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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.



Golden Empire Council Statement on Scouting Activities during COVID-19
Updated March 24th, 2022

Dear Golden Empire Council Leaders,

A lot of the Covid restrictions have been lifted. This is a good thing, but the council can't stress high enough the need to take the appropriate precautions. 

Below are the various county regulations. Please read the pages that most affect you. Always do the right thing and Be Prepared for any changes that may take place. Respect the wishes of other organizations. The situation continues to be fluid. 

Industry Specific Day camp Covid Guidance

National statement on Covid-19

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  




The Council Key-4 and Executive Board voted in agreement on creating a new council fee. The council fee goes into effect on August 1, 2022. The Golden Empire Council is thankful for your continued support! We are better together. 

Learn more here and click the link below to watch the Council Key-4's video message!

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Upcoming Events

Annual Sporting Clays Classic Have Fun and Support Scouting at our Annual Sporting Clays Classic! Friday, September 30, 2022, at Camanche...
2022 Fall Fellowship @ Camp Winton The Fall Fellowship is a huge lodge event where we meet up with all of our brothers for lots of food, fun, and...
Motorboating mb Class PDF Two Weekend Event:      Indoor Training: Sat/Sun  October 8th-9th from 9:00am - 3:00pm  ...
IOLS - Introduction Outdoor Leader Skills WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Oct 8 - 9, 2022 TIME: Check-in/Tent Setup is 11:00 AM...
Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts! Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom...
Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts! Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom...
Shooting Sports Committee invites anyone to their monthly meeting each 2nd Wed of each month at 6:30PM at the council office 251 Commerce Circle...
Outdoor Training IOLS & BALOO WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Oct 15 - 16, 2022 TIME: Check-in/Tent Setup is 11:00 AM...
                                              Looking for an exciting event geared towards older Scouts? Look no further than the 2nd Annual...
PLEASE GOTO THE WEEKEND OF OCT 8TH FOR EVENT REGISTRATION Two Weekend Event:      Indoor Training: Sat/Sun  October 8th-9th...
2022 Takachsin Chapter Leadership Training Time: 8:00 AM--4:00PM   Cost is $5   Takachsin is the annual training for all OA...
2022 Annual Lodge Dinner "30th Anniversary" November 5, 2022    The Lodge Dinner is a night of recognition and remembrance of...





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)

10:30am - 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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