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Boy Scouting in California has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs related to their environments.

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Early history (1910–1950)[edit]

In the early days of ″Scouting″ there were several different ″Scouting″ type organizations. Some of the organizations known to have members in California were:

The Boy Scouts of United States (a wing of the National Highway Protective Association),[3] Young Men's Christian Association and the Salvation Army may have also had ″Scouting″ type programs in California.[2]

In 1914, parents and Chinese-American boys organized their own Boy Scout troop in San Francisco, the first troop for Chinese Americans and possibly the first troop in San Francisco. It was recognized as Troop 3 once San Francisco became a council. The troop continues today.[4]

Recent history (1950–1990)[edit]

The 1953 National Scout Jamboree was held at Irvine Ranch, California. Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, California was named to commemorate the site of the 1953 event.

The 1973 National Order of the Arrow Conference was held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Boy Scouting in California today[edit]

There are twenty-four Boy Scouts of America local councils in California.

Alameda Council[edit]

Main article: Alameda Council
Alameda Council (#022)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Alameda, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
Scout Executive Charles Howard-Gibbon
Website
bsa-alameda.org
Scouting portal

Alameda Council is one of seven smallest Boy Scout councils in the United States, serving youth in the city of Alameda. It was first organized in December 1916, shortly after the organization of BSA councils in Berkeley and Oakland, making it the third oldest BSA council in Northern California. It is one of six BSA councils that serve the San Francisco Bay area.

California Inland Empire Council[edit]

California Inland Empire Council (#045)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Redlands, California
Country United States
Founded 1916
President Donna Baker
Council Commissioner Scott "Mac" McLeod
Scout Executive Joseph Daniszewski
Website
bsa-ciec.org
Scouting portal

The California Inland Empire Council (CIEC) was formed in 1973 through the merger of the Arrowhead Area (#048) and Riverside Area Councils (#045). In 1974 Grayback Council (#024) also merged into the new council.[5] In 2006, the council acquired the San Bernardino County portions of Old Baldy Council (#043). The council territory includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Crater Lake Council[edit]

Main article: Crater Lake Council

Crater Lake Council serves Scouts in Oregon and California.

Golden Empire Council[edit]

Main article: Golden Empire Council
Golden Empire Council (#047)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Sacramento, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
Website
gec-bsa.org
Scouting portal

The Golden Empire Council (#047), first chartered in 1920, serves Scouts in a large section of Northern California, primarily the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. The council headquarters are located in Sacramento. The council covers 16 counties in Northern California: Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Shasta, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Greater Yosemite Council[edit]

Greater Yosemite Council (#059)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Modesto, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
Website
yosemitescouting.org
Scouting portal

The Greater Yosemite Council (#059) was founded in 1920 as the Modesto Council. In 1921 Modesto changed its name to the Stanislaus County Council, and in 1922 to the Yosemite Area. In 1998, the council changed its name to the Greater Yosemite Council. In 1997, the Forty Niner Council (#052) merged with the GYC.

Las Vegas Area Council[edit]

Formerly Boulder Dam Area Council, Las Vegas Area Council serves Scouts in Nevada, California and Arizona.

Long Beach Area Council[edit]

Long Beach Area Council (#032)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Long Beach, California
Country United States
Founded 1919
Scout Executive John Fullerton
Website
longbeachbsa.org
Scouting portal

The Long Beach Area Council (LBAC), headquartered in Long Beach and founded in 1919, is one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in Los Angeles County, California.[6][7]


Los Angeles Area Council[edit]

Los Angeles Area Council (#033)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Founded 1915
Website
boyscoutsla.org
Scouting portal

Los Angeles Area Council (LAAC) (#33) serves most of the City of Los Angeles as well as several other cities in the greater Los Angeles area. It is one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in Los Angeles County, California.

