Camp Royaneh

Deep in the Redwoods test your skills and agility on our C.O.P.E. course

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Camp Royaneh


Try horseback riding

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Scouts fishing off dock at Wente Scout Reservation

Wente Scout Reservation

The Lake - canoeing, fishing, sailing, swimming

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Scouters mountain biking

Wente Scout Reservation

Miles and smiles and still more bike trail miles

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Scouts beginning to climb The Summit

Camp Wolfeboro

Climbing the rock face one handhold, one foothold, repeat.

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Camp Wolfeboro

Chill out in the Stanislaus River and play some (icy) water polo!

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International patch with fleur de lise on a purple background and five hands linked together

International Scouting Symposium

The Golden Gate Area Council presents a day of discovery and international scouting brotherhood & sisterhood at Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 94530. We will be learning and being inspired with Scouting movement around the world. 

December 11, 2022 | 9:00am – 4:30pm

Diversity Leadership Reception

December 1, 2022
Lafayette Veterans Hall

Distinguised Citizen Award

December 13, 2022
Castlewood Country Club

Poster for LEAD showing Golden Gate Bridge with a mountain range in the background

L.E.A.D. 2023

Leader Education and Discovery (L.E.A.D.) is the ultimate one-day training event for Scout Leaders, Parents, Volunteers, and Youth Leaders.  It combines University of Scouting and Pow Wow into one epic leadership event.  Join us for an action-packed day of learning, fun, and connecting with fellow Scouters! 

L.E.A.D. is for ALL leaders, volunteers, and applicable youth in the Boy Scouts of America, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouts.  L.E.A.D. is for anyone who would like to learn new skills, how to work with youth more effectively, and increase the FUN in Scouting.

Be an Influencer


The competition is closed . . .  We will announce the winners shortly.



As a thank you, we have some cool recognition gifts. Every Scout or Scouter who posts about Scouting between April 1st -October 31, 2022 will receive an influencer sticker. Stickers will be available for pick up from the district executive at your district’s roundtable or at our Council Headquarters

Individual Recognition – the three Scouts with the most social media influence will receive the following prizes.

1st Prize

image of a drone

2nd Prize

Image of a drone

3rd Prize

Share your Scouting Stories!

Time to share with your fellow Cubs, Scouts BSA, Crews, Ships, Posts and Scouters those great activities you’ve enjoyed – a service project, weekend camp, hike, Pinewood derby, Eagle project . . . 

Send us your stories of delightful adventures and fun-filled activities. We’ll feature as many as we can here on the Council Home page and through our twice monthly eNews editions. 

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow

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