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April 2021 Training updates from National

 In January of 2021, councils will begin to use the National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) to authorize and evaluate short-term camps for the first time.

NCAP Short Term Camp Administrators.

A short-term camp is defined as any council-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or continuing, that is one, two or three nights in length where the council or its agents provide the staffing and may provide program and food services and includes camps conducted off council properties . It should be noted that National training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements, regardless of format or duration. It is important to remember the “council-organized” portion as well. Since districts are the operating arms of the council this definition extends to district events as well. It is also important to point out that on or off council property, the standards still apply. The goal of the NCAP standards are to promote the health, safety, and well-being of every camper, leader, visitor, and staff member while participating in a BSA-accredited camp; and to guide councils so that each camper and leader obtains a quality program consistent with the BSA brand. The local council is responsible for maintaining the BSA national camp standards.

If you are planning a Three Rivers District overnight event please contact ONE of the thirteen Short Term Camp Administrators in our district to help you with your planning process. This requirement does not involve individual units planning their own overnight outing(s).  

Steve Donaldson
Christopher Fisher
David Ishikawa
Eugene Murray
Ivonne Schafer
Richard Schafer
Jennifer Smith
Sean Smith Motox
Dennis Weiss
Diane Weiss
Joshua Hall
Robert Moneymaker
William Whitton

Current cub scout den meeting resources for 2021

1/22/2021  Covid-19 Frequently asked updates:

For online training go to also includes youth protection.

For questions contact Three Rivers District Training Coordinator Diane Weiss at 209-327-4752 text/cell

If your unit wants one-on-one training let us know and our training team will come to you. Every scout deserves a trained leader!  

The Golden Empire Council invites you to ongoing trainings.

Click here for BSA Training information

For Information on how to earn your training knots go to:  

 Cub Scout Training Knots

Special Needs Scouting Website: Special Needs and Disabilities - Serving Scouts With Disabilities | Boy Scouts of America (

Special Needs&Disabilities Winter 2019 Digest

Disabilities Digest Fall 2020

Just a reminder as units start camping and traveling to events volunteers should review the most current Scouting Safely website

As you know in 2017 the National BSA discontinued the use of tour & activity plans. Scouters are reminded to conduct the Scouting program consistent with BSA rules, regulations, and policies. Flexible risk assessment tools are summarized in the “Guide to Safe Scouting”  and detailed in the Enterprise Risk Management Guidebook PDF icon. (

BSA Program includes several planning tools (ChecklistsThe Sweet 16 of BSA Safety, Flying Plan) which are designed not for “filing” but to prompt discussions / conversations about risks.

The program hasn’t changed. For example, permission from parents is still needed to take youth on a trip, as would be program requirements for annual health and medical records for all participants. The Cub Scouts camping program is still limited to council approved locations, and so on.

Registered volunteers are provided primary general liability insurance coverage for official scouting activities except when using an automobile or watercraft. A volunteer’s (whether registered or not) automobile liability insurance is primary, with the local council automobile policy providing excess automobile coverage. Non-registered volunteers are provided excess general liability and automobile liability insurance coverage for official scouting activities.  ( There is not a requirement to fill out a form for coverage.



251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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