The Los Angeles Area Council was founded in 1915 as the Centinela Council, changing its name in 1925 to the Los Angeles Council. In 1934 the San Antonio District (#046), founded in 1922; and the South Pasadena Council (#067), founded in 1927 merged into the LAC, with the name of the organization changing to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Council. The council name changed to LAAC in 1945.[6]

Los Padres Council[edit]

Main article: Los Padres Council
Los Padres Council (#053)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Santa Barbara, California
Country United States
Founded 1915
Website
lpcbsa.org
Scouting portal

The Los Padres Council was founded in 1917 as the Santa Barbara Council. The SBC changed its name in 1929 to the Mission Council and stayed that way until 1994. In 1994, the Santa Lucia Area Council merged with the Mission Council to form the Los Padres Council. The Santa Lucia Area Council (#056) was founded in 1933, as the San Luis Obispo County Council. The Central Coast Counties council (#025), founded in 1922 merged into Santa Barbara in 1924.[6]

Marin Council[edit]

Main article: Marin Council
Marin Council (#035)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters San Rafael, California
Country United States
Founded 1919
Website
boyscouts-marin.org
Scouting portal

One of the six councils that serves the San Francisco Bay area, the Marin Council was formed in 1917. In 1918 it absorbed the Mill Valley and Sausalito Councils.[6]

Mount Diablo Silverado Council[edit]

Mount Diablo Silverado Council (#023)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Pleasant Hill, California
Country United States
Website
bsa-mdsc.org
Scouting portal

Mount Diablo Silverado Council serves chartered organizations and BSA units in Contra Costa County, Lake County, Napa County, Solano County (except the cities of Dixon, Rio Vista, and Vacaville), and the cities of Albany and Berkeley in northern Alameda County.

It was formed in 1992 as the result of a merger between the former Silverado Area Council and the former Mount Diablo Council. The Mount Diablo Silverado Council can trace its history back to the Berkeley Council which was organized in March 1916.The Mount Diablo Silverado Council (#023) was formed in 1992 as the result of a merger between the former Silverado Area Council (#038) and the former Mount Diablo Council (#023).[6]

Nevada Area Council[edit]

Main article: Nevada Area Council

Nevada Area Council serves approximately 14,000 youth through chartered organizations and BSA units in northern Nevada and northeastern California. The parts of California served by the NAC are Alpine County, Lassen County, Plumas County, the northern portion of Mono County, and the eastern portions of El Dorado County, Placer County, and Sierra County.

Orange County Council[edit]

Main article: Orange County Council
Orange County Council (#039)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Santa Ana, California
Country United States
Founded 1921
Website
ocbsa.org
Scouting portal

Founded in 1920 as the Orange County Council,[8] the council was formed by the merger of the North Orange Council (#037) and the Orange Empire Council (#039) in 1972. The North Orange Council was founded in 1944 as the Northern Orange County and changed its name to North Orange in 1965.[6]

Orange County Council is one of the 20 largest councils by traditional membership in the nation. In 2008 it had over 40,000 youth members.[citation needed]

Pacific Skyline Council[edit]

Pacific Skyline Council (#031)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Foster City, California
Country United States
Founded 1932
Website
pacsky.org
Scouting portal

One of the six councils that serves the San Francisco Bay area, the Pacific Skyline Council was founded in 1940 as the Stanford Area Council (#031).[6] In 1994, the Stanford Area Council merged with the San Mateo County Council (#020) to form the current council.[9]

Piedmont Council[edit]

Piedmont Council (#042)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Piedmont, California
Country United States
Founded 1921
Website
piedmontbsa.org
Scouting portal

The Piedmont Council (California) of BSA serves chartered organizations and BSA units located in the city of Piedmont, located in the East Bay hills and surrounded by the city of Oakland. The council was first chartered in 1921, and by some measurements is the smallest in the BSA, but has a high level of activity and serves a high percentage of the available youth living in Piedmont.[6] Piedmont Council is one of the six councils that serves the San Francisco Bay Area.


Redwood Empire Council[edit]

Redwood Empire Council #041
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Santa Rosa, California
Country United States
Founded 1921
Website
redwoodbsa.org
Scouting portal

Redwood Empire Council is the local council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves youth in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties in California.

Founded in 1921 Sonoma-Mendocino Council (#041) as the Petaluma Section (#041), in 1992 it merged with the Redwood Area Council (#044), to form the Redwood Empire Council. The Redwood Area Council was founded in 1923.[6]

San Diego-Imperial Council[edit]

San Diego-Imperial Council #049
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters San Diego, California
Country United States
Founded 1916
Website
sdicbsa.org
Scouting portal

The San Diego-Imperial Council is headquartered in San Diego, California, and serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units in San Diego and Imperial counties of Southern California, as well as a portion of Arizona. Founded in 1916 as the Coronado Council, and the San Diego Council, in 1917 the two council merged to make the San Diego County Council (#049). Founded in 1922, the Imperial County Council (#029) changed its name to Imperial-Yuma Area Council in 1929, and changed the name again in 1959 to Desert Trails Council. In 1993 Desert Trails and San Diego County merged tow become Desert Pacific Council. Desert Pacific Council was renamed to San Diego-Imperial Council on January 3, 2005.[6]

San Francisco Bay Area Council[edit]

San Francisco Bay Area Council #028
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters San Leandro, California
Country United States
Website
sfbac.org
Scouting portal

The SFBAC (#028) was formed by a merger of the San Francisco Area and Oakland Area Councils in February 1964.[10] Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving the cities of Colma, Daly City (northern section), San Francisco, Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Fremont, Union City, Newark, Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore, as well as unincorporated communities such as Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and Sunol. In June 1916, the Oakland-Piedmont Council (#021) was chartered, changing its name in 1921 to the Oakland Area Council after Piedmont elected to organize their own council. In January 1917, the San Francisco Council (#051) was chartered, changing its name in 1924 to the San Francisco Area Council.[6]


San Gabriel Valley Council[edit]

San Gabriel Valley Council #040
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Pasadena, California
Location Los Angeles County
Country United States
Founded Jan. 1, 1919
Website
sgvcbsa.org
Scouting portal

Located in Los Angeles County, California's San Gabriel Valley, the Boy Scouts of America's San Gabriel Valley Council (#040) is one of five councils serving Los Angeles County.


Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council[edit]

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters San Jose, California
Location Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County
Country United States
Founded August 20, 1920
Founder John Crummey, Robert Bentley, Jr., Archer Bowden
Scout Executive Jason Stein
Website
svmbc.org
Scouting portal

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council (#055), the result of a council merger between the Santa Clara County Council and the now defunct Monterey Bay Area Council, is a Boy Scouts of America council headquartered in San Jose, California. As of 2013, the council serves over 23,000 youth in Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, Venturing crews, and Explorer posts.


Sequoia Council[edit]

(not to be confused with the Sequoyah Council located in Tennessee and Virginia)
Sequoia Council #027
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Fresno, California
Country United States
Founded 1919
President David Gilmore
Council Commissioner Richard Schneider
Scout Executive John Richers
Website
seqbsa.org
Scouting portal

The Sequoia Council serves Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties in California. Founded in 1919 as the Fresno Council, it changed its name to Sequoia Council in 1925. In 1992, the Mount Whitney Area Council (#054) merged into Sequoia.[6]

Southern Sierra Council[edit]

Southern Sierra Council #030
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Bakersfield, California
Country United States
Founded 1919
Website
sscbsa.org
Scouting portal

The Southern Sierra Council serves Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties in California. Founded in 1919 as the Bakersfield Council, it changed its name to the Kern County Council in 1921, and then to the Southern Sierra Council in 1965.[6]


Ventura County Council[edit]

Ventura County Council #057
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Camarillo, California
Country United States
Founded 1921
Website
vccbsa.org
Scouting portal

Ventura County Council of the Boy Scouts of America was officially chartered as Council 57 on June 23, 1921, after a series of meetings that followed a proposal put forward at a County Chamber of Commerce meeting on March 28, 1921 in the Masonic Hall. Mr. C. H. Whipple, then of Moorpark and later Oxnard, became the president; and Col. J.L. Howland became commissioner. Harvey R. Cheesman, an assistant scout executive in the Los Angeles Council, became the first Scout Executive, assuming his duties on July 11).[6]

Verdugo Hills Council[edit]

Main article: Verdugo Hills Council
Verdugo Hills Council #058
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Glendale, California
Country United States
Founded 1920
Website
vhcbsa.org
Scouting portal

Verdugo Hills Council (VHC) is one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in Los Angeles County, California. Headquartered in Glendale. It was founded in 1920 as the Glendale Council, changing its name in 1922 to the Verdugo Hills Council (#058).[6]


Western Los Angeles County Council[edit]

Western Los Angeles County Council (#051)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Van Nuys, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
Website
bsa-la.org
Scouting portal

The Western Los Angeles County Council (WLACC) (#051) is one of five Boy Scouts of America councils in Los Angeles County, California. Headquartered in Van Nuys, the council services over 30,000 youth spanning six districts including the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, Malibu, and much of West Los Angeles.

