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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

 

 

 



 

 

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2015 Ranchero West Twilight Camp Forms

NOW AVAILABLE!

 

CLICK HERE FOR 2015 TWILIGHT CAMP FORMS

 

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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

 

 

 

 





 

 
 

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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 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              

Register Now

 

 

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River Cats Scout Night

Friday, July 10 - River Cats VS. Fresno Grizzlies

Pregame Motivational talk with Player/coach; Parade 6:10
Free parking & Camp-out opportunities.  Scout Night Flyer

 

 

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          National Youth Leader's Training

 

Summer Course July 13 - 18, 2015

Only 10 spots left

 Website  Course Flyer

          

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
For more information contact  Chris Krogen at chriskrogen@gmail.com

Next Course: April 2016

Note: Check out the Scouting Spirit from 2015 Spring Course here.

 

 

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ArrowTour

100th Anniversary of the Order of the Arrow  

July 5, 2015- California State Capital
PUBLIC WELCOME  

The Order of the Arrow is turning 100 in 2015, and we're bringing the celebration to the California State Capitol on July 5th.

All Scouts, volunteers, and alumni are welcome to join us as we host ArrowTour, the OA's National Centennial Experience. Read more

GEC Order of the Arrow Website:  http://www.amanginacha.org/

Learn more about the Order of the Arrow click here.

 

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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 scouting@scd.org or to Register (begins in July), check out

Catholic Committee on Scouting - Sacramento Diocese

website.


To learn more about other Religious Awards click here.

 

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LEADER'S LIST

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.

 

 

 

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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.

Why Does my pack need to recruit?

Check out this great resource:

Scouting Forms from the National Council

 

 

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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.

Click here for additional details about the sale!

GEC Council Popcorn Webpage

 

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Upcoming Council Training

 

Leave No Trace Train-the-Trainer

 June 13-14 for Youth 14+ and Adults

Learn the proper Leave No Trace methods for taking Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing units camping. As more people use parks and recreation facilities, LEAVE NO TRACE guidelines become even more important for outdoor visitors. Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (front country) as much as it does in the wilderness (back country).

 

This course will be a fun and engaging way to learn the 7 LNT principles and offer opportunities for you to take these exciting methods back to your unit and start teaching LNT right away.

You will learn about:

  • How to implement Leave No Trace in your unit's outdoor program
  • How to properly present the Leave No Trace skills to your unit and others
  • What's new in Leave No Trace techniques and how they apply to the BSA Program.
  • The BSA's Leave No Trace awards and how members of your unit can earn them.
  • The new Outdoor Ethics program which includes LNT, TREAD Lightly, Outdoor Code and Outdoor Ethics

Just a few spots left! Click here June 13-14 Camp Nauvoo 

 

National Youth Leader's Training

 

Summer Course July 13 - 18, 2015

only 10 spots left! Get your Scouts trained!

Website     Flyer    Sign-up today 
Are you ready for a leadership challenge? This course will take you to the next level! For more information contact  Chris Krogen at chriskrogen@gmail.com

Next Course Opportunity: April 2016

 

 

Wood Badge

Sept. 25-27 & Oct. 9-11

Flyer    Sign-up today
Wood Badge is an experience like no other... Its 6 days of Scouting that will help take your leadership skills to the next level.
Read "What Wood Badge did for these Scouters..."

 

USA Archery Level 1

Training available on June 6, 2015 from 8am-5pm at American Lutheran Church 1114 College Ave, Woodland CA. Offering: LEVEL 1 Archery training required for Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors, Boy Scouts, Venturing & Varsity volunteers to teach scouts the basics of safely shooting a bow and arrow. Registration by email only to jheath3@hotmail.com. Additional Information Contact: 530-669-7453 Jim Heath
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT- 18 YEARS OF AGE COST $30.00 FOR LEVEL 1 ARCHERY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE. Bring a lunch and snacks.

 

Cub Scout Range Master Training

for BB Guns, Archery, Wrist Rockets, Slingshots, Catapults or Rockets
(Tomahawks - Boy Scouts Only)
The BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports to be supervised by a BSA certified Rangemaster. Training includes range safety, setting up a range, handling the equipment, how to use a bow stringer, BSA policies on Cub Scout Shooting Sports, how to properly maintain and store equipment and how to properly instruct Scouts on shooting.
Training is available Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 8am-1pm at 1957 Railroad Dr. Sacramento, CACost is $10 - Contract Dennis Weiss at 209-327-4750 or dennis-weiss@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Leader Specific Training for Adult in Packs, Troop, Teams & Crews

Any adult that works with a unit needs training. Leader Specific will provide you with the resources necessary to help you be good leader which in turn will help your unit thrive! Multiple trainings run concurrently, so pick the one that fits your needs. Your will also develop a network of like-minded adults to share ideas with for Unit & Service Project, Events, destination ideas & much more!

