-24
Week 2 – June 25 - July 1
Week 3 – July 9-15
Week 4 – July 16-22
Week 5 - July 23-29

Look for additional program information to be posted on the Summer Camp webpage in the coming months. Questions, email:

Camp Staff

Summer Camp Staff

Interested in earning money this summer? Consider joining Camp Staff at Camp Lassen or Winton this summer! Complete the on-line or paper application. Interviews will be in February and March.

Camp Physicals

Summer Camp Physicals
Sponsored by CSU School of Nursing

Back again by popular demand! The nursing faculty and nursing students from the School of Nursing will provide camp physicals for Scouts and Scouters in Golden Empire Council. This type of clinic has been done in the past to accommodate those attending GEC Summer Camps (BSA Medical ABC), High Adventure Camps (each base has it's own form-Click here) or National Jamboree -(Print out your form before you come).

Sign-up today!

University of Scouting

Now Enrolling...

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Buljan Middle School | Roseville, CA
Register Now

Calling all Leaders, committee members, commissioners, parents, Venturing youth and more!

Do you want to ensure that your Scouts get the most out of Scouting? The University of Scouting is a fun-filled day to learn new skills, network with other Scouters and meet new friends. Have questions, please email: Ed Cargile

Camp Cards

Camp Card Season is Right Around the Corner

It’s not too early to think about the 2017 Camp Card Sale!  We had a huge sale last year and we want to make this coming year’s sale even better! 

UNIT SALE - Camp Card Unit Chairs - Please order your unit camp cards today. Please, only one order per unit. Order Now: Click here.  If you have any questions, email Karen Petersen.

VENDORS - If you know of a buinesss that would make an ideal camp card vendor please click here to learn how to share information about this company with us.

Please help us in making it easier for Scouts to earn their way to camp. E-mail me at, with your ideas on prospective vendor partners and if you can help us secure these partnerships. Your information and assistance will make this sale a record year for your Scouts and the Golden Empire Council!

Camp Card Webpage

Sportsman EXPO

International Sportsman's EXPO Youth Fair

Webpage for more information

January 20-22, 2017

EXPO Fair Grounds

Youth Fair Starts at 3PM on Friday!
FREE Admission for uniformed Scouts and Scouters.
Youth under 16 free

Please contact Chas Murphy or Dave Ishikawa for volunteering.

Scouting for Food
A Council-wide Community Service Project 

Please join us as we scout our local neighborhoods to gather non-perishables food to fill our local food pantries. Scout friends and families are invited to help! Each unit should have a Scouting For Food (SFF) Unit Chairperson and sign-up for youth particpation patches & order door hangers (Click here)! Only one submission per unit please. Check out the Scouting For Food Webpage for more details. Deadline: Jan 10th


There are still patches available!

Scout, Leaders, siblings can also participate! Help grow the Golden Empire and receive a Free co-branded patch *SIGN-UP TODAY!!

Top National Articles

Top Ten Bryan on Scouting Articles

Check them out by clicking here or on the picture

STEM Merit Badge Saturday

STEM Merit Badge
Saturday - February 11th - Sacramento

Sign-up today!  Flyer

ATV Rider Course Training

ATV Rider Course Training

The Golden Empire Council is offering an ATV Safety Institute (ASI) RiderCourse Training for Scouts 14 years and older and adults 18 and older. The ASI RiderCourse provides a fast-paced, half day, hands-on training which includes pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping, swerving and riding over obstacles. You'll also learn about protective gear, local regulations, places to ride and environmental concerns.

Location: Yuba County Leadership and Adventure Camp, 15356 Oregon Hill Road, Dobbins, CA 95935

4 half-day classes opportunities available!

When: Saturday, March 25th or 26th

Cost: $50 per attendee

Wear/Bring: High Top Shoe, Long Pants and Long Sleeve Shirt or Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 people (8 youth and 2 adults). ATV, helmet, gloves and goggles will be provided.

Registration now open

Questions:       Contact Johnie Pennington; or 916 361-7739


Basic Training - Leadership Specific

"Every Scout derserves a Trained Leader!" - Nearly every registered scouting position has some form of training to help you undersstand your role. Check out the latest training calendar (updated frequently) and most trainings are also available online at

High Adventure Training (HAT)

Class List

Registration Links

Wilderness First Aid

Leadership, Patient Assessment System, Traumatic Injuries, Environmental Emergencies

Medical Emergencies, Urban Protocols, First-Aid kit suggestions

Don’t be the one standing there in an emergency, be the one to step in and HELP.

