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Welcome to Scouting!





To see if there's a unit in your vacinity go to, click on the desired age group and enter your zip code.

Scouting's programs and outdoor adventures prepare young people for a lifetime of character and leadership.  Questions?  Email your local district executive:




Gold Country

Galt, Lodi, Lockeford, Stockton, Valley Springs, Calaveras County



James Smith

Sierra Valley

Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, Modesto, Oakdale, Sonora, Tuolumne County


Eric Alvarez

Rio del Oro

Turlock, Ceres, Merced, Los Banos, Patterson, Atwater, Merced County, Mariposa County


The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations.  The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.


For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.  The boy Scouts of America believes -- and, through over a century of experience, knows -- that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.


Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Cub Scouts (grades 1 - 5)

In Cub Scouting boys, girls, and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values.  Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility.  These values come to youth in all parts of the Cub Scout program -- all while they're having a great time with their friends and families.  For more information, visit the national Cub Scouting website.

Scouts BSA (grades 6 - 12)

Scouts BSA, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys and girls who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.  The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.  For more information, visit the national Scouts BSA website.

Venturing (co-ed ages 14 - 20)

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age AND have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age.  Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  For more information, visit the national Venturing website.


Looking to share your time and talents with youth and adult leaders?  Volunteering with the Boy Scouts is very rewarding.  To find a unit to work with in your area go to or contact the Council Service Center at (209)545-6320 and ask for the District Executive serving your Community.