Sierra R – Supernova Awardee

Picture of Sierra from Troop 2220 wearing her Thomas Edison STEM Super Nova award medal.

GGAC acknowledges its very first female Scouts BSA Thomas Edison Supernova awardee. Sierra R, a Life Scout from Troop 2220 in Fremont, CA, was recently awarded the Thomas Edison STEM Supernova Award, the highest Supernova award for Scouts BSA.  This precocious 9th grader pursued the award following her successful completion of the Bernard Harris Supernova […]

Summer Camp Staff – 2022

Patch showing Council's three summer camps, Royaneh, Wente and Wolfeboro

Applications are now live to join us for a summer of fun and leadership experience! You must be at least 15 years of age by May 31, 2022 in order to work with us at camp. To apply, click on the button below and fill out the questions completely. Do this As Soon As Possible! […]

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village was founded in March 2020, initially to make PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers, and now to support the medically underserved.  Thanks to the help of Bay Area scouts and their families, and hundreds of other volunteers we have donated over 200,000 pieces of PPE.   We have two initiatives that we […]

Apara’s Eagle Project

Apara is a member of Troop 36G, Meridian District, Golden Gate Area Council. Her Eagle project for Project Pride’s Rehabilitation Center transformed the backyard of their facility in Oakland creating two areas – a ‘Children’s Area’ and a ‘Women’s Area’. In the Children’s Area, volunteers assembled and built a playground, placed rubber tiles, painted a […]

Welcome Mike Hale

Mike Hale, new GGAC Scout Executive, signs his offer paper at Camp Herms.

The Golden Gate Area Council’s (GGAC) Scout Executive Selection Committee unanimously recommended the hiring of Mike Hale as our next Scout Executive. We are excited about the depth of Mike’s professional Scouting experience and look forward to the leadership and commitment he brings to sharing the values of Scouting with the young men and women […]

Leave No Trace – Fall 2021

Leave No Trace outdoor ethics banner

Leave No Trace Trainer Class October 30-31, 2021 at Skyline Wilderness Park Napa, Ca Participants in this 16 hour (plus an overnight) course learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and Wildland Ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical Outdoor Ethics skills to their Scouting units. Completion of this course is highly recommended […]

Outdoor Program Conference

Welcome to Camp Royaneh sign at camp entrance.

GGAC Outdoor Program Conference Scouters, come be a part of building the council strategic plan and the ideal year of Scouting! On October 15-17, 2021,  the Golden Gate Area Council will be holding its first outdoor program Conference at Camp Royaneh.  The conference will begin on Friday evening with an informal meet and greet and Cracker […]

Wood Badge – update

Graphic advertising Wood Badge

Wood Badge – Advanced Leadership Training for Adults. Heads up . . . Deadline almost here . . . Registration cost increases are on the way Last day to get the current rate for the Autumn course is Monday, August 16, 2021 Last day to get the current rate for the Fall course is Monday, […]

Sign-Up Nights

Sign-Up Night Best Practices for Sign-Up Nights Sign-Up night is at the school where most new members attend ​> Packs that have high attendance from multiple Schools offer multiple Signup nights​ > This is really important. Sign-Up night is a stand alone event > Not back to school, or a Pack meeting​ Sign-Up nights are held […]

Blast into Scouting

    New Cub Scouts will “Blast Into Scouting” this Fall! This Fall, Cub Scout Packs will help new Scouting Families “Blast Into Scouting” during fall recruitment! Please go to RECRUITMENT RESOURCES to check out all of the great resources that our council has to help recruit new families into our organization. We have the following […]

Wolf Bear Camp – 2021

Welcome to Wolf Bear Adventure Camp 2021 Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls! It’s been a long and challenging trail travelling out West in covered wagons with our trusty scouts foraging ahead and leading the way. We’re excited that you’re coming to camp, and that you’ve made the commitment to share this adventure. The Trail Guides and […]

L.E.A.D. – 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022 – all day L.E.A.D. is the ultimate training event for Scout Leaders, Parents, Venturers, and Senior Youth. Join us for a full day of learning, fun, and a great overall experience. And, you can plan to bring a friend . . . To Boldly Go . . . We’ll be offering […]