Orange County Council

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Orange County Council (#039)
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Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Santa Ana, California
Country United States
Founded 1921
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Founded in 1920 as the Orange County Council,[1] 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.[2]

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]


Discontinued Districts[edit]

  • Ahwahnee District (realigned into El Capitan, Los Amigos and Orange Frontier districts effective August 1, 2008 [3]).
  • Santiago District
  • Rancho del Mar District (split into Rancho San Joaquin and Del Mar Districts).
  • El Camino Real District (split into El Camino Real and Tiburon Districts).
  • Tiburon District (merged back into El Camino Real, 2017)


Former Council Camps[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.[8]

See also[edit]