Sequoia Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties in California. Founded in 1919 as the Fresno Council, it changed its name to Sequoia Council in 1925. In 1992, the Mount Whitney Area Council (#054) merged into Sequoia. See also Scouting in California.

(Not to be confused with the Sequoyah Council located in Tennessee and Virginia.)

History Edit

Districts Edit

Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 4 Districts:

  1. San Joaquin District
  2. Riverbend SC District
  3. Thunderbird SC District
  4. Live Oak SC District

Council Camps Edit

Sequoia 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.

The Sequoia Council operates two campgrounds and three campout venues each year.

  1. Camp Chawanakee - Our premiere resident camping experience of Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake - a week of "mile high camping" adventures.
  2. Camp Wortman is located in the southern portion of our council and is a primitive camp ground with minimal facilities and support.

Each winter an outstanding group of mountain pioneers hosts the famous Klondike Derby at Camp Chawanakee. They set up a series of towns named after the towns from the 1896 Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush. Each town is a skill event for Scouts to earn gold and skill points for awards. The highlight competition is the Iditarod Sled Race "Sierra Style."

Our Cub Scouts experience the total fun of a week long Day Camp adventure, it includes one optional overnight campout. Day camp is conducted by each District locally. And lastly but certainly not least is the Great Annual Webelos Campout . The campout is run by the Boy Scouts to prepare the Webelos for their bridging over to Boy Scouting. Here the Webelos are introduced to Boy Scout skills, merit badges, campfire activities and high adventures.

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

  • - Official Website of Sequoia Council

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