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Ranchero West





Happy New Year

from all of us at the

Ranchero West District

 of the

Golden Empire Council Boy Scouts of America 

   Proudly Serving

 Glenn, Butte and parts of Tehama County


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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


~ The River City Scout Shop ~

 251 Commerce Cir, Sacramento, CA 95815


Phone:(916) 649-1800

M - F  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed on Sunday

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!


Date:  01/30/2016

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 thekelseyfam@gmail.com


 Thank you!!






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)












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.

Why Does my pack need to recruit?

Check out this great resource:

Scouting Forms from the National Council





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






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!



Staff Advisor     Contact Look-up


Robert Mowers

Dan Garvin


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


Dan Cole

Bill Roe

Shooting Sports

Dennis Weise

Bill Roe

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Joesph Jacobs

Bill Roe


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





 Do you have a Scouting picture you want to see featured?  Email it to thekelseyfam@gmail.com





 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.
The Boy Scout Law describes how to live lives of honor by being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
We prepare young Americans to become adults by cultivating in them a sense of community, family, ambition, leadership,
and priority so that they will make the world a better place.

Scouting is more than what we do--it's who we are--and what we will be.
Thank you for what you do and will continue doing for tomorrow's leaders.
They need us and the Golden Empire Council need you!!
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