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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.

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Golden Empire Council Statement on Scouting Activities during COVID-19 -Updated December 11, 2020

Scouts, Scouters and Alumni,

In accordance with the California Regional Stay at Home Order (Order), the Golden Empire Council (GEC) needs to temporarily suspend all in-person Council, District, and Unit meetings, events, and activities once the Order is triggered. The Order will be triggered once your region enters the 15% and under ICU threshold. Some regions have already triggered the Order.

These regional orders require, all Council camps and service centers be closed to visitors.  The River City and Nor Cal Scout Shop remain open under state and county retail guidelines.  The Golden Empire Council Staff remains available virtually via phone and or email during this lockdown.  Do not hesitate to reach out to your local District Executive for support.

This does not mean we need to stop Scouting!  During the stay at home order we’re encouraging all units to stay active virtually and continue to provide the best possible online program. Thank you again for all you do for scouting. Together, we continue to make a difference in the communities we serve.

For more information regarding the stay at home order please visit the state website:

About COVID-19 restrictions – Coronavirus COVID-19 Response (

You may also contact for Scouting related questions.

Stay Safe, Stay Strong and Scout on.

Websites and Resources:

Boy Scout of America:

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

State of California:

Please remember to follow the guildelines of your individual county.  Click below for contact information.




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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 (Tuesday - Friday)
Closed for lunch 1:00 - 1:30

10:30am - 3:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday and Monday

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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