Sign up today! Click here June 13, 2015 - Soaring Eagle - Elk Grove 

 

 

Den Chief Training for Youth in a Troop, Team or Crew

Scouts learn the basics to be a Den Chief for a Pack... What does a Den Chief do? 

Sign up today! Click here June 13, 2015 - Soaring Eagle - Elk Grove 

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills for Adults in Troop & Teams

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained"..

Sign up today! Click here June 19-20 - Soaring Eagle - Elk Grove 

     

For additional classes in your area - check the training calendar here. Updated frequently. 

Remember, every Scout deserves a trained leader!


 

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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

 

 

 

 

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HELP WANTED

 

Camp Lassen - Merit Badge Counselors Needed

 

Camp Lassen - First Aid Merit Badge Counselor  

June 22nd - July 11th - Wed, Thurs & Friday only 

Join the paid staff at Camp Lassen for a day or all nine days.
First aid and CPR Instructor certification required. Contact Joel Adema directly at greybeardjoel@yahoo.com or 530-895-8389 or the Camping Desk at 916-333-5434.


Eagle Merit Badge Counselors July 6th thru 10th - 2015

Thank you for contacting us; we had several Scouters step up to help!! We can still use a few more Merit Badge Counselors for our 2nd Annual Trail to Eagle Week at  Camp Lassen during the third session of Boy Scouts, July 5-11th. It's our busiest week of the summer and to keep the classes small we need your help!

The 7 specific Eagle-required merit badges we plan to focus on are Communication, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, and Family Life. Contact Dave Dion directly at davedion@sbcglobal.net or the Camping Desk at 916-333-5434.  

 

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Help Wanted: Camp Health Officers

Qualifications: medic (NREMT, Paramedic, RN, MD, etc.) for summer camps. 

Camps range from June 7th through August 8th. We are now looking for backup staff for the summer. Come up for a week or just a few days - we will work with your schedule! Read More

To learn more about the position, Click here to download PowerPoint & view responsibilities.

 

If you're interested in working with us, please contact Camping Desk at 916-333-5434.

 

 

 

Order of the Arrow - Camp Lassen

One of Scouting's highlights for many members is being called out to the Order of the Arrow, an honor bestowed on them by their peers.  Ninety-five such candidates attended the Camp Lassen retreat May 15th, providing 760 total hours of service preparing the facility for summer camp.  The Scouts and leaders demonstrated through their Ordeal the character and spirit expected of Arrowmen. All completed this first step toward full membership. Another 27 members reaffirmed their belief in the high purposes of the Order of the Arrow, and were recognized with Brotherhood Membership.  Welcome Arrowmen, and thanks for helping to prepare Camp Lassen for the exciting camp experiences coming this summer!

 

Click HERE to learn more about the Order of the Arrow.

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

Committee

Chair

Staff Advisor     Contact Look-up

Advancement

Robert Mowers

Dan Garvin

Aquatics

Robert Sherry

Bill Roe

Camping & Outdoor Program

Kathy Neuburger

Bill Roe

Catholic Committee on Scouting

Nick & Soli Garcia

 

COPE & Climbing

Tim Camuti

Bill Roe

Cub Scout Day Camp

 

Michelle Pisias

Eagle Scout & Youth Recognition

Sheriff Edward N. Bonner

Steve Croff

Enterprise Risk Management

Gary Gotow

Bill Roe

High Adventure Training (HAT)

Bruce Somers

Ann Kantola

National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP)

Kathy Neuburger

Bill Roe

National Youth Leader Training

Phil Haley

Ann Kantola

Order of the Arrow

Mike Chinn

Bill Roe

Outdoor Ethics

Larry Kelso

Bill Roe

Philmont Ambassador

Sharon Harder

Bill Roe

Properties

Dan Cole

Bill Roe

Shooting Sports

Dennis Weise

Bill Roe

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Joesph Jacobs

Bill Roe

Training

Sharon Jonas

Ann Kantola

Venturing Officer's Association

Jahna Carlson

Jared Williams

Wood Badge

Chuck Elton

David Hagar

2017 National Jamboree

Roberta McLaughlin

Ann Kantola

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

Council Calendar

3 months at a glance

 

 

 June 

       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

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)

  July
        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
  August
        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

Golden Empire Registration  

All Day Camp Schedule and Registration 

National Youth Leader Training - Summer Session

 

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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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