About the Southern Sierra Council
The Southern Sierra Council provides Scouting resources to over 1,500 youth in Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. Services provided by the Council directly benefit local Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venture Crews and Explorer Posts.
Recognized by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber – Beautiful Bakersfield Awards as best 2021 Humanitarian Group.
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Cub Scouts (Kindergarten to Fifth Grade)
Scouts BSA (Ages 11 to 17)
Venturing (Ages 14-20)
Exploring – Career Based (Ages 14-20)
Link to Pack & Troop Recruiting Resources
Back for 2023… the Badger Troop!
The Badger Troop is the Southern Sierra Council’s recurring gift club.
Click above to see current & past newsletters
Celebrating the Eagle Class of 2022
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Click here for pictures and videos from the 2023 Southern Sierra Council Eagle Dinner
Upcoming Training Opportunities
March 25-26, 2023
IOLS & BALOO in Ridgecrest
March 31, 2023
6:00 pm – Scout Office
April 15, 2023
Trainers EDGE in Bakersfield
Upcoming Council Activities & Outings
ADULT RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Ridgecrest – Sunday, March 26, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 S. Richmond Road, Ridgecrest
Program will begin with the BALOO/IOLS graduation followed by awards and lunch
Everyone is invited to the annual Adult Recognition Luncheons in March. Invite your entire unit to attend the luncheon and appreciate all the leaders and volunteers who give their time, talents, and treasures to make your unit grow and go!
Now is the time to send in the request for your Leader Knots and Awards to your unit’s Award Chair. Your time and commitment to your scouts and families is valuable and we want to honor you! Show your growth in the BSA program by receiving your knots and awards at the annual Adult Recognition luncheon. (See links to adult awards below.)
DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT: This is the highest honor a District can award to a volunteer. Who are those volunteers who have stepped up to take on an event for scouts or leaders at any level.
AWARDS: Submit award paperwork to Cindy Basham by March 23, 2023
VOLUNTEER AWARDS: Recognition is not just for specific positions. All volunteers are valuable. You or your unit can recognize anyone who has volunteered time to your scouts and unit with our Council’s ‘Unit Award of Appreciation’. There is no limit to nominate anyone and everyone who has volunteered with your unit, registered or not, to be recognized at the luncheon.
LEADER AWARDS & KNOTS:
Adult Awards & Recognition:
Adult Recognition for Exceptional Service: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/what-cub-scouts-earn/adult-awards-and-recognition/adult-recognition-for-exceptional-service/
Incident Reporting Tools
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The Scout Office & Trading Post hours are 12 pm-5 pm Monday through Friday.
For all of your Recruitment Resources, Click the image below
Den Leader Resources?
Where can a parent go to learn about being a den leader? Where can you get all the information you need to be a Den Leader? Check out the new Den Leader Resource page on Scouting.org. On this site are links to rank specific pages for Den Leaders that give quick how to videos, links to resources, and everything they need to get started.
Become a Friend of Scouting by clicking the link below. This years theme is $100 for 100 Years of the Southern Sierra Council!
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
Help by purchasing needed supplies off of our Amazon Wishlist. This allows us to focus funds on the youth of our community
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For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to both young men and young women.