The Western Los Angeles County Council was formed in 1972 with the merger of the Crescent Bay Council (#026) and the San Fernando Valley Council (#050) to form the Great Western Council. The Great Western Council was renamed Western Los Angeles County Council in 1985.[6]


Defunct Boy Scout Councils[edit]

Monterey Bay Area Council[edit]

Monterey Bay Area Council (#025)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Salinas, California
Country United States
Founded 1933
Defunct 2012
Website
http://mbacbsa.org
Scouting portal

In July 2012, the Monterey Bay Area Council announced it would be merging with the Santa Clara County Council. Upon the departure of former Council Executive Albert Gallegos, the existing council board asked the Santa Clara County Council to operate the council while the merger is underway. The new combined council name has been selected to be the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. The merger was finalized in December 2012.

The Santa Clara County Council and the Monterey Bay Area Council share borders on two sides. The Santa Clara Council has successfully balanced its budget from 2002 to 2012 and has attracted new membership every month for nearly four years. It was recognized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America as a Centennial Quality Council every year from 2006 and 2010 and was a Gold level Journey to Excellence Council in 2011.[11] The Monterey Bay Area Council was on “conditional charters” during 2010 and 2011 and was given specific goals to balance its budget and increase its membership. The Council failed to reach those goals and in 2012 the national BSA gave the Monterey Bay Area Council a “transitional charter” and instructed it to seek a merger.[11]

The announcement attributed the merger in large part to more than a million dollars in debt accumulated by the Monterey Bay Area Council during the construction of a fish ladder and a new dining lodge at Camp Pico Blanco along with declining enrollment.[12] In September 2012, the combined councils announced that over 75 names had been suggested by volunteers for the new council, and that from among these names they had chosen Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council as the combined council's name.[13]


Old Baldy Council[edit]

Main article: Old Baldy Council
Old Baldy Council (#043)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Ontario, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
Defunct 2006
Scouting portal

The Old Baldy Council (#043) was founded in 1917 as the Pomona Council. It changed its name in 1921 to Old Baldy.[6] The Old Baldy name is from Mount San Antonio, often called "Old Baldy" or "Mount Baldy", the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains.[14]

On May 1, 2006, Old Baldy Council was dissolved, with the chartered organizations and units reassigned into two neighboring councils. The Sunset District (in Los Angeles County) joined with the San Gabriel Valley Council and the Golden Eagle and Trails End Districts (in San Bernardino County) merged with the California Inland Empire Council.


Girl Scouting in California[edit]

Girl Scouting in California
California-gsusa1.svg
Scouting portal

Girl Scouting started in California by 1917 when Lou Henry Hoover help form a troop in Palo Alto. In 1922 the first service unit in the western United States, Service Unit 1, was set up in Palo Alto by Lou Henry Hoover, then president of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and is now part of the Girl Scouts of Northern California council.[15][16]

There are 13 Girl Scout councils in California of which 8 have headquarters there.

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council[edit]

Main article: Scouting in Arizona

In California, serves a small portion of far eastern San Bernardino County.

Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona Website: http://www.girlscoutsaz.org

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast[edit]

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Camarillo, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutsccc.org
Scouting portal

New council forming by the merger of Monterey and Tres Condados councils on October 1, 2007. It serves girls in Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

Girl Scouts of Central California South[edit]

Girl Scouts of Central California South
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Fresno, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutsccs.org
Scouting portal

Girl Scouts of Central California South was formerly Girl Scouts Golden Valley Council before expansion and renaming in October 2008.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles[edit]

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutsla.org
Scouting portal

The new council, "Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles", is a merger on December 1, 2008 of Angeles Girl Scout Council, Girl Scout Council of Greater Long Beach, Joshua Tree Council (southeastern portion), Mt. Wilson Vista Council, Spanish Trails Council, and San Fernando Valley Girl Scout Council. It serves nearly 45,000 girls and has over 22,000 volunteers.

