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Boy Scout Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.



Friends of Scouting

Golden Empire Council Statement on Scouting Activities during COVID-19
Updated March 24, 2021

Dear Golden Empire Council Leaders,

The California Regional Stay at Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region was lifted. This announcement moves our counties back into the less restrictive tiers effective immediately. The Council contacted the Sacramento County Public Health Department for additional information and guidance on how or if this change would affect in person Scouting.

Sacramento County confirmed that our units can resume meeting in small groups, utilizing the County day camp guidelines while in the less restrictive tier. The County guidelines are below, please note these do not allow for any overnight camping and must be followed. Guidelines may differ by county, please contact your local county directly.

 It is vital that units who chose to resume in person meetings follow both the county guidelines and the Restart Scouting Check list.

Industry Specific Day camp Covid Guidance

National statement on Covid-19

Restart Scouting Check list:

County COVID-19 Information
Amador County Butte County Colusa County El Dorado County Gleen County
Nevada County Placer County Sacramento County Shasta County Sierra County
Solano County Sutter County Tehama County Trinity County  



BSA Membership/Recruitment

Scouting age groups
Lion Cub Scouts
Started Kindergarten
Cub Scouts
Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Scouts BSA
11 to 17 years old
14 to 20 years old

Golden Empire Council's
Summer Camp Program

Camp Winton, Camp Lassen, NorCal Adventure Area! You can not take the outing out of Scouting. The outdoor program is the feature about Scouting that appeals to youth, and a week at summer camp is a mountaintop, lakefront, and high adventure experience. Let us show you why the Golden Empire Council camps are the camps you want to experience.



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)

10:00am - 4:00pm (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

Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha