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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

Please find all 2020 Resident Camp Updates here - final update.

COVID-19 update

Golden Empire Council Covid-19 June 1st Update

As our community and local economy continues to address the public health crisis, we remain committed to supporting the delivery of Scouting to our local families.  Over the past weeks we have seen our Scouts and Scouters come together in ways never before imagined, continuing to offer outstanding programs for our youth.  The Golden Empire Council is continuing to monitor the situation.  As the health and safety of our Scouts is the most important thing to us, we will be following the government and local health department suggestions concerning the return to a more normal program.

Effective May 22nd, the County of Sacramento eased guidelines which will allow us to begin the process of reopening the Council Service Center. The office portion of the Council Service Center will be reopening for Scouting business on June 8th. In the meantime, your District Executives are working hard and ready to assist you!  They are here to support your needs, answer your questions and to help you keep Scouting strong.  Please reach out to them if there is anything they can do for you.

In Person Scouting Events

As of today, the State of California still prohibits the gathering of non-family members in an outdoor environment even in situations where safe social distancing is being observed.  This prohibits us from holding in-person scouting events.  However, that does not mean we have to stop Scouting, far from it!  Visit our website and Council Facebook page for ideas on how to keep Scouting Virtually and At-Home.  

Council Office Update

The Golden Empire Council office will be reopening in full on June 8th. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our Scouting family and staff, we will ask that you please follow social distancing guidelines by remaining six feet apart and please wear a mask when in the Council office.

Scout Shop Updates

The River City Scout Shop in Sacramento will be reopening to the public June 9th aligning with the Council Office reopening!  The River City Scout shop will be following all community health guidelines, more information from the RCSS will be available later this week

Our Nor Cal Scout Shop in Chico, CA is still taking phone orders Wednesday through Friday Noon to 6PM and Saturday 10AM-2PM.  You can place your order by calling 530-809-0400.  Please expect to pay a $10 Shipping and Handling fee to every order regardless of shipping location.

Thank You

Thank you to our Leaders, Scouts and their families for continuing to provide an outstanding program for our youth in these unusual times.  Together we can ensure Scouting continues to thrive!”



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 - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
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

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