Orange County Council
|Orange County Council (#039)|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
|Headquarters||Santa Ana, California|
Founded in 1920 as the Orange County Council, 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.
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.
- Canyons District
- El Camino Real District
- El Capitan District
- Los Amigos District
- Orange Frontier District
- Pacifica District
- Portola District
- Rancho Del Mar District
- Saddleback District
- Ahwahnee District (realigned into El Capitan, Los Amigos and Orange Frontier districts effective August 1, 2008 
- Santiago District
- Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley
- Newport Sea Base on the Newport Harbor
- Oso Lake
- The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
Former Council Camps
- Camp RoKiLi, at Barton Flats (closed)
- White's Landing (closed)
- Rancho Las Flores at Camp Pendelton (closed)
- Camp Myford, Irvine (closed)
Order of the Arrow
The Orange County Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge, Wiatava #13, was the home lodge of the National Chief of the Order of the Arrow, Evan Chaffee, in 2007.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Scouting in California.|
- Orange County - 1910 to 1929
- Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation.
- "ScoutWeek Issue #86". Retrieved 2009-01-31.[dead link])