Golden Empire Council

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Golden Empire Council (#047)
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Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Sacramento, California
Country United States
Founded 1917
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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.

It has over 17,000 youth members. Its yearly budget is about $3.1 million.{cn}

The Golden Empire Council was founded in 1920 as the Sacramento Council. The council changed its name to the Sacramento Area Council in 1933, and to Golden Empire in 1937. In 1927, the Kit Carson Council (#46), founded in 1924, merged into the council. In 1969, the Tahoe Area Council (#048), founded in 1924, merged into the council. In 1992, the Mount Lassen Area Council (#036) and Buttes Area Council, both founded in 1924, merged into the council. The Mount Lassen Area Council had absorbed the Mount Shasta Area Council (#037), founded in 1923, in 1926.[1]


  • Amador District
  • Buttes Area District - serves Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties
  • Capital City District - serves West Sacramento, Rosemont, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Sloughhouse and Rancho Murieta.
  • El Dorado District
  • Gold Country District
  • Iron Horse District - serves the communities of Roseville and Granite Bay in Placer County.
  • Northern Rivers District - serves Shasta, Tehema, and Trinity Counties.
  • Pioneer District
  • Pony Express District
  • Ranchero West District
  • Sierra Gateway District
  • Soaring Eagle District
  • Trailblazer District - serves the communities of Dixon, Vacaville, and Winters in Solano County.
  • Yolo District


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  1. ^ Hook, James; Franck, Dave; Austin, Steve (1982). An Aid to Collecting Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation.