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.


Link to Pack & Troop Recruiting Resources


The Scout Office & Trading Post hours are 12 pm-5pm Monday through Friday.


Special October Hours – Saturdays, Oct. 7 & Oct. 14

11:00am to 3:00pm



What happens in Scouting?

Take a look at the link below for the next year’s program

 Dates at a Glance_Council_2023-2024




Back for 2023… the Badger Troop!

The Badger Troop is the Southern Sierra Council’s recurring gift club.



Funding Your Scouting Adventure

2023 Popcorn Plan

Take Order Forms

(Take Order forms may be printed by unit or contact the Scout Office.)


Get Yours While They’re HOT!!  2023 Jamboree Patch Set

Contact Cindy at cbasham3504@gmail.com to order.  $40 for the set.



Potato Booth is Here! – THANK YOU Volunteers!

The 2023 Kern County Fair has been September 20-October 1. That means the Boy Scout Potato Booth has been open for business every day.

Results of the sales for the year will be out soon but sales have been great.


Thank you to the 100+ volunteers that made it happen!




Click above to see current & past newsletters




Nationwide Council Events Calendar

Find events, trainings, etc. in councils across the U.S. – full search & filtering features


Upcoming Training Opportunities


BALOO/IOLS Trainings

Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15

An overnight experience at the Old Tejon Ranch Headquarters (near Arvin)

Register Online at https://scoutingevent.com/030-BALOOIOLS


BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

For Cub Scout Leaders & Adult volunteers.  A BALOO-trained registered volunteer is required to be on-site for all Pack outdoor events and/or overnight campouts with Dens or Packs

IOLS – Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

Required for Scoutmasters/Asst. Scoutmasters.  Suggested for all Scouts BSA Volunteers.



Upcoming Council Activities & Outings

It’s Camping Season!!


October Cub Scout Campouts

Friday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 21

Gergen Ski Ranch – 10658 Round Mountain Road – Bakersfield


Wolf/Bear Super Hero Academy (2nd & 3rd Graders)

Online Registration  & Additional Information


Tigermania (1st Graders)

Online Registration & Additional Information



Incident Reporting Tools 





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.

Click Here 





Become a Friend of Scouting by clicking the link below. This years theme is $100 for 100 Years of the Southern Sierra Council!


 Help by purchasing needed supplies off of our Amazon Wishlist. This allows us to focus funds on the youth of our community


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.

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