Golden Empire Council News - February 2018


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Scouting for Families

Scouting for Families is coming to the Golden Empire Council.  Choose the links below to read a message from the National Key 3, view the Council webpage for Scouting for Families, or download the application for early adopter Cub Packs.

(Message from the National Key 3)

Council Scouting for Families webpage

Cub Scout Pack Early adopter application

Council Dinner

Council Annual Recognition Dinner

Have you registered to go to the Council Dinner?  Time is running out. Please join us as we recognize the volunteers who make our programs possible and celebrate a the second year in a row of Journey to Excellence Gold.

The Golden Empire Council Recognition Dinner is on February 10, 2018, celebrating the 107th birthday of Boy Scuts of America, the Council accomplishments, and the volunteers who bring the Scouting program to the youth of Northern California.

Registration closes February 3rd.

Follow the link to register.


Scouting For Food

Scouting for Food


Scouting for Food is right around the corner!  Is your Unit Ready?  March 3rd - units go door to door to distribute door hangers that request food donations.  March 10th - units go door to door to pick up the food donations.  Follow the link for the information you need to make this event successful for our local community food banks.  (website)


Supernova Awards

Supernova Medals and Bars

The BSA National Supply division has made a change in the way Supernova Medals and Bars are ordered.  Effective immediately, the Supernova Medals and Award Bars will no longer be available for purchase in the Scout Shops.  Instead, they must be ordered by the Council office.  The awards will be ordered as each application is submitted and approved.  Please allow two weeks to process the orders.


Commissioner Conference


Commissioner Conference 2018


Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cost: $15.00 includes morning snack and lunch

This conference is for anyone with an interest in supporting a local pack, troop, team or crew with outside input related to a quality program.  The role of the Unit Commissioner is perfect for parents whose children have aged out of the program or program leaders who are looking to give back in another way.

The keynote speaker is Larry Taylor, Golden Empire Council., Chairman.

The Golden Empire Council College of Commissioner Service offers the following degrees for those individuals that would benefit from advanced training:

  • Associate of Commissioner Service (includes Commissioner Basic Training)

  • Bachelor of Commissioner Service

  • Bachelor of Roundtable Arts

  • Master of Commissioner Service

  • Master of Roundtable Arts

  • Doctorate of Commissioner Service. 

    (The Doctorate of Roundtable Arts degree is part of the Doctorate of Commissioner Service degree program)

    Come visit with friends.  Learn about Unit Life Saving, how to support a Unit Journey to Excellence experience.  Or just enjoy the day with other great Scout Leaders!

    For more information Contact:    Ben Heningburg

    Register at this link:: Commissioner Conference 2018”

Camp Cards

The 2018 Camp Card Sale!

Comments from Parents: “My son is on his way to camp—and had fun doing it. He even had money left over for new uniforms and gear—Camp Cards are Fantastic!!!! “


Be on the look-out for special announcements with NEW Vendors and NEW deals and brand-NEW incentives.  All to fund your Summer Camping Adventures!

December 2017 – February 2018: Submit your unit’s commitment to sell which can be found on our website:

March Roundtables: Pick Up Your Camp Card Sales Kits

March – May: Sell Your Cards

Summer 2018: Enjoy Camp!


Keep checking the website for updates and information.

E-mail me at, with questions, prospective vendor partners and if you can help us secure these partnerships.  


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.

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 

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 a 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 Beale AFB.  October 19, 20, & 21, 2018. 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.


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