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Ranchero West


 Welcome to the

Ranchero West District

 of the

Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America 

   Proudly Serving

 Glenn, Butte and parts of Tehama County

Chico Scout Office & Store Address:

1311 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA  95926

Ph: (530) 895-0638






Ranchero West's Pic of the Day!



Troop 158 - Mt Diablo Dec 2013







Summer Campers: Get the Gear and Know-How You Need on Saturday, May 17!

 Once again we’ve designed a unique opportunity for every Scout in our council who’s headed for camp this summer.  Saturday, May 17, your NorCal Scout Shop is hosting a “GET READY FOR CAMP” day just for you!


It’s the perfect time for Scouts and parents to get all their camp questions answered and see the latest gear available for making the most out of camp.

 This fun, all-day event starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes:

● In-store Backpack Fittings

● Free Summer Camp Packing List

● Three “PAY A PENNY” Special Offers

● Meet the Camp staff!


Choose one of the following qualifying gifts at or below your in-store purchase amount:   

Spend $100, get a Cub Scout™ or Boy Scout™ Beach Towel ($19.99 value each) for just 1¢!

Spend $200, get the BSA®Tanto Knife ($29.99 value) or one of the above towels for just 1¢

Spend $250, get the BSA Backpacking Chair ($49.99 value) or any one of the above items for just 1¢!


So please plan to join us, and help us get the word out. Share this with friends and get ready for an awesome day!





Check out our NEW item on the Menu Bar!


"Camp Lassen Work Days!"



We all love our very own Camp Lassen!! 

Well the Camp need some love and attention from us! 

It’s time to get back to the weekend work schedule.  Please join in and come up to Camp Lassen to lend your skills and muscles to revitalize the camp!


Click on the menu link today!





The Spring National Youth Leadership Course (NYLT) scheduled for

April 11-13 and May 2-4, 2014

at Camp Nauvoo in Placerville has 7 openings left.

Register online now at http://www.gec-bsa.org/webpay/event/new

The Summer NYLT Course is being held July 28-Aug 2, 2014

The Fall NYLT Course is being held Sept 26-28 & Oct. 10-12, 2014


both being held at Camp Nauvoo in Placerville.

The summer course will be online for registration April 3rd

and the fall course will be online soon.
Please forward this information to all unit leaders as the available slots fill fast!!

For mor information, please contact the
NYLT Coordinator Dennis Weiss at 209-327-4750






Cub Scout


Membership Kickoff!


    School has started! As everyone is preparing for fall recruitment Packs, Troops, and   Crews  can all take advantage of youth & families looking for new activities to join.


The Golden Empire Council offers recruitment support materials to aid in the recruitment of new Cub Scouts; and the best part is - they're all free!


Printing of fliers Invitation cards for Scouts to hand out

Yard signs around town Posters at school, grocery store, etc

New Parents Guides


NEW this year - we have flyers for Boy Scouts & Venturing.



Resources available: Best practices, tips & tricks, material request form, uniform check list, and the Council website.


If you need further information contact your District Executive today.





Looking for opportunities to serve our community?


Check out the newest addition to the


RW Distinct Website Menu Bar!


"Requests for Service"


Just click on the link and see who would like help from the Boy Scouts of America!


If you hear of any opportunitues to serve the community,  let us know!

Just email service requests to...