Golden Empire Council News - April 2017


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It's a Great Day
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Scouting for Food

Congratulations to the Units who participated in Scouting for Food! You did an  amzaing job by collecting over 140,000 pounds of food providing 167,000 meals  for the neediest in our communities. Mark your calendar now for next year's  Council wide event: March 3 and 10, 2018.


Camp Cards

Sell 20 camp cards for a chance to win a River Cats hat AND a chance to earn a FREE trip to a Golden Empire Council camp of your choice this summer! Click here for more information.

If Units need additional camp cards, please email Karen Petersen, call her at 916.873.3333, or contact your District Executive.


Tour Plan Update
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In March 2017, the National Council, BSA announced that Tour and Activity Plans ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED to conduct a Scouting related activity.
A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA’s Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. We recognize that those who were using the tool may wish to know why so an FAQ sheet has been developed.
Click here to read the FAQs.   


It's time for Camporees! Click on the image for additional information about events in your District.

Summer Activities

Twilight / Day Camps
Sponsored by Golden Empire Council Districts

In a few months, school will be out for the summer.  Your children will be excited to have all that time off.  Two days later you will hear the dreaded statements, “I’m bored,” or “There is nothing to do.”  We have a solution to keep your Cub Scouts from bugging you.  Take them to one or more of our 12 Cub Day/Twilight Camps.  Read More

Webpage            Flyer

Camp Volunteers Needed

We're looking for Scouters and friends of Scouters that are willing to donate time to help us with our Camp Lassen adirondack rebuild. Please complete a quick questionnaire if you're interested!

Questions? Email


Wild Wild West Summer Camp

Cub Scouts - 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, and 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.

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Boy Scout Summer Camp

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

Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Winton is closed. All new units will be added to the wait list. Reservations for 2018 Open June 1.

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Talent Search
Scout Talent Search

The Golden Empire Council is currently looking for Scouts (ages 9-20) to represent and showcase the Council's "Best of Scouting." This is your chance to shine! Sign-up today. Click Here

Community Partners

Come support our very own Sacramento Kings against the Phoenix Suns at the new Sacramento Kings Arena on April 11, 2017.  Read More

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

Leadership Training

Young men and women (Scouts 13+ and Crew 14+)

  • Develop their leadership skills by practicing
    • Team building
    • Ethical decision-making
    • Problem solving skills
  • During an exciting 6-day outdoor workshop

First course (two 3-day weekends) on April 21-23, and May 5-7, at our Yuba property is sold out and a waiting list has formed.  The second course (six consecutive days), occurs Monday through Saturday, July 31-August 5 at Camp Lassen.

Register now!  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 Advantage

  • What is Wood Badge? It is an adult leadership training put into the conext of Scouting. 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, and Oct 5-7, Sunday friendly (two weekends, 6 days in all)
  • Where? Camp Lassen
  • Register Now - For more details checkout the council website Wood Badge Fall 2017 page. Flyer

WANTED: Venturing Youth to Help October 5-6 

Please check out the Venturing Registration with details and contact info if you're interested. 


Are you a NEW leader? Need help getting organized for your meetings? Nearly every registered scouting position has some form of training to help you understand your role. Check out the latest training calendar (updated frequently).

Boy Scouts of America is pleased to bring the learning closer to home with the launch of ScoutingU with eLearning content. So far, 19 modules, each ranging from 4-12 minutes in length, were designed to be viewed on a computer or tablet any time of day–from anywhere.  If you are already position-trained, it will not affect your "Trained" status. Access the content by logging into Read more.

High Adventure Training (HAT)

HAT Webpage

Wilderness First Aid

April 29-30 Camp Pollock

Backpacking Awareness

April 7-8 -Outdoor-Yuba

Paddle Sports

May 3 -Indoor
May 21-22 -Outdoor
May 31 -Indoor

Attend all three

National Jamboree

There's still 1 spot left!

Be one of the nearly 180 Scouts and Scouters from
the Golden Empire attending!

Check out our webpage to learn more!

Council Calendar

Click here to download the current
Golden Empire Council Calendar

Golden Empire Council Quick Link
Cub Scouts Boy Scouts Venturing Training
Recruiting Camping Aquatics STEM
Shooting Sports High Adventure Religious Awards  Advancement 
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