Scouts BSA & Venturing Activities

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Eagle Requirement Camp

An extensive week-long camping experience focused on advancement in many of the Merit Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout.

Exploration Camp

Earn Merit Badges! Classes are 1 hour long for 5 consecutive days. Sign up for as many as you want!

Hikes: Highlander

The Highlander Hike Program encourages youth and adult leaders to experience the outdoor wonders that exist within our Council. The program is a series of 14 progressive hikes with a rocker for each hike.

Hikes: Rim of the Bay

The Rim of the Bay Program encourages hiking the peaks of the Bay Area. A rocker is awarded for summiting each of the six peaks.

Klondike Derby

Ever want to try sleeping in an igloo? Just want to camp and have fun in the snow? Try out the Klondike Derby!

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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with leadership skills and experience they can use in their units and in other leadership situations.

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food takes place on two consecutive weekends, typically in November. On the first weekend, Scouts distribute door hangers announcing the drive. On the second weekend, Scouts revisit those houses to pick up bags full of non-perishable food items. The food is delivered to needy families all throughout the council’s borders.

Target and Range Sports Day

Have fun shooting stuff for the day! Open to all Scouts! Sharpen your Skills! The Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery Ranges for will be open ALL DAY for Scouts to practice marksmanship.

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Target and Range Sports Weekend

One day not enough to scratch your Target and Range Sports itch? Try Target and Range Sports Weekend to get even more time on the ranges!

Explore the many aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the Scouts BSA and Venturing STEM Program. The Nova awards are an exploration into the STEM fields. If you are hungry for more, there are the Supernova Medals, which recognize significant achievement in the STEM topics.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the GGAC’s STEM Committee, Tracy Peters.

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Summer Camp

Camp Royaneh, Camp Wolfeboro, and Wente Scout Reservation will be offering multiple weeks of Scouts BSA Summer Camp this year.

Please reach out to Melissa Yarns at [email protected] to check availability

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.


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