Golden Empire Council News - March 2018


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Fireside Chats Update

Fireside Chats Update

A few weeks ago, the key council leadership conducted fireside chats with leaders across the council with the purpose of two-way communication.  The fireside chats were help in West Sacramento, Folsom, Rocklin and Corning and brought together Scout leaders from as far as Redding, Davis, Cameron Park, Elk Grove, Auburn and all over the metropolitan Sacramento area.

The topics were as varied as the leaders, ranging from online advancement to district communication to properties to family Scouting.  There were some topics in common with all 4 of the locations, they include, training in online resources, Family Scouting and properties. 

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Camp Physicals

Annual Camp Physicals

Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 am to Noon

There is no Fee. However, a donations (suggestion $10 or any amount) is welcome and goes to support the CSUS - School of Nursing.

The nursing faculty and nursing students from the CSUS School of Nursing will provide camp physicals for Scouts and Scouters in Golden Empire Council. This type of clinic has been done in the past to accommodate those attending Boy Scout or Cub Scout Summer Camps (BSA Medical ABC),  Boy Scout High Adventure Camps (each base has its own form-Click here) or a National or World Jamboree.

Print out your form before you come


CSUS - School of Nursing; Folsom Hall, 7667 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826

What to expect?

We are scheduling 20 appointments per 1/2 hour. Appointment times are: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. There are stations setup with participants moving from station to station. Process should take about 30-45 minutes.

Drop-ins are welcomed, but schedule your appointment to ensure getting in!

Local Scout Honored by CAL FIRE


Local Scout Honored By CAL FIRE


Spenser Schultz from Troop 63 in Sutter Creek was honored by CAL FIRE for his efforts in providing hands-only CPR training to more than 150 inmate firefighters and staff at CAL FIRE Conservation Camps.  Read more about Spenser and his Eagle Project here.

Scouting For Food

Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year

Parker Getz, an Eagle Scout from Troop 121 in the Discovery District, had his project selected for the Golden Empire Council Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year for 2017. Parker’s project was a video about Allergy Awareness.  .

New YPT Training


New Youth Protection Training and Guidelines

There is a new Youth Protection Training! It is being called YPT2 and replaces the current version. All registered members will need to be current in YPT2 by October 2018. You will recognize the new version because there are four (4) distinct modules to take. There are no longer different versions for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, or Exploring. Even if...Yes, even if you just took the earlier version or are current within the past two (2) years, everyone will need to complete the new version.  Go to to complete your YPT2 training.


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”

Norcal Property

Watch our building progress at the Nor Cal Adventure Area.

Visit the Blog or website for more information.



You are invited to the Buttes Area District Camporee

April 13 - 15, 2018 at the NorCal Adventure Area.  This event is open to the whole Council.  (Brochure)

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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