Welcome to the
Ranchero West District
Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America
The 2015 District Calendar is updated
and ready to go...
...or download your copy here!!
Webcasts on the New Cub
A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys,
and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure you are ready to make the transition,
a number of webcasts will be hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes,
how to prepare, and when resources will be available.
Saturday, January 17, at 8 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. (Central)
Den Leader Webcasts
Saturday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. (Central)
Saturday, January 17, at 11 a.m. (Central), or
Saturday, January 17, at 6 p.m. (Central)
* It is recommended that those interested in the LDS
session view one of the role-specific sessions first.
Although the content will be geared to the roles listed,
anyone with an interest in learning about the new Cub Scouting program
is welcome to attend.
The sessions will be recorded for later viewing.
It's easy to attend! Just navigate your Internet browser to
and you are ready to view the webcast!
As always, for more information on the new Cub Scouting program,
please go to www.scouting.org/programupdates.
Help spread the word about the webcasts to ensure
others are ready for the new Cub Scouting program!
Want to Race Faster and Ace Your Design?
Then You Gotta Check Out Champ Camp!
As packs across the nation are preparing for their annual Pinewood Derby® events, participating Scout Shops are planning a pretty cool, pre-event of their own!
On Saturday, January 17 or 24, your local Scout Shop becomes your pre-derby pit stop for the best racing tips around. So whether you’re a first-time builder or a seasoned competitor, there’s plenty to learn at CHAMP CAMP!
Drop in anytime during regular store hours to:
~ Learn the tricks that can shave seconds off your race time
~ Discover precision tools that can streamline your build
~ Find out your car’s exact weight and test it on a track
~ Ask the questions that make the difference when you get back home
Pinewood Derby Champ Camp takes place at participating Scout Shops Saturday, January 17 or 24.
Contact your nearest Scout Shop to confirm date, time, and details. All Cub Scouts must be accompanied by an adult.
University of Scouting!
January 24th 2015 at
Wheatland High School
Come join the fun, fellowship, training, and special activities that will rock your program and take you beyond the
basic training you have already experienced! Be prepared to have fun, meet new and old friends, exchange ideas,
and gain valuable skills to help our youth succeed in the Scouting program. Dozens of hands-on workshops and
training courses will be offered for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, OA, and Sea Scout
leaders. Other highlights for the day include a Midway full of displays, activities, and a great Scout store to
purchase items you need to succeed.
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...
Please contact RW District Chairman Steve Kelsey at email@example.com if you would like to help!!
Ranchero West's Featured Pic!
Troop 3 - A Scout is Confident??
Zach Erickson from Troop 3
Scouting for Food 2014
Do you have a Scouting picture you want to see featured? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout Expo 2015
April 17-19, 2015
(Early Bird Sign-up starts December 1st 2014)
Save the date!
If you would like to be on the committee planning this event, please attend the next 2015 Scout Expo meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm. This meeting will be held at the 2 Cultural Hall, 751 Rio Tierra Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95833.
The program for 2015 is under development now and will be posted here soon. Please check back for updates!
(as of October 16, 2014)
Yes, there is a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GEC2015ScoutExpo
Questions? Sending an email to: ScoutExpo2015@gec-bsa.org
Please Join Us Each Month For
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) at 1450 E Lassen Ave, Chico in the LDS Building between Ceres and Eaton Rd.
Steve Frediani for Boy Scouts @ email@example.com
Elaine Nilsson for Cub Scouts @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for opportunities
to serve our community?
Check out the newest addition to the
RW Distinct Website Menu Bar!
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...