Golden Empire Council News - June 2017


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Norcal Property

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New Director of Camping and Properties

Meet our new Director of Camps and Properties, Laura Lovell.  Laura and her family are originally from Georgia and are relocating to take on this exciting opportunity beginning June 12th.  Laura has most recently served as the Camping Director at Lawhorn Scouting Base in the Flint River Council, Griffin, GA and is a long-term volunteer before joining the professional ranks of the Boy Scouts. Laura’s background includes real estate bookkeeping and property development management, so the prospect of developing the NorCal Adventure Area is a perfect match of her experience and passion for all things camping in Boy Scouts.  Read More

Annual GEC Calendar

At a recent Council Connections meeting which is quarterly meeting that all district leadership and council committee leadership attend to keep our Council on track for GOLD, our volunteers developed the 2018 Golden Empire Council Calendar. We hope you plan to attend many of these exciting activities and use it to plan your unit activities.

2018 Golden Empire Council Calendar


Save the Date - 2018 ScoutExpo

The Council Program Committee is pleased to announce that ScoutExpo 2018 has been calendared and a location has been secured - we are confirmed for Gibson Ranch (in Rio Linda) October 19, 20, & 21, 2018.  

Summer Activities

Twilight / Day Camps
Sponsored by Golden Empire Council Districts

Summer is here!  Your children are excited to have 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


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. Read more

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. Make your 2018 Reservations at camp!  Read more

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 - $225
  • 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. 

Aquatic Activities

Sponsored by GEC Aquatics Committee

The Aquatics Committee presents - A Day on the Water.  Check out this event & other activities coming up:  Read More


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

Camp Volunteers Needed

Camp Lassen Project Build - June 3rd & 4th

Last chance to help before Summer Resident Camp starts!

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. and  overall help get camp ready for resident camp. If 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

National Jamboree

The contingent is now full!

We have over 180 Scouts and Scouters from
the Golden Empire attending the National Jamboree in July!

Consider attending the World Jamboree in 2019 or the next Jamboree in 2021!

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


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.


Council Calendar

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Golden Empire Council Calendar

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