Happy New Year
from all of us at the
Ranchero West District
Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America
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Please note that the Nor Cal Scout Shop on Mangrove Ave. has been CLOSED permanently!
Be assured, we are working as fast at we can to OPEN the
NEW Golden Empire Council Scout Shop in Chico!!
Our goal is to have it open for business by the end of February 2016
In the Meantime, you can order all of you scouting supplies from
251 Commerce Cir, Sacramento, CA 95815
During this period, River City Scout Shop will ship all of your orders
to you in Two Days and will NOT charge you for the Shipping!
Thank you for your patience!
University of Scouting
is Right Around the Corner!
So, are you asking yourself, “Why would I want to attend this event?"
Well, besides the fun, fellowship, and special activities,
it’s the place to be to bring new fire to yourself and your
program. The University of Scouting will give you a
renewed excitement for the Scouting program!
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Buljan Middle School
100 Hallissy Street Roseville CA
Download all the information you need to have a fun and educational time!
UOS 2015-16 Course Catalog UOS Information Flyer UOS 2016 Class Matrix
Click Here to Register!!
Ranchero West District Dinner is around the Corner!
March 4th 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00!
Come join us for dinner, fun and fellowship!
Each year, Ranchero West District gathers together for our annual District Dinner
a celebration of our year of Scouting and way to recognize some of Ranchero West's outstanding Volunteers.
This event is designed for everyone associated with Scouting in Ranchero West District: District-level Scouters, Unit-level Scouters,
Eagle Scouts, Scouts, along with their families and friends are invited. In the past, often the case has been that
Award Winners from Units are either not in attendance or attend by themselves. Wouldn't it be great if our
Award Winners were surrounded by friends, other Leaders, Scouts, and families from their Unit?
Make sure everyone knows they are invited! Better yet buy them a ticket! It is important everyone knows how much
we appreciate their hard work and take this opportunity to say THANK YOU by attending!
If you are a "regular" who attends every year keep celebrating Scouting!
Grill Master Steve Estes will be lending his cooking prowess to the evening, it is sure to be GREAT!
If you would like to nominate an exceptional scouter for the District Award of Merit click on the PDF below
Boy Scout Rank Requirement Changes
Began January 1, 2016
We all have heard the recent “buzz” about the changes
in the Boy Scout rank requirements...
...so what did changed?
Click here for Changes Click here for FAQs
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 email@example.com
The 2016 District Calendar is updated
and ready to go...
...or download your copy here!!
Changes ~ Cub Twilight Camp date Change (updated 1-29-16)
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.
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
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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.
Scouting is more than what we do--it's who we are--and what we will be.