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Welcome to the Ranchero West District
of the
Golden Empire Council
f the Boy Scouts of America
Proudly Serving
Glenn, Butte and parts of Tehama County 


"Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself

by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise."

- Robert Baden-Powell


Our vision is to be recognized within the communities we serve as the premiere youth organization, carrying out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. We will make first-class programs available to all youth within the Central Valley communities of Northern California. Program results will have dramatic, positive effects on the youth, leaders, and families we serve, building strong communities with caring citizens.

The vision for the Golden Empire Council and the Ranchero West District is to accomplish the mission of the BSA in such an exemplary manner as to be recognized by our public as the premier youth organization in the communities we serve and by other councils and the National Council as second to none in all our endeavors.



KEY 3:

District Committee Chair:          Chris Teschan       530.513.3858

District Commissioner:              Bill Caloia     909.754.1596

District Administrator:                Jonathan Rogness  310.717.1925



Ranchero West District Needs your Help!

Ranchero West District has several district positions available
and we need people to fill those vacancies!  Some are small
positions that are once-a-year responsibilities
and we have very important large positions too. 

If your Interested Please Email Any One Of Our Key 3



Roundtable Meeting:

Who: for all Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, Den Leaders, Tiger Partners and other unit leaders.
When: The first Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm.
Where: TBD

District Committee Meeting:

Who: for District Officers and Unit Charter Organization Representatives.
When: Second Thursday of Every Month at 7:00pm
Where: First Christian Church of Chico, 295 E Washington Avenue, Chico, CA 95926



Scouting's Journey to Excellence

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It has replaced the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. More information is available here.







Upcoming District and Council Events

Online Merit Badge - 2 sessions.  Sundays 05/31 & 06/14 - 3:00 - 4:30 Pacific Standard Time.  Must attend all...
Online Merit Badge - Sunday, Monday 05/31, 06/01 3:00 pm PST Must attend all for full credit.  Personal Management Merit Badge -...
Online Merit Badge - 05/31 - 4:30 pm Pacific Standard time.  Majority of work self-driven. Must attend all for full credit Citizenship in...
Online Merit Badge -  06/01, 06/02, 06/04, 06/05 4:00 pm Pacific time.   Must attend all for full credit Disabilities Awareness...
Online Merit Badge - 3 sessions.  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 06/02, 06/04, 06/06 - 5:30 Pacific Standard Time.  Must attend all for...
Online Merit Badge - Family Life 06/02 3:00 pm PST Must attend all for full credit.  Family Life Merit Badge - please print the...
Online Merit Badge - Tuesday, Wednesday 06/02 & 06/03 4:30 pm PST Must attend all for full credit.  Citizenship in the...
Online Merit Badge - 3 sessions total - Tuesday/Thursday/Tuesday 06/02, 06/04, 06/09 - 6:00 pm PACIFIC TIME  Must attend all for...
Online Merit Badge - 2 sessions - Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm PST 06/03, 06/04  Must attend all for full credit. American...
Online Merit Badge - 06/03 & 06/04  6:00 pm Must attend all for full credit. Environmental Science Merit Badge.  Please print...
Online Merit Badge - Family Life 06/04 3:00 pm PST Must attend all for full credit.  Family Life Merit Badge - please print the...
BOY SCOUTS: The mission of the Boy Scout roundtable is to provide quality resources, knowledge, and skills to unit leaders to enable and motivate...
Online Merit Badge - 2 sessions total - Friday, Saturday 06/05 & 06/06 - 4:00 pm PST  Must attend all for full credit. ...
Online Merit Badge - Friday and Saturday 06/05 & 06/05  5:00 pm  Must attend all for full credit Personal Management Merit Badge...

What's Happening Around the District



         Ranchero West                     Nor-Cal Scout Shop              Golden Empire Council




    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

    Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha