Golden Empire Council News - December 2017


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Scouting for Families

BSA Chief Answers Your Questions About Welcoming Girls Into BSA Programs

From Bryan on Scouting: BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh took time to answer Scouters' questions about the reasons for the move, implementation and logistics....

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Silver Beavers

Silver Beaver Class of 2017

The Silver Beaver is the highest award a Council can give a volunteer.  Recipients have dedicated many hours over several years to providing programs that impact the lives of the youth they serve.  An individual cannot apply for the award.  They must be nominated by others.

The Silver Beavers for 2017 have been selected and will receive their awards at the Council Dinner on Saturday, February 10th.  Our new Silver Beavers are:

Steven Anderson - Soaring Eagle District

Vickie Ashworth - Souring Eagle District

Dona Lisa Buschman - Discovery District

Dan Cole - Council

Stephen Carter - Pioneer Express District

Teresa Graves - Discovery District

Carol Maynard - Soaring Eagle District

Gerald McConnell - Soaring Eagle District

Christopher McSwain - Pionerr Express District

Walter Neal - Capital City District

Rob Sherry - Capital City District

Michelle Stewart - Buttes Area District

Ed Titus - Soaring Eagle District

Jon Traum - Capital City District

Don Wersky - Discovery District


Sacramento Kings

The Boy Scouts have partnered with the Kings and Golden1 Center to offer exclusive Scout discounts for upcoming events.  In addition Scouts can take advantage of exclusive Fan Experiences such as Color Guard, Post Game Photos and more.  (More information.)


Training for Cold Weather Camping

Training for Cold Weather Camping

December 9, 2017

Are you ready to take your Scouts camping in cold weather or in the snow? Training is available to prepare you to do just that.  Sign up for Cold Weather Camping - OKPIK to learn the skills needed for winter high adventure activities.  (Register here)

Norcal Property

Watch our building progress at the Nor Cal Adventure Area.

Visit the Blog or website for more information.


Pick your campsite now!

The Golden Empire is Now Accepting

Summer Camp Reservations

TWO Amazing Camps to chose from, ONE Great Council!

Camp Lassen is well rounded camp offering everything from a 1st-Year Scout Program to off-the-charts High Adventure (ATV, High rope COPE, Welding & Metalworking and so much more!). Located 45 minutes from Chico, this 4200ft high camp has all the comforts of home! With warm showers and an array of campsites to chose from, you'll want to get your choice locked in now. Learn more about Camp Lassen by visiting our webpage.

Programs available for Troops, Crews and Packs.

Cub Scouts - Sessions 3 - 6 at capacity 

New Session 2 - July 11 - 14

Camp Winton has sold out for the last three years! Troops come back year after year for the beautiful mountain scenery, refreshing Bear Valley Reservoir, extensive waterfront programs which include Sailing, Water Skiing, Kayaks, Canoes, Rowing, Paddle boards and so much more! Winton is known for its spectacular evening campfires and wonderful camp entertainment. Visit Camp Winton's webpage to learn more.

Programs are for Boy Scouts and Venturing

Weeks # 1, 2, 4 & 5 - At Capacity 

Reserve your spot now and select your favorite campsite before it's gone!

World Scout Jamboree

24th World Scout Jamboree at the Summit in 2019


The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations.  The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America and will be held at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia.  The last time the United Stated hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.  (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 Dates in 2018 - highlights

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. webpage

 University of Scouting

UOS is an established tradition of training new and existing leaders with the skills they need to lead our Scouts. Come on Saturday, January 27 - webpage

Sportsman EXPO

Scouts and non-Scouts alike are invited to the Sacramento EXPO Center for the Sportsman EXPO and Youth Fair. Starts Friday, January 19th  and runs through Sunday, January 21st. Don't miss it. - webpage


Three new dates announced for 2018. Registrations coming soon. Review the NYLT webpage for more info

Wood Badge

Two courses in 2018: April or September courses. Please review the Wood Badge webpage for all the details.


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Leadership Training

  • What is Wood Badge? It is an adult leadership training put into the context 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? new 2018 dates ..... April 2018 & Septeber 2018, For more details checkout the council website Wood Badge Fall page.




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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Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha Lodge
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