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Welcome to the Yolano District

Serving Scouting in the communities of Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Winters, Vacaville, West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Rio Vista, and Esparto

Where Scouts have fun while learning about the outdoors, responsibility, citizenship, nature and a whole lot more. Scouts are grouped by age and maturity level, gaining in experience and responsibility as they grow. Click on the "Join Scouting" tab above for information on age requirements and joining.

The Scouting program has four specific objectives, commonly referred to as the "Aims of Scouting." They are character development, citizenship training, leadership, and mental and personal fitness.

Yolano District is responsible for carrying out four standard functions: membership, finance, program, and  Unit Service.

NEW: Yolano District Calendar - Click Link

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Check Out the June 2022 Newsletter

Yolano District June 2022 Newsletter


Next Yolano District Connections - TBA


Minutes for Most Recent Meeting Here

Minutes for Past Meetings Here

August's District Connections Meeting was in person at the Woodland Log Cabin (515 Lincoln Ave., Woodland, CA 95695).



Scouting Clays - Friday September 30, 2022

Sporting Clays is back and will be better than ever! Mark your calendars for the 2022 Sporting Clays Classic on Friday, September 30th at the beautiful Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve in Ione located on 1,500 acres in the Sierra foothills. Proceeds from our tournament will allow Scouting to expand its programs in the Golden Empire Council. This is an excellent opportunity for you to invite friends, coworkers and clients for a fun filled day. 

Registration will begin at 8 AM, followed by a day of sporting clays shooting (and lunch!) Challenges this year will include a 10 station sporting clays course, an archery competition, a tomahawk throw, and a black powder rifle station.

Registration is now open! Sign up as a team, an individual shooter, or consider purchasing a corporate sponsorship to further impact our Scouting program. Print and mail the registration form in link below or Click here to register!

Scouting Clays Registration Form


Wood Badge Fall 2022

The purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts and council.  All registered BSA Adult leaders that have completed the basic training courses for their scouting position, Youth Protection Training and AB 506 online training are encouraged to attend. Signup before August 1, 2022 and save $50.   Register on the GEC website.

Save the dates for Wood Badge Fall 2022 for Friday, September 23—25, 2022 and Saturday, October 8-9, 2022 at Camp Lassen (21359 Scout Road, Forest Ranch, CA 95942)

Questions? Contact Course Director, Paul Helman at


IOLS & BALOO Outdoor Training Saturday October 15-16, 2022

NorCal Adventure Center, Dobbins

Registration to become live soon at


Autumn in the Park October 21, 2022

Location: Central Park in downtown Davis

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Lots of activities hosted by Packs, Crews, Troops. Contact Rod Nishikawa,


GEC is Planning a STEM Saturday in the Fall of 2022

1.     GEC needs a Troop that would be willing to host/organized the event. The Troop will need:
2.     access to a facility with 15-20 classrooms/learning space
3.     STEM merit badge counselors who are available and trained to teach the class
4.     Volunteers to help with registration and other administrative duties

Questions or for assistance, contact the STEM Committee
a.     Kim Olsen,
b.     Ramon Gomez,


25th World Scout Jamboree 2023

Registration is now open. See more planing details on page two of the March 2022 Newsletter


Yolano Merit Badge Counselor Notes

Email from Yolano Advancement Chair, Linda Paumer on January 30, 2022 (Click to download)


Current Adult Leader & Youth Training

Council Training Webpage


Updated Unit Directory

List of Units and Their Webpages


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Community Advisory Committee -  When Information comes in, read more on the new Community Advisory Committee page (Under Program⇒Service).


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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...

What's happening around the District


    Yolano District Newsletter

    Current - June 2022

    Yolano District Newsletter - Archives

    (Archives of Past Issues of The Pleasant Pheasant: Click Here)

    Website Corrections & Additions

     Please send website corrections and additions to Tom Sands, the Yolano District Webmaster

    -Updated on 2022-09-18


    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

    Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha