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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



2015 Ranchero West Twilight Camp Forms









Chico Scout Office & Store Address:

1311 Mangrove Ave
Chico, CA  95926

Ph: (530) 895-0638





Scout Expo 2015



April 17-19, 2015


Join Boy Scout Troop and Teams at Dragon Town for activities that will trill,

amaze and get your heart beating faster. Units will arrive Friday evening,

or Saturday morning, to set up camp in the Dragon Towns' Scout sub-camp.


Saturday, after the morning opening ceremony,

check out the Merit Badge Midway,the flight line military exhibits,

community showcase, climbing walls, BMX bikes, Spirit Zone,

basketball games, disability awareness challenges,

fix wing (air planes) and rotor (helicopters) remote control air crafts.


Order of the Arrow centennial encampment, shooting ranges, special activities

and the Expo Trading Post. Sunday morning there will be a fun run and Interfaith Services.

Amangi Nacha Lodge, Golden Empire Council's Order of the Arrow,

will hold candidate selection call-out at each of the Boy Scout and Venturing Sub-camps.  


Price is $35 person.


In order for the military to process our clearance on to the bases, Registration Closes on Friday. Don't delay! 

Merit Badge Offering Scheduled 

 Map of Flight Line Activities    Map of Dragon Town 

Register as a family or with your pack now and so you don't miss all exciting events that await.

Register for Expo so we can get updates directly to you ASAP.

For more information, email scoutexpo2015@gec-bsa.org

or follow us on Facebook-Scout Expo 2015,

or check our link on YouTube & Facebook: Wayne Brock - Chief Scout Invitation

and our own Scout Executive, Chuck Brasfeild 





Questions? Sending an email to: ScoutExpo2015@gec-bsa.org





The NEW 2015 Golden Empire Council

Camp Cards Sale is here! 

What's New this year? 

5 regional cards with valuable discounts to

exciting new vendors! 


Chico Promotion

Davis Promotion

Sacramento Metro Promotion

Redding Promotion

Yuba City Promotion

Prizes include: Scout bag for 20 cards sold and and choice of free week
at ourcouncil camp, iPad Touch, or iPad Air for qualifying sales. 
Order pick-up at March Roundtables

Check out our Camp Card Website for all the Amazing Details!









Ranchero West District Needs your Help!


Ranchero West District has several district positions available

and we need people to fill those vacancies!  Some are small

positions that are once-a-year responsibilities

and we have very important large positions too. 


For a list of positions and responsibilities...


If you would like to help!!

Please contact RW District Chairman

Steve Kelsey at thekelseyfam@gmail.com


 Thank you!!






The 2015 District Calendar is updated

and ready to go...


...or download your copy here!!


Calendar Updated 2/27/2015*

* Twilight Camp - Date Changed






Ranchero West

Upcoming Training Dates!!




~ Wood Badge I - Sept. 24-26th


~ Wood Badge II - Oct. 8-10th









Camp Staff Wanted Are you looking for a job this summer?

Do you want to work in the mountains?
Do you know someone else who does?


Golden Empire council resident camps are accepting applications now! There are a variety of positions available for varying lengths of time at each of the Golden Empire Council Camps.  

Interviews on-going until filled. Don't delay!  




Come to Camp Lassen Cub Resident Camp 2015 Adventure

Lassen Timberland!


The Cub Program Committee is busy planning an exciting summer of fun-archery, BB guns, nature, handicraft, scoutcraft, showmanship, climbing, bikes, and waterfront. Some areas will have separate programs for Cubs (Wolves and Bears) and Webelos so we will be asking you for a breakdown by rank soon.


Golden Empire's Summer Camp Locations

60% FULL - Don't delay - Get your reservations in today! 


Golden Empire Council has a variety of programs and locations for your 2015 Boy Scout and Cub Scout residence camp experience.
Click here for Golden Empire Summer Camp descriptions

Click here for updated Camp Schedule with prices.   
All 3 camps accept provisional Scouts-boys attending camp without their unit-for whom the camp will provide adult leadership.

Leader Guides for all camps are located here  GEC Summer Camp. The guides will provide more details about regular and special programs.
For help with camp questions contact us at Camping@gec-bsa.org





Support the local Scouting Movement in several ways

As you may know, the Golden Empire Council chartered through the Boy Scout of America,

is an independent non-profit organization. We rely on regional fundraisers,


local businesses, grants, the Golden Empire Council Endowment fund and our members,

Scouters like you, in order to conduct business through the year.


The PUSH Logo
James E West



Please Join Us Each Month for

District Roundtable!




Have you been to District Roundtable lately??


Find out what going on in the Ranchero West District.  Enjoy some peer-to-peer interaction and learn a trick or two to make your Troop or Pack just a little bit better and to get to the next level.  If you are a regular attendee to Roundtable, invite a friend or two to attend with you!


Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month (except July)


1450 E Lassen Ave, Chico in the LDS Building between Ceres and Eaton Rd.


Questions?  Contact...

Steve Frediani for Boy Scouts @ spodaco@sbcglobal.net

Elaine Nilsson for Cub Scouts @ menilsson@aol.com





Looking for opportunities to serve our community?

(Updated 1-11-15)


Check out the newest addition to the


RW Distinct Website Menu Bar!


"Requests for Service"


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


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

Just email service requests to...






Boy Scout Resident Camps & Treks

Winton Trek Opportunity Mokelumne Expedition 2015 

Lassen Trek Opportunity  Lassen to Lassen Trek  & Troop/Crew Mini Trek 


For more information click here: Golden Empire 2015 Resident Camp   

Questions regarding Golden Empire Camp opportunities? Contact Us  


Register Now 




Upcoming Council Training

National Youth Leader's Training
Spring Apr. 10-12 & Apr. 24-26
Flyer        Sign-up today
Sept. 25-27 & Oct. 9-11
Flyer         Sign-up today
Basic Backpacking Awareness
Feb 28- Mar 1 & Mar
Flyer        Sign-up today
Commissioner Conference
Sat., Mar 7th  7:30-3 PM
Flyer          Sign-up today
Council Calendar
3 months at a glance



     10        Sporting Clays - Ione

     11-12  National Youth Leader Training - weekend #1 only sign-up once
     11-12  Wilderness First Aid - Live Oak- Full Wait list available
     17-19  Scout EXPO - Beale Air Force Base

     23        PUSH Dinner

     24-26  National Youth Leader Training - weekend #2

6          Council Connections
13        Council Advancement Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
13        Shooting Sports Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
15-17  OA Ordeal - Camp Lassen - Register today!
27        Council Training Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
       3-6       Soaring Eagle Twilight/Day Camp - Elk Grove
5-7       Order of the Arrow Ordeal Camp Winton
9-12     Pony Express Twilight/Day Camp - Citrus Heights
10-12   Gold Country Twilight/Day Camp - Nevada City 
10        Council Advancement Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
10        Shooting Sports Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
13        Cub Scout BALOO Training
15-19  Sierra Gateway Twilight/Day Camp - Penryn
15-19  Pioneer Twilight/Day Camp - Citrus Heights
15-17  OA Ordeal - Camp Lassen - Register today!
17-20  Yolo Twilight/Day Camp - Woodland
22-26  Buttes Area Twilight/Day Camp - Yuba City
23-26  Northern Rivers Twilight/Day Camp - Anderson
23-27  Iron Horse Twilight/Day Camp - Citrus Heights
25-27  Trailblazer Twilight/Day Camp - Vacaville
25-27  Capitial City Twilight/Day Camp - Rancho Cardova 
27        Council Training Committee meeting 7PM (Council office)
        8-11  El Dorado Twilight/Day Camp - Pollock Pines
        13-18 Rancho West Twilight/Day Camp- Chico





Ranchero West's Featured Pic!



Simon - Troop 423

Working on his Snow Sports Badge




 Do you have a Scouting picture you want to see featured?  Email it to thekelseyfam@gmail.com





 We Are the Boy Scouts of America!

The Boy Scouts of America builds the character and integrity of America's youth. Our Oath teaches a dedication to duty, God, country, others, and self.
The Boy Scout Law describes how to live lives of honor by being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
We prepare young Americans to become adults by cultivating in them a sense of community, family, ambition, leadership,
and priority so that they will make the world a better place.

Scouting is more than what we do--it's who we are--and what we will be.
Thank you for what you do and will continue doing for tomorrow's leaders.
They need us and the Golden Empire Council need you!!
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