Orange County Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves Orange County, California. It is one of the 20 largest councils by traditional membership in the nation. In 2008 it had over 40,000 youth members. See also Scouting in California.
Founded in 1920 as the Orange County Council, 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.
Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 2 Districts:
- Canyons District
- Del Mar District
- El Camino Real District
- El Capitan District
- Los Amigos District
- Orange Frontier District
- Pacifica District
- Portola District
- Rancho San Joaquin District
- Saddleback District
- Tiburon District
- Venturing District
Council Camps Edit
Orange County 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.
- Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley 33.3557°N 116.5726°W
- Newport Sea Base on the Newport Harbor 33.6172°N 117.9190°W
- Camp Oso Lake
- Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
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.
- Wiatava Lodge #13 is the OA Lodge for this council. This is the home lodge of the National Chief of the Order of the Arrow, Evan Chaffee, in 2007.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:
External Links Edit
- ocbsa.org - Official Website of Orange County Council