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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



The 2015 District Calendar is updated

and ready to go...


...or download your copy here!!






Webcasts on the New Cub

Scouting Program

January 17th


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.


Cubmaster Webcasts

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)


LDS-Specific Considerations*

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!






Pinewood Derby Champ Camp

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.



Click Here for 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...


Please contact RW District Chairman Steve Kelsey at thekelseyfam@gmail.com if you would like to help!!


 Thank you!!





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 thekelseyfam@gmail.com




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.




Click Here For More Details



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

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) at 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...