Greater Yosemite Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves the California counties of . See also Scouting in California.

History Edit

The Greater Yosemite Council (#059) was founded in 1920 as the Modesto Council. In 1921 Modesto changed its name to the Stanislaus County Council, and in 1922 to the Yosemite Area Council. In 1998, the council changed its name to the Greater Yosemite Council. In 1997, the Forty Niner Council (#052) merged with the GYC.

The Forty Niner Council was founded in 1918 as the Stockton Council. In 1922 Stockton changed its name to San Joaquin, and in 1929 to San Joaquin-Calaveras Council. In 1957, San Joaquin-Calaveras Council changed its name to Forty Niner Council.

Districts Edit

Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 3 Districts. The council reorganized eight districts into three in 2011. The 49er District. Calaveras District, and the Big Valley District were combined into the Gold Country District. The Chief Tenaya District and the Golden Heritage District, and Waukeen District formed the Sierra Valley District. The El Capitan District and the Wawona District became the Rio Del Oro District.

  1. Gold Country District
  2. Sierra Valley District
  3. Rio Del Oro District

Council Camps Edit

Greater Yosemite Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.

  1. Camp John Mensinger
  2. Camp McConnell

Council Special Events Edit

  • Council Scout Fair
  • Wood Badge
  • University of Scouting

Order of the Arrow Edit


Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.

Eagles Nest Edit

Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:

External Links Edit

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