Boy Scouts of America - Golden Empire Council

In 2021, Golden Empire Council BSA will be serving approx. almost 9,000 youth and over 4,000+ adult members in the central and northern CA region including 16 counties, it also operates three highly-regarded youth camping facilities. To do this this GEC-BSA maintains a professional and support staff that manages a $3.9 MM annual budget, that oversees it's programs, and that provides services in 7 community-focused districts.

This includes:
- Over 300 churches, schools, and service clubs that partner with us to deliver Scouting
- 500+ Scouts earned their Eagle Scout award in 2020


To instill values in youth and prepare them to make ethical choices, take leadership roles, and reach their potential. Those values are based on character, citizenship, personal fitness, and are found in the Scout Oath and Law. We do this by partnering with chartered organizations and well-trained leaders, as we:

- Offer youth fun and adventure

- Instill in youth life values and help them develop ethical character

- Train youth in citizenship service and leadership

- Serve community and families


One Scout: Currently the 'all-in' cost of supporting one young person in a Scout unit is $220 a year. Some families are challenged by making an investment in Scouting for their son or daughter, but fortunately many 'Friends Of Scouting' in our local communities choose to help us make sure we can make that investment in as many interested youth as possible.

Friends Of Scouting: Is the annual campaign where the Golden Empire Council asks for general operating support from Scouting families, businesses, and civic-minded citizens to fund our mission of providing the Scouting program to thousands of young people in northern California.

Council Endowment Giving: Gifts to the Golden Empire Council endowment fund is one of Scouting's highest priorities. It is the best way to ensure long term financial support of the outstanding Scouting programs provided by the Council. The endowment is required to be spent in a certain way or alternatively invested, with the principal to remain intact in perpetuity. This allows for the donation to have an impact over a longer period of time than if it were spent all at once. It is an investment into our future.

Capital Giving: Support our Council camping facilities and customer service centers through financial and in-kind donations. We are always in need of resources -- from materials for camp improvements to office supplies. We also greatly value gifts of professional expertise in areas like PR, design, IT, and others.

Our 300+ Scouting units include Cub Packs for ages 5 to 11, Scout Troop for ages 11 to 18, Venturing Crews for ages 14 to 21, Explorer Posts and Sea Scout Ships for ages 14 to 21, and every one of these units requires adult leaders to help plan, conduct, supervise, and lend credibility to their respective programs.

There is always room for adults willing to help with council, district, and until level committees, activities from staging council-wide evens that might include 1,000's of youth member and adult leaders to individual merit badge councilors willing to help a Scout in an area where that councilor has interest or expertise.

Organization Data


Organization name

Boy Scouts of America - Golden Empire Council

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Other, Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers


251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815





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