Welcome to the
Ranchero West District
Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America
2015 Ranchero West Twilight Camp Forms
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2015 District Calendar is updated
and ready to go...
...or download your copy here!!
Calendar Updated 2/27/2015*
* Twilight Camp - Date Changed
Upcoming Training Dates!!
~ Wood Badge I - Sept. 24-26th
~ Wood Badge II - Oct. 8-10th
2nd Annual Camp Lassen Shooting Sports Weekend
Enjoy an exclusive weekend of shooting at Camp Lassen. This event sold out last year... don't delay. View Flyer
Ad Altare Dei Retreat - Catholic Religious Award for Boy Scouts
Save the date!!! The Annual Ad Altare Dei Retreat is October 2-4, 2015.
Cost is $50 per Scout. Minimum Age is 13 year old.
We are limited to 40 Scouts.
For more information contact email@example.com or to Register (begins in July), check out
To learn more about other Religious Awards click here.
BSA Adult Application - NEW FORMS AVAILABLE
Both the BSA Adult and Youth Application forms have changed. Please attend your District Rountable, stop by the Service Center or contact your District Executive. Membership Applications are also available online click here: BSA on-line Applications. Please throw out the old forms.
Unit Membership Plan
The Golden Empire Council is committed to helping your unit be successful and reach out to new youth! Your District Executive and district leadership will be working with you very soon to create a Unit Membership Plan. Review our membership webpage often to to stay up to date on FREE recruiting flyers and other membership items.
Check out this great resource:
The 2015 Popcorn Sale
is just around the corner! We want to make this sale the most successful it can be for your Scouting families.
We have put in place a few changes that we believe will improve our sale.
Sept. 25-27 & Oct. 9-11
JUST 4 VENTURERS
Overdrive - SAVE the DATE - August 21-23, 2015
Sponsored by the Venturing Officer's Association
Happy Summer GEC Ventures! As we approach Summer, we also approach the most awesome event of the year: our Council's annual spectacular Venturing event called Overdrive. Come experience the power of Venturing with Ventures from across the Council on August 21-23 at Camp Winton. Keep your eyes open, more details and registration will be emailed to you very soon.
GEC Venturing Webpage
2017 National Jamboree Interest List Now Forming
Additional details will be forth coming regarding the Golden Empire Council's Contingent to the 2017 National Jamboree. To get the inside scoop, please consider signing up for our periodic emails by completing this form.
To learn more about 2017 National Jamboree's check out this Brian on Scouting's Blog.
Support the local Scouting Movement in several ways
As you may know, the Golden Empire Council chartered through the Boy Scouts 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 throughout the year. Thank-you for your support!
Council Committees - Hard At Work!
New committees forming soon include: Conservation, Campership, Disabilities, High Adventure Bases, International Scouting, World Jamboree & University of Scouting. If you are interested in more information or serving in some capacity on these committees, please contact our Program Director, Bill Roe at William.Roe@scouting.org
3 months at a glance
3-6 Soaring Eagle Twilight/Day Camp - Elk Grove
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
13-14 Leave No Trace - 16-Hour Train-the-Trainer Camp Nauvoo
15-19 Sierra Gateway Twilight/Day Camp - Penryn
15-19 Pioneer Twilight/Day Camp - Citrus Heights
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)
5 - ArrowTour
8-11 El Dorado Twilight/Day Camp - Pollock Pines
13-18 Rancho West Twilight/Day Camp- Chico
13-18 National Youth Leadership Training - Camp Nauvoo, Placerville
3-8 National Arrow of the Arrow Conference, Lansing Michigan
8-11 El Dorado Twilight/Day Camp - Pollock Pines
21-23 Venturing Officers Association - Overdrive, Camp Winton
28-30 Order of the Arrow Conclave - Sonoma Raceway
^^^ NEW this year Cub Scouts are invited too ^^^
Save the date.... Shooting Sports Event - Camp Lassen on Sept 11-13
Special Aquatics Contingent - Camp Winton
Special Rate - New youth registrations only - June 28-July 4, 2015
$100 off for first 100 youth slots! That's $240 per scout!
Camp Winton Boy Scout Camp Camp Winton webpage
Situated on the Bear River Reservoir off highway 50, Winton is home to every aquatic activity you can imagine: water skiing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming and a whole lot more. Winton is secluded and only accessible by foot or the camp boat which transports the gear. Each unit has its own campsite but must provide its own tents and camping gear. Scouts eat cafeteria style on picnic tables under whispering pines near the lake. Winton is known for its spectacular evening campfires and wonderful camp entertainment.
You don't want to miss it!
Don't delay - Get your reservations in today!
Contact the Camping desk at 916-333-5434 to receive this special offer.
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