Camps[edit]

  • Camp Mariposa in Altadana
  • Montrose Program Center in Montrose
  • San Gabriel Program Center in San Gabriel, CA
  • El Potrero de la Cienega is 390 acres (160 ha) in Cleveland National Forest
  • Twin Valleys is 25 acres (10 ha) near Wrightwood
  • La Casita Program Center near Claremont
  • Johnstone Program Center
  • Covina Program Center
  • Chino Program Center
  • Camp Lakota is nearly 60 acres (24 ha) in Los Padres National Forest
  • Camp Osito Rancho is 160 acres (65 ha) in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountain Range

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California[edit]

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Sacramento, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutshcc.org
Scouting portal

A new council formed on June 1, 2007, by the merger of Muir Trail and Tierra del Oro councils. It serves more than 29,000 girls and has over 10,000 volunteers in 18 counties (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba).

Organization[edit]

  • Stockton
  • Modesto

Camps[edit]

  • Fleming
  • Camp Menzies


Girl Scouts of Northern California[edit]

Girl Scouts of Northern California
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Oakland, California and San Jose, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutshcc.org
Scouting portal

A new council formed by the merger of Konocti, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara County, Sierra Cascade, and Napa-Solano councils on October 1, 2007. It serves about 55,000 girls in 19 counties (Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, and Trinity).

Known for it annual "Golden Gate Bridging" where Junior Girl Scouts bridging to Cadette Girl Scouts walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This event was started in 1981 with one troop but now has several thousand scouts involved each year many of them from outside of the council.[17]

Camps[edit]

Camp Bothin[edit]

Camp Bothin officially known as the Bothin Youth Center, is a Girl Scout summer camp. Since 1948 it has been located in Marin County, California. The site is managed by Girl Scouts of Northern California and supported mostly through private foundation grants and individual donations.

Convalescent home[edit]

In 1905 Camp Bothin was established as "Hill Farm", a convalescent home for women and children, near Fairfax, California, on property then owned by Henry E. Bothin. Before antibiotics, medicine had few treatments other than rest and good food for many illnesses, especially tuberculosis (TB). The patients were initially housed in an old farmhouse. Normally, Hill Farm was home to 30 patients, but during the summer the mild climate allowed as many as 60, who were housed in tents and slept on cots. During this time, Miss Elizabeth H. Ashe was director.

In 1910, the officers formed the corporation named Bothin Convalescent Home for Women and Children. Mr. Bothin deeded 152 acres (62 ha) of land to this corporation. The old farm house was torn down and a rustic building, now known as Manor House, was erected that could accommodate 40 patients. It had deep sleeping porches (fresh air was considered important for TB patients) and an outdoor dining room.

That same year the Arequipa Sanatorium, directed by Dr. Philip King Brown, was opened to serve women in the first stages of TB. At the time, the only known treatment was rest and good nutrition, in the hopes that the lungs could recover and heal. The name Arequipa, taken from a city in Peru, was said to be a Native American word signifying 'place of rest.' Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, dust- and ash-filled air had contributed to a tuberculosis epidemic in San Francisco.

With the help of local artists and members of the area's philanthropic community, Dr. Brown introduced therapeutic handcrafts to the women, to combat idleness and avoid the stigma of charity. The hospital hired potter Frederick Hurten Rhead to teach patients and develop a pottery studio. Work from the Arequipa pottery is now highly prized among collectors. In 1913 Rhead was dismissed for not being sufficiently businesslike, as he led his students to experiment with glazes and techniques, and tried to get the best materials for them. His successor at the pottery was directed to reduce production costs.

In 1917, the Bothin Helping Fund was incorporated. This organization, now known as the Bothin Foundation, was responsible for raising the $30,000 needed to build Stone House. It was here that professional and business women could come to rest and recuperate after illness.

As treatment methods for TB changed, the need for the Bothin Convalescent Hospital was reduced. The Bothin property was abandoned from 1922 to 1940.

Girl Scout camp[edit]

In 1948, Miss Ashe offered a small building now known as Little House to the San Francisco Girl Scouts for troop camping. A few years later she made Manor House available for Girl Scout use, and by 1955 the entire Bothin property was offered to the Council for its use. The Girl Scouts developed the property as a camp, and added a swimming pool. They changed the name to the Henry E. Bothin Youth Center.

In the 1950s, Arequipa was closed as a hospital. In 1959 the property was leased to the Girl Scouts. By 1963 both sides of the property began to operate as the Henry E. Bothin Youth Center.