Feb 11-12 Camp Pollock

March 18-19 Live Oak

April 29-30 Camp Pollock

Basic Backpacking Awarness

Don’t be an Amy Racine, Geraldine Largay, or Cody Michael… (google to learn more)

Take Basic Backpack Awareness Training

March 10-11 - Indoor

March 25 - Navagation

April 7-8 Outdoor - Yuba

Online January 15

Paddle Sports
Details coming soon!
Dates and Registration January 15

Leadership Training

Young men and women (Scouts 13+ and Crew 14+) are invited to develop their leadership skills by practicing team building, ethical decision-making, and problem solving skills during an exciting 6-day outdoor workshop. Two courses are offered in 2017.  The first course will be held over two 3-day weekends, April 21-23 and May 5-7 at our Yuba property.  The second course will cover six consecutive days, Monday through Saturday, July 31-August 5 at Camp Lassen. Participants will learn the same valuable skills, based on the National NYLT syllabus, no matter which of the two courses attended. Registration is coming soon. The registration fee is $250. If you have questions, please email and a course director will contact you.

NYLT Webpage   Learn more about the NYLT Advanage

Wood Badge 2017  

  • What is Wood Badge? It is an adult leadership training put into scouting context.  It will strengthen the scouting programs for the youth you serve.  The leadership skills you learn will support youth that attend NYLT and you will have the experience of a lifetime with passionate scouters around the council like yourself. 
  • When? Sept 21-23 & Oct 5-7 - Sunday friendly (6 days in all)
  • Where? Camp Lassen
  • Registration on-line by January 15 - Keep an eye on the Council Website Wood Badge Fall 2017  page  - Flyer

WANTED:  Venturing Youth to help out on Oct 5 & 6 please check out the Venturing Flyer with details and contact info if you're interested. 

National Jamboree

Be one of the nearly 180 scouts and scouters attending!

Check out our webpage to learn more!

Special Gift

James E. West Fellowship Award

There is no finer way to honor an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council, District or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one than to be named a James E. West Fellow.  This indicates that the nominee is in the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as was James E. West, the 1st Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own "lengthened shadow" as they help ensure the Scouting legacy by helping create the financial stability needed to carry Scouting in the next century. Read More

Endowment Webpage
Community Partners

Bring Your Scouts to Events at the New Sacramento Kings' Arena

We are happy and proud to be community partners with the Sacramento Kings and there growing number of world class events taking place at the new Golden One Center.  Through this partnership we have access to exclusive Scout pricing for numerous events including Professional Bull Riding, Monster Jam, Cirque du Soleil and more.  And of course, special pricing to Sacramento Kings games!

Visit our Community Partner page on our website for more details and an order form.  Don’t miss out of these incredible opportunities!

Get Your Organic Produce from a Scouting Supporter

Do you want your family to eat healthier by getting the freshest, seasonal greens fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door step? Well, one of our newest community partners does just that!  Farm Fresh to You delivers fresh, pesticide free organic produce right to your doorstep on a weekly basis.  And they are offering all of our Scouting families $15 off your first box.  Visit their website at to learn about their farm in the Capay Valley and then use promo code: BSAGEC2 to get your $15 off!

Order of the Arrow
YUBA CAMP - Sunday, December 10th - Join us in congratulating the newest Vigil Honor Arrowmen are (L-R): Michael Krogen, Jonathon Rosamond, Cole Wersky, Andrew Boggs, Lars Thompson, Tim Stewart, Jonathan Rogness, Kurt Lehn, Patrick Rosamond

Scoutmasters or Senior Patrol Leaders - Contact your local OA Chapter to schedule your election before March 15th!
Pearl Harbor Visit
PERAL HABOR - December 7, 2017 - 75th Anniveray of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Pictured: (center) Louis Conter, Ret. Lieutenant Commander US Navy and Scouts and Scouters Gold Country District

Trip of a Lifetime! - Philip J. and Scouts and Scouters of the Golden County District traveled to Pearl Harbor last month for the 75th Commemorative Memorial Anniversary. To learn more how Phillip used this trip to complete his Eagle Project, click hereCheck out the movie
Council Calendar

Click here to download the current Golden Empire Council Calendar

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