Golden Empire Council

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

The Golden Empire Council is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that serves a large section of Northern California, primarily the Sacramento Valley and the northern Sierra Nevada mountains.

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.[citation needed]

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