Timeline[edit]
1905
Hill Farm convalescent home for children opened by Henry E. Bothin
1910
  • Bothin Convalescent Home Board founded and 152 acres (0.62 km2) is deeded.
  • Manor House built.
  • Arequipa built.
1917
Bothin Helping Fund was incorporated to distribute funds under the terms of H. Bothin.
1919
Stone House completed.
1922–1940
Bothin was abandoned.
1948
Use of Little House and Bothin property was offered to Girl Scouts.
1948–1953
During this time, 181 troops, representing 2221 Girl Scouts and 556 leaders, made use of Bothin.
1954
Severely crippled and mentally retarded Girl Scouts attend camp sessions.
1955
  • Use of Bothin offered to Girl Scout for at least 10 years.
  • Name changed to Henry E. Bothin Youth Center.
1959
Use of Arequipa offered to Marin Girl Scout Council.
1963
Entire property becomes Henry E. Bothin Youth Center.

Girl Scout Council of Orange County[edit]

Girl Scout Council of Orange County
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Irvine, California
Country United States
Website
gscoc.org
Scouting portal

The council serves Orange County.

Camps[edit]


Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council[edit]

Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters San Diego, California
Country United States
Website
girlscoutssdi.org
Scouting portal

The council serves San Diego and Imperial Counties.


Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council[edit]

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
Owner GSUSA
Headquarters Redlands, California
Country United States
Website
gssgc.org
Scouting portal

This council will remain mostly the same except it will acquire some bits from neighboring councils (the realignment hopes to decrease the number of councils that cross state and county lines).[26] Its name is also likely to change.


Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada[edit]

Main article: Scouting in Nevada

In California it serves girls in southern Inyo country.

Girl Scouts of The Sierra Nevada[edit]

Main article: Scouting in Nevada

International Scouting units in California[edit]

Cambodian Scouting in exile existed at least into the early 1990s in Los Angeles, alongside fellow Vietnamese Scouting in exile and Laotian Scouting in exile groups. Colonel Oleg Pantyukhov, Chief Scout of Russia, moved to the United States, where large troops of Russian Scouts were established in cities such as San Francisco, Burlingame, California, Los Angeles, etc. Also, Külföldi Magyar Cserkészszövetség Hungarian Scouting maintains four troops in Los Angeles and two in San Francisco. There is also a branch of Polish Scouting for girls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oakland-Piedmont Council History 1910 - 1921
  2. ^ a b Ray, Mark Team of Rivals in Special Events "Scouting", January - February 2010, Retrieved 2010-11-08
  3. ^ Richardson, Norman Egbert; Loomis, Ormond E. (1915). The boy scout movement applied by the church. New York: Charles Scriber's Sons. pp. 9–10. 
  4. ^ - Tong, Benson (2004). Asian American children: a historical handbook and guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 13, 193. ISBN 978-0-313-33042-1. 
  5. ^ http://www.bsa-ciec.org/about/history.php
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation. 
  7. ^ Long Beach Area Council
  8. ^ Orange County - 1910 to 1929
  9. ^ About Us
  10. ^ http://www.sfbac.org/sfbac_history.cfm[dead link]
  11. ^ a b "FAQ". Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ Noack, Dick. "Merger Letter". Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Council Name". Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ The Council Guide online
  15. ^ Dremann, Sue (March 9, 2012). "Palo Alto Girl Scouts were first in the West". "Palo Alto Online" (Palo Alto Weekly). p. 6. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  16. ^ "Girl Scouts of Palo Alto". Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  17. ^ http://www.girlscoutsbayarea.org/pages/events/goldengate.html[dead link]
  18. ^ "GSNorCal: Camp Bothin Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  19. ^ "GSNorCal: Camp Butano Creek Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  20. ^ "GSNorCal: The Cove Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  21. ^ "Camp Deer Lake". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  22. ^ "Camp Deer Lake". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  23. ^ "GSNorCal: Twin Canyon Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  24. ^ "GSNorCal: Skylark Ranch Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  25. ^ "GSNorCal: Hidden Falls Rental". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  26. ^ http://www.gssgc.org/Forms/REALIGNMENT_FAQ%20for%20GSSGC.pdf[dead link]

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