Golden Empire Council News - May 2017


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It's a Great Day
for Scouting!

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!

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.

Aquatic Activities

Sponsored by GEC Aquatics Committee

The Aquatics Committee has been busy getting ready for the boating season.  Check out a few of the activities coming up:  Read More


Solar Regatta - Two Teams - Scouts Racing!

Scouts compete in 2017 SMUD Solar Regatta, Friday, May 5th at Rancho Seco Reservoir

Scouts from 3 different troops from the Discovery district have been busy building and putting on the finishing touches for this year’s SMUD Solar Regatta boat.  There are (2) GEC Boy Scout teams competing at the event on Friday, May 5th.    

It is too late to register for this year’s event, but it’s not too early to start thinking about next year!  The event starts at 9:00 am and runs to around 4:00 pm.  Scouts from the GEC will be doing the opening flag ceremony.

Questions?  Contact Mike Rebollo, or Minh Nguyen at


Are you a unit leader or committee member? Please download these instructions on how to keep your Pin up to date!  Read More

Communication & E-lists

Council Staff, Webmasters and Event chairs, on May 18, 2017 at 7 pm the council Webmaster's will offer a monthly training session at the council’s Sacramento office. This first training will cover how to use the communication e-list module. Registration will be open May 4th for those interested in attending or calling in. Register May 4th Questions? email Johnie Pennington

Johnie Pennington and Ann Kantola, The Council Webmaster’s

Training Webpage

Catholic Committee

Sponsored by Diocese of Sacramento and GEC Catholic Scouters

The Catholic Committee on Scouting (Catholic Religious Awards) is holding a Day of Discernment on June 4th for Catholic Adults that may be interested in serving on their committee. To read more about the committee positions Click Here.

Catholic Committee on Scouting Webpage

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

Camp Lassen Clean Up - May 5

Camp Lassen had a hard winter ans can use your help! The Camping Department is recuiting a crew to help clean up, restore trails, etc. Iand  overall help get camp ready for resident camp. f you're able to help, please drop Ann Kantola a note:

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

Leadership Training

  • 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 - $200
  • Fees increase to $225 on June 1st
  • 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)

(new schedule coming soon!)

HAT Webpage

Wilderness First Aid

September 2017 - Details Coming soon

Paddle Sports - Register Now


May 3 -Indoor - Sacramento
May 21-22 -Outdoor - Lake Natomas & American River
May 31 -Indoor - Sacramento

Attend all three - Sign-up ends May 2

Trainer's EDGE is a one-day class that helps youth (15+) and adults with public speaking, training presenations, etc. Open to any Scout or Scouter.

Hey all, come and join us on Saturday, May13, at the LDS church on Bruceville Road in Elk Grove.EDGE is required if you are going to be on either Wood Badge or NYLT staff. But, now, you only have to take EDGE once starting from this point on. Yes, I said only once. It has no expiration time.So, follow the link below and come and join us.

Register Now

Thanks for all you do for training and for Scouts,

Sheron Harder, Council Training Chair

Council Calendar

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