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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






Ranchero West's Featured Pic!



Troop 3 - A Scout is Contemplative??




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







(Jamboree on the Air)

  October 18th, 2014 




Location: Chico Elks Lodge

(Jota Patches will be available for sale on site)


Rancho West District is going live over the airways this year to participate in JOTA. 

We encourage all our neighboring districts to attend.

This event is open to the Girl Scouts, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts.

Just make sure you register online soon.


Food will be avaiable for sale.


->>>Click Here to Register<<<-


Now, are you wondering what exactly is JOTA?  JOTA is an international scouting event which brings scouts from all over the world to the radio.  During this time scouts and guest will have the opportunity to talk to one another over HAM radios.  At this event we will have a Merit Badge/Belt loop midway, bringing you the opportunity to earn and learn about various merit badges and belt loops. 

·        Radio

·        Art

·        Map & Compass

·        Personal Management

·        Leatherwork/Basketry

·        Electronics

·        Citizenship

·        Fingerprinting




Use the link below to register today

->>>Click Here to Register<<<-





Adult Leader Training


Location: Alamo LDS Building (Chico)
735 W. East Ave., Chico, CA 95973


Saturday, November 1 - Leader Specific Training 

8:00A-5:30PM Scoutmasters /Asst. SM’s

8:30A-noon Cub Scout Leaders


Location: Liberty Pavilion LDS Building
1259 French Ave. Gridley, CA 95948

Fri.-Sat., November 14-15 Outdoor Training-Part 1&2

All Boy Scouts/Webelo Leaders only

6:00PM Fri. until 5:00 PM Sat.




[Please do not bring coffee, black tea or tobacco to training -Thank you.]
COST: $5 (payable online during registration) for BS/Webelo training. Cubs is no cost.
Food for Outdoor Training will be an additional cost: How well do you want to eat? You’ll get to decide ! ! !






Check out our NEW item on the Menu Bar!


"Camp Lassen Work Days!"



We all love our very own Camp Lassen!! 

Well the Camp need some love and attention from us! 

It’s time to get back to the weekend work schedule.  Please join in and come up to Camp Lassen to lend your skills and muscles to revitalize the camp!


Click on the menu link today!





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



Cub Scout


Membership Kickoff!


    As everyone is preparing for Spring recruitment Packs, Troops, and Crews  can all take advantage of youth & families looking for new activities to join.


The Golden Empire Council offers recruitment support materials to aid in the recruitment of new Cub Scouts; and the best part is - they're all free!


Printing of fliers Invitation cards for Scouts to hand out

Yard signs around town Posters at school, grocery store, etc

New Parents Guides



NEW this year - we have flyers for Boy Scouts & Venturing.



Resources available: Best practices, tips & tricks, material request form, uniform check list, and the Council website.


If you need further information contact your District Executive today.





Looking for opportunities to serve our community?


Check out the newest addition to the


RW Distinct Website Menu Bar!


"Requests for Service"


Just click on the link and see who would like help from the Boy Scouts of America!


If you hear of any opportunitues to serve the community,  let us know!

Just email service requests to...